AFG vs SL Asia Cup: Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 4 wickets in Super-4 match, avenge the previous defeat

Amit Kumar Jha
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka

Afghanistan team faced Sri Lanka in the first match of Super-4 in Sharjah. Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bowl first.

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan (SL vs AFG) T20 Asia Cup 2022:  The Super-4 round started from today in the Asia Cup 2022 T20 tournament. Afghanistan team faced Sri Lanka in the first match of Super-4 in Sharjah. Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bowl first. Batting first, Afghanistan scored 175 runs for the loss of six wickets in 20 overs. In reply, Sri Lanka achieved the target in the 20th over for the loss of six wickets.

Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by four wickets

Sri Lanka defeated Afghanistan by four wickets in the first match of Super-4 in the Asia Cup 2022. Batting first after losing the toss, Afghanistan scored 175 runs for the loss of six wickets in 20 overs. In reply, Sri Lanka achieved the target in 19.1 overs for the loss of six wickets.

With this victory, Sri Lanka also avenged the previous defeat to Afghanistan. In the group stage, both the teams were in the same group (Group-B). Then Afghanistan easily beat Sri Lanka by eight wickets. Now Sri Lanka has defeated Afghanistan in Super-4. Now on September 6, the Sri Lankan team will face India. On the other hand, Afghanistan will face Pakistan on September 7.

SL vs AFG: A thrilling match

After 15 overs, Sri Lanka scored 127 runs for the loss of four wickets. Currently, Bhanuka Rajapaksa is at the crease with six runs and Danushka Gunatilaka 27 runs. Sri Lanka need 49 runs in 30 balls. Pathum Nisanka 35 runs, Kusal Mendis 36 runs, Charith Aslanka 8 runs and captain Dasun Shanaka 10 runs out.

SL vs AFG: Sri Lanka need 94 runs in 60 balls

After 10 overs, Sri Lanka scored 82 for the loss of two wickets. At present, Charith Aslanka is at the crease after scoring seven runs in 11 balls and Danushka Gunatilaka scoring one run in two balls. Sri Lanka got the first blow on the score of 62. Then Kusal Mendis was dismissed after scoring 36 runs in 19 balls. He was caught by Naveen-ul-Haq at the hands of Ibrahim Zadran. After this, Sri Lanka got the second blow on the score of 80. Pathum Nisanka was dismissed for 35 runs in 28 balls. He was caught by Mujeeb ur Rahman at the hands of Gurbaz. Sri Lanka need 94 runs in 60 balls.

SL vs AFG: First blow to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka got the first blow at the score of 62 in the seventh over. Kusal Mendis was dismissed after scoring 36 runs in 19 balls. He was caught by Naveen-ul-Haq at the hands of Ibrahim Zadran. After seven overs, Sri Lanka's score is 64 runs for one wicket. At present, Pathum Nisanka is at the crease after scoring 24 runs in 21 balls and Charith Aslanka after scoring one run in two balls.

SL vs AFG: Sri Lanka's innings begins

Sri Lanka's innings has started. Pathum Nisanka and Kushal Mendis have come to open. Fazahlhaq Farooqui did the first over for Afghanistan. He conceded nine runs. Sri Lanka have scored nine runs in an over for no loss.

SL vs AFG: Afghanistan scored 175 runs

Afghanistan scored 175 for six in 20 overs. Sri Lanka need to score 176 runs to win Super-4. Rahmanullah Gurbaz played the highest innings of 84 runs for Afghanistan. Apart from him, Ibrahim Zadran scored 40 off 38 balls, Najibullah Zadran scored 17 off 10 balls and Hazratullah Zazai scored 13 runs off 16 balls. Rashid Khan was dismissed after scoring nine runs. Captain Mohammad Nabi scored a run. Dilshan Madushanka took the highest two wickets for Sri Lanka. Mahish Teekshna and Aseetha Fernando got one success each.

SL vs AFG: Second blow to Afghanistan

Afghanistan got the second blow in the 16th over. Rahmanullah Gurbaz returned to the pavilion after scoring 84 runs. He hit four fours and six sixes in his 45-ball innings. Gurbaz shared a 93-run partnership with Ibrahim Zadran for the second wicket. Gurbaz was dismissed by Asitha Fernando.

