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Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, Super 12 - Match 20 Commentary, Live Updates

AFG vs SL, 2022 - T20 Live Commentary

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Scorecard
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Match Ended   
144/8 (20.0/20)
148/4 (18.3/20)
Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 6 wickets
That's all we have from this game which saw Afghanistan getting eliminated and Sri Lanka keeping their hopes alive. However, you do not need to go too far away as England and New Zealand have arrived at The Gabba with the result of the game having massive repercussions for their group. The game is scheduled to begin at 1.30 pm IST (8 am GMT). Do switch tabs and get all the updates. Cheers!
Dasun Shanaka, the captain of Sri Lanka, says that it was a good all-around performance. He credits Dhananjaya de Silva for his superb innings. Adds that they found some consistency in this game and will look to continue that. Mentions that they do not have control over other results, but they will need to win their last game and at a healthy run rate.
Mohammad Nabi, the skipper of Afghanistan, says they were good in the powerplay but could not put pressure on the opponents and therefore could not reach a good score. Mentions that they did not bowl good lines and lengths as there were too many short balls, which allowed the batters to hit the ball. Claims that since they haven't played their last few games they have not been able to build momentum in the tournament. Says they would have liked to play more and hopefully, they can get the win in the last game.
Wanindu Hasaranga is the Player of the Match for his match figures of 4-0-13-3. He says that they had to play their best cricket in this game after the two losses and he is happy with the performance. Adds that he saw Adam Zampa bowl really well and tried to vary his pace and bowl at the wickets. Mentions that he went for some runs in Perth but he had the confidence to come back. Tells that he knows how to bowl with bigger boundaries.
Time for the presentation...
The game was set up by the Sri Lankan bowlers though as they restricted the Afghanistan batters to an under-par score in the first inning. The top four batters got off to a decent start but could not convert it to big scores and that cost them 15 or so runs. Wanindu Hasaranga was the pick of the bowlers for Sri Lanka as he claimed three wickets for a measly 13 runs in his four overs. After failing in the last two games, the Sri Lankan batters would have been nervous coming into the crease but did not really show it as they achieved the target with ease.
Afghanistan did not get much swing at the start of the inning but Mujeeb Ur Rahman took an early wicket once again. They were however unable to take wickets in quick succession which allowed their opponents to accumulate runs at a steady pace. They once again depended on their lead spinner Rashid Khan to help them out but his two wickets were not enough to win Afghanistan this game. They have not yet performed at the best of their abilities and find themselves out of the competition.
Sri Lanka did not get off to the best of starts losing Pathum Nissanka early but Dhananjaya de Silva and Kusal Mendis steadied the inning thereafter. The latter was dismissed after a decent start but Charith Asalanka and Bhanuka Rajapaksa came out to play handy supporting roles for Dhananjaya de Silva who reached an outstanding half-century. His 66 of just 42 balls guided Sri Lanka to an easy win with 9 balls to spare.
Dhananjaya de Silva has guided his team to a comprehensive victory over their Asian counterparts! This has been a comfortable win for Sri Lanka and they keep their chances of making it to the semi-finals alive with a 6-wicket win. They negotiated a tricky run chase with ease with the top order finally putting up a steady performance. Afghanistan will exit the tournament with this loss and will find themselves looking back at the two washed-out games. They have a chance to dent Australia’s hope and pick up a consolation win in their last fixture.
End Of The Over 18.3 : 148/4
6 Runs
  • 218.1
  • 018.2
  • 418.3
de Silva
66 (42)
D. Shanaka
0 (0)
F. Farooqi
3.3-1-22-0
18.3
4
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Dhananjaya de Silva
FOUR! Dhananjaya de Silva finishes things off in style! Fazalhaq Farooqi serves this full and on off, Dhananjaya de Silva stays there and smashes it over cover for a boundary. SRI LANKA WIN BY 6 WICKETS!
18.2
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Dhananjaya de Silva
This is on a yorker length and outside off, Dhananjaya de Silva slashes at it but gets an inside edge towards the keeper.
