Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Highlights Asia Cup: SL beat AFG by 2 runs, qualify for Super 4s
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Highlights Asia Cup 2023: Sri Lanka (291/8) beat Afghanistan (289) by 2 runs to qualify for Super Four; Afghanistan knocked out
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Highlights Asia Cup 2023: It was a nail-biting contest between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, as the former won the match by two runs in Lahore to qualify for the Super 4 stage of the Asia Cup. Needing to chase down 292-run target in 37.1 overs to ...Read More remain alive in the competition, Afghanistan came extremely close to winning the contest but were bundled out for 289 in 37.4 overs. Mohammad Nabi earlier slammed Afghanistan's fastest individual ODI fifty, taking just 24 deliveries to reach the milestone. He was dismissed for 65(32) but Afghanistan kept fighting until the final action. They started the chase on a slow note as Lankan pacers Kasun Rajitha and Matheesha Pathirana made early inroads. However, a powerful 40-ball 45 by Gulbadin Naib ensured Afghanistan remained in the hunt. Meanwhile, a late blitz by Maheesh Theekshana and Dunith Wellalage helped Sri Lanka recover from 227-7 and powered them to 291/8 in 50 overs. Wellalage returned unbeaten on 33(39), while Theekshana was cleaned up by Gulbadin (28 in 24 deliveries) in the final ball of the Lankan innings. Kusal Mendis was the standout batter from the Lankan camp as he accumulated 92 runs from 84 deliveries.
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- Sep 05, 2023 10:28 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 2 runs
Dhananjaya de Silva strikes as Mujeeb Ur Rahman plays it straight to Samarawickrama stationed at long-on. He falls for 0(3).
Afghanistan could have still qualified for the Super 4s had they smashed a six and taken their total to 295, but Fazalhaq Farooqi defends the next two balls before being trapped LBW. They opt for a review but it appears to be plumb and TV replay confirms it's out.
Afghanistan are bundled out for 289 in 37.4 balls as Sri Lanka win by two runs. With this outcome Sri Lanka qualify for the Super 4s.Sep 05, 2023 10:22 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Nail biting stuff
Dunith Wellalage comes into the attack and beats Rashid Khan twice. The spinner then changes in length and Rashid whacks him for a boundary towards square leg.
The fourth delivery is another dot but the fifth and sixth results in a couple of boundaries. AFG: 289/8 (37 overs). They need three runs in 1 ball to qualify for Super 4s.Sep 05, 2023 10:19 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Afghanistan need 15 runs in 7 balls
Mujeeb Ur Rahman joins the proceedings as Afghanistan need 15 runs in 7 balls to qualify for Super 4s. AFG: 277/8 (36 overs)Sep 05, 2023 10:15 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: OUT!
Kasun Rajitha is reintroduced and he is welcomed with a boundary by Rashid Khan. Swings his bat hard against a length ball, pitched outside off as the ball flies over covers and bounces right in front of the boundary rope.
He takes a single in the next ball and Najibullah hammers a fulltoss by Rajitha for a maximum.
Najibullah, however, departs in the next ball as Nissanka takes a good catch at the square leg region. He falls for 23(15). AFG: 276/8 (35.4 overs)Sep 05, 2023 10:11 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Pathirana keeps it tight
Najibullah hits Pathirana for a boundary but just six runs come in the over. The equation now stands at 27 runs from 13 balls. AFG: 265/7 (35 overs)Sep 05, 2023 10:04 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: 33 runs in 19 balls is the equation
Maheesh Theekshana is welcomed with a maximum by Najibullah Zadran, following which he rotates the strike.
The bowler then bowls a wide, which is not collected by the wicketkeeper and the batter completes another single.
12 runs come from the over as AFG reach 259/7 in 34 balls.
AFG need 33 runs in 19 balls to qualify for Super 4s.Sep 05, 2023 10:01 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: SIX
Rashid Khan manages to connect an overpitch ball by Pathirana for a six as nine runs come from the over. AFG: 247/7 (33 overs) | Afghanistan to qualify: 45 runs | 25 balls.Sep 05, 2023 09:55 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Two wickets in same over
Dunith Wellalage strikes as Afghanistan lose Karim Janat and Hashmatullah Shahidi in the same over.
