The Bangladesh Skipper Shakib Al Hasan was impressive in the match against Sri Lanka in the World Cup 2023.
Shakib Al Hasan on victory against Sri Lanka
Bangladesh is scheduled to play in the 38th World Cup match against Sri Lanka on November 06, at Arun Jaitley Stadium. During the match, Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan had an impressive knock of 82 runs and was named as the Player of the Match.
Winning the toss, Bangladesh chose to bowl where Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Perera opened for Sri Lanka while Shoriful Islam opened the bowling attack. Islam dismissed Kusal Perera for four runs in the first over of the innings.
Pathum Nissanka scored 41 runs on 36 deliveries while Shakib dismissed Kusal Mendis for 19 runs. With the dismissal of Pathum Nissanka Sri Lanka was down to the last seven wickets. Samarawickrama helped the side by scoring 41 runs and was dismissed by Shakib.
Asalanka had an impressive knock of 108 runs and was sent out by Tanzim Hasan Sakib. The dismissal of the Sri Lankan all-rounder Angelo Mathews due to time out made a controversy. Dhananjaya de Silva scored 34 runs and was sent out by Mehidy Hasan while Shoriful Islam dismissed Theekshana for 22 runs.
With Chameera’s 4 runs, Rajitha was sent out with a duck. Shoriful Islam dismissed two wickets while Tanzim Hasan Sakib dismissed three wickets. Sri Lanka scored 279 runs in the last over of their innings losing all 10 wickets.
With a target of 280, Tanzid Hasan and Litton Das opened the innings while Dilshan Madushanka opened the bowling attack. Tanzid Hasan was sent out for 9 runs while Litton Das scored 23 runs and was dismissed by Dilshan Madushanka.
Najmul Hossain Shanto and Shakib Al Hasan were impressive during the match as they scored 90 and 82 runs respectively before being dismissed by Mathews. Mahmudullah scored 22 runs while Rahim and Towhid scored 10 and 15 runs. By the end, Bangladesh scored 282 runs on the 1st ball of the 42nd over. They won the match with 3 wickets in hand.
While speaking after the match, Shakib Al Hasan said, “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 up front. 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 could 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,” he concluded.
Bangladesh will be playing their next and final match in the group stages of the World Cup on November 11 at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium.