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     Sri Lanka Beat Bangladesh A sad news for Bangladesh: Bangladesh’s wicketkeeper-batter, Litton Das, won’t be playing in the 2023 Asia Cup, as the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced in a statement on Wednesday.

     Pitch Report: According to Marvan Atapattu, the pitch is excellent for batting. He believes that there might be some spin on the pitch during the first innings but not as much in the second innings. So, he suggests that teams would prefer to bat second on this pitch.

Toss time:

     Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat first.

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     Sri Lanka Beat Bangladesh:  Captains Talk after Toss:

     Shakib: “Dry wicket, hope to put runs on the board. We have to be at our best because Sri Lanka are very good especially at home. Three spinners and three seamers.”

     Shanaka: It is a good toss to lose with rain around the corner. Our main players are injured but we have all areas covered. Six batters, two allrounders, and three bowlers. Pathirana and Wellalage is playing.”

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    Sri Lanka Beat Bangladesh:  A debut for Tanzid Hasan today!

     Preceding started Today.

  In the first over of the match, Bangladesh scored 4 runs without losing any wickets. Mohammad Naim and debutant Tanzid Hasan opened for Bangladesh, facing Rajitha with the new ball. They hit a boundary when the ball was over-pitched and driven through the covers.

     Early Wicket for Sri Lanka in the Match.

     In the cricket match, Sri Lanka took an early wicket. They introduced spin from the other end, with Theekshana bowling. Debutant Tanzid Hasan was dismissed for a duck as he had no idea how to play the delivery and got out leg before wicket (lbw). Shanto came in to bat at number 3.

  • Tanzid Hasan scored 0 runs from 2 balls and was out lbw to Theekshana.
  • Theekshana almost tripped while trying to stop the ball with his ankle, causing concern for Sri Lanka.
  • Another appeal for lbw was not given, and Sri Lanka lost their review as the ball pitched outside the leg stump.

     The score for Bangladesh stands at 4/1 after 2 overs in the match.

      After 3 overs, Bangladesh’s score is 8/1. Rajitha continued bowling, with one delivery hitting the batsman on the body. There was a beautiful drive that went straight to the fielder, and later, a boundary was scored when the ball was driven down the ground.

     After 4 overs, Bangladesh is at 11/1. In the over bowled by Theekshana, Shanto managed to get a single off an inside edge. He then drove the ball to long off for another single. The over ended with a pull shot that earned three runs.

     After 5 overs, Bangladesh’s score is 12/1. In this over by Rajitha, there was a missed chance for a wicket at mid-on when Shanto’s shot went straight to the fielder, who happened to be the captain, but he couldn’t hold on to the catch. The over ended with a quick single to mid-off.

      After 6 overs, Bangladesh has scored 18 runs for the loss of 1 wicket. During Theekshana’s third over, the spinner displayed skillful variation, spinning the ball both ways while coming around the wicket. Shanto hit a boundary with a sweep shot on an over-pitched delivery, contributing to a total of six runs from the over.

      Bangladesh has reached a score of 23/1 after 7 overs. Rajitha bowled his fourth consecutive over, adjusting his tactics by bowling back of a length and angling the ball into the left-handed batsman. During this over, a boundary was hit when the ball was slightly full and wide, allowing the batsman to drive it through the covers. The over contributed five runs to Bangladesh’s total.

     In the 8th over, Dhananjaya De Silva, an off-spin bowler, took a wicket in his very first over. He bowled a full and straight delivery, which the batsman drove to long-off for a single run. However, in the same over, Mohammad Naim attempted a big shot but ended up edging the ball to fine leg. Two fielders went for the catch, but there was no confusion, and Naim was dismissed for 16 runs with 3 fours. Shakib Al Hasan came in as the new batsman for Bangladesh.

     After 9 overs, Bangladesh has scored 31 runs for the loss of 2 wickets. Rajitha bowled his fifth over, starting with a wide delivery. Shakib Al Hasan hit a boundary in the over when Rajitha bowled a full and wide delivery that Shakib drove through the covers. This over contributed six runs to Bangladesh’s total.

