Twitter Reacts As Sri Lanka Win Do-or-die Asia Cup 2022 Game vs Bangladesh To Progress To The Super 4 Round

The fifth match of the Asia Cup 2022 noticed the battle between Dasun Shanaka-led Sri Lanka Nationwide Cricket Crew and Shakib Al Hasan-led Bangladesh Nationwide Cricket Crew on Thursday, September 1, on the Dubai Worldwide Cricket Stadium.

This match grew to become a highly-anticipated contest forward of its graduation not solely as a result of it was a do-or-die match, however due to the off-field verbal battle between the groups.

Sri Lanka Nationwide Cricket Crew emerged victorious within the nail-biting match by 2 wickets to develop into the third group after Afghanistan and India to progress to the Tremendous 4 stage of the Asia Cup 2022, which is the fifteenth version of the multi-nation event.

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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh.

Earlier, Sri Lanka Nationwide Cricket Crew received the toss and elected to subject first within the knockout match. The Lankan Lions made only one change to the enjoying XI as Asitha Fernando got here in for Matheesha Pathirana.

The Bangla Tigers, alternatively, made three adjustments to the enjoying XI as Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan and Ebadot Hossain changed Anamul Haque, Mohammed Naim and Mohammad Saifuddin.

Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Sabbir Rahman opened the innings for Bangladesh Nationwide Cricket Crew. This was the twelfth totally different opening mixture for Bangladesh in 21 T20Is because the begin of the T20 World Cup final 12 months.

In the meantime, debutant Asitha Fernando obtained the primary breakthrough for Sri Lanka by dismissing Sabbir Rahman for five in his first over.

On the finish of the powerplay, Bangladesh have been at 55/1. Mehidy Hasan Miraz performed dangerous cricket within the powerplay and obtained rewarded for it. Nonetheless, he was castled by Wanindu Hasaranga on the fifth ball of the seventh over. He scored 38 runs off 26 balls, together with 2 fours and a couple of sixes.

Mushfiqur Rahim (4) and Shakib Al Hasan (24) obtained out within the eighth and eleventh over. After that, Mahmudullah (27) and Afif Hossain (39) had an incredible 57 runs partnership. Ultimately, Mosaddek Hossain (24) and Taskin Ahmed (11) batted with a wholesome strike fee to assist Bangladesh attain 183/7.

Afif Hossain
Afif Hossain. (Photograph: Twitter)

Chasing the goal, openers Kusal Mendis and Pathum Nissanka offered Sri Lanka with begin. Nonetheless, Pathum Nissanka (20) and Charith Asalanka (1) have been dismissed by Ebadot Hossain within the sixth over and on the finish of the powerplay, they have been at 48/2.

Quickly Sri Lanka misplaced the wickets of Danushka Gunathilaka (11) and Bhanuka Rajapaksa (2) within the eighth and ninth over respectively. Opener Kusal Mendis performed a completely unbelievable knock of 60 runs earlier than being dismissed by Mustafizur Rahman within the fifteenth over.

Dasun Shanaka
Dasun Shanaka. Picture: Sri Lanka Cricket.

Ultimately, skipper Dasun Shanaka performed a captain’s knock and scored 45 runs. Chamika Karunaratne additionally scored good 16 runs, however he obtained run out within the nineteenth over. Sri Lanka wanted 8 runs off the ultimate over to win the match and Asitha Fernando’s essential 10 runs contribution helped Sri Lanka go previous the end line.

Right here’s How Twitter Reacted To Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Conflict: