Despite the early wicket of Kusal Perera leaving them 2/1 inside the first over, Sri Lanka began their chase of 172 against Bangladesh in relatively serene fashion, a healthy partnership between Pathum Nissanka and Charith Asalanka taking them ahead of the rate and to 71/1 at the turn of the ninth over before Nissanka departed. It was Shakib Al Hasan, as ever, who turned the tide, the 34-year-old taking the wickets of Nissanka and Avishka Fernando in quick succession to put the Tigers back on top.
WICKET! Saifuddin joins the party now, Hasaranga gone for 6. Sri Lanka are 79/4 in 9.4 overs.#BANvSL #T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/QjBtdjBcHy
— Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) October 24, 2021