     After 10 overs, Bangladesh’s total stands at 34 runs for the loss of 2 wickets. Dhananjaya De Silva continued his bowling, with the first ball hitting Shanto’s pads but going down the leg side. There was a close call as Shanto missed the ball outside the off stump. The over resulted in three runs for Bangladesh.

     In Pathirana’s over, Bangladesh lost a crucial wicket as Shakib Al Hasan was dismissed for 5 runs. Shakib tried to slash at a wide delivery but ended up edging the ball, and the catch was confirmed as fair by the umpires. Bangladesh is now at 37/3 after 11 overs, with Hridoy coming in as the new batsman.

     Bangladesh has scored 42 runs for the loss of 3 wickets after 12 overs. Shanto played some good shots and got five runs in the last over bowled by De Silva.”

     Bangladesh has scored 50 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 13 overs. In the latest over by Pathirana, Shanto hit a boundary with a pull shot, adding eight runs to Bangladesh’s total and reaching the fifty-run mark.

     Bangladesh has reached 55/3 after 14 overs. In the latest over by De Silva, they scored five runs with five singles, and there was a close catch attempt off the last ball, but it was slightly too high for a catch.

     BAN 62/3 in 15 overs: Bangladesh’s score is 62/3 after 15 overs. In Pathirana’s third over, the batsman managed a single with a yorker on the stumps and hit a boundary with a well-executed pull shot towards fine leg. This over contributed seven runs to Bangladesh’s total.

      BAN 64/3 in 16 overs: Bangladesh has scored 64 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 16 overs. In De Silva’s over, they managed to add just two runs with a couple of singles. It looks like rain might be approaching as the ground staff is preparing the covers, and the players are taking a drinks break for now.

     BAN 68/3 in 17 overs: Bangladesh’s score is 68/3 after 17 overs. Wellalage bowled the first ball for a single to long on. However, rain interrupted play briefly as the covers were brought in, but the players returned to the field after a short delay. In the end, four runs were scored in this over.

     BAN 69/3 after 18 overs: Bangladesh’s total stands at 69/3 after 18 overs. Dhananjaya de Silva bowled a short delivery on off and middle. Najmul Hossain Shanto managed to punch it to mid-on for a single. Towhid Hridoy faced all 5 balls in the over but couldn’t score any runs.

     BAN 70/3 in 19 overs: Bangladesh’s score remains at 70/3 after 19 overs. Both Dhananjaya de Silva and Wellalage bowled tight overs, with just one run scored in each over.

     After 20 overs, Bangladesh has reached a total of 75 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. During this period, Dhananjaya de Silva bowled a tight 7th over, conceded only 5 singles.

     BAN 79/3 in 21 overs: Four singles in Wellalage’s third over.

     BAN 83/3 in 22 overs: Sri Lankan bowler Shanak bowled a back-of-a-length delivery on off-stump, which was defended to backward point. Later, a delivery on the stumps was defended to mid-wicket, earning a single. In total, four runs came from the over.

     BAN 88/3 in 23 overs: Sri Lankan bowler Wellalage continued his spell, maintaining tight control and preventing boundaries. The batsman Hridoy has been slow, scoring only 18 runs from 39 balls, and needs to accelerate the scoring rate.

     Shanaka, took a wicket by trapping Hridoy leg-before-wicket (lbw) after a review. Hridoy scored 20 runs from 41 balls. Prior to this, there was a boundary hit by Shanto. Bangladesh is at 95/4 after 24 overs.

     In the 25th over, Bangladesh’s score reached 97/4. Wellalage bowled, and there was a review for an lbw appeal against Shanto, but the decision was overturned as the ball was shown to be missing the stumps. Sri Lanka has no more review options left. Only two runs came from the over.

     After 26 overs, Bangladesh’s score is 102/4. Shanaka bowled, and there was a direct hit attempt, but the batsmen’s good running ensured their safety. The 100-up for Bangladesh, and despite a minor misunderstanding between the batters, an errant throw caused no harm. The over added five runs to Bangladesh’s total.

