Workforce India ended up on the profitable facet of the outcome in opposition to Sri Lanka of their Asia Cup 2023 Tremendous Fours match however not earlier than the islanders gave them a correct scare owing to a person efficiency of a lifetime by left-arm spinning all-rounder Dunith Wellalage. Wellalage, the 20-year-old spinner, ran riot destroying the Indian prime order as quickly as he was launched within the assault within the twelfth over of the innings.
All three of Shubman Gill, skipper Rohit Sharma who was batting on 53 and Virat Kohli, who was coming off an unbeaten 122 off simply 94 balls in opposition to Pakistan obtained out to Wellalage in a span of 11 runs. Though KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan put a tape on the leaking faucet for some time however it was Wellalage who ripped it off with the wicket of the right-hander.
Wellalage dismissed Indian vice-captain, Hardik Pandya, to finish a memorable five-wicket haul. Wellalage was chargeable for Sri Lanka’s fightback with the bat as nicely, as he remained unbeaten on 42 off 46 deliveries and was a part of the 63-run stand with Dhananjaya de Silva however lack of contributions from the highest order and center order failed his particular person efficiency.
For India, a brand new bowler, or somebody who they’re taking part in for the primary time continues to stay a thriller however KL Rahul was assured that they are going to be capable to remedy the Wellalage thriller, the following time they face him. Rahul even fired a warning for Wellalage that Indian batters will take him on after they face him subsequent.
Talking on the post-match press convention, Rahul mentioned, “He was spot on. He obtained 5 wickets and obtained the job completed for his crew. He appeared essentially the most harmful bowler from the Sri Lankan assault until I used to be taking part in. What extra can I say? He obtained 5 top-order batsmen out.
Clearly, Asalanka additionally picked up a number of wickets in a while. It was a great day for him, he did nicely with the bat too. Most likely subsequent time we play him, we’ll go after him,” he added.
India have certified for the ultimate whereas Sri Lanka play a depleted Pakistan in a do-or-die conflict to face India once more within the summit conflict.
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