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Sri Lanka Vs Bangladesh Highlights T20 World Cup 2021: Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 5 wickets in Sharjah

  • Sri Lanka Vs Bangladesh Highlights T20 World Cup 2021: Fiery knocks from Asalanka and Rajapaksa helped Sri Lanka script 5-wicket win in Sharjah against Bangladesh. 
Sri Lanka's Charith Asalanka hits the ball for four runs during the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in Sharjah, UAE, Sunday(AP)
Updated on Oct 24, 2021 07:14 PM IST

Sri Lanka Vs Bangladesh Highlights T20 World Cup 2021: The brilliance of Charith Asalanka and Bhanuka Rajapaksa have helped Sri Lanka complete their highest successful run-chase in T20 World Cups. Quick wickets from Shakib and Saifuddin dented Sri Lanka's charge in the middle, but the two smartly negated the pressure to stitch an 86-run stand with the pair lacing eight boundaries and eight sixes to help Sri Lanka reach the target with seven balls to spare. Bangladesh were sloppy on the field and the bowling changes were poor, something that the two capitalised on largely. This was the start Sri Lanka were looking for and they have got it.

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  • Sun, 24 Oct 2021 07:14 PM

    Charith Asalanka, Player of the Match:

    “Happy that I could help Sri Lanka win the game. It looked like a very good pitch when I walked out to bat, so I tried to play my shots. Rajapaksha was the game changer, he played a few wonderful shots. I want to keep this up and keep winning games for my country.”

  • Sun, 24 Oct 2021 07:05 PM

    SRI LANKA win by 5 wickets

    A memorable win for Sri Lanka in Sharjah! This is Sri Lanka's highest successful run chase at the T20 World Cup.

  • Sun, 24 Oct 2021 07:00 PM

    50 off 28 from birthday boy!

    A phenomenal knock from Rajapaksa! He laced three sixes and three boundaries to score a 28-ball half-century and become the first batter to score a fifty on his birthday in T20 World Cup.

  • Sun, 24 Oct 2021 06:51 PM

    6, 6, 4, 1, 1, 4!

    Bangladesh stuttered, Liton Das made two costly drops and the two batters at the crease made most of the opportunity to grab the momentum and keep Sri Lanka well on track for a victory in Sharjah. Birthday boy Rajapaksa smashed two sixes and two boundaries against Saifuddin to milk 22 runs off the over as he reduced to the equation to 24 off 24.

  • Sun, 24 Oct 2021 06:42 PM

    Asalanka leading the charge!

    He smokes the widish delivery from Mahmudullah downtown for a maximum and then slog sweeps the fourth delivery over deep mid-wicket. 16 off the over! Sri Lanka now have the momentum, completely, and need 51 more from 36 deliveries.

  • Sun, 24 Oct 2021 06:32 PM

    A birthday special from Rajapaksa?

    He shimmied down to punch the widish ball from Afif Hossain for a six and then swept the third ball for a boundary. Meanwhile, Asalanka notched up his half-century, off 32 deliveries.

    Sri Lanka 105/4 in 13 overs

  • Sun, 24 Oct 2021 06:18 PM

    Bangladesh are on a rampage!

    Sri Lanka quickly losing the plot! They looked well set for the chase riding on that 69-run stand for the second wicket, but the likes of Shakib and Saifuddin have dented their charge and they have now gone four down at the end of 10 overs. Hasaranga is the fourth batsman to depart, scoring just 6 off 5.

    Sri Lanka 80/4 in 10 overs

  • Sun, 24 Oct 2021 06:10 PM

    History for Shakib!

    With twin dismissals in the same over - of Nissanka and Avishka Fernando - Shakib has now surpassed Shahid Afridi to become the leading wicket-taker in T20 World Cup history. He now has 41 wickets to his name in the tournament. 


    Sri Lanka 72 for three in 9 overs

  • Sun, 24 Oct 2021 05:56 PM

    Sri Lanka fight back

    The 52-run stand off 34 balls, stitched by Nissanka and Asalanka, have helped Sri Lanka revive after the early dismissal of Kusal Perera. Sri Lanka have managed 54 runs for the loss of one wicket in the powerplay, scoring three boundaries and three sixes.

  • Sun, 24 Oct 2021 05:46 PM

    Asalanka on fire!

    He slog swept Mahedi Hasan for a boundary down deep square leg, then smashed Nasum for two sixes - one over deep square and the other over deep extra cover. He then cracked another boundary against Saifuddin, scoring 27 off 13 already.

    Sri Lanka 34/1 in 4 overs.

