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Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, Match 7 Match Summary

AFG vs SL, 2019 - ODI Summary

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Scorecard
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Match Ended   
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff , Jun 04, 2019
152 (32.4/41)
201 (36.5/41)
Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 34 runs (D/L method)
SL 201/10
Bat Top Batsmen
78 (81)
  • 8x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 96.29SR
30 (45)
  • 3x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 66.66SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 3.33
9
OVERS
30/4
R/W
Bowler
ECON 2.17
7.5
OVERS
17/2
R/W
AFG 152/10
Bat Top Batsmen
43 (56)
  • 6x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 76.78SR
30 (25)
  • 3x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 120SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 3.44
9
OVERS
31/4
R/W
Bowler
ECON 5.85
6.4
OVERS
39/3
R/W
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Right then. Sri Lanka stay alive (not that they were out anyway) and are upto 6th place. Their net run rate is very poor but they will take the 2 points for now. Tough luck for Afghanistan, who will feel that they should have had this in the bag. No time to fret though! The carnival continues and India, one of the title contenders, announce themselves on Wednesday, as they take on South Africa at Southampton at 10.30 am local (0930 GMT). It is a double header and the second game is between New Zealand and Bangladesh in London at 1.30 pm local (1230 GMT). ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
Victorious Sri Lankan captain, Dimuth Karunaratne, says that the only negative part in this game was the collapse with the bat after the terrific start. Praises the bowling and fielding altogether. Stresses that his side has experience and hence the unit was positive that it could defend the total. On his advice to the bowlers during the innings break, Dimuth says that breaking the opening stand was the key as the Afghan openers usually go hard. Admits that the middle order is a worry and aims to work on how to keep batting for longer periods in the coming games.
Afghanistan skipper, Gulbadin Naib, feels that Afghanistan did not bowl in the right areas at the start and that is where the game was lost. Admits that they did bowl well in the middle period but that wastage of the new balls hurt them. On the wicket, Naib says that it was not easy for batting so all the bowlers had to do was to keep hitting a consistent line and length. Praises the Sri Lankan side for coming out firing with the ball. On the revised target of 187, Gulbadin says that it was not too much and agrees that some improvement is needed in the batting department, like getting together partnerships. On his own batting, Naib says that he just tried to bat straight. Hopes that his team improves in the coming matches.
NUWAN PRADEEP has been named the MAN OF THE MATCH. But Thisara Perera comes up for a chat with Pommie Mbangwa instead. Thisara says that he is really happy with his bowling as 186 is really difficult to defend. Says that on this type of a wicket, if one bowls in the right lengths, it is difficult to score. Praises himself, saying that normally he is a good fielder. Calls his bowling unit as an experienced one and says that they believed that they could defend this total.
Earlier in the day, Sri Lanka orchestrated an unbelievable collapse, rising to 144/1 and then falling in a heap to post 201. Kusal Perera was the lone warrior with his 78. Did the pitch spice up due to the rain? There was a 3-hour delay due to showers and that perhaps played in the hands of the Lankans, even though 15 runs were wiped off their final score. Please stay tuned for the presentation...
Pradeep bowled with sheer pace and got rid of Naib and Rashid and the Afghans were pegged back once more. And then, when they were hunting for singles and twos, Malinga strut his stuff, bowling yorkers at will and ending the fight. The wickets column might show only the likes of Pradeep and Malinga getting acknowledgement but the whole bowling unit needs to receive praise for keeping the pressure on the opposition.
Just like the Australia game, the lower middle order stood out in this match for Afghanistan. Captain Gulbadin Naib came to the fore and stitched a 64-run stand for the 6th wicket with Najibullah Zadran. At that stage, it seemed like the tables were turning. But Dimuth Karunaratne threw the ball to Nuwan Pradeep and he swung the game around.
Normally, in an ODI, chasing 187 in 41 overs is no difficult task. But Sri Lanka made it difficult for Afghanistan. The Afghans got off to a decent start, adding 34 for the opening wicket but Shahzad's wicket opened the floodgates. They slipped from 34/0 to 57/5 and it really seemed like the game was over at that point of time. But no Afghan game is over without a fightback.
Wow. What a game. Truly sensational. Sri Lanka are alive and kicking. They were always expected to win this one (Were they? My colleagues will not agree) and at the halfway mark, were looking in a really bad shape. But the bowling, spurred by Malinga and Pradeep, led their team to a wonderful win.
32.4
W
Lasith Malinga To Hamid Hassan OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! Perfect yorker and SRI LANKA WIN BY 34 RUNS (DLS METHOD)! Toe-crusher from Lasith Malinga. Bowls a yorker on middle, Hassan looks to dig it out but misses it and gets bowled. You can hear the sound of the death rattle.
32.3
6
Lasith Malinga To Hamid Hassan
SIX! Powerful shot. Full on leg, Hassan lofts it cleanly over long on for a biggie.
32.2
0
Lasith Malinga To Hamid Hassan
Bowls a short delivery outside off, Hassan looks to pull but misses it.
32.1
1
Lasith Malinga To Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Bowls a yorker on leg, Mujeeb flicks it towards leg side for a single.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman is the last man in.
Over 32 : 145/9
9 Runs
  • W 31.1
N. Zadran
43 (56)
H. Hassan
0 (2)
I. Udana
6-1-28-1
31.6
W
Isuru Udana To Najibullah Zadran OUT!
OUT! A run out ends Najibullah's fighting innings. A bit unfortunate for him too. Full and outside off, Zadran drives it towards mid off and sets off for a single. Dimuth Karunaratne fields it at that position and has a shy at the bowler's end. Najibullah has to run around the bowler and hence loses a big chunk of time. It is a direct hit and Zadran is well short!
31.5
0
Isuru Udana To Najibullah Zadran
Outside off, a short ball, another hook and a miss.
31.4
0
Isuru Udana To Najibullah Zadran
A good short ball, Najibullah backs away, missing out on the pull. He looks at the square leg umpire but does not get a wide. Is furious with himself.
FREE HIT COMING UP!
31.4
nb
Isuru Udana To Najibullah Zadran
FOUR! Off the outside edge! Full and outside off, Najibullah swings hard but gets a thick outside edge which beats third man to his right. Hang on. It is a no ball because three fielders are inside the circle instead of 5!
31.3
0
Isuru Udana To Najibullah Zadran
Another short ball, right at the face of the batsman, Zadran backs away, looking to play a paddle-pull but misses.
31.2
4
Isuru Udana To Najibullah Zadran
FOUR! Up and over! Short and outside off, Najibullah backs away and slaps it over cover. Nearly goes all the way!
31.1
0
Isuru Udana To Najibullah Zadran
On a good length outside off, Najibullah feels for it but misses.
Isuru Udana returns. 5-0-19-1 so far.
Over 31 : 136/8
1 Runs
  • 1 WD 30.1
  • 030.1
  • 030.2
  • 030.3
  • W 30.4
  • 030.5
  • 030.6
H. Hassan
0 (2)
N. Zadran
35 (49)
L. Malinga
6-0-32-2
30.6
0
Lasith Malinga To Hamid Hassan
The batsman just manages to keep the yorker out. Good ball bowled by the bowler. 1 run and a wicket from the over. Terrific over from Lasith Malinga.
30.5
0
Lasith Malinga To Hamid Hassan
Another yorker, pushed towards mid on.
Hamid Hassan is the new man in.
30.4
W
Lasith Malinga To Dawlat Zadran OUT!
OUT! BOWLED! A Malinga special. Yorker, you miss, he hits. Dawlat makes room and looks to dig it out but misses it and gets bowled. Beautiful bowling from Malinga. Sri Lanka are two wickets away from winning the match.
30.3
0
Lasith Malinga To Dawlat Zadran
Low full toss on middle, Dawlat flicks it to mid-wicket.
30.2
0
Lasith Malinga To Dawlat Zadran
OUCH! Bowls a quick short delivery, Dawlat takes his eyes off the ball and looks to pull but misses it and gets hit on the grille of the helmet.
30.1
0
Lasith Malinga To Dawlat Zadran
Good ball from Malinga. Bowls a yorker on middle, Dawlat does well to dig it out and plays it to mid on.
30.1
wd
Lasith Malinga To Dawlat Zadran
WIDE! Bowls a slower ball down the leg side, Dawlat looks to flick but misses it.
Lasith Malinga is back on. 5-0-31-1 so far.
Over 30 : 135/7
2 Runs
  • 129.1
  • 029.2
  • 029.3
  • 029.4
  • 129.5
  • 029.6
N. Zadran
35 (49)
D. Zadran
6 (14)
S. Lakmal
6-0-27-0
29.6
0
Suranga Lakmal To Najibullah Zadran
Outside off, a play and a miss.
29.5
1
Suranga Lakmal To Dawlat Zadran
Full on middle, driven through mid on for a quick run. Dawlat is hobbling around...
29.4
0
Suranga Lakmal To Dawlat Zadran
Another back foot punch towards the bowler.
29.3
0
Suranga Lakmal To Dawlat Zadran
Outside off, punched back to the bowler.
29.2
0
Suranga Lakmal To Dawlat Zadran
Outside off, punched off the back foot.
29.1
1
Suranga Lakmal To Najibullah Zadran
On a length outside off, worked through mid-wicket for a single.
