Sri Lankan super started by defeating Afghanistan

Sri Lankan super started by defeating Afghanistan
Sri Lankan super started by defeating Afghanistan

The opening match was not repeated this time. Sri Lanka could heal the wounds of the loss with Afghanistan to some extent.

This time they left the field with their heads held high.

Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets at the Sharjah International Cricket Stadium.

After losing the toss and batting, Afghanistan got an opening pair of 46 runs. This pair broke when Hazratullah Jazai returned with 13 runs from 16 balls. Then another opening batsman Rahmanullah Gurbaz made a partnership of 93 runs with Ibrahim Jadran.

Ibrahim scored 40 off 38 balls with 2 fours and 1 six and was dismissed by Dilshan Madusanka. Gurbaz, who played aggressively from the start, made a good collection. He conceded to Ashitha Fernando by scoring 84 runs off 45 balls with 4 fours and 6 sixes. After batting the scheduled 20 overs, the Afghans collected 175 runs, losing 6 wickets.

The Sri Lankan batsmen changed themselves with time even though they played a bit slow in the beginning. This pair broke when Kushal Mendis returned with 37 runs off 19 balls. Gunathilaka and Vanuka Rajapakse played an important role in Sri Lanka’s run chase.

Gunathilaka scored 33 runs off 20 balls and Vanuka scored 31 runs off 14 balls. Sri Lanka won easily after 5 balls.

Bangladesh Time: 0008 hours, September 04, 2022

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