     Bangladesh has advanced to 114/4 after 27 overs. In this over bowled by Wellalage:

  • Mushfiqur scored a boundary with a reverse sweep on a full delivery.
  • Shanto hit another boundary, narrowly avoiding a fielder while attempting a pull shot.
  • The over was costly for Sri Lanka.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bangladesh added one run to their total in the 28th over, with a challenging chance created by Shanto’s shot and an unsuccessful LBW appeal.Bangladesh’s score is now 115/4 after 28 overs. Theekshana bowled the 28th .

    Sri Lanka Beat Bangladesh:  BAN 117/4 in 29 overs: Bangladesh’s total stands at 117/4 after 29 overs.

  • Pathirana, was introduced into the attack. He maintained a good length in this over, not giving the batsmen much room to play freely.

  • Bangladesh could only manage to score two runs from this over.

    Sri Lanka Beat Bangladesh:  BAN 121/4 in 30 overs: Bangladesh’s score is 121/4 after 30 overs.

  • Theekshana, continued his spell. There was a close moment as Shanto attempted a paddle shot, but he edged the ball, narrowly missing the stumps.

  • Only four runs were scored in this over, with Theekshana maintaining a tight line.

    Sri Lanka Beat Bangladesh:  BAN 125/4 in 31 overs: Bangladesh’s total stands at 125/4 after 31 overs.

  • Pathirana continued to bowl. There was an appeal for a caught behind, but the umpire remained unmoved. Sri Lanka had no reviews left, and replays suggested there might have been a slight nick.

  • There was another chance when Shanto mistimed a pull shot, and the ball just went above the short mid-wicket fielder. 

    Sri Lanka Beat Bangladesh:  BAN 126/4 in 32 overs: Bangladesh’s score is 126/4 after 32 overs.

  • Theekshana continued to bowl. Bangladesh struggled to find boundaries in this period, and their run rate has dropped since Mushfiqur’s arrival.

  • The over ended with a single off the last ball.

    Sri Lanka Beat Bangladesh:  Mushfiqur Rahim was dismissed by Pathirana:

  • Mushfiqur attempted an upper-cut on a short ball but ended up hitting it straight to the fielder at third man.
  • This resulted in his dismissal for 13 runs from 22 balls, with one boundary.
  • Bangladesh’s score is now 127/5 after 33 overs, with Mehidy Hasan coming in as the new batsman.

    Sri Lanka Beat Bangladesh  BAN 131/5 in 34 overs: Bangladesh’s score stands at 131/5 after 34 overs.

  • Dhananjaya De Silva returned to the bowling attack. Bangladesh scored just four singles from this over, suggesting they may not be looking to increase the run rate at the moment.

    Sri Lanka Beat Bangladesh  BAN 135/5 in 35 overs: Bangladesh’s total is 135/5 after 35 overs.

  • Rajitha, came into the attack. Shanto played a swivel-pull shot to fine leg for a single.
  • Mehidy attempted to punch the ball through the covers, but it was well fielded by a close-in fielder.
  • This over contributed four runs to Bangladesh’s total.

    Sri Lanka Beat Bangladesh:  BAN 140/5 in 36 overs: Bangladesh’s score is 140/5 after 36 overs.

  • Dhananjaya De Silva was the bowler, and Shanto hit a boundary, driving the ball past mid-on.
  • Apart from the boundary, it was a relatively quiet over.

    Sri Lanka Beat Bangladesh:   Mehidy Hasan Miraz was run out due to a mix-up:

  • There was a mix-up between the batsmen, and both ended up at the same end of the pitch.

  • Shanto managed to reach the striker’s end safely, while Mehidy failed to get back to his crease in time.

  • As a result, Mehidy Hasan Miraz was run out for 5 runs from 11 balls.

  • Mahedi Hasan replaced Mehidy Hasan Miraz.

  • Shanto hit a boundary by pulling a short delivery to the leg side. Shanto is crucial for Bangladesh in their quest for a respectable score.

     Bangladesh’s score is now 145/6 after 37 overs.

