In the second game of the Super Four round of the ongoing Asia Cup 2023, Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by 21 runs, handing the Tigers their second consecutive loss in the continental competition.
Sri Lanka’s streak of victories increased to 13 after this victory. During the current competition, the team led by Dasun Shanaka is winless.
Thanks to Sadeera Samarawickrama’s 93 (73) which included eight fours and two sixes, Sri Lanka, batting first, amassed 257/9 on the board. A strong finish for the Island Nation on a difficult course was aided by Kusal Mendis’ fifty.
After Maheesh Theekshana, Dasun Shanaka, and Matheesha Pathirana each claimed a three-wicket haul, Bangladesh responded well at first but fell behind. The Tigers were outscored 236 runs to suffer a 21 run defeat.