Match Details

BAN vs SL 8th Match, Asia Cup 2023

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BAN
236-1048.1
Sri Lanka won by 21 Runs 🏆
SL
50.0257-9
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46th Over:
2
0
2
1
1
1
 
= 7
47th Over:
W
4
0
4
0
0
 
= 8
Last Over:
1
1
wd
6
1
1
1
 
= 12
This Over:
W
 
= 0
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Player of the Match

Sadeera Samarawickrama
93(72)
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Sadeera Samarawickrama Jersy
R(B)4S6SSR
15 (15)10 (7)0 2 1 0 100.00 142.86
P'ship : 20(12)
Last Wkt :   Mohammad Shoriful Islam 7(7)
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3-589.1 6.33
BANBAN - 2nd Innings
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10 Over 4647
15 Over 7365
20 Over 8984
25 Over 104101
30 Over 124124
35 Over 150149
40 Over 175177
SLSL - 1st Innings
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10 Over 5251
20 Over 10185
30 Over 137131
35 Over 163153
40 Over 180176
50 Over 249257

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Bangladesh succumb to successive defeats in the Super Fours and nearing the elimination. On the other hand, Sri Lanka now have the second longest winning streak in ODIs with 13 consecutive victories. For now, It is me AkshayaKrishna Polya signing off on behalf of my co-commentator Arijit Kundu and helping buddy Ajay Ahire, who, alongside our scorer/analyst Zeeshan Naiyer brought you all the live-action of this crucial Super Fours fixture. It's Pakistan vs India tomorrow! Hope for the same forecast! We will meet again. Until then, it's cheers!  
Sadeera Samarawickrama (Player of the Match): "It was not easy to bat on when I went there to bat. I had to play my normal game. I think, in this wicket, my plan was to play as late as I can. I was waiting for the ball to come to me. Just the basic things for me. I was trying to bat deep and double the total. My plan was to get 250. I told my partners that we need to take the score deep and then try and hit. I knew that the wicket was going to play well for the spinners later."
Player of the Match: Sadeera Samarawickrama
Dasun Shanaka (Sri Lanka Captain): "Bangladesh bowlers bowled really well, especially Hasan Mahmud. So I thought that if I hit the seam as he does, so there will be something for me. So I stuck to the basics and I delivered.   Yeah, see, so that when there are no frontline bowlers, someone needs to chip in, and happily today was my day. Yeah, of course. See, it's a matter of time.  I have played good enough cricket to deliver, but it can happen to any player. Our players, especially Kusal Mendis and Sadeera read the wicket really well, and they played accordingly." 
Dasun Shanaka collects the winner's check.
Maximum Sixes of the Match: Sadeera Samarawickrama (2sixes)
Smart Catch of the Match: Kasun Rajitha
11:17 PM IST & Local Time: Time for a post-match presentation...
Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh Captain): "Well, I thought it was a good toss to win. At the start, we didn't really bowl well despite having some help for the bowlers. Sri Lanka batted well in that phase. Sadeera batted superbly and took the game away from us.

 There was some help for the bowlers, it did seam and swing, spin as well. Our top four didn't get much and that was why we are in this position. A 80-100 partnership in between could have helped us which didn't come.

He (Hridoy) played LPL and had a brilliant tournament, he had runs and also had read the conditions. Had he batted for a littlelonger, things could have been different. Of course, there are plenty of ifs and buts. Sri Lanka were brilliant tonight and that is why we won. Seamers were expensive but at the same time they also picked wickets. So nothing to complain much."
Maheesh Theekshana: "I went with my basics. I came back for a three overs spell with some other plans and we came back in the game with a couple of wickets in the end. It was getting difficult to grip the ball but if you are playing for a country you have to do it in any condition & situation. So we went with some great plans and were happy to execute those."
11:00 PM IST and Local Time: Sri Lanka have wrapped up Bangladesh in another closely-fought contest as they continue their winning streak in ODIs. 13 wins in 13 matches and they are only behind Australia, who had 21 ODI wins on the bounce.

Bangladesh needed to chase 258 on a tricky pitch to bat on and the openers Mohammad Naim and Mehidy Hasan Miraz provided a decent start despite not in complete control, adding 55 runs. Dasun Shanaka took the matters into his own hands and dismissed both these openers in a quick time. Sri Lankan bowlers put on a squeeze sooner and also picked important wickets with Bangladesh relying down at 83/4 in the 19th over.

Towhid Hridoy and Mushfiqur Rahim played ultra cautiously and also was the need of the hour for the Tigers. The duo added 72 runs for the 5th wicket before Shanaka broke this partnership with the wicket of Rahim in the 38th over.

Dunith Wellalage bowled a spectacular spell bowling tight lines and lengths and finished with figures of 10-1-26-1. Shanaka had to play his role with the ball and he did lead the side from the front, finishing with figures of 9-0-28-3. Both these bowlers had full control over the proceedings before Hridoy showed his class.

Wickets fell from the other end with Maheesh Theekshana bowling a terrific third spell and finished with figures of 9-0-69-3. He bowled a very crucial spell in the back end of the run chase and got important scalps with Hridoy's being the vital breakthrough. Hridoy showed a great temperament and completed a magnificent half-century. He was the 8th batter to get out before that he amassed 82 off 97 balls. Nasum Ahmed and Hasan Mahmud swung hard for a few runs and tried to take the match down the wire before Matheesha Pathirana (9.1-1-58-3) knocked over Nasum and the dreams of Bangladesh in the 49th over. 

Earlier in the match, Shakib won the toss and opted to bowl first. With the Bangla skipper making quick modifications to the bowling, there were several events occurring with the new ball as it swung, seamed, and also had an irregular bounce. After a quick start from the openers, Hasan Mahmud struck early by dismissing Dimuth Karunaratne (18 off 17) in the sixth over.

In a slow-moving partnership, Kusal Mendis and Pathum Nissanka accumulated 74 runs for the second wicket after adjusting to the pace of the pitch. In his subsequent overs, Shoriful Islam dismissed both of these set batters. 
While Nissanka (40 off 60) fell short of his fifty, Mendis (50 off 73) got out exactly on 50.

Samarawickrama held one end up but saw a couple of batters bite the dust unable to adjust to the slowness of the wicket. Skipper Dasun Shanaka (24 off 32) and Sadeera managed to add 60 runs for the 6th wicket and steered the team towards safety before the Bangla Pacers made a come back getting wickets at regular intervals.

However, Samarawickrama (93 off 72) shifted gears nicely and smashed an excellent half-century. He was looking good for a hundred but holed out in the final ball off the innings.

For Bangladesh, the pace bowling trio of Taskin Ahmed (3/62), Hasan Mahmud (3/57) and Shoriful Islam (2/48) shared 8 wickets between them, while the spinners especially Nasum Ahmed kept the scoring rate at check with his accurate lines and lengths.

With this loss, Bangladesh are almost out of the competition. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, have started well getting two points on the board following this nail-biting win.

Stay tuned for the post-match presentations...
Ajay: Done and dusted...Nasum was putting some life in this game with some late hitting but Pathirana delivered the final blow and sealed the game for the home side. Sri Lankan dugout looks delighted and why not, It was a hard-fought game for them and back-to-back loses for the Bangla tigers...
48.1 M Pathirana to N Ahmed
W WICKETTTTT!!!!! Pathirana hits the bullseye and celebrations starts all over the Lankan camp. Chris Silverwood is happy, the support staff is happy and everyone on the field except for batters and umpires are thrilled with this win. Around the wicket. Spears a quick ball at the stumps on a full length. Nasum makes room to force it in the off-side but fails to make any contact as he is beaten for pace. The stumps are shattered with Bangladesh getting all-out for 236. Sri Lanka make a solid start to this round winning by 21 runs!
Bangladesh need 22 runs in 12 balls. Nasum Ahmed is playing a little blinder at the moment.
OVER 48
Bangladesh
236/9
Hasan Mahmud
10(7)
Nasum Ahmed
15(14)
Maheesh Theekshana
3-69(9.0)
47.6 M Theekshana to N Ahmed
1 Around the wicket. Fuller-length delivery aiming the wickets. Ahmed bends low and heaves it to cow corner for a run.
47.5 M Theekshana to H Mahmud
1 Fuller-length delivery outside the off-stump. Hasan clears his front leg and lofts it towards long-off for a single.
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