Highlights Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan T20I, Asia Cup 2022: AFG Start The Tournament With A Dominating Victory Against SL
Afghanistan have a bright start to the Asia Cup 2022 as they crushed Sri Lanka by 8 wickets in the first match of the tournament. Wicketkeeper Rahmanullah Gurbaz scored 40 runs.

Highlights SL vs AFG T20I, Asia Cup 2022, Latest Match Updates; BALL BY BALL Commentary: 

Afghanistan have a bright start to the Asia Cup 2022 as they crushed Sri Lanka by 8 wickets in the first match of the tournament. Wicketkeeper Rahmanullah Gurbaz scored 40 runs, while Hazratullah Zazai hit 37 runs. Earlier, only Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Danushka Gunathilaka and Chamika Karunaratne were able to reach the double figures for Sri Lanka. Fazalhaq Farooqi took three wickets for his team.

Both the teams will look to win the match on Saturday. This year, Asia Cup 2022 is being played in the T20 format to serve as ideal preparation for the World Cup. The final of the tournament will be played on Sunday, 11th September. In 13 matches from August 27 to September 11, across Dubai and Sharjah, the top six teams from Asia will be vying for the trophy which was established 38 years ago co-incidentally in the UAE.

Sri Lanka are the second most successful team in the Asia Cup history. They have won the tournament a total of five times. Sri Lanka won their first tournament in 1986 and it has always been a happy hunting ground for them.

However, their last Asia Cup trophy came in 2014 and they will look to change it this time under the captaincy of Dasun Shanaka. The likes of Dinesh Chandimal and Kusal Mendis will also look to bring their experience into the game and take the team to victory.

On the other hand, Afghanistan have never won the tournament and will be a big underdog in the 15th edition of the tournament. Captain Mohammad Nabi has some talented players in his team who can upset any big side.

SL vs AFG, Asia Cup 2022 1st T20 Squads:

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

Afghanistan Squad: Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi(c), Samiullah Shinwari, Rashid Khan, Karim Janat, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Afsar Zazai, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Usman Ghani, Azmatullah Omarzai, Fazalhaq Farooqi

Live Updates

  • 10:38 PM IST

  • 10:20 PM IST

    LIVE Score SL vs AFG T20I: Afghanistan win their first match of the Asia Cup 2022. They totally dominated the match from start to finish. A fantastic start for the team led by Mohammad Nabi. They will now look to build up on this victory. (AFG-106/2, 10.1 Overs)

  • 10:16 PM IST

    LIVE Score SL vs AFG T20I: OUT!!! Unlucky Ibrahim Zadran as he gets run out for 15. His wicket won’t hurt Afghanistan a lot now as they are really close to victory now. (AFG- 105/2, 10 Overs)

  • 10:13 PM IST

  • 10:13 PM IST

    LIVE Score SL vs AFG T20I: Afghanistan are still going strong. They are really close to victory now. (AFG- 102/1, 9 Overs)

  • 10:06 PM IST

    LIVE Score SL vs AFG T20I: OUT!!! First relief for the Sri Lankan bowlers. Rahmanullah Gurbaz departs for 40 runs.

  • 10:02 PM IST

    LIVE Score SL vs AFG T20I: The carnage continues as Afghanistan hit 21 runs in the sixth over. They have reached their highest total after six overs in T20I cricket. (AFG- 83/0, 6 Overs)

  • 9:56 PM IST

    LIVE Score SL vs AFG T20I: End of the fifth over. Afghanistan are on 62 runs without a loss of wicket. They are racing towards the victory.

