Asia Cup 2023: Sri Lanka reaches the Super-4 round after defeating Afghanistan

srilanka vs afghanistan asia cup 2023

A thrilling match was witnessed between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. After winning the toss, Sri Lanka decided to bat first and scored 291 runs for 8 wickets in 50 overs, giving Afghanistan a target of 292 runs to win. Whereas the entire Afghanistan team was all out for 289 runs in 37.4 overs. And thus Sri Lanka won the match by 2 runs.

Kusal Mendis played a brilliant inning.

The Sri Lankan team scored 291 runs, losing 8 wickets in 50 overs. In which Kusal Mendis scored the maximum 92 runs and made an important contribution to Sri Lanka’s victory. Mendis played a brilliant inning of 92 runs in 84 balls, and he hit 6 fours and 3 sixes. Supporting him from the other end was Charith Aslanka, who contributed 36 runs in 43 balls. From Afghanistan, Gulbadin made four players his victims by giving up 60 runs in 10 overs. Rashid Khan got 2 wickets, and Mujeeb ur Rehman took 1 wicket.

Mohammad Nabi played a blistering inning of 65 runs in 32 balls.

Mohammad Nabi played a very good innings in the match between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. He scored 65 runs in 32 balls. He hit 6 fours and 5 sixes in this inning, while Afghanistan captain Hashmutullah Shahidi scored 59 runs in 66 balls with the help of 3 fours and 1 six. But the rest of Afghanistan’s players could not perform, due to which Afghanistan lost. Kasun Rajitha took the maximum four wickets for Sri Lanka. While Dunith Welegale and Dhananjay de Silva got 2-2 successes. Mahish Tikshana and Mahitha Pathirana took one wicket each.

credit: Asian Cricket Council


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