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Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, Match 6 Commentary, Live Updates

AFG vs SL, 2023 - ODI Live Commentary

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Scorecard
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Match Ended   
289 (37.4/50)
291/8 (50.0/50)
Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 2 runs
Right then, that is it from this absolute cliffhanger of a game where the Lankans somehow got the win and made it to the next stage while Afghanistan is out of the Asia Cup 2023 now. It is time for the Super-4 now where in the first match Pakistan will take on Bangladesh on 5th September, Wednesday at 3 pm IST (9.30 am GMT), but as you know you can join us early for all the build-up. Until then, cheers and goodbye!
Kusal Mendis is the Player of the Match. He says that he is a bit disappointed that he couldn't reach his hundred. He says that it was a great moment and their bowlers did very well as the pitch was very difficult to bowl on. He adds that Dunith Wellalage and Matheesha Pathirana bowled really well. Ends by saying they are happy to qualify.
Dasun Shanaka, the victorious captain of Sri Lanka says that it was a tough one and it was really hard to defend this total with four fielders outside the inner ring. He says that his and Dhananjaya de Silva's wickets were important but credits Maheesh Theekshana and Dunith Wellalage for taking them to 391. Mentions that the early wickets helped them but Mohammad Nabi took the game away from them. However, in the end, they got over the line and that is the most important thing for them.
Hashmatullah Shahidi the skipper of Afghanistan says that he is very disappointed about it. He says that he is proud of his team and they gave their best. He says that they are playing good cricket in the ODI format now and they played up to the mark in this game as well. He says that they had a lot of positives to carry forward from today and ends by saying they feel sorry that they couldn't qualify.
Presentation Time...
Earlier in the game, after electing to bat first, Sri Lanka despite losing their way a bit in the middle posted a good total on the board courtesy of a fine 92 from Kusal Mendis and good contributions from a few other batters as well. Gulbadin Naib was the best bowler for Afghanistan with a four-wicket haul while Rashid Khan picked up a couple of wickets and Mujeeb Ur Rahman chipped in with one as well. They gave their all while chasing it but faced a heartbreaking defeat in the end.
Credit goes to the Lankans, as they kept their nerve till the very end. Kasun Rajitha picked up a four-fer, but his over, which went for 12 runs at the very end, was a nail-biter. Dunith Wellalage picked up two crucial wickets when the Lankans really needed them. Matheesha Pathirana and Maheesh Theekshana picked up one wicket each and were the most economical of all, and in the end, Dhananjaya de Silva stepped up at the very end and picked up two tailenders when his team needed him the most and they snatched the win in the end.
Afghanistan were so close, yet so far! They were off to a shaky start and lost some quick wickets at the start. Hashmatullah Shahidi and Rahmat Shah steadied things with a good partnership but the game started to change when Mohammad Nabi joined the skipper at the crease. He smashed the fastest fifty by an Afghan player in ODIs and shifted the momentum towards them. However, he departed on 65 but Shahidi continued to make the runs. Karim Janat and Najibullah Zadran played important cameos to take them close and it was in their hands till the very last moment. They needed 16 runs of 7 balls and Rashid Khan hit three boundaries to get them nearer to qualification but in the end, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Fazalhaq Farooqi miscalculated a bit as they still had a chance to qualify after the 37.1 over mark, but ultimately they lost by 2 runs and bow out of the Asia Cup.
SRI LANKA HAVE DONE IT! It was an absolute cracker of a game, and it is the defending champions who have made it to the top four. Disappointment for the Afghans as they fought till the very end but just failed to get over the line. They were certainly unaware of the fact that they still had a chance of qualifying if they would have hit a six at the last ball.
End Of The Over 37.4 : 289/10
0 Runs
  • W37.1
  • 037.2
  • 037.3
  • W37.4
F. Farooqi
0 (3)
R. Khan
27 (16)
de Silva
1.4-0-12-2
37.4
W
Dhananjaya de Silva To Fazalhaq Farooqi OUT!
OUT! LBW! THAT IS IT! DDS HAS DONE IT! This is tossed up, full and on middle, turns away a bit, Fazalhaq Farooqi stays back to defend but plays down the wrong line to get hit on the pads. There is a huge appeal for LBW, and up goes the finger. It looks plumb but Farooqi goes for the review. UltraEdge shows no bat involved and three reds in ball tracking. SRI LANKA WIN BY 2 RUNS & QUALIFY!
37.3
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Fazalhaq Farooqi
Fligthed, full and on off, Fazalhaq Farooqi taps it towards point. It looks like Afghanistan have miscalculated a bit here.
37.2
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Fazalhaq Farooqi
A full toss, on middle, Fazalhaq Farooqi pushes it straight back to the bowler.
Fazalhaq Farooqi is the last man in
37.1
W
Dhananjaya de Silva To Mujeeb Ur Rahman OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Mujeeb Ur Rahman goes for the big shot but holes out instead but it is still not over. This floated, full and on middle, Mujeeb Ur Rahman goes for the slog but mistimes it straight into hands of Sadeera Samarawickrama at long on who makes no mistake. Afghanistan can still qualify if they get to 295 in the next three balls!
End Of The Over 37 : 289/8
12 Runs
  • 036.1
  • 036.2
  • 436.3
  • 036.4
  • 436.5
  • 436.6
R. Khan
27 (16)
Ur Rahman
0 (2)
D. Wellalage
4-0-36-2
36.6
4
Dunith Wellalage To Rashid Khan
FOUR! A streaky boundary but Afghanistan won't mind at all! Dunith Wellalage darts this one full and on leg, angling in, Rashid Khan looks to slog it away but gets an inside edge towards the fine leg fence for another boundary. Afghanistan need 3 runs in ball to qualify now but Mujeeb Ur Rahman will be on strike now.
36.5
4
Dunith Wellalage To Rashid Khan
FOUR! Another boundary! Rashid Khan is keeping Afghanistan alive! This is pushed through quicker, full and around off, Rahmat Shah advances down the track and flashes it over extra covers for four more runs.
36.4
0
Dunith Wellalage To Rashid Khan
Quicker, short and on leg, Rashid Khan tries to make room but gets cramped and misses.
36.3
4
Dunith Wellalage To Rashid Khan
FOUR! Rashid Khan finds the fence now! Dunith Wellalage lands this short and on off, Rashid Khan stays there and pulls it hard wide of deep square leg for a boundary.
36.2
0
Dunith Wellalage To Rashid Khan
Flatter, full and on off, Rashid Khan goes for the slog-sweep again, but fails to connect again.
36.1
0
Dunith Wellalage To Rashid Khan
Fires in a yorker now, on off, Rashid Khan goes down to sweep but is late to put his bat down in time and misses.
End Of The Over 36 : 277/8
12 Runs
  • 435.1
  • 135.2
  • 635.3
  • W35.4
  • 035.5
  • 1 WD35.6
  • 035.6
Ur Rahman
0 (2)
R. Khan
15 (10)
K. Rajitha
10-0-79-4
35.6
0
Kasun Rajitha To Mujeeb Ur Rahman
A good yorker to end the over, on off, Mujeeb Ur Rahman digs it out to the off side. Afghanistan need 15 runs in 7 balls and Rashid Khan everything depends on Rashid Khan now.
