Sri Lanka’s revenge for losing the Afghans 1179838 | The voice of time

Sri Lanka’s revenge for losing the Afghans 1179838 | The voice of time
Sri Lanka’s revenge for losing the Afghans 1179838 | The voice of time

Rahmanullah Gurbaz was returning to the pavilion. It was the third over of the innings. Mahesh Thiksana picked up the ball and gave the catch to Danuska Gunathilaka at long off. This opener scored only 8 runs at that time.

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That’s when the drama started. The TV replay shows that Gunathikalar’s foot touched the boundary line while palming the ball! Gurbaz returns to the crease. Then there was a riot. Fifty off 22 balls. That is the second fastest in Afghanistan’s T20 history. Captain Mohammad Nabir holds the record for the fastest fifty played one ball less than him.

In the first match of the Asia Cup Super Four in Sharjah, Gurbaz stormed Afghanistan to 175 for 6. The score is challenging enough on slow wickets. Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets with 5 balls to spare thanks to quality spinners like Rashid Khan, Mujib-ur Rahman, Mohammad Nabid. It took the revenge of the loss in the opening match by 105 runs by 8 wickets. Kushal Mendis scored 36 off 19 balls, Gunalithaka scored 33 off 20 balls, Bhanuka scored 31 off 14 balls.

Gurbaz played an innings of 84 runs off 45 balls with 4 boundaries and 6 sixes, his second highest in T20Is. Wanindu Hasaranga’s Talubandi Gurbaz goes to kill Asitha Fernando. The other opener Hazratullah Zazai was bowled for 13 runs by Dilshan Madushankar. Ibrahim Zadran, who was holding one end, made 40 off 38 balls off Madushankar. The Sri Lankan bowlers did not bowl any wides or no balls in the life-and-death match against Bangladesh. Yesterday they made 9 wides, 1 no. Cricinfo


The article is in Bengali

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