    Sri Lanka Beat Bangladesh:  BAN 157/6 in 39 overs: Bangladesh’s score is 157/6 after 39 overs.

  • Dhananjaya De Silva continued his bowling, conceding only three runs in the over.

  • There was a chance when Mahedi got a leading edge, but it went past the bowler and fell safely.

  • Nine runs were scored in the over, including wide

    Sri Lanka Beat Bangladesh:  BAN 160/6 in 40 overs: Bangladesh’s score stands at 160/6 after 40 overs.

  • There was a chance when Theekshana bowled a delivery that completely foxed Mahedi, but Kushal Mendis missed the stumping. However, Mahedi managed to get back into his crease before the second stumping attempt.

  • Only three singles were scored in this over.

    Sri Lanka Beat Bangladesh:  Mahedi Hasan was dismissed leg-before-wicket (LBW):

  • Wellalage bowled a delivery that trapped Mahedi in front as he attempted to defend while pressing forward.
  • Bangladesh reviewed the LBW decision, but the on-field umpire’s call on the wickets was upheld.
  • Mahedi Hasan was out for 6 runs from 16 balls.

     Bangladesh’s score is now 162/7 after 41 overs.

    Sri Lanka Beat Bangladesh  Theekshana dismissed Shanto:

  • Shanto, who was nearing a century, was bowled out as he played down the wrong line and the stumps were disturbed.

  • Theekshana bowled a beautiful delivery to get this wicket.

  • Shanto scored 89 runs from 122 balls, including 7 boundaries.

  • Bangladesh’s score is now 163/8 after 42 overs, with Shoriful and Taskin at the crease.

    Sri Lanka Beat Bangladesh  Pathirana claimed two more wickets for Sri Lanka and conclude on 4 for him.

  1. Taskin Ahmed was dismissed by Pathirana after failing to pick the slower ball and offering a straightforward catch to short cover. Taskin scored 0 runs from 2 balls.

  2. Mustafizur Rahman was given out LBW by Pathirana. The full slower ball proved effective, and Pathirana secured his fourth wicket. Mustafizur took a review, but it confirmed three reds, meaning he was out. Mustafizur scored 0 runs from 2 balls.

     With these two dismissals, Bangladesh was bowled out for a total of 164 runs in 42.4 overs.

Bangladesh All Out: 164/10

     Bangladesh was bowled out for a total of 164 runs in their first Group B encounter against Sri Lanka. Pathirana played a significant role, taking four wickets, including those of Shakib and Mushfiqur, which put Sri Lanka in control of the match.

     Najmul Hossain Shanto was the standout performer for Bangladesh, scoring 89 runs before being dismissed by Theekshana. It should be a comfortable chase for the hosts. Stay tuned for the upcoming chase.

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    Sri Lanka Beat Bangladesh:  Sri Lanka is 4/0 after the first over of their innings:

  • Taskin opened the bowling for Bangladesh.
  • Nissanka and Karunaratne are the opening batsmen for Sri Lanka.
  • The first ball was slightly short on off-stump and was defended to the off side.
  • The second ball was short again, and Nissanka managed to pull it, getting enough on it to clear the infield for a couple of runs.
  • Nissanka then punched a slightly wide delivery over backward point for another couple of runs.

    Sri Lanka Beat Bangladesh:  Sri Lanka is 13/0 after 2 overs in their innings:

  • Shoriful is bowling from the other end.
  • Karunaratne faced the first delivery and defended it after it was slightly short.
  • The second ball, of a similar length, was also defended, but Karunaratne managed to take a single to fine leg.
  • There was an LBW appeal on the third ball, but the umpire dismissed it, indicating that the ball was going down the leg side.
  • Nissanka capitalized on a short delivery from Shoriful, pulling it through the leg side for a boundary on the fourth ball.

     Sri Lanka collected 13 runs in these two overs.

