The third match of today's Asia Cup was played between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. Afghanistan won Sri Lanka from Asia Cup by winning this match by 91 runs. The Sri Lankan team had already lost to Bangladesh and with the loss of the match they were out of the tournament. Team B from Bangladesh and Afghanistan have reached the Super 4. In this match, Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghans decided to bat first before winning the toss.
Great start of Afghanistan
Afghanistan opener Mohammad Shahzad and Ishnahalla Janat gave the team a solid start. Both batsmen added 57 runs for the first wicket. After the dismissal of Shahzad (34), with Rahmat Shah coming to bat, Janat added 50 runs for the second wicket. Janat 45 runs out. Captain Asgar returned to the pavilion by scoring just 1 run. Rahmat, with the help of Hashmatullah Shahid, shared 80 runs to his team to 190 runs.
72 runs in the best innings Rahmat Shah Dushmanta was out on the ball of Chamera. After this, none of the Afghani batsmen were able to tick, but all contributed a little bit and provided the team with 249 runs.
Thisara Perera took 5 wickets from Sri Lanka. Apart from them, Akila Dhananjaya got two wickets while Lasith Malinga, Dushmanta Chamarra and Shan Jayasuriya got 1-1.
Sri Lanka continue to struggle
The Sri Lankan team, who got off to chase the target of 250 runs, lost their opening wicketkeeper Kusal Mendis in the first over. Dhananjay Dasilva, who came in to bat at number three, made a 53-run partnership with Upul Tharanga, but Dhananjay (23) got out.
After this, any Sri Lankan batsman would return to the pavilion one by one. Almost all the batsmen got the start but no one could convert them into big scores. Run out in full Sri Lankan team overs.
For Sri Lanka, Upul Tharanga (36), while Thesara Perera (28) and Dhananjay D'Silva scored 23, none of the batsmen have batted with responsibility.
For Afghanistan, Gulbiddin Naib, Mujib ur Rahman, Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan took 2-2 wickets. Two Sri Lankan batsmen were run out