Janat falls for 22(13), while Shahidi, who was struggling to get the big hits, falls after scoring 59(66). AFG: 238/7 (32 overs)Sep 05, 2023 09:48 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Equation
This is some incredible stuff from Afghanistan. It feels as if Nabi has passed the baton to Karim Janat, the new batter in, who is try to put some pressure on the Lankans.
He starts with a maximum against Matheesha Pathirana before passing the strike to captain Hashmatullah Shahidi in the second ball.
Nine runs come from the over as Afghanistan require 58 runs in the next 37 balls to qualify for Super 4s. AFG: 234/5 (31 overs)Sep 05, 2023 09:43 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Theekshana keeps it economical
Theekshana keeps it economical as just four singles come in his over. AFG: 225/5 (30 overs)Sep 05, 2023 09:37 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: AFG keep the fight on
Hashmatullah Shahidi has completed his half-century and a lot will depend on him as Afghanistan need to chase down the target within 37.1 overs to remain alive.
Karim Janat is the new batter in and he is wasting no time as he hammers Rajitha for a four and six in the previous over. AFG: 221/5 (29 overs)Sep 05, 2023 09:33 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Game respects game
Mohammad Nabi's knock has left R Ashwin in awe.Sep 05, 2023 09:27 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Nabi departs
Theekshana brings an end to Mohammad Nabi's one-man show in Lahore as the all-rounder is caught for 65(32)
Batting at a strike-rate of over 200, Nabi smashed a total of six 4s and five 6s. AFG: 203-5 (27 Overs)Sep 05, 2023 09:20 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Unstoppable Nabi
Mohammad Nabi hits Kasun Rajitha for a 96m long SIX. He then hits the pacer for another maximum, this time towards the third man region, which also brings up Afghanistan's 200.
14 runs come from the over as AFG reach 200/4 in 26 overs.Sep 05, 2023 09:15 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Nabi slams 50
Dasun Shanaka is reintroduced in the attack and Mohammad Nabi along with Hashmatullah Shahidi clobber the all-rounder for 19 runs in the over. Nabi makes the maximum damage as he hits Shanaka for a six and a four, while Shahidi also manage a boundary.
Nabi then smashes 24-ball half-century in the next over bowled by Matheesha Pathirana, which is also the fastest by any Afghan batter in ODIs. Six runs come in the over as AFG reach 186/4 in 25 overs.
Afghanistan need 106 runs in 73 balls to qualify for Super 4s.Sep 05, 2023 09:02 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Expensive over
Matheesha Pathirana faces Mohammad Nabi's wrath as he welcomes the pacer with a maximum, and follows it up with a four. He then bowls a wide, follows it up with a dot, before Nabi finds a double in the fourth ball.
The pressure is building on the youngster as he bowls two more wides, before the fifth delivery is guided wide of the wicketkeeper for another boundary.
He then finishes the over with a single towards third-man. AFG: 161/4 (23 overs)Sep 05, 2023 08:55 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Nabi deals in 4s
Maheesh Theekshana is back into the attack and Mohammad Nabi smashes the spinner for two fours. Nine runs come in the over. AFG: 141-4 (22 overs)Sep 05, 2023 08:50 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: AFG slow down
Mohammad Nabi opens his account with a maximum against Dunith Wellalage, following which Kasun Rajitha gives three singles in his over. AFG 132-4 (21 overs)Sep 05, 2023 08:44 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: OUT!
Kasun Rajitha takes some pace off the ball and Rahmat plays early into his shot. He lofts the ball for a straightforward catch towards Pathirana at mid-on, who completes it with ease. Rahmat falls for 45(40). AFG: 121-4 (19 overs)Sep 05, 2023 08:33 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Another good over for Afghanistan
Another good over for Afghanistan as Sri Lanka reintroduce Kasun Rajitha. The pacer concedes one boundary as AFG reach 111/3 in 17 overs.Sep 05, 2023 08:28 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: AFG cross 100
Maheesh Theekshana is back into the attack and he gets an edge of Hashmatullah Shahidi's bat in the first ball, which flies over the keeper and races towards the boundary ropes for a four. Eight runs come from the over. AFG: 101/3 (16 overs)Sep 05, 2023 08:22 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Equation
Afghanistan need 200 runs in 23.1 overs to make it to the Super Fours. They are still alive in this competition.
