Asia Cup, 7th Match: Afghanistan v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Mar 3, 2014
Asia Cup - 7th match
Sri Lanka won by 129 runs
Played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur (neutral venue)
3 March 2014 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Sri Lanka innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MDKJ Perera b Mirwais Ashraf 33 63 49 4 1 67.34
15.1 83.2 mph, that's chopped on! KJP's laboured stay comes to an end! He has played some good shots, but has struggled for timing today. He tries to punch this length delivery on the up through covers, but the lack of pace means he is early in the shot. The ball takes an inside edge and clatters on to the stumps.. This is going to be a tricky pitch.. It's slow, very slow and Afghanistan are bowling very well 50/2
View dismissal HDRL Thirimanne b Shapoor Zadran 5 20 16 0 0 31.25
5.4 82.6 mph, that's the middle stump gone! Thirimanne goes forward to play a loose drive, it wasn't the right line for it. He leaves a big gap between the bat and pad. Shapoor bowled it full and this one came in a touch too, but that was a loose shot from the batsman. Excellent bowling from Shapoor. 14/1
View dismissal KC Sangakkara run out (Dawlat Zadran/Mohammad Nabi) 76 136 102 6 1 74.50
37.2 Dawlat Zadran to Mathews, Sanga is gone now! His luck runs out and finally Afghanistan strike! Dawlat produced a wonderful yorker that Angelo just about dug out towards square leg. He was off balance, so was not going to look for a run, but Sanga wanted to get to the other end and charged down manically. By the time he realised there was no run, it was too late as an accurate throw was fired to the bowler. Dawlat takes the stumps out. Infact, Angelo looked for a run initially and said NO after a delay 158/5
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene c Mohammad Nabi b Mirwais Ashraf 14 28 14 2 0 100.00
21.2 77.1 mph, oh that's a big wicket! Mahela plays a loose loose shot here! He was looking to chip it over the bowler's head but only gets a toe-end to it to lob it tamely towards mid-on where the fielder moves a little to his left and takes a simple overhead catch. It was not a full delivery, and came slow of the pitch. What a strike this is! Mirwais has been bowling brilliantly and gets some reward. That wicket was more than 11000 ODI runs 83/3
View dismissal LD Chandimal b Amir Hamza 26 60 41 1 0 63.41
36.5 50.5 mph, he throws it away, Chandimal! Tries to go inside out over extra cover, but the tossed up delivery lands on middle stump line, spins past the outside edge and takes the off stump out! Beautifully bowled by Hotak. That dipped and spun. 157/4
AD Mathews* not out 45 70 41 4 0 109.75
View dismissal PC de Silva c Mirwais Ashraf b Dawlat Zadran 17 20 16 1 0 106.25
41.5 87.5 mph, another wicket! another soft dismissal! Sri Lanka are falling apart. De Silva flicks this short of length delivery straight to midwicket. He perhaps wanted to go squarer, but the extra pace from Dawlat meant he wasn't able to get it to the desired direction... 184/6
NLTC Perera not out 19 45 23 0 0 82.60
Extras (lb 6, w 6, nb 6) 18
  Total (6 wickets; 50 overs) 253 (5.06 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  Najibullah Zadran 3 0 9 0 3.00 13 1 0
View wicket Shapoor Zadran 9 1 46 1 5.11 27 3 1 (3w)
5.4 to Thirimanne, 82.6 mph, that's the middle stump gone! Thirimanne goes forward to play a loose drive, it wasn't the right line for it. He leaves a big gap between the bat and pad. Shapoor bowled it full and this one came in a touch too, but that was a loose shot from the batsman. Excellent bowling from Shapoor. 14/1
View wicket Dawlat Zadran 9.2 0 60 1 6.42 28 7 0 (2nb, 1w)
41.5 to de Silva, 87.5 mph, another wicket! another soft dismissal! Sri Lanka are falling apart. De Silva flicks this short of length delivery straight to midwicket. He perhaps wanted to go squarer, but the extra pace from Dawlat meant he wasn't able to get it to the desired direction... 184/6
View wickets Mirwais Ashraf 8 1 29 2 3.62 28 2 0
15.1 to MDKJ Perera, 83.2 mph, that's chopped on! KJP's laboured stay comes to an end! He has played some good shots, but has struggled for timing today. He tries to punch this length delivery on the up through covers, but the lack of pace means he is early in the shot. The ball takes an inside edge and clatters on to the stumps.. This is going to be a tricky pitch.. It's slow, very slow and Afghanistan are bowling very well 50/2
21.2 to Jayawardene, 77.1 mph, oh that's a big wicket! Mahela plays a loose loose shot here! He was looking to chip it over the bowler's head but only gets a toe-end to it to lob it tamely towards mid-on where the fielder moves a little to his left and takes a simple overhead catch. It was not a full delivery, and came slow of the pitch. What a strike this is! Mirwais has been bowling brilliantly and gets some reward. That wicket was more than 11000 ODI runs 83/3
  Mohammad Nabi 6.4 1 23 0 3.45 20 0 0
View wicket Amir Hamza 7 1 43 1 6.14 14 3 0 (1w)
36.5 to Chandimal, 50.5 mph, he throws it away, Chandimal! Tries to go inside out over extra cover, but the tossed up delivery lands on middle stump line, spins past the outside edge and takes the off stump out! Beautifully bowled by Hotak. That dipped and spun. 157/4
  Samiullah Shenwari 4 0 20 0 5.00 8 1 0
  Nawroz Mangal 3 0 17 0 5.66 10 1 1 (1w)
  Afghanistan innings (target: 254 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Mohammad Shahzad b Lakmal 7 8 7 0 1 100.00
1.4 86.9 mph, the off stump takes a beating! Too rash from Shahzad, some would say. He gets the front leg out of the way, wanted to smash it over mid-on, gives himself too much room and plays an ungainly cross-batted swat.. Unfortunately for him, he makes no connection and the ball hits the top of off..Quick exit for Shahzad 8/1
View dismissal Noor Ali Zadran c de Silva b Mendis 21 62 41 2 0 51.21
