Highlights, Asia Cup 2018, Match 3: Sri Lanka suspended after pang 91-run better to Afghanistan

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Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, Asia Cup 2018: Afghanistan applaud a dismissal

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Highlights, Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, Asia Cup 2018, Match 3: A dream start to a competition for a minnows and a intolerable better for a 1996 World Cup champions. This will jar them badly. A 91 run better is a thrashing and it will take a lot of bid on their partial to overcome this detriment and rebound back. Afghanistan’s bowling was second to none. All their bowlers solely for Aftab Alam managed to take dual wickets any and dual run outs of De Silva and Jayasuriya hermetic it for them. Earlier in a day, we saw a mature batting bid from a unequivocally immature group looking to find their feet in a general arena. They showed extensive focus and a crafty enterprise to quarrel it out and put adult a rival sum on a board. With Sri Lanka in not a best of form and with a ability of a Afghan bowlers, we certainly did design a competition though never approaching it to be so one sided in preference of a latest nation to get Test status. (SCORECARD)


00.20 IST: Afghanistan (249) kick Sri Lanka (158) by 91 runs in Abu Dhabi. Rashid 2/26, Naib 2/29. Lasith Malinga OUT! As rectilinear as it can get! The center of center branch is where a round would have crushed into, as per Hawk Eye. Rashid Khan unveils his sorcery as he fires this unequivocally full smoothness in line with a stumps. Malinga being Malinga looks to representation opposite a line looking to strike a round towards a mid-wicket area. However, a Sri Lankan pacer gets beaten in moody and pace. The round sneaks underneath his bat representation and a round disrupts a poles behind. The Sri Lankan innings has capitulated here as they are all out for 158 as a ever considerable Afghanistan start their 2018 Asia Cup debate with a thumping win by 91 runs. Is it a finish of Sri Lanka’s tour in a tournament? Only honour to play for now.

00.18 IST: Gulbadin Naib to Dushmantha Chameera, 1 run. A length round around off is taped into a indicate segment for a single.

00.14 IST: OUT! Naib removes Perera for 28. The genocide rattle! naib does a pretence for his team. He takes out Perera with a slower length round around off, angling in from around a wicket. Perera with an goal to deposition a round in a stands in a mid-wicket segment though he totally loses his figure and balance. The round goes underneath his bat and crashes into a wooden sticks behind. Just a sole wicket remaining now. Can Afghanistan finish this off quickly? Sri Lanka 156/9 in 40.2 overs vs Afghanistan (249) in Abu Dhabi.

00.12 IST: Powerplay 3 has been signalled.

00.05 IST: Lasith Malinga walks out to a middle.

00.03 IST: OUT! Nabi removes Dananjaya for 2. That’s a category of Nabi. He is unequivocally a universe category bowler with his correctness and his change in gait roughly any ball. He flights this one as good and keeps it on off. Dananjaya goes for a furious toil opposite a line and totally misses a round as he is seen losing his change also. The round crashes into a stumps and it looked a unequivocally nauseous dismissal. Timely wicket for Afghanistan.  Sri Lanka 153/8 in 38.2 overs vs Afghanistan (249) in Abu Dhabi.

23.55 IST: Akila Dananjaya is a new batsman in. Can he be a favourite with a bat for a change and take his side opposite a finish line?

23.54 IST: OUT! Mujeeb removes Shanaka for 0. Mujeeb strikes and during a unequivocally critical stage. Shanaka can be a dangerous batsman. Afghanistan will be some-more than happy to see his back. Rahman keeps it a bit shorter around off stump. Shanaka, meditative it is a leg spinner, goes on a behind feet to punch it tough by a off side. But for his startle and to Afghanistan’s delight, a round lands and comes into Shanaka. This means that Shanaka is totally bamboozled that formula in a round slicing into him and crashing into a joist behind.  Sri Lanka 144/7 in 35.3 overs vs Afghanistan (249) in Abu Dhabi.

23.52 IST: Dasun Shanaka is a new male in. Mujeeb Ur Rahman comes behind into a attack.

23.51 IST: OUT! Nabi removes Mathews for 22. Mathews holes out and that’s a physique blow to Sri Lanka. A intelligent bowling change by a skipper. Nabi has finished a trick. He tosses it adult in a atmosphere and lands it full around middle. Angelo runs down a lane with a goal to transparent a prolonged on fence. But he fails to accumulate adequate stretch on this one and is held with palliate by Rashid Khan in a deep. It’s going from bad to worse for Sri Lanka, 107 indispensable off 90 balls. Sri Lanka 143/6 in 35 overs vs Afghanistan (249) in Abu Dhabi.

23.49 IST: Mohammad Nabi comes into a attack. How profitable will his knowledge be in such a parsimonious situation?

23.44 IST: FOUR! This time on a legs of a left-hander. Thisara, opposite his healthy character of play, smoothly gets some bat on this quicker ball. The speed on a round is adequate to take it opposite a glorious leg boundary.

23.34 IST: Rashid Khan into a attack. Can a universe category aspirant sign it for his group and minister in a noted win this evening? Interesting times brazen for sure…

23.31 IST: FOUR! That is all class! The attitude, a physique denunciation and a certainty being displayed by Mathews is simply breathtaking. Aftab fires in a unequivocally full smoothness on center and leg. Almost a yorker this though Mathews from within his double usually nonchalantly flicks it with pinnacle disdain. The round is seen skimming opposite a outfield and channel a low mid-wicket boundary. Mathews putting adult a quarrel in this do-or-die diversion for his team.

23.21 IST: Gulbadin Naib in for another spell.

23.18 IST: Thisara Perera joins his skipper.

23.17 IST: OUT! Jayasuriya run out for 14. Another confusion, another run out and another wicket means to a ever so gay Afghans. Mujeeb from around a wicket tosses this full during his legs. Shehan leans opposite and flicks it into a low mid-wicket region. The batsman have taken a initial run fast with an goal to come behind for a brace. Not certain about Mathews though his maladroit partner unequivocally wanted to get behind on strike. The fielder during mid-wicket collects a round half-way to a range and fires in a prosaic one-bounce chuck right on tip of a stumps. Mujeeb has some elementary work to do and he completes a ritual by defeat off a bails in perfect joy. Mathews is seen vouchsafing out his disappointment on Shehan as a lefty starts to travel behind solemnly and definitely disappointed. 142 some-more compulsory from 22.5 overs, that is 133 balls.Get prepared for a humdinger here. Sri Lanka 108/5 in 27.1 overs vs Afghanistan (249) in Abu Dhabi.

23.16 IST: Mujeeb Ur Rahman returns in a attack.

23.11 IST: Six runs from a over. Rashid Khan to Shehan Jayasuriya, no run. Jayasuriya defends it from within a crease. Afghanistan keep requesting a pressure. SL 105/4 in 26 overs.

23.05 IST: Change. Mohammad Nabi is into a attack.

23.01 IST: Gulbadin Naib to Angelo Mathews, no run. Full and outward off, driven to covers. Dot ball. SL 95/4 in 23 overs.

22.52 IST: Shenan Jayasuriya is a new male in.

22.51 IST: OUT! Naib removes a threat! Sri Lanka are losing their approach in this run follow and are digging their hole deeper. Another bad shot preference from a batsman causes his downfall. Fuller round outward off again. Tharanga does not get underneath a round and hits it true to Asghar during midst off who takes it with glee. The good set batsman has to travel behind and Sri Lanka are in large trouble. They need 162 runs in 178 balls during 5.46 rpo.  SL 88/4 in 20.2 overs.

* The Sri Lankan skipper and their best batsman, Angelo Mathews comes out to bat.