Over 29 : 133/7
3 Runs
  • 028.1
  • 028.2
  • 028.3
  • 228.4
  • 128.5
  • 028.6
D. Zadran
5 (10)
N. Zadran
34 (47)
N. Pradeep
9-1-31-4
28.6
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Dawlat Zadran
Bowls a bouncer, Dawlat lets it sail through to the keeper.
28.5
1
Nuwan Pradeep To Najibullah Zadran
On a length on middle, Najibullah flicks it towards square leg for a single.
28.4
2
Nuwan Pradeep To Najibullah Zadran
Length delivery on middle, Najibullah flicks it towards square leg. The batsmen pick up a couple. In the process, Dawlat Zadran is struggling with his running here.
28.3
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Najibullah Zadran
Bowls a bouncer outside off, Najibullah does well to leave it.
28.2
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Najibullah Zadran
IN THE AIR BUT SAFE! Lakmal bowls it full and outside off, Najibullah lofts it over point where the fielder goes for the catch but it falls just short of him. The batsmen decide against the run.
28.1
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Najibullah Zadran
BEATEN! Good shape on this one. Good length delivery outside off, Najibullah looks to poke at this one but misses it due to the away movement on this one.
Another delay. Dawlat Zadran is not happy with his back and is down again. The physio is back on.
Over 28 : 130/7
3 Runs
  • 127.1
  • 027.2
  • 027.3
  • 127.4
  • 127.5
  • 027.6
D. Zadran
5 (9)
N. Zadran
31 (42)
S. Lakmal
5-0-25-0
27.6
0
Suranga Lakmal To Dawlat Zadran
A bouncer outside off, Dawlat ducks to let that through.
27.5
1
Suranga Lakmal To Najibullah Zadran
Outside off, pushed to point for a quick run again.
27.4
1
Suranga Lakmal To Dawlat Zadran
Around off, worked through mid-wicket for a quick single.
27.3
0
Suranga Lakmal To Dawlat Zadran
A short ball, down the leg side, Dawlat looks to hook but misses.
27.2
0
Suranga Lakmal To Dawlat Zadran
Outside off, punched off the back foot.
27.1
1
Suranga Lakmal To Najibullah Zadran
On a good length outside off, punched through the covers for a single.
Someone is on the ground. It is Dawlat Zadran. He is getting some treatment on his back. All ready now.
Over 27 : 127/7
4 Runs
  • W 26.1
  • 026.2
  • 026.3
  • 426.4
  • 026.5
  • 026.6
D. Zadran
4 (5)
N. Zadran
29 (40)
N. Pradeep
8-1-28-4
26.6
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Dawlat Zadran
Played to the point region by the batsman.
26.5
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Dawlat Zadran
Outside off, Zadran feels for it but misses.
26.4
4
Nuwan Pradeep To Dawlat Zadran
MISFIELD, FOUR! Fielding in shambles. You stop, I stop, ahhh... the ball goes through. Full and around off, Dawlat drives this down the ground. First, Pradeep tries to stop it by getting down to his right. Misses. Second, Lasith Malinga gets across from mid on and slides but misses. Angelo Mathews then gets across from mid off and cannot stop it either! He gets up, runs after the ball, gets to it but takes it along with him into the ropes!
26.3
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Dawlat Zadran
Full and around off, driven straight to mid off.
26.2
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Dawlat Zadran
Huge LBW shout! NOT OUT! Full and fast but going down the leg side, Dawlat just tries to keep it out but misses and is hit on the back pad.
Dawlat Zadran comes in at number 9. All he needs to do is hang in there with Najibullah.
26.1
W
Nuwan Pradeep To Rashid Khan OUT!
OUT! BOWLED! Is that the second-last nail in the coffin? Pradeep has turned it around for the Lankans. This is pure fast bowling. On a length, around off, Rashid looks to defend but the ball jags back in, takes the front pad and then hits the stumps! 64 more needed from 89 balls.
Over 26 : 123/6
1 Runs
  • 025.1
  • 125.2
  • 025.3
  • 025.4
  • 025.5
  • 025.6
N. Zadran
29 (40)
R. Khan
2 (3)
S. Lakmal
4-0-22-0
25.6
0
Suranga Lakmal To Najibullah Zadran
Outside off, solidly defended from the crease.
25.5
0
Suranga Lakmal To Najibullah Zadran
Full and around off, solidly defended.
25.4
0
Suranga Lakmal To Najibullah Zadran
Outside off, punched back down the ground.
25.3
0
Suranga Lakmal To Najibullah Zadran
Full and around off, well defended.
25.2
1
Suranga Lakmal To Rashid Khan
Outside off, punched off the back foot for a single.
