IMAGES from the ICC World Cup match played between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, in New Delhi, on Monday.
Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bowl against Sri Lanka in New Delhi and what a start it was for the Bangladeshis!
In the very first over Shoriful Islam induced an edge from Kusal Perera’s bat and he was caught behind for 4.
The other opener Pathum Nissanka and captain Kusal Mendis then fought back nicely with Nissanka finding the boundaries while giving the bad balls the treatment.
Mendis took time to get going and took 14 balls to get off the mark.
He was finally dismissed for 19 off 30, hitting just one four and a maximum. Mendis chipped the ball to long on, handing Shakib al Hasan his first wicket and Bangladesh their 2nd.
Nissanka followed soon after as he played the ball on to his stumps, Tanzim Hasan getting the big wicket. Nissanka was bowled out 9 short of his half-century. Sri Lanka were tottering at 72 for 3 after 13 overs.
Sadeera Samarawickrama and Charith Asalanka then kept the scoreboard moving, dealing in singles and twos.
Asalanka also hammered two sixes, while Samarawickrama hit spinner Mehidy Hasan for a couple of boundaries in the 19th over.
Bangladesh also lost a review as Samarawickrama was given not out for an LBW appeal. Shakib took the review but the ball tracking showed the ball would have missed the leg stump.
Sri Lanka were 113 for 3 after 20 overs.
- World Cup 2023
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