Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by 2 wickets in the fifth match of the Asia Cup played in Dubai. With this victory, the Sri Lankan team has reached the Super-4. At the same time, Bangladesh’s team is out of the tournament.
Bangladesh had scored 183 runs for seven wickets in 20 overs after playing first. In response, the Sri Lankan team chased down the target in 19.2 overs for the loss of eight wickets.
very volatile match
The Sri Lankan team, chasing the huge target of 184 runs from Bangladesh, had a good start. Pathum Nisanka and Kusal Medines shared an opening partnership of 45 runs in 5.3 overs. Nisanka got out after scoring 20 runs in 19 balls with the help of 2 fours and a six.
After this the Sri Lankan innings faltered. However, Kusal Mendis continued to play big shots from one end. But wickets kept falling from the other end. During this, Charith Asalanka 01, Danushka Gunathilaka 11 and Bhanuka Rajapaksa were dismissed for 02 runs.
Dasun Shanaka and Kusal Mendis put on a brilliant 54-run partnership after the fall of four wickets for 77 runs. However, in the 15th over, Mendis was dismissed for a total of 131. He scored 60 runs in 37 balls with the help of four fours and three sixes.
After this Vanindu Hasaranga was also dismissed cheaply. He could score only 2 runs. Shanaka played some big shots at the other end. But he also returned to the pavilion after scoring 45 runs in 33 balls.
At this time it seemed that the match had come in the hands of Bangladesh, when Chamika Karunaratne hit a four and revived Sri Lanka’s hopes. He scored 16 runs in 10 balls.
All hopes of Sri Lanka were over after the eighth wicket fell for 171 runs in 18.5 overs. Then a miracle happened in the last over. Debut man Asitha Fernando scored 10 runs in just three balls in the last over to win the lost game to Sri Lanka.
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