T20 World Cup Warm Up: Bangladesh lose, Sri Lanka post easy win in warm-up matches

Ireland and Sri Lanka won their respective warm-up match for the T20 World Cup 2021 in Dubai on Thursday by defeating Bangladesh and Papua New Guinea, respectively. Batting first, Ireland posted a total of 177/3 on the board, and then bowled out Bangladesh for 144. On other hand, Sri Lanka clinched their second win in the warm-ups by registering a relatively comfortable victory against Papua New Guinea.

Opting to bat, Ireland posted a huge total of 177/3 with the help of Gareth Delany’s unbeaten 88 off just 50 deliveries, including 6 sixes and 3 fours. For Bangladesh, Taskin Ahmed was the pick of the bowler returning with the figure of 2-26 in his four overs.

Coming to chase, Bangladesh had a disappointing start as they lost both the openers cheaply along with experienced campaigners Mushfiqur Rahim with the scorecard reading 15-3 in the third over. Soumya Sarkar and Afif Hossain then took the charge but Ireland soon came back strongly and pushed Bangladesh on the back foot again. Bangladesh eventually folded up at 144, falling short by 33 runs.

The Lankans put up a score of 162/5 on the board and then managed to restrict PNG to 123/7 in their 20 overs, securing 39 runs win in Abu Dhabi. W Hasaranga and D Chameera picked up two wickets each for the winning side.

Earlier on Tuesday, Netherlands beat Oman by four runs and Scotland beats Namibia by 19 runs in their warm-up matches.