35.6
wd
Kasun Rajitha To Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Pitched up and way outside off this time, Mujeeb Ur Rahman fails to reach it. Wided.
35.5
0
Kasun Rajitha To Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Run out chance...missed! This is full and outside off, Mujeeb Ur Rahman jams it out towards covers and sets off for the run but is sent back, the fielder takes his time but misses his shy at the batter's end with Mujeeb nowhere near the crease.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman comes out to the middle now.
35.4
W
Kasun Rajitha To Najibullah Zadran OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Kasun Rajitha has the last laugh! This is a huge wicket for Sri Lanka and could be the turning point in this game. This is full and around middle this time, Najibullah Zadran tries to heave it away but fails to get under it fully and did not get the elevation. The ball travels in the air towards deep square leg where Dushan Hemantha (Sub) runs to his right and takes an excellent catch diving to the side. Afghanistan eight down now!
35.3
6
Kasun Rajitha To Najibullah Zadran
SIX! MASSIVE SHOT! Kasun Rajitha misses his yorker and serves a low full toss, on off, Najibullah Zadran goes down on his knees and smacks it over the wide long off fence for a biggie. Afghanistan need 16 runs in 10 balls now!
35.2
1
Kasun Rajitha To Rashid Khan
In the air...safe! This is full and around off again, Rashid Khan uses his feet to slog it away but slices it in the air. However, the ball lands safely in front of deep point. A single is taken.
35.1
4
Kasun Rajitha To Rashid Khan
FOUR! A great start to the over for Afghanistan! Kasun Rajitha serves this full and outside off, Rashid Khan moves across a bit and swats it over extra covers for a boundary.
End Of The Over 35 : 265/7
6 Runs
  • 034.1
  • 134.2
  • 134.3
  • 034.4
  • 434.5
  • 034.6
N. Zadran
17 (13)
R. Khan
10 (8)
M. Pathirana
10-0-63-1
34.6
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Najibullah Zadran
Clever bowling! Matheesha Pathirana bowls the slower bouncer now, on middle and leg, Najibullah Zadran ducks under it. He looks at the umpire but no signal of a wide.
34.5
4
Matheesha Pathirana To Najibullah Zadran
FOUR! A much-needed boundary for Afghanistan! Matheesha Pathirana misses his yorker and serves this full around off, Najibullah Zadran carves it through covers for four more runs.
34.4
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Najibullah Zadran
Another dot! This is turning out to be a great over for Sri Lanka. This is overpitched and on off, Najibullah Zadran drills it straight to mid off.
34.3
1
Matheesha Pathirana To Rashid Khan
Pitched up, on off, Rashid Khan drags it towards deep mid-wicket for just another run.
34.2
1
Matheesha Pathirana To Najibullah Zadran
On a length and on middle, Najibullah Zadran looks to heave it away but mistimes it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
34.1
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Najibullah Zadran
A precious dot! This is fuller and around leg, Najibullah Zadran clips it straight to mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 34 : 259/7
12 Runs
  • 633.1
  • 133.2
  • 2 WD33.3
  • 133.3
  • 133.4
  • 033.5
  • 133.6
N. Zadran
12 (8)
R. Khan
9 (7)
M. Theekshana
10-0-62-1
33.6
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Najibullah Zadran
Angles this one in, on middle, Najibullah Zadran dabs it towards point for one more. Afghanistan need 33 runs in 19 balls to qualify now!
33.5
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Najibullah Zadran
Quicker, short and on off, Najibullah Zadran chops it down to the off side.
33.4
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Rashid Khan
Fires this one full and on middle, Rashid Khan eases it towards long on for another run.
33.3
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Najibullah Zadran
Short and around off, Najibullah Zadran cuts it through for a run.
33.3
wd
Maheesh Theekshana To Rashid Khan
Darts this down the leg side, Rashid Khan misses his flick and Kusal Mendis behind the stumps only half-stops it. A bye is taken and it is called a wide.
33.2
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Najibullah Zadran
DROPPED! A very tough chance though! This is flatter, full and on middle, Najibullah Zadran smacks it uppishly towards the bowler where Maheesh Theekshana gets his right hand to it but parries it away. They cross! The bowler certainly saves three there.
33.1
6
Maheesh Theekshana To Najibullah Zadran
SIX! BANG! Najibullah Zadran clears the fence now! This floated, full and around off, Najibullah Zadran makes room and dispatches it over the long off fence for a biggie.
End Of The Over 33 : 247/7
9 Runs
  • 032.1
  • 032.2
  • 632.3
  • 132.4
  • 132.5
  • 1 WD32.6
  • 032.6
R. Khan
8 (6)
N. Zadran
3 (3)
M. Pathirana
9-0-57-1
32.6
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Rashid Khan
Fuller one, on off, Rashid Khan taps it to mid on. A dot to finish the over!
32.6
wd
Matheesha Pathirana To Rashid Khan
Wide! Sways it way outside off, Rashid Khan leaves it alone.
32.5
1
Matheesha Pathirana To Najibullah Zadran
On a hard length, on middle, Najibullah Zadran turns it to square leg for one.
32.4
1
Matheesha Pathirana To Rashid Khan
A low full toss, Rashid Khan taps it to covers for one.
32.3
6
Matheesha Pathirana To Rashid Khan
SIX! Up, up and over! Full and outside off, Rashid Khan hangs back and lofts it over deep extra covers for a maximum! Can Rashid Khan do it?
32.2
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Rashid Khan
Another dot! Full again, on off, Rashid Khan drills it to the fielder at mid on. Pressure on the batter now!
32.1
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Rashid Khan
Too full, wide outside off, Rashid Khan looks to play at it but misses.
End Of The Over 32 : 238/7
4 Runs
  • W31.1
  • 131.2
  • 131.3
  • 131.4
  • W31.5
  • 131.6
R. Khan
1 (1)
N. Zadran
2 (2)
D. Wellalage
3-0-24-2
31.6
1
Dunith Wellalage To Rashid Khan
Bowls it on off, Rashid Khan knocks it to mid on for one. An end to a fabulous over from Dunith Wellalage!
Rashid Khan comes out to the middle now. Can he be the hero for Afghanistan?
31.5
W
Dunith Wellalage To Hashmatullah Shahidi OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! What an over this is turning out to be for the Lankans! Lands it down leg, Hashmatullah Shahidi flicks it but mistimes his stroke. The ball carries towards backward square leg and Kasun Rajitha takes a fine catch.
31.4
1
Dunith Wellalage To Najibullah Zadran
Short and wide, Najibullah Zadran punches it to covers for one.
31.3
1
Dunith Wellalage To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Lands it down leg, Hashmatullah Shahidi flicks it to the gully region for one.
31.2
1
Dunith Wellalage To Najibullah Zadran
Touch short and on off, Zadran blocks it well.
Najibullah Zadran walks out to bat now.
