Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup 2022 Highlights: SL beat BAN by 2 wickets in thriller, through to Super Fours

Updated on Sep 01, 2022 11:59 PM IST

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup 2022 Highlights: An extraordinary game of cricket ended with Sri Lanka beating Bangladesh by two wickets with four balls to spare.

Dasun Shanaka and Kusal Mendis put Sri Lanka on top and they ended up winning by two wickets. 
Dasun Shanaka and Kusal Mendis put Sri Lanka on top and they ended up winning by two wickets. (Getty Images)

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup 2022 Highlights: Sri Lanka have come back from their batting debacle against Afghanistan to complete their second highest T20I chase of all time. They were helped to a certain extent by the number of extras that Bangladesh bowled, although Shakib Al Hasan's side were quite brilliant in nearly every other department of the game in Dubai. Kusal Mendis was the highest scorer for Sri Lanka having made 60 off 37 balls while captain Dasun Shanaka made 45 off 33 balls. Their partnership put Sri Lanka on top in a game in which momentum swung both ways on a number of occasions 

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  • Sep 01, 2022 11:21 PM IST

    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup live: Sri Lanka win by 2 wickets!

    And that's because Mahedi Hasan overstepped! The extras has cost Bangladesh a spot in the Super Fours. Asitha Fernando had smashed this down the ground and the batters ran two to level the score. Then the hooter went off and the umpire signalled no ball, ending the chase. There has been some desperate, brilliant cricket today from both teams and in the end, Sri Lanka have come back from the debacle against Afghanistan to complete their second highest run chase of all time in T20Is. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 11:20 PM IST

    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Live: FOUR! FERNANDO PUTS SL ON THE BRINK!

    One bounce four, before which they had taken a single which means SL now need just three runs to win the match. Asitha Fernando is the man of the minute for SL. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 11:19 PM IST

    SL vs BAN Live: Sri Lanka need 8 to win off the last over

    Bangladesh need, two. Theekshana on strike, Mahedi Hasan with the ball, here we go. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 11:15 PM IST

    SL vs BAN Live: OUT! Suicide run and Shakib gets a direct hit

    Karunaratne is the man who is run out. A single that just wasn't there but Shakib makes no mistake with the gun throw. 

    Karunaratne run out (Shakib Al Hasan) 16 (10), Sri Lanka 171/8 in 18.5 overs

  • Sep 01, 2022 11:14 PM IST

    SL vs BAN, Asia Cup 2022 Live: SL need 13 off 8 balls

    The free hit produces just two runs, with Karunaratne's big mow down the ground being stopped right at the boundary. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 11:11 PM IST

    SL vs BAN, Asia Cup 2022 Live: FOUR!

    Chamika Karunaratne gets inside the line of Ebadot Hossain's delivery and puts it behind square. And then it gets worse for Bangladesh, it's a no-ball and a free-hit! SL need 16 off 10!

  • Sep 01, 2022 11:05 PM IST

    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup live: OUT! AND SHANAKA FALLS!

    Is that the game? Shanaka smashes it down the ground and Mosaddek takes the catch.

    Shanaka c Mosaddek Hossain b Mahedi Hasan 45 (33), SL 158/7 in 17.5 overs, need 26 to win off 13 balls

  • Sep 01, 2022 11:04 PM IST

    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Live: FOUR! Shanaka cashes in

    Wide full toss from the spinner Mahedi and Shanaka smacks it through covers. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 11:02 PM IST

    SL vs BAN Live: Sri Lanka 150/6 in 17 overs

    They need 34 to win off the last 18 balls. Mustafizur's spell is over, as is Taskin's and Shakib's. It means Shakib will have to use Miraz, Mehidy and Ebadot in whichever order for the last three. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 10:54 PM IST

    SL vs BAN, Asia Cup 2022 Live: GONE! Hasaranga is next!

    Hasaranga trying to hit it over extra cover, ends up hitting it straight into the hands of deep cover. It is all unravelling too quickly now for Sri Lanka, Keep Taskin Ahmed out of the game today if you can!

    Hasaranga c Mahedi Hasan b Taskin Ahmed 2 (3), SL 139/6 in 15.3 overs, need 45 to win off 27 balls

  • Sep 01, 2022 10:50 PM IST

    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup live: FOUR! Good over spoiled

    Leg cutter, third man is up and Shanaka just cuts it past that fielder. Easy pickings for him, he moves to 31 off 22. 

