Bangladesh winning moments and Sri Lanka fall of wickets

The first match of the Asia Cup comes to an end and Bangladesh has defeated the Sri Lankans here. Sort of an upset as Sri Lanka had things in their control at one point. The Bangladesh batting failed except from Mushafiq Ur Rahim who slammed a hundred and his innings became the turning point of the whole game. It was a fantastic innings from the Bangladesh former skipper. He has played a gem of an innings. When he came in to bat Bangladesh were in all sorts of trouble. The upper order failed with Tamim out of the game with an injured hand. Tamim’s injury s a big blow for the Bangladesh team. He is in a really good form with the bat and could have done a lot for his side. Rahim was brilliant with the bat. He did not panic despite wickets falling around him. He played with solid nerves. This is his highest score in an ODI game. His 144 runs with the bat came out to be the difference between the Bangladesh and Sri Lankan side at the end of the day.

Bangladesh got to a compatible total after Rahim was the last man dismissed for them. Now it was all up to the bowling of the Bangladesh side. In UAE most of the time the team bowling second tends to win more matches because of the batting wickets and then the dew factor. There was no dew today and if it was then it was up to a minimal scale hence the Bangaldeshi bowlers did not get any issue with the ball getting wet. This was one of the major reasons that Bangladesh was able to fight back in the match. The new ball spell from the Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe was excellent. He picked up crucial wickets with the new ball and opened the Sri Lankan middle order for his spinners. The Bangaldeshi spinner were brilliant as well. They did not let the Sri Lankans score runs freely.

When Bangladeshi spinners were exerting more pressure on the Sri Lankan batters. In the first innings under the same numbers and conditions the Sri Lankan spinners leaked a lot of runs in the form of singles and doubles and let Rahim score runs with Musadiq. This was something which the Bangladeshi spinners have in mind and hence they did not let the Sri Lankan batters get those singles and doubles. The results came in the form of wickets for the Bangladeshi spinners. Mehdi picked up three wickets in the middle part and that put Sri Lankan in further trouble. Bangladesh had the whole game in their grip. They did not let easy runs. They took their catches and not like Sri Lankans who dropped some very important chances. This is a good win for the Bangladesh side. This will help their confidence while facing other sides in the event. Against the two strong teams Pakistan and India they might face them in the semis and God knows it can be the final as well.



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