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Asia Cup 2018 Live Streaming, Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Live Cricket Score Streaming

SL
158 (Ov: 41.2)
vs
AFG
249 (Ov: 50.0)

Afghanistan win by 91 runs

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan ODI Live Cricket Score Streaming, Asia Cup 2018 SL vs AFG Live Cricket Streaming: The third match of the Asia Cup 2018 will witness Sri Lanka and Afghanistan lock horns against each other. The Islanders have their backs to the wall after losing their first match against Bangladesh.
Another loss will mean that they will not qualify for the knockouts. Afghanistan, on the other hand, will look to cause an upset and are coming off an excellent run in limited-overs cricket. Since the last Asia Cup in Bangladesh in 2016, Afghanistan have won six out of their 10 one-day international series while drawing two and losing just two.
Asia Cup 2018 Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 3rd ODI match will take place on Saturday, September 17, 2018, played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai begins at 5:00 PM IST.
The toss will take place at 4:30 PM IST. You can catch live scores, live updates and live commentary on ascricket.com.
 

Sri Lanka squad: Angelo Mathews(c), Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Dilruwan Perera, Amila Aponso, Kasun Rajitha, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, Lasith Malinga, Niroshan Dickwella, Shehan Jayasuriya
Afghanistan squad: Asghar Afghan (c), Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Ihsanullah Janat, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Hashmat Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Najibullah Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Aftab Alam, Samiullah Shinwari, Munir Ahmad Kakar (wk), Sayed Ahmad Sherzad, Sharafudin Ashraf, Yamin Ahmadzai

Over 42. 1 run. Bowler: Rashid Khan. Sri Lanka: 10-158(rr 3.76)
42.2 OUT! L.B.W. Rashid Khan to Lasith Malinga. Googly length ball, off stump on the front foot sweeping, missed to silly point. Thats plumb, trying to sweep the googly and thats the match for Afghanistan! An excellent all round performance from Afghanistan, they continue to firmly establish themselves as a team that can compete with the top nations in white ball cricket. Afghanistan batted like a team with more experience than they have at this level, judging the conditions well and choosing their moments to attack. Rahmat held their innings together whilst a late flurry of boundaries from the tail got them up to 249. With the ball Afghanistan were on top straight away with Mujeeb taking a wicket in the first over. Everytime a Sri Lankan batsman got set Afghanistan applied the pressure and earned themselves another wicket, their bowlers executing their skills really well. So thats it for Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup. Afghanistan go on to play Bangladesh in the knowldege that they are already through to the next stage of the competition. Thats all here from Abu Dhabi tonight, see you next time.
42.1 Rashid Khan to Dushmantha Chameera. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Shahidi.
Over 41. 1 run. Bowler: Gulbadin Naib. Sri Lanka: 9-157(rr 3.83)
41.6 Gulbadin Naib to Dushmantha Chameera. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Alam.
41.5 Gulbadin Naib to Dushmantha Chameera. Short, outside off stump ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
41.4 Gulbadin Naib to Dushmantha Chameera. Short, outside off stump ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
41.3 Gulbadin Naib to Dushmantha Chameera. Short, outside off stump ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
41.2 OUT! Bowled. Gulbadin Naib to Thisara Perera. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, missed to. A slower ball from Naib and Perera goes for the big swing to the legside. Not for the first time the batsman misses the ball playing a shot across the line and is bowled. Smiles all round for Afghanistan and their fans cheer and wave their flags in the crowd.
41.1 Gulbadin Naib to Thisara Perera. Length ball, wide outside off stump no foot movement, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
Over 40. 3 runs. Bowler: Rashid Khan. Sri Lanka: 8-156(rr 3.90)
40.6 Rashid Khan to Thisara Perera. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.
40.5 Rashid Khan to Lasith Malinga. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.
40.4 Rashid Khan to Lasith Malinga. Googly length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
40.3 Rashid Khan to Thisara Perera. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the front foot Slog, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.
40.2 Rashid Khan to Thisara Perera. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side backing away Slog, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.
40.1 Rashid Khan to Thisara Perera. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Afghan.
Over 39. no runs. Bowler: Mohammad Nabi. Sri Lanka: 8-153(rr 3.92)
39.6 Mohammad Nabi to Lasith Malinga. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Alam. Perera turns down the single to retain the strike next over.
39.5 Mohammad Nabi to Lasith Malinga. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
39.4 Mohammad Nabi to Lasith Malinga. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Nabi.
39.3 Mohammad Nabi to Lasith Malinga. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
39.2 OUT! Bowled. Mohammad Nabi to Akila Dananjaya. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, missed to. Another big swing and another wicket falls for Sri Lanka. Akila had only managed two of his first nine deliveries and the pressure was too much, forcing him into the rash shot. The end is in sight here, it looks like Afghanistan will be joining Bangladesh in the final stages of the Asia Cup.
39.1 Mohammad Nabi to Akila Dananjaya. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Nabi.
Over 38. 4 runs. Bowler: Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Sri Lanka: 7-153(rr 4.03)
38.6 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Akila Dananjaya. Googly half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Alam.
38.5 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Thisara Perera. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.
38.4 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Akila Dananjaya. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to short fine leg for 1 run, direct hit by Afghan.
38.3 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Akila Dananjaya. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs.
38.2 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Thisara Perera. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.
38.1 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Thisara Perera. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ur Rahman.
Over 37. 4 runs. Bowler: Mohammad Nabi. Sri Lanka: 7-149(rr 4.03)
37.6 Mohammad Nabi to Thisara Perera. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Naib.
37.5 Mohammad Nabi to Thisara Perera. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Afghan.
37.4 Mohammad Nabi to Thisara Perera. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
37.3 Mohammad Nabi to Thisara Perera. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
37.2 Mohammad Nabi to Akila Dananjaya. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to third slip for 1 run, fielded by Afghan.
37.1 Mohammad Nabi to Akila Dananjaya. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs.
Over 36. 2 runs. Bowler: Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Sri Lanka: 7-145(rr 4.03)
36.6 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Akila Dananjaya. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Zadran.
36.5 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Akila Dananjaya. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
36.4 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Akila Dananjaya. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
36.3 OUT! Bowled. Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dasun Shanaka. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, missed to. Bowled him! Goes back and plays across the line which is a recipe for disaster against Mujeeb. It skids through and hits his middle stump and Shanaka is gone. Sri Lanka in real trouble now.
36.2 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dasun Shanaka. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs.
36.1 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Thisara Perera. Off break half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
Over 35. 3 runs. Bowler: Mohammad Nabi. Sri Lanka: 6-143(rr 4.09)
35.6 OUT! Caught. Mohammad Nabi to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, to leg down the track driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on, by Khan. Thats a poor shot from Mathews, looking for the maximum he succeeds only in hitting the ball straight down long-ons throat. This partnership was just starting to look promising for Sri Lanka with overs to come from the lesser bowlers too. Mathews tried to take on Nabi though and paid the price, easy catch for Rashid Khan.
35.5 Mohammad Nabi to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Afghan.
35.4 Mohammad Nabi to Thisara Perera. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Alam.
35.3 Mohammad Nabi to Thisara Perera. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Janat.
35.2 Mohammad Nabi to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Zadran.
35.1 Mohammad Nabi to Thisara Perera. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.
Over 34. 6 runs. Bowler: Rashid Khan. Sri Lanka: 5-140(rr 4.12)
34.6 Rashid Khan to Angelo Mathews. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs.
34.5 Rashid Khan to Angelo Mathews. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Khan.
34.4 Rashid Khan to Thisara Perera. Leg spinner half volley, down leg side on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.
34.3 Rashid Khan to Thisara Perera. Googly length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Khan.
34.2 FOUR! Rashid Khan to Thisara Perera. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Drifts onto the pads and Perera times this well, getting it fine with enough on it to beat the man at short fine leg to the boundary.
34.1 Rashid Khan to Angelo Mathews. Googly length ball, middle stump on the front foot glancing, hit pad to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Zadran.
Over 33. 9 runs. Bowler: Aftab Alam. Sri Lanka: 5-134(rr 4.06)
33.6 Aftab Alam to Angelo Mathews. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Afghan.
33.5 Aftab Alam to Thisara Perera. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Janat.
33.4 Aftab Alam to Angelo Mathews. Full toss, to leg on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
33.3 Aftab Alam to Thisara Perera. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run.
33.2 FOUR! Aftab Alam to Thisara Perera. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, in the air under control past fine leg for 4 runs. Nicely put away by Perera, helped over his shoulder. With fine leg up in the ring that perhaps wasnt the best option for Aftab.
