Twitter reactions: Pathum Nissanka’s blazing ton powers Sri Lanka to series-leveling win over Bangladesh in 2nd ODI

Mar 16, 2024

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In an exciting encounter at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Sri Lanka secured a crucial victory over Bangladesh in the second One Day International (ODI) and levelled the series 1-1.

Wanindu Hasaranga keeps Bangladesh under check

Opting to bowl first after winning the toss, Sri Lanka restricted Bangladesh to a competitive total of 286/7 in their allotted 50 overs. Despite strong performances from Soumya Sarkar (68 runs) and Towhid Hridoy (96 runs), Wanindu Hasaranga‘s four-wicket haul kept Bangladesh from accelerating in the latter stages of their innings.

Pathum Nissanka takes Sri Lanka over the finish line

Chasing a target of 287 runs, Sri Lanka faced early setbacks with Avishka Fernando departing for a duck. However, Pathum Nissanka‘s magnificent century (114 runs off 113 balls) anchored the Sri Lankan innings, supported by Charith Asalanka‘s aggressive 91 runs.

Despite some resistance from the Bangladesh bowlers, including Shoriful Islam and Taskin Ahmed, Sri Lanka managed to reach the target with three wickets in hand and 17 balls to spare, securing victory in a closely contested match.

Nissanka’s exceptional batting performance earned him the Player of the Match award, showcasing his ability to anchor the innings under pressure. Hasaranga’s pivotal four-wicket haul during Bangladesh’s innings also played a crucial role in Sri Lanka’s victory, highlighting the team’s all-round performance.

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Here is how Twitter reacted:

Pathum Nissanka notches up his 6th ODI century and lays a strong foundation for our chase! What a player!  #BANvSL

— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) March 15, 2024

Goated 🐐

Pathum Nissanka scored 114 (113)

— Kanishka Roshan (@KrosaniTy) March 15, 2024

Yesterday, Pathum Nissanka played his 𝟭𝟬𝟬𝘁𝗵 𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 as an opener in his international career, where he scored a 𝗛𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗱.

– Pathum Nissanka, the Opener! 💪

— Thurunu Jayasiri (@ThurunuJ) March 15, 2024

🇱🇰🏏 Pathum Nissanka has hit three centuries in his last five ODI innings

100* vs Bangladesh
36 vs Bangladesh
118* vs Afghanistan
18 vs Afghanistan
210* vs Afghanistan #sportspavilionlk #SLvBAN #SLvsBAN #BANvsSL #pathumnissanka

— DANUSHKA ARAVINDA (@DanuskaAravinda) March 15, 2024

Pathum Nissanka scored his sixth ODI century🔥
This is his third century in five ODIs this year.

Congratulations #PathumNissanka 🇱🇰🙏#LKA #BANvSL #SriLanka

— Sri Lanka Tweet 🇱🇰 (@SriLankaTweet) March 15, 2024

Player of the Match: Pathum Nissanka
#BANvSL #ODI #cricket #CricketTwitter

— (@CricketTimesHQ) March 15, 2024

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Dutch-Bangla Bank Player of the Match | 2nd ODI
Pathum Nissanka (Sri Lanka) | 114 (113) Runs#BCB #Cricket #BANvSL #BDCricket #LiveCrcket #Bangladesh #HomeSeries #odiseries

— Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) March 15, 2024

Its time that we start including Pathum Nissanka and Charith Asalanka among the best top order and middle order batsman in the world respectively!!

SL was 43/3 when these two put up a 170 runs stand. And they have been doing it consistently in the past 12 months or so!!#BANvsSL

— House_Of_Cricket (@Houseof_Cricket) March 15, 2024

Been a remarkable year this has been for Pathum Nissanka. Only his sixth ODI in 2024 and he’s got two hundreds and a double. The highest run scorer in the world too in 2024. Made his plans clear that he wants to be the number one batter in the world. Currently, he’s ranked 11th.

— Rex Clementine (@RexClementine) March 15, 2024

Bad luck for Charith Asalanka as he miss out his 4th ODI hundred – Nevertheless well played Charith ❤️
His partnership with Nissanka make sure Sri Lanka upper hand in this game 🇱🇰👌#SLvBAN #BANvsSL #CharithAsalanka #PathumNissanka

— Shivam Dubey (@ShivamDubey45) March 15, 2024

Pathum Nissanka & Charith Asalanka has laid the foundation for a winning mentality. 🇱🇰 ❤#BANvsSL

— 𝚃𝚑𝚊𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚐𝚊 𝙼𝚘𝚕𝚕𝚒𝚐𝚘𝚍𝚊 (@TharaMolligoda) March 15, 2024

Pathum Nissanka just keeps getting better, another century today.

— Anfaas🇵🇸 (@AnfaasUTD) March 15, 2024

Well played Pathum Nissanka #BAVSL

— Faisal Caesar (@faisal_caesar) March 15, 2024

That’s a “I-am-the-boss” kinda century from Pathum Nissanka.

In a purple patch. 👏👏👏🫡#SLvBAN

— Poornama🏏 (@iam_poor9) March 15, 2024

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