May 26, 2022

West Indies Beats Bangladesh to keep team’s Final Hopes Alive

The West Indies T20 team has defeated Bangladesh by 3 wickets to keep its semi-final hopes alive in the World Cup. Skipper Carlos Brathwaite scored a quickfire 41 and was well supported by Evin Lewis, who made an unbeaten 43 from 27 balls as Bangladesh were bowled out for 139 in 19.3 overs. Imrul Kayes became the first Bangladeshi player to score 50 runs in this tournament but it wasn’t enough as he fell two runs short of victory with Babar Azam (34) and Sabbir Rahman (25). Earlier, Bangladesh got off to the worst possible start in their chase when Tamim Iqbal was caught at slip by Johnson Charles for 0 in the third over. Dasun Shanaka then removed Soumya Sarkar for 9 but opener Imrul Kayes led a strong fightback with some incisive blows down the order. However, he failed to convert his 55-run innings into a bigger score, which ultimately cost Bangladesh. He was also run out by Andre Russell with 27 runs needed in four overs. Earlier, Joe Root top-scored with 58 while chasing the target of 140 against Sri Lanka on Saturday night at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. Chasing a total of 141 for victory, England got off to a steady start, but lost three quick wickets with the score on 27. Root combined with Eoin Morgan (35) for a 66-run stand and later added 63 runs for the fourth wicket with Jos Buttler (39).

After losing their first wicket in the eighth over, Joe Root and captain Eoin Morgan took the attack to the opposition. Root scored his sixth fifty off just 28 balls while skipper Morgan continued his fine form but fell short of victory by seven runs. This was England’s third consecutive loss in this World Cup after defeats against Australia and New Zealand. Earlier, Sri Lanka made 141/8 in 20 overs thanks largely to Kusal Mendis (59) and Asela Gunaratne (24 not out). Thisara Perera was the pick of the bowlers with 3/36. Sri Lanka added two runs to their overnight total but lost three wickets in four balls.

Recommendation: Back Australia at 1.33 or bigger on Bet365 for an Australia vs Sri Lanka T20 World Cup match

Bet on Australia at 1.33 or bigger on Bet365 for Wednesday’s T20 World Cup match against Sri Lanka, thanks to a great start by David Warner and Glenn Maxwell. The pair took advantage of some poor bowling from the hosts as they batted first after winning the toss. In reply, Sri Lanka lost Dinesh Chandimal early but a 65-run third wicket stand between Kusal Mendis and Lahiru Thirimanne steadied the innings. Unfortunately for Sri Lanka, they then collapsed to lose their last seven wickets for just 46 runs with Warner taking 3/22 and Maxwell claiming 2/21. That left Australia to score just 7 runs for the loss of one wicket in 1.2 overs to win by 10 wickets, which they did with ease thanks largely to Maxwell (44*) and Peter Handscomb (39*).

Recommendation: Back Australia at 2.00 or bigger on Bet365 for an Australia v Sri Lanka T20 World Cup match

Bet on Australia at 2.00 or bigger on Bet365 for Wednesday’s T20 World Cup match against Sri Lanka, thanks to a great start by David Warner and Glenn Maxwell. The pair took advantage of some poor bowling from the hosts as they batted first after winning the toss. In reply, Sri Lanka lost Dinesh Chandimal early but a 65-run third wicket stand between Kusal Mendis and Lahiru Thirimanne steadied the innings. Unfortunately for Sri Lanka, they then collapsed to lose their last seven wickets for just 46 runs with Warner taking 3/22 and Maxwell claiming 2/21. That left Australia to score just 7 runs for the loss of one wicket in 1.2 overs to win by 10 wickets, which they did with ease thanks largely to Maxwell (44*) and Peter Handscomb (39*).

Recommendation: Back Australia at 2.00 or bigger on Bet365 for an Australia v Sri Lanka T20 World Cup match