• BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    5.2 gone. Nabi does it. Stanikzai goes to his main bowler and gets rewarded. Nabi may have seen Chandi advancing and shortened the length. Chandimal goes for a big heave but doesn't get it off the middle, it lobs up off the inside half and lodges in midwicket's hands, who takes it over his head 41/1
    not out
    83
    83
    56
    8
    3
    148.21
    8.4 bowled im. Rashid's legbreak induces the inside edge, which clatters into the stumps. Thirimanne was struggling to pick the variations, and wasn't able to rotate the strike either. Slightly flatter from Rashid outside off and Thirimanne throws his hands at it, away from his body 58/2
    12.1 great fielding by Shahzad, has he produced a wicket? The third umpire is called for but Perera looks in by a whisker or two. No, says the third umpire. He has given it out. Not so sure about that decision. I'd have given it not out. Perera isn't too happy. Flat delivery down leg, Shahzad can't collect cleanly and Perera calls him through for one. shahzad runs back, collects and hits the stumps directly. The moment the zing bails light up, Perera's bat seems on the crease but by the time the bails were dislodged, it seemed that Perera had make his ground. Ah, well, the umpire doesn't agree 85/3
    15.1 that is clearly gone. No need for the third umpire there. Low full toss outside off, Dilshan drives it back and Nabi deflects it onto the non-striker's stumps with Kapu just making his way back after backing up. Another clever piece of fielding to keep Afghanistan in it 113/4
    not out
    21
    17
    10
    3
    1
    210.00
    Extras
    5 (b 4, w 1)
    TOTAL
    155/4 (18.5 Overs, RR: 8.23)
    Fall of wickets: 1-41 (LD Chandimal, 5.2 ov), 2-58 (HDRL Thirimanne, 8.4 ov), 3-85 (NLTC Perera, 12.1 ov), 4-113 (CK Kapugedera, 15.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Karim Sadiq2.0021010.5041200
    Hamid Hassan3.503809.9165100
    Dawlat Zadran3.0031010.3373210
    Mohammad Nabi4.012516.2592000
    Rashid Khan4.002716.75113100
    Samiullah Shenwari2.00904.5061000

Match Notes

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
NZ44081.900
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
AFG33061.540
ZIM3214-0.567
SCOT3122-0.132
HKG3030-1.017