BAN vs SL 2024 Highlights 6-8-2024

Watch cricket video highlights of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 fifteenth match between Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka. Venue of the match will be Dallas.

Late in the game, Sri Lanka roared back into the match thanks to Nuwan Thushara’s last over. After dismissing Rishad Hossain, he hit Taskin Ahmed with a precise swinging yorker just in front of the stumps. With 12 runs remaining and eight wickets lost, Bangladesh appeared to be about to lose the match. But in their first match of the T20 World Cup 2024, Bangladesh’s seasoned batsman Mahmudullah overcame some more nerve-wracking moments to propel their team over the boundary with the final ball of the 19th over.

Apart from Sri Lanka’s late comeback, Bangladesh’s superb first-inning bowling was mostly responsible for the outcome of this match. The most effective of them, Mustafizur Rahman, achieved figures of 3 for 17 by using his cutters effectively and shorter distances. In the middle overs, Rishad’s three-for also held Sri Lanka at bay. Mustafizur had a particularly significant role in Sri Lanka’s decline throughout the middle overs, which ended in a crash-and-burn conclusion. In the end, Sri Lanka failed to score runs or even rotate strikes against a strong Bangladeshi bowling attack. On a good surface, 125 for 9 always appeared like a bad total, even if their bowlers eventually made up for it.

It never ought to have come this close. Bangladesh, needing just 25 runs to win, had five wickets in hand, and its two most experienced batsmen, Mahmudullah and Shakib Al Hasan, were at the crease with five overs remaining. However, Maheesh Theekshana made an incredible diving grab at deep third, racing in from the rope to snare the ball inches from the ground after Shakib uppercut a short ball hit by Matheesha Pathirana. Then, in the following over, the eighteenth of the innings, Sri Lanka’s other slinger, Thushara, claimed two wickets in two balls. He first bowled Rishad, who had attempted to smash him inside out over cover, and then he nailed Taskin with a toe-crusher that would have struck leg stump.

Bangladesh still needed twelve balls, and Thushara had three balls remaining in the over. The only way Sri Lanka could take the match would be if he took one more wicket before his spell was out. But Mahmudullah was on strike in the following over, and Tanzim Hasan Sakib lived. After Dasun Shanaka bowled the next over (Sri Lanka had exhausted all of their front-liners trying to get wickets), Mahmudullah calmed Bangladesh’s fears with a thigh-high full toss into the deep square leg stands. However, there was still drama to be had. Mahmudullah took a daring single to mid-off with two runs needed, but he was anxious to keep strike off the final delivery of the 19th over. Had Wanindu Hasaranga connected with his shy at the stumps, he would have been out. Yet, the captain of Sri Lanka chose not to, and as a result, Bangladesh was unable to cross the finish line.

However, the final seven overs of Sri Lanka’s innings were the most important part of the game. With 100 runs scored and seven wickets in hand, they were in fair condition when the 14th over got underway. Then, though, they fell hard. After his colleagues had held Asalanka quiet for much of the middle overs, Rishad initially removed him, having him caught slog sweeping at deep square leg.

He got Hasaranga caught at slip with a dipping and gripping ball in the next delivery. Due to this double blow, Sri Lanka lost their next six wickets for a total of 25 runs. Almost in exasperation, hitters repeatedly attempted cross-batted smashes against bowlers who varied their pace, only managing to go out after hitting only one boundary in the final six overs. During this time, Rishad claimed three wickets, while Taskin, Mustafizur, and Tanzim Hasan each claimed one.

It was down to their finest batsman, opener Pathum Nissanka, that Sri Lanka even reached 125 instead of blowing out in double figures like they did against South Africa. Throughout his 28-ball innings, he hit seven fours and a six, mainly to the leg side, with a strike rate of 168. After Mustafizur removed Nissanka with a cutter at the end of the ninth over, Sri Lanka’s innings took a turn for the worst, as they managed just two deliberate boundaries (seriously). Up till then, Sri Lanka had a run rate higher than 7.50. It was less than five after that.

Considering the final score of the match, Towhid Hridoy’s four sixes, all against Hasaranga, also had an effect. At the beginning of the twelfth over, three of them came back to back to back. The third was a stunning inside-out shot over cover, while the previous two were slog sweeps. Hridoy had already delivered the crucial blows, but Hasaranga would trap him leg before wicket on the following delivery. With two wickets down and one over remaining, Bangladesh was able to win with a stutter near the finish thanks to these sixes.

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Extended Highlights

Bangladesh Innings

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Sri Lanka Innings

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