Asia Cup 2018: Afghanistan Cricket Team beat Sri Lanka by 91 runs
Sri Lanka’s team has been out of Asia Cup 2018. After Bangladesh, Afghanistan also gave embarrassing defeat to Sri Lanka. In the ongoing Asia Cup 2018 in the United Arab Emirates, a major turnaround was seen. The Sri Lankan team, who won this prestigious tournament five times, got out of the tournament after losing a humiliating defeat to Afghanistan.
In the second match of Group B, today the match between the two countries was played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Which Afghanistan won by 91 runs. Afghanistan, batting first, scored 249 runs in the allotted 50 overs. Chasing 250 runs, Sri Lanka’s team was all out for 158 runs.
Sri Lanka’s poor performance in all three levels
In the match between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan team has been badly hit by batting, bowling, and fielding all three. Sri Lankan bowlers failed to stop the Afghanistan batsmen It was a matter of fact that the highest score by Sri Lanka was made by Upul Tharanga. Tharanga scored 36 runs. Fielding also showed Sri Lankan fielder runs looting. Along with many catches left.
Sri Lanka’s batting
The Sri Lankan team came out to chase 250 runs and hit the first blow with zero scores. Opener skillful Mendis became the victim of Mujib on the second ball. After this, there was a good partnership of 54 runs between Upul and Dhananjay. But after the run out of Dhananjay’s 23, the Sri Lankan batsmen got out after being run out. Upul was given out by the Prophet on 36. K. Perera became the victim of Rashid by making 17 runs. There was great hope from captain Mathews. But he also went on to make 22 runs. In the end, This area Perera introduced some attractive strokes. But they failed to win the team.
The batting of Afghanistan
Winning the toss and coming to bat first, the team of Afghanistan batted well. Rahmat Shah played the best of 75 runs from Afghanistan. Mohammed Shahjad and Ehsanullah gave a good start. The partnership between the two batsmen was 57 runs for the first wicket. Mo. Shahzad scored 34 runs. Ehsanullah, batting on the other end, missed his half-century by just five runs.
Good batting in the middle-
After the top-order batsmen were dismissed, the batsmen played a small but useful inning in the middle order and lower order. Hashmatullah Shahidi, 37, Mohammed Nabi, 15 and Rashid Khan scored 13 runs in a hurricane inning, giving Afghanistan a score of 249.