Bangladesh have been playing completely off-color in this CWC 2023. They needed to win against Sri Lanka to improve their chances to qualify for Champions Trophy 2025. In recently concluded Asia Cup, they have played well against SL. Hence, they have played against this Sri Lanka team with great confidence. They have decided to take advantage of dew in the night.
Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field first. Pathum Nissanka(41) and Sadeera Samarawickrama(41) batted well. Charith Asalanka has decided to play the sheet anchor role and others decided to play around him. He scored 108 runs from 105 balls. He took the score of SL to 279 in 49.3 overs. Angelo Mathews getting Timed Out did not help him at all. Dhananjaya de Silva(34) and Maheesh Theekshana(21) helped him.
Shoriful Islam(2/51), Tanzim Hasan Sakib(3/80), Shakib Al Hasan(2/57) and Mehidy Hasan Miraz(1/49) took wickets for Bangladesh. In the chase, dew helped the batters to score freely. Sri Lanka spinners did not find any help at all. Najmul Hossain Shanto(90) and Shakib Al Hasan(82) have put on 169-run partnership to take their team to winning shores. Sri Lanka tried their best after they got out but they could not stop batters from scoring runs.
Bangladesh scored 282/7 in 41.1 overs and won the match by 3 wickets. Angelo Mathews(2/35), Maheesh Theekshana(2/44) and Dilshan Madushanka(3/69) took wickets for Sri Lanka. Well, with this win they have gone to 8th place above Netherlands and England. Sri Lanka now have no chances to go into Semi-Finals. They can help New Zealand or Pakistan, they can lose to NZ or win and keep Pak in contention.