Highlights Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Asia Cup 2022: AFG Face First Defeat In Tournament As SL Chase 175 Runs
Dasun Shanaka-led Sri Lanka are up against Afghanistan in the first Super Four match of the ongoing Asia Cup 2022 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

Highlights Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan T20I Asia Cup 2022 Score And Latest Match Updates: 

Sri Lanka defeated Afghanistan by four wickets as they chased down the target in just 19.1 overs in the first Super Four match of the Asia Cup 2022. This is the first defeat of the tournament for the Afghan team. Earlier, Afghanistan managed to score 175 runs with the loss of six wickets against Sri Lanka  In response, the Sri Lankan team lost a total of six wickets.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz departed for 84 runs after hitting Sri Lankan bowlers all over the ground. Afghanistan lost Hazratullah Zazai after a brisk start to the match. Earlier, Sri Lanka opted to bowl first against Afghanistan in the first Super Four match of the ongoing Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Dasun Shanaka-led side will play the match against Afghanistan at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. Sri Lank have already lost a match in the ongoing tournament against a team led by a very experienced player Mohammad Nabi.

In the last match against Bangladesh, the Sri Lanka team struggled to cross the victory line. However, they will be hoping to find top form against Afghanistan who has some top players like Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Najibullah Zadran and Ibrahim Zadran. These players have been in fine form with the bat in recent times and will look to score big runs against Sri Lanka again.

In-form legspinner Rashid Khan can create his magic again with the ball against Sri Lanka. Mujeeb ur Rahman’s pace can also hurt the opposition team who will that his top batters Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis and Danushka Gunathilaka hit some runs in the match.

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan T20I Asia Cup 2022 Squads:

Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (c), Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Ashen Bandara, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrama, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana, Nuwanidu Fernando, Nuwan Thusara, Dinesh Chandimal.

Afghanistan: Mohammad Nabi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Afsar Zazai, Azmatullah Omarzai, Farid Ahmad Malik, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Najibullah Zadran, Naveen ul Haq, Noor Ahmad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rashid Khan, Samiullah Shinwari. Standby: Nijat Masood, Qais Ahmed, Sharafuddin Ashraf.

Live Updates

  • 11:30 PM IST

  • 11:25 PM IST

  • 11:23 PM IST

  • 11:12 PM IST

    LIVE SL vs AFG T20I: Match ends!!! Sri Lanka chased the target of 176 runs in 19.1 Overs with 4 wickets in hand. This is the first defeat for Afghanistan in the ongoing Asia Cup. (SL-179/6, 19.1 Overs)

  • 11:07 PM IST

    LIVE SL vs AFG T20I: OUT!!! Bhanuka Rajapaksa is out for 31 runs but it’s too late for the Afghan team as Sri Lanka just need 2 runs in 9 balls. (SL-174/6, 18.3 Overs)

  • 11:04 PM IST

    LIVE SL vs AFG T20I: Eight runs are required in 12 balls now. Sri Lanka are close to victory. (SL-168/5, 18 Overs)

  • 11:00 PM IST
    LIVE SL vs AFG T20I: A boundary for Fazalhaq Farooqi. Sri Lanka jsut need 14 runs in 15 balls now. (SL-162/5, 17.3 Overs)
  • 10:55 PM IST

    LIVE SL vs AFG T20I: OUT!!! Danushka Gunathilaka went for a big one but he completely missed the ball and got clean bowled. (SL- 151/5, 16.4 Overs)

  • 10:51 PM IST
    LIVE SL vs AFG T20I: Bhanuka Rajapaksa went berserk against Naveen-ul-Haq as he hit him three back-to-back boundaries. A total of 18 runs come off the 16th over. (SL- 145/4, 16 Overs)
  • 10:47 PM IST

    LIVE SL vs AFG T20I: OUT!!! Dasun Shanaka is out for 10 runs. Sri Lanka have been keep losing wickets at regular intervals. (SL-127/4, 15 Overs)

