Mahela Jayawardene was adjudged the Man of the Match for his brilliant century and helped Sri Lanka to register their first win in this World Cup. That's it from all of us here for this game. Switch to the other match currently live between India and South Africa. Until next time, it's goodbye from all of us.
Afghanistan would be pleased with their efforts today. They almost pulled off an upset. They rocked the Sri Lankan top orders but just could not get past the experience of Jayawardene. They made the bowl talk with bounce and swing. Hamid Hassan was the pick of the bowlers picking up 3 wickets for 45 runs in his 9 overs. They missed some crucial run out chances and in the end finished second best.
Sri Lanka finally get over the line! They were in a spot of bother at 51/4 in the 12th over. Mahela Jayawardene and Angelo Mathews regrouped and got a partnership going. They mixed caution and aggression to perfection getting a 127 runs off 171 between them. In the end Perera hit some big blows to ensure Sri Lanka reach the target.
Mohammad Nabi to Thisara Perera
FOUR! They cross the line in the end! Full outside off, Perera lofts it over mid off for a boundary. SRI LANKA WIN BY 4 WICKETS.
The ball is way outside the off stump, easy leave for the batsman.
Mohammad Nabi to Jeevan Mendis
2 Wides! Tossed up on the leg stump, Mendis misses his sweep and the keeper also fails to collect it and they come across for a run.
Hamid Hassan to Thisara Perera
On a length on middle, Perera plays it through mid-wicket for yet another couple. 3 off 12 needed.
FOUR! Short on off, Perera gives himself some room and cuts it through covers for a boundary.
Full on middle again, Perera drives it through mid on and comes back for a couple. Good running this by the batsmen.
Full on middle, Perera plays it through mid-wicket and gets a couple.
Hamid Hassan to Jeevan Mendis
Short outside off, Mendis pushes it through covers for a single.
REVIEW SAVES HIM! Short outside off, Mendis tries to play it to third man but fails and the ball goes to the keeper. The fielding team appeal for a caught behind and the umpire rules him out. Mendis has no doubts and goes for a review instantly. The review show there has no nick and Mendis survives.
Hamid Hassan to bowl.
Dawlat Zadran to Thisara Perera
The batsman has done well to keep that yorker at bay.
Perera tries cutting but fails and ends up getting a leading edge just short of the keeper.
Dawlat Zadran to Jeevan Mendis
Full on middle, Mendis drives it through mid on for a single.
Full on off, Perera does well to get bat at this and comes across for a single.
FOUR! Short outside off, Perera smashes it through cover point for a boundary. Perera has just bought Sri Lanka within touching distance of a victory.
SIX! Full on off, Perera heaves it over long off into the stands for a maximum.
Dawalat Zadran comes on.