Slight Halt! This does not look good for Afghanistan as Rashid Khan is helped off the field having hurt his knee. He puts his 100% into his fielding even with his team losing and that has resulted in a calamity for his side.
18.1
2
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Dhananjaya de Silva
SCORES LEVEL! This is short and on middle, Dhananjaya de Silva pulls it wide of deep mid-wicket where Rashid Khan gives his all diving to his right to stop it. Two runs taken! However, it looks like Rashid Khan has injured himself.
The skipper Dasun Shanaka makes his way out to the middle to wrap up the inning.
End Of The Over 18 : 142/4
13 Runs
  • 317.1
  • 117.2
  • 417.3
  • 417.4
  • 117.5
  • W17.6
B. Rajapaksa
18 (14)
de Silva
60 (39)
Ur Rahman
4-0-24-2
17.6
W
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Bhanuka Rajapaksa OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Mujeeb Ur Rahman gets his second wicket, but it is too little too late for Afghanistan. This is quicker, short and on off, Bhanuka Rajapaksa tries to guide it towards third man, but plays it too fine as the ball lobs up off the arms of Gurbaz and he takes the catch running to his left.
17.5
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Dhananjaya de Silva
Tossed up, full and on middle, Dhananjaya de Silva eases it towards long on for a single.
17.4
4
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Dhananjaya de Silva
FOUR! Back-to back for DDS! Mujeeb Ur Rahman bowls this short and on middle, Dhananjaya de Silva pulls it wide of deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
17.3
4
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Dhananjaya de Silva
FOUR! Cheeky but effective! This is floated, full and on middle, Dhananjaya de Silva waits for it and scoops it over the keeper's head for a boundary.
17.2
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Short and on middle, Bhanuka Rajapaksa pulls it through square leg for a single.
17.1
3
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Dhananjaya de Silva
Overthrows! FIFTY FOR DDS! A crucial knock and at a very important time for Sri Lanka. This is short and on middle, Dhananjaya de Silva tucks it towards square leg for a run, the fielder throws at the bowler's end and hits the stumps as the ball deflects towards long on. The batters get two extra runs.
End Of The Over 17 : 129/3
8 Runs
  • 116.1
  • 416.2
  • 016.3
  • 116.4
  • 116.5
  • 116.6
de Silva
48 (35)
B. Rajapaksa
17 (12)
F. Farooqi
3-1-16-0
16.6
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Dhananjaya de Silva
Full and on off, Dhananjaya de Silva drives it towards mid off for a single. Sri Lanka need 16 runs from 18 balls now.
16.5
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
On a length and around off, Bhanuka Rajapaksa guides it towards third man for a single.
16.4
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Dhananjaya de Silva
Short of a length and on leg, slower too, Dhananjaya de Silva helps it towards fine leg for a single.
16.3
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Dhananjaya de Silva
This is on a good length and on off, angling away, Dhananjaya de Silva slashes at it but misses.
16.2
4
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Dhananjaya de Silva
FOUR! Nice shot! This is pitched up, on off, Dhananjaya de Silva thrashes it over cover for a boundary.
16.1
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Fazalhaq Farooqi bowls this short and on middle, Bhanuka Rajapaksa pulls it towards deep square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 16 : 121/3
3 Runs
  • 015.1
  • 115.2
  • 115.3
  • 015.4
  • 015.5
  • 115.6
B. Rajapaksa
15 (10)
de Silva
42 (31)
R. Khan
4-0-31-2
15.6
1
Rashid Khan To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Tossed up, full and on off, Bhanuka Rajapaksa pushes it through cover-point for a single.
15.5
0
Rashid Khan To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
BEATEN! Rashid Khan bowls the googly, short and on off, turning away, Bhanuka Rajapaksa looks to play at it but misses.
15.4
0
Rashid Khan To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
This is flatter, full and on off, turning in, Bhanuka Rajapaksa goes for the slog but misses and gets hit on the pads. There is an appeal for LBW, but turned down. Rashid Khan convinces Mohammad Nabi to take the review. UltraEdge confirms no bat involved. Ball Tracking shows wickets is umpire's call and Bhanuka Rajapaksa survives.
