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2022 , Asia Cup Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan: Match Highlights

Asia Cup 2022 : SL vs AFG -11ic

The Super Four stage in 2022 Asia Cup has started as Sri Lanka and Afghanistan battled against each other for the 2nd time to this Tournament.

A great comeback from Sri Lanka as they beat Afghanistan by 4 wickets on their 2nd match in 2022 Asia Cup Tournament last Saturday.

Sri Lanka chased down the target of 176 with five balls to spare with useful contributions from Kushal Mendis (36), Pathum Nissanka (35), Danushka Gunathilaka (33) and Bhanuka Rajapaksa (31).

While , Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Naveen-ul-Haq of Afghanistan took two wickets apiece and put in to bat, Afghanistan scored 175 for 6 with opener and wicketkeeper-batter Rahmanullah Gurbaz top-scoring with a 45-ball 84 while Ibrahim Zadran contributed 40. For Sri Lanka, Dilshan Madushanka took two wickets while Maheesh Theekshana and Asitha Fernando got one each.

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Match Highlights:

 Chasing a target of 176, Sri Lanka held their nerves to beat Afghanistan by four wickets in the Asia Cup Super 4 clash in Sharjah.

Openers Pathum Nissanka (35) and Kusal Mendis (36) gave Sri Lanka a flying start, adding 62 runs for the first wicket. However, Afghanistan spinner took control of the proceedings with Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Mohammad Nabi taking a total of three wickets between them.

However, Danushka Gunathilaka (33) and Bhanuka Rajapaksa's (31) power-hitting swung the match back in Sri Lanka's favour. Earlier, Rahmanullah Gurbaz played a counter-attacking 84 while Ibrahim Zadran also played a knock of 40 as Afghanistan went on to post a total of 175 for six in 20 overs against Sri Lanka. Rahmanullah and Ibrahim had added 93 runs for the second wicket, after the Hazratullah Zazai was dismissed for cheap.

For Sri Lanka, Dilshan Madushanka took two for 37 while Maheesh Theekshana and Asitha Fernando bagged a wicket each.

Match Info:

Match: Asia Cup 2022, Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan

Date and Time: Saturday, September 02, 2022 / 07:30 pm IST

Toss: Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field first

Umpire: Ahsan Raza (Pakistan) and Gazi Sohel (Bangladesh)

Player of the Match: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Afhganistan)

Would Sri Lanka continue their victory to win title of Asia Cup Champion ?

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