    Sri Lanka 137/5, need 47 to win from 30 balls. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 10:48 PM IST

    SL vs BAN, Asia Cup 2022 Live: GONE! IT'S MENDIS!

    Mustafizur brought in and he makes the difference, a diving Taskin once again taking the important catch. Short outside off, Mendis ramps but doesn't get all of it, Taskin runs in from third man, dives forward and takes the catch again.  

    Mendis c Taskin Ahmed b Mustafizur Rahman 60 (37), SL 131/5 in 14.3 overs

  • Sep 01, 2022 10:44 PM IST

    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup live: SIX! Partnership crosses 50!

    Five singles in the 14th over and then Mendis finishes it with a six over bowler Mehidy Hasan Miraz's head. The partnership is now 51 runs in 32 balls. Sri Lanka are 128/4 in 14 overs, need 56 to win off 36.

  • Sep 01, 2022 10:40 PM IST

    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Live: 50 for Mendis!

    He has been lucky but the fact remains that this has been some innings from Mendis, delivering on the big stage. 22 runs came off Ebadot's over. A bit of everything for him today, he dominated the powerplay overs and took three wickets but has been taken apart here. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 10:38 PM IST

    SL vs BAN Live: 16 runs off the first two balls of the 13th!

    Taskin started the over with a wide, then the two sixes, and then the wide. Then Ebadot bowls a no ball, although that short delivery was quite close to Kusal Mendis's bat. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 10:36 PM IST

    SL vs BAN, Asia Cup 2022 Live: SIX AGAIN! Shanaka on a roll!

    Short and Shanaka puts it over deep square leg. Incredible batting from the Sri Lanka captain. This is followed by a wide delivery from Ebadot so pressure on him now. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 10:35 PM IST

    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup live: SIX! Much needed from Shanaka!

    Over 140kph from Ebadot, in the batter's half and Shanaka finally gets the ball over the boundary. Brilliant shot from the Sri Lanka captain, that would help his strike rate and the required rate, which has crept up over 10. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 10:28 PM IST

    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Live: Run out chance missed!

    Mendis is the luckiest batter in the planet today. Shanaka taps it straight to midwicket, Mendis for some reason darts out for a run. Shanaka sends him back and he was miles off the crease when the throw came. But it was no direct hit and he lives, again. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 10:26 PM IST

    SL vs BAN Live: FOUR! 

    Length delivery from Taskin, Mendis hits it through the line over the bowler's head for boundary. He moves to 43 off 25. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 10:18 PM IST

    SL vs BAN, Asia Cup 2022 Live: OUT! Rajapaksa has to go!

    Straight down third man's throat, Taskin having quite a night so far. Rajapaksa trying to ramp it but there wasn't quite enough on it. Third man is right there to take the catch.   

    Rajapaksa c sub (Mohammad Naim) b Taskin Ahmed 2 (4), Sri Lanka 77/4 in 8.5 overs 

  • Sep 01, 2022 10:15 PM IST

    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup live: FOUR!

    Mendis uses Taskin's pace and cuts it square. The pacer offers a little bit of length with that express pace of his and Mendis only needs to get a bat on it. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 10:09 PM IST

    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Live: GONE! What a catch from Taskin!

    That is quite a catch and the wicket really should be awarded to Taskin Ahmed. He stops the wicketkeeper from taking the catch and Mushfiqur wisely pulls out because Taskin then puts in a full stretch dive forward to take the catch. Gunathilaka had tried a pull and had only got a top edge.   

    Gunathilaka c Taskin Ahmed b Ebadot Hossain 11 (6), Sri Lanka 67/3 in 7.4 overs

  • Sep 01, 2022 10:04 PM IST

    SL vs BAN Live: WICKET BUT IT'S A NO-BALL!

    Kusal Mendis gets a second lease at life after Mahedi Hasan oversteps. He went for a slog sweep and edged it to the keeper standing right behind. They are all celebrating, umpire raises the finger but then Kusal is asked to stand by. As it turns out Mahedi, a spinner, had overstepped. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 10:01 PM IST

    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Live: FOUR!

    Mehidy taking the pace off, hoping that would get Gunathilaka in a tangle but not really. He cuts it between backward point and short third. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 09:57 PM IST

    SL vs BAN Live: OUT! 2 wickets in Ebadot's first ever T20I over!

    What a start to his T20I career. Short of a length, Asalanka comes down the track and only puts it into the hands of the man at mid-off. 

