Sri Lanka crush Zimbabwe to qualify for World Cup
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Sri Lanka qualified for the ICC Men’s World Cup after defeating Zimbabwe by nine wickets under Maheesh Theekshana, who took 4/25 and Pathum Nissanka, who hit a century for Sri Lanka.

In batting first, Sri Lanka’s spin-packed bowling attack posed a major challenge for Zimbabwe’s batting lineup.

In the 33rd over, the host batters were bundled out for only 165 runs against Sri Lankan bowlers.

Williams scored a gutsy 50 against Sri Lanka as he fought alone.

With 56 off 57 deliveries, he hit six boundaries and a six, making him the top scorer for Zimbabwe.

In Zimbabwe’s dismal batting display, another in-form batsman, Sikandar Raza, scored 31 runs in 51 balls.

Other Zimbabwe batters struggled against dominant Sri Lankan bowlers and made meager contributions.

Sri Lankan bowlers Maheesh Theekshana and Dilshan Madushanka led the bowling attack with 4/25 and 3/15, respectively.

After a magnificent century by Pathum Nissanka, Sri Lanka comfortably completed the chase with one wicket to spare.

During his 102-ball 101, he hit 14 boundaries and carried his bat the entire way.

As Sri Lanka advanced to the World Cup, Dimuth Karunaratne (30) and Kusal Mendis (25) played significant roles in the run chase.

A wicket could only be taken by Richard Ngarava for Zimbabwe.