15.3
1
Rashid Khan To Dhananjaya de Silva
Floated, full and on middle, Dhananjaya de Silva works it through mid-wicket for a single.
15.2
1
Rashid Khan To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Tossed up, full and on leg, Bhanuka Rajapaksa drives it down to long on for a single.
15.1
0
Rashid Khan To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
A googly, on middle, turning away, Bhanuka Rajapaksa blocks it to the off side.
End Of The Over 15 : 118/3
12 Runs
  • 114.1
  • 414.2
  • 414.3
  • 114.4
  • 014.5
  • 214.6
de Silva
41 (30)
B. Rajapaksa
13 (5)
G. Naib
1-0-12-0
14.6
2
Gulbadin Naib To Dhananjaya de Silva
This is bowled on a good length and in line with the stumps, Dhananjaya de Silva flicks this to deep square leg and they run well to complete two runs.
14.5
0
Gulbadin Naib To Dhananjaya de Silva
DROPPED! Goes a fraction full this time and outside the off pole, Dhananjaya de Silva hits this back to the right of the bowler who sticks his hand out and gets a bit of the ball. He is unable to hold on though as it was a tough chance.
14.4
1
Gulbadin Naib To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Bangs this in short and outside off, Bhanuka Rajapaksa mistimes his pull into the vacant deep mid-wicket region for a single.
14.3
4
Gulbadin Naib To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries and Bhanuka Rajapaksa wants to end this in a hurry. Gulbadin Naib bowls this full and outside off, Bhanuka Rajapaksa picks the slower ball well and lofts it over mid off for four more runs.
14.2
4
Gulbadin Naib To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
FOUR! This has been tickled down fine for four runs! Gulbadin Naib goes 'round the wicket and slips this down leg side on a good length. Bhanuka Rajapaksa gets enough bat on this to work this down to fine leg for a boundary.
14.1
1
Gulbadin Naib To Dhananjaya de Silva
Gulbadin Naib bowls a slower delivery short and outside off, Dhananjaya de Silva pulls this towards deep square leg and takes one.
Gulbadin Naib comes into the attack now.
End Of The Over 14 : 106/3
7 Runs
  • 113.1
  • 013.2
  • W13.3
  • 413.4
  • 1 LB13.5
  • 113.6
de Silva
38 (27)
B. Rajapaksa
4 (2)
R. Khan
3-0-28-2
13.6
1
Rashid Khan To Dhananjaya de Silva
Flighted full and straight, Dhananjaya de Silva hits this aerially towards deep mid-wicket and takes a single to retain strike.
13.5
lb
Rashid Khan To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
This is full as well and on the pads. Bhanuka Rajapaksa misses his flick as the ball goes off his pads towards square leg for a leg bye.
13.4
4
Rashid Khan To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
FOUR! Bhanuka Rajapaksa is off the mark with a boundary! Rashid Khan bowls a quick delivery down leg side on a fuller length, Bhanuka Rajapaksa clips this down to fine leg and collects four runs for himself.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa walks out to bat now.
13.3
W
Rashid Khan To Charith Asalanka OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Rashid Khan has done it again! He gets the breakthrough Afghanistan need and Charith Asalanka will have to depart. He flights this ball full and outside the off pole, Charith Asalanka finds the ball in his hitting arc and looks to clear the long on fielder. He does not manage to connect well and Azmatullah Omarzai takes a fine catch with both hands over his head. Sri Lanka have lost their third wicket and they will be hoping there is no collapse here.
13.2
0
Rashid Khan To Charith Asalanka
Bowls this full as well and outside off, Charith Asalanka blocks the ball to the right of the bowler.
13.1
1
Rashid Khan To Dhananjaya de Silva
Rashid Khan bowls a full delivery in line with the stumps, Dhananjaya de Silva works this to deep point and takes a single. That brings up the 100 for Sri Lanka.
Rashid Khan (2-0-22-1) is back on.
