Asia Cup 2018: Afghanistan Win By 91 Runs, Knock Sri Lanka Out Of Tournament

Afghanistan have had an considerable run so distant in 2018, violence Zimbabwe and Ireland, detached from winning a qualifiers to book a berth in subsequent year’s ICC World Cup. At a Sheikh Zayed Stadium, a Afghanistan cricket group done another fatiguing statement.

In a past, batting has mostly let them down though once they sealed in on 250, spin-heavy Afghanistan fanciful their chances opposite a struggling Sri Lankans, who simply caved in and threw divided their wickets. By a time their trump label Rashid Khan was introduced, Afghanistan had already taken dual wickets, and a leg-spinner delivered immediately bowling out Kusal Perera, who done an catastrophic try to upset a strike bowler. 

Upul Tharanga, after carrying hung in there for his 64-ball 36, offering a elementary locate during mid-off to leave Sri Lanka in a mark of worry during 88 for four. A lot depended on skipper Angelo Mathews (22) though he too got out while perplexing to force a pace. 

Thisara, after a successful tour with a ball, done 28 off 36 balls. Mujeeb ur Rahman, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid and Mohammad Nabi picked adult dual wickets every for Afghanistan. This was Sri Lanka’s second true detriment in Group B, entrance dual days after a complicated better during a hands of Bangladesh

Earlier, Rahmat Shah hold a Afghan innings together before Thisara’s five-wicket transport helped Sri Lanka play out Afghanistan. Perera picked adult his fourth five-for as Sri Lanka took 7 wickets in a final 8 overs of Afghanistan innings. Afghanistan were off to a discreet start with a openers Mohammad Shahzad (34) and Ihsanullah Janat (45) putting on 57 runs in only underneath 12 overs. 

Spinner Akila Dhananjaya done a initial breakthrough when he had Shahzad trapped in front of a wicket. It was a lax shot and attempting to retreat brush a length round valid to be his undoing. There was another half-century stand, between Ihsanullah and Shah, as a Afghanistan sauce room looked relaxed. 

However, Sri Lanka found another wicket after a dual batsmen combined accurately 50 runs for a second wicket. Umpire Gregory Brathwaite was not tender with Akila’s scream for an lbw, call a Sri Lankans to go for a review, and got a preference in their favour. 

Returning to a side after blank a contest opener opposite Bangladesh, off-spinner Akila returned with neat total of 2/37 in his 10-overs spell on a wicket that played slow, creation stroke-making difficult. 

Skipper Asghar Afghan came to a middle, though his stay was ephemeral as Shehan Jayasuriya foxed him, a dual wickets in as many overs shortening Afghanistan to 110 for 3 during he finish of a 26th over. An 80-run partnership ensued between Shah and Hashmatullah Shahidi (37), assisting Afghanistan to 190 when Dushmantha Chameera sent a Afghan top-scorer behind to a pavilion. 

Shah’s hit enclosed 5 hits to a fence. Shahidi was a subsequent male to get out, descending to Perera. Mohammad Nabi scored 12-ball 15 before a seasoned Lasith Malinga cut brief his stay in a middle. The Lankan pulled behind things in a death, picking adult a bagful of wickets, with Thisara doing a bulk of damage.

(With PTI Inputs)

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