Shanto-Shaqib duo finally bring victory for Bangladesh
Bangladesh has already lost the World Cup. The dream of playing in the Champions Trophy stood on the brink of consecutive defeats. All in all, there was no option for Bangladesh to win against Sri Lanka. In such a match, the Lankans threw a challenging target of 280 runs to Bangladesh. Bangladesh has not scored so much runs in the current season.
Bangladesh had no option but to face such a difficult equation. That's what the team did. Shakib-Shanto's 169-run partnership brought Bangladesh closer to victory. Bangladesh played a bit of sloppy cricket after both of them returned with the regret of the century. However, it was not difficult to win. Tawhid Hriday's innings of 15 runs won Bangladesh with 3 wickets in hand in 41.1 overs.
In reply to Sri Lanka's 280 in Delhi, Bangladesh lost two wickets for 41 runs. Tanjid and Liton fell victim to Dilshan Madushanka with a glimpse of a great start. Nazmul Shanto and captain Shakib Al Hasan took charge after coming to the wicket. Since the beginning of the World Cup, none of the two were getting runs in that amount.
Two people were to be criticized for this. Both of them gave that answer with the bat against the Lankans today. However, before the century, Shakib returned to 82 runs off Mathews. However, before Shakib returned to the dressing room, he touched the milestone of seven and a half thousand runs and three hundred wickets in ODIs which is the fastest in the world. Shakib had to enter the field in 247 matches to achieve this feat.
Shanto could not forget Shakib's regret. He became the second victim of Mathews on 90 runs. The experienced batsman took the penalty of timed out.
Then Mushfiq and Mahmudullah went back. There was a slight apprehension of disaster. However, Tawheed did not disappoint on this day who took responsibility. Miraz brought the team the desired victory.
Earlier, Bangladesh won the toss in Delhi and sent the Lankans to bat and picked up five wickets within 131 runs. The Lankans were alarmed by throwing Bangladesh a challenging target. However, Charith Asalanka's innings of 108 runs put Bangladesh to a challenging target of 280 runs. Tanjim Hasan Shakib took three wickets for Bangladesh in his debut match in the World Cup.