Trending News Guru

Nissanka and Asalanka Lead Sri Lanka to Series Equality

Nissanka and Asalanka Lead Sri Lanka to Series Equality

In the second ODI in Chattogram, Pathum Nissanka’s sensational century and Charith Asalanka’s aggressive 91 helped Sri Lanka level the series against Bangladesh. Nissanka’s 114 off 113 balls, including 13 fours and 3 sixes, set the tone, while Asalanka’s brisk innings laid a solid foundation for the chase.

Despite a strong start from Bangladesh, with Soumya Sarkar and Najmul Hossain Shanto putting on a solid 75-run partnership, Sri Lanka fought back. Sarkar and Towhid Hridoy steadied the innings, but a collapse in the middle overs left Bangladesh struggling at 189 for 6.

Hridoy’s unbeaten 96 and late contributions from Tanzim Hasan Shakib and Taskin Ahmed pushed Bangladesh to 286 for 7. However, Sri Lanka’s early wobble, losing three wickets for 43 runs, was nullified by Nissanka and Asalanka’s partnership.

Nissanka, coming off recent centuries, added another impressive ton to his name, while Asalanka’s aggressive batting kept Sri Lanka ahead. Despite a late scare when both batsmen fell, Wanindu Hasaranga’s all-round performance ensured Sri Lanka’s victory with 17 balls to spare.

In the end, Sri Lanka’s 287 for 7 proved too much for Bangladesh, who had earlier scored 286 for 7 in their 50 overs. Wanindu Hasaranga was the pick of the bowlers for Sri Lanka with 4 wickets, while Shoriful Islam and Taskin Ahmed took 2 wickets each for Bangladesh.

Brief Scores:  Bangladesh 286/7 in 50 overs (Towhid Hridoy 96, Soumya Sarkar 68; Wanindu Hasaranga 4-45) lost to Sri Lanka 287/7 in 47.1 overs (Pathum Nissanka 114, Charith Asalanka 91; Shoriful Islam 2-49, Taskin Ahmed 2-49) by 3 wickets

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *