Sri Lanka won a thrilling victory over Afghanistan in the current season’s Asia Cup. Afghans had to win in 37 overs 1 ball to ensure the Super Four of the tournament. But after Mohammad Nabi’s stormy batting, the Afghans lost to the Lankans by 2 runs. As a result, Sri Lanka confirmed the Super Four ticket as the fourth team.
Batting first at the Gaddafi Stadium in Pakistan’s Lahore on Tuesday (September 5), Sri Lanka collected 291 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in the scheduled 50 overs. In reply, Afghanistan were all out for 289 runs.
In order to reach the Super Four, Afghanistan started batting with the equation that they need to beat the Lankans in 37.1 overs. In response to 292 runs, the Afghans fell into a batting disaster at the beginning. Afghanistan lost two openers Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran for 27 runs.
Gurbaz 4 and Ibrahim Zadran were dismissed for 7 runs by Lankan pacer Rajitha. Gulbadin was leg before Pathirana with 4 fours for 22 runs in the head of the team’s 50 runs.