25.1
0
Suranga Lakmal To Rashid Khan
A length ball, down the leg side, Rashid misses his flick. The ball goes off his pads behind and Kusal Perera goes up in an appeal but the umpire turns it down.
Suranga Lakmal is back on. 3-0-21-0 so far.
Over 25 : 122/6
8 Runs
  • 124.1
  • 124.2
  • 024.3
  • 5 WD 24.4
  • 024.4
  • W 24.5
  • 124.6
R. Khan
1 (1)
N. Zadran
29 (36)
N. Pradeep
7-1-24-3
24.6
1
Nuwan Pradeep To Rashid Khan
Outside off, driven through the covers for a single.
Rashid Khan walks in next. Can he hang around with Najib?
24.5
W
Nuwan Pradeep To Gulbadin Naib OUT!
OUT! LBW! Massive moment in the game and the well-strung partnership has been cut short. On a length outside off, Naib stays back to defend but the ball pitches and then shoots through. The skipper is hit on the pads and up goes Pradeep in an appeal. Umpire Wilson thinks for a while and then raises his finger! Naib almost immediately takes it upstairs but Hawk Eye shows the ball to be clipping the outer half of leg stump, which means, the umpire's call will stay! Naib has to walk off. Afghanistan do not lose a review but they are back in a spot of bother. 66 more needed from 97 balls.
Naib has been adjudged LBW! He has taken the review though. Is this missing leg? No inside edge. And... it is CLIPPING LEG STUMP! Naib has to go!
24.4
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Gulbadin Naib
Around off, well blocked out.
24.4
wd
Nuwan Pradeep To Gulbadin Naib
FIVE WIDES! Oh dear... that is a monster. Banged in the middle of the deck, shoots upward and goes well above everyone. Poor Kusal Perera has no chance even with a leap.
The ball is doing very little now. So you will find a lot of bowlers bowl cross-seam at this stage. Meanwhile, plenty of dark clouds are back to watch this exciting game.
24.3
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Gulbadin Naib
Full on middle, pushed straight to mid on.
24.2
1
Nuwan Pradeep To Najibullah Zadran
Outside off, steered towards third man for a run.
24.1
1
Nuwan Pradeep To Gulbadin Naib
Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a single. This is the time when Sri Lanka will start getting nervous again. Things are getting too easy for Afghanistan.
Over 24 : 114/5
7 Runs
  • 023.1
  • 123.2
  • 023.3
  • 123.4
  • 123.5
  • 423.6
N. Zadran
28 (35)
G. Naib
22 (28)
de Silva
1-0-7-0
23.6
4
Dhananjaya de Silva To Najibullah Zadran
FOUR! Oh ho ho! Full and around leg, Zadran gets down and reverse sweeps it through point for a boundary!
23.5
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Gulbadin Naib
Pushes this through mid on for a run.
23.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Najibullah Zadran
Mix-up, but safe! Down the leg side, Najibullah tickles it towards short fine leg and sets for a single but then stops. However, Naib calls him through and they decide to go through for the run. Lasith Malinga is a bit slow from short fine leg and returns a weak throw to the bowler.
23.3
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Najibullah Zadran
Fired in outside off, watchfully pushed back to the bowler.
23.2
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Gulbadin Naib
Around off, spinning in, worked through square leg for a single. 79 more needed from 106 balls.
23.1
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Gulbadin Naib
Full and outside off, pushed back to the bowler.
First sign of spin. Dhananjaya de Silva introduced.
Over 23 : 107/5
2 Runs
  • 022.1
  • 022.2
  • 022.3
  • 1 WD 22.4
  • 022.4
  • 022.5
  • 1 WD 22.6
  • 022.6
N. Zadran
23 (32)
G. Naib
20 (25)
N. Pradeep
6-1-16-2
22.6
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Najibullah Zadran
Landed outside off, played straight to point.
22.6
wd
Nuwan Pradeep To Najibullah Zadran
WIDE. This is getting away from Sri Lanka now. A 50-run stand for the 6th wicket and the runs required are 80. A bouncer, on middle and leg, NZ ducks again.
22.5
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Najibullah Zadran
Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
22.4
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Najibullah Zadran
Full and around off, watchfully defended.
22.4
wd
Nuwan Pradeep To Najibullah Zadran
WIDE. A short ball, around middle and leg, going down with the angle, Zadran ducks and it is wided.
22.3
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Najibullah Zadran
Full and around off, driven straight to mid off.
22.2
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Najibullah Zadran
A bouncer pitched outside leg, Najibullah ducks.
22.1
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Najibullah Zadran
On a good length around middle, defended back to the bowler.
Change of ends for Nuwan Pradeep. 5-1-14-2 so far.