22.46 IST: OUT! And that’s how Rashid creates his entry. Absolutely brilliant! SL 86/3 in 19.5 overs

22.43 IST: And Rashid creates his entrance in a match. 

22.41 IST: FOUR! Streaky though Welcome! When we take a risk, take it with all your might. Alam bangs this one short, with an goal of startling a batsman with a change in length though Perera is upto it as he responds with aggressive instinct and plays a lift shot. The round bounces a bit some-more than he approaching and that formula in a tip corner that sails over a tip of a keeper’s conduct and runs opposite a boundary. Sri Lanka will take them whichever approach they come. SL 83/2 in 19 overs

22.38 IST: FOUR! SL 74/2 in 17.5 overs

* Just a heads up, Rashid Khan is warming up!

22.34 IST: Missing leg, a additional deposit in saves a batsman and goes opposite a bowler this time. How humorous is this game? That’s accurately since we like it so much.

22.30 IST: Review time as Sri Lanka go for it. The batsman in doubt is Upul Tharanga who has been given not out by a referee and a Sri Lankans have challenged that decision.

22.28 IST:  Beaten again! This time a length is a bit brief outward off. Tharanga stays behind to cut though misses. He’s unhappy with himself. Two dot balls after a boundary.

22.25 IST: FOUR! Smashed that cover drive! No fielder is removing to that. A length round in a segment outward off, Tharanga takes a travel brazen and drills his expostulate by additional cover for a enormous boundary. SL 63/2 in 15.2 overs

22.23 IST: Appeal for an lbw! Not given. This one straightens a reason from around off. Tharanga tries to crack though substantially his bat gets stranded on his pad. He misses and is rapped on a pads. They interest though zero from a umpire. Height factor?

22.21 IST: Tharanga turns this into a leg side though true to a male during brief glorious and hence no run on offer there.

* Kusal Perera is a new male for Sri Lanka.

22.15 IST: OUT! A comedy of errors between a batsmen and Shahzad. It’s a RUN-OUT! Big wicket for a Afghans. SL 55/2 in 13.2 overs

* The umpires have left upstairs for a run out appeal. We will have to wait to know who is out and who is not.

22.10 IST: 4 wides! Gift presented and Sri Lanka will happily accept. Nabi starts a over with a quicker smoothness from around a wicket and angling into a batsman. The deposit on it takes a round down a leg side and Perera behind can't stop it. Four runs gifted. SL 52/1 12 overs

22.07 IST: FOUR! SL 48/1 in 11.4 overs

22.08 IST: Nice parsimonious line and length by Naib. The batsman has played that off a front feet and into a ground.

* Powerplay 2 has been signalled. Now usually 4 players will be authorised outward a 30-yard round until a 40th over.

22.00 IST: SIX! Shot of a day! Glorious! Full and around off, de Silva extends his arms and lets a round cruise over a additional cover region. Holds his poise for a photographers to constraint it. SL 40/1 in 9.4 overs

21.57 IST: Direct strike and Tharanga would have been a gonner. Plays this with soothing hands towards midst on. Rashid there dives and has a bashful during a non-striker’s end. Tharanga dives though would have been still short.

21.55 IST: FOUR! That’s his strength. Makes full use of a double and times a round perfectly. Short round from Rahman on center and leg. Upul rocks behind and cuts it by indicate . The round races to a boundary. SL 32/1 in 8.3 overs

21.48 IST: Two Wides. Angles this down a leg side. De Silva still goes after it though it’s too distant from him. Shahzad can't get to a round fast as dual some-more extras have been taken.

21.45 IST: Swing! Good bowling from Alam. Getting a round to pierce both ways. Lands this outward off and a round comes behind in sharply. Beats a inside corner of Dhananjaya and Shahzad too fails to collect it. The collect adult dual bye runs.

21.42 IST: DROPPED! Shahzad has put down a locate behind a wickets. Slower round outward off. Tharanga looks to play it with a true bat though gets an inside corner to it. It goes into a hands of a screw and pops out.

21.38 IST: Outside off, Upul looks to expostulate though gets a fat corner past a trip region. The round goes towards a third male segment where they comes behind for a second run.

