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Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, 3rd T20I at Dambulla, SL v AFG, Feb 21 2024 - Full Scorecard

3rd T20I (N), Dambulla, February 21, 2024, Afghanistan tour of Sri Lanka
(20 ov, T:210) 206/6

Afghanistan won by 3 runs

Afghanistan Innings
Sri Lanka Innings
Match Flow
Afghanistan  (20 ovs maximum)
lbw b Dananjaya45223962204.54
c Samarawickrama b Hasaranga70436471162.79
c Hasaranga b Dananjaya1091110111.11
c Perera b Pathirana31233330134.78
not out 16143110114.28
b Pathirana011000.00
not out 1681011200.00
Extras(lb 10, w 11)21
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 10.45)209/5
Fall of wickets: 1-88 (Hazratullah Zazai, 7.2 ov), 2-113 (Ibrahim Zadran, 10.2 ov), 3-141 (Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 13.5 ov), 4-182 (Azmatullah Omarzai, 18.1 ov), 5-182 (Karim Janat, 18.2 ov) • DRS
18.1 to Azmatullah Omarzai, straight to backward point! Full and wide outside off. Omarzai throws the kitchen sink at it and gets decent contact. The only problem, though, is that he hits it aerially and too close to Perera at backward point, who takes a sharp catch in front of his face!. 182/4
18.2 to Karim Janat, two in two for Pathirana! 149kph heat-seeking missile that hones in on leg stump. Janat knows it is coming but cannot do anything about it. Makes an attempt to whip it away but in vain as the ball thuds into leg stump, via a slight deflection off the pads!. 182/5
7.2 to Hazratullah Zazai, huge appeal, not given initially! Angled in on a back of a length on middle and leg. Zazai swings hard at it, almost falling over in the process. Makes no contact and gets hit in an area where it usually hurts. Dananjaya tests out his vocal chords during the appeal but does not get the decision he is after. Hasaranga asks the bowler and the keeper, and goes upstairs. No bat involved. All eyes on Ball Tracking now. Three reds, with the ball smashing into leg stump. Zazai has to go! A superb tone-setting knock, though, and Afghanistan are well on course for a big score.. 88/1
10.2 to Ibrahim Zadran, Dananjaya strikes again! Dangles the carrot on a length on middle and off, and Zadran's eyes light up. He tries to smash it into next week but is not quite to the pitch of the ball. Because he has to reach out, the ball clinks off the toe end and goes miles up. Hasaranga darts in from long on, settles under it and makes no mistake. Vital wicket for Sri Lanka!. 113/2
13.5 to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Hasaranga breaks the game open! Gives it a bit of air on middle and off, and Gurbaz cannot resist the urge to go after it. Steps down, trying to hit it into the sightscreen but he is beaten in the air. Nowhere near the pitch of the ball and all he does is miscue it towards long on, where Samarawickrama keeps his eyes on it and completes the catch. Massive moment in the game!. 141/3
Sri Lanka  (T: 210 runs from 20 ovs)
retired hurt 60304982200.00
c Sharafuddin Ashraf b Fareed Ahmad16133030123.07
lbw b Noor Ahmad024000.00
c Ibrahim Zadran b Mohammad Nabi13111620118.18
c †Mohammad Ishaq b Qais Ahmad23122821191.66
not out 65395772166.66
c Qais Ahmad b Mohammad Nabi4540080.00
run out (Mohammad Nabi/†Mohammad Ishaq)1381511162.50
not out 41910400.00
Extras(lb 1, nb 1, w 6)8
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 10.30)206/6
Fall of wickets: 1-64 (Kusal Mendis, 5.5 ov), 2-65 (Kusal Perera, 6.2 ov), 2-83* (Pathum Nissanka, retired hurt), 3-93 (Wanindu Hasaranga, 9.2 ov), 4-146 (Sadeera Samarawickrama, 14.5 ov), 5-151 (Angelo Mathews, 15.5 ov), 6-187 (Dasun Shanaka, 18.5 ov) • DRS
5.5 to BKG Mendis, Mendis falls now, it is all happening here! Slower ball hung up full outside off. Mendis swings hard at it and loses his shape. Slices it miles up into the air. Ashraf calls early, back-pedals from cover point and takes a superb overhead catch. Bangs his head into the turf in the process, though, and that will hurt. A crucial wicket for Afghanistan but it might have come at a cost.... 64/1