Over 22 : 105/5
6 Runs
  • 221.1
  • 021.2
  • 021.3
  • 221.4
  • 021.5
  • 221.6
G. Naib
20 (25)
N. Zadran
23 (26)
I. Udana
5-0-19-1
21.6
2
Isuru Udana To Gulbadin Naib
On middle and leg, flicked through square leg for a couple.
21.5
0
Isuru Udana To Gulbadin Naib
Around off, solidly defended.
21.4
2
Isuru Udana To Gulbadin Naib
Full and around middle, worked through square leg for a couple.
It is ironic but the floodlights are being switched on when the ground is bathed in sunshine.
21.3
0
Isuru Udana To Gulbadin Naib
A bouncer, around off, Gulbadin ducks.
21.2
0
Isuru Udana To Gulbadin Naib
Full and around off, watchfully defended.
21.1
2
Isuru Udana To Gulbadin Naib
Oohh... Outside off, on a length, Naib looks to punch it through the off side but the ball comes in, takes the inside edge and goes past the stumps towards long leg. A couple of runs taken.
Isuru Udana is back on. 4-0-13-1 so far.
Over 21 : 99/5
3 Runs
  • 020.1
  • 020.2
  • 020.3
  • 020.4
  • 120.5
  • 220.6
N. Zadran
23 (26)
G. Naib
14 (19)
S. Lakmal
3-0-21-0
20.6
2
Suranga Lakmal To Najibullah Zadran
Full and outside off, Zadran slices it over point. The fielder in the deep dives and does well to stop it and saves runs for the team. The batsmen get two runs.
20.5
1
Suranga Lakmal To Gulbadin Naib
On a length on middle, Naib flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
20.4
0
Suranga Lakmal To Gulbadin Naib
Full on off, Naib drives it to mid off. Four dots in a row.
20.3
0
Suranga Lakmal To Gulbadin Naib
Length delivery on off, Naib plays it to covers.
20.2
0
Suranga Lakmal To Gulbadin Naib
Good length delivery on middle, the skipper looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the thigh pad.
20.1
0
Suranga Lakmal To Gulbadin Naib
Full on middle, Naib chips it uppishly towards mid on where it fell short of the fielder.
Suranga Lakmal returns. 2-0-18-0 so far.
DRINKS BREAK.
Over 20 : 96/5
3 Runs
  • 019.1
  • 019.2
  • 119.3
  • 019.4
  • 119.5
  • 119.6
G. Naib
13 (14)
N. Zadran
21 (25)
T. Perera
4-0-19-1
19.6
1
Thisara Perera To Gulbadin Naib
Landed outside off, another dab to third man for one more.
19.5
1
Thisara Perera To Najibullah Zadran
Outside off, steered towards third man for a run.
19.4
0
Thisara Perera To Najibullah Zadran
Pushes this straight to cover.
19.3
1
Thisara Perera To Gulbadin Naib
Full and around off, driven through mid off for a single.
19.2
0
Thisara Perera To Gulbadin Naib
The batsman drives the ball straight down the ground.
19.1
0
Thisara Perera To Gulbadin Naib
Full and around off, pushed towards mid on.
Over 19 : 93/5
11 Runs
  • 418.1
  • 418.2
  • 018.3
  • 1 WD 18.4
  • 118.4
  • 018.5
  • 118.6
N. Zadran
20 (23)
G. Naib
11 (10)
L. Malinga
5-0-31-1
18.6
1
Lasith Malinga To Najibullah Zadran
Full on leg, Zadran flicks it towards square leg. The batsmen come back for the second. Good running between the wickets but hang on, the umpire has signalled it as one short. 11 runs have come from the over. Much-needed over for Afghanistan.
18.5
0
Lasith Malinga To Najibullah Zadran
Full and outside off, Zadran plays it to point.
18.4
1
Lasith Malinga To Gulbadin Naib
Short delivery on middle, Naib pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.
18.4
wd
Lasith Malinga To Gulbadin Naib
WIDE! Bowls a short delivery down the leg side, Naib lets it go.
18.3
0
Lasith Malinga To Gulbadin Naib
Good comeback by Lasith. On a good length on middle, Naib defends it off the back foot.
18.2
4
Lasith Malinga To Gulbadin Naib
FOUR! Consecutive boundaries for Gulbadin Naib. Malinga bowls a short delivery, Naib pulls it hard through mid-wicket for a boundary.
18.1
4
Lasith Malinga To Gulbadin Naib
FOUR! Classic straight drive from the skipper. Full on middle, Naib drives it straight past the bowler through mid on for a boundary.
Malinga is back on.