33.1 Aftab Alam to Angelo Mathews. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Afghan.
Over 32. 2 runs. Bowler: Rashid Khan. Sri Lanka: 5-125(rr 3.91)
32.6 Rashid Khan to Thisara Perera. Quicker length ball, to leg on the front foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Khan.
32.5 Rashid Khan to Thisara Perera. Googly half volley, to leg on the front foot flick, leading edge to backward point for no runs, fielded by Nabi.
32.4 Rashid Khan to Angelo Mathews. Leg spinner full toss, to leg on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.
32.3 Rashid Khan to Thisara Perera. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Naib.
32.2 Rashid Khan to Thisara Perera. Leg spinner half volley, to leg on the front foot flick, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
32.1 Rashid Khan to Thisara Perera. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
Over 31. 7 runs. Bowler: Aftab Alam. Sri Lanka: 5-123(rr 3.97)
31.6 Aftab Alam to Angelo Mathews. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot dropped, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Alam.
31.5 FOUR! Aftab Alam to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. High class shot from the Sri Lankan captain, standing up tall and timing the ball away through the legside field. Thats Sri Lankas first boundary for a while. They will need some more if they are to win here.
31.4 Aftab Alam to Thisara Perera. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run.
31.3 Aftab Alam to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Zadran.
31.2 Aftab Alam to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Alam.
31.1 Aftab Alam to Thisara Perera. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Zadran.
Over 30. 3 runs. Bowler: Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Sri Lanka: 5-116(rr 3.87)
30.6 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Thisara Perera. Off break back of a length, wide outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Naib. Afghanistan are keeping the squeeze on Sri lanka here, trying to bowl them out of the game. Scoreboard pressure will takes its toll at some point.
30.5 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Angelo Mathews. Off break half volley, to leg on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Naib.
30.4 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Ur Rahman.
30.3 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ur Rahman.
30.2 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Ur Rahman.
30.1 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Thisara Perera. Off break length ball, wide outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for 1 run.
Over 29. 2 runs. Bowler: Gulbadin Naib. Sri Lanka: 5-113(rr 3.90)
29.6 Gulbadin Naib to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
29.5 Gulbadin Naib to Thisara Perera. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.
29.4 Gulbadin Naib to Angelo Mathews. Slower ball half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Afghan.
29.3 Gulbadin Naib to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs.
29.2 Gulbadin Naib to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Afghan.
29.1 Gulbadin Naib to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, leading edge to cover for no runs.
Over 28. 4 runs. Bowler: Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Sri Lanka: 5-111(rr 3.96)
28.6 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run.
28.5 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Thisara Perera. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Alam.
28.4 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Thisara Perera. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Ur Rahman.
28.3 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Thisara Perera. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
28.2 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Angelo Mathews. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.
28.1 OUT! Run Out. Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Shehan Jayasuriya. Off break half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Khan, by Ur Rahman. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. Its another horrible moment for Sri Lanka and another run out. Its that man Rashid Khan with the throw. He got to the ball quickly and threw on the bounce right over the top at the non-strikers end. Mathews didnt set off as quickly as Jayasuriya and it was the latter who set off for the second. Mathews though sees its Rashid Khan and that he would be running to the danger end and sends his partner back. Its too late though, Jayasuriya had already come too far and he cant get back, he is run out at the non-strikers end.
Over 27. 2 runs. Bowler: Mohammad Nabi. Sri Lanka: 4-107(rr 3.96)
27.6 Mohammad Nabi to Shehan Jayasuriya. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to leg gully for 1 run, fielded by Afghan.
27.5 Mohammad Nabi to Shehan Jayasuriya. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid wicket for no runs.
27.4 Mohammad Nabi to Shehan Jayasuriya. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, mis-timed to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Nabi.
27.3 Mohammad Nabi to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to short leg for 1 run.
27.2 Mohammad Nabi to Angelo Mathews. Off break back of a length, to leg on the back foot pushing, to mid wicket for no runs.
27.1 Mohammad Nabi to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, to leg on the back foot pushing, to mid wicket for no runs.
Over 26. 6 runs. Bowler: Rashid Khan. Sri Lanka: 4-105(rr 4.04)
26.6 Rashid Khan to Shehan Jayasuriya. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the back foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs.
26.5 Rashid Khan to Shehan Jayasuriya. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Naib, fielded by Alam.
26.4 Rashid Khan to Angelo Mathews. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run.
26.3 Rashid Khan to Shehan Jayasuriya. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Naib.
26.2 APPEAL! Rashid Khan to Shehan Jayasuriya. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot sweeping, hit pad to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Naib, appeal made for L.B.W. Close! No reviews left for Afghanistan. Jayasuriya was looking to sweep and ended up smothering the ball with his pad. The umpire cant be sure its turning enough to hit the stumps. Hawk-Eye says umpires call on whether it would have hit leg.
26.1 Rashid Khan to Shehan Jayasuriya. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Ur Rahman.
Over 25. 2 runs. Bowler: Mohammad Nabi. Sri Lanka: 4-99(rr 3.96)
25.6 Mohammad Nabi to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, down leg side on the back foot pushing, to mid wicket for no runs. Afghanistan in control of this game here now. Big pressure on these two batsmen to keep Sri Lanka in this match and the tournament.
25.5 Mohammad Nabi to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to backward square leg for no runs, fielded by Zadran.
25.4 Mohammad Nabi to Shehan Jayasuriya. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Alam.
25.3 Mohammad Nabi to Shehan Jayasuriya. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs.
25.2 Mohammad Nabi to Angelo Mathews. Off break back of a length, to leg on the back foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Afghan.
25.1 Mohammad Nabi to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Nabi.
Over 24. 2 runs. Bowler: Rashid Khan. Sri Lanka: 4-97(rr 4.04)
24.6 Rashid Khan to Shehan Jayasuriya. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
24.5 Rashid Khan to Shehan Jayasuriya. Quicker ball back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for no runs.
24.4 Rashid Khan to Shehan Jayasuriya. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
24.3 Rashid Khan to Shehan Jayasuriya. Quicker ball back of a length, off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to second slip for no runs, run save by Janat.
24.2 Rashid Khan to Angelo Mathews. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Alam.
24.1 Rashid Khan to Shehan Jayasuriya. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 1 run.
Over 23. 3 runs. Bowler: Gulbadin Naib. Sri Lanka: 4-95(rr 4.13)
23.6 Gulbadin Naib to Angelo Mathews. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
23.5 Gulbadin Naib to Shehan Jayasuriya. Slower length ball, middle stump on the front foot Steer, to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
23.4 Gulbadin Naib to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot dropped, to short mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Janat.
23.3 Gulbadin Naib to Shehan Jayasuriya. Half volley, down leg side on the front foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Zadran.
23.2 Gulbadin Naib to Shehan Jayasuriya. Length ball, off stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Nabi.
23.1 Gulbadin Naib to Shehan Jayasuriya. Short, wide outside off stump on the back foot hooking, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
Over 22. 3 runs. Bowler: Rashid Khan. Sri Lanka: 4-92(rr 4.18)
22.6 Rashid Khan to Shehan Jayasuriya. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Naib.
22.5 Rashid Khan to Shehan Jayasuriya. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot flick, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Khan.
22.4 Rashid Khan to Shehan Jayasuriya. Quicker length ball, off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
22.3 Rashid Khan to Shehan Jayasuriya. Googly length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Khan.
22.2 Rashid Khan to Angelo Mathews. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Alam.
22.1 Rashid Khan to Shehan Jayasuriya. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.
Over 21. 1 run. Bowler: Gulbadin Naib. Sri Lanka: 4-89(rr 4.24)
21.6 Gulbadin Naib to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
21.5 Gulbadin Naib to Shehan Jayasuriya. Short, wide outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Alam.
21.4 Gulbadin Naib to Shehan Jayasuriya. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Naib.
21.3 Gulbadin Naib to Shehan Jayasuriya. Length ball, wide outside off stump down the track driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Afghan.