15.1 58.7 mph, caught at point! Noor Ali's vigil ends as he drives the tossed up delivery, but he didn't account for the turn. This one went away after pitching, caught a thick outside edge and was taken easily at point.. 59/3
View dismissal Asghar Stanikzai b NLTC Perera 27 41 34 5 0 79.41
12.3 82.9 mph, bowled him! Stanikzai was playing well, but he has been sent back now. Thisara can ramp up pace at times and he does it here too, bowls a fuller length after delivering quite a few shorter deliveries. The batsman remained rooted to the crease and plays outside the line. The offstump takes a beating 53/2
View dismissal Nawroz Mangal c †Sangakkara b NLTC Perera 4 15 13 0 0 30.76
16.1 84.5 mph, and another one! This one is a soft dismissal as Mangal gets a faint edge in trying to guide the length ball to third man. Afghanistan are in trouble here 61/4
View dismissal Samiullah Shenwari c Thirimanne b Lakmal 6 22 19 0 0 31.57
20.2 86.3 mph, Lakmal strikes! the batsman has a lazy waft at a length delivery outside off and he gets a thick outside edge that flies straight to the lone slip fielder. Thirimanne takes a good catch 73/5
View dismissal Mohammad Nabi* lbw b de Silva 37 66 43 3 1 86.04
32.3 55.1 mph, he raps the batsman on the pads, appeals persistently and the umpire gives away! It was flatter, quicker and it turned a touch too. Nabi was looking to sweep it and was hit in front of middle and leg. That pitched on leg and straightened Seven down now.. 121/7
View dismissal Najibullah Zadran c Mathews b NLTC Perera 11 43 35 1 0 31.42
31.3 84.2 mph, he drives again and drives it in the air, straight to the fielder at cover! The shot was on as it was a fuller delivery, but he didn't put anything behind that drive. Turned out to be a tame push and the fielder took it easily. The partnership is broken two short of fifty. Third wicket for Perera 121/6
View dismissal Mirwais Ashraf c NLTC Perera b de Silva 1 26 18 0 0 5.55
38.4 52.9 mph, and everytime they have looked for a shot, they have given their wickets away! The batsman tries to drive it over cover, but gets a thick outside edge to short third man. Sri Lanka are through to the final of the Asia Cup again 124/10
View dismissal Amir Hamza lbw b Mendis 1 13 14 0 0 7.14
35.5 50.9 mph, a googly gets him a wicket! He was not reading the spin and pays with his wicket as he pushes outside the line. The ball spun in and hit the batsman on his back leg, right in front 122/8
View dismissal Dawlat Zadran b Mendis 0 5 8 0 0 0.00
37.6 51.0 mph, tossed up delivery outside off, this time the batsman thinks about driving and leaves a gap between the bat and pad, it's a googly again and it hit the middle and leg stump. Another one for Mendis. Sri Lanka are closing doors on Afghanistan quickly 124/9
Shapoor Zadran not out 0 2 0 0 0 -
Extras (lb 2, w 7) 9
  Total (all out; 38.4 overs) 124 (3.20 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  SL Malinga 5 0 23 0 4.60 21 2 0 (4w)
View wickets RAS Lakmal 7 2 30 2 4.28 31 4 1
1.4 to Mohammad Shahzad, 86.9 mph, the off stump takes a beating! Too rash from Shahzad, some would say. He gets the front leg out of the way, wanted to smash it over mid-on, gives himself too much room and plays an ungainly cross-batted swat.. Unfortunately for him, he makes no connection and the ball hits the top of off..Quick exit for Shahzad 8/1
20.2 to Samiullah Shenwari, 86.3 mph, Lakmal strikes! the batsman has a lazy waft at a length delivery outside off and he gets a thick outside edge that flies straight to the lone slip fielder. Thirimanne takes a good catch 73/5
View wickets NLTC Perera 10 2 29 3 2.90 45 4 0
12.3 to Asghar Stanikzai, 82.9 mph, bowled him! Stanikzai was playing well, but he has been sent back now. Thisara can ramp up pace at times and he does it here too, bowls a fuller length after delivering quite a few shorter deliveries. The batsman remained rooted to the crease and plays outside the line. The offstump takes a beating 53/2
16.1 to Nawroz Mangal, 84.5 mph, and another one! This one is a soft dismissal as Mangal gets a faint edge in trying to guide the length ball to third man. Afghanistan are in trouble here 61/4
31.3 to Najibullah Zadran, 84.2 mph, he drives again and drives it in the air, straight to the fielder at cover! The shot was on as it was a fuller delivery, but he didn't put anything behind that drive. Turned out to be a tame push and the fielder took it easily. The partnership is broken two short of fifty. Third wicket for Perera 121/6
View wickets PC de Silva 9.4 1 29 2 3.00 39 1 1
32.3 to Mohammad Nabi, 55.1 mph, he raps the batsman on the pads, appeals persistently and the umpire gives away! It was flatter, quicker and it turned a touch too. Nabi was looking to sweep it and was hit in front of middle and leg. That pitched on leg and straightened Seven down now.. 121/7
38.4 to Mirwais Ashraf, 52.9 mph, and everytime they have looked for a shot, they have given their wickets away! The batsman tries to drive it over cover, but gets a thick outside edge to short third man. Sri Lanka are through to the final of the Asia Cup again 124/10
View wickets BAW Mendis 7 2 11 3 1.57 33 0 0 (1w)
15.1 to Noor Ali Zadran, 58.7 mph, caught at point! Noor Ali's vigil ends as he drives the tossed up delivery, but he didn't account for the turn. This one went away after pitching, caught a thick outside edge and was taken easily at point.. 59/3
35.5 to Amir Hamza, 50.9 mph, a googly gets him a wicket! He was not reading the spin and pays with his wicket as he pushes outside the line. The ball spun in and hit the batsman on his back leg, right in front 122/8
37.6 to Dawlat Zadran, 51.0 mph, tossed up delivery outside off, this time the batsman thinks about driving and leaves a gap between the bat and pad, it's a googly again and it hit the middle and leg stump. Another one for Mendis. Sri Lanka are closing doors on Afghanistan quickly 124/9

