Asalanka, Bhanuka take SL to victory vs. B’desh

T.P. Lokuliyana | Published: 7:07 PM Oct 24 2021
Sports Asalanka, Bhanuka take SL to victory vs. B’desh

An unbeaten 80 by Charith Asalanka off just 49 deliveries helped Sri Lanka record a five wicket win against Bangladesh in their men’s T-20 World Cup group one encounter in Sharjah.

Asalanka struck five sixes and five boundaries.

Together with birthday-boy Bhanuka Rajapaksa 52 (off 31 deliveries with three sixes and three fours), he shared a fifth wicket partnership of 86 runs to take their side to victory with seven deliveries to spare.

Sent into bat first, Bangladesh made 171 for four.

Opener Mohammad Naim top-scored with 62, while Mushfiqur Rahim made 57.

In bowling, Chamika Karunaratne, Binura Fernando and Lahiru Kumara claimed one wicket each.

T.P. Lokuliyana | Published: 7:07 PM Oct 24 2021

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