21.35 IST: Direct strike would have been close. Length outward off, Tharanga taps it towards indicate and hares to a other end. The fielder stationed there has a bashful during a striker’s finish though misses.

21.32 IST: FOUR! Shot! Not fearful to use his feet and gets a range to his name. Raham gives this atmosphere outward off. De Silva reads it well, comes down a lane and lofts it over covers for a good looking range . SL 10/1 in in 3 overs

21.28 IST: FOUR! Misses his line and strays his down a leg side. Tharanga helps it on it’s approach and it goes glorious to a glorious leg boundary. SL 4/1 in 1.3 overs

21.25 IST: Maiden over by Mujeeb. SL 0/1 in 1 over

21.22 IST: OUT! What a start for Afghanistan! Not so most for Sri Lanka. Guess what? Kusal Mendis fails again and register another steep to his name. Tossed adult round outward off. The round spins in and hits Mendis on his pads who plays opposite a wrong line. Mujeeb appeals and a referee takes his time in lifting a finger. Mendis does not opt for a examination and takes a delayed travel back. Good he didn’t confirm to examination it as replay uncover us that a umpire’s call would stand. SL 0/1 in 0.2 overs

* We are behind for a chase. Upal Tharanga and Kusal Mendis will open for a Men in Blue. Afghanistan have given a round to Mujeeb to play a initial over.

* Now then, a aim is not going to be an easy one to chase, generally opposite a good bowling attack. The Sri Lankan batting unsuccessful miserably in a final diversion and it will be engaging to see if they have recovered from that. So, what do we have in store for us after a break? Will Sri Lanka stay alive in this year’s Asia Cup or will Afghanistan book their berth in a tip 4.

We will shortly be behind with a follow in a while. 250 on a house and this is a contingency win for Sri Lanka of gripping their hopes alive of staying in a tournament. 

* An glorious come behind by Sri Lanka! They have conceded usually 66 runs in a final 10 overs, that sees a compare hang in a change during a moment. Afghanistan substantially would feel they should have got more, generally after they had 7 wickets in a bag streamer into a final 10. Rahmat Shah and Shahidi had laid a substructure with a 80-run mount though a cluster of wickets towards a finish keep them intact.

20.52 IST: KABOOM! Fifer for Perera and Afghanistan do not strech a 250-run mark. Mujeeb again goes for a retreat sweep. Perera bowls it full and right during a bottom of middle. Mujeeb misses and sees a seat behind get disturbed. So 3 wickets and 7 runs in a final over and AFGHANISTAN FINISH WITH 249!

20.50 IST: OUT! Knocks him over! Four-fer for Perera and he is delighted. This is unequivocally full and on off, Khan swings though misses, a round hits Rashid’s pads and afterwards deflects onto a stumps. He walks behind after personification a good cameo.  AFG 249/9 in 49.4 overs

20.47 IST: SIX! What a strike off a unequivocally initial round we face! That has been nailed! A full round outward off, Alam clears his front leg and tonks it over a prolonged off fence. So a wicket and a limit of a initial dual balls. AFG 248/8 in 49.2 overs

20.46 IST: OUT! The final over starts off with a wicket! A low full toss on middle, Naib swings though it goes off a center half towards block leg. Akila there moves fast towards his right and takes a unequivocally good locate inches above a ground. The Sri Lankan players start celebrating though a referee asks a batsman to wait. He wants to check if a locate is clean. Time for a replays and after a few, a referee gives it in a preference of a bowling side. AFG 242/8 in 49.1 overs

20.41 IST: FOUR! Second range in a over and Malinga has proven to be costly today. The slower brief round on middle, Khan pulls it in a opening during a low mid-wicket segment and a range results. AFG 240/7 in 48.2 overs

20.39 IST: FOUR! Excellently played! A yorker on a pads, Rashid flicks it glorious down a leg side and a round races divided to a glorious leg fence. Afghanistan need a few some-more of these. AFG 234/7 in 48.2 overs

