In their sixth match against Afghanistan, Sri Lanka lost the toss and went into bat for 241 runs by the bowling balls of the Afghan bowlers. Today, the Lankans lost all their wickets after playing 49 overs and 3 overs to score 241 runs against the Afghan bowling ball. Afghans need 242 runs to win.
The two Lankan openers were under pressure from the Afghan bowlers right from the start. Unable to handle the pressure, Sri Lanka lost the first wicket for just 22 runs. Dimuth Karunaratne and Kushal Mendis led the Sri Lankan team, which lost the first wicket for 22 runs. The Lankans overcame the initial shock with 67 runs from this pair. But then the Lankans lost 7 wickets for only 185 runs by the bowling balls of the Afghan bowlers. Angelo Mathews and Mahesh Theksana led the Lankan team that lost 7 wickets for 185 runs. The Lankans tried to overcome the disaster by relying on the pair’s 45 runs. However, after the departure of this pair, Sri Lanka could not score more runs. In the end Sri Lanka scored 241 runs after losing all the wickets after playing 49 overs.
The Afghan bowlers kept the two Lankan openers under pressure from the start today. As a result, the Lankans could score only 18 runs in 5 overs.
In the next over, Fazal Haque Farooqui, who got a place in the team instead of Noor, hit the Lankan camp. Dimuth Karunaratne, who scored 15 off 21 balls, was trapped lbw. At first, if the umpire Fazal Haque Farooqi did not respond to the request, Afghanistan took a review. So that the Afghans succeed. Dimuth Karunaratne’s departure broke the opening pair of Lankans for 22 runs.
Dimuth Karunaratne and Kushal Mendis formed a partnership losing the first wicket for 22 runs. The Lankans scored 40 runs in the first power play based on this pair. The Lankans were able to cope with the initial shock by relying on this pair. But this pair was broken by the departure of Pathum Nisanka for the team’s 84 runs. 67 runs came from this pair. Pathum Nisanka was deprived of his half century today for 4 runs. Pathum Nisanka, who scored 46 runs off 60 balls, was caught by Rahmanullah Gurbaz off Azmatullah Omarzai and returned to the dugout.
Kushal Mendis paired with Sadira Samaravikrama after Pathum Nisanka’s departure. Based on this pair, the Lankans took the team’s century in 21 overs. Mujeeb ur Rahman struck when the Lankans were heading towards a big collection relying on this pair. Kushal Mendis, who scored 39 runs off 50 balls by Mujbar, handed over the catch to Najibullah Zadran and went back to Sajghar. The pair of 50 runs broke on his departure. Sadira Samaravikrama also goes back to the path of Kushal Mendis. He passed away as Mujib’s second victim. Scored 36 runs off 40 balls before getting out. On his departure, the Lankans lost 4 wickets for 139 runs.
Charith Asalanka and Dhananjaya de Silva formed a partnership after losing 4 wickets for 139 runs. But this pair could not go far. The pair was broken when Dhananjaya de Silva fell victim to Rashid Khan in the team’s 167 runs. Scored 14 runs off 26 balls before getting out.
Charith Asalanka also went back the way of Dhananjaya de Silva. Charith Asalanka, who scored 22 runs off 28 balls, was caught by Rashid Khan at mid-off off Fazal Haque Farooqui and went to the pavilion.
Dushmantha Chamirao could not stay at the crease for long after Charith Asalanka’s departure. He returned after being run out after scoring only 1 run off 4 balls. On his departure, the Lankans lost 7 wickets for 185 runs.
Angelo Mathews and Mahesh Theksana led the Lankan team that lost 7 wickets for 185 runs. Sri Lanka scored 200 runs in 42 overs with 5 balls based on this pair.
But this pair was broken by the departure of Mahesh Theksana for the team’s 230 runs. 45 runs come from this pair. Mahesh Theksana, who scored 29 runs from 31 balls, went back to Sajghar after being bowled by Fazal Haque Farooqui.
Angelo Mathews also returned after Mahesh Theksana. Fazal Haque Farooq bowled a long on to Mohammad Nabi and returned. He scored 23 runs in 26 balls before getting out. In the end, Sri Lanka managed to score 241 runs after losing all the wickets after playing 49 overs. For Afghanistan, Fazal Haque Farooqui took 4 wickets, Mujeeb ur Rahman 2 wickets, Azmatullah Omarzai 1 wicket and Rashid Khan 1 wicket.