BAN Vs SL, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Bangladesh End Sri Lanka's Semi-Final Hopes Amid Angelo Mathews 'Timed Out' Controversy - As It Happened

Already out of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 semis reckoning, Bangladesh on Monday defeated Sri Lanka by three wickets in Delhi to enhance their Champions Trophy 2025 qualifying chances. Catch cricket scores and highlights of the BAN vs SL match

Sri Lanka are out of the semi-final race after their three-wicket loss to Bangladesh

Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by three wickets in their ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 encounter in Delhi on Monday. Najmul Hossain Shanto (90) and Shakib Al Hasan (82) put up a massive 169-run stand to take the initiative as they made them pay for some sloppy catching from the Lankan fielders. Despite Dilshan Madhushanka's three-wicket burst, it was not enough for the 1996 champions, who saw their semi-final hopes get evaporated. (ReportScorecard | Full Coverage)

Earlier, Charith Asalanka struck a well-made 108 as Sri Lanka posted 279 on the board. Put into bat, Sri Lanka lost a flurry of wickets but the talking point of the game came in the 25th over when Angelo Mathews was dismissed for 'timed out' by the match officials. For Bangladesh, Tanzim Hasan Sakib scalped 3/80 as the Bangla Tigers plugged the scoring in the dying overs. 

10:30 PM  - Goodbye
Bangladesh have secured a crucial win and it takes them above Sri Lanka on NRR and into the qualifying spots for the Champions Trophy. Things could change in the coming days as England, who are bottom of the table, would look for a turnaround and hope other results go their way. Goodbye from us for now. Also Read: Now the fight is for Champions Trophy qualification

10:15 PM - Player Speak:
Shakib Al Hasan, who is adjudged the Player of the Match: "They are two important players (Mendis and Samarawickrama), lucky to get those two wickets., There wasn't much for the bowlers, we bowled really well upfront. Spinners kept it tight. Both the spinners bowled really well. Bowling wins us more matches, fast bowlers were bowling really well up to the World Cup. We couldn't live up to our expectations but we knew that we can fight back, we had that mentality. We kept on believing and we kept on coming back and today it paid off. The ground dimension helped as well, the shorter boundary, there was a lot of pace on the ball, so I just had to use the pace, luckily it came off and from there on I never looked back. (Best performance came a little late?) I'd agree with that, we could have been consistent, that's one disappointment."

Sri Lankan skipper Kusal Mendis: "Charith played a brilliant knock. But we were 30-40 runs short. Happy that some good young players coming through, and happy we have shown some promise in this tournament. In the future we'll have a good team. We had injuries to main players, also did some mistakes. Had we played better cricket, we would've had a better chance. It's very disappointing - when Angelo came to the crease. There were 5 second left. Then he found out strap of the helmet came off. It's disappointing umpires couldn't step in and make correct decision."

10:02 PM - BAN Win By Three Wickets
Angelo Mathews scalped the wickets of in-form Najmul Hossain Shanto and Shakib Al Hasan in quick succession. But it was too little too late for the Lankan bowlers as Bangla batters hit them over the park. Mahmudullah's blistering innings of 22 was precious as the Tigers defeated their Asian counterparts by three wickets in a close encounter.

8:57 PM - BAN 206/2, SL 279; Overs 21-30 Highlights
Shakib Al Hasan brought 19 runs off Kasun Rajitha's over as Sri Lanka paced up their chase of 279. Bangladesh pair of Shanto and Shakib brought up their first 100-run stand of this WC. Apart from the 23rd over, Bangladesh batters smacked boundray off every over in this phase.

8:31 PM - Stat Alert
The partnership of Shakib Al Hasan-Najmul Hossain Shanto have have recorded their first-ever 100+ runs partnership for Bangladesh in this year's World Cup.

