Despite the failure of the two openers, Bangladesh defeated Sri Lanka by three wickets thanks to the excellent batting of Shakib Al Hasan and Nazmul Hossain Shanta. The Tigers’ hopes of playing in the Champions Trophy remained alive as a result of this win.
In response to the 280 runs given by the Lankans at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Monday, the Tigers left the field with a victory with 53 balls left to bat.
Shakib-Shantar’s 169-run partnership made a big contribution to this victory. Among them, Shakib scored 82 and Shant scored 90 runs.
Bangladesh lost two openers for 41 runs today. With the help of two fours, Tanjid Hasan Tamim was dismissed for 17 runs. Another opener Liton Kumar Das was dismissed for 41 runs. He scored 22 runs with two fours and two sixes. Besides, Mahmudullah scored 22 runs among others. Mushfiq scored 10 runs. In the end, Tawhid Hriday and Tanjim Hassan Shakib left the field with the win. Hridoy was unbeaten on 15 off seven balls and Tanjim on 5 runs.
With this win, Bangladesh has topped Sri Lanka by seven points in the points list. To have a chance at the 2025 Champions Trophy, they must be in the top eight. Both teams have one match left. Bangladesh succeeded in overtaking Sri Lanka in net run rate.
Dilshana Madhushanka took 3 wickets for Sri Lanka. Besides, Mahesh took two wickets and Angela Mathews took two wickets. Meanwhile, Mathews dismissed Shakib, who was involved in a conflict with a timed out.
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Earlier, the Lankans gave Bangladesh a target of 280 runs after losing the toss and batting with Charith Asalanka’s century. After losing the toss and batting against Bangladesh, the Lankans lost their first wicket for just 5 runs. After that, the Lankans lost wickets against regularity. They lost 4 wickets for 135 runs. After that, Angelo Mathews returned after suffering a timed out on Shakib’s request. Charith Asalanka took the lead of the team after 5 wickets for 135 runs. He scored a century against Bangladesh today. Based on his century, the Lankans were all out for 279 runs.
Tanjim Hasan Shakib took 3 wickets in his debut World Cup match for Bangladesh.