SL vs AFG: CSK’s ‘trump card’ in the IPL, this bowler was thrashed by Afghan batsmen

The IPL 2023 title was won by Chennai Super Kings led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni. This team defeated Gujarat Titans in the final match. At the same time, Chennai Super Kings’ young bowler Mathisa Pathirana made a big impression during the season. Especially, this bowler presented an excellent view of bowling in death. In 12 matches of the IPL 2023 season, Mathisa Pathirana took 19 wickets at an average of 19.53. She remained at number ten on the list of bowlers who took the most wickets.

However, the Afghan batsmen thrashed Mathisa Pathirana ferociously in the first ODI. The Afghanistan batsmen scored 66 runs in 8.5 overs by Mathisa Pathirana. Whereas this fast pitcher scored only 1 hit. In this way, the Afghan batsmen easily scored against Mathisa Pathirana who was the X factor for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2023 season. At the same time, Afghanistan defeated Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in this match. After losing the toss, the Sri Lankan side, coming out to bat first, were down to 268 runs in 50 overs. Charith Aslanka scored the most runs for Sri Lanka. This player played an innings of 91 runs on 95 balls. Apart from this, Dhananjay de Silva made a major contribution of 55 runs off 59 balls.

Afghanistan had a target of 269 runs to win. Afghanistan won the match scoring 269 runs for 4 wickets in 46.5 overs. For Afghanistan, Ibrahim Zadran scored the highest 98 runs off 98 balls. He hit 11 fours and 2 sixes in his innings. Kasun Rajitha took the most of 2 wickets for Sri Lanka. Other than this, Lahiru Kumara and Mathisha Pathirana made 1-1 names.

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