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
Points - Sri Lanka 5, Afghanistan 0
Player of the match - KC Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - JD Cloete (South Africa) and BNJ Oxenford (Australia)
TV umpire - Anisur Rahman
Match referee - BC Broad (England)
Reserve umpire - Masudur Rahman

Match Notes


    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 35 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 14.4 overs (88 balls), Extras 1
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 54/2 in 17.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 13, DPMD Jayawardene 2)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 25.5 overs (155 balls), Extras 2
    • KC Sangakkara: 50 off 77 balls (3 x 4)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 69 balls (KC Sangakkara 32, LD Chandimal 20, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 148/3 in 35.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 69, LD Chandimal 24)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 23 runs, 2 wickets)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 35.2 overs (212 balls), Extras 3
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 45.1 overs (271 balls), Extras 6
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 43 balls (AD Mathews 27, NLTC Perera 18, Ex 8)
    • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 49.4 overs (300 balls), Extras 18
    • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 253/6 in 50.0 overs (AD Mathews 45, NLTC Perera 19)
    • Afghanistan innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 39 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Afghanistan: 50 runs in 11.4 overs (70 balls), Extras 1
    • Drinks: Afghanistan - 61/4 in 16.1 overs (Samiullah Shenwari 1)
    • Afghanistan: 100 runs in 26.6 overs (162 balls), Extras 7
    • Drinks: Afghanistan - 122/7 in 34.0 overs (Mirwais Ashraf 0, Hamza Hotak 1)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 2 runs, 3 wickets)
 
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Hours of play (local time) 14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45

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