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Lankan lions.. Bangla tigers..? Who will go to Super-4..? Sri Lanka won the toss

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First Published Sep 1, 2022, 7:07 PM IST

As part of the Asia Cup-2022, the former champion Sri Lanka is facing a crucial match in Bangladesh today. Sri Lanka, who won the Asia Cup five times in the past, was badly defeated by Afghanistan in the first match this time. The team, which has failed in all departments of batting and bowling, is playing a crucial match against Bangladesh in the fifth match of Group-B, which is being held at the Dubai International Stadium today. In this match, Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bowl first. Bangladesh will come to bat.

This match is very important for both the teams to stand in this mega tournament. These two teams in Group B were badly defeated by Afghanistan in their first match. After defeating Lanka and Bangladesh, Afghanistan has already reached the Super-4. The winner of this match will be the second team (in Group-B) to reach Super-4. The losing team goes home.

The Asia Cup which was to be held in their country.. Lanka, who thought to play better here too, got a shock from the beginning as the UAE joined the country due to severe economic crisis. In the first match against Afghanistan, the team batted first and was bowled out for 105 runs. Lanka’s batting, which is struggling after the departure of the seniors, failed miserably in the first match against Afghanistan. Bhanuka Rajapaksa was the only top scorer with 38 runs. Among the rest, Chamika Karunaratne was the only one who fared better. All others came and went like that. And it has to be seen whether the Lankan batters will stand even in today’s match.

And the story of Bangladesh is not that great either. In the match against Afghanistan, Bangladesh managed to score 127 runs for 7 wickets in 20 overs. Star batsmen like Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah all returned to low scores. Hossain fought alone (48). But Bangladesh could not save the short target. And will the Bengal Tigers roar in today’s match..? Or do you tail..? It is interesting.

So far 12 T20s have been played between these two teams and Lanka has won 8 matches. Bengal won in four. Matisha Pathirana is not playing for Sri Lanka in this match. Asita Fernando made her debut. There were three changes in the Bangladesh team.

Last Updated Sep 1, 2022, 7:07 PM IST

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