End Of The Over 13 : 99/2
10 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 212.2
  • 212.3
  • 412.4
  • 112.5
  • 112.6
de Silva
36 (25)
C. Asalanka
19 (16)
A. Omarzai
2-0-17-0
12.6
1
Azmatullah Omarzai To Dhananjaya de Silva
Bangs this in short and outside off, Dhananjaya de Silva pulls this to deep square leg for a single. 10 runs have come from this over.
12.5
1
Azmatullah Omarzai To Charith Asalanka
Angles this one into the batter on a good length, Charith Asalanka taps the ball towards mid on and takes a single.
12.4
4
Azmatullah Omarzai To Charith Asalanka
FOUR! Slashed hard and Sri Lanka get a lucky boundary! Azmatullah Omarzai bowls this short and wide outside off, Charith Asalanka swings his bat at the ball and gets a thick outside edge that flies to the fine leg fence for four runs.
12.3
2
Azmatullah Omarzai To Charith Asalanka
This is full and on the pads, Charith Asalanka clips the ball to fine leg for a run. The throw from the deep hits the stumps and the batters collect an extra run on the over throw.
12.2
2
Azmatullah Omarzai To Charith Asalanka
This is bowled back of a length and outside off, Charith Asalanka pulls this ball towards deep mid-wicket and takes a brace.
12.1
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To Charith Asalanka
Azmatullah Omarzai begins the over with a good-length delivery outside the off pole, Charith Asalanka looks to cut without moving his feet and is beaten.
Azmatullah Omarzai comes back into the attack. He conceded seven runs in his first over.
End Of The Over 12 : 89/2
12 Runs
  • 111.1
  • 111.2
  • 611.3
  • 111.4
  • 111.5
  • 211.6
de Silva
35 (24)
C. Asalanka
10 (11)
M. Nabi
2-0-16-0
11.6
2
Mohammad Nabi To Dhananjaya de Silva
Flighted full and in line with the stumps, Dhananjaya de Silva shimmies down the wicket and lofts it towards deep mid-wicket for a brace.
11.5
1
Mohammad Nabi To Charith Asalanka
This is on a fuller length and outside the off stump, Charith Asalanka cuts this late to the right of short third man and takes one.
11.4
1
Mohammad Nabi To Dhananjaya de Silva
Goes short this time and on the pads, Dhananjaya de Silva tucks this to deep backward square leg and takes a single.
11.3
6
Mohammad Nabi To Dhananjaya de Silva
SIX! Dhananjaya de Silva is on the attack here after the break! Mohammad Nabi bowls this full and outside off, Dhananjaya de Silva charges down the wicket and thumps the ball over long off for biggie.
11.2
1
Mohammad Nabi To Charith Asalanka
Goes 'round the wicket to the left-hander and angles this into the pads on a fuller length, Charith Asalanka clips this to mid-wicket and takes one.
11.1
1
Mohammad Nabi To Dhananjaya de Silva
This is full and in line with the stumps, Dhananjaya de Silva punches the ball down to long on and takes a run.
End Of The Over 11 : 77/2
14 Runs
  • 110.1
  • 410.2
  • 610.3
  • 210.4
  • 010.5
  • 110.6
de Silva
25 (20)
C. Asalanka
8 (9)
R. Khan
2-0-22-1
10.6
1
Rashid Khan To Dhananjaya de Silva
Short and wide outside off, Dhananjaya de Silva slaps this to deep cover and takes a single to keep strike.
10.5
0
Rashid Khan To Dhananjaya de Silva
Flights this one full and outside off, Dhananjaya de Silva knocks this straight to mid off.
10.4
2
Rashid Khan To Dhananjaya de Silva
Goes full on the pads, Dhananjaya de Silva clips this to deep square leg and they run well to complete two.
10.3
6
Rashid Khan To Dhananjaya de Silva
SIX! This has been thumped away! Rashid Khan bowls this a fraction short and just outside off, Dhananjaya de Silva pulls this over the deep square leg boundary for a massive hit.
