Wanindu Hasaranga is in some incredible form in the ongoing Lanka Premier League (LPL 2023). He has scored back to back astonishing half centuries and adding to that, his bowling has been no less spectacular.
In the 12th match of Lanka Premier League between B-Love Kandy and Galle Titans, the former posted 202 runs on board. All credit goes to Wanindu Hasaranga for coming out at number four and scoring a blistering half century that added a booster to scoring runrate of B-Love Kandy.
No-one would have imagined that the season’s quickest half century will come from Wanindu’s bat, it just took him 18 balls to set an incredible record as well as to play such kind of innings, which will demand the attention of viewers.
In total, Hasaranga smashed 64 runs in 27 balls which included 9 fours and 2 sixes. B-Love Kandy weren’t in trouble before he came to bat, they were eyeing to settle for a score around 180 but Wanindu’s innings completely changed the dynamics of the game.
He went full guns blazing against his national side captain Dasun Shanaka, hitting him in all corners of the ground for a 20 run over. It was a treat for a fans who came to watch the match that a breathtaking batting performance was followed by an amazing bowling spell.
Defending 203 runs, B-Love Kandy had all the time to test the batting prudence of Galle Titans. Lasith Croospulle tried his best to give solid start to the team, however, once wickets started to fell, the match began to look one sided.
Once again, the hero with the bat was also the pick of the bowlers. Wanindu Hasaranga trapped four batters in his 3.4 runs overs spell, which went for only 17 runs. In the end, Galle Titans were bundled out for 114 runs, which meant that it was dominating 89 runs victory for the home side.
Wanindu Hasaranga led B-Love Kandy is currently at the top of the LPL 2023 points table with 6 points in 5 matches. Back to back incredible batting knocks with match winning bowling performances has made Wanindu Hasaranga the man of the moment for B-Love Kandy.
Sri Lankan fans will be hopeful that he continues to impress with his skills and determination because Asia Cup 2023 is around the corner. Sri Lanka will be defending their title in a 50 overs format Asia Cup.