Match Details

BAN vs SL 38th Match, ODI WC 2023

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Bangladesh won by 3 wickets 🏆
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39th Over:
= 1
40th Over:
= 12
Last Over:
= 10
This Over:
= 4

Player of the Match

Shakib Al Hasan
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Shakib Al Hasan Jersy
15 (7)5 (6)0 1 2 0 214.29 83.33
P'ship : 13(6)
Last Wkt :   Mehidy Hasan Miraz 3(5)
2-357.1 4.88
BANBAN - 2nd Innings
10 Over 5057
15 Over 8281
20 Over 107123
25 Over 161161
30 Over 194206
35 Over 243224
40 Over 253268
SLSL - 1st Innings
10 Over 5552
20 Over 109113
30 Over 169162
35 Over 190196
40 Over 229223
50 Over 290279


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Let us wrap it up! Controversies are the game of the names! There is a first for everything, and this is the first timed-out dismissal in the cricketing history. Mathews- Remember the name and script in the history books! Sri Lanka are officially knocked out of the tournament. Bangladesh broke their 6-match losing streak and got something to cheer about in the last half of the round-robin stage.

For now, it's me AkshayaKrishna Polya signing off on behalf of my co-commentators Akshay Bhide and Sidharth Gulati, who, alongside our scorers/analysts Zeeshan Naiyer and Ghanendra Singh Thakur, brought you all the live-action of this mouth-watering feast! We will meet again. Until then, cheers!
Highest totals chased vs Sri Lanka in World Cups: 

345 by Pakistan in Hyderabad, 2023

280 by Bangladesh in Delhi - TODAY

275 by India in Wankhede, 2011
Highest totals successfully chased at Delhi:

280 by Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka - TODAY

278 by India vs Sri Lanka in 1982

273 by India vs Afghanistan in 2023

272 by Sri Lanka vs India in 1996

Most sixes by Bangladesh in a single World Cup match:

8 vs New Zealand in Chennai, 2023

8 vs India in Pune, 2023

7 vs Scotland in Nelson, 2015

7 vs Sri Lanka in Delhi - TODAY

Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh skipper): “Yeah. I mean, when I won the toss, I didn’t had any hesitation in bowling first because we have trained here and knew that dew will come. When you are not playing well, 270 looks a big total. We had to bat well. We had to build partnerships. Me and Shanto had to dig in. Win is a win and in this situation, it will give us a lot of confidence.

We know that the young players have a lot of potential and we have to back them as they are the future of Bangladesh cricket.

Well. One of our fielders came in and told me that if you appealed, then we could get out. Then I appealed and the umpires asked whether I'm serious. I said yes.

It’s in the laws. I don’t know whether it’s right or wrong. I feel I was at war and I had to make the decision for the team to win. Right or wrong. There will be debates. But if it works, I have to take the decision.

Yeah. I thought that helped to show more fight. I’m 36 and that fight doesn’t come often but it came tonight while batting and I won’t deny that."
Kusal Mendis (Sri Lanka skipper): “Charith played a brilliant innings. But I feel we fell 30-40 runs short. 320 would have been a good total on this surface.

Yeah. I’m happy that Pathum, Dilshan, and Sadeera have done well. We have shown some promise in the tournament. In the future, we will have a good team to show promise.

When we were coming in, there were a couple of injuries to our main players. So we had to change the combinations. We made some mistakes early in the tournament and we would have done better in all departments.

It’s very disappointing. When Angelo came into bat, there were 5 seconds left on the clock. He realized that the strap of his helmet was broken. I feel that the umpires should have stepped up. It was common sense and it’s disappointing that the umpires didn’t make the right decision at that point of time.

