Afghanistan and Australia registered wins over Sri Lanka and Pakistan, respectively, in the ICC Cricket World Cup Warm-up Matches 2023 on Tuesday. The warm-up match between India and the Netherlands was abandoned without a toss due to rain.
8th Warm-up Game: ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023
Afghanistan registered a six-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the 8th warm-up game of the ICC Cricket World Cup at Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati. After losing the toss, Sri Lanka batted first and bowled out 294 runs in the 46.2 overs. Kusal Mendis was the star with the bat and scored 158 runs in 87 balls, and Sadeera Samarawickrama scored 39 runs. Pathum Nissanka scored 30 runs. However, after a good start, Sri Lanka lost momentum and lost eight wickets in 37 runs. For Afghanistan, Mohammad Nabi claimed four wickets.
In reply, Afghanistan chased down the target and successfully scored 261 runs for a loss of 4 wickets in 38.1 overs. In the second innings, it was reduced to 42 overs, and the target was revised to 257. Rahmanullah Gurba scored 119 runs and went off the field, while Rahmat Shah scored 93 runs and went off the field. Both Gurbaz and Rahmat added 211 runs for the second wicket.
9th Warm-up Game: ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023
The 9th warm-up game of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 was abandoned without a toss at Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram.
10th Warm-up Game: ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023
Australia registered a 14-run win over Pakistan at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. After winning the toss, Australia batted first and scored 351 runs for a loss of 7 wickets in their 50 overs. Glenn Maxwell was the top scorer with 77 runs, and Cameron Green scored an unbeaten 50 runs. Both Josh Inglis and David Warner scored 48 runs each.
In response to that, Pakistan bowled out 337 runs in 47.4 overs. Babar Azam went off the field after scoring 90 runs. Iftikhar Ahmed scored 83 runs, while Mohammad Nawaz contributed 50 runs. For Australia, Marnus Labuschagne scored three wickets.