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Latest updates: of First T2o cricket match of Bangladesh vs Shrilanka

SportsLatest updates: of First T2o cricket match of Bangladesh vs Shrilanka

Twenty 20 cricket match of Bamgladesh vs Shrilanka.Bangladesh have asked Sri Lanka to bat first in the first Twenty20 international of their three-match series.


Thwewere going a Twenty 20 cricket match of Bamgladesh vs Shrilanka.Bangladesh have asked Sri Lanka to bat first in the first Twenty20 international of their three-match series.Sri Lanka captain Wanindu Hasaranga misses the first two matches due to a disciplinary suspension.
WICKET! Soumya is out! Bangladesh 21-2

This are the noticable movement of cricket shots:
11m ago (14:05 GMT)
Two off the first three of the third
Angelo Matthews concedes just two singles and registers a dot ball off the first three balls of his second over.

12m ago (14:04 GMT)
Two overs. Bangladesh 14-1
Binura Fernando has no one to blame but himself for the second boundary of the over

The left-arm quick strays onto the pads of Soumya Sarkar and the ball is clipped fine for four.

14m ago (14:02 GMT)
The first boundary
Binura Fernando finds the edge this time but its wide of the keeper and fine of short-third as Soumya Sarkar registers the first boundary.

16m ago (14:00 GMT)
One over. Bangladesh 3-1
The skipper Najmul Hossain Shanto comes in at three to join Soumya Sarkar.

The pair both pick up singles after a wide immediately followed the wicket.

19m ago (13:57 GMT)
WICKET! Das departs! Bangladesh 0-1
Two dot balls and a wicket for Angelo Matthews as there’s big movement through the air and Litton Das nicks through to the keeper to fall for a third ball duck.
Sri Lanka nailed it in the end
Two fifties, from Kusal Mendis and Sadeera Samarawickrama, were followed by a brilliant cameo from Charith Asalanka.

The captain’s 44 came off only 21 balls to give him the best strike rate of the innings and by some margin for anyone facing more than two balls.

Shoriful Islam took the most tap with 1-47 off his four overs.

Sri Lanka post 206-3
That was some final over.

A no-ball, which also went for four leg byes after brushing the pads, results in four for Sadeera Samarawickrama via an edge off an attempted back-foot punch.

Charith Asalanka then receives a full toss onto the pads and makes no mistake by whipping his second six of the over.

A total 24 came off the over in the end.
36m ago (13:42 GMT)
Six to start the final over
Charith Asalanka gets up and under a full toss from Mustafizur Rahman as the left-arm seamer is off the mark at the start of the over.

The ball clears the point boundary.
38m ago (13:40 GMT)
19 overs. Sri Lanka 182-3
An incredible shot from Charith Asalanka clears the cover boundary for six as he carves at an attempted yorker from Shoriful Islam.

Sadeera Samarawickrama finishes the over with four more from a lofted drive over cover.

40m ago (13:38 GMT)
18 overs. Sri Lanka 171-3
After his own sloppy start, Mustafizur Rahman concedes a six and a four before the over is out.

The six was fortuitous for Charith Asalanka as he threw the bat at one outside off and the ball only just cleared deep-third.

The four was a wonderful way to reach fifty for Sadeera Samarawickrama as he punches through the covers off the back foot to bring up the milestone in 43 balls.

48m ago (13:30 GMT)
Two untimely wides
The innings still feels in the balance and Mustafizur Rahman serves up two wides in his attempts at the first three legitimate balls of the 18th over.

50m ago (13:28 GMT)
17 overs. Sri Lanka 157-3
Taskin Ahmed sees another one sail away as Charith Asalanka clubs a shorter ball off his hip and over the deep-square boundary for the second six of the over.
52m ago (13:26 GMT)
16 balls without a boundary and now a six
This has been an innings of feast or famine.

Charith Asalanka slams a length ball from Taskin Ahmed over long on for six off the third ball of the 17th over.

56m ago (13:22 GMT)
16 overs. Sri Lanka 142-3
Mahedi Hasan rushes through a relatively quick over at this stage.

Just three singles are taken off the off-break bowler, but he also concedes three wides and now has 0-30 off his three overs so far.