10.2
4
Rashid Khan To Dhananjaya de Silva
FOUR! A bit of luck for Sri Lanka and Rashid Khan has his hands on his head! He flights the ball full and outside off, Dhananjaya de Silva looks to heave but gets an inside edge down to fine leg for a boundary.
10.1
1
Rashid Khan To Charith Asalanka
Rashid Khan bowls a shortish delivery in line with the stumps, Charith Asalanka rocks back and clips this ball to square leg for a single.
DRINKS! Sri Lanka have done well to preserve their wickets and have scored at a steady pace. They have lost both their openers but have a long batting lineup as well be confident of achieving this target. Afghanistan started well with an early wicket and now the spinners will look to maintain control after the break. This is now a battle between the Sri Lankan batters and Afghanistan spinners with the one coming on top most likely to lead their team to a win. The competition is at stake for both teams and this could be a nail-biting finish. Also, Rashid Khan (1-0-9-1) to bowl after the break.
End Of The Over 10 : 63/2
4 Runs
  • 09.1
  • 19.2
  • 19.3
  • 19.4
  • 09.5
  • 19.6
C. Asalanka
7 (8)
de Silva
12 (15)
M. Nabi
1-0-4-0
9.6
1
Mohammad Nabi To Charith Asalanka
Gives this one some air, on off, Charith Asalanka miscues his cover drive towards long on for another run. Sri Lanka are 63 for two at the halfway stage.
9.5
0
Mohammad Nabi To Charith Asalanka
Slower through the air, on off, angling in, Charith Asalanka blcoks it out.
9.4
1
Mohammad Nabi To Dhananjaya de Silva
Floated, full and on off, Dhananjaya de Silva sweeps it towards deep square leg for a single.
9.3
1
Mohammad Nabi To Charith Asalanka
Darts this one fuller and on the pads, Charith Asalanka tucks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
9.2
1
Mohammad Nabi To Dhananjaya de Silva
Tossed up, full and on off, Dhananjaya de Silva chips it down to long off for a single.
9.1
0
Mohammad Nabi To Dhananjaya de Silva
Mohammad Nabi starts with a flighted delivery, on off, Dhananjaya de Silva pushes it towards cover.
Mohammad Nabi has brought himself into the attack now.
End Of The Over 9 : 59/2
7 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 18.2
  • 18.3
  • 28.4
  • 1 WD8.5
  • 18.5
  • 18.6
de Silva
10 (12)
C. Asalanka
5 (5)
A. Omarzai
1-0-7-0
8.6
1
Azmatullah Omarzai To Dhananjaya de Silva
Short again and on middle, Dhananjaya de Silva pulls it through mid-wicket for one more.
8.5
1
Azmatullah Omarzai To Charith Asalanka
Goes a bit fuller and outside off, Charith Asalanka pushes it past backward point for a single.
8.5
wd
Azmatullah Omarzai To Charith Asalanka
WIDE! Azmatullah Omarzai tries the bouncer, on middle, Charith Asalanka misses his pull shot. It is called a wide for height.
8.4
2
Azmatullah Omarzai To Charith Asalanka
Short of a length and on off, Charith Asalanka pulls it wide of deep square leg for a couple of runs.
8.3
1
Azmatullah Omarzai To Dhananjaya de Silva
Azmatullah Omarzai bowls a slower delivery, on a length and on off, Dhananjaya de Silva guides it towards third man for a single.
8.2
1
Azmatullah Omarzai To Charith Asalanka
This is short and on middle, Charith Asalanka pulls it towards deep square leg for a single.
8.1
0
Azmatullah Omarzai To Charith Asalanka
Azmatullah Omarzai starts with a fuller delivery, on off, Charith Asalanka knocks it towards point.
End Of The Over 8 : 52/2
8 Runs
  • 07.1
  • 17.2
  • 17.3
  • 07.4
  • W7.5
  • 5 WD7.6
  • 17.6
C. Asalanka
1 (1)
de Silva
8 (10)
R. Khan
1-0-8-1
7.6
1
Rashid Khan To Charith Asalanka
A googly, short and on middle, Charith Asalanka punches it towards mid off for a quick single.