Over 18 : 82/5
6 Runs
  • 017.1
  • 017.2
  • 1 B 17.3
  • 117.4
  • 217.5
  • 1 WD 17.6
  • 1 WD 17.6
  • 017.6
N. Zadran
19 (21)
G. Naib
2 (6)
T. Perera
3-0-16-1
17.6
0
Thisara Perera To Najibullah Zadran
The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
17.6
wd
Thisara Perera To Najibullah Zadran
ANOTHER WIDE. A short ball again, Najibullah ducks again. Wided for height.
17.6
wd
Thisara Perera To Najibullah Zadran
WIDE. A bouncer on middle, Najibullah ducks.
17.5
2
Thisara Perera To Najibullah Zadran
It's been driven superbly through the covers for a couple of runs.
17.4
1
Thisara Perera To Gulbadin Naib
SAFE. Outside off, Naib punches this through mid off and sets off for a quick single. The fielder scores a direct hit at the bowler's end and it is referred upstairs but replays show that the batsman is in.
Direct hit! In or out?
17.3
b
Thisara Perera To Najibullah Zadran
Full and outside off, Najibullah looks to drive but the ball moves away and almost takes the outside edge. Kusal Perera fumbles and parries it towards third man. A bye taken.
17.2
0
Thisara Perera To Najibullah Zadran
Punched off the back foot by the batsman.
17.1
0
Thisara Perera To Najibullah Zadran
Outside off, a play and a miss. Thisara appeals for a catch but it is turned down.
Over 17 : 76/5
3 Runs
  • 116.1
  • 016.2
  • 1 WD 16.3
  • 016.3
  • 016.4
  • 116.5
  • 016.6
G. Naib
1 (5)
N. Zadran
17 (16)
N. Pradeep
5-1-14-2
16.6
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Gulbadin Naib
Full and outside off, Naib drives it to covers. Just 3 runs from the over.
Oops... Pradeep is asked to stop midway through his run up. Naib spots mid on moving around and stops the bowler correctly.
16.5
1
Nuwan Pradeep To Najibullah Zadran
Full and outside off, Zadran drives it through covers for a single.
16.4
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Najibullah Zadran
On a good length on middle, Zadran defends it off the back foot.
16.3
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Najibullah Zadran
Pradeep bowls it on a good length on off, Najibullah keeps it out.
16.3
wd
Nuwan Pradeep To Najibullah Zadran
WIDE! Bowls a bouncer on middle, Zadran lets it sail through to the keeper.
16.2
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Najibullah Zadran
On a good length on off, Zadran defends it off the back foot.
16.1
1
Nuwan Pradeep To Gulbadin Naib
Length delivery outside off, Naib looks to tap it but gets an edge on it. It goes just wide of the point fielder for a single.
Over 16 : 73/5
8 Runs
  • 415.1
  • 015.2
  • 415.3
  • 015.4
  • 015.5
  • 015.6
N. Zadran
16 (12)
G. Naib
0 (3)
T. Perera
2-0-11-1
15.6
0
Thisara Perera To Najibullah Zadran
Outside off, Najibullah looks to cut but gets a bottom edge to the off side.
15.5
0
Thisara Perera To Najibullah Zadran
On a length and around off, Zadran watchfully defends it to the off side.
15.4
0
Thisara Perera To Najibullah Zadran
Fuller length delivery outside off, Najibullah defends it towards the off side by getting right behind the line of the ball.
15.3
4
Thisara Perera To Najibullah Zadran
FOUR! Classic cover drive! Through for a boundary! Second time in the over Zadran has found the fence. Perera bowls one outside off, Najibullah leans on and drives this through covers for a boundary. Beautiful to watch it from the left-hander.
15.2
0
Thisara Perera To Najibullah Zadran
Length ball and in line with the stumps, defended back to the bowler off the back foot.
15.1
4
Thisara Perera To Najibullah Zadran
FOUR! Outside off, pushed through the covers. In the air... but safe! Welcome boundary for Afghanistan. Thisara bowls it on a length and outside off, Najibullah drives it between cover-point for an exquisite boundary.
Over 15 : 65/5
5 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 014.2
  • 414.3
  • 114.4
  • 014.5
  • 014.6
G. Naib
0 (3)
N. Zadran
8 (6)
N. Pradeep
4-1-11-2
14.6
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Gulbadin Naib
On a good length on middle, the skipper punches it to mid on.
14.5
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Gulbadin Naib
Bowls a bouncer on leg, Naib does well to duck under it.
14.4
1
Nuwan Pradeep To Najibullah Zadran
Length delivery outside off, Zadran dabs it towards third man for a single.
14.3
4
Nuwan Pradeep To Najibullah Zadran
FOUR! What a shot! Full and outside off, Zadran drives it beautifully through covers for a boundary.
14.2
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Najibullah Zadran
On a good length on off, Najibullah plays it to point.
14.1
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Najibullah Zadran
Bowls a bumper, Zadran does well to duck under it.