20.36 IST: OUT! Cutters after cutters meant there was positively no gait to work with. competence be a skip of gait undone Zadran as he tries to blindly hoick this one into a leg side. The slower knife does a pretence as it takes a center corner and crashes into a wooden sticks behind. An critical wicket this as Zadran is among their heading scorers in a array and had a ability to harm Sri Lanka. AFG 227/7 in 47.5 overs

20.32 IST: Another approach strike and once again it has been taken upstairs. Naib is a male in question.

20.29 IST: OUT! Malinga removes Nabi for 15. This time it carries and Thisara takes another glorious catch. Why excellent? 1) He had to make a lot of belligerent 2) He had to have one eye on a fielder entrance from a prolonged off region. Malinga bowls a slower round on middle, Nabi is foxed completely. He tries to go large though stops his shot as a round never arrives. It hits a bat and lobs over a bowler’s head. Perera from prolonged on, runs to his left and takes it above his head. The dangerous Nabi walks behind though creation most of an impact and this can certainly make a disproportion of 10 to 15 runs to a final score. AFG 222/6 in 46.3 overs

20.27 IST: Dropped! Dananjaya at it once again. Nabi hits it hard, fails to go a stretch and it’s been dropped. AFG 222/5 in 46.2 overs

20.25 IST: SIX! Nabi’s shot has left a distance. Cracking shot by a all-rounder. AFG 219/5 in 46 overs

20.25 IST: NOT OUT! Nabi is in though a dot! Length again on off, Zadran pushes it towards covers. Nabi sets off for a run though afterwards is sent behind by his partner. The fielder during covers, collects it and hits a stumps during a bowler’s end. The players interest and a referee takes it upstairs. Replays show, Nabi is good in.

20.19 IST: Full and on off, a batsman strokes it by covers for a brace. Good start to a over for Afghanistan, they need a large over.

* Najibullah Zadran is a new male in.

201.6 IST: OUT! TIMBER! Shahidi departs and both a set batsmen are now in a hut! Shahidi seems to have left into a shell, he was struggling to measure fast and that was a need of a hour. He falls in an try to do so. It was a join adult smoothness on middle, Shahidi swings opposite a line though misses to see his leg branch get uprooted. Perera strikes in his initial over of his new spell and Afghanistan now seem to be losing their way. AFG 203/5 in 44.1 overs

20.14 IST: 200 Up for Afghanistan! They have cracked Sri Lanka’s expectations and with 6 overs to go, we competence see a batsmen lift out their large guns. AFG 201/4 in 44 overs

20.08 IST: The batsman has been strike on a pads as he attempted to brush that one. It would be advisable to play with a true bat rather than going for plane shots.

20.01 IST: OUT! Chameera removes Rahmat for 72. In a air… and taken! No ton for Shah and a timely wicket for Sri Lanka. They have gotten absolved of a well-set batsman. Chameera gets his initial and breaks a 80-run stand. He bowls a well-disguised slower round on middle, Rahmat is totally cheated as he is a reason early into a shot. He usually manages to strike it high adult in a atmosphere towards prolonged on. Perera there initial runs brazen though afterwards takes a few stairs behind and takes a acrobatics catch. Rahmat Shah walks behind after personification a unequivocally good innings, his partnership with Shahidi has set a height for a large hitters entrance in. AFG 190/4 in 41.1 overs

19.58 IST: FOUR! Misfielding during glorious leg. That releases all a pressure. Poor by Akila, he should be interlude that. The bouncer on a physique of a batsman. Shah swivels and pulls it towards glorious leg. Akila there runs though dives over a round and concedes a boundary. AFG 189/3 in 40.5 overs

19.56 IST: Powerplay 3 has been signaled. Now, a limit of 5 fielders can be placed outward a 30-yard circle.

19.50 IST: FOUR! Ball bad and Akila pays a price. Short and outward off, Shah has all a time in a universe to stone behind and cut it by point, violence a diving fielder during indicate and a round races away.

