On Sunday, a match between two Asian teams was played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. In a day game, Sri Lanka won the toss and asked Bangladesh to bat first. Bangladesh scored 171 runs for the loss of four wickets in their 20 over, led by Naim, who scored 62 runs off 52 balls, and wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim, who scored 57 runs off 37 balls.
C Karunaratne, B Fernando, and Lahiru Kumara each claimed one wicket. Sri Lanka lost their opener, Kusal Perera, who scored only one run while chasing the target. However, their batsman managed a 69-run partnership for the second wicket, setting up the game for Sri Lanka. With 5 wickets in hand, Sri Lanka chased the target in 18.5 overs. Charith Asalanka, who was named “Man of the Match,” scored 80* off 49 balls and, along with Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s 53 off 31 balls, helped their team cross the finish line and score 2 points. Shakib and Nsaum Ahmed both took two wickets for Bangladesh.
Following the victory, social media was flooded with congratulations from ex-cricketers and fans, so let’s take a look at some interesting tweets and enjoy.
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