    Asalanka c Mahmudullah b Ebadot Hossain 1 (3), Sri Lanka 48/2 in 6 overs

  • Sep 01, 2022 09:53 PM IST

    SL vs BAN, Asia Cup 2022 Live: GONE! Nissanka falls!

    Short from Ebadot Hossain, it comes on to Nissanka too quickly and he completely miscues the pull shot. The ball floats nicely into the hands of midwicket. 

    Nissanka c Mustafizur Rahman b Ebadot Hossain 20 (19), SL 45/1 in 5.3 overs

  • Sep 01, 2022 09:51 PM IST

    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup live: 18 runs off Shakib's over!

    This puts Bangladesh in an awkward position. Mendis hit a four to follow up on the six before taking a single off the last ball. Sri Lanka are 44/0 in five overs, Kusal Mendis 23 off 13, Nissanka on 20 off 17. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 09:50 PM IST

    SL vs BAN, Asia Cup 2022 Live: SIX AGAIN!

    Another slog sweep, this time straighter and it goes over cow corner. Mendis has hit the highest T20I wicket taker of all time for back to back sixes!

  • Sep 01, 2022 09:49 PM IST

    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup live: SIX! Mendis goes after Shakib! 

    Shakib has been the speed breaker so far but this time Mendis nails the slog sweep and deposits it past deep midwicket!

  • Sep 01, 2022 09:45 PM IST

    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Live: FOUR! 

    2nd boundary of the over. Slower delivery from the Fizz and Nissanka picks it up well, scoops it over fine leg for four. Sri Lanka 25/0 in 3.4 overs

  • Sep 01, 2022 09:43 PM IST

    SL vs BAN Live: SIX! Nissanka middles it!

    Mustafizur pitches it up and Nissanka nails that shot over mid-wicket, clearing the front leg and all that. Much needed boundary, it has been a steady but slow start to this chase. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 09:39 PM IST

    SL vs BAN, Asia Cup 2022 Live: DROPPED! Sri Lanka 9/0

    This match is turning out to be a bit of a neutral's dream at the moment. Hard slash from Mendis, takes the outside edge and Mushfiqur dives to his right, gets both gloves on it while in the air but is not able to hold on. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 09:38 PM IST

    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup live: FOUR! First boundary of the innings

    Taskin strays down the pads and Nissanka doesn't miss out on that opportunity. picked up to the fine leg boundary, Sri Lanka 9/0. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 09:34 PM IST

    SL vs BAN, Asia Cup 2022 Live: Just 2 runs off the 1st over

    Exactly the kind of start Bangladesh would have wanted. Two singles off the third and fourth ball is all the batters could get from Mustafizur's over.

  • Sep 01, 2022 09:31 PM IST

    SL vs BAN Live: Players are back and drama straightaway!

    Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis open for Sri Lanka with the former on strike, Mustafizur Rahman has the ball in his hands and a huge LBW appeal off the first ball itself. The umpire says not out and then there is a chance for a run out but the batters decide to not take the suicide run. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 09:28 PM IST

    SL vs BAN, Asia Cup 2022 Live: A team effort in the end

    No half centuries in the Bangladesh innings, in fact not a single player went past 40, and yet they have managed to set Sri Lanka a target of 184. This is the third highest score by any team in T20Is with none of their players scoring over 40 runs. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 09:20 PM IST

    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup live: Bangladesh 183/7 in 20 overs

    That is just sensational hitting from Bangladesh in the end in an innings that swung both ways all the time. Mosaddek has scored 24 off just nine balls here. That could be a match-winning innings but let's not forget Afif Hossain and Mahmudullah. It has been a good first half of the game for Bangladesh but Sri Lanka have not been extremely far behind. What a chase we have in our hands. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 09:20 PM IST

    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Live: FOUR! Shot from Mosaddek

    Length ball outside off and Mosaddek smashes it down the ground. No stopping that one. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 09:18 PM IST

    SL vs BAN Live: FOUR! Misfield from the SL captain!

    That is just terrible but the fielder won't be getting any grief from the captain as it is the captain who makes the gaffe! The ball is punched by Mosaddek to extra cover, Shanaka somehow lets the ball slip right through his hands and it goes for four. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 09:17 PM IST

    SL vs BAN, Asia Cup 2022 Live: SIX! 

    Well, well, well Taskin Ahmed. He is deep in his crease and he goes for an almighty heave over wide long off. That is a good start to the over being bowled by Asitha Fernando, right off the second ball. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 09:15 PM IST

    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup live: Bangladesh 166/7 in 19 overs 

    Just seven runs in the 19th and so Sri Lanka did pretty well to pull things back. Taskin Ahmed is the new batter and he will be on strike and not Mosaddek in the beginning of the 20th over at least. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 09:12 PM IST

    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Live: OUT! Wicket off the first ball again for Karunaratne

    Mahedi tries to work it on the on-side and is plumb. The batter does take the review, why not, and, as expected, there are three reds all along. A bit farcical as the producer shows the ball tracking before ultra edge and so we got to see the ball tracking twice. 

    Mahedi Hasan lbw b Karunaratne 1 (2), Bangladesh 159/7 in 18.1 overs

  • Sep 01, 2022 09:09 PM IST

    SL vs BAN Live: Bangladesh 159/6 in 18 overs

    Mahmudullah may have fallen in that over but it also produced 12 runs, with Mosaddek Hossain hitting two fours in it. Hasaranga has conceded 41 runs in his four overs. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 09:05 PM IST

    SL vs BAN, Asia Cup 2022 Live: OUT! Now Mahmudullah goes

    Hasaranga strikes with his first ball of the over. Mahmudullah looking for the big slog off a tossed up delivery, gets a top edge that is taken at deep midwicket. 

    Mahmudullah c Karunaratne b Hasaranga 27 (22), Bangladesh 147/6 in 17.1 overs

  • Sep 01, 2022 09:02 PM IST

    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup live: OUT! That's it for Afif

    Slow length ball on middle from Madushanja, Afif looks to go straight but ends up putting it straight down the throat of the fielder at cow corner. 

    Hossain c de Silva b Madushanka 39 (22), Bangladesh 144/5 in 16.4 overs

  • Sep 01, 2022 09:00 PM IST

    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Live: FOUR! 

    Poor delivery down leg from Madushanka and Afif flicks it over short fine leg. 180-190 is now a realistic score for Bangladesh to target. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 08:56 PM IST

    SL vs BAN Live: SIX! Oh what a shot from Afif

    Slow, short of a length on middle and Afif nails the pull over backward square. He has put Bangladesh in the driver's seat now. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 08:51 PM IST

    SL vs BAN, Asia Cup 2022 Live: 14 runs off the 15th over!

    Not everyday you see Hasaranga go for double digits but that is what has happened. Bangladesh are now 123/4 in 15 overs. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 08:50 PM IST

    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup live: FOUR!

    Right after that six, Mahmudullah goes over extra cover for a boundary. Another good start to a partnership for Bangladesh. Let's see if this one makes a bigger difference than a flicker. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 08:50 PM IST

    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Live: SIX! 

    Mahmadullah picks the wrong 'un and sweeps it over square leg for a maximum. That should help his strike rate a bit, he moves to 8 off 11 after that six.  

  • Sep 01, 2022 08:41 PM IST

    SL vs BAN Live: SIX! 100 up for Bangladesh!

    Afif takes on the long boundary and clears it with ease. Hasaranga bowls to his pads, whips out a sweep and the ball goes sailing over deep square leg. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 08:28 PM IST

    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Live: BOWLED HIM! SHAKIB GOES!

    Ripper from Theekshana. Shakib has been making room for himself throughout the innings and Theekshana gets that ball to turn just a little bit. Ball crashes on to the middle stump and Shakib seems absolutely livid with himself for that. 

    Shakib Al Hasan b Theekshana 24 (22), Bangladesh 87/4 in 10.4 overs

  • Sep 01, 2022 08:26 PM IST

    SL vs BAN Live: Bangladesh 85/3 in 10 overs

    Talk about entertainment! The momentum has shifted one way to another already in these first 10 overs, at the end of which, it is with Bangladesh thanks to their captain Shakib Al Hasan. He is on 23 off 20 balls and he has Afif Hossain at the other end with 6 off three.

  • Sep 01, 2022 08:22 PM IST

    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Live: FOUR AGAIN!

    Same shot from Shakib, maybe a little more close to fine leg but it doesn't matter, it runs to the boundary anyhow. Shakib starting to look more assured now. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 08:21 PM IST

    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup live: FOUR! 

    Very first ball of the 10th over from Karunaratne and Shakib moves across and scoops it between the keeper and fine leg. 6000 T20 runs for Shakib. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 08:19 PM IST

    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Live: FOUR! Class from Shakib

    Pitched at leg, Shakib makes room and goes over short extra cover. That races to the boundary. Right after that, Shakib sends Bangladesh to panic stations, trying a big mow down the ground. It had no distance on it but it was too much distance for long-on to cover as well and he is safe. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 08:14 PM IST

    SL vs BAN Live: OUT! Mushfiqur falls!

    That is a huge wicket, what a delivery from Chamika Karunaratne to get it as well. Back of a length jagging way, Mushfiqur tries to stay in the line of the ball, ends up getting an outside edge to the wicketkeeper.

    Mushfiqur c Mendis b Karunaratne 4 (5), Bangladesh 63/3 in 8 overs

  • Sep 01, 2022 08:07 PM IST

    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Live: OUT! Miraz falls!

    Wanindu Hasaranga makes the difference, big cross-batted slog from Miraz and he loses his stumps. 

    Mehidy Hasan Miraz b Hasaranga 38 (26), Bangladesh 58/2 in 6.5 overs

  • Sep 01, 2022 07:59 PM IST

    SL vs BAN, Asia Cup 2022 Live: FOUR! Miraz setting the field on fire

    The field is in and so Miraz has settled in outside the inner circle. Bouncer from Madushanka and Miraz slashes at it, goes well over the infield and reaches the boundary. He is on 36 off 22 now, Bangladesh are 53/1 in 5.4 overs. What a start. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 07:54 PM IST

    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Live: SIX! What a shot from Miraz!

    A scoop while hardly bending down straight over the wicketkeeper's head. Miraz has been sent in to get that pinch-hitting start, he is doing exactly that at the moment. He is on 24 off 16 now. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 07:45 PM IST

    SL vs BAN Live: GONE! Asitha Fernando strikes on debut!

    Edged and gone! It's the debutant who gets the breakthrough for Sri Lanka. Brilliant delivery, jumped up on Sabbir and he gets an edge on his attempted pull shot. Kusal Mendis has an easy take. 

    Sabbir Rahman c Mendis b Fernando 5 (6), Bangladesh 19/1 in 12.5 overs

  • Sep 01, 2022 07:39 PM IST

    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Live: 11-run first over

    Sabbir whips out a paddle sweep and the ball flies up, fine leg is in which means that it lands in no-man's land and the ball rolls to the boundary. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 07:35 PM IST

    SL vs BAN Live: Players are out!

    Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Sabbir Rahman open for Bangladesh, Dilshan Madushanka has the ball in his hands.

  • Sep 01, 2022 07:29 PM IST

    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Live: National anthems!

    Right then, the two teams have lined up in the middle for their national anthems. Some handshakes between them later after which Sri Lanka get into the team huddle. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 07:17 PM IST

    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup live: Dasun Shanaka

    We are going to bowl first. It's a used wicket, so chasing will be important. We had a good preparation coming into this game. We need to concentrate on our batting. We will try to play as we have been playing in the last two years. The team that comes up with a good performance, wins.

  • Sep 01, 2022 07:15 PM IST

    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Live: Shakib talks about the controversy

    "To be honest we haven't talked about [the talk in the media] at all, we just want to focus on our performances," that's all he had to say about that. “We wanted to field first, but it's not in our control. If we can keep wickets in hand we can utilise the last 10 overs. [In the last game] we didn't bat well. If we bat well and keep wickets in hand today, it'll be a good game.”

  • Sep 01, 2022 07:09 PM IST

    SL vs BAN Live: The playing XIs

    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

  • Sep 01, 2022 07:01 PM IST

    SL vs BAN, Asia Cup 2022 Live: TOSS ALERT!

    Sri Lanka win the toss, choose to bowl. Affable handshake between Shakib and Shanaka, no extension of “The War” here.  

  • Sep 01, 2022 06:46 PM IST

    SL vs BAN Live: The war of words

    Right, let's get down to the thing that we are here for. No, not the cricket match, there is still about 40 minutes to go for that. It's the word-arrows that have flown before this game. No “the opposition is strong” “we will control the controllables” and stuff here. Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka started proceedings, saying that his team will be facing an "easier opponent" than Afghanistan because they are not aware of any good bowlers in Bangladesh apart from Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman. It has to be noted that this came right after Sri Lanka were shredded to pieces in every cricketing manner imaginable by Afghanistan so, Shanaka might have messed up his timing a bit. Bangladesh team director Khaled Mahmud replied by saying: “It's upto Dasun, why he said that or why he thinks we are (easier opponent). Maybe Afghanistan has a better T20 squad, that's why he said that. He said a lot of other things as well, he said we have only 2 (world-class) bowlers or something. I don't see any in Sri Lanka, at least Bangladesh have two. That's very good. We have at least Mustafizur and Shakib, I don't think they have world -class bowlers like them."