21.2 OUT! Caught. Gulbadin Naib to Upul Tharanga. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid off, by Afghan. And Tharangas gone too! Hes driven it straight to mid-off! Its all going wrong here for Sri Lanka. Both batsmen who were looking set are now back in the pavilion. Naib celebrates by showing off the guns.
21.1 Gulbadin Naib to Upul Tharanga. Yorker, middle stump no foot movement pushing, to short leg for no runs.
Over 20. 5 runs. Bowler: Rashid Khan. Sri Lanka: 3-88(rr 4.40)
20.6 Rashid Khan to Angelo Mathews. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, inside edge to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Shahidi.
20.5 OUT! Bowled. Rashid Khan to Kusal Perera. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot slog sweeping, missed to. Gone! Rashid Khan strikes! Perera trying to play a huge slog sweep has missed it completely and been made to look like a bit of a fool. Not a good shot.
20.4 Rashid Khan to Upul Tharanga. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.
20.3 Rashid Khan to Kusal Perera. Googly half volley, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.
20.2 Rashid Khan to Kusal Perera. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Khan.
20.1 Rashid Khan to Upul Tharanga. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the back foot working, hit pad to leg gully for 1 run, fielded by Afghan.
Over 19. 7 runs. Bowler: Mohammad Nabi. Sri Lanka: 2-83(rr 4.37)
19.6 Mohammad Nabi to Upul Tharanga. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Naib.
19.5 Mohammad Nabi to Upul Tharanga. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Nabi.
19.4 Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Perera. Off break length ball, wide outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
19.3 FOUR! Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Perera. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Kusal is on the attack here. He plays the sweep and smashes it to the boundary. Rashid Khan will be on soon, maybe hes aware of that.
19.2 Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Perera. Off break half volley, off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
19.1 Mohammad Nabi to Upul Tharanga. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Naib.
Over 18. 8 runs. Bowler: Aftab Alam. Sri Lanka: 2-76(rr 4.22)
18.6 Aftab Alam to Kusal Perera. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to long on for 2 runs, fielded by Nabi.
18.5 FOUR! Aftab Alam to Kusal Perera. Short, wide outside off stump on the front foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled past fine leg for 4 runs. Takes on the short one and gets a top edge! The benefits of swinging hard are that the ball can still go a long way off the edge!
18.4 Aftab Alam to Kusal Perera. Yorker, to leg on the front foot flick, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Zadran.
18.3 Aftab Alam to Kusal Perera. Slower ball short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to leg slip for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
18.2 Aftab Alam to Upul Tharanga. Length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Shahidi.
18.1 Aftab Alam to Kusal Perera. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Afghan.
Over 17. 3 runs. Bowler: Mohammad Nabi. Sri Lanka: 2-68(rr 4.00)
17.6 APPEAL! Verified by umpire after REFERRAL. Mohammad Nabi to Upul Tharanga. Off break length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, hit pad to short leg for no runs, appeal made for L.B.W. Afghanistan waste their review here. This wasnt even that big an appeal and always looked like it was sliding down leg, and indeed it was.
17.5 Mohammad Nabi to Upul Tharanga. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Nabi.
17.4 Mohammad Nabi to Upul Tharanga. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Janat.
17.3 Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Perera. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to long off for 1 run.
17.2 Mohammad Nabi to Upul Tharanga. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for 1 run, fielded by Shahidi.
17.1 Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Perera. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.
Over 16. 6 runs. Bowler: Gulbadin Naib. Sri Lanka: 2-65(rr 4.06)
16.6 Gulbadin Naib to Kusal Perera. Half volley, off stump on the front foot flick, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Alam.
16.5 Gulbadin Naib to Upul Tharanga. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for 1 run, mis-fielded by Shahidi.
16.4 Gulbadin Naib to Upul Tharanga. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
16.3 Gulbadin Naib to Upul Tharanga. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
16.2 FOUR! Gulbadin Naib to Upul Tharanga. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Another classy shot from Tharanga, off the front foot this time as he drives through the covers.
16.1 Gulbadin Naib to Upul Tharanga. Yorker, off stump no foot movement defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Naib.
Over 15. 3 runs. Bowler: Mohammad Nabi. Sri Lanka: 2-59(rr 3.93)
15.6 Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Perera. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Nabi.
15.5 Mohammad Nabi to Upul Tharanga. Off break half volley, middle stump down the track driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Alam.
15.4 Mohammad Nabi to Upul Tharanga. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Zadran.
15.3 Mohammad Nabi to Upul Tharanga. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Khan.
15.2 Mohammad Nabi to Upul Tharanga. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to backward point for no runs, fielded by Naib.
15.1 Mohammad Nabi to Upul Tharanga. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Zadran.
Over 14. 3 runs. Bowler: Gulbadin Naib. Sri Lanka: 2-56(rr 4.00)
14.6 Gulbadin Naib to Upul Tharanga. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Alam.
14.5 Gulbadin Naib to Upul Tharanga. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
14.4 Gulbadin Naib to Upul Tharanga. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
14.3 Gulbadin Naib to Kusal Perera. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.
14.2 Gulbadin Naib to Kusal Perera. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
14.1 OUT! Run Out (Sub). Gulbadin Naib to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, by Mohammadi. Absolute chaos out in the middle! It goes down to third man and Tharanga trots through, but Dhananjaya is rushing back towards him for a second! With both batsmen down near the same end the throw comes in and Shahzad takes off the bails. There are shouts of bowlers end with both batsmen stood next to him so Shahzad tries to throw to Rashid Khan who is at the other end but its a poor throw and Rashhid treads all over the stumps and Tharanga makes it back to the bowlers end. Theyre going upstairs though, this is close, both batsman are in shot as Shahzad takes the bails off. Neither of them are in the crease though and Dhananjaya is out!
Over 13. 5 runs. Bowler: Mohammad Nabi. Sri Lanka: 1-53(rr 4.08)
13.6 Mohammad Nabi to Upul Tharanga. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
13.5 Mohammad Nabi to Upul Tharanga. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to point for no runs, run save by Janat.
13.4 Mohammad Nabi to Upul Tharanga. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
13.3 Mohammad Nabi to Upul Tharanga. Off break back of a length, middle stump on the front foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Afghan.
13.2 Mohammad Nabi to Dhananjaya de Silva. Off break back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to deep extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Naib.
13.1 Mohammad Nabi to Dhananjaya de Silva. Off break length ball, down leg side on the back foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Nabi.
13.1 Wide Mohammad Nabi to Upul Tharanga. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) past fine leg for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Mohammadi.
Over 12. 4 runs. Bowler: Gulbadin Naib. Sri Lanka: 1-48(rr 4.00)
12.6 Gulbadin Naib to Dhananjaya de Silva. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Nabi.
12.5 Gulbadin Naib to Dhananjaya de Silva. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
12.4 Gulbadin Naib to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot dropped, to point for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
12.3 FOUR! Gulbadin Naib to Dhananjaya de Silva. Slower length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. He was ready for the slower ball there and just followed through with his shot, hitting back over the top and getting a boundary.
12.2 Gulbadin Naib to Dhananjaya de Silva. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Afghan.
12.1 Gulbadin Naib to Dhananjaya de Silva. Slower length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Naib.
Over 11. 2 runs. Bowler: Mohammad Nabi. Sri Lanka: 1-44(rr 4.00)
11.6 Mohammad Nabi to Upul Tharanga. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.
11.5 Mohammad Nabi to Dhananjaya de Silva. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run.
11.4 Mohammad Nabi to Dhananjaya de Silva. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
11.3 Mohammad Nabi to Upul Tharanga. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Afghan.
11.2 Mohammad Nabi to Upul Tharanga. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nabi.
11.1 Mohammad Nabi to Upul Tharanga. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Naib.
Over 10. Power Play Fielding. 9 runs. Bowler: Gulbadin Naib. Sri Lanka: 1-42(rr 4.20)
10.6 Gulbadin Naib to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.
10.5 Gulbadin Naib to Dhananjaya de Silva. Leg cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to extra cover for 2 runs, fielded by Afghan. He goes for the same shot again but this time its a slower ball. The ball is up in the air for a while but the Afghan captain isnt that quick and hes got enough on it for it to land out of reach.
10.4 Gulbadin Naib to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Naib.
10.3 SIX! Gulbadin Naib to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over deep cover for 6 runs. What a shot! Thats a serious shot from Dhananjaya, the lofted cover drive goes all the way for six!
