Latest Update -August 31 2023, 21:59
Bangladesh’s captain, Shakib Al Hasan, expressed his thoughts on the match. He acknowledged that the team fell short in terms of runs on the board, and believes that had they managed to score around 230-240, the outcome could have been very different. Shakib noted that their batting unit didn’t perform up to expectations and emphasized the need to regroup before their next game, which is just a couple of days away.
Regarding his captaincy, Shakib maintained that it was decent but acknowledged that they could have taken more wickets to extend the match further. He gave credit to the Sri Lankan batsmen for successfully chasing the target. However, he ended on a positive note, expressing his unwavering trust in his players. He believes that it’s still early in the tournament, and Bangladesh will come back stronger in their next game.
August 31, 2023 | 21:51
Charith Asalanka hit a boundary with a confident shot. The fielder in the deep couldn’t reach it, and it went for four more runs. Sri Lanka won with 5 wickets to spare, gaining an advantage in their group.
August 31, 2023 – 16:20
17th Over Wellalage is now taking charge of the bowling attack.
August 31, 2023 – 16:17
Bangladesh: 64/3 in 16 Overs
De Silva maintains the momentum in this over. Only a couple of runs were scored. The ground staff is seen heading towards the covers, and the players are grabbing a drink. Rain could be approaching shortly.
August 31, 2023 – 16:03
Pathirana delivers his second over. He aims for a yorker just outside the off stump. The batsman manages an inside edge, sending the ball to the fine leg region for a single.
August 31, 2023 – 16:02
Bangladesh Score: 42/3 in 12 Overs
De Silva stays on to bowl another over. The field is set with a leg slip for the incoming batsman. The ball is pitched full, and the batsman drives it down to long on, securing a single run. Shanto employs a paddle shot, guiding the ball to fine leg, and the batsmen hustle for a swift double. The over concludes with a total of five runs added to the scoreboard.
August 31, 2023, 15:38
In the 8th Over
Dhananjaya De Silva steps up to bowl. He delivers a full and straight off-spin delivery. The batsman drives it towards long-off, adding a single to the scoreboard. Wicket! Naim decides to advance down the track and aim for a big shot, but he ends up edging the ball to the fine-leg fielder.
August 31, 2023, 15:35
Bangladesh is currently at 23/1 after 7 overs.
Rajitha is delivering his fourth consecutive over. Despite lacking significant swing, he has adapted his strategy to bowl back of a length and angle the ball into the left-hander. A confident shot! The ball was slightly full and wide, and it’s driven through the covers to fetch a boundary. The over yielded five runs.
Bangladesh has accumulated 18/1 in 6 overs.
Theekshana has entered his third over. The spinner is showcasing excellent line and length variations, employing both inward and outward spins while approaching from around the wicket. A four to the delight of the batting side! Shanto seizes the opportunity as the ball slightly over-pitches, enabling him to sweep it to the leg side and claim a boundary. This over contributes six runs to the total.
August 31, 2023 – 15:20
Bangladesh: 8/1 in 3 overs
Continuing the attack, Rajitha delivers a slightly shorter delivery that angles into the left-handed batsman, striking him on the body. The following delivery, a fuller one outside off, is beautifully driven but directly at the mid-off fielder. The batsmen managed to secure four runs with an excellent shot. Another full delivery follows, driven confidently down the ground, resulting in a boundary for the team.
August 31, 2023 | 15:14
An Early Dismissal for SL! The spin comes into play from the opposite end, with Theekshana in action. And it’s a wicket!! Hasan’s debut starts on an unfortunate note as he departs without scoring. He appeared clueless against that delivery and got caught right in front of the stumps. Shanto is the new face at the crease, taking the 3rd spot.
Tanzid Hasan’s Stay Ends – lbw b Theekshana 0(2)
Interestingly, Theekshana almost loses balance while trying to halt the ball with his ankle. This adds to Sri Lanka’s injury concerns, something they surely didn’t need.
There’s yet another LBW appeal, this time turned down. Shanaka decides to use the review.
August 31, 2023 | 15:07
BAN: 4/0 in 1 Over Bangladesh’s innings kicked off with Mohammad Naim and debutant Tanzid Hasan opening the batting. Rajitha takes the new ball. A Four!! The first runs come with a boundary. A slightly over-pitched delivery is confidently driven through the covers, resulting in a four.