September 22, 2023

Sri Lanka had been at their deadly greatest with each the ball and bat as they brushed apart the problem from the house workforce, Zimbabwe within the Cricket World Cup Qualifier and secured their place within the Males’s ODI World Cup 2023. The islanders by no means appeared uncontrolled throughout the chase and reached the goal of 166 with relative ease, shedding just one wicket within the course of. 

Madushanka begins, Theekshana finishes it with the ball

After successful the toss and opting to bowl first, Sri Lanka had been rewarded within the first over itself. Dilshan Madushanka eliminated Joylord Gumbie for nought and broke the all-important opening stand which labored for Zimbabwe in all their earlier video games. Madushanka received Wessly Madhevere too and adopted it up with the wicket of Zimbabwean captain Craig Ervine. 

After the preliminary shocks from Madushanka, Maheesh Theekshna received into his components as properly and eliminated harmful Sean Williams who reached one more rating of fifty and above on this collection. The off-spinner, whose most important weapon is carrom ball, made additional inroads within the Zimbabwean innings, choosing up the wickets of Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe and Blessing Muzarabani to wrap up the tail. Zimbabwe completed their innings at 165 in 32.2 overs. 

Nissanka’s hundred makes it a simple chase

Small totals might be tough typically and therefore a stable begin is required. Sri Lanka received precisely that as their opening pair of Pathum Nissanka and Dimuth Karunaratne added 103. No extra wickets fell after Karunaratne and consequently, Sri Lanka received the sport by 9 wickets with 101 balls to spare. 

Pathum Nissanka was one of the best Lankan batter because the right-hander notched up his second ODI hundred, scoring 101 off 102 balls to take his workforce house. He hit 14 fours on his approach and appeared in supreme contact. 

What occurs subsequent? 

Courtesy of this win, Sri Lanka are by means of to the ODI World Cup 2023 which will probably be hosted in India later this 12 months. The Lankan Lions now have eight factors and not one of the remaining groups within the race can transcend eight factors now. The utmost variety of factors that every one three-Scotland, the Netherlands and Zimbabwe can obtain is now solely eight. However it could be solely of the three that would get to eight factors and therefore Sri Lanka are going by means of as one of many two qualifiers from the CWC Qualifier.

Subsequent, Netherlands play Oman. If the Dutch win that, they might have 4 factors, identical as Scotland. Thus the Zimbabwe vs Scotland recreation might be the digital knockout for the hosts. In the event that they win, they gro by means of, in the event that they lose, one amongst Netherlands or Scotland will undergo