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Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, 3rd Quarter Final Commentary, Live Updates

SL vs AFG, 2023 - T20 Live Commentary

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3rd Quarter Final, ZJUT Cricket Field. Hangzhou, Zhejiang , Oct 04, 2023
108 (19.1/20)
116 (18.3/20)
Afghanistan beat Sri Lanka by 8 runs
Right then, that is it from this game where Afghanistan progressed to the next round knocking the Lankans out of the tournament. However, we still have one more Quarter-final to come our way where Bangladesh will go up against Malaysia. That game will begin at 11.30 am IST (6 am GMT), but you can just switch tabs to enjoy all the build-up to that game. Cheers!
The Afghan bowlers were on top of their game with Qais Ahmad the young leg spinner picking up three important wickets for the skipper to handicap the middle-order batting lineup of Sri Lanka. Along with him, Gulbadin Naib stood up with the new ball and got rid of both the Lankan openers in the powerplay and picked up three wickets in his spell of 4 overs. In the end, it was a comfortable win by the Afghans, with Noor Ali Zadran scoring a well-played fifty in the first innings to take them to a respectable score on this wicket and then an amazing bowling performance to wrap things up, its Afghanistan who moves into the Semi Final of the Asian Games 2023.
Sri Lanka started their innings chasing down 117 runs in 20 overs. They did not start well as the openers were sent back early by the Afghan bowlers. It was then the struggle from the captain Sahan Arachchige to keep the team in the game but as it turned out, the Afghan spinners were too good for the Lankan batters. The captain scoring the most runs, 22, was the victim of a poor run out in the 14th over. The Sri Lankan lower order battled hard to get those quick singles to keep them in the game but in the end, they fell shot by 8 runs.
With that comes an end to this pendulum of a match between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan in the quarter-finals of the Asian Games 2023 where Afghanistan wins the game in a low-scoring thriller and make it to the semis.. Their bowlers have been on the top of their game defending a low score with the wicket being helpful for the bowlers.
19.1
W
Karim Janat To Nuwan Thushara OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! It is all over for Sri Lanka! Karim Janat serves this full and around leg, Nuwan Thushara goes for the slog-sweep and connects well but unfortunately for him, he hits it flat and in the air towards deep backward square leg where Nuwanidu Fernando takes a fine catch under pressure. AFGHANISTAN WIN BY 8 RUNS!
End Of The Over 19 : 108/9
6 Runs
  • 418.1
  • 018.2
  • 018.3
  • 018.4
  • 1 LB18.5
  • 118.6
N. Thushara
6 (4)
V. Viyaskanth
13 (19)
F. Ahmad
4-0-18-0
18.6
1
Fareed Ahmad To Nuwan Thushara
A full toss, on middle, Nuwan Thushara bunts it onto the ground as the bounces take it over the bowler towards long off. They cross. Sri Lanka need 9 runs in the last over with one wicket left! This is going down the wire now!
18.5
lb
Fareed Ahmad To Vijayakanth Viyaskanth
A huge appeal for LBW, but turned down! This is a really close call! Fareed Ahmad serves this full and on off, angling in, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth steps across to slog it away but misses as the ball goes off his pads towards point. A leg bye is taken. It looks like impact was just outside off there.
18.4
0
Fareed Ahmad To Vijayakanth Viyaskanth
Three dots in a row! This is full and on off, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth drills it towards short covers.
18.3
0
Fareed Ahmad To Vijayakanth Viyaskanth
Fareed Ahmad goes over the wicket and bowls this on a good length, on middle, angling in, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth pushes it back to the bowler.
18.2
0
Fareed Ahmad To Vijayakanth Viyaskanth
Fareed Ahmad nails the yorker now, on middle, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth somehow manages to get a bat on it as the ball hits the ground and loops to the keeper.
