Asia Cup: Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan in first Super Four clash

Chasing after a tight target of 176, Sri Lanka were well offered by their batting line-up as they overcame the line with 5 rounds to extra

Sri Lanka developed a strong batting initiative to beat Afghanistan by 4 gates in the Super 4 clash of the DP Globe Asia Mug at the Sharjah Cricket Arena on Saturday evening.

Chasing after a tight target of 176, Sri Lanka were well offered by their batting line-up as they overcame the line with 5 rounds to extra, and also caused a very first loss on Afghanistan in this competition.

While doing so, they retaliated their loss versus Mohammad Nabi’s side in the team phase of the competitors.

Sri Lanka had the wheels on in their search of the target with the openers Kusal Mendis and also Pathum NIssanka going with damaged versus the Covering bowlers. They had actually competed to 57 for no loss in the powerplay, 8 runs greater than Afghanistan had actually rounded up.

Both placed on 62 runs for the opening arch, in double-quick time, from simply 39 shipments prior to Mendis’ attempted carry out tool pacer Naveen-ul-Haq really did not rather come off and also he was believed by Ibrahim Zadran at deep midwicket.

Previously, opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz leading racked up for Afghanistan as they published 175-6

The 20-year-old wicketkeeper batsman, that made a respite when on 8, took place to fracture 84 from 45 shipments that was studded with 6 6s and also 4 limits.

Ibrahim Zadran took place to make 40 from 38 rounds with the aid of 2 limits and also a 6.

Gurbaz and also his opening up companion Hazratullah Zazai placed on 46 runs from simply 29 rounds for the very first arch.

Left-arm tool pacer Dilshan Madushanka got 2 for 37.

Afghanistan obtained 49 runs in the powerplay for the loss of an arch, that of opener Harzratullah Zazai.

Gurbaz after that introduced his fifty from simply 22 rounds with the aid of 4 6s and also 3 limits.

Gurbaz and also Zadran raised the 50-run collaboration for the 2nd arch from 44 rounds and also Afghanistan took place to touch the 100-run mark in 74 shipments.

Both after that took place to include 93 for the 2nd arch, from 64 shipments, and also the monstrous stand pertained to an end after Gurbaz leading bordered Asith Fernando and also was demolished by Wanindu Hasaranga at deep midwicket.

Gurbaz had actually previously been captured by Danushka Gunathilaka, that had actually ran in from long-off after the batsman had actually lofted a carrom sphere from off-spinner Maheesh Theekshana. Yet Gunathilaka’s foot had actually touched the border skirting while taking the catch.

Short ratings:

Sri Lanka defeated Afghanistan by 4 gates

Afghanistan 175-6 in 20 overs (Rahmanullah Gurbaz 84, Ibrahim Zadran 40, Najibullah Zadran 17, Dilshan Madushanka 2-37)

Sri Lanka 179-6 in 19.1 overs ( Kusal Mendis 36, Pathum Nissanka 35, Danushka Gunathilaka 33, Bhanuka Rajapaksa 31, Wanindu Hasaranga 16 not out, Dasun Shanaka 10, Mujeeb Ur Rahman 2-30 Naveen-ul-Haq 2-40)

Throw: Sri Lanka

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