Sri Lanka and Bangladesh locked horns in the virtual knock-out and the last group match of Group B in the Asia Cup 2022. Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka won the toss and asked Bangladesh to bat first at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Batting first, Bangladesh posted a good total of 183 for the loss of seven wickets in the allotted 20 overs.
While chasing the target, the Sri Lankan team crossed the line with two wickets and four balls to spare and entered into the super four round of the tournament. The fans took to Twitter for reacting to Sri Lanka’s win and they also trolled Bangladesh by mentioning the famous Nagin dance that Bangladeshi players used to do.
Here’s how Twitter reacted after Sri Lanka’s win:
— Nikhil (@niks2394) September 1, 2022
@BCBtigers 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Nobody likes you. Nobody wants you to win. One of the most disliked team ever & deservingly so❤️ @Mustafiz90 @Sah75official @mushfiqur15 you'll retire heartbroken, mark these words🤣🤣🤣 #BANVSL #SLvBAN #AsiaCup2022
— RV (@RockDeadSoul) September 1, 2022
— Anand Dambelkar (@anand_dambelkar) September 1, 2022
— Ravindra Yadav (@Ravindraraj_18) September 1, 2022
— Bhartendu Sharma (@Bhar10duSharma) September 1, 2022
— Manjit Chauhan (@Manjit97419571) September 1, 2022
Ekta kapoor's next naagin season🤣 pic.twitter.com/Et8bUj21tJ
— Pranjul Sharma (@SharmaaJie) September 1, 2022
Someone who has seen great Lankan teams play must be thinking..
Whether 🇧🇩 team have upgraded their game to Lankan level or Lankan downgraded them to Bangladesh 🏏 levels of early 2000s.#BANvSL #AsiaCupT20
— Shubham Singh (@TheSinghTweets) September 1, 2022
— A ب D U L❤ (@wahaB__6620) September 1, 2022
Speaking of the match, then Bangladesh couldn’t have a good start as they lost their first wicket only on the score of 19 runs in the form of Shabbir Rahman. Opening batter Mehidy Hasan Miraz scored 38 runs off 26 balls with two boundaries and two sixes to his name.
Other than Mehidy, middle-order batter Atif Hussain also played a fine knock of 39 runs off just 22 balls with four boundaries and two sixes on his credit. With the help of these knocks, Bangladesh managed to post a total of 183 runs for the loss of seven wickets in the 20 overs.
While chasing the target, openers Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis provided a good start to Sri Lanka. They both made an opening partnership of 45 runs in 5.3 overs. Kusal Mendis ended up as the highest-run scorer in the inning for Sri Lanka. He played an amazing knock of 60 runs off 37 balls with four boundaries and three sixes to his name.
Other than Mehidy, skipper Dasun Shanaka also played a match-winning knock of 45 runs off 33 balls with three boundaries and two sixes to his name. Finally, Sri Lanka crossed the line in this nail-biting thriller by a margin of two wickets.
Now, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan have qualified for the super four round of the Asia Cup 2022.