Pak vs SL CWC23: Kushal Mendis giant sixes takes Hasan Ali by surprise


The PAK vs SL match of the World Cup 2023 was a high-scoring match. Sri Lanka’s Kushal Mendis smashed 122 runs off 77 deliveries.


PAK vs SL clash was on October 10 at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. Sri Lanka cricket team skipper Dasun Shanaka won the toss and elected to bat first. Sri Lanka’s batsman, Kushal Mendis, delivered an outstanding performance in the game, scoring 122 of 77 balls. Moreover, Kushal Mendis’s score includes 14 fours and six sixes. Kushal Mendis targeted Pakistan’s pacers, Shahin Afridi, Hasan Ali, and Haris Rauf. In addition, he concluded his century in just 65 balls.

In the 29th over, Kushal Mendis hit two massive sixes to Hassan Ali’s delivery. While his first maximum was over long-on, the second six was over deep extra cover. Seeing Mendis’s big hits, Hasan Ali was taken by surprise. It was evident from Hasan Ali’s face as he gave a gloomy facial expression. However, Kushal Mendis tried to hit another maximum on the next ball but couldn’t reach the distance needed. Iman-ul-Haq, fielding at the boundary, took the catch, and Mendis had to return to the pavilion.

However, the audience alleged the boundary line was moved back from its original position. The image of the fence being pushed back went viral on social media. As per the images going viral on social media, Iman-ul-Haq could have landed on the boundary rope after taking the catch. Earlier, Iman-ul-Haq had dropped Kushal Mendis’s in the seventh over to Shaheen Afridi’s delivery.

However, towards the end of the first innings, Sri Lanka set a huge target of 345 runs. While Kushal Mendis scored 122, Sadeera Samarawickrama smashed 108 of 89 balls. Nevertheless, towards the end Pak won the PAK vs SL clash by 6 wickets. Muhammad Rizwan was the Player of the Match scoring 131 off 121 balls.

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