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Match 2, Kandy, August 31, 2023, 03:00 PM


Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 5 wickets

Best Batsmen
Best Bowler
Man of the Match
Matheesha Pathirana
That is it then from this game and the 2023 Asia Cup has got off to a fast start with two teams already registering victories. Next up is the big clash, arguably the greatest rivalry in world cricket at the moment as arch-rivals India and Pakistan take on each other at the very same venue in Pallekele on Saturday, the 2nd of September. That blockbuster clash will begin at 3 pm IST (9.30 am GMT) but our build-up for the game will begin a lot sooner. Do join us then for all the action. Till then, take care and goodbye!
Matheesha Pathirana is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his brilliant four-fer. He mentions that it is his first ever player of the match for his country and he feels really good to receive it. He also adds that a little T20 approach is needed in this format and on this wicket it helped as it is on a slower side. He said that his action has always been a plus point for him and he is aware that he is rare and will continue to deliver the same way for his nation and himself.
Dasun Shanaka, the captain of Sri Lanka says that the target was less and credits the bowlers for restricting their opposition. He adds that Maheesh Theekshana was brought in early to slow down the pace and trouble the batters. He mentions that Sadeera Samarawickrama batted brilliantly and Charith Asalanka has been performing consistently for Sri Lanka.
The Presentation ceremony...
The Bangladesh skipper, Shakib Al Hasan says that there were not enough runs on the board, if the score was around 230-240, the match would have been a very different one. He added that as a batting unit, they did not bat well and they will look to regroup again as they have a couple of days before the next game. The captaincy was alright, he said that they could have picked up more wickets and that would have taken the match a little deeper but in the end gives the credit to the Sri Lankan batters for finishing the chase. In the end, he finishes off by saying that he has complete trust in his players and it's still an early stage in the tournament for them and they will come back harder in the next game.
The star of Sri Lanka's chase, Sadeera Samarawickrama is up for a chat. He says that the pitch was not easy and his plan was to bat deep and build a partnership. He adds that conditions were not ideal for batting because there was spin and the pitch was a bit slow. He mentions that the pull shot and drive are his strengths and he works on that.
Earlier in the game, Shakib Al Hasan won the toss and opted to bat first under an overcast sky and this didn't turn out to be the best of decisions as Bangladesh lost three wickets in just over 10 overs. Najmul Hossain Shanto however stayed resolute and put on a couple of decent stands with Towhid Hridoy and Mushfiqur Rahim but soon he ran out of partners. As a unit, Sri Lanka were solid with the ball and in the field with Maheesh Theekshana and Matheesha Pathirana being the standouts. The latter exploited the change of pace to perfection and ended with four wickets. Coming to the chase, it wasn't all too simple for Sri Lanka and Bangladesh bowled well but in the end, the target wasn't a steep one.
Bangladesh hung in there with the ball for a long time but they knew, one good partnership would take the game away from them and that's what happened. Having started quickly with the ball, they failed to create pressure after the first Powerplay and let Sadeera Samarawickrama and Charith Asalanka just settle into a comfortable rhythm. To be fair, they didn't have runs on the board and skipper Shakib Al Hasan bowled really well too but it was simply a bridge too far for them.
The defending champions are up and running! A very well-contested game of cricket but it is Sri Lanka who have come out on top here against Bangladesh and started their Asia Cup campaign with a fairly straightforward win. Having set up the game brilliantly with the ball, all Sri Lanka needed was a decent start with the bat but were two down for just 15 runs. Sadeera Samarawickrama then counter-attacked a bit as his partner Kusal Mendis struggled at the other end before getting out. It was then a gritty stand between Samarawickrama and Charith Asalanka worth 78 runs that put Lanka on top of the proceedings. They did have a slight breakdown as they lost a couple of quick wickets but Asalanka stayed until the end and saw his side over the line.
In over# 39
Taskin Ahmed 34/1(7)
FOUR! Shorter and on the thigh pads. Charith Asalanka shuffles across and pulls it through the gap at square leg. The fielder in the deep can't reach it and the ball runs away to the fence for four more runs. Sri Lanka have won with 5 wickets to spare and have gained an advantage over the rest of the teams in their group.
Fuller, and on the pads. Dasun Shanaka flicks it away to square leg for one.
Short and outside off. Dasun Shanaka leaves it alone.
On length and onto the pads. Dasun Shanaka misses the shot as the ball hits the pads. There is an appeal but it is turned down by the umpire. Bangladesh has reviewed it. The UltraEdge shows that there is no spike. The ball tracking shows wickets hitting as umpire's call and Dasun Shanaka has survived.
Short again on the helmet. Charith Asalanka pulls it to deep square leg for another single.
Short and on off. Dasun Shanaka pushes it to mid-wicket for a single.
In over# 38
Mahedi Hasan 35/1(10)
On length and on off. Charith Asalanka punches it to cover where the fielder collects it.
Full and on off. Charith Asalanka defends it.