  • Sep 01, 2022 06:37 PM IST

    SL vs BAN, Asia Cup 2022 Live: Sri Lanka's former glory

    Sri Lanka last won in 2014 and that was their fifth title. At the time, that helped them equal India as the most succesfull nation in the Asia Cup and matches against Bangladesh were never seen as a difficult one for them. They are also the only team apart from India to defend their title, having won it back to back in 2004 and 2008. It has been an extraordinary downhill dive for Sri Lankan fans to witness since 2016 and it has been reflected in the Asia Cup. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 06:28 PM IST

    SL vs BAN Live: Sri Lanka full squad

    Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(w), Charith Asalanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanaka(c), Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Dilshan Madushanka, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Jeffrey Vandersay, Asitha Fernando, Ashen Bandara, Praveen Jayawickrama, Nuwanidu Fernando, Pramod Madushan, Nuwan Thushara

  • Sep 01, 2022 06:27 PM IST

    SL vs BAN, Asia Cup 2022 Live: Bangladesh full squad

    Mohammad Naim, Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Afif Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Sabbir Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Ebadot Hossain, Parvez Hossain Emon

  • Sep 01, 2022 06:21 PM IST

    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup live: Not much in favour of Sri Lanka either

    Since beating Pakistan in the 2014 final, Sri Lanka have lost six successive games in the Asia Cup, including five T20I defeats. In a way, this might just be the ultimate match of the underdogs, something that would've never happened if this was being played at any point in the first half of the past decade or the one before that. In the way that Sri Lanka would've been seen as the outright favourites. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 06:11 PM IST

    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Live: Odds stacked against Bangladesh?

    Bangladesh have lost all the six T20Is they have played in the UAE and have crossed 150 only once. That did happen against Sri Lanka last year. They also faired far better than Sri Lanka did in the match against Afghanistan. 

  • Sep 01, 2022 05:53 PM IST

    SL vs BAN Live: The last time these two teams met at Asia Cup…

    On-field arguments, Nazmul Islam inventing the naagin dance phenom and a broken Bangladesh dressing room door at the Khettarama stadium, despite the fact that they won the match. It was quite a game, with Sri Lanka scoring 159/7 thanks to half centuries from the two Pereras, Kusal and Thisara. Bangladesh then chased it down with two wickets and as many balls to spare.

  • Sep 01, 2022 05:46 PM IST

    SL vs BAN, Asia Cup 2022 Live: Hello and welcome!

    The buildup to this match has been akin to something we would find before pro-boxing bouts. Speaking ahead of the game, Bangladesh team director Khaled Mahmud Sujon has taken up Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka over his comments on the Bangladeshi bowling attack. After Shanaka said that the Bangladesh team have only two good bowlers, Sujon has hit back with a jibe “at least Bangladesh have 2” as the competition heats up in the Asia Cup. Spicy. 

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Hardik Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav celebrate the victory over New Zealand (PTI)
Hardik Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav celebrate the victory over New Zealand (PTI)
By, New Delhi

'Don't look at venues. If IND have to win vs AUS...': Ex-chief selector on spin

Published on Feb 01, 2023 07:20 AM IST

In a message to Rohit and Dravid, a former chief selector has advised the two to not look at conditions to pick spinners as he revealed his ideal combination.

What will be India's spin combination for the Border-Gavaskar series?
What will be India's spin combination for the Border-Gavaskar series?

'MS Dhoni was furious. He ripped the team to shreds and gave them an ultimatum'

Published on Feb 01, 2023 07:06 AM IST

One instance of MS Dhoni losing his temper has emerged in R Sridhar's biography, where the ex- fielding coach mentioned how the former India captain was left seething at his players.

MS Dhoni gave quite the earful to his players after India's 'shoddy' performance(Getty)
MS Dhoni gave quite the earful to his players after India's 'shoddy' performance(Getty)
By, New Delhi

WPL is IPL 2.0 where talent once again meets opportunity

Published on Jan 31, 2023 11:35 PM IST

There will be challenges aplenty but smart businessmen will focus on the commercial opportunities.

