Tigers four-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka in 1st warm-up game

Staff Reporter 2021-10-14, 12:15am Cricket


DHAKA - Bangladesh conceded a four-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka in the first official warm-up game at ADC Oval 2 ground in Abu Dhabi,
United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday.

Opting to bat first, the Tigers put up a moderate 147-7 in the stipulated
20 overs but Sri Lanka raced to the victory after a minor trouble, making
149-6 in 19 overs.

   Avishka Fernando led the way with a brilliant 42 ball-62. His knock came
at the moment when Bangladesh left Sri Lanka in pressurized situation,
reducing them to 79-6 in 12 overs.

   Fernando was ably supported by Chamika Karunaratne who blazed away with an
unbeaten 25-ball 29 as Sri Lanka got over the ropes with an over and four
wickets to spare.

   For Bangladesh, Mahedi Hasan claimed 3-22 while Soumya Sarkar grabbed two
wickets. Soumya also played his part well with willow as he blasted 34 off 26
to lay the foundation for the side.

   However the other batsmen failed to utilize the platform set by Soumya.
Mahedis Hasan chipped-in-with 16 while Nurul Hasan Sohan was the other
notable scorer with 15. Mushfiqur Rahim made run-a-ball-15 and Afif Hossain
scored 11.

Bangladesh will face off Ireland in their second and last official warm-up game on Thursday.BSS