Asia Cup, 2023, AFG vs SL, 6th Match: Sri Lanka made it to Super-4 after defeating Afghanistan by two runs in a thrilling match


Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by two runs in the last group match of the Asia Cup. With this, the Sri Lankan team confirmed their place in the Super Four. Batting first after winning the toss, Sri Lanka scored 291 runs for eight wickets. In response, Afghanistan’s team could only score 289 runs. Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by two runs to make it to the Super Four of the Asia Cup. Sri Lanka, batting first, scored 291 runs thanks to Kusal Mendis’s 92 runs.

In response, Afghanistan’s team was able to score only 289 runs and lost the match by two runs. Dhananjaya de Silva took two wickets in the last over of the match to give Sri Lanka a thrilling victory. Mohammad Nabi played a brilliant inning of 65 runs in 32 balls for Afghanistan. Gulbadin Naib took four wickets, Rashid Khan took two and Mujeeb took one wicket for Afghanistan. At the same time, Kasun Rajita took four wickets for Sri Lanka, Dhananjay de Silva and Dunith Velalge took two wickets each. Tikshna and Pathirana got one wicket each.

With this victory, the Sri Lankan team has reached the Super Four stage of the Asia Cup. Apart from Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh have made it to the Super Four. This match was very exciting. Afghanistan had to win this match in 37.1 overs to reach the Super Four. Chasing 292, the Afghan team scored 289 for eight in 37 overs. With a last-ball win, Afghanistan needed three runs to reach the Super Four, but Mujeeb was caught out. Farooqi, who came in next, was caught in front of the wickets and the Afghans lost the match by two runs, while an over before the team looked close to reaching the Super Four.

Playing 11 of both teams:-

Afganistan: Rehmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (captain), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rehman, Fazlhaq Farooqui.

Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Aslanka, Dhananjay de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dunith Velalge, Mahish Tikshna, Kasun Rajitha, Mathisha Pathirana.

SL 291/8 (50) Sri Lanka won by 2 runs

AFG 289 (37.4)


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