T20 World Cup 2021, Match 15: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Stats Review: Shakib Al Hasan scripts history, Charith Asalanka’s feat and other stats

T20 World Cup 2021, Match 15: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Stats Review: Shakib Al Hasan scripts history, Charith Asalanka’s feat and other stats

Shakib Al Hasan now has the most wickets in T20 World Cups, 41.

Charith Asalanka
Charith Asalanka. (Photo source: Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

After a couple of low-scoring matches, fans witnessed some batting blitzes in the T20 World Cup 2021. Sri Lanka and Bangladesh crossed swords in their respective first match of the Super 12 stage and some quality cricket was on display. The Bangla Tigers would have been confident after posting 171/4 while batting first. However, the Tigers were stunned by the Lions as the Lankan side recorded a five-wicket triumph.

Speaking of how the game unfolded, Sri Lanka won the crucial toss and opted to bowl at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Bangladesh didn’t receive substantial contributions from Liton Das and Shakib Al Hasan. However, Mohammad Naim joined forces with Mushfiqur Rahim and the duo steadied the ship. Both dashers scored half-centuries and Bangladesh posted 171/4.

Chasing the challenging total, Sri Lanka lost Kusal Perera early and looked on the backfoot.  Pathum Nissanka also got dismissed after scoring 24. While the Lions looked in trouble, youngsters Charith Asalanka and Bhanuka Rajapaksa stepped up and scored remarkable half-centuries. Riding on their brilliance, Sri Lanka crossed the line with seven balls to spare.

Meanwhile, here are the important stats and numbers from Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh clash in T20 World Cup 2021:

2– Bangladesh recorded their second-biggest score in T20 World Cups against full-member teams, 171-4.

4 – Overall, this was Bangladesh’s fourth-biggest score in T20 World Cups.

1 – Mushfiqur Rahim registered his first half-century in T20 World Cups.

477 – Mohammad Naim has now scored 477 T20I runs in 2021, most by a Bangladesh player in a calendar year. He went past Sabbir Rahman (463) to get the feat.

3 – Naim is now also the third-highest run-getter in T20Is this year. Only Mohammad Rizwan (752) and Babar Azam (523) are ahead of him.

41Shakib Al Hasan now has the most wickets in T20 World Cups, 41. He went past Shahid Afridi’s tally of 39 scalps to get the feat.

400 – Mushfiqur Rahim completes 400 boundaries in T20 cricket.

1 – Charith Asalanka recorded his maiden half-century in T20 internationals.

2 – Sri Lanka recorded their second-highest successful chase in T20 World Cups, 172/5.

5 – Charith Asalanka smashed five sixes in his innings of 80, joint-most by a Sri Lankan player in a T20 World Cup match. He now shares the record with Jehan Mubarak and Angelo Mathews.