Afghanistan Beat Sri Lanka in Asia Cup Opener
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka: On Saturday Afghanistan defeated Sri Lanka within the opening match of Asia Cup 2022. Afghanistan defeated Sri Lanka by 8 wickets within the opening match. The match was held on the Dubai Worldwide Cricket stadium.
Afghanistan gained the toss and elected to bowl first towards Sri Lanka. Each the groups are in Group B. Afghanistan facet was led by Mohammad Nabi, whereas the Sri Lanka workforce was led by Dasun Shanaka.
On this present day, Sri Lanka batted first and misplaced 10 wickets in 19.4 overs and made solely 105 runs. Chasing a goal of 106, Afghanistan reached the goal with 59 balls to spare. Hazratullah Zazai hit an unbeaten 37 whereas Rahmanullah Gurbaz scored a quickfire 38 on the high of the order.
Earlier, Fazalhaq Farooqi starred with a spell of three for 11 as Afghanistan bowled out Sri Lanka for 105. After being put into bat, Sri Lanka tottered at 5 for 3 as Farooqi and Naveen-ul-Haq ran riot within the first two overs.
Farooqi struck twice within the first over to dismiss Kusal Perera and Charith Asalanka, earlier than Naveen-ul-Haq bought the higher of Pathum Nissanka within the subsequent over. Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Danushka Gunthilaka added 44 runs for the fourth wicket earlier than Mujeeb-ur-Rahman gave the latter his marching orders.
Sri Lanka XI: Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana
Afghanistan XI: Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Rashid Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi
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Match End result: Afghanistan gained by 8 wickets
Participant of The Match: Fazalhaq Farooqi