ABU DHABI: Wanindu Hasaranga starred with a high quality all-round effort as Sri Lanka decimated Eire by 70 runs to register their second successive win within the Twenty20 World Cup on Wednesday and qualify for the Tremendous 12 stage.
Hasaranga smashed 71 and Pathum Nissanka, who made 61, placed on a vital fourth-wicket wicket partnership of 123 to information Sri Lanka to 171-7 within the first-round match on the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
Their bowlers, led by spinner Maheesh Theekshana (3-17) then turned on the warmth to bowl out Eire for 101 in 18.Three overs.
Put into bat, Sri Lanka had been in bother at 8-Three within the second over when Paul Stirling claimed the wicket of Kusal Perera (0) on the second ball of the innings and shortly Joshua Little took two in two to ship again Dinesh Chandimal and Avishka Fernando.
Hasaranga took the assault to the opposition with 4 straight boundaries off spinner Simi Singh to put the inspiration for Sri Lanka’s difficult complete. He raised his maiden T20 worldwide fifty in 38 balls and stored up the cost to punish the Eire bowlers, together with a towering six earlier than falling to Mark Adair.
Nissanka was equally environment friendly and in addition recorded his first fifty within the shortest worldwide format as he hit six fours and one six in his 47-ball knock.
Little returned spectacular figures of 4-23 — his T20 greatest — together with Nissanka’s scalp from his 4 overs of left-arm tempo.
Adair claimed his 50th T20I wicket earlier than Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka completed the innings with a six and a 4 in his unbeaten 21 off 11 balls.
P. Nissanka c Rock b Little 61
M.D.Okay.J. Perera c Delany b Stirling 0
L.D. Chandimal b Little 6
W.I.A. Fernando b Little 0
W. Hasaranga c Younger b Adair 71
P.B.B. Rajapaksa c Tector b Little 1
M.D. Shanaka not out 21
C. Karunaratne b Adair 2
P.V.D. Chameera not out 1
EXTRAS (B-1, LB-5, W-2) 8
TOTAL (for seven wkts, 20 overs) 171
FALL OF WKTS: 1-1, 2-8, 3-8, 4-131, 5-143, 6-157, 7-160
DID NOT BAT: M.M. Theekshana, C.B.R.L.S. Kumara.
BOWLING: Stirling 1-0-4-1; Little 4-0-23-4 (2w); Younger 4-0-24-0; Adair 4-0-35-2; Simi Singh 3-0-41-0; Campher 4-0-38-0.
P.R. Stirling c Kumara b Theekshana 7
Okay.J. O’Brien c Theekshana b Karunaratne 5
A. Balbirnie c Fernando b Kumara 41
G.J. Delany b Hasaranga 2
C. Campher b Theekshana 24
H.T. Tector c Perera b Kumara 3
N.A. Rock st Perera b Theekshana 1
M.R. Adair run out 2
Simi Singh not out 5
C.A. Younger b Chameera 1
J.B. Little b Karunaratne 2
EXTRAS (B-4, LB-3, W-2) 9
TOTAL (all out, 18.Three overs) 101
FALL OF WKTS: 1-8, 2-18, 3-32, 4-85, 5-88, 6-89, 7-92, 8-94, 9-98.
Bowling: Karunaratne 3.3-0-27-2 (2w); Chameera 3-0-16-1; Theekshana 4-0-17-3; Kumara 4-0-22-2; Hasaranga 4-0-12-1.
RESULT: Sri Lanka received by 70 runs.
UMPIRES: N.N. Menon (India) and P. Wilson (Australia).
TV UMPIRE: M.A. Gough (England).
MATCH REFEREE: J. Srinath (India).
PLAYER-OF-THE-MATCH: Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka).
Revealed in Daybreak, October 21st, 2021