Asia Cup 2022: The match played between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka on Friday night in the ongoing Asia Cup in the UAE was a ‘do or die’ match. In this match, the Bangladesh team dominated Sri Lanka the whole time, but in the last, Sri Lanka was defeated. The 19th over of Sri Lanka’s innings changed the whole situation and direction of the match. Sri Lanka has now reached Super-4 by winning this match, while the Bangla team is out of the Asia Cup.
Bangladesh batted strongly in this match. Despite the fall of wickets at regular intervals, the Bengali batsmen did not let the run rate slow down. The result was that Bangladesh scored 183 runs. In reply, Sri Lanka also added 45 runs for the first wicket, but after that the Lankan batsmen started returning to the pavilion quickly. Sri Lanka needed 43 runs to win in the last 4 overs and their 6 wickets had fallen. Overall, Bangladesh’s victory from here looked easy.
Sri Lanka’s historic chase puts them #1 on the list
— ICC (@ICC) September 2, 2022
In the next two overs (17th and 18th overs), the Lankan tail batsmen scored 18 runs but lost one more wicket. Now Sri Lanka needed 25 runs in 12 balls to win and only 3 wickets were in hand. The smile was clearly visible on the faces of the Bengali players on the field and the Bengali cricket fans in the stadium. But things suddenly changed in the 19th over. In the 19th over, the Lankan batsmen coded 17 runs (2 2 5nb 2 1lb W 1w 4). Bangladesh’s fast bowler Ibadat Hossain was also at fault here. He unnecessarily looted runs in no-balls and wides. After this over, Sri Lanka needed only 8 runs in the last 6 balls, which its batsmen completed in 3 balls and won their team the match.
So far three teams in Super-4
The Afghanistan team had already reached Super-4 from Group-B. Now Sri Lanka has also made a place in it. Whereas Bangladesh’s journey has ended here. On the other hand, Team India has reached Super-4 from Group-A. After the match between Hong Kong and Pakistan today, the fourth team of Super-4 will also be decided.