  • Sun, 24 Oct 2021 05:33 PM

    What a start from Bangladesh!

    Nasum Amhed strikes and Sri Lanka lose Kusal Perera for just 1 (3) in the fourth ball of their chase. He replaced Taskin Ahmed for the game, and Bangladesh have been spot on with the selection. A slower ball on a good length which spun off the deck to rattle against the off stump.


    Sri Lanka 2/1 in 0.3 overs

  • Sun, 24 Oct 2021 05:30 PM

    The chase begins!

    Sri Lankan openers, Perera and Nissanka, make their way out to the middle. Nasun Ahmed will open the attack for Bangladesh.

  • Sun, 24 Oct 2021 05:23 PM

    Mushfiqur Rahim on his brilliant knock

    “It was a good wicket to bat on. We have been looking at all the IPL matches and also in the last few matches, 140 was a par score. Today the wicket was pretty good, so we have to bowl and field really well to restrict them. In the last few days, we saw that as the day progressed it was difficult to bat. Also they are a young side, we wanted put scoreboard pressure on them.”

  • Sun, 24 Oct 2021 05:18 PM

    Bangladesh 167/4 in Sharjah

    Brilliant half-centuries from Naim and Mushfiqur guide Bangladesh to an impressive 171 for 4. 

  • Sun, 24 Oct 2021 05:13 PM

    Bangladesh 4 down!

    Afif Hossain run out 7 (6) as Bangladesh lose their fourth wicket. But Mushfiqur's fiery knock keep Bangladesh on course for a big finish. Final over awaits!

  • Sun, 24 Oct 2021 05:06 PM

    50 for Mushfiqur as well!

    Despite's Naim's departure, Bangladesh are set for a big finish and the man responsible has now got a half-century off just 32 balls. This is now his highest T20I score and only second fifty-plus knock in T20Is in the last three years, after 43-ball 60 against India in Delhi in 2019.

    Bangladesh 150/3 in 18.1 overs

  • Sun, 24 Oct 2021 04:58 PM

    Naim departs!

    Naim's terrific knock of 62 comes to an end and it is Fernando who provides Sri Lanka with the crucial breakthrough. A tired Naim executed a half-hearted pull shot against the shorter delivery and got the thick top edge that landed safely in the hands of the bowler.

    Bangladesh 129/3 in 16.1 overs

  • Sun, 24 Oct 2021 04:55 PM

    Mushfiqur vs Hasaranga

    Against the right-arm leg break variety, Mushfiqur owns a strike rate of 127.8 in T20s in the last three years having been dismissed on only. Today, he has taken upon the responsibility to negate Sri Lanka's Hasaranga single-handedly, scoring 20 off nine against the spinner.

  • Sun, 24 Oct 2021 04:45 PM

    50 for Naim!

    Gets to the half-century mark with a boundary. Another yorker from Kumara and Naim lofts it elegantly over the bowler's head for a boundary. The fielder at the long-on puts in a diving effort, but fails. A fifty from 44 balls. He ends the over with a fiery pull shot through mid-wicket. 11 off the over.

    Bangladesh 107/2 in 14 overs.

  • Sun, 24 Oct 2021 04:39 PM

    Mushfiqur is back!

    He has shown signs of struggle in the build-up to theBangladesh World T20 campaign, but the veteran cricketer has already struck two sixes now - one against Hasaranga over deep mid-wicket and the other against a slower delivery from Fernando over deep square leg.

    Bangladesh 96/2 in 13 overs

  • Sun, 24 Oct 2021 04:29 PM

    10 more overs to go!

    Bangladesh openers made a steady start to their innings with Naim and Das playing some smart cricket against the pacers. However, Sri Lanka fought back with quick dismissals of Shakib and Das. Can the likes of Naim and Rahim go big in the final 10 overs of the game?

    Bangladesh 72/2 in 10 overs

  • Sun, 24 Oct 2021 04:16 PM

    Huge wicket for Sri Lanka!

    Back of the length delivery and Shakib moves across to pull it away, but the ball doesn't come onto the bat. It goes under the swinging willow to rattle against the stumps.

    Bangladesh 56/2 in 7.4 overs

  • Sun, 24 Oct 2021 04:11 PM

    Shakib makes immediate impact!

    Sri Lanka introduce their first spinner into the attack - Charith Asalanka, right-arm off break - and Shakib smashes two boundaries - one lofted over extra cover and the other through point. Naim too punished the bowler with a boundary punched through backward point. 14 runs off the seventh over.

