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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, T20 World Cup Highlights: Asalanka, Rajapaksa lead Lanka to victory

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh T20 World Cup, (SL vs BAN) Live Score & Updates: Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by five wickets in their Super 12 match.

Sri Lanka's Bhanuka Rajapaksa reacts after scoring 50 runs. (AP Photo)

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh T20 World Cup Live Score & Updates: Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by five wickets in their Super 12 match of the ICC T20 World Cup on Sunday. Invited to bat, Bangladesh put up a competitive 171 for four against the Islanders in their Group 1 match against Bangladesh.

In reply, Sri lanka chased own the target of 172 with seven balls to spare at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Charith Asalanka top-scored with an unbeaten 80 off 49 balls, while Bhanuka Rajapaksa blasted 53 off just 31 balls. Earlier, opener Mohammad Naim was the highest scorer for Bangladesh with his 62-run knock, while Mushfiqur Rahim contributed an unbeaten 57. For Sri Lanka, Chamika Karunaratne, Binura Fernando and Lahiru Kumara took a wicket apiece.

Brief Scores: Bangladesh: 171/4 in 20 overs. (Mohammad Naim 62, Mushfiqur Rahim 57 not out; Chamika Karunaratne 1/12).

Sri Lanka: 172/5 in 18.5 overs (Charith Asalanka 80 not out, Bhanuka Rajapaksa 53).

Match EndedICC World Twenty20, 2021 - Super 12 - Match 15

Sri Lanka

172/5 (18.5)
vs

Bangladesh

171/4 (20.0)

Match Ended ( Day - Super 12 - Match 15 )
Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 5 wickets

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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh T20 World Cup Highlights:

19:09 (IST)24 Oct 2021
Asalanka, Rajapaksa lead Lanka to victory

A terrific partnership of 86 between Charith Asalanka and birthday boy Bhanuka Rajapaksa helped Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 5 wickets! Both batsmen were dropped by Liton Das, after Sri Lanka had a stutter in the middle overs, losing 3 wickets for 8 runs. A thumping victory in the end for Sri Lanka, with five balls and 11 balls to spare.

18:50 (IST)24 Oct 2021
Sri Lanka now in front

Rajapaksa hits back-to-back sixes off Saifuddin. Asalanka brings up fifty. Sri Lanka are SMASHING THEM for 6's and 4's for fun now!! Their ready to finish this match! Bangladesh are losing the plot! - SL  142/4 after 15.3 ovs

18:46 (IST)24 Oct 2021
Another drop and it's Liton again!

This is going from bad to worse for Liton! SRI LANKA 124/4 in 14.3 overs (TARGET: 172)

18:37 (IST)24 Oct 2021
Terrible misjudgement from Liton Das

He comes in for the catch, realises it's going over him! Meanwhile, Charith Asalanka gets to his maiden T20I 50

18:29 (IST)24 Oct 2021
Bangla tigers are firmly in control!

Mahmudullah doesn't bowl that much these days, but the matchup worked in his favour there, the left-handers having to hit to the long boundary against the ball turning away, and the over goes for just 5. The Bangla tigers are firmly in control! SL- need 82 runs in 48 balls. SL 90/4 after 12 ovs

18:19 (IST)24 Oct 2021
Another one goes down!

No Hasaranga heroics today, just 6 off 5.! Saifuddin continues to impress, gets his off-cutter to dip on the all-rounder and his attempted lofts finds only Naim halfway back to long-on. Three quick wickets put Sri Lanka in a whole heap of trouble. SriLanka stumble to 79/4

18:04 (IST)24 Oct 2021
DOUBLE TROUBLE!