10.2 Gulbadin Naib to Upul Tharanga. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, mis-timed to mid wicket for 1 run, shy attempt by Khan. Close! Excellent work from Rashid Khan almost creates a wicket out of nothing. Hes landed hard on his shoulder though and looks in some discomfort.
10.1 Gulbadin Naib to Upul Tharanga. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
Over 9. Power Play Fielding. 5 runs. Bowler: Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Sri Lanka: 1-33(rr 3.67)
9.6 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dhananjaya de Silva. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Janat.
9.5 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Upul Tharanga. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Naib.
9.4 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Upul Tharanga. Off break half volley, to leg on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
9.3 FOUR! Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Upul Tharanga. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Top shot from Tharanga, real class as he rocks back and drives off the back foot square of the wicket. A much needed boundary for Sri Lanka.
9.2 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Upul Tharanga. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
9.1 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Upul Tharanga. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short third man for no runs, fielded by Janat.
Over 8. Power Play Fielding. 1 run. Bowler: Aftab Alam. Sri Lanka: 1-28(rr 3.50)
8.6 Aftab Alam to Dhananjaya de Silva. In-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Naib. An excellent start so far for Afghanistan, both these two bowlers have bowled well for their side.
8.5 Aftab Alam to Dhananjaya de Silva. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Naib.
8.4 Aftab Alam to Dhananjaya de Silva. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Alam.
8.3 Aftab Alam to Dhananjaya de Silva. In-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Alam, fielded by Nabi.
8.2 Aftab Alam to Upul Tharanga. Out-swinging length ball, off stump on the back foot cutting, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.
8.1 Aftab Alam to Upul Tharanga. Out-swinging back of a length, down leg side on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Nabi.
Over 7. Power Play Fielding. 6 runs. Bowler: Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Sri Lanka: 1-27(rr 3.86)
7.6 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Upul Tharanga. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot glancing, to fine leg for 3 runs, fielded by Afghan.
7.5 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Upul Tharanga. Quicker length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to third slip for no runs, fielded by Naib.
7.4 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Upul Tharanga. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
7.3 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Upul Tharanga. Quicker length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Janat.
7.3 Wide Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dhananjaya de Silva. Quicker length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to short fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Alam.
7.2 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dhananjaya de Silva. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
7.1 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Upul Tharanga. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to leg gully for 1 run, fielded by Afghan.
Over 6. Power Play Fielding. 4 runs. Bowler: Aftab Alam. Sri Lanka: 1-21(rr 3.50)
6.6 Aftab Alam to Dhananjaya de Silva. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Alam.
6.5 Aftab Alam to Dhananjaya de Silva. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Alam.
6.4 Aftab Alam to Dhananjaya de Silva. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.
6.3 Aftab Alam to Dhananjaya de Silva. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to short fine leg for 2 runs, mis-fielded by Mohammadi.
6.2 Aftab Alam to Dhananjaya de Silva. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, mis-timed to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Alam.
6.1 Aftab Alam to Dhananjaya de Silva. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track driving, thick edge to third man for 2 runs, run save by Naib.
Over 5. Power Play Fielding. 4 runs. Bowler: Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Sri Lanka: 1-17(rr 3.40)
5.6 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Upul Tharanga. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed in the air uncontrolled to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
5.5 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Upul Tharanga. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, leading edge to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Alam.
5.4 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dhananjaya de Silva. Off break length ball, middle stump down the track pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Naib.
5.3 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dhananjaya de Silva. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
5.2 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Upul Tharanga. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Alam.
5.1 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Upul Tharanga. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Khan.
Over 4. Power Play Fielding. 3 runs. Bowler: Aftab Alam. Sri Lanka: 1-13(rr 3.25)
4.6 Aftab Alam to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Janat.
4.5 Aftab Alam to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to backward point for no runs, fielded by Khan.
4.4 Aftab Alam to Upul Tharanga. Out-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for 1 run, shy attempt by Nabi.
4.3 Aftab Alam to Upul Tharanga. Out-swinging length ball, down leg side on the back foot Steer, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
4.2 Aftab Alam to Upul Tharanga. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Alam.
4.1 Aftab Alam to Upul Tharanga. Out-swinging length ball, down leg side on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Nabi.
Over 3. Power Play Fielding. 6 runs. Bowler: Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Sri Lanka: 1-10(rr 3.33)
3.6 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dhananjaya de Silva. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Ur Rahman.
3.5 FOUR! Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dhananjaya de Silva. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, in the air under control past deep cover for 4 runs. Good use of the feet by Dhananjaya, not letting the bowler just bowl at him and settle in he decides to go on the attack.
3.4 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Upul Tharanga. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, shy attempt by Nabi.
3.3 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Upul Tharanga. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Khan.
3.2 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Upul Tharanga. Carrom length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
3.1 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dhananjaya de Silva. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Zurmatai.
Over 2. Power Play Fielding. 4 runs. Bowler: Aftab Alam. Sri Lanka: 1-4(rr 2.00)
2.6 Aftab Alam to Upul Tharanga. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
2.5 Aftab Alam to Upul Tharanga. Out-swinging length ball, down leg side on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
2.4 Aftab Alam to Upul Tharanga. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to mid wicket for no runs, shy attempt by Khan.
2.3 FOUR! Aftab Alam to Upul Tharanga. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, inside edge past fine leg for 4 runs. Tucked away off the pads and Sri Lanka have their first boundary and first runs of the innings.
2.2 Aftab Alam to Upul Tharanga. Out-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
2.1 NEW BALL. Aftab Alam to Upul Tharanga. Out-swinging length ball, middle stump on the back foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
Over 1. Power Play Fielding. no runs. Bowler: Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Sri Lanka: 1-0(rr 0.00)
1.6 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dhananjaya de Silva. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
1.5 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dhananjaya de Silva. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Afghan.
1.4 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dhananjaya de Silva. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to gully for no runs, fielded by Afghan.
1.3 Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dhananjaya de Silva. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Ur Rahman.
1.2 OUT! L.B.W. Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kusal Mendis. Arm length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to. Mendis goes second ball! Looking to play the ball with the spin, Mujeeb released this one with the seam upright and the ball actually swung back in and struck Mendis on the front pad. The question here was did it strike him in line. After some discussion with Tharanga Mendis walked off, not wanting to lose a review so early. Indeed it did hit him in line and it was umpires call on leg stump.
NEW BALL. Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kusal Mendis. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.
1.1 Start of Sri Lanka Innings.
Over 50. 7 runs. Bowler: Thisara Perera. Afghanistan: 10-249(rr 4.98)
50.6 OUT! Bowled. Thisara Perera to Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Yorker, middle stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, missed to. Yet another yorker and Thisara ends up with five wickets after taking three in the final over. An audacious attempt to hit the ball to the third man with a sort of reverse sweep from the number eleven. So Sri Lanka will require 250 win. Its not a bad total but I think Afghanistan left some runs out there in the last ten overs. Having said that boundaries are difficult to hit here and Sri Lanka will have to run well to chase these down.
50.5 Thisara Perera to Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
50.4 OUT! Bowled. Thisara Perera to Rashid Khan. Yorker, off stump moves in front Slog, hit pad to. Perera gets the yorker right and Rashid Khan is gone now too. He made life difficult for himself there by stepping across his stumps, looking for the legside boundary and was bowled.
50.3 Thisara Perera to Aftab Alam. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, to long on for 1 run, fielded by de Silva.
50.2 SIX! Thisara Perera to Aftab Alam. Half volley, outside off stump backing away Slog, well timed over long off for 6 runs. First ball smashed over long off for six! What a hit!
50.1 OUT! Caught. Thisara Perera to Gulbadin Naib. Slower ball full toss, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed to square leg, by Perera. And another wicket falls, another slower pull and clubbed to square leg where Aklia Dananjaya takes a good low catch.
Over 49. 13 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. Afghanistan: 7-242(rr 4.94)
49.6 Lasith Malinga to Gulbadin Naib. Slower length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by de Silva.
49.5 Lasith Malinga to Rashid Khan. Slower length ball, off stump backing away Slog, thick edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
49.4 FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Rashid Khan. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Another boundary for Rashid Khan, short from Malinga and smashed away and he finds the gap on the legside.
