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Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by five wickets in T20 World Cup

24 Oct, 2021
Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by five wickets. Image courtesy: BBC News
Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by five wickets. Image courtesy: BBC News

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates: Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by five wickets in a feisty T20 World Cup clash on Sunday, hammering home their status as surprise contenders for the title.

Chasing an imposing target of 172, the 2014 champions saw Charith Asalanka (80 not out) and Bhanuka Rajapaksa (53) lead them to victory for a fourth successive win after three triumphs in the qualifying round.

Earlier, Mushfiqur Rahim, with an undefeated 57 and opener Mohammad Naim, who hit 62, starred for the Tigers in the Super 12 game.

England, Australia, South Africa and West Indies are the other teams in the group from where the top two will make the semi-finals.