The Australian cricket team scored 200 runs with the/a loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs.
I am confused if I should use an indefinite article or the definite article in the above sentence . According to me, if we say “the loss” we mean a particular loss, and if we say “a loss”, we mean “any one loss”. But I am not able to figure out if what is suitable in this sentence because both the articles seem correct to me, “the loss” means a specific loss of 8 wickets, and we generally use “a loss” most of the time. So I am not sure what the correct article in this sentence is.