8:05 PM - BAN 122/2, SL 279; Overs 11-20 Highlights
Shakib Al Hasan made Sri Lanka pay for a drop catch when Charith Asalanka dropped the Bangladesh skipper Angelo off Mathews's bowling. The southpaw hit 10 runs of Dusantha Chameera's over. Shakib and Najmul Hossain Shanto have added 50-plus stand and are looking formidable in their chase of 280 against Sri Lanka.

7:14 PM - BAN 57/2, SL 279; Overs 1-10 Highlights
Bangladesh opener Tanzid Hasan started strongly with back-to-back fours off Dilshan Madushanka. However, the SL pacer had the last laugh has he dismissed the southpaw in the third over. Litton Das smashed 2 consecutive sixes off Kasun Rajitha. But the fiery opener too perished and was sent back by the brilliant Madhushanka in the seventh over as Bangladesh lost both their openers.

6:30 PM - Word Coming In From The Stadium Regarding Angelo Mathews' Wicket

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6:04 PM - Charith Asalanka Speaks On-air
"It’s always good feeling when you are getting a hundred and I’m feeling happy now. (On Mathews' timed out dismissal) My point of view it’s not good for the spirit of the game. After that, Dhananjaya came and we had a good partnership. I love to have a partnership with Dhananjaya because he is a right-hander and I’m a left-hander and he always scores quickly. Credit should go to the pitches, because we can hit the ball through the line. When I was batting, I was looking for 300 but unfortunately, I got out in the 49th over. But, I think we have got enough."

5:49 PM - SL 279 All Out; Overs 41-50 Highlights
Charith Asalanka's well-made century 108 (105), his second of his career, steered the Lions to a formidable 279 on the board. After a rocky start and a controversial decision, the 1996 champions reached a decent score on board. For Bangladesh, Tanzim Hasan Sakib scalped three wickets.

5:02 PM: SL 223/6; Overs 31-40 Highlights

Dhananjaya de Silva (34) stumped by Mushfiqur Rahim off the bowling of Mehidy Hasan Miraz. However, Charith Asalanka is slowly moving towards his first century at the World Cup and remains his side's best hope of reaching a decent score.

4:17 PM: SL 162/5; Overs 21-30 Highlights

Shakib Al Hasan hunts down Sadeera Samarawickrama (41). Angelo Mathews becomes the first cricketer to be given timed out in international cricket history. Captain Shakib Al Hasan has a good spell. Fall of wickets are continuous while Charith Asalanka holds on the other side to take the scores past 200 runs.

3:35 PM: SL 113/3; Overs 11-20 Highlights

Sri Lanka lost two quick wickets as set batsman Pathum Nissanka (41) and Kusal Mendis (19) dismissed by Tanzim Hasan Sakib and Shakib Al Hasan respectively. Nissanka had played some beautiful shots and hit eight boundaries. Sadeera Samarawickrama and Charith Asalanka steadies things on the crease. Asalanka hit two long sixes and the partnership is now for 44 runs.

2:48 PM: SL 52/1; Overs 6-10 Highlights

After the initial shock for Sri Lanka, Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis hold the ropes. Some exceptional boundaries coming from the bats of Nissanka. Their partnership crosses the 50 run mark and they are now heading to pull some big score on the scoreboard for Bangladesh.

2:23 PM: SL 24/1; Overs 1-5 Highlights

Bangladesh got the swift start as Shoriful Islam dismisses Kusal Perera (4). The catch was brilliantly taken by Mushfiqur Rahim, who leapt swiftly to his left to caress the ball neatly in his gloves. Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis on the crease looking for some big hits in the powerplay and a few beautiful boundaries coming in for Pathum Nissanka.

2:00 Match Begins!
Bangaladesh on the field to bowl against the Sri Lankan opener Kusal Perera and Pathum Nissanka

1:37 PM Captains Speak
Kusal Mendis: "Looks like a good wicket, I don't mind batting first. We want to put up a good score on this pitch, I think 300 plus would be good. We have two changes. Kusal Perera and Dhananjaya come in and Karunaratne and Hemantha are out."