Pathirana continues after the drink interval and bowls another economical over, which results in just one run. AFG: 93/3 (15 overs)Sep 05, 2023 08:15 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: SIX!
Pathirana bowls an economical over as just two singles come from it.
Then Sri Lanka introduce Dhananjaya de Silva into the attack, who finishes the over with a maximum, sending the ball over long-on. AFG: 92/3 (14 overs)Sep 05, 2023 08:05 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: No stop in flow of runs
Pathirana bangs a short delivery at 145kph, which doesn't have much bounce and comes quick at the batter, who goes for a pull. The ball touches his thigh and races away towards the fine leg fence. But it comes at some cost as Rahmat seems in some pain and is being checked by the physio.
Dasun Shanaka joins the attack and is welcomed by Hashmatullah Shahidi with a commanding six. He steps down the track and dispatches the ball over the long-on fence. AFG: 78/3 (12 overs)Sep 05, 2023 07:58 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: End of powerplay
Afghanistan accumulate 58 runs for the loss of three wickets in the first powerplay.
Rahmat Shah and skipper Hashmatullah Shahidi are batting in the middle.Sep 05, 2023 07:47 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: OUT!
Matheesha Pathirana is introduced in the attack and he strikes in the first ball, beats Gulbadin with a length ball, which then hits the pads. Sri Lanka appeal for LBW and umpire gives it out.
Gulbadin opts for a review but TV replay confirms there was no bat involved and the ball was pitching in line with the stumps before crashing it. He falls for 22(16). AFG: 50/3 (8.1 overs)Sep 05, 2023 07:44 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: All eyes on Gulbadin Naib!
Ibrahim Zadran was the last wicket to fall during Afghanistan's steep run-chase of the 292-run target set by Sri Lanka. Since then, Gulbadin Naib and Rahmat Shah have added 23 runs from 18 balls. Afghanistan need 242 runs to beat Sri Lanka. AFG 50/2 after 8 overs.Sep 05, 2023 07:39 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Rajitha strikes!
Kasun Rajitha leaks only six runs and he gets the wicket of Ibrahim Zadran on the final ball. Ibrahim Zadran b Rajitha 7(14). AFG 27-2 after 5 overs.Sep 05, 2023 07:25 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Economical by Theekshana
Theekshana continues from the other end and keeps things under control. Three runs come from his over as AFG reach 21/1 in 4 overs.Sep 05, 2023 07:22 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: OUT!
Kasun Rajitha strikes in his second over as Rahmanullah Gurbaz gets an edge, which settles in the wicketkeeper's gloves. The ball was moving away from the batter and he tried to whack it over mid-on. He falls for 4(8).
Gulbadin Naib joins the proceedings and hits Rajitha for consecutive fours. AFG: 18/1 (3 overs)Sep 05, 2023 07:13 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Zadran too hits a boundary
Theekshana keeps things economical unitl the final delivery, which he pitches short and wide. Ibrahim Zadran gets on top of it and slashes it square of the wicket for a boundary. AFG: 10/0 (2 overs)Sep 05, 2023 07:09 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Slow start by AFG
Gurbaz manages to hit Rajitha for a boundary as four runs come from the first over.
Maheesh Theekshana will share the new ball with Kasun Rajitha.Sep 05, 2023 07:06 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: The chase begins
Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran arrive in the middle to start the chase. Kasun Rajitha leads the attack for Sri Lanka.
Afghanistan need to chase this within 37.1 overs to make it to the Super Fours.Sep 05, 2023 06:34 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: SL post 291/8
Maheesh Theekshana and Dunith Wellalage inflict some late damage as the pair combine to add 64 runs in 62 balls to help Sri Lanka post 291/8 in 50 overs. Even 260 looked difficult at one stage but Sri Lanka will be happy with the effort.
Dunith Wellalage returns unbeaten on 33(39), which features three 4s and one maximum.