31.1
W
Dunith Wellalage To Karim Janat OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! A big, big wicket in the game! Some turn and bounce, outside off, Janat looks to loft it but mistimes it completely. It lobs in the air towards Dimuth Karunaratne at cover-point who completes the catch. Janat makes his way back to the pavilion.
End Of The Over 31 : 234/5
9 Runs
  • 630.1
  • 130.2
  • 030.3
  • 230.4
  • 030.5
  • 030.6
H. Shahidi
58 (64)
K. Janat
22 (12)
M. Pathirana
8-0-48-1
30.6
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
A bouncer, on off, Shahidi looks to play at it but misses.
30.5
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Lands it on leg, Shahidi flicks it to the fielder at backward point.
30.4
2
Matheesha Pathirana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Goes fuller again, Shahidi flicks it away towards deep mid-wicket for a brace.
30.3
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
A rare dot! Too full, on off, Shahidi digs it to the fielder at point.
30.2
1
Matheesha Pathirana To Karim Janat
Too full, on leg, Janat flicks it to square leg for a single.
30.1
6
Matheesha Pathirana To Karim Janat
SIX! All the way! Too full and outside off, Janat gets low and muscles it over deep extra covers for a maximum. They need more of these!
End Of The Over 30 : 225/5
4 Runs
  • 029.1
  • 129.2
  • 029.3
  • 129.4
  • 129.5
  • 129.6
K. Janat
15 (10)
H. Shahidi
56 (60)
M. Theekshana
9-0-50-1
29.6
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Karim Janat
Bowls it on off, Janat pushes it to covers for one. Afghanistan need 67 runs in 43 balls to qualify for the Super-4!
29.5
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Too full, on leg, Shahidi looks to reverse sweep it but misses. Gets a hit on his pads. A loud appeal but the finger stays down. Theekshana refers. The replay shows that there was a bottom edge and the onfield decision stands NOT OUT! They cross.
29.4
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Karim Janat
Lands it down leg again, Janat knocks it to mid on for a single.
29.3
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Karim Janat
Too full, down leg, Janat digs it to point for a single.
29.2
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Floated, full and on leg, Hashmatullah Shahidi sweeps it towards deep sqaure leg for a single.
29.1
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Quicker, short and on leg, Hashmatullah Shahidi backs away to flick it but misses.
End Of The Over 29 : 221/5
13 Runs
  • 1 LB28.1
  • 028.2
  • 428.3
  • 128.4
  • 128.5
  • 628.6
K. Janat
13 (7)
H. Shahidi
54 (57)
K. Rajitha
9-0-67-3
28.6
6
Kasun Rajitha To Karim Janat
SIX! BOOM! Karim Janat has sent this one into the stands! Kasun Rajitha bowls this full and on middle, in the slot as well, Karim Janat gets his front foot across and smokes it way over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
28.5
1
Kasun Rajitha To Hashmatullah Shahidi
A slower one, full and on middle, Hashmatullah Shahidi forces it down the pitch where Kasun Rajitha only manages to parry it towards long on for one.
28.4
1
Kasun Rajitha To Karim Janat
Overpitched and on off, Karim Janat drills it towards long off for a single.
28.3
4
Kasun Rajitha To Karim Janat
FOUR! A much-needed boundary for Afghanistan! Kasun Rajitha serves this full and around off, Karim Janat lifts it over mid off for four runs.
28.2
0
Kasun Rajitha To Karim Janat
Fuller one and on off, Karim Janat drives it straight to short covers.
28.1
lb
Kasun Rajitha To Hashmatullah Shahidi
On a length and around leg, Hashmatullah Shahidi uses his feet to work it away but misses and the ball goes off his pads towards square leg. A leg bye is taken.
End Of The Over 28 : 208/5
5 Runs
  • 127.1
  • 127.2
  • 227.3
  • 027.4
  • 027.5
  • 127.6
H. Shahidi
53 (55)
K. Janat
2 (3)
M. Pathirana
7-0-39-1
27.6
1
Matheesha Pathirana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Back of a length and around off, Hashmatullah Shahidi cuts it towards third man for one.
27.5
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
On a length and on off, Hashmatullah Shahidi guides it straight to point.
27.4
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
A slower one now, full and on off, Hashmatullah Shahidi only manages to knock it towards short covers.
27.3
2
Matheesha Pathirana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
A full toss now, on middle, Hashmatullah Shahidi flicks it nicely wide of deep square leg where the fielder runs to his right and slides to make a good stop. Two runs taken.
27.2
1
Matheesha Pathirana To Karim Janat
A good yorker now, outside off, Karim Janat digs it out towards covers for a run.
27.1
1
Matheesha Pathirana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
FIFTY FOR SHAHIDI! A captain's knock from him when his team needed it the most but he will want to stay there till the end now. This is full and on off, Hashmatullah Shahidi pushes it towards mid off for a single.
End Of The Over 27 : 203/5
3 Runs
  • 026.1
  • 126.2
  • W26.3
  • 026.4
  • 126.5
  • 126.6
H. Shahidi
49 (50)
K. Janat
1 (2)
M. Theekshana
8-0-46-1
26.6
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Fires in a yorker now, on leg, Hashmatullah Shahidi tucks it through mid-wicket for one.
26.5
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Karim Janat
A low full toss, on leg, Karim Janat drills it towards wide long on for a single.
26.4
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Karim Janat
Quicker, short and on middle, Karim Janat clips it towards short mid-wicket.
Karim Janat is the next man in.
26.3
W
Maheesh Theekshana To Mohammad Nabi OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Maheesh Theekshana gets a major breakthrough for Sri Lanka. They needed it desperately and are happy to see the back of Mohammad Nabi. This is flatter, short and around middle, Mohammad Nabi backs away and tries to heave it away but gets a bit hurried and mistimes it in the air wide of long on where Dhananjaya de Silva runs to his right and takes a fine running catch under pressure. Nabi goes back after a brilliant knock but Afghanistan will need to finish the job without him now.
26.2
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Floated, full and on middle, Hashmatullah Shahidi sweeps it towards deep sqaure leg for a single.
26.1
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Short and on off, Hashmatullah Shahidi pushes it back to the bowler.
Drinks! Sri Lanka needed this break and will hope that this will break the momentum for Afghanistan. It is going to be an exciting end to this chase. Maheesh Theekshana to bowl after the break.
End Of The Over 26 : 200/4
14 Runs
  • 025.1
  • 025.2
  • 625.3
  • 225.4
  • 625.5
  • 025.6
M. Nabi
65 (31)
H. Shahidi
47 (47)
K. Rajitha
8-0-55-3
25.6
0
Kasun Rajitha To Mohammad Nabi
Overpitched and on off, Mohammad Nabi knocks it to the left of the bowler as Rajitha himself collects it.
25.5
6
Kasun Rajitha To Mohammad Nabi
SIX! Mohammad Nabi showing his sheer strength! Kasun Rajitha serves this full and outside off, Mohammad Nabi reaches for it and slices it in the air this time, but the ball has enough power to go over the deep point fielder for another maximum.