7.6
wd
Rashid Khan To Charith Asalanka
FIVE WIDES! Rashid Khan bowls this quicker and down the leg, Charith Asalanka misses and Rahmanullah Gurbaz behind the stumps cannot stop it as well. The ball races towards the fine leg fence for a boundary.
Charith Asalanka makes his way out to the middle.
7.5
W
Rashid Khan To Kusal Mendis OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Rashid Khan strikes in his very first over and sends the set batter back to the hut. He tosses this up, full and on middle, Kusal Mendis goes for the sweep, but gets top edge as the ball loops up towards the forward short leg region where Rahmanullah Gurbaz calls for it and takes a dolly. Sri Lanka lose their second.
7.4
0
Rashid Khan To Kusal Mendis
BEATEN! A googly this time on off, turning in a bit, Kusal Mendis looks to drive it away but gets beaten and the ball goes just pass the stumps.
7.3
1
Rashid Khan To Dhananjaya de Silva
Flatter and around off, Dhananjaya de Silva late-cuts it towards backward point again for a run.
7.2
1
Rashid Khan To Kusal Mendis
Shorter in length and on off, Kusal Mendis pushes it towards backward point for a quick single.
7.1
0
Rashid Khan To Kusal Mendis
Rashid Khan starts with a quicker delivery, on off, turning away, Kusal Mendis leaves it alone.
End Of The Over 7 : 44/1
16 Runs
  • 16.1
  • 16.2
  • 66.3
  • 1 WD6.4
  • 26.4
  • 16.5
  • 46.6
de Silva
7 (9)
K. Mendis
24 (23)
F. Ahmad
2-0-25-0
6.6
4
Fareed Ahmad To Dhananjaya de Silva
FOUR! SMASHED! Fareed Ahmad serves this full again and around off, Dhananjaya de Silva drives it firmly past the mid off fielder for a boundary.
6.5
1
Fareed Ahmad To Kusal Mendis
On a length and on off, Kusal Mendis steers it towards third man for another run.
6.4
2
Fareed Ahmad To Kusal Mendis
Fareed Ahmad bowls this short and on middle, Kusal Mendis pulls it hard and wide of deep mid-wicket where Rashid Khan covers his ground well and dives to his left to stop it. Two runs taken!
6.4
wd
Fareed Ahmad To Kusal Mendis
A slower bouncer now, on middle, Kusal Mendis tries to upper cut it, but misses. It is called a wide for height.
6.3
6
Fareed Ahmad To Kusal Mendis
SIX! Stand and deliver! What a shot! Fareed Ahmad serves this full and on middle, Kusal Mendis stays there and smokes it over the bowler's head for a biggie.
6.2
1
Fareed Ahmad To Dhananjaya de Silva
Pulls his length back a bit, on middle, Dhananjaya de Silva waits for it and guides it towards third man for a run.
6.1
1
Fareed Ahmad To Kusal Mendis
This is full and outside off, Kusal Mendis misitmes his drive through cover for a single.
End Of The Over 6 : 28/1
5 Runs
  • 05.1
  • 25.2
  • 15.3
  • 15.4
  • 05.5
  • 15.6
K. Mendis
14 (19)
de Silva
2 (7)
Ur Rahman
3-0-11-1
5.6
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Kusal Mendis
Shortish and on leg, Kusal Mendis pulls it towards deep square leg for a run. Sri Lanka are 28 for one after the end of Powerplay.
5.5
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Kusal Mendis
Slower through the air, on off, Kusal Mendis blocks it out.
5.4
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Dhananjaya de Silva
Tossed up, full and on leg, Dhananjaya de Silva looks for the slog but gets a top edge over mid-wicket for just a single.
5.3
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Kusal Mendis
Darted full and around leg, Kusal Mendis drills it down to long on for a single.
5.2
2
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Kusal Mendis
Shorter in length and on middle, Kusal Mendis pulls it wide of deep square leg for a brace.
5.1
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Kusal Mendis
Flatter and quicker, on leg, Kusal Mendis goes for the slog-sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads.
