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Asian Cup 2023: Kusal Mendis played a brilliant inning, Sri Lanka went 292 runs ahead of Afghanistan.

Asian Cup 2023: Kusal Mendis played a brilliant inning, Sri Lanka went 292 runs ahead of Afghanistan.

Today, Afghanistan’s challenger is ahead of Sri Lanka at the Asian Cup. The match between the two teams will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Sri Lanka, who won the toss and opted to bat first, scored 291 runs for 8 wickets in 50 overs. Thus, the goal is 292 runs to win the game ahead of Afghanistan. Kusal Mendis scored the most runs for Sri Lanka. Kusal Mendis played an inning for 92 runs and 84 balls. He hit six fours and three sixes in his innings. While Charith Aslanka hit 36 ​​runs with 43 balls.

Earlier, the Sri Lankan team started batting after a shot won and made a great start. Sri Lanka openers Pathum Nissanka and Dimuth Karunaratne added 63 runs for the first wicket. After that, however, the Sri Lankan team quickly lost wickets. But Kusal Mendis and Charith Aslanka pulled the team out of a tight spot with a brilliant partnership. Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjay de Silva and Dashun Shanaka, who spoke about the rest of the Sri Lankan batsmen, returned early to the pavilion.

Mahish Tikshna and Dunith Wellge formed an important partnership with 64 runs for the eighth wicket. In fact, the Sri Lankan team once struggled after losing seven wickets in 227 runs. But after that, Mahish Tikshna and Dunith Wellge formed a great partnership and took the score to 291 runs.

As for the Afghan bowlers, Gulbdin Naib took the maximum number of wickets. Gulbdin Naib victimized 4 players by scoring 60 runs in 10 overs. Apart from that, Rashid Khan took two wickets. While Mujeeb ur Rehman had 1 success. Significantly, this is the final group match of the Asian Cup. After that, Super 4 rounds will be played starting September 6th. The final match of this tournament will be played on September 17th. At the same time, alongside India, the Pakistani team from Group A also qualified for the Super 4 round.

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