Sri Lanka made a huge total and scored 344 runs for a loss of nine wickets against Pakistan in the 8th match of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 on Tuesday at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Sri Lankan wicketkeeper batter and vice captain of the team, Kusal Mendis, played a gem of an innings and made his maiden hundred in World Cup matches. He scored 122 runs on 77 balls with 14 fours and six sixes. He scored 100 runs in 65 balls, and Kusal Mendis has broken Kumar Sangakkara’s record for the fastest hundred by a Sri Lankan in ODI World Cups.
Many cricketers tweeted about this entertaining knock and congratulated Kusal Mendis.
Magnificent innings from Kusal Mendis👏😍— Lasith Malinga (@malinga_ninety9) October 10, 2023
He’s such a difficult batsman to contain when he’s on song, and he’s in the form of his life. Great to see him doing justice to his potential💪
He should continue play with the same intent as he did in the last two games.#CWC2023 #PAKvSL
Kusal mendis 🔥 what a knock 😨 #ICCMensCricketWorldCup2023— Surya Kumar Yadav (@surya_14kumar) October 10, 2023
What a fabulous talent Kusal Mendis is. So much in control and because he has shots all around the wicket, he is difficult to set a field to.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 10, 2023
That is some century from Kusal Mendis. Well paced and well played. And still Sri Lanka’s fastest in IC Men’s CWC. Superb knock.— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) October 10, 2023