The 24-year-old Asa Lanka, who played only eight ODIs and four T20Is before Sunday’s match, put together Sri Lanka’s innings and beat five four and six six undefeated.
The 30-year-old Rajapaksa defeated three 4s and 6s in 31 ball innings with 10 overs, much like Sri Lanka reached 5 to 172 with 18.5 overs.
But Bangladesh will certainly be disappointed in their unsightly outfield as Lytton Das dropped the regulation catches on both Rajapaksa and Asaranka and denied the team’s victory.
Bangladesh achieved a breakthrough in the fourth delivery itself, as left-handed spinner Nasum Ahmed eliminated opener Kusal Perera (1), couldn’t read a flatter, faster delivery, and was well bowled.
Despite the early shocks, Sri Lanka dominated Asa Lanka with easy boundaries. He lifted Nasum two six in his third over, then punished Mahedy Hasan even more, and Sri Lanka 1:54 at the end of the power play.
However, Shakib Al Hasan caused the mini-batting collapse with two wickets (Pathum Nissanka (24) and Avishka Fernando (0) wickets) with four balls.
Mohammad Saifdin then sent off Wanindu Hasalanga (6) because Sri Lanka added 9 runs and lost 3 wickets with 10 balls.
Sri Lanka was 80-4 at the midpoint, and batter Asa Lanka, who reached 32 to 50 balls, cornered them. He lifted Mahmudura two six and fired a cannon for more than 14 days.
Sri Lanka needed 46 from the last five overs, but Asa Lanka and the new batter Rajapaksa decisively titled the game balance in their favor. Rajapaksa hit three sixs at a sensational show of batting fireworks on the 16th, with Sri Lanka taking 22 runs and Saihudin bowling.
Earlier, in the opening round, Mohammad Naim and Mushfiqur Rahim took an impressive half-century to lead Bangladesh to a competitive 171 with four people.
Naim and Rahim joined forces with an 8-over, struggling 2 to 56, and sewed a 73-run quick stand with an 8.3 over to maintain momentum.
Naim hit six boundaries with a knock of 52 balls and 62 runs, but Rahim remained undefeated with 37 balls to 57 with the help of five 4s and two 6s.
Bangladesh’s opening round, Naim and Liton, waited a few overs before playing the big shot.
The duo looked good in a substantive partnership before Das came in 16th in 6th place in bowling at Lahil Kumara.
Das made room for a full ball drive on the ring, but chose mid-off fielder Dasun Shanaka.
The dismissal led to an ugly scene between the batter and the bowler, as the referee had to intervene to calm the frayed temper.
Kumara was seen rushing towards the responding Das, and the duo were seen exchanging some words, almost head-to-head before they separated. Pushed or pushed between players.
Shakib Al Hasan (10) took part in his seventh over off the coast of Charis Asaranka and was in the middle of things as soon as he hit two fours, but in the next over he was refreshed by Chamica Carnaratone. I gave in.
Bangladesh was 72-2 at the midpoint from 41: 1 at the end of the power playover.
Rahim sang after hitting Hasalanga six times and before adding another maximum on the 13th off Vinula Fernando.
Naim turned off Rahil Kumara four on the 14th and reached 50 with 44 balls. However, he entered on the 17th because he missed the timing of a pull shot from Vinula Fernando, a giant paceman who stole the catch from his bowling.
Rookie batter Asa Lanka’s undefeated 80 sets SL’s five-wicket victory over Bangladesh
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