By CricketCountry Staff
Dhaka: Mar 20, 2012
Bangladesh take on Sri Lanka in a must-win One-Day International of the Asia Cup against Sri Lanka in Dhaka on Tuesday.
The hosts need to beat Sri Lanka to qualify for the finals against Pakistan on Thursday. Sri Lanka on the other hand would look to save reputation by winning the match after losing earlier ODIs to Pakistan and ODI.
Earlier Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim had won the toss and elected to bowl first in the sixth One-Day International of the Asia Cup against Sri Lanka in Dhaka on Tuesday.
The Indians recorded their highest run-chase ever to pull off an extra-ordinary victory over arch rivals Pakistan yeserday, riding on Virat Kohli blistering 183 off 148 balls to keep themselves in the hunt for a place in the final.
But Sunday's win alone is not enough for the defending champions to seal their place for Thursday's summit clash as India's fate now entirely depends on how Sri Lanka perform.
India, whose Asia Cup campaign was thrown into disarray after their upset five-wicket loss to minnows Bangladesh, will now have to wait for the result of clash between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
If Sri Lanka win, India will go into the final but a defeat for the islanders will ensure that Bangladesh take on Pakistan in the title clash on Thursday.
As per the rules of the tournament, if two teams are tied on points, head-to-head record will be considered, so Bangladesh will go into the final as they had beaten India in their league match.
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Nazimuddin, Jahurul Islam, Mushfiqur Rahim (c & wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Shahadat Hossain, Nazmul Hossain
Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene (c), Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Upul Tharanga, Lahiru Thirimanne, Nuwan Kulasekara, Farveez Maharoof, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Chamara Kapugedera, Sachithra Senanayake