The Sri Lankan cricket team displayed a brilliant performance in the last match of the 3-match T20 series being played against Zimbabwe at home and won it unilaterally by 9 wickets. Under the captaincy of Wanindu Hasaranga, the Sri Lankan team was also successful in winning this series 2-1. In the last match of the series, Zimbabwe team, batting first, scored only 82 runs in 14.1 overs. After this, the Sri Lankan team achieved this target in just 10.5 overs at the loss of 1 wicket.
Wanindu Hasaranga showed amazing skills with the ball
In the match being played at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, the Sri Lankan team decided to bowl first after winning the toss. Kamnuhukamwe and Craig Irwin, who came to open the innings for Zimbabwe, did not take long for the team to break. Zimbabwe lost its first wicket at the score of 1. After this, Zimbabwe team lost its second wicket at the score of 35 while Zimbabwe team also lost its third wicket at the score of 51. From here, a series of wickets fell continuously, in which the last 6 players were able to add only 14 runs in total. In bowling for Sri Lanka, captain Hasaranga took 4 wickets while giving only 15 runs in his 4 overs. Mahesh Tikshina and Mathews took 2-2 wickets while Dilshan Madushanka and Dhananjaya de Silva took 1-1 wicket.
The pair of Nissanka and Mendis gave the team an easy victory
Chasing the target of 83 runs, the pair of Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis, who came to open the innings for the Sri Lankan team, completely turned the match in their team’s favor in the first 6 overs. Together, they took the score to 50 runs without any loss in the first 6 overs. After this, on the score of 64, the Sri Lankan team got its first blow in the form of Mendis who returned to the pavilion after scoring 33 runs in 27 balls. Nissanka, along with Dhananjaya de Silva, achieved this target in 10.5 overs and gave his team an easy victory by 9 wickets in the match.
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