SL vs AFG, 1st Match, Live Score: Sri Lanka put in to bat first by Afghanistan.© AFP
Asia Cup 2022, SL vs AFG Live Updates:Afghanistan are in control of the proceedings against Sri Lanka in the opening match of the Asia Cup at the Dubai International Stadium. The hosts are six wickets down after Afghanistan elected to bowl. Bhanuka Rajapaksa is fighting a lone battle with the willow and is batting in his 30s. For Afghanistan, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman and Fazalhaq Farooqi have taken two wickets each, so far. Naveen-ul-Haq has also bagged a wicket. Farooqi struck twice in the first over to dismiss Kusal Perera and Charith Asalanka, before Naveen-ul-Haq got the better of Pathum Nissanka in the next over. Rajapaksa and Danushka Gunthilaka added 44 runs for the fourth wicket before Mujeeb-ur-Rahman gave the latter his marching orders. Wanindu Hasaranga miscued Mujeeb’s delivery and was caugh at mid-off by Mohammad Nabi, who then dismissed Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka in the 11th over. ()
Sri Lanka XI: Gunathilaka, Nissanka, K Mendis, Asalanka, Rajapaksa, Shanaka, Hasaranga, Karunaratne, Theekshana, Madushanka, Pathirana
Afghanistan XI: Zazai, Gurbaz, Zadran, Janat, Zadran, Nabi, Rashid, Omarzai, Naveen, Ur Rahman
Here are the Live Score Updates of the Asia Cup match between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan straight from Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai:
Back-to-back run outs! Unbelievable
Another run-out! The keeper has time to collect and whip off the bails, and Theekshana’s on his way
Maheesh Theekshana run out (Rahmanullah Gurbaz) 0 (0)
Rajapaksa gets undone by the direct hit
Terrible mix-up and Sri Lanka lose Rajapaksa.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa run out (Mohammad Nabi) 38 (29)
Captain gets captain!
Nabi strikes first ball! Dangled his bat wide outside off and gets a faint edge on it. Golden duck for Shanaka
Dasun Shanaka c Rahmanullah Gurbaz b Mohammad Nabi 0 (1)
Sri Lanka lose Hasaranga as well
Hasaranga skied this to mid-off, where Mohammad Nabi made no mistake. Poor batting
Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva c Mohammad Nabi b Mujeeb Ur Rahman 2 (8)
Mujeeb strikes for Afghanistan
Gunathilaka tries the reverse sweep but holes out in the deep! Sri Lanka lose another wicket.
Danushka Gunathilaka c Karim Janat b Mujeeb Ur Rahman 17 (17)
Helped away with ease!
Scoops it over fine leg and it goes all the way for a boundary! Gunathilaka making the most of it
Excellent cover drive
Driven emphatically by Gunathilaka! He finds the gap towards the cover region and ball races away for a boundary
Naveen-ul-Haq joins the party
Umpire raises his finger straightaway! Sri Lanka ask for the TV umpire and the replay shows a slight murmur on the snicko meter
Pathum Nissanka c Rahmanullah Gurbaz b Naveen-ul-Haq 3 (7)
Farooqi on a hattrick!
This one nips back in sharply and Asalanka is caught wrongfooted. He doesn’t even bother to review it.
Charith Asalanka lbw b Fazalhaq Farooqi 0 (1)
Farooqi strikes early!
LBW appeal turned down But Afghanistan review. Excellent review from them as Mendis has to depart
Kusal Mendis lbw b Fazalhaq Farooqi 2 (4)
We are underway!
First ball on the pads and Nissanka gently flicks this down the leg side. He is off the mark, and so are Sri Lanka.
Here are the teams
Sri Lanka: Gunathilaka, Nissanka, K Mendis, Asalanka, Rajapaksa, Shanaka, Hasaranga, Karunaratne, Theekshana, Madushanka, Pathirana
Afghanistan: Zazai, Gurbaz, Zadran, Janat, Zadran, Nabi, Rashid, Omarzai, Naveen, Ur Rahman
Asia Cup Live: AFG WIN TOSS
Afghanistan wins the toss and captain Mohammad Nabi has elected to bowl first.
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SL vs AFG 1st Match: No Chameera For Sri Lanka
It is worth noting that Sri Lanka’s ace pacer Dushmantha Chameera has been ruled out of the continental event due to injury.
Which team is in which group?
Group A comprises of India, Pakistan and Hong Kong, while Group B has Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
2022 Asia Cup format
The tournament this year will be a T20 affair as it will be followed by T20 World Cup. The tournament features six teams divided into two groups. The teams play each other once in their respective groups before the top two teams from both groups advance to the Super 4s. After a round-robin stage in Super 4s, the top two teams will play the final.
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