If only pictures could tell the story 👇👇

Shakib Al Hasan (Player of the Match): "Lucky to get two crucial wickets of Kusal Mendis and Sadeera Samarawickrama. Credit to Mehidy (Hasan Miraz) for bowling well. Always difficult for spinners with short boundaries. Our fast bowlers did well before the World Cup, but they couldn't live up to the expectations. But they did well against Sri Lanka. While batting, I just wanted to use the pace to my advantage and play my shots. We could've been consistent as a team. That's the one disappointment."
Player of the Match - Shakib Al Hasan
Chris Silverwood and Allan Donald are having a chat.
9:58 PM IST and Local Time! Phew!!! Breathe a sigh of relief as the Naagin Derby ends with some intense battle! Bangladesh held their nerve in the end and seized the game by a close margin of 3 wickets and knocked Sri Lanka officially out of the tournament. It did get close, and some heated exchanges have made this battle a mouth-watering one!

Earlier in the game, Shakib Al Hasan, the Bangladesh captain, won the toss and decided to bowl first. Shoriful Islam provided the team with a head start, removing Kusal Janith Perera in the first over itself, with the veteran Mushfiqur Rahim grabbing a one-handed stunner behind the stumps flying to his left.

Pathum Nissanka was positive and freely scoring runs, while the Lankan skipper Kusal Mendis was struggling to find the middle as well as involved in a verbal banter with the young Bangladeshi fast-bowler Tanzim Hasan Sakib. The second-wicket partnership between Nissanka (41 off 36) and Mendis (19 off 30) was worth 61 runs before both these batters got out in a span of an over.

Sadeera Samarawickrama and Charith Asalanka added 63 runs for the 4th wicket, with the former being the aggressor. In trying to play more attacking cricket, Samarawickrama (41 off 42) holed out in the deep in the 25th over before the game saw a massive twist. Angelo Mathews became the first-ever player to be timed-out in the history of cricket. Mathews did arrive at the crease but had some issues with his helmet and was not ready to face the ball, with Shakib appealing for the timed-out dismissal, which was well within the laws of the game despite Mathews, and everyone around the world having divided opinions. 

Asalanka (108 off 105) held one end up and batted excellently, scoring his 2nd ODI century and an impressive one to keep Bangladesh on their toes. Dhananjaya de Silva (34 off 36) and Maheesh Theekshana (22 off 31) gave some support to the southpaw with partnerships of 78 and 45 for the 6th and 7th wicket, respectively.

Bangladeshi bowlers did well to skittle Sri Lanka out well within the 50th over for a total of 279. Tanzim Hasan Sakib picked three wickets, while Shoriful Islam and Shakib Al Hasan bagged a couple of wickets. Mehidy Hasan Miraz snared one wicket.

Chasing a competitive score of 280, Bangladesh again lost Tanzid Hasan Tamim cheaply as Dilshan Madushanka got amongst the wickets with the new ball for the nth time in this tournament. Litton Das (23 off 22) looked in good touch and also battled with cramps before Madushanka nailed the yorker to trap the right-handed Bangla opener dead in front.

Najmul Hossain Shanto and Shakib Al Hasan struggled to get going, but once they did, the out-of-form duo just took the game away from Sri Lanka. Both of them hit half-centuries and also saw the Sri Lankans complaining about the wet ball, thanks to dew. Shakib scored 82 off 65 balls, while Shanto smashed 90 off 111 balls. The 3rd wicket partnership of 169 runs for the highest ever in a Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka ODI!

There were some verbal banters as well as some intense arguments with the experienced umpires Erasmus and Illingworth had to intervene and stay their ground with utmost coolness.

And the inevitable happened as Angelo Mathews broke this massive partnership with the wicket of Shakib, and Mathews didn't think twice before giving a send off to the Bangladeshi skipper
! Mathews struck twice in his consecutive overs and dismissed both well-set southpaws.

The match became intense, with Bangladesh losing wickets regularly as the batters went for a quick finish. Theekshana scalped a couple of wickets despite having a low tournament personally. Madushanka finished with three, while Mathews finished with 2.

The Sri Lankans tried pretty hard in the last minutes but failed to restrict the Tigers from going across the winning line. Towhid Hridoy (15* off 7) kept his cool, and the young blood finished things off, getting a good praise from the skipper Shakib! 

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