25.4
2
Kasun Rajitha To Mohammad Nabi
A loopy delivery, too full, outside off, Mohammad Nabi squeezes it wide of deep point and comes back for the second, the fielder throws it at the keeper's end where Kusal Mendis collects it flicks it hit the stumps, but Nabi is in. The replay confirms it as well.
25.3
6
Kasun Rajitha To Mohammad Nabi
SIX! What a response from Mohammad Nabi! Kasun Rajitha lands this short and on middle, sits up nicely for the batter, Mohammad Nabi gets into position quickly and absolutely thumps it over the deep square leg fence for a biggie.
25.2
0
Kasun Rajitha To Mohammad Nabi
Kasun Rajitha sees the batter make room and lands this short of a length, outside off, Mohammad Nabi tries to reach for it to cut it but misses.
25.1
0
Kasun Rajitha To Mohammad Nabi
A slower one, on a length and on middle, Mohammad Nabi blocks it back to the bowler where Kasun Rajitha collects it and fakes a throw at the batter's end and gives a bit of a stare to Nabi. Things are heating up here!
End Of The Over 25 : 186/4
6 Runs
  • 024.1
  • 124.2
  • 024.3
  • 424.4
  • 124.5
  • 024.6
H. Shahidi
47 (47)
M. Nabi
51 (25)
M. Pathirana
6-0-34-1
24.6
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
A good slower delivery, fuller and around off, Hashmatullah Shahidi slashes at it but misses.
24.5
1
Matheesha Pathirana To Mohammad Nabi
A good yorker now, outside off, Mohammad Nabi jams it out towards covers for one.
24.4
4
Matheesha Pathirana To Mohammad Nabi
FOUR! FIFTY FOR NABI! This is the fastest half-century for any Afghan player in ODIs and what a time to get it as well. Nabi knows that the job is not yet done and hopes to take his team over the line. Matheesha Pathirana lands this short of a length and around off, Mohammad Nabi stays there and crunches it over extra covers for a boundary.
24.3
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Mohammad Nabi
Mohammad Nabi misses out! A full toss now, on middle, Mohammad Nabi tries to slog it too hard and ends up miscuing it towards mid on.
24.2
1
Matheesha Pathirana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Overpitched and on off, Hashmatullah Shahidi drills it wide of mid off for a single.
24.1
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Fuller one and on off, Hashmatullah Shahidi drives it straight to covers, Nabi sets off for the run but is sent back and the fielder misses also misses his shy at the bowler;s end with Nabi putting in a dive to get back in.
End Of The Over 24 : 180/4
19 Runs
  • 1 WD23.1
  • 623.1
  • 123.2
  • 223.3
  • 423.4
  • 123.5
  • 423.6
M. Nabi
46 (22)
H. Shahidi
46 (44)
D. Shanaka
2-0-32-0
23.6
4
Dasun Shanaka To Mohammad Nabi
FOUR! A streaky boundary but Afghanistan won't mind at all! This is full and on middle, nips away a bit, Mohammad Nabi looks to flick but closes the face of the bat early and it goes off the leading edge just over the diving cover-point fielder for four more runs. 19 runs off the over! The momentum is shifting now.
23.5
1
Dasun Shanaka To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Back of a length and on middle, Hashmatullah Shahidi mistimes his pull towards square leg for one.
23.4
4
Dasun Shanaka To Hashmatullah Shahidi
FOUR! Hashmatullah Shahidi joins the act now! Dasun Shanaka serves a juicy full toss, on off, Hashmatullah Shahidi accepts the gift and drills it through covers for a lovely boundary.
23.3
2
Dasun Shanaka To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Short of a length and around off, slower again, Hashmatullah Shahidi cuts it wide of deep point for a couple of more runs.
23.2
1
Dasun Shanaka To Mohammad Nabi
One more slower delivery, full and on middle, Mohammad Nabi chips it towards long off for a single.
23.1
6
Dasun Shanaka To Mohammad Nabi
SIX! Up, up and away! Dasun Shanaka bowls another slower delivery, on a length and on off, Mohammad Nabi reads it early and waits for it to hammer it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
23.1
wd
Dasun Shanaka To Mohammad Nabi
Dasun Shanaka tries the slower one, on a length but way outside off, Mohammad Nabi leaves it alone. Wided.
End Of The Over 23 : 161/4
20 Runs
  • 622.1
  • 422.2
  • 1 WD22.3
  • 022.3
  • 222.4
  • 1 WD22.5
  • 1 WD22.5
  • 422.5
  • 122.6
M. Nabi
35 (19)
H. Shahidi
39 (41)
M. Pathirana
5-0-28-1
22.6
1
Matheesha Pathirana To Mohammad Nabi
20 runs off the over! This is another slower delivery, on a length and on off, Mohammad Nabi runs it down to third man for one.
22.5
4
Matheesha Pathirana To Mohammad Nabi
FOUR! Mohammad Nabi finds the fence again! Matheesha Pathirana lands this on a hard length and on off, slower too, Mohammad Nabi opens the face at the last moment and guides it towards the third man fence for four more runs.
22.5
wd
Matheesha Pathirana To Mohammad Nabi
Matheesha Pathirana loses his line again and serves this full way outside off, Mohammad Nabi offers no shot at it. Another wide.
22.5
wd
Matheesha Pathirana To Mohammad Nabi
Matheesha Pathirana goes for the bouncer now, on middle but too high, Mohammad Nabi ducks under it. It is called a wide for height.
22.4
2
Matheesha Pathirana To Mohammad Nabi
Back of a length and around off, again, Mohammad Nabi slaps it wide of sweeper covers for a brace.
22.3
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Mohammad Nabi
This is on a good length and around off, Mohammad Nabi throws his bat at it but fails to connect.
22.3
wd
Matheesha Pathirana To Mohammad Nabi
Goes fuller but way outside off, Mohammad Nabi leaves it alone. Wided.
22.2
4
Matheesha Pathirana To Mohammad Nabi
FOUR! 10 runs off the first two balls! This is short of a length and outside off again, Mohammad Nabi cuts it over point and wide of third man for a boundary now.
22.1
6
Matheesha Pathirana To Mohammad Nabi
SIX! SMASHED! Matheesha Pathirana serves this full and outside off, Mohammad Nabi slashes hard at it and slices it over the deep extra cover fence for a biggie.
End Of The Over 22 : 141/4
9 Runs
  • 021.1
  • 421.2
  • 021.3
  • 021.4
  • 421.5
  • 121.6
M. Nabi
18 (13)
H. Shahidi
39 (41)
M. Theekshana
7-0-43-0
21.6
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Mohammad Nabi
Bowls it on off, Nabi tucks it to mid-wicket for a single.
21.5
4
Maheesh Theekshana To Mohammad Nabi
FOUR! Easy pickings! Touch short and outside off, Nabi makes room for himself and slaps it over point as the ball races away.
21.4
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Mohammad Nabi
Full, angling in, Nabi drills it back towards the bowler.
21.3
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Mohammad Nabi
Lands it down leg, Nabi looks to play at it but gets cramped on his thighs.
21.2
4
Maheesh Theekshana To Mohammad Nabi
FOUR! Excellent from Nabi! Too full, outside off, Nabi picks it well and slices it over backward point for a boundary.
