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Sri Lanka qualifies to ICC T20 World Cup Super 12

20 October 2021 11:19 pm - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Sri Lanka booked their place in the Super 12 stage of the 2021 T20 World Cup after completing a comfortable 70-run victory over Ireland in Abu Dhabi.

Wanindu Hasaranga and Pathum Nissanka hit half-centuries to help Sri Lanka post 171 for seven, after early setbacks.

Andy Balbirnie top-scored for Ireland, scoring 41 off 39 balls, but his side were no match for Maheesh Theekshana (3 for 17), Lahiru Kumara (2 for 22), Hasaranga (1 for 12) and wicketkeeper Kusal Perera.


  Comments - 12

  • DHA Wednesday, 20 October 2021 11:49 PM

    Welldone boys keep up the good work ! Top order pls play with more responsibility !

    LGomis Thursday, 21 October 2021 01:11 AM

    @DHA, This was not a good performance to qualify in comparison to how other teams are performing on these pitches. If you cannot get 180 runs against minnows, then forget about qualifying.

    cheers Thursday, 21 October 2021 01:58 AM

    Chandimal is playing the wrong format and his place should be tried out with Dananjaya de silva who could bowl as well

    Nish Thursday, 21 October 2021 03:19 AM

    Playing with big boys in the second round won't be that easy. Note that SL top order struggled in all the games so far. When you look at the second round teams, SL will not be able to afford even a slightest mistake. T20 has evolved so much in recent times and SL has been left behind.

    Be Fair Thursday, 21 October 2021 05:24 AM

    Hope not the Minister will take full credit for this too.

    honest Thursday, 21 October 2021 05:52 AM

    Don't get excited now and write pages after pages about past glories.... they have avoided the least shameful by qualifying for super 12 which in the first place was another embarrassment!!!!

    Luverly Cricket Thursday, 21 October 2021 07:04 AM

    Ape kollo ne?

    Farook Thursday, 21 October 2021 08:05 AM

    Chandimal should not have been included in this format. He is way past his prime and his place rightfully belongs to Dananjaya De Silva with his all-round abilities. There is also Asalanka who is a better batsman than Chandi. Thank you Chandi for the services rendered to SL cricket and time for you to retire from white ball cricket. Focus on tests with the little time is left of your cricket.

    Jude Thursday, 21 October 2021 08:08 AM

    Chandimal Notta T20 player, waisting a spot, to make things worse he doesn't bowl even!!

    N SENA Thursday, 21 October 2021 09:09 AM


    Terrence Thursday, 21 October 2021 11:17 AM

    Don't rest on your laurels and dont get carried away by bouquets since these very people will shower you brickbats when you fail

    Ranjith Thursday, 21 October 2021 12:23 PM

    We cannot keep much hope even Afghanistan is already in super 12 we are trying to qualify for super 12 what a shame

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