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What game of cricket it has been in Dubai at the Asia Cup 2022. Bangladesh dished out a better batting show as knocks from Mehidy Hasan Miraz (38), Afif Hossain (39) and a late surge by Mosaddek Hossain (24 not out) helped them to 183/7 in 20 overs. In reply, Sri Lanka were off to a flyer racing to 40-odd runs in the sixth over. However bangladesh pegged back with debutant Ebadot Hossain dismissing Pathum Nissanka and Charith Asalanka in the final over of the powerplay. Bangladesh were right on top of the game with two more wickets as Sri Lanka were reeling at 77/4 in the ninth over. However, Kusal Mendis (60) and captain Dasun Shanaka (45) revived Sri Lankan hopes with a 54-run stand for the fifth wicket. The game tilted in Sri Lanka's favour when Ebadit conceded 22 runs in his third over as Sri Lanka romped home with four balls to spare. Sri Lanka thus became the third team after India and Afghanistan in the Super Four stage. The final team of Super Four stage will be determined by the winner between Pakistan and Hong Kong on Friday. Get SL vs BAN highlights.
What a run chase by Sri Lanka. Asitha Fernando hits Mahedi Hasan for a four and then takes a two. Oh, wait, it is a no ball and Bangladesh are ousted. Sri Lanka qualify for the Super Four. Sri Lanka join Afghanistan and India in the next round.
Massive massive monet for Bangladesh. Chamika Karunaratne, who just two fours in the over is run out by Shakib Al Hasan. A four to finish the over as SL need 8 from the last over. What a thrilling match it has been so far.
Three singles, a four and the muck-needed wicket of Dasun Shanaka for 45. Bangladesha celebrate as they got the priced wicket, caught by Mosaddek Hossain at long-on off Mahedi Hossain.
Nine runs come from Mustafizur Rahman's final over. Sri Lanka are 150/6 and meed 34 in the last three overs.
Another one bites the dust and Taskin Ahmed is everywhere. After taking a brilliant catch in the last over, Taskin strikes with the ball as Wanindu Hasaranga is out, caught by Mahedi Hasan in the boundary. Only four runs in the over from Taskin at this stage. SL 141/6 (16)
OUT. The partnership has been broken and it's Mustafizur Rahman with the wicket of Kusal Mendis, who departs for 60 off 37. Fizz slowers the pace while banging short and Mendis takes an upper cut only for Taskin Ahmed to take a brilliant catch at third man. SL 131/5 (14.3)
Fifty fir Kusal Mendis. Earlier, Dasun Shanaka hit a couple of sixes of Ebadot Hossain to also bring Sri Lanka's 100. 22 runs come from the over. SL 117/4 (13)
It's advantage Bangladesh at the halfway stage as Sri Lanka need more than 100 runs in the last 10 overs. Ebadot Hossain becomes the first player in T20s to take the first three wickets on debut.
Sri Lanka are in trouble. Taskin Ahmed joins the party as Bhanuka Rajapaksa is caught by Sabbir Rahman. SL 77/4 (8.5)
It's Ebadot Hossain again. Danushka Gunathilaka top-edges the short ball from Ebadot's and Taskin Ahmed takea a brilliant catch running in from fine leg. Gunathilaka goes for 11. SL 68/3 (7.4)
Ebadot Hossain gives Bangladesh the much-needed breakthrough. Pathum Nissanka is caught by Mustafizur Rahman. Ebadot bangs it hard, Nissanka rushes on the pull and miscues to mid-wicket. Nissanka goes for 20. Another wicket in the over. Charith Asalanka comes and goes, caught by Mahmudullah. SL 48/2 (6)
Kusal Mendis is on fire. The Lankan keeper hits Shakib Al Hasan for two sixes and a four in three back-yo-back deliveries to hand them a flying start. SL 44/0 (5)
Two fours and a six from Pathum Nissanka in the first four overs. Mushfiqur Rahim also dropped a sitter from Kusal Mendis off Taskin Ahmed in the second over. SL 26/0 (4)
What did we just see from Taskin Ahmed. Asitha Fernando bangs outside off and lofts it over extra over. But that's not. Mosaddek Hossain hits the fourth and fifth balls for fours. 17 runs come from the last over. Bangladesh finish at 183/7. Superb batting from Bangladesh. This is Bangladesh's highest total in UAE.
