uddling their way towards their victory. However, despite the early fall of the two star players, Bangladesh managed to came away with a win on Monday, pulling off their second victory of the tournament thanks to the guidance of Shakib Al Hasan and Najmul Hossain Shanto. strike but couldn’t reach the crease before the umpire called his dismissal. Eventually, as the innings concluded, the Islanders scored 211 runs in their allotted fifty overs. Bangladesh began their attempt to reach the Sri Lankan total shortly after, with opener Tamim Iqbal putting up a valiant performance alongside Shadman Islam.
The duo constructed a 131-run partnership, with Iqbal taking individual honours through a patient 65. Despite the latter’s departure, the game slowly moved towards Bangladesh’s favour, mmentarily signalling a potential resurgence for the Tigers. However, Towhid Hridoy ultimately secured the win for the side, this win being their first over the Islanders in World Cup history. Following three previous defeats to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh was able to secure victory after a strong performance from Tamim Iqbal and Towhid Hridoy. The Islanders faced an early setback with the dismissal of KusalPerera, before Kusal Mendis and Pathum Nissanka steadied the innings.
Unfortunately, Angelo Mathews became the first batter in cricket history to be timed out at the crease. Bangladesh eventually reached 211 runs in their allotted 50 overs, with Iqbal scoring 65 and Hridoy ultimately ensuring the win. Charith Asalanka showed tremendous perseverance when his helmet strap suddenly broke in the midst of his match, causing him to be declared timed-out.
Unfazed, he returned to the crease and went on to score a century, getting a total of 108 runs off 105 balls, with 11 boundaries consisting of six fours and five sixes to lead the team to a score of 279 runs. There was also support from Dhananjaya de Silva with 34 runs and Maheesh Theekshana with 21 runs.