Afghanistan defeated Sri Lanka by 7 wickets at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium. Afghanistan’s brilliant performance continues, Afghanistan won this match by setting the target of 241 runs on the second ball of 46 overs. This was Afghanistan’s third win in the 6 matches while it was Sri Lanka’s fourth defeat. With this win, Afghanistan has reached the fifth position in the points table, while with this, Sri Lanka has slipped to the sixth position in the points table. With the third win in 6 matches, Afghanistan’s points have become 6. Whereas Sri Lanka is at sixth position with 4 points with two wins.
Afghanistan vs Srilanka Highlights
Afghanistan won the toss and decided to bowl first at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, which was Successful for Afghanistan.
The Sri Lankan team came to bat after losing the toss. The start was not good. Sri Lanka lost its first wicket on the second ball of the sixth over. This wicket was taken by Farooqui of Karunaratne on the personal score of 15 runs by doing LBW.
Captain Mendis, who came to bat after Karunaratne was out, took charge of the innings and took Sri Lanka to 41 runs in the first power play with the first wicket.
Sri Lanka lost their second wicket on the first ball of the 19th over with a score of 84 runs. Nissanka’s wicket, Umarzai was caught by Gurbaz and fell down 40 runs.
After him, Samarawikrama, who came to bat, formed a partnership with Mendis handling innings. On the fourth ball of the 28th over, Sri Lanka lost its third wicket in the form of Mendis. Captain Kushal was dismissed by Mujeeb on a personal score of 39 runs.
Asalanka, who came to bat after him, played good shots but on the first ball of 30 overs, Sri Lanka lost its fourth wicket at the score of 139 runs. This wicket was taken by Mujeeb Rahman by bowling Samarawikrama to LBW.
After this, there was a continuous flurry of Sri Lankan players. After him, De Silva, who came to bat, could not do anything special. He fell victim to Rashid Khan on the personal score of 14 runs.
Sri Lanka’s innings ended at 241 runs on the third ball of the 50th over. Farooqi bowled the best for Afghanistan, he took 4 wickets for 34 runs in 10 overs, while Mujeeb and Omarzai also bowled well.
Srilanka vs Afghanistan Second Innings
The Afghanistan team came to bat after restricting Sri Lanka to 241 runs. The start of the Afghanistan team was nothing special. Afghanistan’s star batsman Rahmanullah Gurbaz fell victim to Dilshan Madhushanka with a personal score of zero runs. Afghanistan lost its first wicket on the fourth ball of the first over.
Rahmat Shah has to bat at number three. Along with Zadran, Afghanistan got a good start. Afghanistan scored 50 runs after losing one wicket in the first powerplay.
Sri Lanka took its second wicket in the form of Zadran on the fifth ball of 17 overs. Dilshan Madhushanka dismissed Zadran by getting Karnaratne caught on his personal score of 39 runs. Now Afghanistan had 73 runs for two wickets.
Afghanistan captain Shahidi, who came to bat after him, played a good partnership with Rahmat Shah and took the team to a good score. Rahmat Shah batted well and scored his third half-century of this World Cup.
Afghanistan testifies as Rahmat Shah takes third wicket. Rajitha dismissed Rahmat Shah by getting Karnaratne caught on his personal score of 62 runs.
After him, Omarzi, who came to bat, partnered with captain Shahidi to lead Afghanistan to victory. Afghanistan made a partnership of more than 100 runs on the fourth wicket, in which Amrzai scored 73 runs. He took a run on the 2nd ball of 46 overs and thus Afghanistan defeated Sri Lanka by 7 wickets.
Omarzai scored 73 runs in 63 balls with the help of six fours and three sixes. On the other hand, Captain Shahidi batted well and scored 58 runs in 74 balls with the help of two fours and one six.
Afghanistan defeated Sri Lanka by 7 wickets with 28 balls remaining. With this, Afghanistan has reached fifth place in the points table, with which Afghanistan is still expected to reach the semi-finals.
Man of the Match of Srilanka vs Afghanistan Match
Showing good bowling, Azmatullah Farooqi restricted Sri Lanka to 241 runs, which made it easier for the Afghanistan team to make a chase. With this Afghanistan defeated Sri Lanka by 7 wickets.
Azmatullah Farooqi, who took four wickets for 34 runs in 10 overs, was awarded Man of the Match.
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