Asia Cup - 7th match

Afghanistan v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 129 runs

5.4

Shapoor Zadran to Thirimanne, OUT, 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.

HDRL Thirimanne b Shapoor Zadran 5 (20m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 31.25

Sri Lanka 14/1   MDKJ Perera 9* (18b 1x4)   Shapoor Zadran 2.4-1-5-1

15.1

Mirwais Ashraf to MDKJ Perera, OUT, 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

MDKJ Perera b Mirwais Ashraf 33 (63m 49b 4x4 1x6) SR: 67.34

Sri Lanka 50/2   KC Sangakkara 11* (26b 1x4)   Mirwais Ashraf 2.1-1-4-1

21.2

Mirwais Ashraf to Jayawardene, OUT, 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

DPMD Jayawardene c Mohammad Nabi b Mirwais Ashraf 14 (28m 14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Sri Lanka 83/3   KC Sangakkara 29* (49b 3x4)   Mirwais Ashraf 5.2-1-20-2

36.5

Amir Hamza to Chandimal, OUT, 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.

LD Chandimal b Amir Hamza 26 (60m 41b 1x4 0x6) SR: 63.41

Sri Lanka 157/4   KC Sangakkara 75* (101b 6x4 1x6)   Amir Hamza 4.5-0-28-1

37.2

Dawlat Zadran to Mathews, OUT, 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

KC Sangakkara run out 76 (136m 102b 6x4 1x6) SR: 74.50

Sri Lanka 158/5   AD Mathews 0* (2b)   Dawlat Zadran 5.2-0-28-0

41.5

Dawlat Zadran to de Silva, OUT, 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...

PC de Silva c Mirwais Ashraf b Dawlat Zadran 17 (20m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 106.25

Sri Lanka 184/6   AD Mathews 8* (13b)   Dawlat Zadran 7.5-0-39-1
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Afghanistan v Sri Lanka at Dhaka - Mar 3, 2014
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Mar 3, 2014

Afghani journalist Matiullah Abid, Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, Asia Cup, Mirpur, March 3, 2014

Afghani journalist Matiullah Abid

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Mar 3, 2014

Sri Lanka celebrate their progress into the final, Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, Asia Cup, Mirpur

Sri Lanka celebrate their progress into the final

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