19.43 IST: Rahmat Shah Dropped! A tough possibility though we have seen these taken! And Mathews would have desired for that to be held as they are in a unfortunate need of a wicket. Also, it was of a set batsman, Shah. Malinga bowls a slower one on middle, Shah flicks it uppishly towards low block leg. Dasun there runs in and puts in a dive though can’t hang on to it. The batsmen take dual and a life for Shah. The forsaken catches opposite Bangladesh cost them, will this also?

19.35 IST: FOUR! Smart, unequivocally smart. It’s not always about beast force and power, some crafty meditative helps as well. Malinga starts with a shortish smoothness on middle. Shahidi leans behind and angles his bat in such a approach that a ball, from a bat face, flies over a slips thong since of Lasith’s pace. The round crosses a range line like a tracer bullet.

19.34 IST: Lasith Malinga, a aristocrat of block-holes, comes behind into a attack.

19.30 IST: FIFTY! Rahmat Shah hits 12th ODI half-century off 63 balls. Take that! That has been strike with authority! On a length around off, Shah stands high and slaps it over a bowler’s conduct and a round races away. He gets to his fifty in style. 12th in this format. He raises his bat to soak in a acclaim from a crowd. He has built this innings unequivocally easily and he would not wish to chuck it divided now. A ton is on offer and Afghanistan would adore for him to get there. He certainly binds a pivotal for Afghanistan to get to a good sum and he knows that. Afghanistan 154/3 in 34.3 overs vs Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi.

19.29 IST: Hashmatullah Shahidi NOT OUT! Well, good in! Shahidi pushes this towards midst off and sets off for a run. Rahmat this time is a one to respond late. The fielder runs to a ball, collects it clean and hits bull’s eye during a striker’s end. The players appeal, a referee during initial shakes his conduct though afterwards takes it upstairs. Just to be sure. Replays hurl in and they uncover a batsman to be good in.

19.28 IST: Thisara Perera is behind on.

19.23 IST: Time for Drinks. Afghanistan marching on, delayed and steady. 17 some-more overs remaining and they will wish to get during slightest another 100 some-more deliberation they have 7 wickets still in a bag. The Lankans now a hazard that a Afghan bowlers lift and hence will be penetrating on jacket adult a innings during a earliest.

19.18 IST: Akila Dananjaya comes behind into a attack.

19.12 IST: FOUR! A bit of Kumar Sangakkara in that contend Dean Jones! Full and far-reaching outward off, Shahidi drives it block on a off side. The fielder from third male runs to his left, dives and he seems to have stopped it. The referee takes it upstairs to check and replays uncover that he touches a ropes as tries to lift a round behind in.

19.02 IST: FOUR! Lovely shot! Crisp and a boundary! On a pads, Shah won’t skip out there, he clips it by mid-wicket and a round races away.

19.00 IST: Dushmantha Chameera is behind on.

18.57 IST: FOUR! Poor round and put away! Very brief and outward off, Rahmat goes behind and slaps it by covers. No fielder in a low and a range results.

18.53 IST: Hashmatullah Shahidi walks out to bat.

18.52 IST: OUT! Jayasuriya removes Asghar Afghan for 1. Huge, outrageous blow for Afghanistan! Their skipper departs though discouraging a scorers a lot. Two discerning wickets for Sri Lanka and they are now right behind into this. Good change in gait there by Jayasuria, he fires it on middle, Afghan tries to work it on a leg side though he misses, maybe due to a gait of a delivery. It hits him on a pads, a players interest and a referee raises his finger. Asghar starts walking straightaway as he knows he is a passed duck. Afghanistan 110/3 in 26 overs vs Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi.

18.50 IST: The Sri Lankans have left for a review. The batsman in doubt is Ihsanullah. Looked parsimonious to a exposed eye. But pitching outward leg competence usually save him.

