Sri Lanka Vs Afghanistan ICC Cricket World Cup Match 7
Toss : Afghanistan won the toss and decided to bowl first
SrI Lankan Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne:
We had a decent begin after quite a while yet all of a sudden, we lost two or three wickets and were on the back foot. That is the negative part however something else, the bowling and handling was great. Subsequent to losing the primary game, it is difficult to keep your psyche in positive manner. We have involvement in these conditions and that made a difference. Just thing we have to chip away at is to improve our batting in the center overs.
Afghanistan Skipper Gulbadin Naib:
(Where things turned out badly) Start of the day, we didn’t bowl in great regions and lost energy from that point. They got to 100 in a matter of seconds. At a certain point, I figured they would get to 300 yet Nabi bowled truly well. Wicket wasn’t simple for the hitters, so I was advising the bowlers to hit the correct spots, hit the deck. In the center overs, Dawlat and Hamid discovered their lines. Credit goes to them and different bowlers.
Malinga, Pradeep thump over Afghanistan
We have seen this zillion occasions! Malinga terminating in the yorker to thump over a tailender. The veteran does it again with a pinpoint yorker to break the timber of Hamid. Sri Lanka had a nearby shave yet gotten away with a 34-run triumph. Afghanistan made a decent attempt with Nabi going through the batting request after Kusal had split a fifty. Notwithstanding, their batsmen couldn’t counter the seaming conditions and the couple of Pradeep and Malinga.
Overview On Sri Lanka Innings:
Srilankan batsmen were looking aggressive from the first ball of the innings. The openers Kusal Perera and skipper Dimuth karunaratne dispatched the Afghanistani seem bowlers out of the park. They added precious 92 runs for the first wicket. Dimuth Karunaratne was the first batsman to be dismissed on 30 runs in the 13th over. Lahiru Thrimanne was the next batsman came to the crease. He was also looking to take on the Afghani bowling line up, before Mohammad Nabi delivered the magical over for the Afghanistan team. Mohammad Nabi took 3 wickets in 1 over and turn the match in the favour of Afghanistan.
Angelo Mathews, Kusal Mendis and Dimuth Karrunaratne were the victims of the NABI. They never get recover from the damage caused by Nabi and were bowled out for just 201 runs in the end.
The match was interrupted by the rain when Sri lankan were 183-8 and after a while match was reduced to 41 overs. Afghanistan got the target of 187 runs as per D/L method.
Sri lanka Score 201-10 in 36.5 Overs
In reply of 187 runs target, Afghanistan batsmen were equally disappointed. Ahmed Shehzad, Rahmat Shah and Hashmatullah Shahidi departed after just scoring 7, 2 and 4 runs respectively. The top order was badly destroyed by Lasith Malinga and Nuwan Pradeepvery badly. Hazratullah Zazai showed a character and scored quickfire 30 runs off 25 balls. Mohammad Nabi was bowled by Thisara Perera on 11 runs. Najibullah Zadran was seem to be the lone warrior he scored 43 runs for his side. Nuwan Pradeep and Lasith Malinga destroyed the batting lineup of Afghanistan.