Sri Lanka won the match by 4 wickets against Afghanistan in The Super Four, Match 1 (B1 v B2) of the Asia Cup 2022.
The Super Four, Match 1 (B1 v B2) of the Asia Cup 2022 was played yesterday between Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah. In this match, Sri Lanka won the match by 4 wickets.
Sri Lanka won the toss and invited Afghanistan to bat first, Afghanistan batted first started the inning very briliantly, Hazratullah Zazai and Rahmanullah Gurbaz came to start the inning and gave a strong start with a parthership of 46 runs for the first wicket, the first wicket has gone for 46 runs in 4.5 over, Hazaratullah Zazai dismissed for 13 runs in 16 balls, next batsman Ibrahim Zadran came to bat handled the inning and played a very brilliant half-century partnership of 93 runs with Rahmanullah Gurbaz, the second wicket has gone for 139 runs in 15.3 over, Rahmanullah Gurbaz dismissed after playing a very brilliant half-century inning of 84 runs with the help of 6 sixes and 4 boundaries in just 45 balls, next batsman Najibullah Zadran came to bat, after few moments the the third wicket has gone for 151 runs in 17.2 over, Ibrahim Zadran dismissed after playing a very brilliant inning of 40 runs with the help of 1 six and 2 boudaries in 38 balls, folllowed by Mohammad Nabi came to bat and he dismissed just for 1 run as fourth wicket in 18.4 over, the team score was 166 runs, next batsman Rashid Khan came to bat, menwhile in the next ball Najibullah Zadran also dismissed for 17 runs in 10 balls as fifth wicket, followed by Karim Janat came to bat and he remains unbeaten without scoring, and Rashid Khan dismissed for 9 runs as 6th wicket in final ball of the over. In this way, Afghanistan scored 175 runs after losing 6 wickets in 20 overs and set a target of 176 runs for Sri Lanka.
Sri Lankan bowlers Dilshan Madushanka took 2 wickets for 37 runs, and Asitha Fernando and Maheesh Theekshana got 1-1 wicket.
Sri Lanka chasing 175 runs in the second inning archived the target very easily by losing just 6 wickets in first ball of the final over, Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis came to start the inning and gave a very strong start with a half-century partnership of 62 runs for the first wicket, the first wicket has gone for 62 runs in 6.3 over, Kusal Mendis dismissed after playing a very brilliant quick inning of 36 runs with the help of 3 sixes and 2 boundaries in just 19 balls, next batsman Charith Asalanka came to bat and he good strike roatate with Pathum Nissanka, the second wicket has gone for 80 runs in last ball of the the 9th over, Pathum Nissanka dismissed after playing a very brilliant inning of 35 runs with the help of 1 six and 3 boudaries in 28 balls, next batsman Danushka Gunathilaka came to bat, after few moments the third wicket has also gone for 94 runs in 11.3 over, Charith Asalanka dismissed for 8 runs in 14 balls, next batsman Dasun Shanaka came to bat and played well for a while with Danushka Gunathilaka, the fourth wicket has gone for 119 runs in first ball of the 15th over, Dasun Shanaka dismissed for 10 runs in 9 balls, followed by Bhanuka Rajapaksa came to bat and handled the inning with Danushka Gunathilaka, the fifth wicket has gone for 151 runs in 16.4 over, Danushka Gunathilaka dismissed after playing a very brilliant inning of 33 runs with the help of 2 sixes and 2 boundaries in just 20 balls, next batsman Wanindu Hasaranga came to bat and handled the inning with Bhanuka Rajapaksa, the sixth wicket has gone for 174 runs in 18.3 over, Bhanuka Rajapaksa dismissed after playing a very brilliant quick inning of 31 runs with the help of 1 six and 4 boudaries in just 14 balls, followed by Chamika Karunaratne came to bat and he remains unbeaten for 5 runs with Wanindu Hasaranga, and Wanindu Hasaranga played an unbeaten victory inning of 16 runs in just 9 balls, in this way, Sri Lanka chased the target very easily by losing just 6 wickets in 19.1 over and won the match by 4 wickets.
Afghanistani bowlers Mujeeb Ur Rahman took 2 wickets for 30 runs, Naveen-ul-Haq took 2 wickets for 40 runs, Rashid Khan, and Mohammad Nabi got 1-1 wicket.
Afghanistani batsman Rahmanullah Gurbaz was selected as the best player of the match, he played a brilliant half-century inning of 84 runs with the help of 6 sixes and 4 boundaries in just 45 balls.