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Shakib steers B'desh to victory amid 'time out' drama

Last updated on: November 06, 2023 23:19 IST
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IMAGES from the ICC World Cup match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, in New Delhi, on Monday.

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Shakib al Hasan scored 15 off 7 balls at the end to steer Bangladesh to victory over Sri Lanka in the World Cup match in Delhi on Monday.

IMAGE: Shakib Al Hasan scored 82 to help Bangladesh win against Sri Lanka in the World Cup match in Delhi on Monday. Photograph: Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters

Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan triggered a debate on the spirit of cricket before smashing a rapid 82 in their three-wicket victory against 1996 champions Sri Lanka, who were eliminated from the 50-overs World Cup on Monday.

The all-rounder collaborated in a 169-run stand with Najmul Hossain Shanto (90) to help Bangladesh chase down a 280-run victory target in 41.1 overs.

Shakib Al Hasan

IMAGE: Angelo Mathews in animated discussion with umpires Marais Erasmus and Richard Illingworth. Photograph: Anushree Fadnavis /Reuters

Charith Asalanka's 108 underpinned Sri Lanka's 279 all out after they were put into bat by Shakib, who was in the eye of a storm on an eventful day.

It was Shakib's appeal that led to Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews becoming the first player to be 'timed out' in an international match.

Nearly 20,000 spectators witnessed drama at the halfway stage of the Sri Lankan innings when Mathews walked out to bat after Samarawickrama's exit.

Angelo Mathews celebrates having Shakib Al Hasan caught by Charith Asalanka.

IMAGE: Angelo Mathews celebrates having Shakib Al Hasan caught by Charith Asalanka. Photograph: Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters

Put into bat, Sri Lanka lost Kusal Perera in the first over when Bangladesh wicketkeeper Mushfiquir Rahim flew to his left to grab a one-handed blinder in front of the first slip.

Pathum Nissanka (41) and Sadeera Samarawickrama (41) could not convert the starts but Asalanka smashed five sixes and six fours in his second ODI century to help Sri Lanka post a competitive total.

After the chinstrap of his helmet broke, Mathews waited for a new helmet to arrive before facing Shakib, but was adjudged 'timed out' after failing to take strike within the stipulated two minutes.

Najmul Hossain Shanto celebrates after scoring 50.

IMAGE: Najmul Hossain Shanto celebrates after scoring 50. Photograph: Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters

Shanto missed out on a hundred too but Sri Lanka still succumbed to their sixth defeat in eight matches.

Liton Das reacts after being trapped leg before wicket by Dilshan Madushanka.

IMAGE: Liton Das reacts after being trapped leg before wicket by Dilshan Madushanka. Photograph: Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters

Following the team's poor performance in the tournament, the entire Sri Lankan board was sacked and replaced with an interim committee earlier on Monday.

The prevailing filthy air in New Delhi was the talking point ahead of the match between the Asian sides.

Sri Lanka's Dilshan Madushanka celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of Bangladesh's Tanzid Hasan

IMAGE: Dilshan Madushanka celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of Bangladesh's Tanzid Hasan. Photograph: Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters

The air quality index (AQI) near the Arun Jaitley Stadium read close to 400 on Monday noon triggering speculation that the match might get delayed if not cancelled altogether.

Charith Asalanka batted with aggression for his 108 off 105 deliveries

IMAGE: Charith Asalanka batted with aggression for his 108 off 105 deliveries. Photograph: Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters

An AQI of 0-50 is considered good while anything between 400-500 affects healthy people and is considered a danger to those with existing diseases.

Both teams had cancelled a training session in the buildup, and on Sunday, asthmatic Bangladesh cricketers remained indoors while Sri Lankan players wore masks.

Shoriful Islam celebrates after taking the wicket of Sri Lanka's Kusal Perera, caught out by Mushfiqur Rahim

IMAGE: Shoriful Islam celebrates after taking the wicket of Sri Lanka's Kusal Perera, caught out by Mushfiqur Rahim. Photograph: Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters

Organisers installed air purifiers in the players' dressing rooms while water sprinklers were used to reduce pollutants in the air.

 

Sri Lanka's Pathum Nissanka walks after losing his wicket, bowled out by Bangladesh's Tanzim Hasan Sakib

IMAGE: Sri Lanka's Pathum Nissanka walks after losing his wicket, bowled out by Bangladesh's Tanzim Hasan Sakib. Photograph: Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters

New Delhi has stood on top of a real-time list of the world's most polluted cities compiled by Swiss group, forcing the local government to extend the closure of primary schools until Nov. 10.

 

Sadeera Samarawickrama and Charith Asalanka launched a fightback with quick runs

IMAGE: Sadeera Samarawickrama celebrates. Photograph: Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters

 

 

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