18.1
4
Fareed Ahmad To Vijayakanth Viyaskanth
FOUR! Another crucial boundary for Sri Lanka! Fareed Ahmad lands this short of a length and around leg, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth swivels and hammers it towards the deep square leg fence for four more runs. Sri Lanka need 11 runs now with one wicket remaining.
End Of The Over 18 : 102/9
7 Runs
  • 117.1
  • W17.2
  • 117.3
  • 117.4
  • 017.5
  • 417.6
N. Thushara
5 (3)
V. Viyaskanth
9 (14)
G. Naib
4-0-28-3
17.6
4
Gulbadin Naib To Nuwan Thushara
FOUR! A much-needed boundary for Sri Lanka! Gulbadin Naib serves this full and on off, Nuwan Thushara has a hoick across the line and it goes off the top edge over mid off for a boundary.
17.5
0
Gulbadin Naib To Nuwan Thushara
Short of a length and outside off, Nuwan Thushara looks to cut it away but fails to connect.
17.4
1
Gulbadin Naib To Vijayakanth Viyaskanth
On a length and on middle, slower too, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth works it towards deep square leg for another run.
17.3
1
Gulbadin Naib To Nuwan Thushara
Full and on off, Nuwan Thushara drives it through covers for a run.
17.2
W
Gulbadin Naib To Nimesh Vimukthi OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Another one bites the dust! Gulbadin Naib gets his third wicket now! He bowls this full and around off, Nimesh Vimukthi backs away and tries to clear mid off but only manages to slice it in the air wide of mid off where Qais Ahmad runs to right and completes a fine catch. Afghanistan one wicket away from the win here!
17.1
1
Gulbadin Naib To Vijayakanth Viyaskanth
A slower one, on a length and on middle, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth clips it wide of short fine leg for a single.
End Of The Over 17 : 95/8
4 Runs
  • 016.1
  • 216.2
  • 016.3
  • 116.4
  • 1 B16.5
  • 016.6
N. Vimukthi
6 (11)
V. Viyaskanth
7 (12)
Q. Ahmad
4-0-16-3
16.6
0
Qais Ahmad To Nimesh Vimukthi
Flighted, full and on off, Nimesh Vimukthi taps it towards covers. Sri Lanka need 22 runs in 18 balls now.
16.5
b
Qais Ahmad To Vijayakanth Viyaskanth
Just wide! This is short and on middle, turns away, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth looks to guide it away but misses on the outside edge as the ball goes off the forearm of the keeper just wide of the first slip. They cross for a bye.
16.4
1
Qais Ahmad To Nimesh Vimukthi
Short again and outside off, Nimesh Vimukthi cuts it towards deep point for a single.
16.3
0
Qais Ahmad To Nimesh Vimukthi
Flatter, short and on middle, turns in, Nimesh Vimukthi looks to play at it but misses and gets hit on the pads again.
16.2
2
Qais Ahmad To Nimesh Vimukthi
In the air..safe! This is tossed up, full and on off, Nimesh Vimukthi goes for the slog but miscues it in the air well wide of long off. Two runs taken.
16.1
0
Qais Ahmad To Nimesh Vimukthi
Quicker, short and around leg, Nimesh Vimukthi misses his flick and gets hit on the pads as the ball goes nowhere.
End Of The Over 16 : 91/8
7 Runs
  • 115.1
  • 115.2
  • 115.3
  • 115.4
  • 115.5
  • 1 WD15.6
  • 115.6
N. Vimukthi
3 (6)
V. Viyaskanth
7 (11)
K. Janat
1-0-7-0
15.6
1
Karim Janat To Nimesh Vimukthi
Back of a length and on fof, Nimesh Vimukthi pats it down to the off side and gets across for another quick run.
15.6
wd
Karim Janat To Nimesh Vimukthi
Full and outside off, way outside off, Nimesh Vimukthi throws his bat at it but misses. Wided.
15.5
1
Karim Janat To Vijayakanth Viyaskanth
On a length and on off, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth pushes it towards cover-point for one.
15.4
1
Karim Janat To Nimesh Vimukthi
Short of a length and on middle, Nimesh Vimukthi mistimes his pull towards long on for a another run.
15.3
1
Karim Janat To Vijayakanth Viyaskanth
Full and on off, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth drills it towards mid off and sets off foe the run, the fielder hits the stumps at the bowler's end and Afghanistan players think that it is out. However, after a lot of replays it is confirmed that Vijayakanth Viyaskanth dragged his bat in when the bails were dislodged and he is safe.
15.2
1
Karim Janat To Nimesh Vimukthi
Back of a length and on off, Nimesh Vimukthi stabs it towards cover-point and scampers across for a run.
15.1
1
Karim Janat To Vijayakanth Viyaskanth
Full and on middle, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
End Of The Over 15 : 84/8
2 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 114.2
  • W14.3
  • 014.4
  • 014.5
  • 014.6
N. Vimukthi
0 (3)
V. Viyaskanth
4 (8)
F. Ahmad
3-0-13-0
14.6
0
Fareed Ahmad To Nimesh Vimukthi
Length again, on middle, angling in, Nimesh Vimukthi blocks it down the pitch.
14.5
0
Fareed Ahmad To Nimesh Vimukthi
On a length and around off, Nimesh Vimukthi steers it towards backward point.
14.4
0
Fareed Ahmad To Nimesh Vimukthi
Pitched up and on middle, Nimesh Vimukthi knocks it towards mid off.
Nimesh Vimukthi is the new batter in.
14.3
W
Fareed Ahmad To Sahan Arachchige OUT!
OUT! RUN OUT! What a blunder. Sahan Arachchige pushes the ball into the mid-wicket gap and is eager to take a run where his partner after he reaches half way, sends him back, and it's too late as the ball is thrown back to Mohammad Shahzad at the batting end who uproots the wicket and the set batter Sahan Arachchige has to walk back. Sri Lanka is in deep trouble.
14.2
1
Fareed Ahmad To Vijayakanth Viyaskanth
Just short again on the off stump. Vijayakanth Viyaskanth plays it late to point and runs a risky single.
14.1
0
Fareed Ahmad To Vijayakanth Viyaskanth
Bowls a short ball outside the off stump. The batter looks to cut the ball but gets beaten in the process.
End Of The Over 14 : 82/7
3 Runs
  • 013.1
  • 013.2
  • 013.3
  • 113.4
  • 113.5
  • 113.6
V. Viyaskanth
3 (6)
S. Arachchige
21 (28)
Z. Khan
4-0-16-1
13.6
1
Zahir Khan To Vijayakanth Viyaskanth
Short ball at the batter, flicked away towards short fine leg for a single.
13.5
1
Zahir Khan To Sahan Arachchige
Tossed up outside the off stump. Sahan Arachchige plays the cover drive to sweepers for a single.
13.4
1
Zahir Khan To Vijayakanth Viyaskanth
Short ball outside the off stump. Vijayakanth Viyaskanth pulls it to long on for a single.
13.3
0
Zahir Khan To Vijayakanth Viyaskanth
Googly from outside the leg stump again. Vijayakanth Viyaskanth looks to flick the ball but gets hit on the pads again.
13.2
0
Zahir Khan To Vijayakanth Viyaskanth
Pitched outside the leg stump, hits the pads of Vijayakanth Viyaskanth. The umpire says not out on the appeal.
13.1
0
Zahir Khan To Vijayakanth Viyaskanth
Short ball outside the off stump. Blocked well by the batter using the crease towards point.
End Of The Over 13 : 79/7
4 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 112.2
  • 112.3
  • 112.4
  • W12.5
  • 112.6
V. Viyaskanth
1 (1)
S. Arachchige
20 (27)
Q. Ahmad
3-0-13-3
12.6
1
Qais Ahmad To Vijayakanth Viyaskanth
tossed up outside the off stump. Vijayakanth Viyaskanth pushes the ball towards long off and runs a single off the last ball.
