Bangladesh282 for 7 (Shanto 90, Shakib 82, Madushanka 3-69, Mathews 2-35, Theekshana 2-44) won Sri Lanka 279 (Asalanka 108, Nissanka 41, Tanzim 3-80, Shoriful 2-51, Shakib 2-57) for three wickets
Yet another chapter was written in the history of the most exciting rivalry in subcontinental cricket, with Bangladesh claiming a deserved victory against Sri Lanka, winning by three wickets and, crucially, 53 deliveries in Delhi. The margin of victory means that Bangladesh has overtaken Sri Lanka in the points table in terms of net run rate, while Bangladesh, Netherlands and Sri Lanka have four points and the three, and England, are still competing for the two remaining places at the 2025 World Championship. Champions Trophy.
According to the tournament’s playing conditions: “After the fall of a wicket or the retirement of a batsman, the incoming batsman must, unless time has been called, be ready to receive the ball, or the other batsman is ready to receive the ball.” next ball within 2 minutes of dismissal or retirement. If this requirement is not met, the incoming batter will be out, with time running out.”
An incensed Mathews was sent off and Sri Lanka played the rest of the match resentfully. But focusing solely on that would detract from a comprehensive and robust effort by Bangladesh and Shakib.
The rest of the bowlers, however, ensured that Sri Lanka were not allowed to let loose and with the help of some loose batting, kept their opponents in check.
When the partnership was finally broken, the requirement was just 70, but Sri Lanka continued to pick up wickets to achieve a nervy finish. Bangladesh, however, attacked hard and remained calm to claim a hard-fought victory.