59m ago (13:19 GMT)
15 overs. Sri Lanka 136-3
Sri Lanka’s captain Charith Asalanka comes to the middle with work still to be done.

Three singles and a two were claimed in the over around the wicket of Kusal Mendis.

1h ago (13:18 GMT)
WICKET! Kausel is caught! Sri Lanka 133-3
The opener departs for 59 after hitting Rishad Hossain straight to Mahmudullah at long-on.

1h ago (13:15 GMT)
14 overs. Sri Lanka 131-2
A quieter six balls as Soumya Sarkar returns for only a second over.

The right-arm medium pacer concedes just one boundary as he is cut for four, but he gets out of the over with four singles otherwise.

1h ago (13:08 GMT)
13 overs. Sri Lanka 123-3
What an over. Five wides follow immediately after the six then Sadeera Samarawickrama is at it again as a leg glance and late cut find consecutive fours.

Shoriful Islam concedes 21 off the over.

He’d only gone for 15 off his first two.

1h ago (13:06 GMT)
Another six
Shoriful Islam drops short with his second ball and Sadeera Samarawickrama drops the ball over the deep-square boundary with a pull off.

1h ago (13:05 GMT)
12 overs. Sri Lanka 102-2
Well, there’s a way to get the runs flowing again.
After a great heating shot Rishad Hossain’s he make third ball for four,Kusal Mendis slams consecutive sixes into the stands.
After a great heating shot Rishad Hossain’s he make third ball for four,
Both are full and go downtown.

The second brings up the right-hander’s fifty off 27 balls.

He can really get this innings moving now.
1h ago (13:03 GMT)
Another 10 balls without a boundary
Kusal Mendis ends the wait for a boundary as he slashes at the third ball of Rishad Hossain’s over.

It’s onto the legs of the right-hander and beats the leg-side field.
1h ago (12:58 GMT)
11 overs. Sri Lanka 84-2
Just three singles and a leg bye off the first five balls after the drinks break, which can often bring a wicket.

The last ball brings a pull from Sadeera Samarawickrama but only to the fielder on the ropes, and a further single is added.
1h ago (12:56 GMT)
Pace returns
Mustafizur Rahman bowls the first over after drinks, and the left-arm seamer concedes just two singles off the first three balls of the 11th over.
1h ago (12:54 GMT)
Ten overs. Sri Lanka 79-2
Taskin Ahmed concedes two boundaries in the over and both to Kusal Mendis, but the Sri Lankan wicketkeeper gets lucky this time as it’s an edge that flies fine for four.

Twelve off the over with four singles also claimed.

Breaks for drinks.

1h ago (12:49 GMT)
Mendis makes his mark
Kusal Mendis wastes no time in the over as he deftly waits on Taskin Ahmed’s first ball and guides it fine to the deep third boundary for four.

Sri Lanka’s Kusal Mendis plays a shot during the first Twenty20 international cricket match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet on March 4, 2024. (Photo by MUNIR UZ ZAMAN / AFP)
Kusal Mendis plays a shot [Munir Uz Zaman/AFP]

1h ago (12:48 GMT)
Nine overs. Sri Lanka 67-2
Sadeera Samarawickrama picks up a ball from outside off to slam the leg break of Rishad Hossain to the midwicket boundary for four.

Just two singles off the over otherwise.
1h ago (12:44 GMT)
Eight overs. Sri Lanka 61-2
Kusal Mendis has been quiet in recent overs but ends the eighth by slamming the last ball of Mahedi Hasan’s over sailing into the stands over long-on.

It was full and the right-hander gave it everything.

1h ago (12:42 GMT)
Back in the boundary count
The first boundary for eight balls is brought up as Mahedi Hasan’s first ball of the eighth over is swept for four by Sadeera Samarawickrama.
1h ago (12:39 GMT)
Seven overs. Sri Lanka 48-2
Rishad Hossain is brought on for his first over now the powerplay is over and the leg-break bowler concedes just three singles as Bangladesh start to squeeze with spin.
1h ago (12:37 GMT)
Six overs. Sri Lanka 45-2
Mustafizur Rahman rushes through a swift opening over but Sadeera Samarawickrama does manage to clip four through midwicket.

End of the powerplay.

