The second match of the Asia Cup 2023 was played between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, in which Sri Lanka, playing with great intelligence, won the match by defeating Bangladesh by 5 wickets. After winning the toss and batting first, the Bangladesh team scored 164 runs.
Chasing the target of 165 runs, the Sri Lankan team showed complete patience and easily won the match. In which Sadeera Samarawickrama played a half-century inning and took his team beyond the target. He played an inning of 54 runs in 77 balls with the help of 6 fours. While Aslanka remained unbeaten on 62 off 92 balls with the help of 5 fours and 1 six.
Sadira Samarawickrama and Charith Asalanka made a partnership of 78 runs for the fourth wicket and helped Sri Lanka win. Just as there is a fierce rivalry between India and Pakistan, similarly, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are also arch enemies of each other. In such a situation, this victory was quite a celebration for Sri Lanka.
After winning the toss in the BAN vs SL match, captain Shakib Al Hasan decided to bat first, but his team could not prove this decision right. In the very second over of the match, opener Tawjid Hasan returned to the pavilion at zero without opening the account. After this, Mohammad Naeem was out on a score of 16.
Captain Shakib Al Hasan 5, Towhid Hridoy 20, Mushfiqur Rahim 13, Mehidy Hasan Miraz 5, Mehidy Hasan 6, Taskin Ahmed 0, Sharful Islam 2, Mustafizur Rahman 0 out Bangladesh’s wickets kept falling one after the other, but Nazmul Hussain remained at the crease and played a tremendous inning of 89 runs in 122 balls. In which he also hit seven fours, and in this way, the entire Bangladeshi team got reduced to a score of 164/10 in 42.4 overs.
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