Bangladesh has already withdrawn from the World Cup. However, the last two matches in the World Cup are important for Bangladesh to play in the Champions Trophy. In such a situation, the red-green representatives entered the field against Sri Lanka in their eighth match. Charith Asalanka’s century in the eventful match gave Bangladesh a target of 280 runs.
Captain Shakib Al Hasan sent Sri Lanka into bat after winning the toss at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Monday (November 6). In this match, the cricket world saw a time-out for the first time in an international match.
Sri Lanka lost the toss and lost the wicket in the first over of the innings. Pacer Shariful Islam brought Kushal Perera back to court on Mushfiqur Rahim’s flying catch. Perera got out with 4 runs in 5 balls for the team’s 5 runs.
Then the opener Pathum Nishanka started batting with the Lankan captain Kushal Mendis who came to the crease. Nishanka started batting a bit aggressively. These two batsmen made a pair of 61 runs.
After that, Bangladesh put Sri Lanka under pressure by picking up a couple of wickets. Pacer Tanjim Hasan Shakib sent back Perera who scored 4 runs from 5 balls and Nishanka who scored 41 runs from 36 balls.
After that, Sadira Samavikrama and Charith Asalanka added 63 runs to handle the pressure. However, Sri Lanka lost a pair of wickets for the team’s 135 runs. Samavikrama got out after scoring 41 runs off 42 balls.
And Angelo Mathews who came to the crease was timed out. According to MCC Laws 40.1.1, the next batter must be ready to play within 2 minutes after a batter is out. But Mathews couldn’t be that. And so Mathews was timed out due to Bangladesh’s appeal.
Then Dhananjaya de Silva started batting aggressively with Charith Asalanka. The two made a partnership of 78 runs. However, Dhananjaya got out with 34 runs in 36 balls for the team’s 213 runs.
After that, Asalanka started batting with Mahish Thikshana who came to the crease. However, Thikshana got out by scoring 22 runs in 31 balls for the team’s 258 runs. However, Asalanka scored a century off 101 balls in a smooth batting.
Then Tanjim Shakib picked up two wickets of the Lankans for the team’s 278 runs. Asalanka got out with 108 runs off 105 balls. Sri Lanka were all out for 279 runs in 3 balls after 49 overs when Chamira got out as the last batsman.