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Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka at must-win game

by malinga
June 9, 2024 1:14 am 0 comment 668 views

Former Sri Lanka batsman and coach Chandika Hathurusinghe (right) who was unwanted in his own country hugs his Bangladesh cricketer Mahmudullah who hit the winning runs in their T20 World Cup match in Dallas, USA yesterday

Sri Lanka suffered a second defeat at the T20 World Cup as Bangladesh coming out for the first time won their group stage match by two wickets in Dallas, Texas the United States of America yesterday.

Put into bat the Sri Lankans folded like nine pins and reached a total of 124 for 9 thanks largely to a one-man batting show by opener Pathum Nissanka who made a top score of 47 in 28 balls with seven fours and one six.

Apart from Nissanka, none of the Sri Lankan batters were able to come to grips with the Bangladesh bowlers as leg spin bowler Rishad Hossain plucked three wickets while also missing a hat-trick.

Hossain got into the action and played a large part in restricting Sri Lanka from 100 for 3 as he took the wickets of Charith Asalanka (19) and Wanindu Hasaranga (0) in two balls to trigger the collapse. The defeat puts Sri Lanka in danger of failing to qualify for the Super Eight stage with two losses from two games and matches against the Netherlands and Nepal remaining while Bangladesh, South Africa and the Netherlands battle to claim the two top slots for qualification.

After the batters failed to contribute as a team, the Sri Lankan bowlers made matters worse by conceding as many as 12 wide balls that did not help in the cause.

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