‘Are koi roko ise, maar raha hai buri tarah’ – Fans praise Kusal Mendis as he rips apart Afghanistan bowling in warm-up match


Sri Lanka stand-in skipper Kusal Mendis has played a mind-boggling innings against Afghanistan in the ongoing warm-up game in Guwahati. In the ongoing game, the Afghans won the toss and chose to field. Dimuth Karunaratne’s (8) poor form continued while Pathum Nissanka’s (30) started well but didn’t go on. On the other hand, Mendis is known for his stroke play but rotating the strike.

However, in the ongoing innings, he reminded of Sanath Jayasuriya and Romesh Kaluwitharana from the 1996 World Cup which the Lankan Lions won. Meanwhile, in the ongoing game, Mendis scored 158 off just 87 balls including 19 fours and nine sixes. This makes for 130 runs in just boundaries. He and Sadeera Samarawickrama put together 138 runs for the third wicket. However, at 240/2 in 30 overs, the stand-in skipper decided to give a chance to others.

At the time of writing, Samarwickrama (39) has gotten out to Rashid Khan, who had a rare failure with the ball. Talking about the team’s score, they have reached 261/3 in 35.3 overs at the time of writing. On the other hand, India’s warm-up game against the Netherlands has been washed out. Last night, it was raining heavily in Thiruvananthapuram.

The rain carried forward to the ongoing day although it stopped for a while. However, the rain became heavier after a break of more than 30 minutes. The officials decided to abandon the game. Apart from this, Pakistan and Australia are playing each other in a warm-up game. Australia is batting first and has amassed 257/6 in 42.3 overs.

The likes of Glenn Maxwell and David Warner have scored fifties while the others were flattered to deceive. At the time of writing, Josh Inglis and Cameron Green are batting at the crease.

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