    Sri Lanka Beat Bangladesh:  Sri Lanka is 13/1 after 3 overs:

  • Taskin Ahmed took a wicket for Bangladesh. Karunaratne played across the line, and his stumps were disturbed. There was slight movement back in from the bowler.
  • Karunaratne was dismissed for just 1 run from 3 balls.
  • As a result, Sri Lanka lost their first wicket early in the innings.
  • Kushal Mendis is the new batsman at number 3.

     Taskin Ahmed bowled a wicket maiden over.

     Sri Lanka is currently 13/1 after 3 overs.

    Sri Lanka Beat Bangladesh:  Sri Lanka is 16/2 after 4 overs:

  • Nissanka managed to get a double by driving an overpitched delivery from Shoriful into the gap between mid-off and cover.
  • However, a wicket followed as Nissanka was dismissed. Shoriful bowled a slightly shorter and wider delivery, resulting in Nissanka under-edging it straight to the wicketkeeper. Bangladesh players were excited with the wicket.
  • Nissanka scored 14 runs from 13 balls, including one boundary.
  • Oshada Fernando, also known as Samarawickrama, is the new batsman at number 4.

     Samarawickrama managed to find the gap and get off the mark with a couple of runs.

     Sri Lanka’s score is now 16/2 after 4 overs.

    Sri Lanka Beat Bangladesh:  Sri Lanka has reached 26/2 after 5 overs:

  • Samarawickrama played a beautiful cover drive for a boundary off a pitched-up delivery.
  • He followed it up with another boundary, this time clipping the ball fine down the leg side.
  • Mendis is having some difficulty in getting off strike.

     Sri Lanka added runs quickly in this over, reaching 26/2 after 5 overs.

    Sri Lanka Beat Bangladesh:  Sri Lanka’s score is 31/2 after 6 overs:

  • Shoriful continued his bowling, maintaining a slightly shorter length and aiming at the stumps.
  • However, he bowled a full and wide delivery, which was brilliantly driven through the off-side for a boundary.

     Sri Lanka added four runs to their total in this over, reaching 31/2 after 6 overs.

    Sri Lanka Beat Bangladesh:  Sri Lanka’s score is 33/3 after 7 overs:

  • Mendis continued to face difficulties in getting off strike. After defending to the leg side, he took off for a run and had to dive back into the crease after being sent back by his partner.
  • Mendis seemed to be in some pain, and the physio attended to him.
  • There was a chance when Mendis mistimed a pull shot, and the ball almost found the midwicket fielder, but he got off the mark with a single finally.

     Sri Lanka added just two runs to their total in this over, with Mendis struggling to rotate the strike.

    Sri Lanka Beat Bangladesh:  Sri Lanka’s score is 36/2 after 8 overs:

  • Shakib Al Hasan came into the attack, marking the first sign of spin in the match. It appeared that the ball was turning slightly.
  • Sri Lanka managed to score just three runs from the over.

     Sri Lanka’s total reached 36/2 after 8 overs, with Shakib applying some pressure with his spin bowling.

    Sri Lanka Beat Bangladesh:  Sri Lanka’s score is 42/2 after 9 overs:

  • Mustafizur Rahman bowled his first over. He delivered a full ball that angled away from the batsman, resulting in the outside edge of the bat. However, the point fielder made a diving stop to prevent any runs.
  • Mendis managed to hit a boundary off a slightly short delivery on the stumps, picking it up and sending it over the leg side.

     Sri Lanka added eight runs to their total in this over, reaching 42/2 after 9 overs.

    Sri Lanka Beat Bangladesh:  Shakib Al Hasan took a wicket for Bangladesh:

  • Shakib continued his bowling spell and struck with a wicket. He bowled through the gate, completely foxing Mendis, as the ball came back in with the angle from the left-arm spinner.
  • Kusal Mendis was bowled out for 5 runs from 21 balls, including one boundary.
  • Dhananjaya de Silva, also known as Asalanka, is the new batsman at number 5.

     Sri Lanka’s score is now 44/3 after 10 overs.

    Sri Lanka Beat Bangladesh:  Sri Lanka’s score is 49/3 after 11 overs:

  • Mehidy Hasan Miraz was introduced into the attack for Bangladesh.
  • Samarawickrama attempted to advance down the track, but the ball spun and went off the batter’s pads to fine leg. There was a possibility of a stumping if the ball had gone to the keeper.

