Bangladesh gave a challenging score to Sri Lanka in their last match in the group stage of the Asia Cup. At the end of 20 overs, Bangladesh collected 183 runs. The Bangladesh team set a big target in front of Sri Lanka with the aggressive batting of Miraj in the beginning, Afif in the middle and Mosaddek-Taskin in the end.
Sri Lanka need to score 184 runs to win the match which started at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday.
In T20 cricket, stuck in low-run circles and slow batting, Bangladesh has finally changed its shell. Youngsters like Mehedi Hasan Miraj, Afif Hussain have given Sri Lanka big targets with the bat. Tigers collected 183 runs for 7 wickets in 20 overs.
Millions of fans of Bengal are watching a different opening pair at the beginning of the batting. Bangladesh entered the field in the opening of Miraj-Sabbir.
Mirage was aggressive right from the start with Sabbir Rahman coming in to bat for the first time. Despite Sabbir’s return, his aggressive batting continued against the Lankan bowlers.
In the end, Wanindu Hasaranga returned him. This opener scored 38 runs off 26 balls with 2 fours and a six.
Mushfiqur Rahman failed again. Individual 4 runs back when the team collection is 63. After that, Bangladesh remained somewhat stable. Shakib returned to Sajghar after scoring 24 runs off 22 balls in the 11th over.
Afif Hossain scored 57 runs off 37 balls with Mahmudullah after losing 4 wickets for 87 runs. As long as Affi was on the wicket, he was seen as aggressive. After playing an innings of 39 runs with 1 six and 1 four from 22 balls, Madhushankar returned to Sajghar with a catch.
Mahmudullah batted slowly in the beginning but in the end he scored 27 runs off 2 fours from 22 balls. In the end, Bangladesh scored their maximum runs at the Dubai Stadium with Mosaddek Hossain’s 9-ball 24 and Taskin Ahmed’s 6-ball 11.
Wanindu Hasaranga and Chamika Karunaratne took 2 wickets each for Sri Lanka. Dilshan Madhushanka, Mahesh Thekshana and Asitha Fernando took 1 wicket.