CWC Qualifiers 2023: Sri Lanka thrash Zimbabwe in Super Sixes round; Nepal beat UAE in 7th Place Play-off Semi-Final 2
ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers 2023 witnessed two exciting encounters take place on Sunday (July 2), with Sri Lanka edging past Zimbabwe in the Super Sixes round and Nepal defeating UAE in the 7th Place Play-off Semi-Final 2.
Speaking of the match between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe, the Islanders won the toss and opted to bowl first. The decision turned out to be a good call as Zimbabwe had a challenging start to their innings and lost opener Joylord Gumbie for a duck. Although Craig Ervine (14) looked good, he also failed to build a partnership. Sean Williams then played a crucial knock of 56 runs off 57 deliveries to anchor the Zimbabwean innings. Sikandar Raza contributed 31 runs as well. However, Zimbabwe were eventually bowled out for 165 runs in 32.2 overs.
Maheesh Theekshana was the pick of the Sri Lankan bowlers, taking four wickets for 25 runs. Dilshan Madushanka