In an historic BAN Vs SL match in New Delhi, Bangladesh secured its first-ever World Cup victory against Sri Lanka. This victory has significantly impacted the race to the World Cup semi-finals, with Sri Lanka being the latest team to be eliminated, following England and Bangladesh.
In the 38th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup, Bangladesh was given a target of 280 runs to chase by Sri Lanka. With just five runs scored, Sri Lanka lost their first wicket, giving their innings a rough start. Kushal Perera, the opener, was out for just four runs. The partnership between the second and third wickets accumulated 61 runs, however after hitting 19 runs in the eleventh over, Sri Lankan captain Kushal Mendis was removed.
The third man out was opener Pathum Nissanka, who scored 41 runs. Sadeera Samarawickrama was removed for 41 runs despite the fact that the fourth partnership scored 63 runs. When Angelo Mathews was declared out for failing to begin his innings inside the allotted time, it was an uncommon occurrence.
BAN Vs SL Match Summary:
The fifth-wicket partnership in Sri Lanka’s innings contributed 78 runs, with Dhananjaya de Silva hitting 34 runs prior to being bowled out. After a remarkable 108-run innings by Charith Asalanka, Maheesh Theekshana added 22 more runs to the total. On the third ball of the fifty-first over, Bangladesh’s Hasan Mahmud claimed three wickets, while Sharif-ul-Islam and Shakib Al Hasan each claimed two. Sri Lanka was bowled out for 279 runs.
Bangladesh won the toss and decided to field, and the match was played in Delhi. Bangladesh substituted Taskin Ahmed for Mustafizur Rahman in their starting lineup. Conversely, Sri Lanka brought in Kusal Perera and Dananjaya de Silva in place of Dimuth Karunaratne and Hemantha Jayasuriya. Bangladesh and Sri Lanka must win this game in order for them to have a chance to qualify for the Champions Trophy in 2025.
ICC WORLD CUP 2023 Point Table:
Conclusion of BAN Vs SL Match of ICC WORLD CUP 2023:
- Bangladesh’s historic win over Sri Lanka in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 was a significant achievement.
- This win marked Bangladesh’s first-ever World Cup victory and eliminated Sri Lanka from the tournament.
- The match was thrilling and showcased Bangladesh’s resilience and determination.
- The victory will be remembered in cricket history and inspire future Bangladeshi cricketers.