     Sri Lanka added five runs to their total in this over, reaching 49/3 after 11 overs.

    Sri Lanka Beat Bangladesh:  Sri Lanka’s score is 50/3 after 12 overs:

  • Mahedi Hasan came into the attack for Bangladesh, joining forces with Mehidy Hasan Miraz. Both have similar names.
  • Mahedi Hasan bowled full and straight deliveries on the stumps to Asalanka.
  • Sri Lanka managed to score just one run from the over.

     Sri Lanka reached a total of 50/3 after 12 overs.

    Sri Lanka Beat Bangladesh:  Sri Lanka’s score is 54/3 after 13 overs:

  • Mehidy Hasan Miraz continued his bowling spell. Samarawickrama is crucial for Sri Lanka’s chase.
  • With two off-spinners in play, Samarawickrama should aim to preserve his wicket and build a substantial partnership.
  • Sri Lanka collected four runs from the over.

Sri Lanka reached 54/3 after 13 overs.

    Sri Lanka Beat Bangladesh:  Sri Lanka’s score is 58/3 after 14 overs:

  • Mahedi Hasan bowled another tight over for Bangladesh.
  • Asalanka managed to pick up a couple of singles and twos.
  • Sri Lanka added four runs to their total in this over.

     The players are taking a break for drinks with Sri Lanka at 58/3 after 14 overs.

    Sri Lanka Beat Bangladesh:  Sri Lanka’s score is 61/3 after 15 overs:

  • Shakib Al Hasan bowled a delivery that slid in and struck Asalanka’s pad, causing the ball to lob up to the wicketkeeper. Shakib made a loud appeal for a caught-behind, but the umpire did not give it out.
  • Bangladesh decided to review the decision, but there were no spikes on UltraEdge, indicating that Asalanka had not edged the ball, and he survived.
  • Shakib followed it up with a delivery that darted in and beat Asalanka’s outside edge.

     Sri Lanka added three runs to their total in this over, reaching 61/3 after 15 overs.

     Sri Lanka’s score is 66/3 after 16 overs:

  • Mahedi Hasan bowled a short delivery, and Asalanka played a sweep shot, sending the ball behind square-leg for a boundary (FOUR).
  • Mahedi then delivered a delivery into the blockhole, and Asalanka managed to dig it out towards cover for a single.

     Sri Lanka added five runs to their total in this over, reaching 66/3 after 16 overs.

     Sri Lanka’s score is 69/3 after 17 overs:

  • Shakib Al Hasan bowled another tight over for Bangladesh.
  • Asalanka and Sadeera rotated the strike with the occasional single.

     Sri Lanka added three runs to their total in this over, reaching 69/3 after 17 overs.

     Sri Lanka’s score is 77/3 after 18 overs:

  • Mustafizur Rahman was introduced into the attack for Bangladesh.
  • A delivery down the leg side brushed the batter’s pads on its way to the boundary for four runs.
  • Sri Lanka managed to score eight runs from the over.

     Sri Lanka reached a total of 77/3 after 18 overs, and they are building a partnership in their chase.

     Sri Lanka’s score is 88/3 after 19 overs:

  • Bangladesh’s Mustafizur Rahman bowled a short and wide delivery that was cut away easily by Samarawickrama through point for a boundary (FOUR).
  • Samarawickrama seemed to be in great touch and followed it up with a full delivery on the stumps, which he drove to midwicket. However, a fielding error resulted in a boundary.
  • Sri Lanka collected 11 runs from the over.

     Sri Lanka is now at 88/3 after 19 overs, and Samarawickrama appears to be leading their chase effectively.

     Sri Lanka’s score is 90/3 after 20 overs:

  • Mustafizur Rahman bowled a tight over, maintaining a good line and length.
  • Asalanka struggled to rotate the strike, and only two runs came from the over.

     Sri Lanka is at 90/3 after 20 overs, and the Bangladesh bowlers are putting pressure on the batsmen to slow down the run rate.