21.1
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Mohammad Nabi
Bowls it just outside leg, Nabi shuffles across to slog it but misses.
End Of The Over 21 : 132/4
3 Runs
  • 120.1
  • 020.2
  • 020.3
  • 020.4
  • 120.5
  • 120.6
M. Nabi
9 (7)
H. Shahidi
39 (41)
K. Rajitha
7-0-41-3
20.6
1
Kasun Rajitha To Mohammad Nabi
Lands it on leg, Nabi tucks it to mid-wicket for a quick single.
20.5
1
Kasun Rajitha To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Short and on off, Shahidi pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
20.4
0
Kasun Rajitha To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Short and on off, Shahidi looks to play an upper cut but misses.
20.3
0
Kasun Rajitha To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Another slower one, short of a length and around off, Hashmatullah Shahidi looks to upper cut it but misses.
20.2
0
Kasun Rajitha To Hashmatullah Shahidi
That was close! Bowls it just outside leg, it keeps a tad low. Shahidi shuffles across to play at it but misses. That just missed the stumps!
20.1
1
Kasun Rajitha To Mohammad Nabi
On a length and on off, Nabi guides it to deep backward point for a single.
End Of The Over 20 : 129/4
8 Runs
  • 019.1
  • 019.2
  • 119.3
  • 019.4
  • 619.5
  • 119.6
M. Nabi
7 (5)
H. Shahidi
38 (37)
D. Wellalage
2-0-20-0
19.6
1
Dunith Wellalage To Mohammad Nabi
Bowls it on off, Nabi drills it to long off for one.
19.5
6
Dunith Wellalage To Mohammad Nabi
SIX! They need more of these! Full, on off, Nabi gets low and lofts it high down the ground as the ball sails over the ropes for a maximum.
19.4
0
Dunith Wellalage To Mohammad Nabi
Lands it outside off, Nabi drives it to covers. Dot.
19.3
1
Dunith Wellalage To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Too full, on off, Shahidi knocks it to long on for one.
19.2
0
Dunith Wellalage To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Bowls it on middle, Shahidi blocks it back again.
19.1
0
Dunith Wellalage To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Full, on middle, Shahidi blocks it back.
End Of The Over 19 : 121/4
1 Runs
  • 118.1
  • 018.2
  • 018.3
  • W18.4
  • 018.5
  • 018.6
M. Nabi
0 (2)
H. Shahidi
37 (34)
K. Rajitha
6-0-38-3
18.6
0
Kasun Rajitha To Mohammad Nabi
A bouncer on the occasion, Nabi looks to pull it but misses.
18.5
0
Kasun Rajitha To Mohammad Nabi
Too full, on off, Nabi blocks it solidly.
Mohammad Nabi is the next man in.
18.4
W
Kasun Rajitha To Rahmat Shah OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! The slower ball does the trick and Rajitha gets the big fish! Bowls it on a length, pace off. Shah looks to loft it but the ball hits the upper part of his bat. It lobs straight in the hands of Pathirana at mid on who makes no mistake. The partnership is finally broken.
18.3
0
Kasun Rajitha To Rahmat Shah
Sways it outside off, Shah leaves it alone.
18.2
0
Kasun Rajitha To Rahmat Shah
A slower bouncer, Shah blocks it back.
18.1
1
Kasun Rajitha To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Lands it on leg, Shahidi flicks it uppishly towards square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 18 : 120/3
9 Runs
  • 017.1
  • 217.2
  • 417.3
  • 117.4
  • 117.5
  • 117.6
H. Shahidi
36 (33)
R. Shah
45 (37)
M. Theekshana
6-0-34-0
17.6
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Bowls it full again, this is driven towards extra covers for another single.
17.5
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Rahmat Shah
Goes fuller, on off, Shah knocks it gently towards mid on for one.
17.4
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Bowls it on off, Shahidi tucks it to mid-wicket for one.
17.3
4
Maheesh Theekshana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
FOUR! Excellently timed this by Shahidi! Lands it outside off, Shahidi picks it well and guides it through third man as the ball races away for a boundary.
17.2
2
Maheesh Theekshana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Overthrows! Bowls it to off, Shahidi taps it to covers for one. The fielder has a shy but misses as the batters collect another one. A direct hit would have been a goner though.
17.1
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Too full, outside off, Shahidi looks to play at it but misses.
End Of The Over 17 : 111/3
10 Runs
  • 116.1
  • 116.2
  • 416.3
  • 116.4
  • 216.5
  • 116.6
H. Shahidi
28 (28)
R. Shah
44 (36)
K. Rajitha
5-0-37-2
16.6
1
Kasun Rajitha To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Some extra bounce, on leg, Shah fends it to short mid-wicket for a single.
16.5
2
Kasun Rajitha To Hashmatullah Shahidi
A slower one on the occasion, Shah slaps it to deep point for a brace.
16.4
1
Kasun Rajitha To Rahmat Shah
Goes fuller this time, Shah works it to mid-wicket for a quick single.
16.3
4
Kasun Rajitha To Rahmat Shah
FOUR! Not where Shah intended! On a hard length, outside off, Shah looks to loft it but slices it over backward point as the ball races away.
16.2
1
Kasun Rajitha To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Bowls it on off, gets some extra bounce off the deck, Shahidi guides it to short third for a single.
16.1
1
Kasun Rajitha To Rahmat Shah
Errs it down leg, Shah tickles it to short fine for a single.
End Of The Over 16 : 101/3
8 Runs
  • 415.1
  • 115.2
  • 115.3
  • 015.4
  • 215.5
  • 015.6
H. Shahidi
24 (25)
R. Shah
38 (33)
M. Theekshana
5-0-25-0
15.6
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Short and wide, Shahidi punches it to the fielder at covers.
15.5
2
Maheesh Theekshana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Serves it on off, Shahidi sweeps it away towards deep square leg for a brace. Hundred up for the Afghans!
15.4
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Angles it outside off, Shahidi eases it to the fielder at backward square leg.
15.3
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Rahmat Shah
Touch short, on off, Shah punches it to covers. A misfield allows the batters to cross.
15.2
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Lands it outside off, Shahidi steers it to backward point for a single.
15.1
4
Maheesh Theekshana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
FOUR! Streaky but they all count! Full, around off, Shahidi looks to sweep it. Gets a top edge as the ball flies over the keeper head for a boundary!
End Of The Over 15 : 93/3
1 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 114.2
  • 014.3
  • 014.4
  • 014.5
  • 014.6
R. Shah
37 (32)
H. Shahidi
17 (20)
M. Pathirana
4-0-8-1
14.6
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Rahmat Shah
Bangs a bouncer, Shah offers no stroke. Ends with a dot ball.
14.5
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Rahmat Shah
On a hard length, outside off, Shah tries to drive it but gets beaten on the outside edge.
14.4
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Rahmat Shah
Sways it outside off, Shah eases it to the fielder at point.
14.3
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Rahmat Shah
Too full, outside off, Shah looks to play at it but edges it back towards the keeper.
14.2
1
Matheesha Pathirana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Short and wide, Hashmatullah pulls it to mid-wicket. An overthrow allows the batters to steal a single.
14.1
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Slings it in a slower one, just outside off, Hashmatullah puts his bat and gets a bottom edge as the ball rolls back to the keeper.
Drinks! Afghanistan are fighting hard as they know that they will need to score runs at a quick rate to give them a chance to chase it down in 37.1 overs. They will hope that these two continue batting in this way while Sri Lanka knows that one wicket here and the game will turn around again. An exciting phase of cricket awaits us.
End Of The Over 14 : 92/3
12 Runs
  • 113.1
  • 113.2
  • 213.3
  • 213.4
  • 013.5
  • 613.6
R. Shah
37 (28)
H. Shahidi
16 (18)
de Silva
1-0-12-0
13.6
6
Dhananjaya de Silva To Rahmat Shah
SIX! TOP SHOT! This is flighted and around middle, Rahmat Shah skips down the track and tonks it over the bowler;s head for a biggie.
13.5
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Rahmat Shah
Shortish and on middle, Rahmat Shah clips it towards short mid-wicket.
13.4
2
Dhananjaya de Silva To Rahmat Shah
Tossed up, full and on off, Rahmat Shah goes down and reverse-paddles it wide of short third man for a couple of runs.
13.3
2
Dhananjaya de Silva To Rahmat Shah
Floated, full and on off, Rahmat Shah drives it in the air but wide of covers for a brace.
13.2
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Short again and on middle, Hashmatullah Shahidi steps out and then adjust to force it towards long on for a run.
13.1
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Rahmat Shah
Short and on off, Rahmat Shah moves back and punches it towards long on for a single.
End Of The Over 13 : 80/3
2 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 112.2
  • 012.3
  • 112.4
  • 012.5
  • 012.6
H. Shahidi
15 (17)
R. Shah
26 (23)
M. Pathirana
3-0-7-1
12.6
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Fullish and on off, slower too, Hashmatullah Shahidi taps it towards point.
12.5
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Matheesha Pathirana bangs in a quick and sharp bouncer, on middle, Hashmatullah Shahidi ducks under it well.
12.4
1
Matheesha Pathirana To Rahmat Shah
Another yorker, outside off this time, Rahmat Shah digs it out towards cover-point for a run.
12.3
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Rahmat Shah
Nice change of pace now, this is on a length and on off, Rahmat Shah pushes it a bit uppishly but safely towards mid off.
12.2
1
Matheesha Pathirana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Right in the blockhole, on middle, Hashmatullah Shahidi digs it out through mid-wicket for a single.
12.1
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Fuller one and around of, Hashmatullah Shahidi drills it towards extra covers.
End Of The Over 12 : 78/3
13 Runs
  • 611.1
  • 111.2
  • 211.3
  • 111.4
  • 211.5
  • 111.6
H. Shahidi
14 (13)
R. Shah
25 (21)
D. Shanaka
1-0-13-0
11.6
1
Dasun Shanaka To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Overpitched and on leg, angling in, Hashmatullah Shahidi tucks it towards long for one.
11.5
2
Dasun Shanaka To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Back of a length and outside off, Hashmatullah Shahidi cuts it wide of deep backward point for two more runs.
11.4
1
Dasun Shanaka To Rahmat Shah
Pitched up, on middle, Rahmat Shah works it towards long on for a run.
11.3
2
Dasun Shanaka To Rahmat Shah
Fuller again but around leg, Rahmat Shah flicks it wide of deep square leg where Dunith Wellalage runs to his right and dives to keep it inside. Good effort! Two tuns taken!
11.2
1
Dasun Shanaka To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Fuller one and on off, Hashmatullah Shahidi drills it towards deep point for a single.
11.1
6
Dasun Shanaka To Hashmatullah Shahidi
SIX! BOOM! Hashmatullah Shahidi showing some intent now! Dasun Shanaka begins with a slower delivery, full and on middle, Hashmatullah Shahidi dances down the track and launches it over the long on fence for a biggie.
End Of The Over 11 : 65/3
7 Runs
  • 110.1
  • 010.2
  • 210.3
  • 010.4
  • 4 LB10.5
  • 010.6
R. Shah
22 (19)
H. Shahidi
4 (9)
M. Pathirana
2-0-5-1
10.6
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Rahmat Shah
A slower one now, on a length and on middle, Rahmat Shah dead-bats it down the pitch.
10.5
lb
Matheesha Pathirana To Rahmat Shah
FOUR LEG BYES! A strange boundary! This is short of a length and on middle, Rahmat Shah goes for the pull but misses and the ball goes off his back thigh and flew towards the deep point fence for four runs. That must have hurt and the physio is in to check on him now.
10.4
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Rahmat Shah
Matheesha Pathirana bangs in another quick bouncer, on off, Rahmat Shah sways away from it.
10.3
2
Matheesha Pathirana To Rahmat Shah
Pitched up and around off again, Rahmat Shah drives it towards sweeper covers for a brace.
10.2
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Rahmat Shah
Full again and around off, Rahmat Shah steers it straight to point.
10.1
1
Matheesha Pathirana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
A low full toss, on middle, Hashmatullah Shahidi drills it wide of mid off where the fielder runs to his left and slides to cut it out. A single is taken.
Powerplay 2! The fielding side can now have up to 4 players outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.
End Of The Over 10 : 58/3
6 Runs
  • 09.1
  • 19.2
  • 09.3
  • 09.4
  • 19.5
  • 49.6
R. Shah
20 (14)
H. Shahidi
3 (8)
M. Theekshana
4-0-17-0
9.6
4
Maheesh Theekshana To Rahmat Shah
FOUR! Fine shot! Maheesh Theekshana lands this short and around off, Rahmat Shah gets on top of the bounce and punches it sweetly through covers for a boundary.
9.5
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Short again and around middle, Hashmatullah Shahidi makes some room and cuts it towards backward point for a run.
9.4
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Fires this one short, on off, Hashmatullah Shahidi taps it towards backward point.
9.3
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Pushed through quicker, on middle, Hashmatullah Shahidi knocks it back to the bowler.
9.2
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Rahmat Shah
Flatter, full and on leg, Rahmat Shah flicks it uppishly but through he vacant square leg region for a single.
9.1
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Rahmat Shah
Quicker, short and on middle, Rahmat Shah blocks it out.
End Of The Over 9 : 52/3
2 Runs
  • W8.1
  • 08.2
  • 08.3
  • 08.4
  • 08.5
  • 28.6
H. Shahidi
2 (5)
R. Shah
15 (11)
M. Pathirana
1-0-2-1
8.6
2
Matheesha Pathirana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Pitched up and around leg, Hashmatullah Shahidi clips it through mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
8.5
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
A slower delivery now, full and on middle, Hashmatullah Shahidi tucks it towards mid-wicket.
8.4
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Another sharp bouncer now, on middle, Hashmatullah Shahidi sways away from it again.
8.3
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Goes fuller this time, on off, Hashmatullah Shahidi drives it towards mid off.
8.2
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Matheesha Pathirana bangs in a bouncer now, on middle, Hashmatullah Shahidi sways away and tries to upper cut it at the last moment but misses.
The skipper, Hashmatullah Shahidi is the next man in with his side in a spot of bother.
8.1
W
Matheesha Pathirana To Gulbadin Naib OUT!
OUT! LBW! Matheesha Pathirana strikes straightaway! Gulbadin Naib's short cameo comes to an end now. Pathirana begins with a good-length delivery, around middle and leg, skids through too, Gulbadin Naib is stuck in his crease and is late into his flick shot and misses to get hit on the pads. There is a huge appeal for LBW, and up goes the finger. Naib takes the review though but it looks plumb unless he has hit it. UltraEdge shows no bat involved and Ball Tracking indicates three reds. Afghanistan lose Naib and the review as well!
Matheesha Pathirana comes into the attack now.
End Of The Over 8 : 50/2
12 Runs
  • 47.1
  • 17.2
  • 07.3
  • 27.4
  • 47.5
  • 17.6
G. Naib
22 (15)
R. Shah
15 (11)
D. Wellalage
1-0-12-0
7.6
1
Dunith Wellalage To Gulbadin Naib
12 runs off the over! This is pushed through quicker, full and on middle, Gulbadin Naib lofts it on the bounce towards long on for a run.
7.5
4
Dunith Wellalage To Gulbadin Naib
FOUR! Nicely played! This is flighted, full and around middle, Gulbadin Naib clears his front leg and slogs it over mid on for another boundary.
7.4
2
Dunith Wellalage To Gulbadin Naib
A bit short and around leg, Gulbadin Naib flicks it wide of square leg for a brace.
7.3
0
Dunith Wellalage To Gulbadin Naib
Quicker, full and on middle, Gulbadin Naib blocks it out.
7.2
1
Dunith Wellalage To Rahmat Shah
Tossed up, full and on off, Rahmat Shah drives it towards long on for a single.
7.1
4
Dunith Wellalage To Rahmat Shah
FOUR! Rahmat Shah greets Dunith Wellalage with a boundary! Dunith Wellalage starts with a floated delivery, full and on off, Rahmat Shah backs away a bit and creams it through covers for a lovely boundary.
End Of The Over 7 : 38/2
9 Runs
  • 06.1
  • 06.2
  • 46.3
  • 06.4
  • 46.5
  • 16.6
R. Shah
10 (9)
G. Naib
15 (11)
K. Rajitha
4-0-27-2
6.6
1
Kasun Rajitha To Rahmat Shah
Pitched up, on middle, Rahmat Shah drills it wide of mid on where Matheesha Pathirana dives to his right to make a good stop. They cross.
6.5
4
Kasun Rajitha To Rahmat Shah
FOUR! Wonderful shot! Kasun Rajitha serves this a touch fuller and on off, Rahmat Shah leans on a bit and just caresses it through covers for the second boundary of the over.
6.4
0
Kasun Rajitha To Rahmat Shah
On a length and on middle, Rahmat Shah nudges it towards short mid-wicket.
6.3
4
Kasun Rajitha To Rahmat Shah
FOUR! Good shot! Kasun Rajitha bangs this short and around middle, Rahmat Shah gets into position quickly and pulls it hard towards the deep mid-wicket fence for a boundary.
6.2
0
Kasun Rajitha To Rahmat Shah
Full again, on middle, Rahmat Shah blocks it out towards mid on.
6.1
0
Kasun Rajitha To Rahmat Shah
Fuller one, on middle, shaping away, Rahmat Shah guides it with the outer half of the bat towards point.
End Of The Over 6 : 29/2
2 Runs
  • 05.1
  • 15.2
  • 05.3
  • 05.4
  • 15.5
  • 05.6
G. Naib
15 (11)
R. Shah
1 (3)
M. Theekshana
3-0-11-0
5.6
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Gulbadin Naib
Tossed up, full and on off, Gulbadin Naib knocks it towards mid off.
5.5
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Rahmat Shah
Darts this one full, on middle, angling in, Rahmat Shah eases it towards long on for a run.
5.4
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Rahmat Shah
Quicker, full and on leg, angling in, Rahmat Shah misses his flick to get hit on the pads.
5.3
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Rahmat Shah
Floated, full and on off, Rahmat Shah drives it towards mid off.
5.2
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Gulbadin Naib
Flatter, full and on middle, Gulbadin Naib drills it towards long on for a single.
5.1
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Gulbadin Naib
BEAUTY! This is floated, short and around middle, straightens after hitting the deck, Gulbadin Naib looks to play at it but gets beaten on the outside edge and the ball just misses the off pole as well.
Rahmat Shah comes out to the middle now.
End Of The Over 5 : 27/2
6 Runs
  • 1 WD4.1
  • 44.1
  • 14.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • W4.6
I. Zadran
7 (14)
G. Naib
14 (8)
K. Rajitha
3-0-18-2
4.6
W
Kasun Rajitha To Ibrahim Zadran OUT!
OUT! DRAGGED ON! Kasun Rajitha strikes again! The in-form Ibrahim Zadran also goes back to the hut now. Rajitha serves this one full and around off, swinging in a bit, Ibrahim Zadran goes for he big drive without any footwork and only manages to get an inside edge back onto the stumps. Afghanistan lose both their openers now!
4.5
0
Kasun Rajitha To Ibrahim Zadran
On a length and on middle, Ibrahim Zadran blocks it back to the bowler.
4.4
0
Kasun Rajitha To Ibrahim Zadran
Back of a length and around off, Ibrahim Zadran mistimes his cut towards point.
4.3
0
Kasun Rajitha To Ibrahim Zadran
This is on a good length and around off, Ibrahim Zadran leaves it alone.
4.2
1
Kasun Rajitha To Gulbadin Naib
A slower one, on a length and on middle, Gulbadin Naib pats it down to the leg side for a single.
4.1
4
Kasun Rajitha To Gulbadin Naib
FOUR! Up and over! Kasun Rajitha serves this full and outside off with no protection in the deep, Gulbadin Naib throws his bat at it and slices it over cover-point for a boundary.
4.1
wd
Kasun Rajitha To Gulbadin Naib
Fuller but down the leg side, Gulbadin Naib misses his glance. It is called a wide.
End Of The Over 4 : 21/1
3 Runs
  • 1 WD3.1
  • 03.1
  • 13.2
  • 03.3
  • 13.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
I. Zadran
7 (10)
G. Naib
9 (6)
M. Theekshana
2-0-9-0
3.6
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Ibrahim Zadran
Fires this one full again, on middle, Ibrahim Zadran finds short mid-wicket again.
3.5
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Ibrahim Zadran
Pushed through quicker, full and on middle, Ibrahim Zadran clips it to short mid-wicket.
3.4
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Gulbadin Naib
Floated, full and on leg, Gulbadin Naib flicks it through square leg for one.
3.3
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Gulbadin Naib
Darts this one full, on middle, Gulbadin Naib works it towards mid-wicket.
3.2
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Ibrahim Zadran
Shorter in length and on middle, keeps low too, Ibrahim Zadran adjusts well and tucks it towards mid-wicket where a midfield allows the single.