Vijayakanth Viyaskanth comes out to the middle now.
12.5
W
Qais Ahmad To Lahiru Samarakoon OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Extra bounce from the wicket doing it for Afghanistan. Qais Ahmad pitches it short at the stumps. Lahiru Samarakoon goes back and could only manage to get a glove on the ball. The ball goes up in the air and Mohammad Shahzad completes the catch.
12.4
1
Qais Ahmad To Sahan Arachchige
Just short on the off stump, with some extra bounce. Sahan Arachchige looks to block the ball gets a glove towards short third man and the batters take a single.
12.3
1
Qais Ahmad To Lahiru Samarakoon
Short and wide again, played late towards third man for a single.
12.2
1
Qais Ahmad To Sahan Arachchige
Short and wide, tapped away to third man for a single.
12.1
0
Qais Ahmad To Sahan Arachchige
Tossed up on the off stump. Sahan Arachchige blocks it off the front foot.
End Of The Over 12 : 75/6
3 Runs
  • 011.1
  • 011.2
  • 111.3
  • W11.4
  • 1 LB11.5
  • 111.6
S. Arachchige
18 (24)
L. Samarakoon
0 (1)
Z. Khan
3-0-13-1
11.6
1
Zahir Khan To Sahan Arachchige
Short and wide, cut away towards sweepers for a single.
11.5
lb
Zahir Khan To Lahiru Samarakoon
Pitched up outside the leg stump. Lahiru Samarakoon looks to play the front foot defence but gets a hit on the pads and batters run a quick single from the mid-wicket area.
Lahiru Samarakoon walks out to bat now.
11.4
W
Zahir Khan To Ravindu Fernando OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Tossed up ball outside the off stump this time and Ravindu Fernando looks to play the cover drive, only manages to hit it in the air straight to Qais Ahmad standing at covers who takes a wonderful one-handed catch jumping up from his ground.
11.3
1
Zahir Khan To Sahan Arachchige
Tossed up at the stumps again. Sahan Arachchige flicks the ball towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
11.2
0
Zahir Khan To Sahan Arachchige
Pitched up at the stumps. Sahan Arachchige pushes the ball back to the bowler.
11.1
0
Zahir Khan To Sahan Arachchige
Tossed up outside off. The batter looks to play it late but gets beaten.
End Of The Over 11 : 72/5
7 Runs
  • 110.1
  • 010.2
  • 410.3
  • 110.4
  • 110.5
  • 010.6
R. Fernando
9 (9)
S. Arachchige
16 (20)
Q. Ahmad
2-0-9-2
10.6
0
Qais Ahmad To Ravindu Fernando
Short and wide, cut hard but straight to point.
10.5
1
Qais Ahmad To Sahan Arachchige
Tossed up outside the off stump. Sahan Arachchige pushes the ball in the covers gap for a single.
10.4
1
Qais Ahmad To Ravindu Fernando
Short ball at the batter. Ravindu Fernando flicks the ball towards mid-wicket for a single.
10.3
4
Qais Ahmad To Ravindu Fernando
FOUR! Lucky for Sri Lanka and Ravindu Fernando. Short batt outside the off stump. Ravindu Fernando gets a thick outside edge that takes the ball to the third man boundary for 4 runs.
10.2
0
Qais Ahmad To Ravindu Fernando
Pitched up outside the off stump, turning away. the batter gets beaten with the turn.
10.1
1
Qais Ahmad To Sahan Arachchige
Short ball at the stumps. Sahan Arachchige taps it towards point and runs a single.
DRINKS! Sri Lanka were cruising in this run chase but lost a couple of wickets in quick succession which made this game interesting. The Lankans are still favourites to get over the line but we have seen extraordinary things happen in cricket and Afghanistan will hope for something special here. An exciting second phase of this chase awaits us.
