WATCH: David Warner’s furious reaction to Umpire’s controversial LBW decision in ODI World Cup 2023 clash against Sri Lanka



In a low-scoring clash between Australia and Sri Lanka in the 14th match of the 2023 ODI World Cup on Monday, October 16 in Lucknow, the Australian team registered their first win of the tournament by defeating the Sri Lankan team by 5 wickets. They would like to continue their winning run from here, however, they will be facing Pakistan in their next match.

Meanwhile, during the 2nd innings, one of the most intense moments occurred when David Warner, the Australian opener, had a furious reaction to a controversial LBW decision. Warner, known for his aggressive style of play, was visibly frustrated when the on-field umpire raised his finger to give him out. The left-handed batter vehemently contested the decision, believing the ball had pitched outside leg stump. 

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Warner challenged the umpire’s decision and decided to take a DRS. The ball tracking showed that the ball just clipped the leg stumps which made the left-hander verbally abuse the umpire. The video of Warner fuming on the umpire is getting viral on the internet. This incident added drama and intensity to an already riveting match, leaving fans stunned as Warner often remains calm and chill on the field.

Brilliant all-round performance by Australia

Talking about the match, Australia had a horrible start to the game, but their five-time champion status became evident as the match progressed. Sri Lanka made a strong opening stand, reaching 125 without losing any wickets, but their fortunes took a sudden turn. Pat Cummins initiated the damage, Adam Zampa regained his form, and Mitchell Starc added the finishing touches.

Only the Sri Lankan openers managed to score half-centuries, and the entire team was dismissed for a mere 209 runs. This total was never going to pose a significant threat. However, Dilshan Madushanka had different plans. He dismissed Warner and Steve Smith in the same over, setting the stage for a Lankan fightback. Mitchell Marsh quickly scored a half-century but was unfortunately run out.

Marnus Labuschagne adopted a more conservative approach, while Josh Inglis played with a carefree spirit. Inglis achieved his first half-century in the World Cup, making the task easier for the Australians. Towards the end, Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis made impactful contributions, helping Australia secure an early victory in the 36th over.

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