Twitter erupts as Bangladesh registers a nail-biting win over Sri Lanka in T20 World Cup 2024

Jun 8, 2024

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In a thrilling encounter at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas, Texas, Bangladesh registered their first-ever win against Sri Lanka in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Mahmudullah emerged as the hero for the Bangla Tigers, guiding his team to a nail-biting two-wicket win in a low-scoring thriller that kept fans on the edge of their seats until the final moments.

Sri Lanka’s innings: Pathum Nissanka shines amidst struggles

Sri Lanka’s innings began promisingly with Pathum Nissanka‘s aggressive batting, scoring 47 runs off 28 balls. However, despite his efforts, Sri Lanka’s batting lineup faltered, with wickets falling at regular intervals. Contributions from Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva and Angelo Mathews helped push the total to 124/9 in 20 overs, but Sri Lanka struggled to build partnerships against Bangladesh’s disciplined bowling attack.

Bangladesh’s bowling masterclass

Bangladesh’s bowlers displayed exceptional discipline, led by Mustafizur Rahman and Taskin Ahmed, who claimed three wickets each. Rishad Hossain also made significant contributions with three crucial breakthroughs. Their combined effort restricted Sri Lanka’s scoring opportunities, ensuring they couldn’t post a challenging total.

Also READ: 4 Sri Lanka players who featured in the 2022 T20 World Cup but won’t play in the 2024 edition

Bangladesh’s chase: Litton Das and Towhid Hridoy lead the charge

Facing a target of 125 runs, Bangladesh encountered early setbacks but found stability through Litton Das‘s resilient 36 and Towhid Hridoy‘s explosive 40, including four sixes. Despite a late scare, Mahmudullah’s unbeaten 16 guided Bangladesh to victory with just two balls to spare, sealing a historic win for his team. Sri Lanka’s bowlers fought hard to defend their total, with Nuwan Thushara leading the charge with four wickets. However, despite their best efforts, they couldn’t contain Bangladesh’s aggressive batting in the latter stages of the innings, falling short by just two wickets.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

The most underrated rivalry in cricket delivers yet again! What a low scoring thriller between SL and Bangladesh. Bangladesh were 91/3 chasing 125; Thushara fourfer ensured game went right till the end. Crucial 2 points for Bangladesh. This WC is heating up! #BANvSL #T20WorldCup

— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) June 8, 2024

Can’t believe Bangladesh were thinking of looking beyond Mahmudullah sometime back.

— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 8, 2024

Bangladesh Beat Sri Lanka by 2 wickets in a Thriller in Dallas #t20wordcup

— ٰImran Siddique (@imransiddique89) June 8, 2024

Bangladesh won the absolute thriller by 2 wickets#SLvBAN #BANvSL

— Ganpat Teli (@gateposts_) June 8, 2024

Congratulations Bangladesh.

Bangladesh was in the lead in this match when its score was 92-3 and it needed 32 runs from 50 balls with 7 wickets left.

They made this match interesting by gifting wickets. Mahmudullah make sure victory for Bangladesh somehow.

— Satya Prakash (@_SatyaPrakash08) June 8, 2024


Despite another horror batting show, Bangladesh manage to escape and beat Sri Lanka by 2 wickets. 😮‍💨

— Saif Ahmed 🇧🇩 (@saifahmed75) June 8, 2024

Bangladesh survived a late scare but they get off the mark in the #T20WorldCup with a 2-wicket win

SL start the tournament with two losses #SLvBAN

— ThePoppingCrease (@PoppingCreaseSA) June 8, 2024

What a vital win for Bangladesh although with many hiccups .Now they have to clear Netherlands huddle to qualify for super 8 .FYI Netherlands did beat Bangladesh in odi World Cup #T20IWorldCup2024

— Cricket on my mind (@bhuvifan2003) June 8, 2024

SL are done and dusted this World Cup. They’ve been horrible with bat. Nothing wrong with skill and fitness, but their decision making in the middle is poor. Had not lost a World Cup game vs Bangladesh until last year, now two defeats in successive events. Bitter pill to swallow.

— Rex Clementine (@RexClementine) June 8, 2024

Bangladesh defeated Sri Lanka by 2 wickets #T20WorldCup24

— Zαнιd IqваL (@zch194215) June 8, 2024

Bangladesh won by 2 wickets against Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka out of the world cup 💔#SriLankavsBang

— Sama Umair (@umair6723) June 8, 2024

Bangladesh 🆚 Sri Lanka | ICC Men’s T20 World Cup
Bangladesh won by 2 wickets 👏 🇧🇩#BCB #Cricket #BANvSL #T20WorldCup

— Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) June 8, 2024

Heartbreaker! Despite a thrilling fight, Bangladesh takes the win by 2 wickets in today’s #T20WorldCup clash.

— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) June 8, 2024

Bangladesh edge past Sri Lanka by 2 wickets!#cricket #SLvBAN #T20WorldCup #CricketTwitter

— (@CricketTimesHQ) June 8, 2024

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