  • 10:41 PM IST

    LIVE SL vs AFG T20I: Captain Dasun Shanaka and Danushka Gunathilaka are on the crease at the moment. They have to keep the board ticking as the required run rate is well above 8 right now. (SL-119/3, 14 Overs)

  • 10:28 PM IST
    LIVE SL vs AFG T20I: OUT!!! The pressure was mounting over Sri Lanka and it crushed Charith Asalanka who goes back into the for 8 runs. It’s the first wicket of the match for Mohammad Nabi. (SL-101/3, 12 Overs)
  • 10:24 PM IST

    LIVE SL vs AFG T20I: Another fine over for Afghanistan. This time it was Rashid Khan, who went for just five runs in the over. A good comeback by him after giving away 16 runs in his first over of the match. (SL- 87/2, 11 Overs)

  • 10:21 PM IST

    LIVE SL vs AFG T20I: A fine over by captain Mohammad Nabi. He gave away just two runs in it. The required run rate could be a trouble for Sri Lanka if they play a few more overs like this. (SL-82/2, 10 Overs)

  • 10:19 PM IST

    LIVE SL vs AFG T20I: It was a wide ball outside off and Pathum Nissanka tried to cut it but the ball went straight into the wicketkeeper’s hand after taking an edge.

  • 10:15 PM IST

    LIVE SL vs AFG T20I: OUT!! Pathum Nissanka is gone for 35 runs after a good start. (SL-80/2, 9 Overs)

  • 10:10 PM IST

  • 10:05 PM IST

    LIVE SL vs AFG T20I: Naveen-ul-Haq didn’t give any room to Kusal Mendis and the Sri Lankan batter hit the ball straight into the hands of Ibrahim Zadran. This will certainly improve the confidence of the Afghan team.

  • 10:02 PM IST

    LIVE SL vs AFG T20I: OUT!! Big wicket for Afghanistan. Kusal Mendis goes back to the pavilion for 36 runs. (SL- 64/1, 6.5 Overs)

  • 9:59 PM IST

    LIVE SL vs AFG T20I: Bang!!! 17 runs come off Rashid Khan’s first over for the match. This has been a blistering start for the Sri Lankan team. (SL-57/0, 6 Overs)

  • 9:53 PM IST

    LIVE SL vs AFG T20I: Sri Lanka are off to a good start here against Afghanistan. Pathum Nissanka is middling almost every ball and the run rate is well above 7 as well. (SL-31/0, 4 Overs)

  • 9:44 PM IST

    LIVE SL vs AFG T20I: It’s been a good start for Sri Lanka as well. Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis are looking really comfortable against the Afghan bowling attack. (SL- 14/0, 2 Overs)

  • 9:41 PM IST

  • 9:27 PM IST

    LIVE SL vs AFG T20I: Innings end! Rashid Khan is run out in the last ball and Sri Lanka need a total of 176 runs in 20 overs to win their first Super Four match of the Asia Cup 2022. (AFG-175/6, 20 Overs)

  • 9:21 PM IST
    LIVE SL vs AFG T20I: OUT!!! Two back-to-back wickets for Sri Lanka. Theekshana got captain Mohammad Nabi, while Najibullah Zadran got run out on the very next ball. (AFG-166/5, 19 Overs)
  • 9:12 PM IST

    LIVE SL vs AFG T20I: Ibrahim Zadran Scooped but was caught at the short fine leg. Afghanistan are still at top of this match.

  • 9:07 PM IST

    LIVE SL vs AFG T20I: OUT!!! Now, Ibrahim Zadran goes back to the hut. He scored 40 runs in the match. (AFG-151/3, 17.2 Overs)

  • 9:04 PM IST

  • 9:01 PM IST
    LIVE SL vs AFG T20I: Rahmanullah Gurbaz must not be happy with himself as he lost another chance to score a century in the Asia Cup 2022. It was a full ball outside off and Gurbaz edged it to Silva.
  • 8:57 PM IST

    LIVE SL vs AFG T20I: OUT!!! Big fish for Sri Lanka. Rahmanullah Gurbaz departs for 84 runs. (AFG-139/2, 15.3 Overs)