Harmanpreet could easily fetch <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>3 to 4 crore in the auction(BCCI)
Harmanpreet could easily fetch 3 to 4 crore in the auction(BCCI)
ByAmrit Mathur, New Delhi

Cummins makes huge captaincy verdict ahead of blockbuster Border-Gavaskar trophy

Published on Jan 31, 2023 10:08 PM IST

Australia have played 15 Tests in the current WTC calendar, out of which they won 10, lost 1, and drew 4.

Australia Test captain Pat Cummins(AP)
Australia Test captain Pat Cummins(AP)

Manorambai Apte tourney: Ira stars as Sharadashram Vidyamandir beat Vasant Vihar

Updated on Jan 31, 2023 09:52 PM IST

MSSA Under-16 Girls Manorambai Apte tournament winners, Sharadashram Vidyamandir (English) school team, with former India player Jayantilal Kenia at the Parsee Gymkhana on Tuesday.

Ira Jadhav scored a swashbuckling century as Sharadashram Vidyamandir (English) beat Vasant Vihar High School by 138 runs
Ira Jadhav scored a swashbuckling century as Sharadashram Vidyamandir (English) beat Vasant Vihar High School by 138 runs
By, Mumbai

Suryakumar Yadav back at where it all began

Published on Jan 31, 2023 09:07 PM IST

India will take on New Zealand in the deciding final T20 tie at Ahmedabad on Wednesday. The series is level at 1-1

Indian player Suryakumar Yadav(PTI)
Indian player Suryakumar Yadav(PTI)

Ex-PAK skipper hits back at reports suggesting Arthur's return as ‘online coach’

Published on Jan 31, 2023 07:59 PM IST

According to multiple reports, Mickey Arthur will work with the Babar Azam-led side in an online capacity before joining the Pakistan camp for the 2023 edition of the ICC World Cup in India.

According to multiple reports, Arthur will work with the Babar Azam-led side in an online capacity (Getty Images)
According to multiple reports, Arthur will work with the Babar Azam-led side in an online capacity (Getty Images)
By, New Delhi

After double high, Ishan Kishan hits a low

Published on Jan 31, 2023 07:12 PM IST

Picked for the Australia Tests, he has neither scored heavily nor played a match altering innings in white-ball cricket to be a straightforward selection in Rishabh Pant’s absence

India's Ishan Kishan (ANI)
India's Ishan Kishan (ANI)
By, Kolkata

Suryakumar Yadav reacts to Hardik Pandya's 'Lucknow pitch was a shocker' remark

Published on Jan 31, 2023 07:07 PM IST

Hardik was particularly unhappy with the Lucknow pitch, where the second T20I was played, albeit India eked out a six-wicket win, as he called it "a shocker of a wicket". On Tuesday, on the eve of the series decider at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Suryakumar Yadav reacted to that statement.

Suryakumar Yadav; Hardik Pandya
Suryakumar Yadav; Hardik Pandya

'If he swings white ball so much...': Gavaskar on India pacer 'just like Bumrah'

Updated on Jan 31, 2023 09:34 PM IST

The legendary Sunil Gavaskar has identified one pacer from the current Indian set-up, who has shown Jasprit Bumrah-like traits in his career.

Sunil Gavaskar with a huge Jasprit Bumrah comparison for India pacer(Getty Images)
Sunil Gavaskar with a huge Jasprit Bumrah comparison for India pacer(Getty Images)
By, New Delhi

Kamran mercilessly trolled after PCB appoints ex-PAK star as junior selector

Published on Jan 31, 2023 05:55 PM IST

Kamran Akmal was mercilessly trolled after Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) appointed the former wicketkeeper-batter as the junior selector.

Kamran Akmal played 58 T20Is for Pakistan(Getty Images)
Kamran Akmal played 58 T20Is for Pakistan(Getty Images)
By, New Delhi

'Last time we got served green top': Smith's 'irrelevant' jibe on Indian pitches

Published on Jan 31, 2023 05:21 PM IST

Steve Smith, the recipient of the Allan Border medal, has insisted that the decision to skip tour games comes from his and the team's learning from the last India tour, where the BCCI served the touring party green pitches.

Former Australia captain Steve Smith(Getty)
Former Australia captain Steve Smith(Getty)
By, New Delhi
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