49.3 Lasith Malinga to Rashid Khan. Slower length ball, outside off stump down the track Slog, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Mendis.
49.2 FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Rashid Khan. Slower ball yorker, to leg on the front foot glancing, past fine leg for 4 runs. Deflected away nicely by Rashid Khan, he was ready for the yorker and got it very fine.
49.1 Lasith Malinga to Gulbadin Naib. Slower ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
Over 48. 5 runs. Bowler: Thisara Perera. Afghanistan: 7-229(rr 4.77)
48.6 Thisara Perera to Rashid Khan. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for 2 runs, shy attempt by Mathews, fielded by Perera.
48.5 OUT! Bowled. Thisara Perera to Najibullah Zadran. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to. Another wicket at the death for Sri Lanka, they are strangling the Afghan middle order and saving important runs here. Its a good yorker from Perera and Najibullah has dragged it on.
48.4 Thisara Perera to Najibullah Zadran. Slower length ball, down leg side on the front foot Slog, mis-timed to square leg for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
48.3 Thisara Perera to Gulbadin Naib. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by de Silva.
48.2 Thisara Perera to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Chameera.
48.1 Thisara Perera to Gulbadin Naib. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Jayasuriya.
Over 47. 5 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. Afghanistan: 6-224(rr 4.77)
47.6 Lasith Malinga to Najibullah Zadran. Slower length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Jayasuriya.
47.5 APPEAL! Lasith Malinga to Najibullah Zadran. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, by Perera, appeal made for Run Out.
47.4 Lasith Malinga to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Malinga.
47.3 OUT! Caught. Lasith Malinga to Mohammad Nabi. Slower length ball, off stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid on, by Perera. The big-hitting Nabi is gone! Another batsmen deceived by a slower ball, Nabi bailed out of his shot but it was too late and he plonked it straight up in the air. Perera was the man running back and he took the catch one-handed in the end above his head.
47.2 Lasith Malinga to Mohammad Nabi. Slower length ball, off stump on the front foot Slog, in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, run save by Perera. Lands just short of Akila but he did well there.
47.1 Lasith Malinga to Najibullah Zadran. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Chameera.
Over 46. 11 runs. Bowler: Dushmantha Chameera. Afghanistan: 5-219(rr 4.76)
46.6 SIX! Dushmantha Chameera to Mohammad Nabi. Slower length ball, off stump backing away Slog, over long off for 6 runs. And theres the first big blow from Nabi, gives himself some room and launches it high into the night sky. Theres no man back at long off but it would have gone over his head anyway as it just cleared the boundary.
46.5 Dushmantha Chameera to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, down leg side backing away dropped, to short extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
46.4 Dushmantha Chameera to Mohammad Nabi. Back of a length, off stump backing away pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Jayasuriya.
46.3 Dushmantha Chameera to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Malinga.
46.2 APPEAL! Dushmantha Chameera to Najibullah Zadran. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, mis-timed to extra cover for no runs, direct hit by Mendis, appeal made for Run Out.
46.1 Dushmantha Chameera to Najibullah Zadran. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by de Silva.
Over 45. 7 runs. Bowler: Thisara Perera. Afghanistan: 5-208(rr 4.62)
45.6 Thisara Perera to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to cover for 1 run, fielded by Shanaka.
45.5 Thisara Perera to Mohammad Nabi. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
45.4 Thisara Perera to Najibullah Zadran. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot dropped, to gully for 1 run, fielded by de Silva.
45.3 Thisara Perera to Najibullah Zadran. Half volley, to leg on the front foot flick, to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Malinga.
45.2 OUT! Bowled. Thisara Perera to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, missed to. Shahidi was struggling to kick on in the last ten overs and hes bowled by Perera. The off pace delivery followed by his stock ball and it gets through Shahidis attempted pull shot.
45.1 Thisara Perera to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Slower ball back of a length, to leg down the track cutting, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Jayasuriya.
Over 44. 4 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. Afghanistan: 4-201(rr 4.57)
44.6 Lasith Malinga to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Slower ball back of a length, down leg side on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Jayasuriya. Better execution of his skills from Malinga in that over.
44.5 Lasith Malinga to Mohammad Nabi. Short, off stump on the back foot pulling, in the air uncontrolled to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Perera. Staying short to Nabi, out of his hitting areas.
44.4 Lasith Malinga to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Slower ball back of a length, down leg side on the back foot flick, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Mathews.
44.3 Lasith Malinga to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot pushing, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
44.2 Lasith Malinga to Mohammad Nabi. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Shanaka.
44.1 Lasith Malinga to Mohammad Nabi. Reverse Swing-In half volley, to leg on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Jayasuriya.
Over 43. 4 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. Afghanistan: 4-197(rr 4.58)
43.6 Akila Dananjaya to Mohammad Nabi. Top spinning half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
43.5 Akila Dananjaya to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Jayasuriya.
43.4 Akila Dananjaya to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, to leg down the track working, hit pad to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Perera.
43.3 Akila Dananjaya to Mohammad Nabi. Leg spinner back of a length, middle stump on the back foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
43.2 Akila Dananjaya to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot flick, to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
43.1 Akila Dananjaya to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, down leg side down the track working, hit pad to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Perera.
Over 42. 3 runs. Bowler: Dushmantha Chameera. Afghanistan: 4-193(rr 4.60)
42.6 Dushmantha Chameera to Mohammad Nabi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mathews. Excellent over from Chameera, he has bowled well today.
42.5 Dushmantha Chameera to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, wide outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for 1 run, fielded by de Silva.
42.4 Dushmantha Chameera to Mohammad Nabi. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Shanaka.
42.3 Dushmantha Chameera to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Slower ball half volley, wide outside off stump on the front foot driving, in the air under control to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Shanaka.
42.2 Dushmantha Chameera to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
42.1 OUT! Caught. Dushmantha Chameera to Rahmat Shah. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on, by Perera. A good innings comes to an end. Very good piece of bowling from Chameera, a well-disguised slower ball means Rahmats big shot goes higher than it does far. Thisara Perera gets underneath it and steadies himself before taking the catch.
Over 41. 7 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. Afghanistan: 3-190(rr 4.63)
41.6 Lasith Malinga to Rahmat Shah. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Tharanga.
41.5 FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Rahmat Shah. Short, middle stump on the back foot pulling, past deep backward square leg for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Perera. Short from Malinga and pulled away hard. Akila should probably have stopped it but it wasnt a great delivery from Malinga, not troubling a man on 67*. He hasnt bowled well today.
41.4 Lasith Malinga to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
41.3 Lasith Malinga to Rahmat Shah. Short, outside off stump ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
41.2 Lasith Malinga to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
41.1 Lasith Malinga to Rahmat Shah. Slower ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
Over 40. 5 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. Afghanistan: 3-183(rr 4.58)
40.6 Akila Dananjaya to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
40.5 Akila Dananjaya to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
40.4 Akila Dananjaya to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Perera.
40.3 Akila Dananjaya to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, hit pad to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
40.2 FOUR! Akila Dananjaya to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, past deep point for 4 runs. Gives himself room and cuts hard. He picked up the length early and got it behind square of the point fielder. A valuable boundary for Afghanistan as they start to look to push the run rate up.
40.1 Akila Dananjaya to Rahmat Shah. Quicker ball half volley, down leg side on the front foot glancing, to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Tharanga.
Over 39. 3 runs. Bowler: Dushmantha Chameera. Afghanistan: 3-178(rr 4.56)
39.6 Dushmantha Chameera to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Shanaka.
39.5 Dushmantha Chameera to Rahmat Shah. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
39.4 Dushmantha Chameera to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Chameera.
39.3 Dushmantha Chameera to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
39.2 Dushmantha Chameera to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
39.1 Dushmantha Chameera to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
Over 38. 5 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. Afghanistan: 3-175(rr 4.61)
38.6 Lasith Malinga to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
38.5 Lasith Malinga to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, mis-timed to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Malinga.
38.4 Lasith Malinga to Rahmat Shah. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
38.3 Lasith Malinga to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, dropped catch by Shanaka. Chance in the deep! Hit in the air deliberately but too close to the fielder. Shanaka is diving forward and cant hold on. Malinga sinks to his knees.
38.2 Lasith Malinga to Rahmat Shah. Half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, mis-timed to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Jayasuriya.
