ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Afghanistan Vs Sri Lanka | Match Result

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Afghanistan Vs Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 34 runs in the 7th match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Sophia Gardens Cardiff, on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka became the 7th team in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 competition to gain 2 points.

However, Sri Lanka innings was interrupted on 182-8 after 33 overs by rain and when the team resumed with their match. The match was reduced to 41 overs per side. Rashid Khan took the last wicket in the 37th over to dismiss all of them for 201.

The Afghanistan target was revised to 187 and Hazratullah struck some encouraging boundaries. But, Sri Lanka bowled out Afghanistan for 152 under the bright floodlights in the 33rd over to win by 34 runs.

Man of the match

Nuwan Pradeep, who took a career-best 4-31 as Sri Lanka fought back to beat Afghanistan in a tense, rain-affected the match was declared as the man of the match.

Scorecard

Afghanistan

Batsman Dismissal Runs Balls Fours (4’s) Sixes (6’s) Fall of Wicket
Mohammad Shahzad c Karunaratne b Malinga 7 10 1 0 (34-1)
Hazratullah Zazai c Perera b Pradeep 30 25 3 1 (44-3)
Rahmat Shah c Mathews b Udana 2 11 0 0 (42-2)
Hashmatullah Shahidi c Perera b Pradeep 3 11 0 0 (57-4)
Mohammad Nabi b Perera 11 16 1 0 (57-5)
Gulbadin Naib lbw Pradeep 23 32 2 0 (121-6)
Najibullah Zadran run out Karunaratne 43 53 6 0 (145-9)
Rashid Khan b Pradeep 2 4 0 0 (123-7)
Dawlat Zardan b Malinga 6 18 1 0 (136-8)
Hamid Hassan b Malinga 6 4 0 1 (152-10)
Mujeeb Rahman Not out 1 1 0 0
Total 152/10 32.4 Overs TARGET: 187 in 41 Overs
Bowler Overs Maiden Runs Wicket
Lasith Malinga 6.4 0 39 3
Suranga Lakmal 5 0 25 0
Isuru Udana 6 0 28 1
Nuwan Pradeep 9 1 31 4
Thisara Perera 4 0 19 1
Dhananjaya de Silva 1 0 7 0

 

Sri Lanka

 

Batsman Dismissal Runs Balls Fours (4’s) Sixes (6’s) Fall of Wicket
Dimuth Karunaratne c Najibullah b Nabi 30 45 3 0 (92-1)
Kusal Perera c Shahzad b Rashid 78 81 8 0 (180-8)
Lahiru Thirimanne b Nabi 25 34 1 0 (144-2)
Kushal Mendis c Rahmat b Nabi 2 2 0 0 (146-3)
Anjelo Mathews c Rahmat b Nabi 0 2 0 0 (146-4)
Dhananjaya de Silva c Shahzad b Hamid 0 4 0 0 (149-5)
Thisara Perera run out (Shahidi/Shahzad) 2 4 0 0 (159-6)
Isuru Udana b Dawlat 10 21 0 1 (178-7)
Suranga Lakmal not out 15 13 2 0
Lasith malinga b Zadran 4 8 1 0 (199-9)
Nuwan Pradeep b Rashid 0 3 0 0 (201-10)
Total 201/10 36.5 Overs
Bowler Overs Maiden Runs Wicket
Dawlat Zadran 6 0 34 2
Hamid Hassan 7 0 53 1
Mujeeb ur Rehman 3 0 19 0
Mohammad Nabi 9 0 30 4
Gulbadin Naib 4 0 38 0
Rashid Khan 7.5 1 17 2

 

A disappointing result for Afghanistan but a timely fightback from Sri Lanka in this ICC cricket world cup 2019.

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