Kusal Mendis Scores the Fastest Hundred for Sri Lanka in World Cup History

Kusal Mendis
Kusal Mendis(Image: Twitter)

Fastest Hundred for Sri Lanka in World Cup: In Sri Lanka’s 2nd World Cup 2023 league game against Pakistan, Kusal Mendis scored his 3rd ODI century in just 65 balls and became the player to score the fastest hundred for Sri Lanka in World Cup history.

Kusal Mendis Scores the Fastest Hundred for Sri Lanka in World Cup History

The record for the Fastest Hundred for Sri Lanka in World Cup History was earlier held by Kumar Sangakkara in 2015 against England where he scored his century in 70 deliveries at Wellington.

Kusal Mendis scored his record-breaking century with an impressive SIX off the 1st delivery of the 27th over. Hasan Ali put an end to Mendis’ impressive inning when he scored 122 runs at a strike rate of 158.44 which includes 14 fours and 6 sixes.

Fastest Hundred for Sri Lanka in World Cup

  • 65 Balls – Kusal Mendis vs Pakistan(2023)*
  • 70 Balls – Kumar Sangakkara vs England(2015)
  • 80 Balls – Mahela Jayawardene vs Canada(2011)
  • 84 Balls – Mahela Jayawardene vs India(2011)

Speaking on the PAK vs SL World Cup 2023 match, Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat first. Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Perera opened the game where Perera lost his wicket to Hasan Ali without scoring any.

Following his dismissal, Kusal Mendis joined hands with Pathum Nissanka and made a 102-run stand for the next wicket. Shadab Khan broke the partnership by dismissing Pathum Nissanka for 51 runs.

Sadeera Samarawickrama on the other hand with his 108 runs pushed Sri Lanka’s score beyond the 300 runs mark. At the end of 50 overs, Sri Lanka scored 344 runs for 9 wickets loss.

Hasan Ali becomes the leading wicket-taker for Pakistan in the game by bagging 4 wickets in 10 overs. Haris Rauf bagged 2 wickets while Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi and Shadab Khan bagged 1 wicket each.