Melbourne. All the teams are ready for the T20 World Cup. The tournament of 16 teams is starting from 16 October. Before this, warm-up matches are being played. In a match (sri lanka vs Zimbabwe) on Tuesday, Sri Lanka scored a struggling score of 188 for 5 against Zimbabwe playing first. Kusal Mendis scored a fifty. But the most important thing in the match was that Zimbabwe tried 11 bowlers in the match. Even after this, he could not stop Sri Lanka from going to the big score. In reply, Zimbabwe’s team could only score 155 runs for 5 wickets. In this way Sri Lanka won by 33 runs. Both the teams have to enter the first round. In the first round, 8 teams are divided into 2 groups and 2 teams from each group will go to the Super-12 round.
Zimbabwe won the toss and decided to bowl. Pathum Nisanka and Kulas Mendis got Sri Lanka off to a good start. Both added 57 runs for the first wicket in 5.1 overs. Nisanka got out after scoring 21 runs off 15 balls. Hit 4 fours. Meanwhile, Mendis was dismissed after scoring 54 off 29 balls. The strike rate was 186. Hit 6 fours and 3 sixes. The team’s score was at one time 133 runs for 5 wickets. After this, Wanindu Hasaranga and Dasun Shanaka made excellent half-century partnership to take the score beyond 180.
Pakistan could not hit a single six in the match, New Zealand trampled by 9 wickets
Runs scored at a strike rate of 264
Wanindu Hasaranga showed a very aggressive game. He scored 37 not out off 14 balls. Strike rate was of 264. Hit 4 fours and 2 sixes. At the same time, Dasun Shanaka was not out after scoring 16 runs off 13 balls. Hit 2 fours. 5 bowlers got one wicket each from Zimbabwe. While 6 bowlers could not take a single wicket. Blessing Mujarbani conceded 27 runs in 2 overs. Sri Lanka had won the title by performing well in the T20 Asia Cup recently.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : October 11, 2022, 12:13 IST