Bangladesh chased 280 runs to beat Sri Lanka by 3 wickets with 53 balls remaining, knocking Sri Lanka out of the ICC Men’s World Cup 2023. Najmul Hossain Shanto (90) and skipper Shakib Al Hasan (82) steadied the run rate with a 169-run partnership despite losing early wickets. Bangladesh managed to win the game in 41.1 overs.
Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by 3 wickets | World Cup 2023
Sri Lanka’s Charith Asalanka scored a century, but they were all out for 279. Shakib Al Hasan’s team dominated the match, eliminating Sri Lanka from the semi-finals. Bangladesh moved to the 7th position with 4 points, while Sri Lanka slipped to 8th with the same points. A convincing win had replaced Bangladesh’s earlier struggles in the tournament, while Sri Lanka’s campaign ended on a disappointing note after losses to Afghanistan and India, including a heavy defeat against India.