Within the course of, Wellalage turned the youngest Sri Lankan bowler to seize a five-for within the ODIs at 20 years and 246 days, eclipsing the earlier file held by pacer Charitha Buddhika.Former Lankan pacer set the file in 2001 when he grabbed a five-for towards Zimbabwe in Sharjah on the age of 21 years and 65 days.
Wellalage ensued a mini-collapse after India acquired off to a flying begin of their second Tremendous 4 match. Rohit Sharma (53) and Shubman Gill (19) added a fast 80 runs for the opening wicket earlier than Wellalage clear bowled Gill within the twelfth over.
After that, Wellalage led the Sri Lankan fightback by eradicating Virat Kohli (3) and Rohit in his subsequent two overs, decreasing India to 91/3 in 15.1 overs from 80 for no loss in 11 overs. Kohli, who scored a shocking unbeaten century towards Pakistan, mistimed his flick shot to present away a easy catch at mid-wicket within the 14th over. Then he clear bowled India skipper with a low bounce supply within the sixteenth over.
Wellalage then made KL Rahul (39) his fourth sufferer within the thirtieth over to interrupt a promising 63-run stand for the fourth wicket between Rahul and Ishan Kishan. It was a easy caught and bowled dismissal for the opposite Indian centurion towards Pakistan.
The left-armer then accomplished his maiden five-wicket haul with the wicket of Hardik Pandya (5) within the thirty sixth over. Hardik’s wicket was the spinner’s final supply of a wonderful spell as he returned figures of 5 for 40 in 10 overs, which included a maiden over too.
Wellalage made his ODI debut final 12 months in June towards Australia in Pallekele, and to date performed 13 one-day internationals, together with Tuesday’s match towards India. He has now taken 18 wickets in 12 innings. He has additionally performed a Take a look at for Sri Lanka, towards Pakistan at Galle in July 2022.