3.1
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Ibrahim Zadran
Quicker, short and on leg, Ibrahim Zadran misses his flick again and gets hit on the pads.
3.1
wd
Maheesh Theekshana To Ibrahim Zadran
Flatter, full but down the leg side, Ibrahim Zadran misses his flick. Wided.
End Of The Over 3 : 18/1
8 Runs
  • 02.1
  • W2.2
  • 02.3
  • 02.4
  • 42.5
  • 42.6
G. Naib
8 (4)
I. Zadran
6 (6)
K. Rajitha
2-0-12-1
2.6
4
Kasun Rajitha To Gulbadin Naib
FOUR! Two in two! This is back of a length and around middle, Gulbadin Naib this time heaves it wide of mid on for four more runs.
2.5
4
Kasun Rajitha To Gulbadin Naib
FOUR! SHOT! Gulbadin Naib gets off the mark in style! Kasun Rajitha bowls this full and on middle, Gulbadin Naib stays there and lofts it towards the long on fence where the ball hits the cushions on the bounce. After a lot of replays, the umpire signals a boundary.
2.4
0
Kasun Rajitha To Gulbadin Naib
Overpitched and around off, Gulbadin Naib drives it towards covers.
2.3
0
Kasun Rajitha To Gulbadin Naib
On a length and on middle, Gulbadin Naib clips it towards mid-wicket.
Gulbadin Naib gets a promotion and walks out to bat at number 3.
2.2
W
Kasun Rajitha To Rahmanullah Gurbaz OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Kasun Rajitha draws first blood! A big wicket for Sri Lanka as the dangerous Rahmanullah Gurbaz goes back for a low score Rajitha serves this full again and around off, shaping away this time, Rahmanullah Gurbaz looks to slash at it but only manages to get an outside edge behind where Kusal Mendis pouches it safely. A big blow for Afghanistan!
2.1
0
Kasun Rajitha To Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Fuller one and on off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz pushes it towards mid off.
End Of The Over 2 : 10/0
6 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 21.4
  • 01.5
  • 41.6
I. Zadran
6 (6)
R. Gurbaz
4 (6)
M. Theekshana
1-0-6-0
1.6
4
Maheesh Theekshana To Ibrahim Zadran
MISFIELD AND FOUR! Maheesh Theekshana lands this short and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran stays back and punches it towards cover-point where Pathum Nissanka lets it through as the ball races to the fence for a boundary.
1.5
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Ibrahim Zadran
Short again and on middle, Ibrahim Zadran pats it towards mid off.
1.4
2
Maheesh Theekshana To Ibrahim Zadran
Fires this one full and on leg, Ibrahim Zadran flicks it nicely towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs to get off the mark.
1.3
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Ibrahim Zadran
Darts in another inswinger, on middle, Ibrahim Zadran knocks it towards mid off again.
1.2
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Ibrahim Zadran
Quicker, short and on middle, drifts back in, Ibrahim Zadran pushes it towards mid off.
1.1
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Ibrahim Zadran
Maheesh Theekshana begins with a flatter delivery, full and on leg, angling in, Ibrahim Zadran misses his flick as the ball goes off his pads to the keeper where Kusal Mendis gathers it and appeals, but it is turned down.
Maheesh Theekshana to bowl from the other end.
End Of The Over 1 : 4/0
4 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 00.4
  • 40.5
  • 00.6
R. Gurbaz
4 (6)
I. Zadran
0 (0)
K. Rajitha
1-0-4-0
0.6
0
Kasun Rajitha To Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Pitched up, on middle, Rahmanullah Gurbaz tucks it towards mid-wicket.
0.5
4
Kasun Rajitha To Rahmanullah Gurbaz
FOUR! Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Afghanistan are finally underway! Kasun Rajitha lands this short again and outside off again, Rahmanullah Gurbaz accepts the width on offer and this time cuts it well past point for a boundary.
0.4
0
Kasun Rajitha To Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Dropped but a stunning effort! This is back of a length and outside off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz cuts it uppishly wide of point where the Sadeera Samarawickrama puts in a full length dive to his right and stretches his right hand but just fails to hold on to it. Gurbaz gets an early life!
0.3
0
Kasun Rajitha To Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Full again, on off, shaping in, Rahmanullah Gurbaz knocks it down the pitch.
0.2
0
Kasun Rajitha To Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Goes fuller this time, on off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz drives it straight to mid off.
0.1
0
Kasun Rajitha To Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Kasun Rajitha starts with a short-of-a-length delivery, on off, takes off a bit and shapes away, Rahmanullah Gurbaz withdraws his bat at the last moment. Good start from the bowler.
Match Info
  • Venue Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat
  • Result Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 2 runs
  • Player of the Match Kusal Mendis
  • Umpire Asif Yaqoob (PAK), Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Langton Rusere (ZIM)
  • Referee David Boon (AUS)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka 291/8 in 50.0 overs
  • Power play 3 (41-50): Sri Lanka 291/8 (59 runs, 1 wickets)
  • 8th wkt Partnership: 50 off 56 balls between D Wellalage (26) and M Theekshana (23)
  • Sri Lanka 250/7 in 44.3 overs
  • Power play 2 (11-40): Sri Lanka 232/7 (170 runs, 7 wickets)
  • D Shanaka dropped on 5 by R Khan in 39.1 overs
  • Referral 1 (37.1 ovs): AFG against de Silva (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 2, AFG: 1)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka 200/3 in 35.0 overs
  • Sri Lanka 200/3 in 35.0 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 101 off 97 balls between K Mendis (64) and C Asalanka (36)
  • K Mendis 23rd ODI fifty: 50 runs in 55 balls (5x4) (0x6)
  • Sri Lanka 150/3 in 27.3 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 50 off 47 balls between K Mendis (30) and C Asalanka (21)
  • Sri Lanka 101/3 in 19.4 overs
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka 86/3 in 16.5 overs
  • Power play 1 (1-10): Sri Lanka 62/0
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 50 balls between P Nissanka (25) and D Karunaratne (28)
  • Sri Lanka 53/0 in 8.2 overs
  • Referral 2 (29.5 ovs): SL against H Shahidi (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 1, AFG: 1)
  • H Shahidi 16th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 51 balls (3x4) (1x6)
  • Drinks: Afghanistan 201/5 in 26.3 overs
  • Afghanistan 200/4 in 25.5 overs
  • M Nabi 16th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 29 balls (6x4) (3x6)
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 50 off 29 balls between H Shahidi (4) and M Nabi (42)
  • Afghanistan 150/4 in 22.2 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 50 off 46 balls between R Shah (23) and H Shahidi (24)
  • Afghanistan 100/3 in 15.5 overs
  • Drinks: Afghanistan 92/3 in 14.0 overs
  • Power play 1 (1-10): Afghanistan 58/3
  • Referral 1 (8.1 ovs): G Naib against SL (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 2, AFG: 1)
  • Afghanistan 50/2 in 8.0 overs
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Shubman Gill IND30275.50
Kusal Mendis SL27045.00
Sadeera Samarawickrama SL21535.83
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