And there's the breakthrough! Nissanka (24) is sent back to the pavilion by Shakib! The ball keeps low and hits the middle-stump and off! Avishka Fernando (0) comes on and even he is cleaned up three balls later! SL: 71/3 (8.4 overs)

18:01 (IST)24 Oct 2021
Asalanka asserts his dominance

As soon as Mustafizur comes into the attack, Asalanka (44*) dishes out some punishment to him. A fine drive through extra cover and a leading edge result into two fours. In the next over, Hasan concedes just four runs. SL: 71/1 (8 overs)

17:55 (IST)24 Oct 2021
SL build momentum at end of powerplay

After an economical opening over by Shakib, Hasan continues his spell. Asalanka (32*) takes the backseat as his partner, Nissanka (19*) assumes responsibility. A four and a 79-metre six from him ends the powerplay. SL: 54/1 (6 overs)

17:46 (IST)24 Oct 2021
Asalanka finds right rhythm

Asalanka (27*) with the fireworks! He takes on Nasum and smacks him for a maximum on the first ball over deep extra cover. He repeats the feat on the third ball as he sends it over deep square. The 24-year-old continues his momentum in the next over as he punishes Saifuddin with a four, past a struggling Liton on the leg-side. SL: 34/1 (4 overs)

17:36 (IST)24 Oct 2021
Asalanka hits first boundary of the chase

Mahedi Hasan comes into the attack next and the newcomer, Asalanka comes up with a confidence-boosting boundary. The batter slogsweeps it real hard towards deep square, Shakib misfields and onto the ropes. SL: 10/1 (2 overs)

17:30 (IST)24 Oct 2021
Perera's stay cut short after restart

Kusal Perera and Pathum Nissanka open the chase for Sri Lanka. Nasum Ahmed restarts the proceedings for Bangladesh. After two timid singles, calamity strikes! Perera is clean bowled and he departs early on 1. SL: 2/1 (0.4 overs)

17:18 (IST)24 Oct 2021
BAN end on 171/4, SL need 172 to win!

Mushfiqur (57*) and Mahmudullah (10*) guide Bangladesh to a healthy finish after the end of 20 overs as the Bangladesh batting pair score 21 runs together in the final two overs. Sri Lanka now need 172 runs to win. BAN: 171/4 (20 overs)

17:13 (IST)24 Oct 2021
Scary Beamer!

A high full toss by Kumara, right at the batter, and Mushfiqur does well to sway away. Free-hit coming up! Just a couple of runs off it! BAN- 159/4 after 19 ovs

17:11 (IST)24 Oct 2021
6th T20I fifty for Mushfiqur!

50 off 32, Mushfiqur Rahim! What a Player! Outstanding knock from Rahim as he turned the momentum of the innings by taking down Wanindu Hasaranga. 

17:02 (IST)24 Oct 2021
Caught&Bowled!

Naim departs after a good innings of 62 off 52 balls. The ball was banged at the pitch by Binura Fernando and Mohammad Naim got a thick top-edge while trying to pull and the ball just sits up in the air as the bowler takes an easy catch. BAN- 140/3 after 17 ovs

16:50 (IST)24 Oct 2021
FIFTY!

Naim lofts one straight down the ground for a four to bring up his 50 off 44 balls. A fourth T20I half-century for Mohammad Naim. And the 50 run partnership comes up as well. BAN -107/2 after 14 ovs

16:49 (IST)24 Oct 2021
ICYMI: PowerPlay Highlights
16:42 (IST)24 Oct 2021
Mushfiqur plays the slog-sweep again!

Picks the slower delivery, goes down on his knee and swipes it over deep square leg for a 76 metre six. What a brilliant shot that is. BAN- 96/2 after 13 overs

16:38 (IST)24 Oct 2021
SIXXXX! Stamp of authority

Mushfiqur picks out the short boundary off Hasaranga, a superb slog-sweep for six! Bangladesh handling SriLanka's best bowlers well, and they're 83/2 off 11. Dasun Shanaka brings himself on.

Mushfiqur Rahim playing the slog-sweep in T20 cricket:
135 runs
45 balls
7 dismissals
300 strike rate

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh. (AP)

Teams (from):

Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (c), Kusal Janith Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya De Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana, Akila Dananjaya, Binura Fernando.

Bangladesh: Mahmudullah (capt), Liton Das, Mohammed Naim, Mahedi Hasan, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nurul Hasan (WK), Afif Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Shamim Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammed Saifuddin.

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