18.48 IST: The Afghanistan skipper, Asghar Afghan walks into a middle. Can he come adult with a captani’s innings?

18.47 ISTOUT! Dananjaya removes Ihsanullah for 45. That is how we use a DRS system, good finished Sri Lanka. That looked tighten though a batsman had some hope, however, he has to skip now. Dhananjaya tosses this one adult on a center branch line. Insanullah goes for a sweep, though goes right opposite a line and opposite a turn. That’s too most risk taken on a singular round and that formula in a batsman misses a round and is struck in front of middle. The Sri Lanka group is adult and shouting, they are certain they have got their scalp though a referee disappoints them. Mathews discusses with his infantry and they confirm to go upstairs. May be a tactical examination this one as 24 overs have been bowled and it is a large wicket of a good set opener. The second Afghan wicket goes down though a doubt is will they fall or continue surpassing towards a rival total. Afghanistan 107/2 in 24.4 overs vs Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi.

18.36 IST: The magician, Akila Dhananjaya, comes behind into a attack.

18.25 IST: FOUR! A beauty of a shot! A stately lift for four. Perera bangs this one to get it high upto a batsman’s chest. Insanullah swivels and pulls is with a crafty bottom hand. The energy is so good on that shot that a fielder during low block leg had a tiny stretch to cover to his left though can't cut off a racing ball. AFG 91/1 in 18.5 overs.

18.23 IST: FOUR! A range from a impulse he strike it. Some unequivocally good charge from Afghanistan. Looks like Ihsanullah is good set now, is examination a round like a basket round and his side will dearly wish him to be there in a center as prolonged as possible.

18.22 IST: Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah, 2 runs. de Silva fires this one on a legs of Shah, a batsman flicks it divided with a wristy shot into a block leg region. The batsmen have picked adult a prop to finish a over.

18.10 IST: Dhananjaya de Silva to Ihsanullah, 1 run. A unequivocally full round around off, driven towards a mid-off segment to finish a over with a fourth singular in a over. AFG 75/1 in 16 overs.

18.04 IST: Thisara Perera comes behind into a attack.

17.56 IST: EDGED BUT RUNS! Akila Dananjaya to Rahmat Shah, 3 runs. Rahmat Shah Dropped? technically yes, though it would have been a stunner. A possibility of a second wicket in a over is left abegging. The wizard tosses this on adult around off. Shah waits behind and goes for a expostulate by covers. The round lands and turns divided marginally to take a outward corner and a bulb flies past a right of diving Angelo Mathews during initial slip. He attempted good there though usually could not strech to a ball. AFG 60/1 in 12 overs.

17.53 IST: OUT! Dananjaya removes Mohammad Shahzad for 34. After a good start by a Afghanistani opening pair, it’s Dananjaya’s sorcery with his fingers that has finished Shahzad in here. The machiavellian spinner tosses this around off. Shahzad sees a round is a bit brief of full length, goes behind looking to punch it by covers. It’s a carrom ball, spin in ever so somewhat and beats Shahzad who gets rapped passed in front. First blood for Sri Lanka and they will demeanour to collect a integrate some-more shortly to supplement to a pressure. Afghanistan 57/1 in 11.4 overs vs Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi.

17.51 IST: SIX! Super sixer by Shahzad. This is like a aggressive opener we have seen so most of in a past. Shahzad dances down a lane as shortly as a round leaves Dananjaya’s hand. Does not get totally to a representation of this tossed adult round usually outward off. He goes by with a swing, connects distinctively for a round to fly over a prolonged off range for a heartless maximum.

17.49 IST: 50 adult for Afghanistan! Dushmantha Chameera to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run. A good length round on off and angling into Shahzad. The batsman tries to lift during it and gets an inside corner and a round hits him on a pads. They collect adult a single.

17.40 IST: FOUR! That’s a winning shot from Shahzad. A bit radical though unequivocally effective. And that is what matters in a end. Perera goes for a warn brief round though Shehzad is warning adequate as he pulls this one unequivocally Shahzadesque over a mid-wicket region. The fielder during a block leg blockade tries to run opposite and stop though can't and Afghanistan get a boundary.

