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Wanindu Hasaranga Picks Third Consecutive ODI Five-Wicket Haul, Equals Waqar Younis’ 33-Year-Old Record

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Hasaranga, claimed his third consecutive five-wicket haul in the ODI World Cup qualifiers on Sunday, equalling Waqar Younis’ feat from 1990.

Sri Lanka leg- incentive Wanindu Hasaranga recorded his third successive ODI five- gate haul during the ODI World Cup qualifiers as his side beat Ireland by 133 runs at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo on Sunday.

Hasaranga, who picked up six for 24 against the United Arab Emirates and five for 13 versus Oman since Monday, claimed numbers of five for 79 against Ireland- apropos the second-most precious five- gate haul in the ODI format.

Hasaranga is only the alternate bowler to achieve three successive ODI five- gate hauls after Pakistan legend Waqar Younis, who recorded the feat in 1990.

Waqar indented up numbers of5/11 and5/16 against New Zealand, and5/52 against West Indies in the space of five days in November 1990.

Wanindu Hasaranga equalled Waqar Younis ’ record of successive five- gate hauls in one- day internationals as Sri Lanka ended Ireland’s chances of reaching the World Cup.

The leg- incentive took 5- 79 to lead his side to another hefty palm at the Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe.

He started the event with six against the UAE, also took five further against Oman, before doing analogous against the Irish.

Three consecutive five- fors matches the record held by Waqar for Pakistan in matches against New Zealand and West Indies in 1990.

Hasaranga will get one further chance to better the record in the group phase of the Qualifier, when Sri Lanka face Scotland in the final game in Bulawayo on Tuesday.

The two sides will be fighting for top spot in the group, as well as two further pivotal points to take through to the Super Six phase.

Scotland beat Oman by 76 runs in the other match in the group on Sunday, meaning they – like Sri Lanka – have won their first three matches in the competition.

Despite Hasaranga’s excellence with the ball, Dimuth Karunaratne was named player of the match after his demoiselle ODI century laid the platform for Sri Lanka’s 133- run palm over the Irish.

“ I don’t get nervous in Tests because I’ve scored hundreds ahead, ” Karunaratne said.

“I just want to apply the same styles I use in Test justice. It helped me a lot because I was scoring heavily in Test justice.

“ I used the same approach then time the ball, run hard, and perhaps that’s why I’ve had success. Now I know how to get a hundred. ”

The loss was Ireland’s third in the competition and ended their chances of progressing. It means they will again be absent from the World Cup, a competition they’ve not played in since 2015.

They’ve one further match left in the opening round, against the UAE, at Bulawayo Athletic Club on Tuesday, before consolation play- off institutions in Harare.

Andrew Balbirnie, Ireland’s captain, said it’ll be tough to raise themselves for those games after failing to achieve their primary thing in Zimbabwe.

“We’re disappointed, naturally, that we’re out of the competition, ” Balbirnie said.

“We came then to qualify, so to not indeed get to the Super Six is monstrously disappointing for this group, but we’ve to move on.

“We’re going to have to pick ourselves up snappily. We’re monstrously disappointed not to get through to the coming stage, but whenever you play for Ireland, no matter what the situation or game, you take pride.

“We’ve three games to get some pride back and hopefully go home with some cons. ” Know More Latest Cricket News…

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