1h ago (12:35 GMT)
Five overs. Sri Lanka 40-2
Kusal Mendis opened the over with a boundary hitting a full ball back over Taskin Ahmed’s headFour singles were scored off the over otherwise along with the wicket.Sadeera Samarawickrama is the new batter.
1h ago (12:29 GMT)
WICKET! Kamindu Mendis is caught! Sri Lanka 37-2
Kamindu Mendis pulls the ball straight to midwicket and Taskin Ahmed has his man.The Sri Lanka number three falls for 19 off the third ball of the fifth over.Soumya Sarkar takes the catch.

1h ago (12:25 GMT)
Four overs. Sri Lanka 32-1
The second six of the innings is brought up as the off-break spinner serves up a full toss and Kamindu Mendis clubs the ball over deep square.

Mahedi Hasan owned up 11 off his opening over.

1h ago (12:22 GMT)
Another boundary to start the over
A third over out of four starts with a boundary as Mahedi Hasan enters the attack but Kusal Mendis unleashes a sumptuous cover drive for four.

1h ago (12:19 GMT)
Three overs. Sri Lanka 21-1
Shoriful Islam nearly gets out of the over with just a single and a leg bye following the six off the first ball.The last ball is there to be hit outside off stump and Kusal Mendis opens the face to drive over cover for four.

2h ago (12:15 GMT)
The first six
Kamindu Mendis sweetly strikes Shoriful Islam’s first ball of his second over for six.The ball is full and straight and clipped gracefully over deep square.

2h ago (12:13 GMT)
Two overs. Sri Lanka 9-1
Three singles finish the second over and five off it in total.

2h ago (12:09 GMT)
Taskin thrown the ball
Taskin Ahmed bowls the second over and starts up with a single and a wide in his first three attempted deliveries.
2h ago (12:07 GMT)
One over. Sri Lanka 4-1
Kamindu Mendis joins his namesake in the middle and plays out four dot balls to finish the opening over.The number three did survive a moment of alarm off his first ball after nearly chipping it back to the bowler as he attempted a nudge into the leg side.
2h ago (12:06 GMT)
WICKET! Fernando is out! Sri Lanka 4-1
Avishka Fernando nicks off as he attempts a drive outside off stump to the second ball.

Liton Das takes the catch behind the stumps.

The first ball
Shoriful Islam has the ball in hand and four runs are brought up off the first ball by Avishka Fernando.

But just wait for news of the second ball.

2h ago (12:01 GMT)
The players are on their way
Avishka Fernando and Kusal Mendis are heading out to open for Sri Lanka.

2h ago (11:55 GMT)
Head-to-head recordBangladesh have never defeated Sri Lanka in a T20 series.Both teams have met on 13 occasions and Sri Lanka hold the upper hand with nine wins against Bangladesh’s three.Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will meet again in Group D of the 2024 T20 World Cup, where they line up alongside South Africa, Nepal and the Netherlands.

2h ago (11:50 GMT)
The official team sheets

2h ago (11:49 GMT)
The Bangladesh team
Bangladesh: Litton Das (wk), Najmul Hossain Shanto (c), Soumya Sarkar, Towhid Hridoy, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Jaker Ali, Taskin Ahmed, Rishad Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam

2h ago (11:48 GMT)
The Sri Lanka team
Sri Lanka: Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis (wk), Kamindu Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka (c), Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Maheesh Theekshana, Akila Dananjaya, Binura Fernando, Matheesha Pathirana

2h ago (11:37 GMT)
Bangladesh win the toss
Bangladesh have elected to bowl first.

2h ago (11:29 GMT)
Time for the tossWe’ll have news of the toss and the teams next.

2h ago (11:22 GMT)
Could Tamim Iqbal return?
Former Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal says he could return to the national team with the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup fast approaching.The opening batter, who was speaking after winning the Bangladesh Premier League with Fortune Barishal on Friday, says the circumstances would “have to be right” if he is to play at international level again“I would like to say one thing clearly. For me to come back, a lot of things have to be right otherwise there’s no point for me to just come back and play,” Tamim said.The 34-year-old, who last played for Bangladesh in an ODI against New Zealand in September 2023, was named Player of the Tournament at the 2024 BPL T20.

