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[Watch] Kusal Perara Falls After Scoring A Blazing Fifty Against New Zealand

image-lor010pzKusal Perara Departs [Ap photos]

Kusal Perera, the dynamic Sri Lankan batter, unleashed a breathtaking display of aggressive cricket in the 42nd match of the ICC World Cup 2023 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. With fearless determination, he took on New Zealand pacer Lockie Ferguson, attempting to continue his attacking spree. 

However, fate had other plans, as the delivery failed to find the right length, resulting in Perera's dramatic departure from the crease after a blistering innings of 51 runs.

In the initial 10 overs, Sri Lanka's batting order witnessed a precarious situation, with Trent Boult claiming three crucial wickets, while Tim Southee and Lockie Ferguson contributed by dismissing one batter each. Amidst this turmoil, Kusal Perera's swashbuckling performance stood out. He etched his name in the record books by notching up the fastest half-century of the ICC World Cup 2023, reaching the milestone in a mere 21 balls.

However, Perera's explosive journey came to an abrupt end in the 10th over. A delivery from Lockie Ferguson lured him into an ambitious shot, but it struck the toe end of his bat, sending the ball soaring high into the air. 

Watch - Kusal Perara Departs

What followed was a breathtaking catch by Mitchell Santner, showcasing his exceptional fielding prowess. Although there was a moment of uncertainty between Kane Williamson and Santner, it was Santner who ultimately secured the wicket.

At the time of writing, Sri Lanka found themselves struggling at 102 for 6 in just 16 overs.