End Of The Over 10 : 65/5
4 Runs
  • 09.1
  • 09.2
  • 19.3
  • 09.4
  • 19.5
  • 29.6
R. Fernando
4 (5)
S. Arachchige
14 (18)
Z. Khan
2-0-11-0
9.6
2
Zahir Khan To Ravindu Fernando
Short and around off, Ravindu Fernando punches it towards sweeper covers for a brace.
9.5
1
Zahir Khan To Sahan Arachchige
A bit short and on middle, Sahan Arachchige clips it through backward square leg for one.
9.4
0
Zahir Khan To Sahan Arachchige
Shortish and on off, Sahan Arachchige keeps it out to the off side.
9.3
1
Zahir Khan To Ravindu Fernando
Flatter, full and on middle, Ravindu Fernando flicks it through square leg for a singl.
9.2
0
Zahir Khan To Ravindu Fernando
BEATEN! This is tossed up, full and on off, turns away, Ravindu Fernando stays back to defend but gets beaten on the outside edge.
9.1
0
Zahir Khan To Ravindu Fernando
Flatter, short and around off, angling further away, Ravindu Fernando tries to reach for it but misses.
End Of The Over 9 : 61/5
2 Runs
  • 18.1
  • W8.2
  • 08.3
  • 08.4
  • W8.5
  • 18.6
R. Fernando
1 (1)
S. Arachchige
13 (16)
Q. Ahmad
1-0-2-2
8.6
1
Qais Ahmad To Ravindu Fernando
Flighted, full and on off, Ravindu Fernando taps it towards covers for a single.
Ravindu Fernando is the next batter in for Sri Lanka.
8.5
W
Qais Ahmad To Lahiru Udara OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! Qais Ahmad with the double blow! He fires in another yorker, on middle, Lahiru Udara fails to pick up the length and goes for the sweep but misses it completely as the ball goes through to shatter the stumps. Sri Lanka lose half their side now and this could be the turning point in this game.
8.4
0
Qais Ahmad To Lahiru Udara
Tossed up, full and on middle, Lahiru Udara blocks it out.
8.3
0
Qais Ahmad To Lahiru Udara
DROPPED! A huge chance goes begging! This is floated, full and on middle, Lahiru Udara slogs it uppishly towards short mid-wicket where the fielder spills it out.
Lahiru Udara is the new batter in for Sri Lanka.
8.2
W
Qais Ahmad To Ashen Bandara OUT!
OUT! DRAGGED ON! Qais Ahmad gets a huge wicket now! He fires this one full and around off, Ashen Bandara backs away and tries to drill it away but gets an inside edge back onto the stumps. Sri Lanka four down now!
8.1
1
Qais Ahmad To Sahan Arachchige
Tossed up, full and on middle, Sahan Arachchige lofts it on the bounce towards deep mid-wicket for a single. The fielder could have gone for the catch and the bowler is not happy with the effort.
End Of The Over 8 : 59/3
7 Runs
  • 07.1
  • 07.2
  • 17.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • 67.6
A. Bandara
13 (8)
S. Arachchige
12 (15)
Z. Khan
1-0-7-0
7.6
6
Zahir Khan To Ashen Bandara
SIX! Up, up and away! This is tossed up, full and on middle, in the slot as well, Ashen Bandara clears his front leg away and smokes it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
7.5
0
Zahir Khan To Ashen Bandara
Slower through the air, on off, turns away, Ashen Bandara steers it towards short third man again.
7.4
0
Zahir Khan To Ashen Bandara
Another short delivery, on off, Ashen Bandara pats it down towards short third man.
7.3
1
Zahir Khan To Sahan Arachchige
Short again and outside off, Sahan Arachchige cuts it towards deep point for a single.
7.2
0
Zahir Khan To Sahan Arachchige
Flatter, short and on off this time, turns away, Sahan Arachchige has a poke at it but gets beaten on the outside edge.
