Bangladesh secured a sensational 33-run win over Sri Lanka in the first ODI of the 3-match series in Dhaka. It was certainly a roller-coaster contest on Sunday as the tides were constantly shifting between both the camps throughout the match.
After Dhananjaya de Silva took two wickets on two consecutive deliveries to put his side on top, Bangladesh made their way back into the match on the back of Mushfiqur Rahim’s brilliant 84-run knock. Chasing a target of 258, Sri Lanka made a complete mess as they found themselves reeling at 149/7 in 31.1 overs. With hopes gone and lost, Wanindu Hasaranga played a spectacular innings of 74 runs, but unfortunately couldn’t finish the job. In the end, Mehidy Hasan’s 4/30 and Mustafizur Rahman’s 3/34 was enough for Bangladesh to go ahead in the series.
— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) May 23, 2021
The fans were not happy with Sri Lanka’s performance on Sunday as they criticized the side’s approach against Bangladesh. While some pointed out that it was embarrassing that they were unable to chase such a modest target, others were just disappointed with the downfall of the national side. Notably, most of the fans hailed Wanindu Hasaranga for the heroics he produced in Dhaka.
Here are the best Tweets:
— #SportsFanatic🏀⚾🥎🥍⚽🎾🏈🎱 (@taytbells) May 23, 2021
Who thought a day would come where we cannot chase 258 against Bangaldesh anymore. #BANvSL
— Praveen Namasivayam 🇱🇰 (@iPraveenVish) May 23, 2021
— Not Daniel Alexander (@_UnrealDaniel) May 23, 2021
I know it's too early to say this but looks like captaincy is having heavy burden on KJPs shoulder. Either he should not open or captain. Doing both gonna cost him a lot. #BANvSL
— Chrishan R Jayakody (@ChrishanJay) May 23, 2021
Only Wanindu Hasaranga tested positive for Cricket 😊
— Raththa 🌸 (@rathgamaya) May 23, 2021
Hasaranga would've played for KKR last year. Thank god he didn't, would've been better than Morgan.
— droopyaxe (@droopyaxxe) May 23, 2021