In a high-stakes clash of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka locked horns at the iconic Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, India, on November 6, 2023. The tension was palpable as both teams stepped onto the field, each determined to secure a crucial victory in their quest for World Cup glory. With the sun shining brightly and the atmosphere buzzing with anticipation, the stage was set for an epic encounter.
Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bowl first in their ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match against Sri Lanka at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on November 6, 2023.
Bangladesh Batting Performance
Yet to bat
Taskin Ahmed · Shoriful Islam
Fall of Wickets
17/1 (T. Hasan, 2.1 ov) · 41/2 (L. Das, 6.2 ov) · 210/3 (S. Al Hasan, 31.1 ov) · 211/4 (N. Shanto, 33.2 ov) · 249/5 (M. Rahim, 37.4 ov) · 255/6 (Mahmudullah, 38.3 ov) · 269/7 (M. Hasan, 40.1 ov)
Sri Lanka Batting Performance
Fall of Wickets
5/1 (K. Perera, 0.6 ov) · 66/2 (K. Mendis, 11.3 ov) · 72/3 (P. Nissanka, 12.4 ov) · 135/4 (S. Samarawickrama, 24.2 ov) · 135/5 (A. Mathews, 24.2 ov) · 213/6 (D. de Silva, 37.6 ov) · 258/7 (M. Theekshana, 45.6 ov) · 278/8 (C. Asalanka, 48.4 ov) · 278/9 (K. Rajitha, 48.6 ov) · 279/10 (D. Chameera, 49.3 ov)
Sri Lanka’s Batting Performance
Sri Lanka, batting first, posted a respectable total of 279 runs on the board, thanks to a solid batting display from their top order. Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis provided Sri Lanka with a solid start, putting on a 61-run partnership for the first wicket. Nissanka, in particular, played an aggressive innings, scoring 40 runs off just 34 balls.
Angelo Mathews, the Sri Lankan captain, then held the middle order together with a gritty half-century. Mathews scored 54 runs off 70 balls, providing Sri Lanka with some much-needed stability in the middle overs.
Charith Asalanka also made a valuable contribution with a quickfire 105-ball 108, which helped Sri Lanka reach a competitive total. Asalanka’s innings was studded with boundaries and sixes, and he single-handedly lifted Sri Lanka’s score in the latter stages of the innings.
Bangladesh’s Batting Performance
In reply, Bangladesh chased down the target with a combination of grit and determination. Najmul Hossain Shanto and Shakib Al Hasan played crucial innings, scoring half-centuries each to guide their team closer to victory. Shanto scored a patient 56 runs off 91 balls, while Shakib played a more attacking role, scoring his 50 off just 53 balls.
Litton Das also made a valuable contribution with a quickfire 24 runs off 20 balls, which helped Bangladesh accelerate the chase in the latter stages of the innings.
Man of the Match: Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan was adjudged the Player of the Match for his all-round performance, with both bat and ball. Shakib scored a crucial half-century with the bat, and he also took two wickets with the ball. His all-round performance was the key to Bangladesh’s victory.
Shakib’s innings was a masterclass in timing and placement. He played the ball late and picked up singles and doubles consistently. He also hit a few boundaries to keep the scoreboard ticking. With the ball, Shakib was equally impressive. He bowled with a lot of control and variation, and he was able to pick up two key wickets.