Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe to qualify for the 2023 ODI World Cup, here’s how the match turned out
SL vs ZIM, Match Report: Sri Lanka has qualified for the World Cup 2023. Dasun Shanaka’s team has made its place in the World Cup 2023 by defeating Zimbabwe by 9 wickets. Sri Lanka had got a target of 166 runs to win the match. The Sri Lankan team won the match by scoring 169 runs for 1 wicket in 32.1 overs. Earlier, Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka had decided to bowl after winning the toss. After losing the toss, Zimbabwe came out to bat first and got reduced to 165 runs in 32.2 overs.
The condition of the match was like this
Only captain Sean Williams crossed the fifty-run mark for Zimbabwe. Apart from this, the rest of the batsmen disappointed. Zimbabwe captain Sean Williams scored 56 off 57 balls. He hit 6 fours and 1 six in his innings. Talking about Sri Lankan bowlers, Mahish Tikshna was the most successful bowler. Mahish Tikshna made 4 players his victim by giving 25 runs in 8.2 overs. While Dilshan Madhushanka got 3 successes. Apart from this, Mahitha Pathirana took 2 wickets. Dasun Shanaka took 1 wicket in his name. Mahish Tikshna was adjudged Player of the Match.
Pathum Nishanka scored an unbeaten century
In response to Zimbabwe’s 165 runs, the Sri Lankan team won the match by scoring 169 runs in 1 wicket in 32.1 overs. Opener Pathum Nishanka played a brilliant century for Sri Lanka. This batsman scored an unbeaten 101 off 102 balls. He hit 14 fours in his innings. While Kusal Mendis returned unbeaten after scoring 25 runs off 42 balls. While Dimuth Karunaratne contributed 25 runs in 56 balls before getting out. Richard Ngarawa got the only success for Zimbabwe.
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