SL vs BAN, Asia Cup 2022: Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 2 wickets in thrilling match
There was a tremendous match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in the Asia Cup 2022. Both the teams worked hard to win this match. This match was very important for both teams. Fans got to see a good match at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Watch the full match report.
The 5th match of the Asia Cup was played between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bowl first. Batting first, Bangladesh scored 183 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 20 overs. In reply, Sri Lanka's team scored 184 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. In this way, Sri Lanka won this match by two wickets. This match was very important for both teams. In the do-or-die match, both the teams put in a lot of effort to win but in the end, Sri Lanka won a big victory. Sri Lanka's next match will now be against Afghanistan. Afghanistan has already qualified in Super-4. Afghanistan had earlier defeated Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
Bangladesh did not start well. Shabbir got out early after scoring five runs. After this, Mehdi Hasan Miraj scored a brilliant 38 runs. Captain Shakib also contributed 24 runs. It took time for the Bangladesh team would not be able to score big but in the end, it did not happen. Afif Hossain scored 39 runs for his team. After this Mahmudullah scored 27 and Mosaddek Hossain 24 runs to take Bangladesh to a good score. Bangladesh players played short innings but batted fast. Wanindu Hasaranga and Chamika Karunaratne took 2-2 wickets for Sri Lanka.
Chasing the target, Sri Lanka started well. Sri Lanka got the first blow on the score of 45 in the form of Pathum Nisanka. After this, Kushal Mendis played good innings of 60 runs. Sri Lankan batsmen scored fast but none of the batsmen could play big innings. Captain Dasun Shanaka finally took charge and hit some big shots.
Bangladesh bowlers bowled very well after the 15th over. Sri Lanka's wickets kept falling at regular intervals and Bangladesh bowlers bowled the right line length. Dasun Shanaka raised the hope of victory once but he too got out after scoring 45 runs. After this, Chamika Karunaratne raised the hopes of Sri Lanka's victory by putting in some good shots but he too got out after scoring 16 runs.
Sri Lanka needed 8 runs in 6 balls in the final over and Maheesh Theekshana and Asitha Fernando were present at the crease. This last over from Bangladesh was brought by Mehndi Hasan. Teekshana took a run off the first ball. After this, on the second ball, Fernando surprised everyone and hit a four. After this, both the batsmen took two runs on the third ball. Now 1 run was needed in three balls but the umpire declared the third ball as a no ball and Sri Lanka won the match in a spectacular manner. For Bangladesh, Hussain took 3 wickets, Taskin Ahmed 2 and Mehdi Hasan took one wicket.