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3rd Match, Group B, Abu Dhabi, September 17, 2018, Asia Cup
(41.2/50 ov, T:250) 158

Afghanistan won by 91 runs

Player Of The Match
72 (90)
Afghanistan Innings
Sri Lanka Innings
Match Flow
Afghanistan  (50 ovs maximum)
lbw b Dananjaya3447-4172.34
lbw b Dananjaya4565-6069.23
c NLTC Perera b Chameera7290-5080.00
lbw b Jayasuriya15-0020.00
b NLTC Perera3752-2071.15
c NLTC Perera b Malinga1512-01125.00
b NLTC Perera1214-0085.71
c Dananjaya b NLTC Perera45-0080.00
b NLTC Perera136-20216.66
not out 72-01350.00
b NLTC Perera02-000.00
Extras(lb 2, w 7)9
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 4.98)249
Fall of wickets: 1-57 (Mohammad Shahzad, 11.4 ov), 2-107 (Ihsanullah, 24.4 ov), 3-110 (Asghar Afghan, 25.6 ov), 4-190 (Rahmat Shah, 41.1 ov), 5-203 (Hashmatullah Shahidi, 44.2 ov), 6-222 (Mohammad Nabi, 46.3 ov), 7-227 (Najibullah Zadran, 47.5 ov), 8-242 (Gulbadin Naib, 49.1 ov), 9-249 (Rashid Khan, 49.4 ov), 10-249 (Mujeeb Ur Rahman, 49.6 ov)
46.3 to Mohammad Nabi, chips this harmlessly straight over. Has to fetch it from outside off and swipes without getting into any decent position. Thisara runs to his left at long-on and snaffls it reverse-cupped. Just sticks in his right hand, so a one-handed grab essentially. 222/6
41.1 to Rahmat Shah, chipped straight over and Thisara Perera snaffles it at long-on. Back of a length, backs away and just helps it over. Thisara moves to his left and grabs it reverse-cupped. 190/4
44.2 to Hashmatullah Shahidi, leg stump goes cartwheeling. Swipes with no room for a pull, goes right past the bottom of the bat and from close to the back thigh to smash into the stumps. 203/5
47.5 to Najibullah Zadran, full, dipping outside off, pitches just in the right area to not allow him to effectively drill it away, off the inside edge onto the stumps. 227/7
49.1 to Gulbadin Naib, tame! Looks for a yorker and bowls a low full toss outside off that's whipped straight to square leg where Akila snaffles a smart low catch. 242/8
49.4 to Rashid Khan, through the legs. An inch-perfect yorker, he opens u his stance looking to go over the leg side. But the ball dips considerably, skips under the bat, brushes the pad and crashes into the stumps. 249/9
49.6 to Mujeeb Ur Rahman, five for Thisara. Goes for a reverse glide but this is another yorker and it gets under the bat and smashes into the stumps. 249/10
11.4 to Mohammad Shahzad, that's a loose shot. Error in judgement from Shahzad as he tries to reverse sweep a length ball from a middle and leg line. Always minimal chance of making contact from there. Rapped on the pad and pretty plumb. 57/1
24.4 to Ihsanullah, another legbreak, he's playing a sweep, right across the line and against the turn, and is struck in front of middle. Umpire Brathwaite shuts down the appeal. But Sri Lanka are reviewing this. UltraEdge says no bat involved. So as long as this good length ball pitches in line with the stumps, Ihsanullah should be out. Yep. Three reds and Akila has another wicket. 107/2
25.6 to Asghar Afghan, huge appeal for lbw and umpire Ahsan Raza gives it out. Two wickets in two overs for Sri Lanka and both the result of batsmen being bamboozled by spin. Here Asghar is just a touch slow to react to a slider that pins him in front of middle before he's ready to play a shot. Worse, that shot is a flick, with the bat coming around his front pad, which always takes too much time. 110/3
Sri Lanka  (T: 250 runs from 50 ovs)
lbw b Mujeeb Ur Rahman02-000.00
c Asghar Afghan b Gulbadin Naib3664-3056.25
run out (sub [Samiullah Shinwari]/†Mohammad Shahzad)2338-2160.52
b Rashid Khan1717-20100.00
c Rashid Khan b Mohammad Nabi2239-1056.41
run out (Rashid Khan/Mujeeb Ur Rahman)1428-0050.00
b Gulbadin Naib2836-2077.77
b Mujeeb Ur Rahman02-000.00
b Mohammad Nabi210-0020.00
lbw b Rashid Khan17-0014.28
not out 25-0040.00
Extras(b 2, lb 5, w 6)13
TOTAL41.2 Ov (RR: 3.82)158
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Kusal Mendis, 0.2 ov), 2-54 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 13.1 ov), 3-86 (Kusal Perera, 19.5 ov), 4-88 (Upul Tharanga, 20.2 ov), 5-108 (Shehan Jayasuriya, 27.1 ov), 6-143 (Angelo Mathews, 34.6 ov), 7-144 (Dasun Shanaka, 35.3 ov), 8-153 (Akila Dananjaya, 38.2 ov), 9-156 (Thisara Perera, 40.2 ov), 10-158 (Lasith Malinga, 41.2 ov)