     Sri Lanka’s score is 93/3 after 21 overs:

  • Taskin Ahmed delivered an over where only three runs were conceded.
  • The partnership between the two Sri Lankan batsmen reached fifty runs, and Sri Lanka continued to make progress towards their target.

     Sri Lanka is now at 93/3 after 21 overs, and the partnership is becoming crucial for their chase.

     Sri Lanka’s score is 100/3 after 22 overs:

  • Mehidy Hasan Miraz continued his bowling spell for Bangladesh.
  • Asalanka played an impressive shot, going down on one knee and slog sweeping a full delivery outside off over midwicket for a boundary (FOUR).
  • This boundary brought up the 100 runs milestone for Sri Lanka.

     Sri Lanka has reached 100/3 after 22 overs, and they are steadily progressing towards their target.

     Sri Lanka’s score is 108/3 after 23 overs:

  • Taskin Ahmed bowled a slightly short delivery, and Samarawickrama took advantage by pulling it through the leg side for a boundary (FOUR).
  • The over had been relatively quiet until that boundary, and Sri Lanka added eight runs to their total.

     Sri Lanka is now at 108/3 after 23 overs, and they are steadily closing in on their target.

     Sri Lanka’s score is 114/3 after 24 overs:

  • Samarawickrama reached his fifty with a single, played to the sweeper on the off-side. This is a crucial innings from the middle-order batsman.
  • Asalanka contributed with a boundary, pulling a short delivery in front of square for four runs (FOUR).

     Sri Lanka is at 114/3 after 24 overs, and Samarawickrama’s fifty is an important milestone in their chase.

     Sri Lanka’s score remains at 114/3 after 25 overs:

  • Shakib Al Hasan bowled a maiden over, maintaining the pressure on Sri Lanka’s batsmen.
  • Bangladesh is in need of a breakthrough to have a chance in this match.

     Sri Lanka is still at 114/3 after 25 overs, and their partnership is proving to be vital in this chase.

     Sri Lanka’s score is 115/3 after 26 overs:

  • Mahedi Hasan returned to the bowling attack for Bangladesh.
  • He bowled a tight over, conceding only one run.

     Sri Lanka is now at 115/3 after 26 overs, and the match continues to be closely contested.

     Sri Lanka’s score is 121/3 after 28 overs:

  • Shakib Al Hasan bowled another quick and tight over, allowing only a couple of runs.
  • Mahedi Hasan continued his spell and conceded two singles and a double from his over.

     Sri Lanka is progressing steadily, now at 121/3 after 28 overs, as they approach their target in a composed manner.

     Sri Lanka’s score remains at 121/3 after 29 overs:

  • Shakib Al Hasan bowled a maiden over, maintaining the pressure on Sri Lanka’s batsmen.
  • Bangladesh is looking for a breakthrough, but Sri Lanka is handling the situation calmly.

     Sri Lanka is still at 121/3 after 29 overs, and the match remains finely balanced.

     Sri Lanka’s score is 123/4 after 30 overs:

  • Bangladesh finally got a breakthrough as Samarawickrama was dismissed. He attempted to come down the track but was beaten, and the wicketkeeper completed the stumping.
  • Samarawickrama scored 54 runs off 77 balls with six boundaries.

     Sri Lanka is now at 123/4 after 30 overs, and this wicket has given Bangladesh a glimmer of hope in the match.

     Sri Lanka’s score is 128/5 after 31 overs:

  • Asalanka attempted a sweep shot but got a top-edge, and the ball fell safely between the fielders. The batsmen managed to take a couple of runs.
  • However, another wicket fell as Dhananjaya De Silva tried to come down the ground but yorked himself. Shakib Al Hasan was the bowler.

     Sri Lanka is now at 128/5 after 31 overs, and Bangladesh is making a comeback with quick wickets.

     Sri Lanka’s score is 134/5 after 33 overs:

  • Asalanka managed to hit a boundary, taking advantage of the fielder at mid-off being brought in. He timed it perfectly to clear the field and reach the boundary for four runs.
  • Shakib Al Hasan, the Bangladesh captain, bowled another tight over, conceding just two runs.

