Bangladesh Vs Sri Lanka – T20 World Cup 2021 Match #15 Quick Review! Asalanka, Bangladesh’s Poor Decisions Push the Game Lanka’s Way In a High Scoring Thriller

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Bangladesh Vs Sri Lanka Quick Review – Finally a high scoring run chase! Sri Lanka win 4 in 4 as Bangladesh need to reflect on certain bowling decisions.

Inspiring effort from Sri Lanka.

Match Details, Scorecard, & Video Highlights

Scorecard: Bangladesh Vs Sri Lanka Video Highlights

Toss: Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to field first.

Venue: Sharjah International Stadium, Sharjah, UAE

Umpires: Adrian Holdstock & Joel Wilson

What Actually Happened

  • Winner: England won by 5 wickets
  • Scores: Bangladesh 171/4England 172/5
  • Player of the Match: Charith Asalanka 80* (49)
  • Best Figures
    • Chamika Karunaratne (3-0-12-1)
    • Shakib Al Hasan (3-0-17-2)
  • Most Runs
    • Mohammad Naim – 62 (52), Mushfiqur Rahim – 57* (37)
    • Charith Asalanka 80* (49), Bhanuka Rajapaksa – 53 (31)

Moments of The Day: Batting Performances Mark High Scoring Day

  • Mohammad Naim continued his good form as he anchored the innings till the 16th over. It was Mushfiqur Rahim’s spectacular 57* that ensured Bangladesh went up to 171. The way he swept Hasaranga meant he only got 3 overs to bowl. After a poor run of form, good signs for Bangladesh that Rahim is back.
  • Sri Lanka had a similar story. Just like Rahim, birthday boy Rajapaksa kept the required rate in check during the middle overs, but the story of day was of Charith Asalanka—not only did he anchor the innings, he stayed till the end to see Sri Lanka get home.
  • Decision to hold Shakib & Fizz back contributed to Bangladesh’s loss. For the first 8 overs, it was anybody’s game. Then came in Shakib Al Hasan. Nissanka & Fernando both bowled throughout the gate. Bangladesh felt comfortable. Shakib still had 2 overs left. Instead of going for the jugular, two overs of Mahmudullah and one over from Afif Hossain brought Sri Lanka back into the game due to the presence of left handers. Finally, a 22-over from Saifuddin killed the chase. By the time Fizz and Shakib returned, SL only needed 24 of 24.

Lanka won by an over to spare and Shakib, higest wicket taker of the tournament so far, ended with only 3 overs…

Broken Cricket Dream of the Day: Liton Das

Liton Das had a poor day altogether.

16 (16), exchanged words with Lahiru Kumara after his dismissal, and dropped catches of both Asalanka and Rajapaksa, which were crucial moments in a close game.

Also Read: Nicholas Pooran, A Story of Pain, Hope, & Inspiration: The Next Big Thing of West Indies & World Cricket

T20 World Cup Points Table, Stat Alert

No need to go elsewhere for the Points Table, Highest Run Scorer, Highest Wicket Taker, Most Catches, and Most Dismissals. We will keep updating it in every article!

  • Mohommad Naim – 126 runs (Bangladesh, 3 Matches)
  • Shakib Al Hasan – 11 wickets (Bangladesh, 4 Matches)
  • Calum MacLeod, Jatinder Singh (Scotland/Oman, 3 Matches) – 5 catches
  • Nurul Hasan (Bangladesh) – 5 dismissals

Group 1 Table

TeamsPlayedWonLostTied
No-Result
PointsNet Run Rate
1. England11002+ 3.970
2. Sri Lanka11002+ 0.583
3. Australia11002+ 0.253
4. South Africa10100– 0.253
5. Bangladesh10100– 0.583
6. West Indies10100– 3.970
T20 World Cup 2021 Group 1 Points Table

Group 2 Table

TeamsPlayedWonLostTied
No-Result
PointsNet Run Rate
1. Afghanistan11002+ 6.500
2. Pakistan11002+ 0.973
3. India10100– 0.973
4. Scotland10100– 6.500
5. Namibia
6. New Zealand
T20 World Cup 2021 Group 2 Points Table

Also, if you have not yet read our T20 World Cup Previews, here is a list of all of them! Check them out and share ahead:

  1. A Review – Group A 2021 T20 World Cup Squads Dissected: Ireland, Namibia, Netherlands, Sri Lanka
  2. B Review – Group B 2021 T20 World Cup Squads Dissected: Bangladesh, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Scotland
  3. 1 Review – Group 1 2021 T20 World Cup Squads Dissected: Australia, England, South Africa, West Indies
  4. 2 Review – Group 2 2021 T20 World Cup Squads Dissected: India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, New Zealand

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About Nitesh Mathur
I dreamt of being a No. 3 batsman saving test matches and hitting winning runs. Well, that did not exactly go to plan, but I have since become an avid follower of the game. As long as there is a live cricket, you can guarantee that I will be checking the scorecards, watching the game live on TV, and certainly, discussing the game and statistics with family and friends.

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