ODI WC Qualifiers 2023: Sri Lanka beat Ireland by 133 runs on Sunday in the World Cup Qualifiers 2023 being played in Zimbabwe. In this match, Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga took 5 wickets while bowling brilliantly. Hasaranga not only won the team with this, but also made a big record in his name.
Hasranga did this feat
Sri Lankan star spinner Wanindu Hasaranga has become only the second bowler in the history of NDA ODI cricket to take three consecutive five-wicket hauls. Hasaranga achieved the feat in an ICC World Cup 2023 qualifying match against Ireland. Earlier, Pakistan’s fast bowler Waqar Younis had done this feat 33 years ago.
5 wickets in three consecutive matches
Let us tell you that Hasaranga is going through the best form in the World Cup qualifiers. He is the leading wicket taker of this tournament. He took five wickets for 79 runs against Ireland. Earlier, Hasaranga had taken 6/24 against UAE and 5/13 against Oman. In such a situation, he has become the first Sri Lankan player to take 5 wickets three times in a row.
This is how Sri Lanka won the match
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.