Bangladesh lose two more wickets, but most important Mosaddek Hossain is still at the crease. The right-hander meant business from the word go and has already hit twice at the fence in four balls. BAN 159/7 (18.1)
Finally, Sri Lanka have got their man. Afif Hossain fails to pick the slower ball and is caught by Wanindu Hasaranga at deep mid-wicket. Afif goes for 22-ball 39. BAN 147/5 (17)
Another big over from Bangladesh. Afif Hossain is playinga blinder of an innings here, hitting Asitha Fernando for another four and a six. He is batting on 33 off 19 balls. BAN 138/4 (16)
Bangladesh are targetting Wanindu Hasaranga for boundaries, After Afif Hossain, Mahmudullah has now hit a six and four against the leggie. BAN 123/4 (15)
A four and a six from Afif Hossain and 100-up for Bangladesh. Afif first drills Wanindu Hasaranga for a four past the man at long-off before slogsweeping the leggie for a maximum over deep mid-wicket. BAN 103/4 (13)
Just when it looked Shakib Al Hasan is rebuilding the innings, Bangladesh have lost their skipper to Maheesh Theekshana for 24. Shakib tries to inside-out but misjudges the line of the ball completely to see his stumps shattered. BAN 87/4 (10.3)
Big over for Bangladesh and a much-needed one. Three fours come from Shakib Al Hasan's bat. BAN 85/3 (10)
OUT! Bangladesh are in troube suddenly. New man Mushfiqur Rahim, edged behind to Kusal Mendis for four, off Chamika Karunaratne. BAN 63/3 (8)
Wanindu Hasaranga strikes. Mehidy Hasan Miraz goes for a slog sweep, misses the line of the ball completely and is clean bowled. Miraz goes for 38 off 26 balls. Mushfiqur Rahim comes in the middle. BAN 58/2 (6.5)
This is what Bangladesh lacked in the first game. Mehidy Hasan Miraz slaps Dilshan Madushanka for a four on the off side and Bangladesh finish powerplay at 55/1.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz is on fire. He first scoops Asitha Fermando for a six over third man and then dances down the ground for a four straight. Another four doen the leg side, off the pads. 18 runs come from the over. BAN 47/1 (5)
Fantastic use of the feet from Mehidy Hasan Miraz. The right-hander sends Maheesh Theekshana over long-off for a flat six. 10 runs come from the over. BAN 29/1 (4)
Asitha Fernando gives Sri Lanka first breakthrough. Sabbir Rahman edges behind to Kusal Mendis for 5. Shakib Al Hasan comes out in the middle. BAN 19/1 (2.5)
Spin early in the match. Dasun Shanka hands ball to Maheesh Theekshana and the mystery spinner gives just three runs. BAN 14/0 (2)
Sabbir Rahman and Mehidy Hasan is the 12th different opening combination for Bangladesh in 21 T20Is since the start of World Cup last year.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Sabbir Rahman come out for Bangladesh. Dilshan Madushanka will open the bowling for Sri Lanka. Big start for Bangladesh. It started with a four off leg byes on the first ball and a boundary on the final ball of the first over. BAN 11/0 (1)
Both Sri Lanka and Bangladesh players are in the middle for National Anthems. Bangladesh will go first and then Sri Lanka.
Bangladesh: Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Shakib Al Hasan(c), Afif Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Ebadot Hossain
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(w), Charith Asalanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanaka(c), Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Asitha Fernando
Dasun Shanaka has won the toss and Sri Lanka will bowl first.
After their loss to Afghanistan, Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka called Bangladesh an 'easier opponent'. "We know Fizz (Mustafizur Rahman) is a good bowler. Shakib (Al Hasan) is a world-class bowler. But apart from them, there is no world-class bowler in the side. So if we compare with Afghanistan, Bangladesh is an easier opponent," Shanaka had said. In reply, Bangladesh director Khaled Mahmud countered by Shanaka. "I don`t know why Dasun made that comment. Definitely Afghanistan has a better squad. He said we have only two bowlers in our line-up, but I don`t see any bowlers in Sri Lanka. At least Bangladesh has world-class bowlers like Mustafiz and Shakib," Mahmud said.
Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have met 12 time in T20s with the former winning just four times. Bangladesh’s record in UAE isn’t good either. They have played six T20s in the region and lost all. Can they turn the table this time?
Hello and welcome to the first do-or-die game of Asia Cup 2022 between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The winner of the game joins Afghanistan in Super Four.