ODI WC Qualifiers 2023: Everyday many exciting matches are being played in the ODI World Cup qualifiers being played in Zimbabwe. In this episode, a match was played between Sri Lanka and Ireland on Sunday. In this match, Sri Lanka won by 133 runs while performing well. With this win, Sri Lanka have reached the top of their group.
The hero of Sri Lanka’s victory was opener Dimuth Karunaratne who scored a century and took the team towards a mammoth target. Apart from this, Wanindu Hasaranga also took 5 wickets and took the match towards victory. The Sri Lankan team, which came out to bat first in the match, scored 325 runs. At the same time, Ireland’s team got all out for 192 runs in response to this.
Sri Lanka gave a huge target
Pathum Nissanka and Dimudh Karunaratne got off to a great start for the Sri Lankan team after electing to bat first. He added a total of 48 runs. After this Sri Lanka kept losing wickets but Dimuth Karunaratne kept the innings going from one end and scored 103 runs. McAdair took 4 wickets for Ireland.
Hasaranga broke Ireland’s back
Chasing a target of 326 runs, the Irish team got off to a good start but later the innings started faltering. All the players from the team thought of attacking but this plan did not prove to be effective. Curtis Campher scored the highest 39 runs for the team. On the other hand, Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga once again spread his magic and spoiled Ireland’s condition by taking 5 wickets.