Over 14 : 60/5
3 Runs
  • 013.1
  • 013.2
  • 013.3
  • W 13.4
  • 013.5
  • 313.6
N. Zadran
3 (2)
G. Naib
0 (1)
T. Perera
1-0-3-1
13.6
3
Thisara Perera To Najibullah Zadran
Outside off, driven through the covers for three runs. Nice way to get off the mark.
13.5
0
Thisara Perera To Najibullah Zadran
Full and around off, watchfully defended.
Najibullah Zadran comes out to bat at number 7, replacing Nabi.
13.4
W
Thisara Perera To Mohammad Nabi OUT!
OUT! BOWLED! Thisara, you beauty! What a ball. On a length, outside off, Nabi looks to defend but the ball hits a patch of grass and seams back in. Nabi is beaten all ends up as the ball goes through the gate between bat and pad, or well, almost. Clips the pad and then hits the stumps. Thisara initially appeals for LBW before joyfully reacting to the sound of timber. Half the side gone. Are Afghanistan gone too?
13.3
0
Thisara Perera To Mohammad Nabi
The batsman defends it from within the crease.
13.2
0
Thisara Perera To Mohammad Nabi
Almost! Outside off, on a length, Nabi pushes and almost nicks it behind!
13.1
0
Thisara Perera To Mohammad Nabi
Full and outside off, Nabi looks to defend but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.
Thisara Perera into the attack.
Over 13 : 57/4
0 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 012.2
  • 012.3
  • 012.4
  • W 12.5
  • 012.6
G. Naib
0 (1)
M. Nabi
11 (12)
N. Pradeep
3-1-6-2
12.6
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Gulbadin Naib
Full and outside off, Naib drives it to covers. Wicket maiden for Nuwan Pradeep.
Skipper Gulbadin Naib walks out at number 6, replacing Shahidi.
12.5
W
Nuwan Pradeep To Hashmatullah Shahidi OUT!
OUT! Caught behind! Extra bounce, gone fishing, high tide there and gone! Excellent delivery from Pradeep. He bowls it on a good length and outside off, Shahidi looks to push it but gets an outside edge due to the extra bounce on this one. It goes towards Kusal Perera who jumps and takes a good catch. Afghanistan are in deep trouble here.
12.4
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Bowls a quick bouncer, Shahidi ducks under it at the last moment.
12.3
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Play and a miss! Good length delivery outside off, Shahidi looks to chase this one but misses it due to the away movement on this one.
12.2
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Pradeep bowls it on a good length on off, Shahidi looks to punch but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
12.1
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Length delivery on off, Shahidi plays it to mid off.
Over 12 : 57/3
6 Runs
  • 311.1
  • 011.2
  • 011.3
  • 011.4
  • 111.5
  • 211.6
M. Nabi
11 (12)
H. Shahidi
4 (12)
I. Udana
4-0-13-1
11.6
2
Isuru Udana To Mohammad Nabi
SAFE. There was not a direct hit at all. In fact, Udana had disturbed the bails with his hand. A short ball, around off, Nabi pulls it through square leg. The batsmen take a single and then charge back for the second. The bails at the non-striker's end are down and hence Nigel Llong directs it upstairs. Replays show that Udana had deflected the bails with his hand and the throw hit Lakmal's hand at mid off who was backing up.
Direct hit! Is that a wicket? No one is celebrating. In fact, the Lankans are more concerned with Suranga Lakmal going down in pain.
11.5
1
Isuru Udana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Shahidi punches this length ball, outside off to covers for a single.
11.4
0
Isuru Udana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Length delivery outside off, defended to covers.
11.3
0
Isuru Udana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Length ball on the stumps, defended to covers.
11.2
0
Isuru Udana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Full and outside off, watchfully defended.
11.1
3
Isuru Udana To Mohammad Nabi
MISFIELD! Udana bowls a fuller one on the stumps Shahidi flicks it through mid-wicket where Thirimanne fumbles and lets it through, the fielder in the deep fields and saves a single. Three runs added to the total.
Over 11 : 51/3
5 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 010.2
  • 010.3
  • 010.4
  • 410.5
  • 110.6
M. Nabi
6 (10)
H. Shahidi
3 (8)
N. Pradeep
2-0-6-1
10.6
1
Nuwan Pradeep To Mohammad Nabi
Length delivery on middle, Nabi flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single. 5 runs have come from the over.
10.5
4
Nuwan Pradeep To Mohammad Nabi
FOUR! Good shot. Full on middle, Nabi lofts it over mid on for a boundary.
10.4
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Mohammad Nabi
Full on off, Nabi drives it to covers.
10.3
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Mohammad Nabi
On a good length on off, Nabi plays it to off side.
