Bangladesh started the World Cup mission by defeating Afghanistan. After that, the Tigers lost 6 consecutive matches against England, New Zealand, India, South Africa, Netherlands and Pakistan and left before the semi-finals.
After defeating Sri Lanka on Monday, Shakib went up to seventh in the points table. Bangladesh can play in the Champions Trophy to be held in Pakistan in 2025 if they finish the World Cup from the top eight in the points table.
Earlier today, Sri Lanka batted all out for 279 runs. Chasing the target, Bangladesh won by 3 wickets with 53 balls in hand. Nazmul Hossain Shanto scored 90 runs in the team’s victory. Apart from scoring 80 runs, captain Shakib Al Hasan became the man of the match by taking 2 wickets.
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 took the lead of the team. They made a pair of 169 runs in 149 balls for the third wicket. He picked up a pair of fifty in this pair. Shakib returned with 80 runs off 65 balls with 12 fours and two sixes. Shanto scored 90 runs with the help of 12 boundaries from 101 balls.
Then Mushfiqur Rahim (10), Mahmudullah Riyad (22), Mehdi Hasan Miraj (3) were out, but Tanjid Hasan Shakib took the team to the port of victory with 53 balls. He remained unbeaten on 17 runs off 7 balls.