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ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023: Wanindu Hasaranga Recorded Six Wicket-Haul

Sri Lanka started the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023 with a big win against UAE. While the top batters had a great time, leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga destroyed the UAE batting line-up with a six-wicket haul.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 20.06.2023
ICC Mens Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023 Wanindu Hasaranga Recorded Six Wicket-Haul

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Sri Lanka started the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023 with a big win against United Arab Emirates (UAE). While the top batters had a great time, leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga destroyed the UAE batting line-up with a six-wicket haul.


Sri Lanka: 355/6 (50 overs)

Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo, hosted that game, where UAE chose to field first. The top five Sri Lankan batters scored 45+ runs, including four half-centuries, to guide the team to the big ODI total of 355/6 in 50 overs.

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Both openers Pathum Nissanka and Dimuth Karunaratne scored 57 and 52 runs respectively. Then, Kusal Mendis scored 78 off 63 balls (10 fours), and Sadeera Samarawickrama was run out after scoring 73 off 64 balls (9 fours).

At the end of the innings, Charith Asalanka scored 48 not out off 23 balls with the help of five fours and two sixes.


Sri Lanka won by 175 runs

In reply, UAE were bowled out for 180 runs (39 overs) as Sri Lanka won their tournament opener by 175 runs. Only the skipper Muhammad Waseem (39), wicketkeeper-batter Vriitya Aravind (39) and Ali Naseer (34) reached the 30+ scores.


Wanindu Hasaranga: 8-1-24-6

Sri Lankan spinner Wanindu Hasaranga got six wickets in that game as he ended with the bowling figures of 8-1-24-6.


Here are some important stats of the match:

Without hitting a century, Sri Lanka still scored 355/6 in 50 overs.

  • Sri Lanka recorded the seventh-highest ODI total without a century.


Highest ODI totals without a century

Team

Total

Opposition

Venue

Date

South Africa

392/6

Pakistan

Centurion

04 February 2007

South Africa

369/6

Bangladesh

East London

22 October 2017

Sri Lanka

366/6

England

Colombo (RPS)

23 October 2018

England

365/9

New Zealand

The Oval

12 June 2015

England

363/7

Pakistan

Nottingham

20 August 1992

Australia

359/5

India

Jaipur

16 October 2013

Sri Lanka

355/6

UAE

Bulawayo

19 June 2023

Zimbabwe

351/7

Kenya

Mombasa

29 January 2009

England

351/9

Pakistan

Leeds

19 May 2019

India

350/6

Sri Lanka

Nagpur

25 October 2005

 

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All the top five Sri Lankan batters scored 45+ runs in that ODI.

  • It was the third time in ODI history when the top five batters of a team scored 45+ runs in an innings. In fact, the other two times, all five batters scored 50+ runs.


Top five batters scored 45+ runs in the same ODI innings


Team

Opposition

Venue

Date

Australia

India

Jaipur

16 October 2013

Australia

India

Sydney

29 November 2020

Sri Lanka

UAE

Bulawayo

19 June 2023

 

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Sri Lankan leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga had bowling figures of 8-1-24-6.

  • Hasaranga recorded the second-best ODI bowling figures by a spinner in the ICC competition history (only ODI records).


Player (Team)

Bowling figures

Opposition

Venue

Date

ICC competition

Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepal)

6-1-16-6

USA

Kirtipur

12 February 2020

ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2

Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka)

8-1-24-6

UAE

Bulawayo

19 June 2023

ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier

Ryan Burl (Zimbabwe)

3-0-10-5

Australia

Townsville

3 September 2022

ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League

Shahid Afridi (Pakistan)

6-1-11-5

Kenya

Birmingham

14 September 2004

ICC Champions Trophy

Khawar Ali (Oman)

8-2-15-5

PNG

Al Amerat

1 October 2021

ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2

 

  • The joint-ninth best ODI bowling figures by a spinner.

  • The third best ODI bowling figures by a Sri Lankan spinner.


Player

Bowling figures

Opposition

Venue

Date

Muthiah Muralidaran

10-1-30-7

India

Sharjah

27 October 2000

Ajantha Mendis

8-1-13-6

India

Karachi

6 July 2008

Wanindu Hasaranga

8-1-24-6

UAE

Bulawayo

19 June 2023

 

  • The sixth best ODI bowling figures by a Sri Lankan bowler.

Player

Bowling figures

Opposition

Venue

Date

Chaminda Vaas

8-3-19-8

Zimbabwe

Colombo (SSC)

8 December 2001

Muthiah Muralidaran

10-1-30-7

India

Sharjah

27 October 2000

Ajantha Mendis

8-1-13-6

India

Karachi

6 July 2008

Farveez Maharoof

9-2-14-6

West Indies

Brabourne

14 October 2006

Angelo Mathews

6-0-20-6

India

Colombo (SSC)

12 September 2009

Wanindu Hasaranga

8-1-24-6

UAE

Bulawayo

19 June 2023

 

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Sri Lanka won the match by 175 runs.

  • It was Sri Lanka’s fourth largest ODI win (by runs) in the neutral venue.


Sri Lanka’s largest ODI wins in the neutral venues


Winning margin

Opposition

Venue

Date

245 runs

India

Sharjah

29 October 2000

243 runs

Bermuda

Port of Spain

15 March 2007

198 runs

Bangladesh

Port of Spain

21 March 2007

175 runs

UAE

Bulawayo

19 June 2023

161 runs

India

Kingston

2 July 2013

 

  • It was Sri Lanka’s ninth biggest ODI win (by runs) outside the home venue.

  • It was Lanka’s 15th largest ODI win (by runs).

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