Shakib Al Hasan: "We would field first, looks like a very good surface. There was a lot of dew when we practiced. There are a lot of expectations but we couldn't fill up. We have two more games and we would like to do well. We have to be technically sound and also mentally sound. We have one change - Mustafiz is not fit enough and Tanzim Shakib comes in his place."

1:35 PM Playing XIs

Bangladesh (Playing XI): Tanzid Hasan, Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Towhid Hridoy, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam


Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis(w/c), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Maheesh Theekshana, Dushmantha Chameera, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka

1:30 PM Toss update!

Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bowl first with one change in the playing eleven as Tanzim Sakib will be playing instead of Mustafizur. Sri Lanka will be batting first with two changes in the team as Kusal Perera and Dhananjaya replaced Karunaratne and Hemantha.

1:10 PM Sri Lanka Cricket Board sacked

Sri Lankan Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe has sacked the national cricket board after a humiliating 300-run defeat of Sri Lanka against the host India at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. They have installed an interim committee for the time being.


1:00 PM Update on Air Pollution

Bangladesh Vs Sri Lanka is set to go ahead in Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi, despite the rising air pollution. Earlier, training sessions for both teams were cancelled due to health threats. However, after a discussion with Pulmonologist Dr Randeep Guleria, and a co-ordinated effort between ICC and BCCI, the match is expected to be played as scheduled.


12:50 PM Weather Conditions    

The weather in Delhi is expected to be around 30°C with 28% humidity and no chance of rain. 

12:40 PM Head-to-head

Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have played 53 matches in a head-to-head clash where the former won nine matches and the latter 42 matches. In the ODI World Cup, both faced each other in four games and Sri Lanka won three games while one was abandoned.

12:30 PM Preview! 

Sri Lanka sounded the crisis horns following the massive defeat against India in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. As sports minister Roshan Ranasinghe looks to purge the current cricket board and start afresh back at home, Sri Lanka take on Bangladesh in a hazy Delhi, still holding onto the tiniest of hopes of sneaking into the knockouts. The challenge is near impossible - but not impossible just yet! However, anything other than a massive win against Bangladesh would make sure of it. 


Bangladesh, meanwhile, were the first team eliminated from ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 semi-final contention, failing to gain any sort of momentum after their early victory over Afghanistan. They enter their penultimate match with nothing but pride at stake, hoping to end their tournament on a high note. 


Bangladesh Squad - Shakib Al Hasan (C), Litton Das, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Najmul Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim (Wk), Mahmudullah Riyad, Tawhid Hridoy, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Sheikh Mahedi Hasan 

Sri Lanka Squad - Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (C & Wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dushmantha Chameera, Dilshan Madushanka, Chamika Karunaratne, Dunith Wellalage, Dushan Hemantha, Kusal Perera.

A blistering century from Charith Asalanka propelled Sri Lanka to 279 against Bangladesh in their controversial-stricken ODI World Cup 2023 match on Monday in Delhi. Asked to bat first, Sri Lanka lost wickets at regular intervals but Asalanka played a brilliant knock of 108 runs. He was well supported by Pathum Nissanka and Sadeera Samarawickrama, who scored 41 runs each.

But the talking point for most of the game was the controversial wicket of former Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews, who was timed out. Mathews was seen in an animated discussion with the umpires and Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan but it brought no fruition as the former had to walk back. For Bangladesh, Tanzim Hasan Sakib took three wickets while Shoriful Islam Shakib Al Hasan took two wickets. Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan won the toss and opted to field against Sri Lanka. Get BAN Vs SL live updates here.

Hello and welcome to the Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, Match 38, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, Match Blog. Amid worsening Delhi pollution, an already eliminated Bangladesh play a still-hopeful Sri Lanka, looking to end their tournament on a positive note. Neither side has enjoyed their campaign as they would have liked to, with Bangladesh succumbing to an early exit and Sri Lanka witnessing their semi-final dream fall apart following a thumping defeat against hosts India. While the tiniest of hope still remains for the Lankan Lions, the Bangla Tigers are playing for pride, hoping to use the momentum from these final games to help with the challenges that lie ahead.