SL vs AFG: Sri Lankan bowlers crave for wickets

Afghanistan made 111 runs after losing one wicket after 13 overs. Rahmanullah Gurbaz is playing a quick innings. He has scored 72 runs in 37 balls so far. At the same time, Ibrahim Zadran is playing his good support by scoring 22 runs in 25 balls. Sri Lankan bowlers are craving for wickets. There has been a partnership of 60 plus runs between the two. The only blow to Afghanistan came in the form of Hazratullah Zazai. Madushanka clean bowled him. Jajai could score 13 runs in 16 balls. 

SL vs AFG: Gurbaz's fifty

Rahmanullah Gurbaz has given his team a great start. He scored a half-century in 22 balls. After nine overs, Afghanistan's score is 78 for one wicket. Currently, Gurbaz is batting on 50 runs in 24 balls and Ibrahim Zadran 12 runs in 14 balls. The only blow to Afghanistan came in the form of Hazratullah Zazai. He got out after scoring 13 runs. Madushanka sent him to the pavilion.

SL vs AFG: First blow to Afghanistan

Afghanistan's team has got off to a good start. The team got the first blow on the score of 46 runs. Sri Lankan fast bowler Madushanka clean bowled Hazratullah Zazai. Jajai could score 13 runs in 16 balls. At the same time, Rahmanullah Gurbaz is batting stormy. He has scored 33 runs in 13 balls so far. At present, Ibrahim Zadran has come to accompany him. 

SL vs AFG: Both the teams are as follows

Afghanistan: Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Samiullah Shinwari, Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazlhaq Farooqui.

Sri Lanka: Pathum Nisanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Charith Aslanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Mahesh Tekshana, Asitha Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka.

SL vs AFG Live: Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bowl

Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka won the toss and decided to bowl first. The Sri Lankan team has not made any changes in the playing-11. At the same time, Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi has made a change in the playing-11. He has been thrown out due to Ajmatullah's ill health. Samiullah Shinwari has been included in his place in the team.

SL vs AFG: Sri Lanka have to perform exceptionally

The performance of the Sri Lankan team has not been anything special. Afghanistan had defeated the team by eight wickets in the first match. However, against Bangladesh, Sri Lanka made a comeback and won the match to qualify for the Super-4. The strength of the Sri Lankan team is the all-rounders they have. Captain Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne have the ability to turn matches on their own at any time. At the same time, wicket-keeper batsman Kusal Mendis is also in excellent form.

Sri Lanka team

Dasun Shanaka (Captain), Danushka Gunatilaka, Pathum Nisanka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Aslanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Asheen Bandara, Dhananjay de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Mahesh Teekshna, Jeffrey Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrama, Chamika Karunathar Fernando, A. Dilasi Karunatharna, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, , Nuwan Tushara, Dinesh Chandimal.

SL vs AFG: Afghanistan team strong

Afghanistan became the first team to qualify for the Super-4 round. He won both his consecutive matches in the group-stage by a good margin. In the first match, Afghanistan defeated the five-time champion Sri Lankan team by eight wickets. At the same time, in the second match, Bangladesh was beaten by seven wickets. Afghanistan has some world class bowlers, which will not be easy for any team to overcome. Afghanistan's spin bowling is stronger than all the other teams reaching the Super-4.

Afghanistan team

Mohammad Nabi (captain), Najibullah Zadran, Afsar Zazai, Ajmatullah Omerzai, Fareed Ahmed Malik, Fazlhaq Farooqui, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Mujeeb ur Rehman, Najibullah Gurbaz Ahmed, Rahmanullah Gurbaz Ahmed, Fazlhaq Farooqui, Hazratullah Zazai, , Rashid Khan, Samiullah Shinwari. 

AFG vs SL Asia Cup: Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 4 wickets in Super-4 match, avenge the previous defeat
Hi! Welcome to Amar Ujala's Live Blog. The Super-4 round is starting from today in the Asia Cup 2022 T20 tournament. Afghanistan team faces Sri Lanka in the first match. In the group stage, both the teams were in the same group. Then Afghanistan easily beat Sri Lanka by eight wickets. Sri Lankan team will come out to avenge this defeat. Sri Lanka's batting was a complete flop in that match. At the same time, Afghanistan's team is in excellent form at the moment. Both the teams can take the field without any change.