The World Cup started with a win. After that, Bangladesh left the tournament with six consecutive losses. However, the last two matches in the World Cup are important for Bangladesh to play in the Champions Trophy. In such a situation, the Tigers showed extraordinary skills against Sri Lanka in their eighth match. However, losing wickets in the end, Bangladesh made it difficult to win an easy match. The red-green representatives kept alive the hope of playing in the Champions Trophy by defeating the Lankans by 3 wickets.
Bangladesh won the toss and put Sri Lanka into bat 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. Angelo Mathews went back to dressing room after time out before any ball was played. Charith Asalanka’s century in this eventful match made Sri Lanka all out for 279 runs in 3 balls from 49 overs. Asalanka scored 108 runs off 105 balls.
Batting on a target of 280 runs, Bangladesh did not get off to a good start. Bangladesh lost a pair of wickets out of the team’s 41 runs. Tanjid Hasan Tamim scored 9 off 5 balls and Liton Das scored 23 off 22 balls.
However, with Shakib Al Hasan, Nazmul Hasan handled the initial pressure calmly. Both of them picked up fifty in fluent batting. These two batsmen made a pair of 169 runs. Shakib and Shanto were on the way to a century without any chance for the Lankan bowlers.
However, Shakib and Shanto were dismissed for 210 and 211 runs respectively. Shakib scored 82 off 65 balls and Shanto scored 90 off 101 balls. Then Bangladesh was on the way to victory with the bat of Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah Riyad.
Sri Lanka won the match by dismissing these two batsmen for 249 and 255 runs. Mushfiq scored 10 runs off 13 balls and Mahmudullah scored 22 runs off 23 balls. Then Tawhid Hriday and Mehdi Hasan Miraj fight.
However, Mirage got out with 3 runs in 5 balls for the team’s 269 runs. However, Tanjim Hasan, who came to the crease with Shakib, left the field with 53 balls in hand to ensure the victory of the team. Dilshan Madushanka took 3 wickets for the Lankans.