38.1 Lasith Malinga to Rahmat Shah. Half volley, to leg on the front foot flick, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Shanaka.
Over 37. 4 runs. Bowler: Shehan Jayasuriya. Afghanistan: 3-170(rr 4.59)
37.6 Shehan Jayasuriya to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by de Silva.
37.5 Shehan Jayasuriya to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot Slog, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
37.4 Shehan Jayasuriya to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Chameera.
37.3 Shehan Jayasuriya to Rahmat Shah. Off break back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
37.2 Shehan Jayasuriya to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Chameera.
37.1 Shehan Jayasuriya to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Perera.
Over 36. 10 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. Afghanistan: 3-166(rr 4.61)
36.6 Lasith Malinga to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by de Silva. Again its another expensive over from Malinga. Every time Mathews brings him back the batsmen enjoy the extra pace on the ball.
36.5 Lasith Malinga to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Perera.
36.4 Lasith Malinga to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Half volley, down leg side on the front foot flick, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Perera.
36.3 Lasith Malinga to Rahmat Shah. Half volley, off stump on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Shanaka.
36.2 Lasith Malinga to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Shanaka.
36.2 Wide Lasith Malinga to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Half volley, down leg side on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
36.1 FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot cutting, past third man for 4 runs. Top shot! Again its the ramp played against Malinga, running the ball off the face up and over the keeper and gets it to the boundary.
Over 35. 7 runs. Bowler: Thisara Perera. Afghanistan: 3-156(rr 4.46)
35.6 Thisara Perera to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Tharanga.
35.5 Thisara Perera to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Shanaka.
35.4 Thisara Perera to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
35.3 FOUR! Thisara Perera to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Stand and deliver! That brings up 50 for Rahmat who has batted well here today, carefully balancing risk and reward.
35.2 APPEAL! Thisara Perera to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Mathews, appeal made for Run Out.
35.1 Thisara Perera to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, to leg down the track working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
Over 34. 3 runs. Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva. Afghanistan: 3-149(rr 4.38)
34.6 Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Jayasuriya.
34.5 Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah. Off break half volley, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Shanaka.
34.4 Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Shanaka.
34.3 Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
34.2 Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
34.1 Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to point for no runs.
Over 33. 5 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. Afghanistan: 3-146(rr 4.42)
33.6 Akila Dananjaya to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Tharanga.
33.5 Akila Dananjaya to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
33.4 Akila Dananjaya to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
33.3 Akila Dananjaya to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
33.2 Akila Dananjaya to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 2 runs, fielded by Shanaka.
33.1 Akila Dananjaya to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Mathews.
Over 32. 5 runs. Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva. Afghanistan: 3-141(rr 4.41)
32.6 Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Jayasuriya.
32.5 Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, off stump down the track driving, in the air under control to long off for 1 run, fielded by Jayasuriya.
32.4 Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
32.3 Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, direct hit by Mendis.
32.2 Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
32.1 Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
Over 31. 6 runs. Bowler: Dushmantha Chameera. Afghanistan: 3-136(rr 4.39)
31.6 Dushmantha Chameera to Rahmat Shah. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
31.5 Dushmantha Chameera to Rahmat Shah. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, hit body to silly point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
31.4 Dushmantha Chameera to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Jayasuriya.
31.3 FOUR! Dushmantha Chameera to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, past deep backward point for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Jayasuriya. Nice shot, driven square of the wicket.
31.2 Dushmantha Chameera to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
31.1 Dushmantha Chameera to Rahmat Shah. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Shanaka.
Over 30. 3 runs. Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva. Afghanistan: 3-130(rr 4.33)
30.6 Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
30.5 Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Perera.
30.4 Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Shanaka.
30.3 Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Shanaka.
30.2 Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
30.1 Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah. Off break half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Shanaka.
Over 29. 7 runs. Bowler: Dushmantha Chameera. Afghanistan: 3-127(rr 4.38)
29.6 Dushmantha Chameera to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Shanaka.
29.5 Dushmantha Chameera to Rahmat Shah. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Tharanga.
29.4 Dushmantha Chameera to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
29.3 Dushmantha Chameera to Rahmat Shah. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Shanaka.
29.2 FOUR! Dushmantha Chameera to Rahmat Shah. Half volley, to leg on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Not a good ball from Chameera, a nice freebie on leg stump and well put away by Rahmat.
29.1 Dushmantha Chameera to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Jayasuriya.
Over 28. 7 runs. Bowler: Shehan Jayasuriya. Afghanistan: 3-120(rr 4.29)
28.6 Shehan Jayasuriya to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
28.5 Shehan Jayasuriya to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Chameera.
28.4 Shehan Jayasuriya to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
28.3 Shehan Jayasuriya to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Jayasuriya.
28.2 Shehan Jayasuriya to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Shanaka.
28.1 FOUR! Shehan Jayasuriya to Rahmat Shah. Quicker ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, past deep cover for 4 runs. Too short and he hits the gap in the offside and earns four.
Over 27. 3 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. Afghanistan: 3-113(rr 4.19)
27.6 Akila Dananjaya to Rahmat Shah. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
27.5 Akila Dananjaya to Rahmat Shah. Off break back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
27.4 Akila Dananjaya to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
27.3 Akila Dananjaya to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
27.2 Akila Dananjaya to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Tharanga.
27.1 Akila Dananjaya to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
Over 26. 1 run. Bowler: Shehan Jayasuriya. Afghanistan: 3-110(rr 4.23)
26.6 OUT! L.B.W. Shehan Jayasuriya to Asghar Afghan. Quicker length ball, off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to. Fired in quicker at the stumps and the Afghan captain was looking to turn the ball into the gap on the legside for one. Hes new to the crease though and doesnt get his feet and hands working together and hes played all round that, clever bowling from Jayasuriya.
26.5 Shehan Jayasuriya to Asghar Afghan. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, mis-timed to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
26.4 Shehan Jayasuriya to Asghar Afghan. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Perera.
26.3 Shehan Jayasuriya to Asghar Afghan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid on for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
26.2 Shehan Jayasuriya to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Chameera.
26.1 Shehan Jayasuriya to Rahmat Shah. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
Over 25. 3 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. Afghanistan: 2-109(rr 4.36)
25.6 Akila Dananjaya to Rahmat Shah. Carrom ball half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
25.5 Akila Dananjaya to Asghar Afghan. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Tharanga.
25.4 OUT! L.B.W. NOT OUT changed by umpire to OUT after REFERRAL. Akila Dananjaya to Ihsanullah. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, hit pad to silly point. Overturned! The pressure Sri Lanka have been applying has paid off as they have the set man out. Ihsanullah was looking for a boundary, trying to play the hard sweep. It was the legspinner from Akila so when he missed it he was in trouble as the ball was straightening towards the stumps. The umpire perhaps thought it was angling down leg but that little bit of turn meant it was hitting leg stump.
25.3 Akila Dananjaya to Ihsanullah. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
25.2 Akila Dananjaya to Ihsanullah. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Tharanga.
25.1 Akila Dananjaya to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Perera.
25.1 Wide Akila Dananjaya to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
Over 24. 7 runs. Bowler: Shehan Jayasuriya. Afghanistan: 1-106(rr 4.42)
24.6 Shehan Jayasuriya to Ihsanullah. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Chameera.
24.5 Shehan Jayasuriya to Rahmat Shah. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by de Silva.
24.4 Shehan Jayasuriya to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
24.3 FOUR! Shehan Jayasuriya to Ihsanullah. Quicker ball back of a length, middle stump on the front foot glancing, past fine leg for 4 runs. Ah thats a let off for the batsman, short and legside and glanced away fine using the pace on the ball. Theres no fielder there and thats four.
24.2 Shehan Jayasuriya to Ihsanullah. Off break full toss, middle stump down the track driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
24.1 Shehan Jayasuriya to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Jayasuriya.
Over 23. 2 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. Afghanistan: 1-99(rr 4.30)
23.6 Akila Dananjaya to Rahmat Shah. Top spinning length ball, to leg on the back foot pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by de Silva. Sri Lanka wont mind this at the moment, they are keeping the squeeze on this pair.
23.5 Akila Dananjaya to Ihsanullah. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Shanaka.
23.4 Akila Dananjaya to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Tharanga.
23.3 Akila Dananjaya to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Perera. Half a shout but a bit of turn means it was missing leg stump.
