India captain Rohit Sharma said he withdrew a 'Mankad' run-out appeal against Dasun Shanaka in Tuesday's one-day international as that was not how they envisioned dismissing the Sri Lankan skipper, who scored a century in a game his team could not win.
Dasun Shanaka led from the front with a record half-century and two wickets in Sri Lanka's series-levelling 16-run win over India in the second Twenty20 international on Thursday.
Dasun Shanaka's Sri Lanka are buoyant after their surprise Asia Cup title and confident of their Twenty20 World Cup prospects in Australia despite missing out on direct entry into the main draw.
Sri Lanka’s Asia Cup winning team have returned to the country to a hero’s welcome on Tuesday. The Lankans, who were not among the favourites to even make it to the final, lifted the trophy following a 23-run victory over Pakistan in the final on Sunday.
Skipper Dasun Shanaka on Sunday called the Asia Cup triumph a "real turnaround" for Sri Lankan cricket ahead of the T20 World Cup and dedicated the win to the crisis-hit nation.
Sri Lanka exude confidence at the moment, having secured four back-to-back victories that begun with the win over Bangladesh. They geared for the final with a win in the dead-rubber Super Four stage game against Pakistan in what was a dress rehearsal for the final. Their plans have been like clockwork, especially with the bat.
Sri Lanka produced an impressive run chase to down India by six wickets on Tuesday and leave their opponents staring at an early exit from the Asia Cup.
Sri Lanka batter Bhanuka Rajapaksa offered an olive branch to the Bangladesh players and said his side planned to win their last night’s Asia Cup encounter by any means.
Bangladesh team director Khaled Mahmud Sujon claimed that Sri Lanka do not even have bowlers of the quality of Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman in their ranks as Sujon became the latest to join the verbal war going on between the cricketers and management staff ahead of the two sides' Asia Cup group stage game tomorrow.
After suffering a crushing eight-wicket defeat against Afghanistan in the opening match of the Asia Cup on Saturday, Sri Lanka’s chances of making it through to the Super 4 stage is hanging by a thread. They have one game left, against Bangladesh on September 1. With a poor run rate after one match, Sri Lanka must hope they beat Bangladesh and beat them handsomely to stand a chance to progress.
Sri Lanka fast bowler Dasun Shanaka was Saturday fined 75 percent of his match fee for ball tampering, cricket authorities say, in the ongoing second Test against India in Nagpur.
Sri Lanka fast bowler Dasun Shanaka strikes twice before rain halts India's innings on the second day of the first Test with the hosts struggling on 74-5.