BAN vs SL: Bangladesh set a target of 184 runs for Sri Lanka, Afif-Mahmudullah turned the match around

In the fifth match of the Asian Cup being played in Dubai, Bangladesh scored 183 runs for 7 wickets in 20 overs after playing first. In this do-or-die match, the Sri Lankan team will have to score 184 runs to win. Afif Hossain scored the highest 39 runs for Bangladesh. While Mehndi Hasan Meraj scored 38 and Mahmudullah Riyad scored 27 runs.

Bangladesh had at one point lost four wickets by just 87 runs. But after this, Afif Hossain and Mahmudullah Riyad shared a pair of 57 runs to get the team out of trouble. Then, at the end, Mossadak Hossain scored 24 runs on 9 balls and Taskin Ahmed had 11 runs on 6 balls to put his team in a very strong position. Both returned undefeated.

Shabbir Ahmed and Mehndi Hasam Meraj came today for the opening of Bangladesh. Both started innings for the first time in international cricket. However, Shabbir could not last long and was fired after scoring only 5 runs. However, after this, Mehndi fell apart with the Sri Lankan bowlers.

Mahendi hit big shots all over the field and pushed the score past 50 on the power play. However, after that he came out in the seventh over. He scored 38 runs on 26 balls with the help of 2 fours and 2 sixes.

Bangladesh soon lost two more wickets as soon as Mahendi was sacked. During this, Shakib Al Hasan was sent off for 24 runs on 22 balls and Mushfiqur Rahim scored four runs on five balls.

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Bangladesh had at one point lost four wickets by just 87 runs. But after this, Afif Hossain and Mahmudullah Riyad shared a pair of 57 runs to get the team out of trouble. Afif scored 39 runs on 22 balls. His bat hit 4 fours and 2 sixes. At the same time, Mahmudullah scored 27 runs on 22 balls with the help of a four and a six.

After the expulsion of these two, Mehndi Hasan also returned to the arena after scoring just one run. Then, in the end, Mosaddak Hussain and Taskin Ahmed did wonders. Mosaddak Hossain scored 24 runs on 9 balls and Taskin Ahmed scored 11 runs on 6 balls to put his team in a very strong position. Both returned undefeated.

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