3h ago (11:09 GMT)
Fortune Barishal win the 2024 BPL T20
Fortune Barishal beat defending champions Comilla Victorians in the final of the 2024 Bangladesh Premier League.Fortune Barishal won the toss and chose to bowl first, restricting Comilla Victorians to 154-6 in the first innings.They chased down their target to win by six wickets at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.

3h ago (10:56 GMT)
Early Sri Lanka team news
Sri Lanka’s captain Wanindu Hasaranga will miss the first two matches due to a disciplinary suspension. Meanwhile, Kusal Perera is suffering from a respiratory infection and will be replaced by Niroshan Dickwella.

Sri Lanka squad: Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Pathum Nissanka, Wanindu Hasaranga (captain), Charith Asalanka, Akila Dananjaya, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Kamindu Mendis, Dasun Shanaka, Binura Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana, Maheesh Theekshana, Nuwan Thushara, Jeffrey Vandersay

3h ago (10:44 GMT)
Early Bangladesh team news
Bangladesh have recalled wicketkeeper-batsman Jaker Ali, replacing injured uncapped spinner Aliss Al Islam.

Off-spinner Aliss sustained a finger injury while playing for Comilla Victorians in the recently finished Bangladesh Premier League.

Bangladesh squad: Najmul Hossain Shanto (captain), Litton Das, Anamul Haque, Mohammad Naim, Towhid Hridoy, Soumya Sarkar, Mahedi Hasan, Mahmudullah Riyad, Taijul Islam, Rishad Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Jaker Ali Anik
3h ago (10:34 GMT)
‘Focus on the future’
Sri Lanka coach Chris Silverwood echoed Shanto’s sentiment and said he’d like his side to “focus on the future”.

“What happened in the past, for me, that’s history,” he said.

“I think what we have to do is concentrate on what’s in front of us and remember what we’re aiming for. Obviously, we are now in the build-up towards the World Cup.”
3h ago (10:28 GMT)
Bangladesh not ‘thinking about the past’
Despite their recent history, both camps are aiming to look past the drama and focus on the action instead.
Soumya Sarkar uses his feet but still gets under a lofted drive and Charith Asalanka takes the catch at mid-off.
Under the leadership of new captain and charismatic all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga, Sri Lanka trounced Zimbabwe and Afghanistan with identical 2-1 margins in successive T20I home series earlier this year.
Binura Fernando, has the wicket off the first ball of the fourth over, and the Bangladesh opener falls for 12 off 11.

Bangladesh captain Najmul Hossain Shanto said he’s not “thinking about the past” when he spoke to the media on Sunday.

“I am not feeling pressure about our opponents,” he said.

“We are focused on what we are doing. We want to do what we can control.”

Bangladesh’s Najmul Hossain Shanto watches the ball after playing a shot during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in New Delhi, India, Monday, Nov. 6, 2023. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Najmul Hossain Shanto [Manish Swarup/AP]
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4h ago (10:17 GMT)
A sizzling rivalry
So what makes Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka such a mouth-watering contest, you ask?

Think Angelo Mathews’s controversial timed-out dismissal at the 50-over World Cup, think on-field brawls at the Asia Cup, think shattered glass in the dressing room and think “nagin dance“.Every time they meet, there is no shortage of provocative words on the field and placards in the stands.Cricket – ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 – Bangladesh v Sri Lanka – Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi, India – November 6, 2023 Umpire attempts to stop an argument between Bangladesh’s Najmul Hossain Shanto and Sri Lanka’s Sadeera Samarawickrama REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
An umpire attempts to stop an argument between Bangladesh’s Najmul Hossain Shanto and Sri Lanka’s Sadeera Samarawickrama during their match at the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup in India [Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters]
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4h ago (10:00 GMT)
Hello, welcome and thank you for joining our live coverage of a T20 cricket series between two fierce South Asian rivals – and it’s not India vs Pakistan.

It’s Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka and it promises to be a mouth-watering series after a spate of hot-tempered contests between the two sides.The match at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, which will host all three games, begins at 5:30pm local time (12:00 GMT).I’m Kevin Hand here at Al Jazeera and I’ll bring you all the action and drama – so stay with us as we build up to the toss and the first ball.

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