AFG suffers heartbreak as Hashmatullah Shahidi and Mohammad Nabi's innings are ineffective and SL wins by two runs to advance to the Super 4s

In their Tuesday Asia Cup match against Afghanistan, Kusal Mendis led the way with a 92, while Dunith Wellalage and Maheesh Theekshana held down the fort at the finish of the innings. While Gulbadin Naib (4/60) was Afghanistan's most effective bowler.
Prior to Tuesday's Asia Cup match against Afghanistan, Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka chose to win the toss and decide to bat first. The same teams have been kept in place for Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. To compete for a Super4 position in the Asia Cup on Tuesday, Afghanistan must step up their offensive game against an adept Sri Lanka.After losing to Bangladesh, Afghanistan is now not only in a must-win situation but also requires a huge victory in order to place in the top two of Group B.Their run rate is now negative as a result of the defeat they suffered here on Sunday night, whereas Sri Lanka, who defeated Bangladesh in their opening match, has a positive NRR of 0.951.

SL 291/8 (50)

AFG 289 (37.4)

Sep 5, 2023 5:01 PM