'Horrible': fans smoke while the DRS call favors Australians

Cricket players have beaten officials after a controversial moment in Australia's game against Sri Lanka.

The Sri Lankans won the draw and sent the Australians to bat at The Oval after the green nature of the field.

However, the decision was counterproductive when the Australians had an overwhelming start, led by captain Aaron Finch.

The Australian captain was the aggressor in the first 15 over, with batting partner David Warner happy to play a more measured role.

However, Finch had some luck surviving in the thirties when he washed in Byesara Perera.

Sri Lanka appealed to LBW, with the original decision of the referee not outside.

The reps showed that the ball hit its pads partially before hitting the bat.

Ball-tracker showed the ball that has passed to hit the stumps, but due to the ball of the off-line, the decision was remitted to the original decision of the referee.

The pardon of Finch, although the correct decision of the civil employees, caused much wrath in the social networks, and some fanatics affirmed that it was another case in which the ICC favored Australia.

Sri Lanka managed to justify the advance of their efforts when Dhananjaya de Silva threw Warner by 26 (out of 48 balls).

A short time later, Finch reached his half-century to help lead Australia in 100 races.

However, the mark of the century marked the end of Usman Khawaja in 10 races (of 20 balls) after Swuru swept the Austrian batter with Isuru Udana through the bottom of De Silva, his second wicket.

Finch confirmed before the game that paceman Jason Behrendorff came in the side at the expense of Nathan Coulter-Nile, who was said to be resting due to the pain.

Apart from that, Australia entered the match unchanged, which means that it will again run out of a front-line spinner and will depend on 10 over of Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, and Finch.

The fifth consecutive finch shot lost to the World Cup, following in the footsteps of Tim Paine, who lost seven of his first eight as a test captain.

"I have not won one yet, it's been a long time," Finch said.

"I would have played first if I had the chance, with a bit of overload, I think it could be the first, so we'll have to hit well."

Sri Lanka has opted to go without the fast Suranga Lakmal, bringing Milinda Siriwardana

They encouraged the controversy in the run-up to the crash, complaining about the launches on offer, as well as a series of logistical problems.

They believed that the pitch is ready for Saturday's clash too green, arguing that it would favor Australia.

The Australians have won three of their first four games, while Sri Lanka has had two games eliminated after one win and one loss.

The rain has plagued the tournament during the past week, but there is some blue sky in London and there is no forecast of wet weather.

AUSTRALIA: Aaron Finch (capt), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carry, Jason Behrendorff, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson.

SRI LANKA: Dimuth Karunaratne (capt), Kusal Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Milinda Siriwardana, Nuwan Pradeep, Lasith Malinga.