SL's Dhananjaya de Silva slams his third T20I fifty: Stats
Sri Lankan all-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva clubbed a match-winning 42-ball 66* against Afghanistan in Tuesday's Super 12 clash in the ICC T20 World Cup. Coming to bat at 12/1, the right-hander slammed six fours and two sixes while staying unharmed at one end. He struck the winning runs as SL clinched a six-wicket triumph while chasing a 145-run target (148/4). We decode his stats.
Decoding Dhananjaya's T20I career
Dhananjaya debuted in 20-over cricket for Sri Lanka against Pakistan in 2015. The spin all-rounder has since accumulated 617 runs in 32 matches, averaging 22.03. He slammed his third fifty in the format and first in T20 WC. Bowling-wise, he has claimed 10 wickets at 25.20. Besides, he owns an economy rate of 6.78.
How has Dhananjaya fared in T20 WC?
Dhananjaya made his T20 WC debut in the 2022 edition underway. He has managed 168 runs at 28.00 while striking at an impressive rate of 133.33. His scores read 12(11), 33(21), 0(1), 31(25), 26(23), 0(3), and 66*(42). With the ball, he has pocketed four wickets at 14.75. His best figures read 1/9 (vs Afghanistan).
How did the match pan out?
Afghanistan were off to a terrific start after electing to bat. Although openers Usman Ghani and Rahmanullah Gurbaz gave the Afghans a solid platform, the middle order couldn't seize it. Wanindu Hasaranga took three wickets to derail the Afghans, who settled for 144/8. Sri Lanka lost a couple of early wickets, but Dhananjaya's unbeaten knock (66*) got them home.