7.1
0
Zahir Khan To Sahan Arachchige
Floated, short and on middle, turns in sharply, Sahan Arachchige looks to work it away but misses and gets hit high on the pads.
End Of The Over 7 : 52/3
16 Runs
  • 66.1
  • 2 WD6.2
  • 16.2
  • 16.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 66.6
A. Bandara
7 (5)
S. Arachchige
11 (12)
S. Ashraf
2-0-20-1
6.6
6
Sharafuddin Ashraf To Ashen Bandara
SIX! That's huge over deep mid-wicket. Ashen Bandara takes the front leg out of the way to a ball pitched up on the leg stump and hammers it way over the deep mid-wicket fielder for a massive six to end the over.
6.5
0
Sharafuddin Ashraf To Ashen Bandara
Pitched short at the stumps. Ashen Bandara blocks it off the crease.
6.4
0
Sharafuddin Ashraf To Ashen Bandara
Just short at the stumps. Ashen Bandara flicks it late to short fine leg but could not get a single.
6.3
1
Sharafuddin Ashraf To Sahan Arachchige
Short outside the off stump. Ashen Bandara plays it late to short third man for a single.
6.2
1
Sharafuddin Ashraf To Ashen Bandara
Short outside the off stump. Ashen Bandara plays it late to short third man for a single.
6.2
wd
Sharafuddin Ashraf To Sahan Arachchige
2 Wides! Pitched on the stumps, the ball turns away from the left hander and is missed by the wicket keeper as well. The batters picks up an extra run.
6.1
6
Sharafuddin Ashraf To Sahan Arachchige
SIX! What a shot! Pitched slightly up at the off stump and Sahan Arachchige launches the slog sweep over deep square leg for a huge six.
End Of The Over 6 : 36/3
1 Runs
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 05.3
  • 15.4
  • W5.5
  • 05.6
A. Bandara
0 (1)
S. Arachchige
4 (10)
G. Naib
3-0-21-2
5.6
0
Gulbadin Naib To Ashen Bandara
Pitched up outside the off stump. Ashen Bandara looks to play the cover drive, gets an inside edge towards the wicket keeper.
Ashen Bandara is the next man in.
5.5
W
Gulbadin Naib To Nuwanidu Fernando OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Pitched up at the off stump with no swing at all. Nuwanidu Fernando looking to go over the top of covers mistimes the ball straight up in the air and Karim Janat takes an easy catch standing at the edge of the circle at mid off. Second wicket down for Sri Lanka.
5.4
1
Gulbadin Naib To Sahan Arachchige
Just short at the batter. Sahan Arachchige tucks the ball to the right of mid-wicket and runs a quick single.
5.3
0
Gulbadin Naib To Sahan Arachchige
Hits the good length from around the wicket. Sahan Arachchige plays the back foot defence to covers.
5.2
0
Gulbadin Naib To Sahan Arachchige
Just short at the stumps. Sahan Arachchige goes back and plays a defence.
5.1
0
Gulbadin Naib To Sahan Arachchige
Pitched up at the stumps with no swing to be seen. Sahan Arachchige blocks it off the front foot back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 5 : 35/2
3 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 14.2
  • 14.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • 14.6
S. Arachchige
3 (6)
N. Fernando
5 (7)
F. Ahmad
2-0-11-0
4.6
1
Fareed Ahmad To Sahan Arachchige
just short on the off stump. Sahan Arachchige taps it on the crease and runs a quick single from the bowler.
4.5
0
Fareed Ahmad To Sahan Arachchige
Just short at the batter from over the wicket angle. Sahan Arachchige watchfully blocks it from the crease back to the bowler.
4.4
0
Fareed Ahmad To Sahan Arachchige
Good length again outside the off stump. Sahan Arachchige gets beaten while looking to cut the ball.