0.2 to BKG Mendis, shout for leg before, given. Impact seemed outside off but Kusal's walking off. Took a big stride forward, it curves in as it travels through the air and then spins in to beat the inside edge with Kusal trying to flick. Struck in front of middle and off. Two games, two ducks for Mendis. HawkEye confirms the impact was in line with off stump and clipping leg. 0/1
35.3 to MD Shanaka, bowled him! That's the legbreak, except it's the wrong'un and comes on like an offbreak. Shanaka has no clue about it, ball beats inside edge and takes out middle stump. 144/7
20.2 to WU Tharanga, taken at mid-off! And Naib poses for the cameras, showing off his biceps, and a big broad smile too. Tharanga, after struggling through new-ball swing, after being part of a terrible mix-up that led to the run-out of his partner, throws his wicket away by lifting a length ball on middle and off straight into Asghar Afghan's hands. 88/4
40.2 to NLTC Perera, Thisara goes, Sri Lanka's last recognised batsman. But, umm, this game's looked done for a while now. Thisara swings at this short of a length delivery, makes no contact as the ball crashes into middle stump. 156/9
34.6 to AD Mathews, taken at long-on! Rashid's the man under the ball again. And he comes into play with Mathews trying to break the shackles, coming down the track against Nabi and launching him down the ground. Gets too close to the ball, has no leverage to bring his power game into play. 143/6
38.2 to A Dananjaya, comes down the track and swipes ambitiously. Ball gets a peek between bat and pad, gleefully accepts it and goes past the inside edge to clatter into the stumps. 153/8
19.5 to MDKJ Perera, premeditates the sweep and gets bowled! It's too full to play across the line like that and he basically ends up yorking himself. Rashid has a wicket in his first over. The sun rises in the east. And I'm always broke.. 86/3
41.2 to SL Malinga, Rashid seals it with a googly. Beats the sweep after landing on a length and pins him in front of middle. 158/10
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  • Afghanistan innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 45 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory - 138 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Afghanistan: 50 runs in 10.5 overs (65 balls), Extras 5
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 65 balls (Mohammad Shahzad 28, Ihsanullah 17, Ex 5)
  • Drinks: Afghanistan - 75/1 in 16.0 overs (Ihsanullah 23, Rahmat Shah 12)
  • Afghanistan: 100 runs in 23.3 overs (141 balls), Extras 7
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 74 balls (Ihsanullah 28, Rahmat Shah 20, Ex 2)
  • Over 24.4: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - GO Brathwaite, Batsman - Ihsanullah (Upheld)
  • Drinks: Afghanistan - 146/3 in 33.0 overs (Rahmat Shah 45, Hashmatullah Shahidi 13)
  • Afghanistan: 150 runs in 34.2 overs (206 balls), Extras 8
  • Rahmat Shah: 50 off 63 balls (3 x 4)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 55 balls (Rahmat Shah 29, Hashmatullah Shahidi 21, Ex 0)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 40.1 - 50.0 (Mandatory - 66 runs, 7 wickets)
  • Afghanistan: 200 runs in 43.5 overs (263 balls), Extras 9
  • Innings Break: Afghanistan - 249/10 in 50.0 overs (Aftab Alam 7)
  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 42 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory - 114 runs, 7 wickets)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 12.0 overs (72 balls), Extras 9
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 70 balls (WU Tharanga 22, DM de Silva 21, Ex 9)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 68/2 in 17.0 overs (WU Tharanga 32, MDKJ Perera 4)
  • Over 16.6: Review by Afghanistan (Bowling), Umpire - Ahsan Raza, Batsman - WU Tharanga (Struck down)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 25.1 overs (151 balls), Extras 10
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 134/5 in 33.0 overs (AD Mathews 21, NLTC Perera 13)
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 37.2 overs (224 balls), Extras 12
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 40.1 - 50.0 (Mandatory - 2 runs, 2 wickets)
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossAfghanistan, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Match numberODI no. 4038
Hours of play (local time)15.30 start, First Session 15.30-19.00 Interval 19.00-19.45, Second Session 19.45-23.15
Match days17 September 2018 - day (50-over match)
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Match Referee
PointsAfghanistan 2, Sri Lanka 0
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