Asia Cup 2022: Gurbaz powers Afghanistan to big win over Sri Lanka

Wicketkeeper-batsman strikes 4 6s and also 3 limits in his 18-ball 40

Opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz invoked an eruptive knock to assist Afghanistan beat Sri Lanka in the opening video game of the Asia Mug on Saturday.

The 20-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman smoked 4 6s and also 3 limits in his 18-ball 40 as Afghanistan won the Team B component by a detailed margin of 8 gates and also with 59 rounds continuing to be at the Dubai International Cricket Arena.

Gurbaz’s opening up companion Hazratullah Zazai racked up an unbeaten 37 from 28 shipments with 5 limits and also a 6.

Previously, Fazalhaq Farooqi grabbed 3 gates as Afghanistan limited Sri Lanka.

The 21-year tool pacer took 3 for 11, while Mujeeb Ur Rahman and also captain Mohammad Nabi chose 2 each as Sri Lanka can just round up 105

The only intense place for Sri Lanka was Bhanuka Rajapaksa, that made a bold 38 from 29 shipments with 5 limits and also a 6, after Farooqi’s twin strikes in the very first over of the suit.

Chamika Karunaratne racked up 31 from 38 rounds with 3 limits and also a 6, while Danushka Gunathilaka made a run-a-ball 17 with 3 limits.

Afghanistan handle Bangladesh in their following suit at the Sharjah Cricket Arena on Tuesday, while Sri Lanka fulfill Bangladesh in Dubai on Thursday.

Short ratings:

Afghanistan defeated Sri Lanka by 8 gates

Sri Lanka: 105 full blast in 19.4 overs (Bhanuka Rajapaksa 38, Chamika Karunaratne 31, Danushka Gunathilaka 17; Fazalhaq Farooqi 3-11, Mohammad Nabi 2-14, Mujeeb Ur Rahman 2-24)

Afghanistan:106 -2 in 10.1 overs (Rahmanullah Gurbaz 40, Hazratullah Zazai 37 not out)

Throw: Afghanistan

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