Hoarding fall due to storm in AUS-SL World Cup Clash; Spectators rushes to safe Zone

Adam Zampa
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The hoarding in the Ekana stadium has fallen from the roof onto the seats below during the World Cup match between Australia and Sri Lanka.

Hoarding fall due to storm in AUS-SL World Cup Clash

Australia is scheduled to play in the 14th match of the ICC World Cup 2023 against Sri Lanka on October 16 at Lucknow Stadium. The hoards were tied at the top of the Stadium. With rainfall and heavy winds, the hoards fell into the spectator’s seat in the lower level.

The stands have been empty where the hoard fell over. But, it did create panic among those who were watching the game in upper decks.

Adam Zampa who was named as the Player of the Match spoke at post-conference saying, “Never been a part of that, never seen something like that. But there was no one hurt hopefully. There was a metal pole coming down I’ve never seen anything like that.”

“To be honest, I wasn’t feeling great because I had a bit of a back spasm. Was playing through it the last couple of days. Today I felt better, bowled better today,” said Zampa.

“Today, I’ve been feeling better, but nice to come out on the winning side today. Took a while to get into the game, just got to keep that wicket taking attitude going, doesn’t matter if I leak some runs.”

“Yeah, happy today. It was probably that nothing was said and it was just on the back of two losses…The energy in the field was nice to start with and everything else flowed,” he concluded.

Winning the toss Sri Lanka chose to bat. Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Perera opened the innings while Mitchell Starc opened the bowling attack.

The openers had a good start as Pathum scored 61 runs on 67 deliveries while Kusal Perera scored 78 runs on 82 balls and was sent out by Pat Cummins.

With the dismissal of the openers, other batters were sent out with low figures. Kusal Mendis scored 9 runs while Samarawickrama scored 8 runs and was sent out by Zampa. With the dismissal of Samarawickrama, Sri Lanka was down to four wickets.

Asalanka scored 25 runs and was sent out by Maxwell. The Australian bowlers were so intense as they dismissed Sri Lanka batters on low figures. Adam Zampa dismissed 4 wickets while Pat Cummins and Starc dismissed two wickets.

Glenn Maxwell dismissed one wicket. By the end, Sri Lanka scored 209 runs losing all 10 wickets in the 44th over.

With the target of 210 runs, Mitchell Marsh and David Warner opened the innings while Lahiru Kumara opened the bowling attack. David Warner scored 11 runs and was sent out by Dilshan Madushanka on lbw.

Steven Smith was sent out with a duck by Dilshan Madushanka while Mitchell Marsh was impressive as he scored 52 runs on 51 deliveries and was sent out on a run out.

With the dismissal of Marsh, Australia scored 81 runs losing 3 wickets on 15th over. Marnus Labuschagne scored 40 runs on 50 deliveries and was sent out by Dilshan Madushanka.

Josh Inglis scored 58 runs on 59 deliveries and was sent out by Dunith Wellalage. With Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis’ 31 and 20 runs, Australia won the match by scoring 215 runs in the 36th over losing 5 wickets. Australia will be playing against Pakistan on October 20 at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium.