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Bangladesh defeated Sri Lanka for the first time in T20 World Cup: won the match by two wickets; Sri Lanka’s second consecutive defeat

Bangladesh defeated Sri Lanka for the first time in T20 World Cup: won the match by two wickets; Sri Lanka’s second consecutive defeat


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In the 15th match of the T20 World Cup 2024, Bangladesh defeated 2014 champion Sri Lanka by two wickets. This is Bangladesh’s first win against Sri Lanka in the T20 World Cup. Earlier, two matches were played, both of which were won by Sri Lanka.

Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bowl first on Saturday at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas. Sri Lanka, batting first, scored 124 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 9 wickets and gave Bangladesh a target of 125 runs. In reply, Bangladesh achieved the target in 19 overs for the loss of 8 wickets. Bangladesh spinner Rishad Hussain took three wickets. He was adjudged the Player of the Match.

This is Sri Lanka’s second consecutive defeat in this World Cup. Before this, Sri Lanka was defeated by South Africa. This was Bangladesh’s first match. The team is at number three in Group D. Analysis of the match…

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh match scorecard

match winner

Heroes of Victory

  • Mustafizur Rahman : Apart from Rishad Hussain, Mustafizur Rahman also took three wickets in the match. Rahman took the wickets of Kamindu Mendis, Pathum Nissanka and Maheesh Theekshana. He put the team in trouble by dismissing Sri Lanka’s top scorer Nissanka (47).
  • Tawheed heart : Hridoy played an important role in Bangladesh’s victory. He was the top scorer of the team. Hridoy shared a fifty partnership with Liton Das. This was the only fifty partnership of this match.

The Turning Point
The turning point of the match was the 15th over of Sri Lanka’s innings. When Rishad Hussain took two consecutive wickets in this over. He dismissed Charith Aslanka on the first ball of the over and Sri Lankan captain Wanindu Hasaranga on the second. After this, he sent Dhananjay de Silva to the pavilion on the first ball of the 17th over.

Fighter of the Match
Nuwan Thushara was the fighter of the match. Nuwan Thushara took 4 wickets in his spell, but could not lead his team to victory. He took the wickets of Tanjid Hasan, Nazmul Hussain Shanto, Rishad Hussain and Taskin Ahmed.

Bangladesh innings: Tauheed Hridoy top scorer Chasing the target, Tauheed Hridoy was the top scorer for Bangladesh. He scored 40 runs in 20 balls. Apart from him, Liton Das scored 36 runs and Mahmudullah scored an unbeaten 16 runs. Nuwan Thushara took 4 wickets for Sri Lanka. Wanindu Hasaranga took 2 wickets. Mathesh Pathirana and Dhananjay de Silva got 1-1 wickets.

Sri Lanka innings: Nissanka missed half century
Sri Lanka gave Bangladesh a target of 125 runs. For Sri Lanka, opener Pathum Nissanka scored the highest 47 runs. Apart from him, Dhananjay de Silva contributed 21 and Charith Asalanka contributed 19 runs. For Bangladesh, Mustafizur Rahman and Rishad Hussain took 3-3 wickets. Taskin Ahmed took 2 wickets. Tanjim Hasan Sakib got 1 wicket.

Playing-11 of both the teams
Sri Lanka: Wanindu Hasaranga (captain), Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Kamindu Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Maheesh Theekshana, Mathesh Pathirana and Nuwan Thushara.

Bangladesh: Nazmul Hossain Shanto (captain), Liton Das, Tanjid Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Tauheed Hridoy, Mahmudullah, Rishad Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman and Tanzim Hasan Sakib.

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