4.3
1
Fareed Ahmad To Nuwanidu Fernando
Good length ball at the off stump. Nuwanidu Fernando taps it towards point for a quick single.
4.2
1
Fareed Ahmad To Sahan Arachchige
Short again outside the off stump. Sahan Arachchige plays at it late to third man for a single.
4.1
0
Fareed Ahmad To Sahan Arachchige
good short ball at the batter. Sahan Arachchige blocks it well from the crease.
End Of The Over 4 : 32/2
9 Runs
  • 43.1
  • 43.2
  • W3.3
  • 13.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
N. Fernando
4 (6)
S. Arachchige
1 (1)
G. Naib
2-0-20-1
3.6
0
Gulbadin Naib To Nuwanidu Fernando
Pitched up at the stumps. Nuwanidu Fernando flicks it straight to mid-wicket.
3.5
0
Gulbadin Naib To Nuwanidu Fernando
What a ball, pitching on the off stump and moving away from the batter. Nuwanidu Fernando gets beaten all ends up.
3.4
1
Gulbadin Naib To Sahan Arachchige
just short outside off stump. Played late towards third man for a single.
Sahan Arachchige comes out to the middle now.
3.3
W
Gulbadin Naib To Shevon Daniel OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Gulbadin Naib has the last laugh here! Shevon Daniel goes back after a nice little cameo. Naib lands this back of a length and outside off, Shevon Daniel looks to cut it away but does so uppishly and straight into the hands of Qais Ahmad at point who makes no mistake. Sri Lanka lose their second wicket now!
3.2
4
Gulbadin Naib To Shevon Daniel
FOUR! Two in two! This is full again and around off, Shevon Daniel leans on a bit and drills it wide of mid off for four more runs.
3.1
4
Gulbadin Naib To Shevon Daniel
FOUR! What a shot! Gulbadin Naib serves this full and around off, Shevon Daniel takes a couple of steps forward and crunches it through covers for a boundary.
End Of The Over 3 : 23/1
4 Runs
  • 02.1
  • W2.2
  • 02.3
  • 02.4
  • 42.5
  • 02.6
N. Fernando
4 (4)
S. Daniel
1 (3)
S. Ashraf
1-0-4-1
2.6
0
Sharafuddin Ashraf To Nuwanidu Fernando
Flighted, full and on middle, Nuwanidu Fernando defends it on the front foot.
2.5
4
Sharafuddin Ashraf To Nuwanidu Fernando
FOUR! Nuwanidu Fernando gets off the mark in style! Sharafuddin Ashraf lands this short again and around off, Nuwanidu Fernando moves back a bit and carves it through covers for a boundary.
2.4
0
Sharafuddin Ashraf To Nuwanidu Fernando
Tossed up, full and on off, Nuwanidu Fernando blocks it out.
2.3
0
Sharafuddin Ashraf To Nuwanidu Fernando
Short again, on off, Nuwanidu Fernando taps it towards cover-point.
Who will walk out now?
2.2
W
Sharafuddin Ashraf To Lasith Croospulle OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Sharafuddin Ashraf draws first blood! He gets rid of Lasith Croospulle here. This is floated, short and around off turning away, Lasith Croospulle backs away to cut it away but slices it in the air towards backward point where Shahidullah Kamal takes a good catch. Sri Lanka lose their first wicket.
2.1
0
Sharafuddin Ashraf To Lasith Croospulle
Sharafuddin Ashraf starts with a short delivery, on off, Lasith Croospulle pushes it towards covers.
End Of The Over 2 : 19/0
11 Runs
  • 41.1
  • 01.2
  • 61.3
  • 01.4
  • 11.5
  • 01.6
S. Daniel
1 (3)
L. Croospulle
16 (10)
G. Naib
1-0-11-0
1.6
0
Gulbadin Naib To Shevon Daniel
This is on a good length and around off, Shevon Daniel withdraws his bat at the last moment.
