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Bangladesh’s Thrilling Victory Over Sri Lanka in T20 World Cup

Bangladesh’s Thrilling Victory Over Sri Lanka in T20 World Cup

In a thrilling encounter that has left the cricketing world in awe, Bangladesh recorded their first victory in the ICC Men’s T20I World Cup, beating Sri Lanka by two wickets in Dallas. This victory marks a significant milestone for the Bangladesh cricket team, showcasing their grit and determination on the global stage.

The Game of Nerves

Chasing down a target of 125, Bangladesh made tough work of it, arriving at the finish line with six balls to spare and two wickets in hand. The run chase began in dramatic fashion, losing two wickets in as many overs. Bangladesh suddenly had a fight on its hands when falling to 28/3 in the sixth over.

The Bowling Brilliance

A career-best haul from young spinner Rishad Hossain, who picked up the Player of the Match award, helped Bangladesh restrict Sri Lanka to 124/9. Rishad collected figures of 3/22 and fast bowler Taskin Ahmed chipped in with a pair of wickets as Bangladesh did well to keep their Asian rivals in check.

The Batting Prowess

Towhid Hridoy and Litton Das went about doing the heavy lifting, compiling a 63-run stand for the fourth wicket, before Sri Lanka started arresting back momentum. But when a full toss was dispatched for six to the leg side, off the middle of Mahmudullah’s bat, Bangladesh fans were breathing a fraction easier.

A Historic Win

Mahmudullah’s 16 off 13 balls, along with Tanzim Hasan Sakib’s presence, made sure Bangladesh held on for the nation’s first win at the event – claiming a two-wicket victory. This victory has not only been a game-changer for Bangladesh but also a wake-up call for the so-called heavyweights of the cricketing world.

 

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