Asia Cup 2022, Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh : Sri Lanka have bowled well against Bangladesh in the do-or-die match so far. Although Bangladesh’s average runs are around 8, their 4 important wickets have been sent back by Sri Lanka. It also includes captain Shakib Al Hasan. Shakib was dismissed for 24 off 22 balls, but he did a great job in Twenty20 cricket. Only one player in Twenty20 cricket could do such an all-round performance.
Bangladesh have lost all the 6 Twenty20 matches they have played in the UAE so far. Only once of these have he scored more than 150 (171 for 4 vs Sri Lanka, October 2021). In 2022, Sri Lanka (12 matches) and Bangladesh (9) have managed only two wins. Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bowl first and got success in the third over. Sabbir Rahman (5) walked by Asitha Fernando. Mehidi Hasan Miraj and captain Shakib Al Hasan then saved Bangladesh’s innings. But, Vanindu Hasaranga took a hat-trick off Mehidi Hasan (38) in his first over. Mushfiqur Rahim (4) was dismissed by Chamika Karunaratne for the third blow.
Mahish Thikshana brought great success to Sri Lanka. He smashed Shakib’s (24) triple and took Bangladesh to 87 for 4. Although Bangladesh lost wickets, their run rate started at an average of seven and a half.
Shakib became the second player to score 6000+ runs and 400+ wickets in Twenty20 cricket. He has taken 6009 runs and 419 wickets in 369 matches in Twenty20 cricket. Dwayne Bravo of Windies tops this record with 6871 runs and 605 wickets in 549 matches.