     Sri Lanka is at 134/5 after 33 overs, and they are inching closer to their target with Asalanka’s contributions.

     Sri Lanka’s score is 138/5 after 34 overs:

  • Mahedi Hasan bowled a full and wide delivery, and Asalanka managed to smash it through the covers for a couple of runs. The fielder’s effort prevented it from reaching the boundary.
  • In total, four runs came from the over.

     Sri Lanka is now at 138/5 after 34 overs, and Asalanka’s positive intent is crucial for their chase.

     Sri Lanka’s score is 145/5 after 36 overs:

  • Shanaka attempted a reverse sweep, but the fielder in the deep made a good effort to dive and prevent a boundary. The result was five runs coming from the over bowled by Miraz.
  • Mahedi Hasan followed it up with another tight over, conceding only two runs.

     Sri Lanka is steadily progressing at 145/5 after 36 overs, and Bangladesh is trying to keep the pressure on with tight bowling.

     Sri Lanka’s score is 150/5 after 37 overs:

  • Charith Asalanka reached his fifty, playing a crucial innings in the context of the game.
  • Shanaka broke free, coming down the track, and hit the ball right back over the bowler’s head for a boundary (FOUR).

     Sri Lanka has reached 150/5 after 37 overs, and they are showing resilience in their chase, with Asalanka’s fifty being a significant contribution.

     Sri Lanka’s score is 158/5 after 38 overs:

  • Asalanka played an excellent shot, rocking back and pulling a slightly short delivery from Mahedi over midwicket for a huge six (SIX).
  • Eight runs came from Mahedi Hasan’s over.

     Sri Lanka is at 158/5 after 38 overs, and their batsmen are starting to find the boundaries, increasing the pressure on Bangladesh.

     Sri Lanka has won the match by 5 wickets:

  • Bangladesh reviewed for an LBW after Shanaka walked across and missed his flick, but the umpire’s call was in favor of the batsman.
  • Asalanka sealed the win with a swivel pull to the boundary for four runs.

     Sri Lanka reached a total of 164/5 in 39 overs, securing a 5-wicket victory over Bangladesh.

     Sri Lanka has secured their first win in Group B with a comfortable five-wicket victory. Samarawickrama and Asalanka played mature innings to guide their team to the target after some early wickets.

     Shakib and Mahedi were effective for Bangladesh, making it challenging for the hosts to score runs during the middle overs.

     In the earlier innings, Maheesh Theekshana and Matheesha Pathirana were the standout performers for Sri Lanka, taking six wickets between them to restrict Bangladesh to a total of 164 runs, despite Najmul Hossain Shanto’s good performance with the bat.

 
Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh
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Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh
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Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh
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Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh
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Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh
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Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh
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     Captain Shanaka all smiles:

     “The way bowlers executed, credit to them. Especially Theekshana up front, Dhananjaya, and Pathirana who’s bowling so well. Tricky surface. The way Sadeera batted, today was his day. Asalanka has been outstanding over last 2 years. Good signs for Sri Lankan cricket,” said Dasun Shanaka after the thumping victory over Bangladesh.

     Player of the match:

     Fast-bowler Pathirana won the Player of the Match for his sensational spell in which he took four wickets for Sri Lanka.

     “This is my first POTM for my country – really happy about that. T20 skills are good for death overs. That’s why I took my wickets with the slower balls. My action is unpredictable. It’s a good advantage for me.”

      Shakib after match:

     Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan expressed that the wicket was a 220-230 runs at the venue and 164 runs were not enough for them to challenge a team like Sri Lanka.

     “It wasn’t a 300 wicket. 220-230 would’ve given us more chance. Didn’t bat well as a unit. Have to regroup, have another important game in a couple of days. Needed couple more wickets when they were 3 down for 30.”

     Record alert:

     It is the first time that Sri Lanka have stayed unbeaten 11 ODIs in a row. The last record of 10 ODI wins back in February 2004 to July 2004.

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