Mushfiq’s half ton takes BD to impressive 171 runs against Sri Lanka  

By: News Desk      Published: 05:05 PM, 24 Oct, 2021

Bangladesh team made 171 runs and gave 172 runs target to the Sri Lankan side in the third T20 match of Super-12 fixture of ICC World Cup.

After being sent to bat, Bangladesh have put up 171 runs on the board for the loss of four wickets vs Sri Lanka in their first Super 12 fixture of the T20 World Cup in Sharjah. Opener Mohammad Naim (62) and Mushfiqur Rahim (57) scored the fifties after Bangladesh lost two wickets early. 

The duo shared a 73-run partnership for the third wicket. For Sri Lanka Chamika Karunaratne, Binuara Fernando and Lahiru Fernando got one wicket each. Sri Lanka need 172 runs to win but it will depend on how their batters will go in the chase. 

The two sides have earned their spot in the Super 12 after ending in the top-two of their respective Round 1 groups. In the three Round 1 matches, Sri Lanka were unbeaten and at the top of Group A points table, however, Bangladesh have won two of their three matches and were at the second position in Group 2 points tally. 

Bangladesh star-all rounder Shakib Al Hasan had put up his all-round performance in the last two games vs Oman and PNG. He won the player the match awards in both matches with his contributions with bat and ball. 

Before coming into this tournament Bangladesh won their last three T20I series vs New Zealand, Australia, and Zimbabwe while Sri Lanka also won their last T20I series vs India back home.

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