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Batting woes prevail again as Bangladesh lose against Sri Lanka

Batting was yet again the culprit as Bangladesh lost consecutive matches against Sri Lanka in the ongoing Asia Cup, this time succumbing to a 21-run loss in the Super Four stage of the tournament at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Saturday.

Hridoy departs after scoring 82

Bangladesh batter Towhid Hridoy's 82-run knock came to an unlucky end when he was adjudged lbw off the bowling of Maheesh Theekshana in the 44th over leaving the Tigers on the verge of consecutive defeats against Sri Lanka in the ongoing Asia Cup. 

Mushfiqur throws his wicket away, again

Bangladesh batter Mushfiqur Rahim threw his wicket away after putting on a 74-run stand with Towhid Hridoy leaving the Tigers in deep trouble at five down for 155 in pursuit of Sri Lanka's 257 in the Asia Cup Super Four encounter between the two nations at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Saturday.

Pathirana gets Shakib as Tigers lose third wicket

Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan nicked one to the wicketkeeper while trying to execute a cut shot against a delivery that was short and wide off the bowling of Matheesha Pathirana in the 16th over leaving the Tigers in a spot of bother at three down for 73 in pursuit of Sri Lanka's 257 at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Saturday.

Hasan's second wicket sees the back of de Silva

Bangladesh pacer Hasan Mahmud's second scalp of the innings saw him nick off dangerman Dhananjaya de Silva in the 38th over to leave the Lankans five down for 164 in the Asia Cup Super Four encounter between the two sides in Colombo on Saturday.

Taskin removes Asalanka for his first wicket

Bangladesh pacer Taskin Ahmed managed to dismiss Sri Lanka batter Charith Asalanka early on in his innings to reduce the hosts to four down for 144 after the completion of the 32nd over in the Asia Cup Super Four encounter between the two sides at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Saturday.

Shanto and middle-order can’t always be the answer

Bangladesh's batting effort in their Asia Cup opener against Sri Lanka yesterday struck a familiar chord with the two side's memorable outing in the tournament's 2018 edition, the last time the Tigers beat the Islanders in an Asia Cup fixture.

Scoring 220-230 would've given us a better chance: Shakib

Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan pointed out the batting failure as the main reason behind the Tigers' comprehensive five-wicket defeat against Sri Lanka in their Asia Cup opener in Pallekele yesterday.

August 30, 2023
August 30, 2023

Bangladesh’s Asia Cup mission gets underway with Sri Lanka encounter

Bangladesh have made the Asia Cup final three times but are still searching for their first trophy. Can Shakib Al Hasan’s side put an end to their trophy hunt? The wait continues but before that let’s take a look at Bangladesh’s strengths, weaknesses, and chances of winning. The Tigers begin their Asia Cup mission with an encounter against Sri Lanka. Can the Tigers trump the Lankans in their opening fixture? To discuss all of this and much more, The Daily Star brings you Star Non-Striker’s End.

August 30, 2023
August 30, 2023

Shakib dismisses Bangladesh-Sri Lanka rivalry

Bangladesh ODI skipper Shakib Al Hasan shrugged off talks about a rivalry between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka when it came to the Asia Cup as the all-rounder acknowledged the exciting cricket that this particular contest brings.

August 30, 2023
August 30, 2023

‘We have home advantage’, Shanaka cautions ahead of Bangladesh contest  

Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka said on Wednesday the defending champions will challenge every team in the Asia Cup despite injuries to several key players.

May 12, 2023
May 12, 2023

Bangladesh succumb to de Silva blitz in third T20I 

Bangladesh women’s cricket team had a hard time with the ball at the back end of the innings as they succumbed to a 44-run defeat owing to a blistering fifty by Sri Lanka batter Nilakshi de Silva in the final ODI of the three-match series at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo on Friday.

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