In the second match of the Asia Cup Super Four stage, Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by 21 runs and knocked them out of the event.
In the match played in Colombo, Bangladesh captain Shakibul Hasan won the toss and decided to field first. The Sri Lankan team scored 257 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 50 overs.
Sudira Samaravkarma scored 93, Kushal Mendis scored 50 and Patham Nissanka scored 40 runs. For Bangladesh, Tasin Ahmed and Hasan Mehmood took 3, 3 and Sharaful Islam 2 players to the pavilion.
A change has been made in the Bangladesh team for today’s match, Nasum Ahmed has been made a part of the playing XI in place of Afif Hussain.
Chasing a target of 258 runs, Bangladesh opened the batting, Bengal Tigers got a good opening and lost the first wicket for 55 runs, after which neither player could stay on the wicket for long.
However, Tawheed Hardui batted responsibly and played an innings of 82 runs, he was the outstanding batsman, besides Mehdi Hasan Miraz 28, Muhammad Naeem K 21, Latin Das 15, Shamim Hussain 5, captain Shakib Al Hasan 3 runs. .
Sri Lanka’s Mahesh Thiekshana and Dasan Shanaka took three wickets each.
Sri Lankan squad
Dasan Shanaka (captain), Patham Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kaushal Mendis, Sudira Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Donath Velalj, Kasan Rajitha, Mahesh Rajakas, Mathisha Pathirana.
Shakib Al Hasan (Captain), Mohammad Naeem, Tanzeed Hasan, Latin Das, Tawheed Hardoy, Nisoom Ahmed, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehdi Hasan, Mehdi Hasan Miraz, Tasin Ahmad, Sharaful Islam and Mustafizur Rahman.