• BATSMEN
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    2.5 and Shahzad has to go now. Mathews has done the trick. Stuck to his line and length and Shahzad could not resist another massive heave. He backs away and looks for a pull into the leg side but a bit of outswing helps take a leading edge which lobs up for mid-on to take. Not a great shot, an uncomfortable stay ends. 12/1
    8.1 bowled im, around his legs. Herath fires one full and quick on leg. Noor Ali shuffles across and misses his premeditated sweep. The ball spins to hit the side of leg stump. A decent innings but lacked fluency. 44/2
    18.6 gone. End of a sensational knock from Stanikzai. Went down for a cheeky ramp this time, but Perera sticks to his length - full and wide - and forces Stanikzai to alter is stroke. He tries to dab a reverse lap past short third man but the ball lobs up off after Stanikzai failed to make adequate contact. Chandi takes an easy catch. 136/7
    9.3 gone. Sadiq's iffy stay has ended now. All gone to pieces. Runs down to the pitch, looking for another big slog down the ground. Gets a faint edge which is gleefully accepted by Chandimal. 46/3
    10.6 given, Afghanistan's struggles are continuing. Flat on middle, and skids on with the arm to strike Nabi plumb in front. Easy decision for the umpire and Afghanistan are spiralling downwards 51/4
    16.3 Shenwari holes out this time. Pretty good line that, full and wide outside off. Shenwari backs away just a touch, and goes after it. gets under it sufficiently but not enough power behind the lofted drive. Skied and almost clears long-off but Perera catches it a foot or so inside. 112/5
    18.4 dragged to deep midwicket. Shafiqulalh, trying to get under one just like his captain, does so but fails to time the delivery. More of the inside half and it carries all the way with that angular bat 132/6
    not out
    5
    3
    7
    0
    0
    166.66
    not out
    12
    3
    5
    1
    1
    400.00
    Extras
    7 (lb 1, w 6)
    TOTAL
    153/7 (20 Overs, RR: 7.65)
    Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Mohammad Shahzad, 2.5 ov), 2-44 (Noor Ali Zadran, 8.1 ov), 3-46 (Karim Sadiq, 9.3 ov), 4-51 (Mohammad Nabi, 10.6 ov), 5-112 (Samiullah Shenwari, 16.3 ov), 6-132 (Shafiqullah, 18.4 ov), 7-136 (Asghar Afghan, 18.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    AD Mathews301715.6692020
    KMDN Kulasekara4043110.7594210
    PVD Chameera401904.7580020
    HMRKB Herath402426.00141210
    NLTC Perera403338.2584100
    TAM Siriwardana1016016.0000200
  • BATSMEN
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    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
    56
    83
    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
    10
    17
    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 Sadiq2021010.5041200
    Hamid Hassan3.503809.9165100
    Dawlat Zadran3031010.3373210
    Mohammad Nabi412516.2592000
    Rashid Khan402716.75113100
    Samiullah Shenwari20904.5061000

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
NZ44081.9
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