Tigers started the World Cup with a great victory. But who knew that the black cloud of disappointment will surround Bangladesh from the next match. In the natural beauty of Dharamshala, England gave Bangladesh their first defeat in their second match. Unfortunately, that was England’s only win in this World Cup. But it pushed Bangladesh to the edge of the abyss. From where he could not return. One after another, the Tigers fell to nothing. After losing six matches in a row, Shakib lost his hunger to win–Mushfiq’s
Where they have to lose to teams like Netherlands. The match against Sri Lanka was the last chance to heal the wounds caused by half a dozen consecutive defeats in the Bangladesh camp. Despite winning two matches in the World Cup, Lankans are more devastated than Bangladesh. So beating this team and picking up a second win was an absolute golden opportunity. And Bangladesh has utilized that opportunity very well. Tigers finally got a relief win after losing six matches. Bangladesh in the last few years–The Sri Lankan match means extra excitement. However, this time the battle between the two teams that are in the World Cup will be so intense, Who would have thought! Angelo Mathews’ ‘timed out’ which spread heat in the first half of the match, It remained throughout the match. Nazmul Hossain Shanto and Shakib Al Hasan led Bangladesh to victory with great batting to defeat that pressure. Bangladesh’s hopes of playing in the Champions Trophy remained. Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by 3 wickets in a nerve-wracking match in Delhi. This is the first time Bangladesh has defeated the Lankans in the World Cup four times.
The batting that Bangladesh forgot after the first match seems to have regained it yesterday. And that’s a relief for the Tiger camp. Tanjim Shakib with the ball, After Shakib Al Hasan and Shariful’s power, Shakib batted–Shanta’s great performance gave Bangladesh a comfortable victory. However, Bangladesh was in fear of losing its way due to the shock at the beginning of the batting. But it was Shakib and Shant who led the team in the right direction. Both could get centuries. But in the end it was not found. But maybe the relief is here that the victory has come at least. Shakib–Shantar’s 169-run partnership led the team to victory until the next batsmen. In this World Cup, the team that managed to get home by two and a half runs only twice, the team finally won by 280 runs. That too in the pit wall.
The Bangladesh captain invited Sri Lanka to bat after winning the toss at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. Bangladesh bowlers had a great start. Shariful returned Kushal Perera to a flying catch by Mushfiqur Rahim in the first over. However, Kushal Mendis and Nissanka added 61 runs for the second wicket. Nissanka is batting fluently but Mendis keeps chasing for runs. In the 12th over, Shakib brought back the Lankan captain in the first attack. Mendis was caught by Shariful while coming forward and blowing. Tanjim Shakib bowled Nissanka who scored 41 runs in the next over. Sri Lanka is under pressure after losing two sets of batters in two consecutive overs. Then Samaravikrama and Charith Ashalanka formed a pair. 63 runs came in the fourth wicket partnership of the two. Shakib also broke this pair. Samaravikrama who scored 41 runs was caught at square leg while hitting a six. Then a rare event happened for the first time in international cricket. Angelo Mathews had to go back after being timed out late on the field. In cricket, two batsmen have to cross the field within three minutes. In this World Cup, that time is one minute less. But Mathews took 5 minutes. So Mathews was timed out on Shakib’s request. Umpire Marais Erasmus asks Shakib for confirmation before making the decision, Is he really making this request or not? After being confirmed by Shakib, the umpires gave the decision to Mathews. Mathews then tried to explain his problem to the Bangladesh captain by showing the torn tape of his helmet. But Shakib did not want to say anything. He gestured to speak to the umpires. Mathews did not benefit from that.
Sri Lanka lost a pair of wickets again and was under pressure. But this time Charith Ashalanka and Dhananjaya de Silva took the lead. The two added 78 runs for the sixth wicket. Dhananjaya, who scored 34 runs after being stumped by Mehedi Hasan Miraj, broke the pair. After that, Asalanka continued to fight with the lower order batters. He hit a boundary off Shariful Islam in the 48th over to reach 94 to 98 runs. He completed his first century in the World Cup and his second century in ODIs with 2 runs in the next ball. Ashalanka completed the century with the help of 6 fours and 4 sixes off 101 balls. After that, the left-handed batsman could not go far. He returned with 108 off 105 balls with Tanjim Saqbi caught for a six. Tanjim Shakib picked up his third wicket by sending back Kasun Rajitha in the same over. After Samira was run out, Sri Lanka were all out for 279 runs with 3 balls remaining. Tanjim Shakib of Bangladesh took 3 wickets but gave 80 runs in ten overs. Shakib and Shariful took 2 wickets each. Taskin did not get a wicket but gave only 39 runs in 10 overs.
Big target of 280 runs. Bangladesh faded at the start when he went to bat at the target. As always, the opening pair of the Bangladesh team failed this time too. In the third over of the innings, when the team’s runs were 17, Tanjid Tamim returned. Consistently failed Tamim could not get out of the ring of failure in this match. This opener scored 9 runs. Liton could not pull the team. He could only add 24 runs to Shanta for the second wicket. Dilshan Madushanka also returned Liton who scored 23 runs off 22 balls. After losing the two openers for 41 runs, Shant and Shakib put up resistance. Their resistance was going great. 50, 100, The partnership of the two was advancing by 150. But the two were separated by 169 runs. Mathews flicks the ball and the catch goes up. And Asalanka took that catch easily. Shakib returned with a captaincy innings of 82 runs off 65 balls. Where he hit 12 fours as well as 2 sixes. Mathews struck again the very next over after Shakib was sent back. This time he brought back Shakib’s long time partner Nazmul Hossain Shanto. Shanto had to return after being bowled by scoring 90 runs. This left-hander has been bowled by pulling the ball. Shanto hit 12 fours in an innings of 101 balls. Shakib–Mahmudullah was progressing well on the path shown by Shantos–Mushfiq. But after adding 38 runs, Mushfiq returned with 10 bowled. After that Mahmudullah could not finish the match. He also returned with 22 runs off 23 balls. A sudden train of thought in a match that was proceeding at a brisk pace. Mirage went to bat where 11 runs were needed in 10 overs. I have to pay compensation. Returned to pressure the team and scored 3 runs. However, Tawhid Hriday and Tanjim Shakib came back to win with 53 balls and 3 wickets in hand. Tawhid Hridyo remains unbeaten with 15 runs off 7 balls.
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