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CWC 2023, AUS vs ENG: Zampa's 3-21 wins game for Australia; England knocked out

CWC 2023, Australia vs England: Manus Labuschagne's 71, Chris Woakes' 4-54 and Adam Zampa's 3-21 are top performances. Australia beat New Zealand and remain at no. 3 in points table.

CWC 2023, Australia vs England: Adam Zampa shines as Australia knock England out | Walking Wicket (Photo_ ©CricketAus/Twitter)
Adam Zampa shines as Australia knock England out (Photo: ©CricketAus/Twitter)

Brief Scores: Brief score- Australia 286/10 (Labuschagne 71, Green 470 beat England 253/9 (Woakes 4/54, Malan 50) by 33 runs.

Player of the Match: Fakhar Zaman ( 29/19 and 3/21)

The formidable Australian bowling attack completed their quest for victory in a crucial match against their arch-rivals, England at Ahmedabad in CWC 2023. As a result, the Australians have significantly bolstered their chances of reaching the World Cup semi-finals, with Adam Zampa's exceptional bowling skills and Marnus Labuschagne's impressive batting performance playing pivotal roles in their success.

This match was a testament to Australia's cricketing depth and resilience. It highlights the fact that even in the absence of key players, the Australian team can thrive and overcome adversity. Multiple players stepping up to the winning cause will surely boost the confidence of the Kangaroos for the remainder of the tournament.

Talking Point from Australia vs England, Ahmedabad, CWC 2023

Australia thrives despite the absence of Marsh and Maxwell

The Australian team faced the challenge of missing two key players, Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell, in the match against England. However, the performances of Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, and Cameron Green in batting and Starc-Zampa in bowling did not let the absence of these stars create any undue pressure.

Marnus Labuschagne amassed 71 runs after two early wickets. The batter held his nerves and did not let the team bundle out easily. Labuschagne, with Smith (44) and Green (47), stitched the Aussie innings to a promising score of 286, providing the bowlers room to fight against the long England batting depth.

Despite the absence of Marsh and Maxwell, the Australian team displayed a remarkable level of teamwork and adaptability. The batsmen complimented each other, building partnerships and taking calculated risks, while the bowlers stepped up to defend the total. The team's fielding was also exceptional, with several crucial catches and run-out opportunities being successfully converted.

Top three performances from the Australia vs. England game in CWC 2023

CWC 2023, Australia vs England_ Marnus Labuschagne's 71 proved vital _ Walking Wicket (Photo_ ©CricketAus_Twitter)
Marnus Labuschagne's 71 proved vital (Photo: ©CricketAus/Twitter)
Marnus Labuschagne's Exceptional Performance Leaves a Mark

The Australian batter, Marnus Labuschagne, delivered a remarkable performance against England. During his innings of 71, which spanned 83 balls, Labuschagne displayed his batting prowess by striking seven boundaries. At his dismissal, Australia found themselves at 178/5 after 33 overs, a precarious position.

Labuschagne's determination and resilience were evident as he weathered a challenging period when Australia lost their opening batsmen within the first six overs. Together with Steve Smith, he stabilized the innings with a crucial 75-run partnership, effectively steadying the ship for Australia.

Later in the innings, he was joined by Cameron Green to craft a pivotal 61-run partnership, which contributed significantly to pushing Australia's total beyond the 170-run mark. Notably, this inning saw Labuschagne surpass the milestone of 1,500 ODI runs against England.

The 29-year-old cricketer has enjoyed a sensational year in 2023, amassing 736 runs in 18 ODIs at an impressive average of 46.

CWC 2023, Australia vs England_ Chris Woakes took 4-54 against Australia Walking Wicket (Photo_ ©EnglandCricket_Twitter)
Chris Woakes took 4-54 against Australia (Photo: ©EnglandCricket/Twitter)
Chris Woakes' Outstanding Bowling Performance Shines Once More

England's fast bowler, Chris Woakes, stood out as the standout performer against Australia. Woakes exhibited exceptional bowling prowess, finishing with figures of 4/54 from his 9.3 overs. His ability to take wickets was on full display, both in the early stages of the innings and during the critical slog overs.

Woakes made a significant impact with the new ball, promptly sending Travis Head back to the pavilion in the second over of the match. He struck again in the sixth over, masterfully deceiving David Warner with a well-disguised slower ball. The pacer demonstrated his versatility by using change-up deliveries effectively in the final over of the innings, claiming the wickets of Adam Zampa and Mitchell Starc.

Woakes superb figures of 4/54 against Australia represent his best performance in the World Cup. In his overall ODI career, Woakes has accumulated 171 wickets in 120 matches, maintaining an average of 30.09. He ranks as the fifth-highest wicket-taker for the English team in this format.

India vs Australia, 2nd T20I, Top Performances_ Adam Zampa took 3-16 against India at Nagpur; Series level at 1-1 _ Walking Wicket (Photo_ ©TOI_Twitter)
Adam Zampa took 3-21 against England (Photo: ©TOI/Twitter)
Adam Zampa's Outstanding Performance and Top Wicket-Taker Status

The Australian leg spinner Adam Zampa secured 3 scalps, assuring his top spot in the ongoing marquee event, the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. The leggie was highly economical, with only giving 21 runs. Zampa has secured 19 wickets in the World Cup 2023 and stands as the top wicket-taker of the tournament.

The leggie managed to send back three of the prime batters of the English side- well-settled Ben Stokes, English skipper Jos Buttler and quality all-rounder Moeen Ali.

The Australian side could not put a heft total on board like it has been a ritual in the ongoing tournament. It was the Aussie who had to defend the low total, which was still defendable. Adam Zampa took the lead as the leggie has been living his dream form for the last 5 matches.

It is also evident that Australia has returned to winning ways after Zampa got back his form after failing in the initial matches.

Statistical Highlights From Australia vs England, Ahmedabad, CWC 2023
  • Steve Smith completed his 1000 runs in the ODI World Cup after knocking 44 against England.

  • After clinching the wicket of Jonny Bairstow, Mitchell Starc went past Lasith Malinga (56) to become the third-highest wicket-taker in the ODI World Cup.

  • England pacer Chris Woakes (4/54) represents his best performance in ODI World Cup.

  • Marnus Labuschagne crossed the 1500 runs milestone in the ODI World Cup.

  • Adam Zampa (19 wickets) is the leading wicket-taker in the World Cup 2023.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Points Table
ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Points Table
Points Table
Points Table Scenario & What’s Next

The Australian side, who have almost booked a slot in the semis, will lock horns with Afghanistan to seal their spot.

England, who are already out of the semi-finals race, will look to register a win in their upcoming match against Netherlands to book a spot in the ICC Champions trophy scheduled for 2024.


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