17.38 IST: Akila Dananjaya to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run. Again, Shahzad looks to go large with a toil sweep. He does not bond scrupulously and a round goes towards low mid-wicket for a run. So not a lot of squeeze for Akila in his first. The pacers also did not accept a lot of assistance from a surface, seems to be a belter.

17.36 IST: Spinner introduced early! Akila Dananjaya is into a attack.

17.32 IST: FOUR! A super cover drive. So so good to a eyes. Perera gives a bit of breadth on this one and Ihsanullah cashes in. He leans brazen and drives by covers to move adult a pleasing range that takes him on 14.

17.30 IST: Thisara Perrera is a initial change bowler.

17.24 IST: FOUR! Janat joins a party. Malinga dishes this on a length a bit outward off, Ihsanullah plays it with an pointed bat and guides it to third man. The timing and chain is so good that a round races to a range in a jiffy.

17.22 IST: FOUR! IT’S A FEARLESS START! Clever, Cheeky and Skillful. Malinga changes his length totally and bangs this one brief outward off. Shahzad, primarily looking to lean behind is examination a round invariably and during a final impulse decides to lift his bat for a round to lick a bat face and fly over a slips region. The fielder during third male tries tough to run, dive and take a formidable possibility though he misses a round totally as it rolls opposite a boundary.  AFG 23/0 in 4.4 overs.

17.17 IST: FOUR! Cracking shot! The best so far. Chameera keeps it fuller and a bit far-reaching of off. Shahzad, with pinnacle flamboyance, goes down on one knee and plays a outstanding lofted additional cover expostulate for a scintillating boundary.

17.15 IST: FOUR! Malinga strays again though this time Ihsanullah flicks it nonchalantly over a mid-wicket segment for a grand boundary. Super shot, a certainty boosting one.  AFG 11/0 in 3 overs.

17.07 IST: Dushmantha Chameera will play from a other finish with a second new ball.

17.06 IST: Lasith Malinga to Mohammad Shahzad, no run. Fuller round on a stumps, it is driven to midst off.

17.02 IST: FOUR! Shahzad starts in style. They contend if we wish to slash, afterwards condense hard. This is exacly what Shehzad has finished here. Malings dishes this length round a bit far-reaching of off. Shezad goes after it and slashes during it. The round takes a outdoor half of a bat and goes over a gully segment towards a third male segment and opposite a range to move adult a initial range for Afghanistan. Brave cricket there from Shehzad as he takes Malinga on true away.

17.00 IST: We are finished and dusted with a particular inhabitant anthems. The umpires and a Sri Lankan players make their approach out. The Afghanistan opening span of Mohammad Shahzad and Ihsanullah travel out to a center with a former holding strike. Malinga will start a record for Sri Lanka.

16.40 IST: Captain’s Speak

Angelo Mathews: we was going to have a bat initial as well. Looks a good pitch, decent covering of weed and should reason on well. Looks good to bat though we can't win all a tosses. (On being in a must-win scenario) The some-more we think, some-more vigour we will put yourself under. Crucial to go out there and have some fun. He (Malinga) was superb final diversion and hopefully he can minister to a winning means today. Three changes due to a conditions. Akila comes behind in, as does Shehan Jayasuriya and Dushmantha Chameera. Aponso and Dilruwan skip out along with Suranga.

Asghar Afghan: We will bat first, wish to put runs on a house and afterwards urge it with a bowling. Seems like too most weed though we are used to personification in these conditions. We know a conditions well. We have one seamer, one all-rounder and 3 spinners detached from one part-time spinner.

16.30 IST: TOSS! Afghanistan win toss, opt to bat opposite Sri Lanka

16.00 IST: Hello and acquire to a Live Coverage of Match 3 of a Asia Cup 2018 between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan Sheikh Zayed Stadium during Abu Dhabi.

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