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Shakib strikes twice, 3 down for Sri Lanka

 Sports Desk

 Published: 06:43 PM, 24 October 2021   Updated: 06:44 PM, 24 October 2021

Shakib strikes twice, 3 down for Sri Lanka

Shakib strikes twice, 3 down for Sri Lanka

Ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan struck twice in his second and innings ninth over. Shakib removed Pathum Nissanka (24 off 21) and Avishka Fernando (0) in the first and fourth ball of his second over to give the second and third breakthrough to Bangladesh against Sri Lanka in their first Super 12 match today.  

Till this report, Sri Lanka were 72/3. Charith Asalanka (44 off 25) and Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva (1 off 2) were in the batting.

Spinner Nasum Ahmed sent Lanka opener Perera back early as they chasing 172 set up by Bangladesh in their first Super 12, Group 1, game at Sharjah. Nasum Ahmed draws first blood. Perera misses the slog sweep and the ball cannons into the off-stump.

Opener Mohammad Naim and Mushfiqur Rahim's fifties powered Bangladesh to post a formidable total  171/4 in 20 overs against Sri Lanka at Sharjah.

Sri Lanka sent Bangladesh to bat first after winning the toss in their first super 12 Group 1 match at Sharjah, UAE.

Openers Mohammad Naim and Liton Das gave good start to Bangladesh adding 40 runs for the first wicket stand. Liton fell to Lahiru Kumara in the last over of power-play scoring 16 off 16. Liton tried to go over the top and isn't able to clear the mid-off fielder who takes a good catch over his head. Shanaka is the fielder.

Shakib Al Hasan also went out in quick succession scoring 10 off 7 in the 4th ball of the 8th over of the innings. Shakib was in good touch today but could not prolonge his innings. Shakib backs away from leg trying to flick over the leg side but Karunaratne bowls the perfect delivery clipping the top of leg stump. He sprints away into the covers making 100% sure to not be anywhere near Shakib after the unsavory incident following the first wicket.

Naim and Mushfiqur Rahim put 73 off 51 for the third wicket stand before the former dismissed to Binura Fernando scoring 62 off 52. His innings adorned with six fours. 

Mushfiqur and Afif Hossain made 21 off 13 for the fourth wickets stand before the latter run out for 7 off 5. 

Skipper Mahmudullah's 5-ball 10 and Mushfiqur Rahim's 57 off 37 helped Bangladesh to post a formidable 171/4 in 20 overs. Mushfiqur Rahim's innings adorned with two sixes and five fours. 

For Sri Lanka, Lahiru Kumara, Binura Fernando and Chamika Karunaratne took one wicket apiece.