International Tournament Cricket Matches Highlights
Cricket is a sport that has millions of followers around the world. In India, the game has a separate fanbase, and anyone who does not have much know-about about the game’s rules and all are probably living under a rock.
In this article, we will talk about the Sri Lanka men’s national cricket team. The team has been nicknamed The Lions. Sri Lanka won the Cricket World Cup in 1996 against Australia. They were consecutive runners-up in the 2007 and 2011 Cricket World Cups.
The Sri Lankan team holds numerous world records, including the world record for the highest team total in a test match.
On September 7, 2022, Asia Cup 2022 was held between India and Sri Lanka. Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Dasun Shanaka guided the Sri Lankan team to a win against the Indian team by six wickets. The game was held in Dubai.
Sri Lanka had to chase a target of 174 runs, and they won the game with one ball in hand. After this game, India was left hanging by a thread as they found themselves on the wrong side of the game. Although after this game, India was not out of the tournament, a lot of the team’s wins and losses would decide their fate in the continuation of their journey in the Asia Cup.
The toss sided with the Sri Lanka team and provided it gave Sri Lanka an upper edge over the Indian team. Dilshan Madhushanka led the team with his balling skills by taking three wickets in 24 balls with support from Chamika Karunaratne and Maheesh Theekshana.
Rohit Sharma tried to lead India in the difficult situation with his score of 72 runs off 41 balls, but the others could only manage a score of 93 runs off 79 balls. In the last four overs, the Indian team could only manage to score 38 balls, with Sri Lanka dragging them back to their death.
India had a shaky start to the game. Theekshana amazed KL Rahul with his balling skills by throwing a reverse arm ball. It was a flawless delivery that swung in so much that it beat the inside edge even when he had stepped out of the crease.
Rohit Sharma was joined by Suryakumar Yadav at 13 runs for two wickets in the third over. Both the players struggled to come to terms with the pitch. But once Rohit got comfortable, he took risks and hit three boundaries. In their partnership of 97 runs. Suryakumar Yadav scored just 29 runs. This is enough to prove that Rohit played well in that match.
After Rohit Sharma got off the pitch, Sri Lanka used the opportunity to their advantage by not giving the batters the room or the pace to work with. Shanaka got the wickets of star players Hardik Pandya and Suryakumar.
Rishabh Pant got off to an up-to-the-mark start, but once Sri Lanka got a hold of him, they cut off his pace, and he holed out in the 19th over. The batting of Sri Lanka was overwhelming and made it quite easy for them to win. In 11 overs, Sri Lanka stood at 97 runs with no wickets down. Rajapaksa swung two sixes and pulled Sri Lanka out of the death overs. Sri Lanka won the game easily without too many hardships.
Another live cricket score international is when Sri Lanka played against UAE in the T20 World Cup. Both sides experienced defeat in their last respective matches, and both teams were looking to get back on track. After kick-starting the T20 World Cup with a 55-run defeat against Namibia, Dasun Shanaka led the Sri Lanka team to secure their first win of the campaign.
Sri Lanka dominated the first 14 overs with their batting skills but stumbled against the leg spinner Karthik Meiyappan. He bagged a hat-trick and recovered sufficiently to post 152 runs for eight wickets. UAE could not even go close to the chase as they went from 21 runs with four wickets down to 42 runs with seven wickets down and eventually 73 runs with all out.
This win gave Sri Lanka a major run-rate boost. This loss has put UAE in a pickle, as now they have to play against Namibia to stay in the tournament. Karthik Meiyappan had been good in the first two overs, but in the third over, he upended Sri Lanka’s innings. Sri Lanka lost three of its wickets on the same score. From 117 for 2, Sri Lanka dived to 117 for five and then 120 for 6 when Wanindu Hasaranga holed out to long-off.
Nissanka started uninterruptedly, hitting three fours to get the score to 25 runs off 17 balls in the powerplay. He was the only batter to hit a boundary. He reached a half-century off 45 balls and played excellently through the late overs. In the end, he holed out Sri Lanka’s innings together with 74 off 64 balls.
UAE had 30 runs for four wickets after seven overs. Sri Lanka won the match by 79 runs. Batting first, Sri Lanka gained a good score of 152 off eight wickets, with the opener, Pathum Nissanka, scoring 74 runs off 60 balls. The Sri Lanka team wrapped the UAE matter in 17.1 overs with just 73 runs in their hands. This was UAE’s second defeat in as many games as it has played at the tournament.
This was the live cricket score international update that has happened in the past few days in the cricket world. Being up-to-date with the knowledge of cricket is something that is expected out of everyone, especially an Indian, even if India is not involved in that match.
In this article, we have discussed the two most recent games played by Sri Lanka and how it won both of them. Although the team lost its hopes after their defeat against Namibia, they made a strong comeback by defeating the UAE team with such a huge gap in the second match.