Afghanistan seriously thrashed Sri Lanka, won 59 balls for 8 wickets

Afghanistan defeated Sri Lanka by 8 wickets in the first match of the 2022 Asia Cup played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The Sri Lankan team was only able to score 105 runs after playing first. In response, Afghanistan chased the target easily on the 11th, losing only two wickets.

After the great performance of the Afghanistan bowlers, starter Hazratullah Jazai and Rahmanullah Gurbaz also did wonders. The two shared 83 runs for first wicket in just 6.1 overs.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz scored 40 runs on just 18 balls. During this, 3 fours and 2 sixes came off his bat. At the same time, Hazratullah Jazai came back undefeated with 37 runs on 28 balls. He hit 5 fours and a six. Apart from this, Ibrahim Zadran scored 15 runs on 13 balls with the help of 2 fours.

Earlier, after losing the toss, the Sri Lankan team, which came first at bat, got off to a very poor start. The starter Pathum Nisanka went out for 03 and Kusal Mendis for 02 runs. After this, Charith Asalanka, who hit number three, returned to the pavilion without opening the account.

Danushka Gunathilaka and Bhanuka Rajapaksa shared a 44-race partnership after losing three wickets by just 5 races. They were both scoring runs easily. Gunathilaka, meanwhile, was caught trying to hit a six in the changeup for 17 runs.

After this, Sri Lankan batsmen continued to lose wickets at regular intervals. During this Vanindu Hasaranga 02 and captain Dasun Shanaka came out clean. After this, Rajapaksa also returned to the pavilion. He scored 38 runs on 29 balls with the help of 5 fours and a six.

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At this point it seemed that the Sri Lankan team would not even reach the 100-run score. But Chamika Karunaratne played a 31-run, 38-ball inning to push the score past 100. He hit three fours and a six. At the same time, Mahesh Dikshana 00 and Mathisha Pathirana were out by 05 runs.

Fazlhaq Farooqui was a brilliant bowler in Afghanistan. On his first spell, he took two wickets in two overs with a maiden. After this, he also got a wicket on the second spell. In this way he took a total of three pieces of land. At the same time, his partner Navi ul Haq was also successful. At the same time, captain Mohammad Nabi took two wickets for 14 runs in four overs from him. Apart from this, the mystery spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman also took two wickets. At the same time, Bhanuka Rajapaksa scored the highest 38 runs for Sri Lanka.

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