Mahmudullah guides Bangladesh home in nervy finish

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Published: June 8, 2024, 10:31 AM

Mahmudullah guides Bangladesh home in nervy finish

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It wasn‍‍`t all plain sailing. Bangladesh were pushed in the end, largely because of Nuwan Thushara‍‍`s excellent bowling.

But Mahmudullah kept them ticking and even though he took a risky run at the end of the 19th over, in his attempts to keep strike, the shy at the stumps missed (Mahmudullah would have been out by miles if he‍‍`d hit), and they ran an overthrow to complete the victory.

Sri Lanka‍‍`s bowlers battled hard here, but their batters just didn‍‍`t give them enough to play with. Even a score of 150 could have been testing, given the quality Sri Lanka have among their bowlers.

They now have to depend on some insane upsets in Group D to have a shot at qualifying for the Super Eights.


15th Match, Group D (N), Dallas, USA, June 07, 2024, ICC Men‍‍`s T20 World Cup

SL FlagSL    124/9 (20 overs)

BAN Flag BAN   (19/20 overs, T:125) 125/8

Bangladesh won by 2 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)

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