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SL vs AFG highlights: Afghanistan knock Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup 2018

In reply of Afghanistan's 249/10, Sri Lanka bundled out for 158/10 in 41.2 overs, Mujeeb, Nabi and Rashid take 2 wickets each and Rahmat was highest scorer with 72 runs

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Afghanistan cricket Team. Photo: @ICC

In today’s Asia Cup match, depleted Sri Lanka look to overcome the 137-run drubbing they got against Bangladesh and put up a spirited performance against Afghanistan at in Abu Dhabi. Sri Lanka now face the possibility of exit only three days into the third-biggest ODI tournament in the world. Even if Lanka beat Afghanistan today, their progress into the Super Four is not assured, given their woeful run rate in tournament's opening match. However, Sri Lanka will take inspiration from their earlier wins against Afghanistan. The teams have faced each other twice in the ODIs, with Sri Lanka leading the scoreline 2-0. In their most recent clash at ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at Dunedin, the Islanders restricted the Afghans at 232 before chasing the target comfortably with five wickets to spare.
 
Asia Cup 2018: final scorecard
 


Afghanistan, on the other hand, are coming into the tournament with a 2-1 series win against Ireland and look prove their mettle against a major Test-playing nation, given ICC World Cup 2019 is just nine months away. For Afghanistan, this will be the tournament in which where the team needs to show there is more to their side than a global T20 superstar in Rashid Khan. With the likes of Mohammed Shahzad in the line-up, the Afghans will be hoping to create an upset or two. Stay tuned for

SL vs AFG highlights: Afghanistan knock Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup 2018

Sri Lanka crash out of the Asia Cup! Another disappointing batting performance sees them dismissed for 158, Afghanistan sealing their opening win by 92 runs in Abu Dhabi!#SLvAFG scorecard  https://t.co/CQYBAm3Hvr#AsiaCup2018 pic.twitter.com/0hQE5zo0WJ — ICC (@ICC) September 17, 2018

SL vs AFG highlights: Afghanistan knock Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup 2018

3rd Match, Group B : Afghanistan beat Sri Lanka by 91 runs. Sri Lanka 158-all out (41.2 ov) v AFG 249. #SLvAFG Upul Tharanga 36, Thisara Perera 28 : Rashid Khan, Naib, Nabi & Mujeeb picked up two wickets each. #AFGvSL #AsiaCup pic.twitter.com/sDIlQdaF93 — Sri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) September 17, 2018

SL vs AFG highlights: Afghanistan knock Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup 2018

This is Afghanistan's first win against TEST playing nation

SL vs AFG highlights: Afghanistan knock Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup 2018

AFGHANISTAN WIN THE MATCH BY 91 RUNS

SL vs AFG highlights: Afghanistan knock Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup 2018

Over 41: Rashid continues, and traps Malinga in front. Afghanistan win the match by 91 runs

SL vs AFG highlights: Afghanistan knock Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup 2018

Sri Lanka: 157-9 in 41 Overs, Required rate: 10.42 Over Summary: 0 W 0 0 0 1   Gulbadin Naib [7.0-0-28-1] is back into the attack, concedes 1 run and castled Thisara Perera.  Perera b Naib 28(36) [4s-2]

SL vs AFG highlights: Afghanistan knock Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup 2018

THIRD POWERPLAY UNDER WAY

SL vs AFG highlights: Afghanistan knock Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup 2018

Sri Lanka: 156-8 in 40 Overs, Required rate: 9.4 Over Summary: 0 0 1 0 1 1 Rashid Khan (6-0-22-1) is back into the attack, Rashid Khan concedes 3 runs

SL vs AFG highlights: Afghanistan knock Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup 2018

Sri Lanka: 153-8 in 39 Overs, Required rate: 9.14 Over Summary: WICKET MAIDEN   Nabi continues, Akila defends the first ball straight to the bowler and BOWLED while trying to smash the ball across the line. Malinga comes to crease, 4-DOTS to end the over

SL vs AFG highlights: Afghanistan knock Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup 2018

Sri Lanka: 153-7 in 38 Overs Over Summary: 0 1L 0 0 2 1 Mujeeb continues and concedes only 4 runs

SL vs AFG highlights: Afghanistan knock Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup 2018

Sri Lanka: 149-7 in 37 Overs Over Summary: 0 1L 0 0 2 1 Nabi continues, concedes 4 runs

First Published: Mon, September 17 2018. 16:00 IST

SL vs AFG highlights: Afghanistan knock Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup 2018

In reply of Afghanistan's 249/10, Sri Lanka bundled out for 158/10 in 41.2 overs, Mujeeb, Nabi and Rashid take 2 wickets each and Rahmat was highest scorer with 72 runs

In today’s Asia Cup match, depleted Sri Lanka look to overcome the 137-run drubbing they got against Bangladesh and put up a spirited performance against Afghanistan at in Abu Dhabi. Sri Lanka now face the possibility of exit only three days into the third-biggest ODI tournament in the world. Even if Lanka beat Afghanistan today, their progress into the Super Four is not assured, given their woeful run rate in tournament's opening match. However, Sri Lanka will take inspiration from their earlier wins against Afghanistan. The teams have faced each other twice in the ODIs, with Sri Lanka leading the scoreline 2-0. In their most recent clash at ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at Dunedin, the Islanders restricted the Afghans at 232 before chasing the target comfortably with five wickets to spare.
 
Asia Cup 2018: final scorecard
 


Afghanistan, on the other hand, are coming into the tournament with a 2-1 series win against Ireland and look prove their mettle against a major Test-playing nation, given ICC World Cup 2019 is just nine months away. For Afghanistan, this will be the tournament in which where the team needs to show there is more to their side than a global T20 superstar in Rashid Khan. With the likes of Mohammed Shahzad in the line-up, the Afghans will be hoping to create an upset or two. Stay tuned for

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