BAN vs SL: Watch - Kasun Rajitha Teases Mehidy Hasan Miraz Before Running Him Out Amid Mix-Up With Najmul Hossain Shanto

Updated - 31 Aug 2023, 08:42 PM

Mehidy Hasan {PC: Twitter}
Mehidy Hasan {PC: Twitter}

Sri Lanka are continuing to put pressure on Bangladesh in the ongoing second game of the Asia Cup 2023 in Pallekele. The latest Bangladesh batter to fall was Mehidy Hasan Miraz as he was engaged in a bizarre mix-up with Najum Hossain Shanto. 

Kasun Rajitha bowled short of a length delivery angling in. Mehidy Hasan Miraz guided the ball to the right of mid-wicket and immediately took off. Najmul Hossain Shanto responded to his call and ran to complete the single. 

But Mehidy Hasan stopped in the middle and Najum Hossain Shanto kept running. It saw both getting stranded at one end. The fielder immediately threw the ball to Kasun Rajitha at the non-striker’s end. Mehidy, however, sacrificed his wicket for his teammate, who was approaching his hundred. 

But what caught the attention of many was the way Kasun Rajitha ran Mehidy Hasan Miraz out. The pacer waited and teased the batter before taking the bails off. Here’s the video of the whole dismissal. 

Mehidy Hasan Miraz didn’t contribute much with the bat as he perished for just 5 runs off 11 balls. The batter was expected to take his team to the fighting total but unfortunately, he didn’t contribute much and his team got under more pressure. 

BAN vs SL: After Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Najmul Hossain Shanto perishes too 

After the dismissal of Mehidy Hasan Miraz, things got even more worse for the Bangladesh Cricket Team as Najmul Hossain Shanto got out too. The Southpaw looked the most settled batter in the team and was batting with great grit and determination. 

Najmul Hossain Shanto unfortunately fell short 11 runs short of his ton. The left-hander fell for 89 runs and a lot of hopes of fans relied on him. He batted for 122 balls and also smashed 7 fours in his innings. After his wicket, Sri Lanka wrapped up the Bangladesh team within a few overs remaining and bundled them out for just 164 runs.


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