ICC T20 World Cup, Sri Lanka beat Ireland: Records broken

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ICC T20 World Cup, Sri Lanka beat Ireland: Records broken
ICC T20 World Cup, Sri Lanka beat Ireland: Records broken

20 Oct 2021: ICC T20 World Cup, Sri Lanka beat Ireland: Records broken

Sri Lanka beat Ireland in a crucial ICC T20 World Cup Round 1, Group A match in Abu Dhabi.Batting first, the Lankans managed 171/7 in 20 overs.Wanindu Hasaranga slammed a gutsy 70-run knock. Joshua Little took four wickets for 23 runs.In response, Ireland (101/10) failed to chase down the target.Here are the records that were broken.

SL vs IRE: How did the match pan out?

Sri Lanka were off to a poor start, losing three wickets for just eight runs.Pathum Nissanka (61) added a superb 123-run stand alongside Hasaranga for the fourth wicket.After their dismissals, Dasun Shanaka (21*) contributed to take Lanka past 170.In reply, Ireland were reduced to 32/3 and never quite got along to surrender the tie.

Feats: Nissanka and Hasaranga slam fifties; ducks for Perera and Fernando

Playing his sixth T20I, Lankan opener Nissanka scored a fighting 47-ball 61.He smashed six fours and a six.Nissanka slammed his maiden fifty in T20Is, racing to 147 runs at 29.40.Hasaranga also scored his maiden T20I fifty, hitting 10 fours and a six.Kusal Perera registered a golden-ball duck. This was his first duck in T20Is.Avishka Fernando posted his third duck.

Fact: Record partnership for Nissanka and Hasaranga

Nissanka and Hasaranga's 123-run partnership is now the fourth-highest stand for any wicket for Sri Lanka. This is also the highest fourth-wicket stand for Lanka in T20Is. This was the ninth century-plus stand for Lanka in T20Is.

Fact: T20Is: Hasaranga is now the fifth-highest wicket-taker for Sri Lanka

Hasaranga (1/12) is now the fifth-highest wicket-taker for Sri Lanka in T20Is (39). He surpassed the tally of Angelo Mathews (38). Maheesh Theekshana (3/17) registered his best bowling figures in T20Is.

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