End Of The Over 5 : 23/1
9 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 04.2
  • 44.3
  • 44.4
  • 14.5
  • 04.6
de Silva
1 (6)
K. Mendis
10 (14)
F. Ahmad
1-0-9-0
4.6
0
Fareed Ahmad To Dhananjaya de Silva
On a good length once again and outside off, Dhananjaya de Silva punches the ball towards cover.
4.5
1
Fareed Ahmad To Kusal Mendis
This is on a good length and in line with the stumps, Kusal Mendis plays this with soft hands towards mid on and they take a quick single.
4.4
4
Fareed Ahmad To Kusal Mendis
FOUR! Two boundaries in a row now! This is slightly short as well and outside off, Kusal Mendis goes for the pull shot once again but does not time this one as well. The ball still runs away into the deep mid-wicket boundary for four more runs.
4.3
4
Fareed Ahmad To Kusal Mendis
FOUR! That should release some pressure! Fareed Ahmad bangs this in short and outside off but the ball does not rise enough and sits up nicely for Kusal Mendis. This has been dispatched to the deep mid-wicket for a much-needed boundary.
4.2
0
Fareed Ahmad To Kusal Mendis
This is a touch fuller and just outside the off stump, Kusal Mendis defends this towards cover.
4.1
0
Fareed Ahmad To Kusal Mendis
Fareed Ahmad begins with a back-of-a-length delivery just outside off, Kusal Mendis misses his pull and gets hit on the hips.
Fareed Ahmad comes into the attack now.
End Of The Over 4 : 14/1
2 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 13.3
  • 13.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
de Silva
1 (5)
K. Mendis
1 (9)
Ur Rahman
2-0-6-1
3.6
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Dhananjaya de Silva
Bowls a straight delivery on a fuller length, Dhananjaya de Silva defends this back down the pitch.
3.5
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Dhananjaya de Silva
This is bowled quicker and on the pads on a fuller length, Dhananjaya de Silva blocks this to mid on.
3.4
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Kusal Mendis
This is flighted full and outside off, Kusal Mendis sweeps this to deep square leg and they take a single.
3.3
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Dhananjaya de Silva
Flights this one full and outside off, Dhananjaya de Silva knocks this to the left of the bowler who parries it to long off and they take a run finally.
3.2
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Dhananjaya de Silva
Slightly short and outside off, Dhananjaya de Silva cuts this straight to backward point.
3.1
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Dhananjaya de Silva
Mujeeb Ur Rahman bowls this full and angled into the pads, Dhananjaya de Silva taps this to the right of the bowler.
End Of The Over 3 : 12/1
0 Runs
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 02.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
K. Mendis
0 (8)
de Silva
0 (0)
F. Farooqi
2-1-8-0
2.6
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Kusal Mendis
This is full and straight! Kusal Mendis can only block this to the cover fielder and Fazalhaq Farooqi has bowled a lovely maiden to back up the wicket!
2.5
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Kusal Mendis
This is on a good length and in line with the stumps, Kusal Mendis blocks this to the right of the bowler.
2.4
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Kusal Mendis
Four dot balls in a row after the wicket! Fazalhaq Farooqi bowls a lovely delivery slightly full and outside off, Kusal Mendis plays inside the line of the ball and is beaten all ends up.
2.3
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Kusal Mendis
This is on a good length as well and outside off, Kusal Mendis blocks this towards point.
2.2
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Kusal Mendis
Back of a length and around off, Kusal Mendis pushes it towards point.
2.1
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Kusal Mendis
Fazalhaq Farooqi bowls this on a good length and just outside off, Kusal Mendis pushes at this but is beaten.
Dhananjaya de Silva walks out to bat at number 3.
End Of The Over 2 : 12/1
4 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 41.2
  • 01.3
  • 01.4
  • 01.5
  • W1.6
P. Nissanka
10 (10)
K. Mendis
0 (2)
Ur Rahman
1-0-4-1
1.6
W
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Pathum Nissanka OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! Mujeeb Ur Rahman bowls a beauty to dismiss Pathum Nissanka! He serves this in line with the off stump but the ball straightens a fraction after pitching. Pathum Nissanka looks to play for the angle and is beaten on the outside edge as the off pole is pegged back. Afghanistan have drawn first blood and all Pathum Nissanka can do is stare at the pitch.