10.2
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Mohammad Nabi
Full on middle, Nabi plays it to mid on.
10.1
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Mohammad Nabi
Good length delivery on off, Nabi defends it off the back foot.
Over 10 : 46/3
2 Runs
  • 09.1
  • 09.2
  • 19.3
  • 09.4
  • 19.5
  • 09.6
H. Shahidi
3 (8)
M. Nabi
1 (4)
I. Udana
3-0-7-1
9.6
0
Isuru Udana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Around off, defended from the crease.
9.5
1
Isuru Udana To Mohammad Nabi
That swings in a long way, Nabi is late in getting his bat down and gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. Almost was plumb LBW there. A run taken.
9.4
0
Isuru Udana To Mohammad Nabi
Outside off, played straight to point.
9.3
1
Isuru Udana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Outside off, tapped to the off side for a quick single.
9.2
0
Isuru Udana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
That is a jaffa! Outside off, on a length, Shahidi looks to defend but the ball kicks off a length and beats the outside edge!
9.1
0
Isuru Udana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Outside off, left alone.
Over 9 : 44/3
1 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 08.2
  • 18.3
  • W 8.4
  • 08.5
  • 08.6
M. Nabi
0 (2)
H. Shahidi
2 (4)
N. Pradeep
1-0-1-1
8.6
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Mohammad Nabi
Punched off the back foot by the batsman.
8.5
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Mohammad Nabi
The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads.
Mohammad Nabi walks in next, with his side in trouble. Afghanistan need a partnership.
8.4
W
Nuwan Pradeep To Hazrat Zazai OUT!
OUT! The short-pitched stuff works! Directed at the body, Zazai pulls it away but straight to deep fine leg where Thisara Perera runs to his left and takes it nicely. In no time, Afghanistan have slipped from 34/0 to 44/3!
8.3
1
Nuwan Pradeep To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Outside off, played through point for a single.
8.2
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Outside off, left alone.
8.1
0
Nuwan Pradeep To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Full and outside off, Shahidi looks to drive but is beaten.
POWERPLAY 2 time. 4 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the 33rd over. Nuwan Pradeep into the attack as well.
Over 8 : 43/2
2 Runs
  • 17.1
  • 07.2
  • 07.3
  • 07.4
  • W 7.5
  • 17.6
H. Shahidi
1 (1)
H. Zazai
30 (24)
I. Udana
2-0-5-1
7.6
1
Isuru Udana To Hashmatullah Shahidi
Full and outside off, Shahidi looks to drive but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man for a single. 2 runs and a wicket from the over.
Hashmatullah Shahidi walks in at number 4, replacing Rahmat.
7.5
W
Isuru Udana To Rahmat Shah OUT!
OUT! Afghanistan lose their second wicket and are in some trouble here. Udana bowls it on a good length and outside off, Shah looks to drive but gets an outside edge. It goes towards Mathews at first slip who takes a comfortable catch. Much-needed wicket for Sri Lanka as technically, Rahmat Shah is Afghanistan's best batsman.
7.4
0
Isuru Udana To Rahmat Shah
Full on off, Shah drives it to covers.
7.3
0
Isuru Udana To Rahmat Shah
Good length delivery on middle, Shah defends it out.
7.2
0
Isuru Udana To Rahmat Shah
On a good length on middle, Shah looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
7.1
1
Isuru Udana To Hazrat Zazai
Udana bowls a yorker on middle, Zazai does well to dig it out. It goes towards Isuru who tries to stop it but it goes past him towards mid on for a single.
Over 7 : 41/1
4 Runs
  • 1 WD 6.1
  • 06.1
  • 16.2
  • 06.3
  • 16.4
  • 16.5
  • 06.6
R. Shah
2 (7)
H. Zazai
29 (23)
L. Malinga
4-0-20-1
6.6
0
Lasith Malinga To Rahmat Shah
Good length delivery on off, Shah defends it out.
6.5
1
Lasith Malinga To Hazrat Zazai
Length delivery on middle, Zazai nudges it towards fine leg for a run.
6.4
1
Lasith Malinga To Rahmat Shah
Good bounce on this one. Short delivery on leg, Shah manages to pull it through square leg for a single.
6.3
0
Lasith Malinga To Rahmat Shah
On a good length and outside off, Shah offers no shot.
6.2
1
Lasith Malinga To Hazrat Zazai
Length delivery on middle, Zazai flicks it towards square leg for a run.
6.1
0
Lasith Malinga To Hazrat Zazai
Full on middle, Zazai drives it towards mid on.
6.1
wd
Lasith Malinga To Hazrat Zazai
WIDE! Malinga bowls a slower ball wide outside off, Zazai does not bother to play that shot.
Over 6