BAN vs SL Match Detail:

Match: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka

Date: 31 August 2023.

Time: 2:30 PM.

League: Asia Cup, 2023

Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele

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The second match of the Asia Cup 2023 will be played between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on August 31, 2023.

Bangladesh come into this match on the back of a 2-1 defeat to Afghanistan in their recent ODI series. However, they have been in good form in recent months, winning series against West Indies and Zimbabwe. They have a strong batting line-up led by Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, and Mushfiqur Rahim. Their bowling attack is also well-rounded, with Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, and Mehidy Hasan Miraz all capable of taking wickets.

Sri Lanka, on the other hand, have been hit by injuries ahead of the tournament. They will be without their star batsman Kusal Mendis, as well as fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera. However, they still have a strong team, led by Pathum Nissanka and Charith Asalanka. Their bowling attack is also dangerous, with Maheesh Theekshana and Wanindu Hasaranga two of the best spinners in the world.

The match is expected to be a close one, with both teams evenly matched. The toss will be crucial, as the team that wins it will have the option of bowling first on a pitch that is expected to be slow and turning.

Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele Pitch Report

The Pallekele International Cricket Stadium is a batting-friendly wicket, which helps batters to play easily against good bowling attacks. However, as the game progresses, spinners can take a couple of wickets in the match as the conditions will be good for them to bowl and get a turn from the pitch.

The average first innings score at Pallekele is 256 runs, and the highest score is 363/7 by South Africa against Sri Lanka in 2018. The lowest score is 70 all out by Zimbabwe in 2022.

Here BAN vs SL Team Squads

Bangladesh Squad:

Tanzid Hasan, Mohammad Naim, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Afif Hossain, Anamul Haque, Nasum Ahmed, Shamim Hossain, Tanzim Hasan Sakib

Sri Lanka Squad:

Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis(w), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka(c), Dushan Hemantha, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Kasun Rajitha, Kusal Perera, Pramod Madushan, Dunith Wellalage, Binura Fernando

Frequent Asked Questions For Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 2nd Match, Group B Live Scorecard?

Q. Which team will play today’s match?

Ans. Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will play today.

Q. Where will today’s BAN vs SL 2nd Match, Group B be played?

Ans. The venue for the 2nd Match, Group B International between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka is Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele.

Q. Where can I watch live or stream the match?

Ans. Fan code will be showing the Today match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka live on Channel.

Q. What time does the BAN vs SL 2nd Match, Group B start?

Ans. 2:30 PM.

Q. Which TV channels will telecast the BAN vs SL cricket match live in Bangladesh?

Ans. The Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 2nd Match, Group B will be telecast live on Fan code with English commentary, while Fan code Hindi will telecast it live in the Hindi language.

Q. How to live to stream the Bangladesh v Sri Lanka 2nd Match, Group B in Bangladesh?

Ans. The live streaming of the Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 2nd Match, Group B will be available on fan code VIP in five languages.

Q. What time does the BAN vs SL 2nd Match, Group B match start?

Ans. The 2nd Match, Group B between the Bangladesh cricket team and the Sri Lanka cricket team will begin at 2:30 PM.

Q. Which team will hit more sixes in the BAN vs SL 2nd Match, Group B?

Ans. Bangladesh will hit more sixes in this match.

Q. What is our toss prediction of the Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Match?

Ans. Sri Lanka is our toss winner.

Q. How many sixes will be hit in today’s BAN vs SL match?

Ans. 7+ Sixes will be hit in the 2nd Match, Group B.

Q. Which team makes the highest score in the first 7 overs of the 2nd Match, Group B?

Ans. Bangladesh will make the highest score in the first 7 overs.

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