1.5
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Pathum Nissanka
This is full as well and outside off, Pathum Nissanka blocks this towards cover.
1.4
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Pathum Nissanka
Keeps bowling straight and on a fuller length. Pathum Nissanka looks to work this leg side but gets a leading edge back down the pitch.
1.3
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Pathum Nissanka
This is full and in line with the stumps, Pathum Nissanka blocks this towards mid-wicket.
1.2
4
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Pathum Nissanka
FOUR! That is a really poor delivery from Mujeeb Ur Rahman! He serves this short and outside off, Pathum Nissanka does not miss out as he slaps this to deep point for four runs.
1.1
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Pathum Nissanka
Mujeeb Ur Rahman starts off with a fullish delivery outside off, Pathum Nissanka knocks this straight to cover.
Afghanistan going with spin now as Mujeeb Ur Rahman is ready to bowl.
End Of The Over 1 : 8/0
8 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 40.2
  • 10.3
  • 2 WD0.4
  • 10.4
  • 00.5
  • 00.6
K. Mendis
0 (2)
P. Nissanka
6 (4)
F. Farooqi
1-0-8-0
0.6
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Kusal Mendis
Bowls this on a good length and just outside off, Kusal Mendis blocks this towards the point fielder. 8 runs have come from the first over and Sri Lanka are off to a good start.
0.5
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Kusal Mendis
On a good length this time but still on the pads, Kusal Mendis is unable to beat the short fine leg fielder with a tickle off his pads.
0.4
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Pathum Nissanka
This is on the pads and a touch fuller, Pathum Nissanka clips this to the left of short fine leg and takes a single.
0.4
wd
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Kusal Mendis
WIDE! Strays down leg side on a good length, Kusal Mendis misses his flick and the keeper does not collect cleanly as well. The umpire calls wide and the run an extra run as well.
0.3
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Pathum Nissanka
Bowls this one full as well but on the pads, Pathum Nissanka clips this into the square leg region and takes a single.
0.2
4
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Pathum Nissanka
FOUR! Pathum Nissanka is off the mark in style! Fazalhaq Farooqi serves this a touch fuller and outside off, Pathum Nissanka gets forward and strokes this to deep point for a boundary. This should give Pathum Nissanka confidence.
0.1
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Pathum Nissanka
Fazalhaq Farooqi starts with a lovely delivery angled away from the batter outside off on a good length. Pathum Nissanka feels for it and is beaten.
Match Info
  • Venue The Gabba, Brisbane
  • Weather Sunny
  • Toss Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat
  • Result Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 6 wickets
  • Player of the Match Wanindu Hasaranga
  • Umpire Ahsan Raza (PAK), Rod Tucker (AUS) and Nitin Menon (IND)
  • Referee Andy Pycroft (ZIM)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Afghanistan 144/8 in 20.0 overs
  • Afghanistan 100/3 in 14.1 overs
  • Referral 1 (10.6 ovs): SL against I Zadran (LBW) Unsuccessful (AFG: 2, SL: 1)
  • Drinks: Afghanistan 68/1 in 10.0 overs
  • Afghanistan 50/1 in 7.3 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Afghanistan 42/0
  • U Ghani dropped on 10 by de Silva in 4.2 overs
  • D de Silva 3rd T20I fifty: 50 runs in 36 balls (3x4) (2x6)
  • Referral 1 (15.4 ovs): AFG against B Rajapaksa (LBW) Unsuccessful (AFG: 1, SL: 2)
  • Sri Lanka 100/2 in 13.1 overs
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka 63/2 in 10.0 overs
  • Sri Lanka 50/2 in 7.5 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Sri Lanka 28/1
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Virat Kohli IND29698.66
Max O'Dowd NED24234.57
Suryakumar Yadav IND23959.75
Jos Buttler ENG22545.00
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