    Bangladesh 55/1 in 7 overs

  • Sun, 24 Oct 2021 04:06 PM

    First breakthrough for Sri Lanka

    First breakthrough for Sri Lanka! Kumara dismisses Linto Das for 16. Some words arebeing exchanged between the two players in the middle. Heat is on! Bangladesh 40/1 in 5.5 overs

  • Sun, 24 Oct 2021 04:03 PM

    Naim, Das bounce back

    At Sharjah, the key for the batting team has been to make most of the fielding restrictions to score in the powerplay. And the openers have been smart so far in the game. Against a shorter ball from Kumara, Naim cleared his front leg to dispatch it over mid-on for a boundary in the fourth over. Das, on the other hand, shuffled across to slot the slower and wider delivery from Chameera to score a boundary down to the shorter side. At the end of the first five overs, Bangladesh have managed 38 runs without a loss of wicket.

  • Sun, 24 Oct 2021 03:49 PM

    Back-to-back no balls!

    Dushmantha Chameera delivers two consecutive no balls. Naim couldn't make much of the first free hit, but goes deep in the crease to flick the fuller one wide of mid-wicket for a boundary.

    Bangladesh 21/0 in 3 overs

  • Sun, 24 Oct 2021 03:42 PM

    Good start from Bangladesh

    Pacers Karunaratne and Binura Fernando have set the tone early on for Sri Lanka. Bangladesh managed just two singles in the first nine deliveries before Liton Das shimmied down a little to flick the fuller delivery from Fernando down to the fine leg fence for a boundary.

    Bangladesh 9/0 in 2 overs

  • Sun, 24 Oct 2021 03:33 PM

    The game begins!

    Bangladesh openers - Mohammad Naim and Liton Das - make their way out to the middle. Chamika Karunaratne will open the attack for Sri Lanka. Here we go!

  • Sun, 24 Oct 2021 03:14 PM

    Playing XI for the two teams

    Bangladesh (Playing XI): Mohammad Naim, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah(c), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan(w), Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman

    Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Kusal Perera(w), Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Binura Fernando, Lahiru Kumara

  • Sun, 24 Oct 2021 03:09 PM

    Captains speak

    Mahmudullah: We would have batted first. We need to adapt to the conditions. Hopefully it'll be a good one to bat on. Bit of a relief after the first loss. The boys are relaxed, hopefully we can come out here and be disciplined. Taskin is not playing. Nasum Ahmed is in.

    Dasun Shanaka: We are going to bowl first. Our bowlers are doing a good job for us. After the IPL, the wicket is up-and-down, can't guess what it is, that's we want to bowl. The environment has been really good, we are in a very good mood. The youngsters are very confident. We have an injury concern. Maheesh Theekshana misses out. Binura Fernando comes back in.

  • Sun, 24 Oct 2021 03:03 PM


    Sri Lanka win the toss and opt to bowl first against Bangladesh in Sharjah

  • Sun, 24 Oct 2021 02:43 PM

    Shakib one away from history

    The all-rounder is presently tied with veteran Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi for most wickets in T20 World Cup. Both have 39 apiece. Shakib is already the highest wicket-taker in T20Is with 115 wickets in 90 innings.

  • Sun, 24 Oct 2021 02:22 PM

    Sri Lanka bank on their bowlers

    In the three qualifying games they played in the T20 World Cup, they bowled out the opponents for 96, 101 and 44. They have two express fast bowlers in Dushmantha Chameera and Lahiru Kumara and a mystery spinner in Maheesh Theekshana, although he is likely to miss out having picked up a side injury in the game against the Netherlands. He might be replaced by off-spinner Akila Dananjaya.

  • Sun, 24 Oct 2021 02:11 PM

    What to expect in Sharjah?

    The pitches are no longer a batting paradise as we had seen in IPL 2020. It is now on the slower side. Batters have managed to hit sixes almost every 23 balls in IPL 2021. The highest score in the four games played as part of World T20 2021 was 126. Spinners and pacers have both performed equally well in IPL 2021.

  • Sun, 24 Oct 2021 01:55 PM

    Head-to-head record

    Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have met each other only once in T20 World Cup, back in 2007, the inaugural edition. Sri Lanka had won by 64 runs in Johannesburg. Overall, they lead 7-4 in T20Is, but lost both their last two encounters against Bangladesh.

  • Sun, 24 Oct 2021 12:55 PM

    Hello and Welcome

    Hello and welcome to the LIVE coverage of the T20 World Cup Super 12 clash between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Pooled in a challenging group, both teams would want to script a perfect start in Sharjah and bag the crucial winning points. Stay tuned for updates

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