23.2 Akila Dananjaya to Rahmat Shah. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
23.1 Akila Dananjaya to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
Over 22. 1 run. Bowler: Shehan Jayasuriya. Afghanistan: 1-97(rr 4.41)
22.6 Shehan Jayasuriya to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Shanaka.
22.5 Shehan Jayasuriya to Ihsanullah. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Jayasuriya.
22.4 Shehan Jayasuriya to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
22.3 Shehan Jayasuriya to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
22.2 Shehan Jayasuriya to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
22.1 Shehan Jayasuriya to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Jayasuriya.
Over 21. 2 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. Afghanistan: 1-96(rr 4.57)
21.6 Lasith Malinga to Ihsanullah. Short, off stump on the back foot dropped, to silly point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
21.5 Lasith Malinga to Rahmat Shah. Short, middle stump on the back foot pulling, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Chameera.
21.4 Lasith Malinga to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
21.4 Wide Lasith Malinga to Rahmat Shah. Short, off stump ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
21.3 Lasith Malinga to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
21.2 Lasith Malinga to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Malinga.
21.1 Lasith Malinga to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
Over 20. 2 runs. Bowler: Shehan Jayasuriya. Afghanistan: 1-94(rr 4.70)
20.6 Shehan Jayasuriya to Rahmat Shah. Off break back of a length, outside off stump down the track pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Perera. Mathews goes back to pace off the ball and the result is a more economical over for Sri lanka.
20.5 Shehan Jayasuriya to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, run save by Jayasuriya.
20.4 Shehan Jayasuriya to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Jayasuriya.
20.3 Shehan Jayasuriya to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Tharanga.
20.2 Shehan Jayasuriya to Rahmat Shah. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
20.1 Shehan Jayasuriya to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Chameera.
Over 19. 9 runs. Bowler: Thisara Perera. Afghanistan: 1-92(rr 4.84)
19.6 Thisara Perera to Ihsanullah. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Tharanga.
19.5 FOUR! Thisara Perera to Ihsanullah. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, in the air under control past deep square leg for 4 runs. Really well played, in complete control and placed between the two men on the boundary on the legside. This pair are starting to form a nice partnership.
19.4 Thisara Perera to Ihsanullah. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
19.3 Thisara Perera to Ihsanullah. Short, off stump on the back foot hooking, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
19.2 FOUR! Thisara Perera to Ihsanullah. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track driving, in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Thats the first boundary since the wicket. Attacking intent from Ihsanullah who kept his head still as he advanced and stroked the ball over the top down the ground. One bounce and over the rope.
19.1 Thisara Perera to Ihsanullah. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
Over 18. 7 runs. Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva. Afghanistan: 1-83(rr 4.61)
18.6 Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Jayasuriya. Better running from this Afghanistan pair in that over to pick a couple of doubles.
18.5 Dhananjaya de Silva to Ihsanullah. Off break half volley, to leg on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Shanaka.
18.4 Dhananjaya de Silva to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
18.3 Dhananjaya de Silva to Ihsanullah. Off break half volley, to leg on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 2 runs, fielded by de Silva, fielded by Jayasuriya.
18.2 Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Chameera.
18.1 Dhananjaya de Silva to Ihsanullah. Off break half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Chameera.
Over 17. 1 run. Bowler: Thisara Perera. Afghanistan: 1-76(rr 4.47)
17.6 Thisara Perera to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to point for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
17.5 Thisara Perera to Ihsanullah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Tharanga.
17.4 Thisara Perera to Ihsanullah. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Perera.
17.3 Thisara Perera to Ihsanullah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Malinga.
17.2 APPEAL! Thisara Perera to Ihsanullah. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump down the track flick, hit pad to cover for no runs, appeal made for L.B.W. Good decision from Brathwaite and also Sri Lanka not to review. With a long way to travel to the stumps the ball hit the batsman quite high and although it looked it adjacent it was going over the top.
17.1 Thisara Perera to Ihsanullah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
Over 16. 4 runs. Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva. Afghanistan: 1-75(rr 4.69)
16.6 Dhananjaya de Silva to Ihsanullah. Off break half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Chameera.
16.5 Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Shanaka.
16.4 Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
16.3 Dhananjaya de Silva to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Chameera.
16.2 Dhananjaya de Silva to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
16.1 Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Chameera.
Over 15. 7 runs. Bowler: Thisara Perera. Afghanistan: 1-71(rr 4.73)
15.6 Thisara Perera to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Tharanga.
15.5 Thisara Perera to Ihsanullah. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Chameera.
15.4 Thisara Perera to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Tharanga.
15.3 Thisara Perera to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Perera.
15.2 Thisara Perera to Ihsanullah. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Tharanga.
15.1 Thisara Perera to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 3 runs, fielded by Malinga. Malinga goes chasing after this as it hasnt quite got enough on it to reach the boundary. It must be hot work fielding out there.
Over 14. 2 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. Afghanistan: 1-64(rr 4.57)
14.6 Akila Dananjaya to Ihsanullah. Top spinning full toss, middle stump on the front foot driving, to silly mid off for no runs, shy attempt by Perera.
14.5 Akila Dananjaya to Rahmat Shah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by de Silva.
14.4 Akila Dananjaya to Ihsanullah. Off break half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Malinga.
14.3 Akila Dananjaya to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Perera.
14.2 Akila Dananjaya to Ihsanullah. Top spinning length ball, off stump on the back foot pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
14.1 Akila Dananjaya to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Tharanga.
Over 13. 2 runs. Bowler: Dushmantha Chameera. Afghanistan: 1-62(rr 4.77)
13.6 Dushmantha Chameera to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Perera.
13.5 Dushmantha Chameera to Ihsanullah. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Jayasuriya.
13.4 Dushmantha Chameera to Rahmat Shah. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by de Silva.
13.3 Dushmantha Chameera to Rahmat Shah. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Chameera.
13.2 Dushmantha Chameera to Rahmat Shah. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Shanaka.
13.1 Dushmantha Chameera to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
Over 12. 10 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. Afghanistan: 1-60(rr 5.00)
12.6 Akila Dananjaya to Rahmat Shah. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump down the track flick, leading edge in the air uncontrolled to third man for 3 runs, fielded by Malinga. Almost another for Dananjaya! The leading edge goes wide of a diving first slip. He is looking dangerous.
12.5 Akila Dananjaya to Rahmat Shah. Top spinning length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Perera.
12.4 OUT! L.B.W. Akila Dananjaya to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, hit pad to silly point. Big appeal, and gone! Sri Lanka have their wicket and its Shahzad playing the reverse sweep. He tried to get outside the line but this ball was only going on to hit the stumps and hit him in line with off. No review from the big man.
12.3 Akila Dananjaya to Mohammad Shahzad. Top spinning length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to cover for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
12.2 Akila Dananjaya to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Perera.
12.1 SIX! Akila Dananjaya to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track Slog, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. Uses his feet and thats the first six of the match! Hes been struggling to get it away off the back foot so down he came with there being no real turn to speak of.
12.1 Wide Akila Dananjaya to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot sweeping, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to short leg for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
Over 11. 5 runs. Bowler: Dushmantha Chameera. Afghanistan: 0-50(rr 4.55)
11.6 Dushmantha Chameera to Ihsanullah. Length ball, to leg on the front foot glancing, hit pad to leg slip for no runs, fielded by Perera.
11.5 Dushmantha Chameera to Mohammad Shahzad. Half volley, to leg on the front foot flick, inside edge to short mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Mendis. Out if he hits but misses with the throw! He had plenty of time but couldnt hit the target from 15-20 yards away.
11.4 Dushmantha Chameera to Mohammad Shahzad. Short, middle stump ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
11.4 Wide Dushmantha Chameera to Mohammad Shahzad. Short, middle stump ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
11.3 Dushmantha Chameera to Ihsanullah. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, hit pad to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by de Silva.
11.2 Dushmantha Chameera to Mohammad Shahzad. Back of a length, outside off stump backing away cutting, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
11.1 Dushmantha Chameera to Ihsanullah. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Jayasuriya.
Over 10. Power Play Fielding. 2 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. Afghanistan: 0-45(rr 4.50)
10.6 Akila Dananjaya to Mohammad Shahzad. Top spinning length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera. Thats the end of the powerplay and Afghanistan get through it without losing a wicket. Sri Lanka have managed to get back control of the run rate though.
