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Best performances - Batsmen

TM Dilshan
83(56) 8x4 - 3x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 17 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
1 8 7 11 9 2 7 38
Asghar Afghan
62(47) 3x4 - 4x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 18 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 6 3 13 0 19 21

Best performances - Bowlers

NLTC Perera
O4
M0
R33
W3
Eco8.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
HMRKB Herath
O4
M0
R24
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan | Commentator: Nikhil Kalro

10.53pm A single-handed effort from Dilshan has carried his team to a quality win against a spirited opposition. SL were in trouble during more than a few moments of that chase but Dilshan kept his head and his nerve to find the gaps when required. A few cameos from the rest of the batting also helped ease the rate towards the end. Afghanistan were good, not great, and therefore did not have enough in the shed to trouble the experience of a quality team. Loads of misfield, full tosses and ill-directed deliveries did not help either. They can take a lot of heart from the comeback though and put on a good show against other members of the group.

Tillakaratne Dilshan is the Player of the Match: Two games I had two ducks, but I needed runs going into the big games. I'm really happy that i finished the game. 150 is a good total, this wicket is slow. Later a little dew helped. They had some quality bowlers but we managed very well in the middle. Twos and threes, every wicket we tried to put up a small partnership. Come to these kinds of tournaments, first match is very important that I get some runs. Senior guys need to stand up and do it for the team. The middle order can bat around us."

Asghar Stanikzai: The total was good, not bad but Dilshan played really well. He took responsibility and played well. When you play big teams, our fielding wasn't good. we'll trey our best. Approach is good. Thanks to our president and parliament members for their support."

Angelo Mathews: "We haven't played too well in the recent past. Credit to the Afghan batters, they put us under lots of pressure. We played really good cricket in the practice games, the attitude was superb. No matter who you play, you have to be positive. We aren't looking too far ahead, if we click we can do anything."

18.5
4
Hamid Hassan to Dilshan, FOUR runs, that will be it. A full toss on middle and Dilshan swats it away to the midwicket fence and punches the air in joy. What an innings this has been. SL cruise to a six-wicket win in the end
18.4
2
Hamid Hassan to Dilshan, 2 runs, well executed yorker. Dilshan knew exactly where and how well he placed it behind point. Mathews was unsure but trusted his partner for the second
18.3
1
Hamid Hassan to Mathews, 1 run, very full on of, Mathews drives to long-on
18.2
1
Hamid Hassan to Dilshan, 1 run, pushed down to long-on
18.1
4
Hamid Hassan to Dilshan, FOUR runs, what a shot. An overpitched delivery outside off and Dilshan drills a drive pastcover, found the gap and the outfield and his timing did the rest

These two might target this over to ensure this doesn't get to a last over

Saurabh: "This win will surely lift the SL's spirit. They are here to defend the title as well. Dilshan coming to form is a great news for them."

END OF OVER:
18 | 12 Runs | SL: 143/4 (11 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.94, RRR: 5.50)

  • TM Dilshan72 (52b)
  • AD Mathews20 (9b)
  • Dawlat Zadran3-0-31-0
  • Rashid Khan4-0-27-1
17.6
1
Dawlat Zadran to Dilshan, 1 run, very full outside off, driven to cover for a quick single. A direct hit would have had Mathews struggling

Haroon: "As much as we lament their poor fielding...have to take into account their infrastructure..This team is worthy of more international exposure"

Back on track

86

Runs scored by Dilshan in his first 7 T20Is innings this year. He scored unbeaten 75 in his last inning before today and another half-century in this match.

Big total

1

No. of higher T20I totals by associates against top-eight teams, than Afghanistan's 153/7 today. Netherlands had made 163/6 vs Eng, Lord's, 2009 WT20.

Smashed in last 10

106

Runs scored by Afghanistan in the last 10 overs today, which is more than twice the number of runs they made in the first 10 overs - 47.

Top captain

3

No. of 50s for Asghar Stanikzai as captain in T20Is - joint-most among players from associate sides. Collins Obuya and William Porterfield also have 3 50s as captain.

Herath in WC T20

12

No. of wickets by Rangana Herath in WC T20, in 7 matches including today. In T20Is outside WC T20, he has picked up just 5 wkts in 7 matches.

Failed at big stage

142

Runs scored by Mohammad Shahzad in the three qualifiers - 61 v Sco, 41 v HK and 40 v Zim. He is out for 8 runs in his team's first match of the main round.

First encounter

0

Number of T20Is between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, before this match. They both have faced each other twice in ODIs, which were both won by Sri Lanka.

World T20

Super 10 Group 1
TEAMMWLPTNRR
WI43160.359
ENG43160.145
SA42240.651
SL4132-0.461
AFG4132-0.715
Super 10 Group 2
TEAMMWLPTNRR
NZ44081.9
INDIA4316-0.305
AUS42240.233
PAK4132-0.093
BDESH4040-1.805
First Round Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
BDESH32051.938
NL31130.154
OMAN3113-1.521
IRE3021-0.685
First Round Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
AFG33061.54
ZIM3214-0.567
SCOT3122-0.132
HKG3030-1.017