Sri Lanka National Cricket Team all-rounder Chamika Karunaratne celebrated the victory in the do-or-die Asia Cup 2022 game over Bangladesh National Cricket Team with a “Nagin Dance” on Thursday, September 1.
The 5th match of the Asia Cup 2022 was played between Dasun Shanaka-led Sri Lanka National Cricket Team and Shakib Al Hasan-led Bangladesh National Cricket Team at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Ahead of the match, the teams were engaged in a verbal battle as the Sri Lanka skipper had said that Bangladesh have got only two world-class bowlers in Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman.
Bangladesh team director Khaled Mahmud was not pleased with the statement of the Sri Lanka skipper and when asked about Shanaka’s comments during a press conference, Mahmud said that Sri Lanka have no world-class bowlers in their line-up.
Sri Lanka Defeat Bangladesh In Asia Cup 2022
Sri Lanka National Cricket Team won the toss and elected to field first in the knockout match. Batting first, Bangladesh were able to post 183/7 on the board with the help of good performances by Mehidy Hasan Miraz (38), Mahmudullah (27), Afif Hossain (39) and Mosaddek Hossain (24).
Chasing the target, openers Kusal Mendis and Pathum Nissanka provided Sri Lanka with a good start. Opener Kusal Mendis played an absolutely fantastic knock of 60 runs before being dismissed by Mustafizur Rahman in the 15th over. In the end, skipper Dasun Shanaka played a good 45-run knock and Chamika Karunaratne contributed good 16 runs.
Sri Lanka needed 8 runs off the final over to win the match and Asitha Fernando’s crucial 10 runs helped Sri Lanka win the nail-biting match by 2 wickets to become the third team after Afghanistan and India to qualify for the Super 4 stage of the Asia Cup 2022. Also, this was the highest successful chase in the Asia Cup T20 history.
Watch Chamika Karunaratne’s Nagin Dance:
After the victory in the thrilling encounter, Sri Lanka all-rounder Chamika Karunaratne broke into a naagin dance celebration, which is Bangladesh’s traditional victory celebration.
— Sumit Raj (@Iam_SUMITRAJ) September 1, 2022
Notably, Sri Lanka’s Chamika Karunaratne took perfect revenge after 4 long years after the win over Bangladesh with a Nagin Dance celebration. In 2018, Bangladesh National Cricket Team players did a Nagin Dance celebration after knocking out Sri Lanka from the Nidahas Trophy.
2018 – Nagin Celebration by Bangladesh after knocking out Sri Lanka from Nidahas Trophy.
2022 – Nagin Celebration by Chamika Karunaratne after knocking Bangladesh out of Asia Cup. pic.twitter.com/Po7yhyeAb5
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 1, 2022
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