Afghanistan vs. Sri Lanka, Super 4, Highlights: On Saturday, Sri Lanka defeated Afghanistan by four wickets in their Super 4 encounter in the Asia Cup. With five balls remaining, Sri Lanka successfully completed the 176-run mark thanks to contributions from Kushal Mendis (36), Pathum Nissanka (35), Danushka Gunathilaka (33) and Bhanuka Rajapaksa (31). Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Naveen-ul-Haq each claimed two wickets for Afghanistan. Earlier, Afghanistan posted 175 for 6 after being called in to bat, with opener and wicketkeeper-batter Rahmanullah Gurbaz leading the way with a 45-ball 84 and Ibrahim Zadran adding 40. Maheesh Theekshana and Asitha Fernando each took one wicket for Sri Lanka, while Dilshan Madushanka took two. India vs Sri Lanka Highlights
Although Afghanistan managed to register a challenging score of 175/6 in the allotted 20 overs after being asked to bat first by Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka, the damage had already been done. Their star player was Rahmanullah Gurbaz, who scored 84 runs in just 45 balls. Ibrahim Zadran, who scored 40 significant runs, provided him with good support. However, Sri Lanka turned the tide in the final five overs by holding Afghanistan to 175 when at one point they appeared headed for 190 or more. particularly after hitting 100 in 12 overs.
In the opening game of the Super Fours at Sharjah, Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bowl against Afghanistan. Shanaka has decided to take the risk of batting last on this pitch, which will undoubtedly not be simple on a twisting track. In terms of team changes, Sri Lanka didn’t make any adjustments, while Afghanistan only substituted Shinwari for Omarzai in their starting eleven. Thank you for visiting our live coverage of Sri Lanka vs. Afghanistan from Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Dasun Shanka and company have a challenging job in the opening game of the Super 4 stage against high-flying Afghanistan. Bangladesh after an exciting victory over rivals Bangladesh in the group round.
To surpass Mohammad Nabi and other Afghan players who have so far played dominant cricket in the Asia Cup, Sri Lanka had to put forth a similar team effort against Bangladesh.