Maheesh Theekshana, on the other hand, was cleaned up by Gulbadin Naib in the final ball of the Sri Lanka innings. He added 28(24).Sep 05, 2023 06:23 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: SL reach 267-7 in 48 overs
Dunith Wellalage charges down the track against Gulbadin, who pitches it full and wide. The batter drives the ball through extra covers for a boundary. Eight runs come from the over as SL reach 267-7 in 48 overs.Sep 05, 2023 06:18 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Boundaries dry up
Gulbadin Naib and Fazalhaq Farooqi keep things tight as seven runs come in the last two overs. SL: 259-7 (47 overs)Sep 05, 2023 06:07 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Rashid completes his quota
Rashid Khan has been slightly expensive, but he finishes his quota with an economical over. (10-0-63-2)
Mohammad Nabi then follows it with a four-run over. SL 252-7 (45 overs)Sep 05, 2023 05:59 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: 7 overs left
Maheesh Theekshana hits Rashid Khan for a four.
Mohammad Nabi returns from the other end, and he gives two singles in his over. SL: 245/7 (43 overs)Sep 05, 2023 05:53 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Rashid crashes Lankan party
Sharp work by Rashid Khan ends Kusal Mendis' stay in the middle, who falls for 92. He tosses the ball against Dasun Shanaka, who hits the ball straight at him. Rashid gets a hand on the ball, which takes a deflection and then crashes on to the stump with Mendis finding himself outside the crease. He falls for 92(84).
Two balls later the spinner cleans up Dasun Shanaka for 5(8).
Mujeeb bowls the next over, which results in six runs. SL: 238/7 (41 overs)Sep 05, 2023 05:41 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Sri Lanka lose half their side
Sri Lanka lose half their side as Mujeeb Ur Rahman cleans up Dhananjaya de Silva for 14(19).
Dasun Shanaka joins Kusal Mendis in the middle, who is batting in his 90s. Meanwhile, Shanaka opens the account with a boundary. SL: 226/5 (39 overs)Sep 05, 2023 05:36 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Dhananjaya joins the party
Mujeeb Ur Rahman keep things under control as five runs come from his over.
However, the carnage continues against Rashid, who is hit for for a boundary by Dhananjaya de Silva. SL: 221-4 (38 overs)Sep 05, 2023 05:30 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Mendis deals in 6s
Kusal Mendis hits Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rashid Khan for a six each in the last two overs as Sri Lanka reach 209/4 in 36 overs.Sep 05, 2023 05:19 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Rashid Khan breaks the century-plus stand
Rashid Khan breaks the century-plus stand between Kusal Mendis and Charith Asalanka as the latter is caught and bowled for 36(43).
Two runs and a wicket come from the over. SL: 189/4 (34 overs)Sep 05, 2023 05:00 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Mendis hits a SIX
Fazalhaq Farooqi bangs it short against Kusal Mendis, who goes for a pull and gets a top edge, following which the ball travels over the fine leg fence for a maximum. 10 runs come from the over. SL: 167-3 (30 overs)Sep 05, 2023 04:51 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Kusal Mendis slams 50
Kusal Mendis hits a full delivery, pitched outside off by Fazalhaq Farooqi for a boundary towards covers and with that he also brings up her half-century.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka also cross the 150-mark. SL 153-3 (28 overs)Sep 05, 2023 04:45 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Mendis blows away Rashid
Rashid Khan is not being able to create the threat that he is known for as Kusal Mendis whacks the Afghan spinner for three consecutive fours.
A total of 15 runs come from his over as SL race to 144-3 in 27 overs.Sep 05, 2023 04:29 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Asalanka-Mendis rebuild
Charith Asalanka and Kusal Mendis keep the scoreboard ticking and have added 31 in 37 balls. SL: 117/3 (23 overs)Sep 05, 2023 04:22 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: End of 20 overs
Charith Asalanka gets a boundary against Gulbadin Naib for a boundary off an outside edge.
Asalanka then sweeps Nabi for a boundary in the next over as Sri Lanka reach 103-3 in 20 overs.Sep 05, 2023 04:09 PM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Caught-behind
Gulbadin Naib is on fire. The pacer packs Sadeera Samarawickrama for 3(8). Bowls a length ball, marginally outside the off-stump and it takes the edge of Samarawickrama's bat before settling in the wicketkeeper's gloves. SL: 86/3 (17 overs)Story SavedLive Score