Cricket World Cup: Sri Lanka loses their fourth wicket against Pakistan
Lahore: (Suno News) In today’s second match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, Sri Lanka won the toss and is currently batting against Pakistan.
The Lankan team has lost 4 wickets for 229 runs. The first wicket was taken by Hasan Ali, who dismissed Kusal Perera for zero in his first over, while the second wicket was claimed by Shadab Khan, dismissing Pathum Nissanka for 51 runs.
Hasan Ali secured the third wicket, getting the prolific Kusal Mendis out, who played a fantastic inning of 122 runs. Pakistan had to pay dearly for dropping Kusal Mendis on an individual score of 18, as he completed his century on 65 balls, with Mendis hitting 13 boundaries and 4 sixes.
Pakistan’s playing eleven includes Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, and Hasan Ali.
The Sri Lankan team consists of captain Dasun Shanaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushmantha Chameera, Dushmantha Chameera, Dushmantha Chameera, and Maheesh Theekshana.
Prime Minister has stated that Abdullah Shafique has been included in place of Fakhar Zaman, and he seems suitable for batting. The first ten overs will be crucial, and they have been aware of the Hyderabad pitch and outfield for the past one-and-a-half weeks.
The Sri Lankan captain had said that they were batting first in the last innings due to the high turn in the match’s final overs. Mahesh Theekshana has returned to the Sri Lankan team.
For both teams, this is their second match in this event. In this mega event, Pakistan lost to the Netherlands by 81 runs in their first match, while South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by 102 runs.
It should be noted that Pakistan and Sri Lanka’s teams have faced each other 8 times in the history of the ICC World Cup, with no matches played in 2019 due to rain.
From 1975 to 2011 World Cups, Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka in seven matches. Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by 192 runs in the 1975 World Cup match. In the 1983 World Cup, Pakistan and Sri Lanka faced each other twice, with Pakistan winning the first match by 50 runs and the second by 11 runs.
In the 1987 World Cup as well, Pakistan and Sri Lanka faced each other twice, with Pakistan winning both matches. In the 1992 World Cup, Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by 4 wickets, while no matches were played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in 1996, 1999, 2003, and 2007.