6.2 to MDKJ Perera, that looks dead straight, and the umpire agrees! Googly on a length just outside off. Perera gets down on one knee and slogs across the line rather wildly. Only connects with fresh air and gets rapped on the back leg. Perera chats with his partner and then opts to review. Not sure this is a great review. No bat involved, and Ball Tracking has the ball thundering into the middle of middle stump. Perera has to go, and takes a review along with him too!. 65/2
9.2 to PW Hasaranga, holes out to long on! Gives it a hint of air and Hasaranga's eyes light up. He steps down, looking to go over long on but cannot generate the elevation he is after. Arrows it straight to his opposite number, who takes it reverse-cupped in front of his face!. 93/3
15.5 to AD Mathews, the new bat does not do the trick! Length just outside off. Mathews gets down on one knee and tries to maul this over cow corner. Comes off the lower half of the bat, though, and deep mid wicket takes a regulation catch. Afghanistan keep chipping away; target keeps getting steeper for Sri Lanka!. 151/5
14.5 to S Samarawickrama, edged and gone! Another twist in this tale! A bit of a drag-down just outside off. Samarawickrama backs away, looking to go inside out. The ball comes off slower than he expects, though, and it grazes the inside edge on its way through to Ishaq. Just the wicket Afghanistan would have wanted at this stage!. 146/4
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  • Afghanistan innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 72 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Afghanistan: 50 runs in 3.6 overs (24 balls), Extras 2
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 24 balls (Hazratullah Zazai 27, Rahmanullah Gurbaz 21, Ex 2)
  • Over 7.2: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Decision Challenged - Wicket, Umpire - RR Wimalasiri, Batter - Hazratullah Zazai (Upheld)
  • Afghanistan: 100 runs in 8.3 overs (51 balls), Extras 5
  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz: 50 off 28 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Afghanistan: 150 runs in 14.4 overs (88 balls), Extras 11
  • Afghanistan: 200 runs in 19.5 overs (119 balls), Extras 21
  • Innings Break: Afghanistan - 209/5 in 20.0 overs (Mohammad Nabi 16, Mohammad Ishaq 16)
  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 64 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 5.1 overs (31 balls), Extras 1
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 31 balls (P Nissanka 37, BKG Mendis 12, Ex 1)
  • Over 6.2: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Decision Challenged - Wicket, Umpire - LE Hannibal, Batter - MDKJ Perera (Struck down)
  • P Nissanka: 50 off 27 balls (8 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • P Nissanka retired hurt at 83/2 (60, 8.3 overs)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 10.1 overs (62 balls), Extras 4
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 28 balls (S Samarawickrama 22, PHKD Mendis 25, Ex 3)
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 15.3 overs (94 balls), Extras 6
  • PHKD Mendis: 50 off 32 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Slow over-rate Penalty: Overs 19.1 - 20.0 (extra fielder inside the circle)
  • Over 19.2: Review by Afghanistan (Bowling), Decision Challenged - Wicket, Umpire - RR Wimalasiri, Batter - PHKD Mendis (Struck down)
  • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 19.4 overs (119 balls), Extras 8
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium
TossAfghanistan, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Series resultSri Lanka won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberT20I no. 2482
Hours of play (local time)19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.30, Interval 20.30-20.50, Second Session 20.50-22.10
Match days21 February 2024 - night (20-over match)
AFG Player Replacement
Concussion sub in out (2nd innings, 7.2 ov)
T20I debut
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
Win Probability
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Over 20 • SL 206/6

Afghanistan won by 3 runs
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