Pathum Nissanka becomes first Sri Lankan to hit double century in ODIs | Cricket News

Feb 9, 2024

New Delhi: Sri Lankan opener Pathum Nissanka Achieved a historic feat by becoming the first Sri Lankan cricketer to score an ODI double century. His remarkable innings took the hosts to a mammoth score of 381 runs. afghanistan In the opening match of the series in Pallekele on Friday.
Nissanka remained unbeaten on an extraordinary score of 210, surpassing the previous record held by Sanath Jayasuriya, who scored 189 against India in 2000. Nissanka's innings is also the joint fifth highest individual score in the history of One Day Internationals.ODI,
Sri LankaThe team's total of 381–3 in this match not only set a new record for the highest score at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, but also ranked as the team's fourth highest score in ODIs.
Nissanka's historic double century played a vital role in setting this strong score, making it a memorable moment in Sri Lankan cricket history.
Ajayi Nissanka's innings included 20 fours and eight sixes while facing 139 balls in his first ODI since the World Cup.
Avishka Fernando Played a solid innings but was caught out on 88 runs ibrahim zadran At backward point in the 27th over. Captain Kusal Mendis after Fernando's departure Came to the crease but failed to make any significant impact and fell for 16 runs.
Sadira SamarawickramaHowever, he played an aggressive innings, scoring 44 runs from 36 balls in a 120-run partnership with Nissanka, who eventually managed to score an unbeaten double century.
was the choice of Afghan bowlers Farid AhmedWho took the important wickets of Samarawickrama and Fernando with figures of 2-79.
Despite the efforts of the bowlers, Nissanka's historic innings and contributions from other batsmen took Sri Lanka to a mammoth score of 381–3 in the first match of the series.
(with AFP input)

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