World Cup 2023: During the World Cup match played between Australia and Sri Lanka at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow on Monday, due to strong wind, many hoardings from the roof of the Ekana Stadium fell on the seats below.
The game was briefly interrupted due to rain. After the game resumed, a dust storm and strong wind caused iron angles along with branding material to fall from the roof onto the seats in the lower tier.
Chaos in Australia-Sri Lanka match
The accident could have been more dangerous, but the audience was relatively empty. However, this caused some panic among the people who came to watch the match and in a public announcement in the stadium, the spectators were asked to go to the safe seats.
By the time the second innings started, the security personnel had taken all the spectators to their safe seats. The stadium hosted Australia and South Africa in their first match of the World Cup last week.
Australian team won the match
India vs England match is to be played at Ekana Stadium on 29 October. Let us tell you that in the World Cup match played in Lucknow on Monday, Australia defeated Sri Lanka by 5 wickets in a rain-interrupted match.
Sri Lankan team, batting first in the World Cup match played in Lucknow on Monday, was all out for 209 runs in 43.3 overs. In response, the Australian team won the match by scoring 215 runs for 5 wickets in 35.2 overs. Josh English contributed 58 runs while Mitchell Marsh contributed 52 runs for Australia. Dilshan Madhusanka took three wickets for Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka’s innings fell apart like a house of cards
Australia bowled out Sri Lanka’s innings for just 209 runs in 43.3 overs on the back of the brilliant performance of the bowlers led by leg spinner Adam Zampa (four wickets for 47 runs) and captain Pat Cummins (two wickets for 32 runs).
Sri Lanka made a strong start on the basis of half-centuries by openers Kusal Perera (78) and Pathum Nissanka (61) and a partnership of 125 runs in 130 balls, but after the break of this partnership, their innings looked like a deck of cards. It fell apart.
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