Shakib Al Hasan completes half century after Nazmul Hossain Shant. Chasing 280 runs against Sri Lanka, Nazmul Hossain Shanto and Shakib Al Hasan led the team after 2 openers were dismissed for 41 runs.
In the third wicket, they made an excellent pair of 140 runs in 130 balls. Bangladesh is looking to win with their bat.
As of writing this report, the Bangladesh team has collected 181 runs for 2 wickets in 28 overs. Nazmul Hossain Shanto Osakib Al Hasan is batting for 80 and 62 runs.
Tigers need to score 99 runs in the last 22 overs to win.
Bangladesh won the toss and sent Sri Lanka into bat first at the Arun Jaitley Cricket Stadium in Delhi, India on Monday. Batting first, Sri Lanka made a challenging score of 279 runs based on Charith Asalanka’s century.
Asalanka scored 108 runs for the team with the help of 6 fours and 5 sixes from 105 balls. Besides, opener Pathum Nishanka and Sadira Samarawickrama scored 41 runs.
Chasing the target of 280 runs, Bangladesh lost wickets at the beginning of the innings. The young opener Tanjid Hasan Tamim returned with a catch while chasing the boundary for the team’s 17 runs in 2.1 overs. He returned for 9 runs off 5 balls.
A great yorker by Sri Lankan star pacer Madushanka hit Liton’s boots in the team’s 41 runs. Umpire Marai did not take long to give Erasmus out. Liton Das refrained from taking a review after talking to Nazmul Hossain Shanta who was standing on non-strike. Liton returned to 23 runs off 22 balls with two fours and two sixes.
Then Nazmul Hossain Shanto and Shakib Al Hasan led the team. By the third wicket, they have already made an excellent pair of 140 runs in 130 balls.