Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka is one of the best rivalries in World cricket, specially since Nidhas Trophy, 2018. Fans were awaiting to witness their rivalry again in Asia Cup 2022 and the game really stand up to their expectations.
Bangladesh after winning the toss, set a good total of 182 on the board by the help of Mehidy Hasan’s 38 runs, Afif Hossain’s 39 runs & Mosaddek Hossain’s 24 runs cameo off 9 balls. While chasing, Sri Lanka lost their opener but Kusal Mendis continued his terrific knock and finished his innings on 65 runs.
Match became more interesting when Mendis got out. Dasuna Shanaka took charge after Mendis’s wicket who played an outstanding knock of 45 runs in 33 balls and gave hope to Sri Lankan fans. Sri Lanka needed 24 runs off last 2 overs.
Sri Lanka scored 16 runs in penultimate with loss of one wicket. In the last over, Sri Lanka needed 8 runs and they had only 2 wickets left. But Sri Lankan batters chased down the target with 3 balls to spare and fans got to witness nail-biting contest.
After the game, Chamika Karunaratne celebrated the victory by dancing ‘Nagin Dance’ . It is the same dance Mushfiqur Rahim did during Nidhas Trophy after knocking out Sri Lanka from the final race. Eventually, Sri Lanka took the revenge.