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Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, 1st Match, Group B at Dubai, Aug 27 2022, Men's T20 Asia Cup

1st Match, Group B (N), Dubai (DSC), August 27, 2022, Men's T20 Asia Cup
(10.1/20 ov, T:106) 106/2

Afghanistan won by 8 wickets (with 59 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka Innings
Afghanistan Innings
Match Flow
Sri Lanka  (20 ovs maximum)
c †Rahmanullah Gurbaz b Naveen-ul-Haq37170042.85
lbw b Fazalhaq Farooqi2470050.00
lbw b Fazalhaq Farooqi012000.00
c Karim Janat b Mujeeb Ur Rahman17173830100.00
run out (Mohammad Nabi)38295451131.03
c Mohammad Nabi b Mujeeb Ur Rahman28100025.00
c †Rahmanullah Gurbaz b Mohammad Nabi016000.00
b Fazalhaq Farooqi3138453181.57
run out (Azmatullah Omarzai/†Rahmanullah Gurbaz)00300-
c Najibullah Zadran b Mohammad Nabi512100041.66
not out 12230050.00
Extras(lb 1, nb 1, w 4)6
TOTAL19.4 Ov (RR: 5.33)105
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Kusal Mendis, 0.5 ov), 2-3 (Charith Asalanka, 0.6 ov), 3-5 (Pathum Nissanka, 1.6 ov), 4-49 (Danushka Gunathilaka, 7.2 ov), 5-60 (Wanindu Hasaranga, 9.2 ov), 6-64 (Dasun Shanaka, 10.1 ov), 7-69 (Bhanuka Rajapaksa, 12.2 ov), 8-69 (Maheesh Theekshana, 12.3 ov), 9-75 (Matheesha Pathirana, 14.6 ov), 10-105 (Chamika Karunaratne, 19.4 ov)
0.5 to BKG Mendis, fullish on middle and leg stump. Bit of swing into the leg stump. Tries to flick behind square, but misses. Hits the back pad. LBW appeal turned down But Afghanistan review. Ball tracking says the umpire got it wrong. Pitching on leg, hitting leg stump too. Afghanistan strike in the first over!. 3/1
0.6 to KIC Asalanka, is he one? Looks like! Gets this length ball landing outside off stump and zipping in, surprising the left-hander. He tried to shuffle forward to fend at it, but the ball whizzes past the inside edge and hits him in front of off stump. Asalanka considers reviewing but eventually doesn't, replays confirm that would hit top of middle. 3/2
19.4 to C Karunaratne, cleans him up this time! Looked to crunch it through the offside, but gets an inside edge and it clatters into the stumps. Sri Lanka have something to defend, thanks to Karunaratne. But is it too little too late?. 105/10
1.6 to P Nissanka, full ball just outside off. Rolls his fingers over this delivery, and the ball ends up being a legcutter of sorts, holding its line instead of angling in with the arm. Nissanka tries to swing across the line, with an attempt to mow a shot over mid on, but the ball goes past the outside edge instead. Was there an edge? Umpire thinks so! But again there's a review: Sri Lanka ask for the TV umpire. Nervous Sri Lanka fans in the crowd as we wait for the ultraedge. And even though UltraEdge shows almost no deviation, the umpire says out! The Sri Lankan camp is stunned. Nissanka has to go while the Sri Lanka players still have their jaw on the floor.. 5/3
7.2 to MD Gunathilaka, brought out the reverse sweep and while he connected well, he sends it straight down Janat's throat at deep point. Mujeeb strikes, and a colourful Sri Lankan partnership draws to a close. 49/4
9.2 to PW Hasaranga, Hasaranga heaves once more, and this time there's no salvation for him. Poor batting, this. This particular shot always looked low percentage, and he skied this to mid-off, where Mohammad Nabi made no mistake. 60/5
10.1 to MD Shanaka, strikes first ball after drinks. Dangled his bat wide outside off and gets a faint edge on it. 64/6
14.6 to M Pathirana, finally, the sweep leads to his downfall. There was no conviction, or, frankly, ability behind that shot. So it's little surprise he skies it into the covers. 75/9
Afghanistan  (T: 106 runs from 20 ovs)
not out 37285051132.14
b Hasaranga40183334222.22
run out (Theekshana)15131220115.38
not out 22500100.00
Extras(lb 5, w 7)12
TOTAL10.1 Ov (RR: 10.42)106/2
Fall of wickets: 1-83 (Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 6.1 ov), 2-103 (Ibrahim Zadran, 9.2 ov)
6.1 to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, much needed for Sri Lanka and the Sri Lankans can afford to smile. Hasaranga bowls it slow, length delivery on off and a googly as well. Gurbaz charges down the track to slog over the leg side but the ball falls well before him, turns past the edge, and crashes into middle and leg stump.. 83/1
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  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 41 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Over 0.5: Review by Afghanistan (Bowling), Umpire - Ahsan Raza, Batter - BKG Mendis (Upheld)
  • Over 1.6: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - AK Chaudhary, Batter - P Nissanka (Struck down)
  • Over 6.6: Review by Afghanistan (Bowling), Umpire - Ahsan Raza, Batter - PBB Rajapaksa (Struck down)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 7.5 overs (47 balls), Extras 3
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 64/5 in 10.0 overs (PBB Rajapaksa 36, MD Shanaka 0)
  • Over 13.6: Review by Afghanistan (Bowling), Umpire - AK Chaudhary, Batter - C Karunaratne (Struck down - Umpires Call)
  • Over 18.6: Review by Afghanistan (Bowling), Umpire - Ahsan Raza, Batter - D Madushanka (Struck down)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 19.1 overs (116 balls), Extras 6
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 105/10 in 19.4 overs (D Madushanka 1)
  • Afghanistan innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 83 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Over 1.1: Review by Afghanistan (Batting), Umpire - AK Chaudhary, Batter - Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Upheld)
  • Afghanistan: 50 runs in 4.2 overs (26 balls), Extras 10
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 26 balls (Hazratullah Zazai 14, Rahmanullah Gurbaz 29, Ex 10)
  • Afghanistan: 100 runs in 8.3 overs (51 balls), Extras 12
  • Drinks: Afghanistan - 105/2 in 10.0 overs (Hazratullah Zazai 37, Najibullah Zadran 1)
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossAfghanistan, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Match numberT20I no. 1748
Match days27 August 2022 - night (20-over match)
T20I debut
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsAfghanistan 2, Sri Lanka 0
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