10.5 Akila Dananjaya to Mohammad Shahzad. Top spinning length ball, off stump on the back foot cutting, mis-timed to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Perera.
10.5 Wide Akila Dananjaya to Mohammad Shahzad. Quicker length ball, wide outside off stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
10.4 Akila Dananjaya to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
10.3 Akila Dananjaya to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
10.2 Akila Dananjaya to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for no runs, fielded by Tharanga.
10.1 Akila Dananjaya to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Shanaka.
Over 9. Power Play Fielding. 8 runs. Bowler: Thisara Perera. Afghanistan: 0-43(rr 4.78)
9.6 Thisara Perera to Mohammad Shahzad. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Jayasuriya.
9.5 Thisara Perera to Mohammad Shahzad. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Shanaka.
9.4 Thisara Perera to Mohammad Shahzad. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
9.3 FOUR! Thisara Perera to Mohammad Shahzad. Short, outside off stump on the front foot hooking, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Shahzad has hammered that through the legside! That ball was well above his head but he hit it out of the middle.
9.2 Thisara Perera to Mohammad Shahzad. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep point for 2 runs, fielded by Shanaka, fielded by de Silva.
9.1 Thisara Perera to Mohammad Shahzad. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Shanaka.
Over 8. Power Play Fielding. 3 runs. Bowler: Akila Dananjaya. Afghanistan: 0-35(rr 4.38)
8.6 Akila Dananjaya to Mohammad Shahzad. Carrom length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Shanaka.
8.5 Akila Dananjaya to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Jayasuriya.
8.4 Akila Dananjaya to Ihsanullah. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Perera.
8.3 Akila Dananjaya to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, middle stump down the track working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by de Silva.
8.2 Akila Dananjaya to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, mis-timed to point for no runs, fielded by Tharanga.
8.1 Akila Dananjaya to Mohammad Shahzad. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.
Over 7. Power Play Fielding. 4 runs. Bowler: Thisara Perera. Afghanistan: 0-32(rr 4.57)
7.6 Thisara Perera to Ihsanullah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Tharanga.
7.5 Thisara Perera to Ihsanullah. Length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, shy attempt by Perera. Sharp work from the bowler and that would have been out had he hit! The batsman was walking down the track. That would have been interesting had it it Ihsanullah as there might have been an appeal for obstructing the field.
7.4 Thisara Perera to Ihsanullah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
7.3 Thisara Perera to Ihsanullah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
7.2 FOUR! Thisara Perera to Ihsanullah. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Thats a wide half-volley and beautifully put away, not trying to hit the ball too hard and opening the face, placing the ball in the gap.
7.1 Thisara Perera to Ihsanullah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge in the air uncontrolled to second slip for no runs, fielded by Mendis. The edge lands just short of slip!
Over 6. Power Play Fielding. no runs. Bowler: Dushmantha Chameera. Afghanistan: 0-28(rr 4.67)
6.6 Dushmantha Chameera to Mohammad Shahzad. Short, outside off stump swayed away, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera. Good over from Chameera, clever bowling working out his opponent. Sri Lanka needed that as Afghanistan were getting away from them.
6.5 Dushmantha Chameera to Mohammad Shahzad. Short, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
6.4 Dushmantha Chameera to Mohammad Shahzad. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Shanaka.
6.3 Dushmantha Chameera to Mohammad Shahzad. Short, outside off stump backing away cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
6.2 Dushmantha Chameera to Mohammad Shahzad. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
6.1 Dushmantha Chameera to Mohammad Shahzad. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
Over 5. Power Play Fielding. 10 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. Afghanistan: 0-28(rr 5.60)
5.6 FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Ihsanullah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, thick edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Streaky but its four! Again third man is involved but its too fine and he cant cut it off.
5.5 Lasith Malinga to Mohammad Shahzad. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, in the air under control to third man for 1 run, fielded by Perera. Shahzad goes for it again! Malinga is actually trying to get him out playing the same shot but it lands just short of the fielder again.
5.4 FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Mohammad Shahzad. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot cutting, in the air under control past third man for 4 runs. Its the ramp shot from Shahzad, hell take on anything. Hes played it well but third man is in with a shout here! He gets close but its under him and four runs.
5.4 Wide Lasith Malinga to Mohammad Shahzad. Short, to leg on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
5.3 Lasith Malinga to Mohammad Shahzad. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to cover for no runs, fielded by Shanaka.
5.2 Lasith Malinga to Mohammad Shahzad. Back of a length, middle stump down the track pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
5.1 Lasith Malinga to Mohammad Shahzad. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Tharanga.
Over 4. Power Play Fielding. 7 runs. Bowler: Dushmantha Chameera. Afghanistan: 0-18(rr 4.50)
4.6 Dushmantha Chameera to Ihsanullah. Short, outside off stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
4.5 Dushmantha Chameera to Ihsanullah. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Jayasuriya.
4.4 Dushmantha Chameera to Mohammad Shahzad. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Perera. Chameera goes short, a good option to Shahzad and he gets a lucky single.
4.3 Dushmantha Chameera to Mohammad Shahzad. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
4.2 APPEAL! Dushmantha Chameera to Mohammad Shahzad. Length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, hit pad to point for no runs, fielded by de Silva, appeal made for L.B.W. This is close! Not out says the umpire and Sri Lanka dont review. Its umpires call on height but very close to being out!
4.1 FOUR! Dushmantha Chameera to Mohammad Shahzad. Out-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
Over 3. Power Play Fielding. 5 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. Afghanistan: 0-11(rr 3.67)
3.6 FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Ihsanullah. Full toss, middle stump on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Thats more like it from Ihsanullah! A full toss and he takes full advantage.
3.5 Lasith Malinga to Ihsanullah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
3.4 Lasith Malinga to Mohammad Shahzad. Slower ball full toss, down leg side on the front foot flick, hit pad to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Chameera. The slower ball deceives Shahzad, hitting him on the pad. Theres half a shout but its missing leg stump.
3.3 Lasith Malinga to Mohammad Shahzad. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Malinga.
3.2 Lasith Malinga to Mohammad Shahzad. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Jayasuriya.
3.1 Lasith Malinga to Mohammad Shahzad. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Tharanga.
Over 2. Power Play Fielding. no runs. Bowler: Dushmantha Chameera. Afghanistan: 0-6(rr 3.00)
2.6 Dushmantha Chameera to Ihsanullah. Out-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Shanaka. A good first over from Chameera, pace and a bit of swing and Ihsanullah doesnt look to comfortable, struggling to time the ball.
2.5 Dushmantha Chameera to Ihsanullah. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, mis-timed to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Shanaka.
2.4 Dushmantha Chameera to Ihsanullah. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
2.3 Dushmantha Chameera to Ihsanullah. Out-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
2.2 Dushmantha Chameera to Ihsanullah. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Perera.
2.1 NEW BALL. Dushmantha Chameera to Ihsanullah. Out-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot defending, mis-timed to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Shanaka.
Over 1. Power Play Fielding. 6 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. Afghanistan: 0-6(rr 6.00)
1.6 Lasith Malinga to Mohammad Shahzad. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
1.5 Lasith Malinga to Mohammad Shahzad. Length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Perera.
Lasith Malinga to Mohammad Shahzad. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Shanaka.
1.4
Lasith Malinga to Mohammad Shahzad. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Mathews.
1.3
FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Mohammad Shahzad. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, top edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Shahzad gets some width and goes hard as he always does, getting it up and over the slips although not necessarily where he intended. Still he wont mind and Afghanistan are away with their first boundary.
1.2
NEW BALL. Lasith Malinga to Mohammad Shahzad. Length ball, middle stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Malinga.
1.1
0.0 Start of Afghanistan Innings. Good morning and welcome to Abu Dhabi for a do or die game for Sri Lanka. After their opening day loss against Bangladesh another loss here would put them out of the tournament. Afghanistan come into the competition full of confidence on the back of a successful series in Ireland and will surely put up a tough fight.
0.0 Start of Innings. Good morning and welcome to Abu Dhabi for a do or die game for Sri Lanka. After their opening day loss against Bangladesh another loss here would put them out of the tournament. Afghanistan come into the competition full of confidence on the back of a successful series in Ireland and will surely put up a tough fight.
0.0 Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat.
0.0 Teams will be announced at the toss
Playing XI
Playing XI