1.5
1
Gulbadin Naib To Lasith Croospulle
Overpitched and on middle, Lasith Croospulle tucks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
1.4
0
Gulbadin Naib To Lasith Croospulle
Fuller but down the leg side, Lasith Croospulle backs away but misses his glance.
1.3
6
Gulbadin Naib To Lasith Croospulle
SIX! BANG! Lasith Croospulle goes big now! Gulbadin Naib serves this full and on middle, in the slot as well, Lasith Croospulle stays in his crease and launches it over the bowler's head for a biggie.
1.2
0
Gulbadin Naib To Lasith Croospulle
On a length and on off, slower too, Lasith Croospulle blocks it onto the pitch.
1.1
4
Gulbadin Naib To Lasith Croospulle
FOUR! Lasith Croospulle greets Gulbadin Naib with a boundary! This is full and around middle, Lasith Croospulle shows the full face of the bat and lofts it over mid on for a boundary.
Gulbadin Naib to bowl from the other end.
End Of The Over 1 : 8/0
8 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 10.2
  • 1 NB0.3
  • 00.3
  • 1 WD0.4
  • 40.4
  • 00.5
  • 10.6
L. Croospulle
5 (5)
S. Daniel
1 (2)
F. Ahmad
1-0-8-0
0.6
1
Fareed Ahmad To Lasith Croospulle
Short ball at the batter, Tucked away on the on side for a single.
0.5
0
Fareed Ahmad To Lasith Croospulle
Hits the good length hard outside the off stump and it a swing and a miss for Lasith Croospulle who gets beaten while playing a drive.
0.4
4
Fareed Ahmad To Lasith Croospulle
FOUR! On the pads from the length and all Lasith Croospulle had to do was get a bit of bat on the ball to take it to the fine leg fence. First boundary for Sri Lanka.
0.4
wd
Fareed Ahmad To Lasith Croospulle
Wide! Wayward outside the leg stump. Wide called.
0.3
0
Fareed Ahmad To Lasith Croospulle
Short ball at the batter. Lasith Croospulle pulls it but finds the hands of mid-wicket.
0.3
nb
Fareed Ahmad To Lasith Croospulle
No ball! Short and wide, the batter cuts it straight to covers. No ball for over stepping. Free hit coming up.
0.2
1
Fareed Ahmad To Shevon Daniel
Short and wide, cut away to third man for a single.
0.1
0
Fareed Ahmad To Shevon Daniel
Hits the good length outside the off stump hard. the batter lets the ball go through.
Match Info
  • Venue ZJUT Cricket Field. Hangzhou, Zhejiang
  • Weather Sunny
  • Toss Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field
  • Result Afghanistan beat Sri Lanka by 8 runs
  • Umpire Asif Yaqoob (PAK), Masudur Rahman (BAN) and Vrinda Rathi (IND)
  • Referee Prakash Bhatt (IND)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Afghanistan 116/10 in 18.3 overs
  • Ali Zadran 4th T20I fifty: 50 runs in 47 balls (6x4) (1x6)
  • Afghanistan 100/3 in 14.6 overs
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 58 balls between M Shahzad (20) and Ali Zadran (27)
  • Afghanistan 51/1 in 10.4 overs
  • Drinks: Afghanistan 45/1 10.0 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Afghanistan 22/1
  • Sri Lanka 102/9 in 18.0 overs
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka 65/5 10.0 overs
  • Sri Lanka 52/3 in 7.0 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Sri Lanka 36/3
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PlayerRunsAvg.
Kushal Malla NEP213213.00
Syed Aziz MAS18561.66
Virandeep Singh MAS126126.00
Rohit Paudel NEP11638.66
Yashasvi Jaiswal IND10050.00
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Abinash Bohara NEP86.82
Ayush Shukla HK76.81
Anas Khan HK64.90
Anish Paraam SIN53.37
Qais Ahmad AFG53.85
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