PAK vs. SL: Kusal Mendis’ assault left Hasan Ali speechless.

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In the eighth match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 against Pakistan on Tuesday, October 10 at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, Kusal Mendis maintained his incredible form. The wicketkeeper-batter carried on from his performance against pakistan. In the first game he smashed 122 runs in 77 balls, including 14 fours and six enormous sixes.

Kusal played a breathtaking innings

Mendis stormed to his century in just 65 balls, unleashing his wrath on the Pakistani pacers. Pakistani seamers fled after seeing Mendis’ assault as he brutally beat them throughout the park.

He faced Hasan Ali in the 29th over before being removed, displaying his wide range of strokes. The Pakistani seamer was first struck by Mendis for a maximum over long on. And then off the very next ball, he was clobber over deep extra cover and the outcome was the same. Even Hasan Ali was astound by Mendis’ spectacular shots, as evidenced by his response after taking consecutive sixes.

However, the Sri Lankan hitter aimed for his third consecutive maximum off the very next ball in an effort to record a hat-trick of sixes but instead found Imam-ul-Haq at deep mid-wicket. Fans said that Imam would have land on the boundary rope if it had in its original position. Multiple pictures of the boundary line being pushed back from its original location quickly went popular on social media. Notably, Mendis was drop by Imam earlier in the sixth over of the innings, which was bowl by Shaheen Afridi.

Mendis scores the most runs in the 2023 World Cup.

Mendis, meanwhile, cemented his place in history by scoring the fastest century (65 balls) by a Sri Lankan batsman in World Cup history. With 198 runs from two innings at an average of 99 and a fantastic strike rate of 166.38 with one fifty and one hundred, he also became the World Cup 2023 player with the most runs scored thus far.

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