  • 9:55 PM IST

    LIVE Score SL vs AFG T20I: Rahmanullah Gurbaz has gone berserk again as he hits 16 runs in the first three balls of the fifth over. (AFG-57/0, 4.3 Overs)

  • 9:49 PM IST
    LIVE Score SL vs AFG T20I: Afghanistan are on a roll here. They clearly want to get to target quickly. Rahmanullah Gurbaz hits 16 runs off Matheesha Pathirana in the third over of the inning. (AFG-31/0, 3 Overs)
  • 9:35 PM IST

    LIVE Score SL vs AFG T20I: A fine start for Afghanistan. They get 11 runs off the first over. (AFG- 11/0, 1 Over)

  • 9:31 PM IST

    LIVE Score SL vs AFG T20I: Hazratullah Zazai and Rahmanullah Gurbaz have begun the chase for Afghanistan. Dilshan Madushanka is bowling the first over of the inning.

  • 9:25 PM IST

  • 9:20 PM IST

    LIVE Score SL vs AFG T20I: ALL OUT! Sri Lanka are all out for 109 as Chamika Karunaratne departs for 31. (SL-105/10, 19.4 Overs)

  • 9:17 PM IST

    LIVE Score SL vs AFG T20I: Sri Lanka have crossed the 100 runs mark in the 20th over. However, their bowlers now have to be at their best to win this crucial match. (SL-105/9, 19.3 Overs)

  • 9:08 PM IST

    LIVE Score SL vs AFG T20I: Finally, a good over for Sri Lanka. Chamika Karunaratne scores 11 runs off the 17th over. They will look to get over at least 100 runs. (SL-88/9, 17 Overs)

  • 9:01 PM IST
    LIVE Score SL vs AFG T20I: OUT!!! Mohammad Nabi sends Matheesha Pathirana back to the pavilion for 5 runs. (SL-75/9, 15 Overs)
  • 8:57 PM IST

    LIVE Score SL vs AFG T20I: Carnage from Afghanistan!!! Two back-to-back wickets for Afghanistan. Maheesh Theekshana and Bhanuka Rajapaksa got to run one after another. Sri Lanka are in shambles here against Afghanistan. (SL- 70/8, 13 Overs)

  • 8:45 PM IST

    LIVE Score SL vs AFG T20I: Another fine over by Rashid Khan. Just two runs come off it. Afghanistan could do a huge upset in the very first match of the Asia Cup 2022. (SL-68/6, 12 Overs)

  • 8:42 PM IST

    LIVE Score SL vs AFG T20I: The ball was outside off and took the edge of the batter before going into the hands of the wicketkeeper.

  • 8:41 PM IST

    LIVE Score SL vs AFG T20I: OUT!!! Sixth wicket for Afghanistan. Dasun Shanaka is out for a duck. (SL-64/6, 11 Overs)

  • 8:30 PM IST

    LIVE Score SL vs AFG T20I: OUT!!! Fifth wicket for Afghanistan. This time Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva goes back to the pavilion for 2. (SL-64/5, 10 Overs)

  • 8:28 PM IST

    LIVE Score SL vs AFG T20I: A good first over by Rashid Khan. He gave away just five runs. (SL- 59/4, 9 Overs)

  • 8:23 PM IST
    LIVE Score SL vs AFG T20I: OUT!!! Just when it was looking like Sri Lanka are getting back into the match, Afghanistan struck again. Danushka Gunathilaka departs for 17 runs. (SL- 54/4, 8 Overs)
  • 8:14 PM IST

    LIVE Score SL vs AFG T20I: WOW! What an over for Sri Lanka. Both the batters hit 20 runs in the sixth over of the match. They are looking in great touch which will be a huge relief for the Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka. (SL- 41/3, 6 Overs)

  • 8:08 PM IST

    LIVE Score SL vs AFG T20I: Finally a good over for Sri Lanka. They get 13 runs in the fourth over with the help of a six and four. Danushka Gunathilaka and Bhanuka Rajapaksa have to build a good partnership at the moment. (SL- 18/3, 4 Overs)

  • 7:58 PM IST

    LIVE Score SL vs AFG T20I: It was a full-length ball just outside off and the batter edged it towards the wicketkeeper. Rahmanullah Gurbaz did not mistake in taking the catch.

  • 7:54 PM IST

    LIVE Score SL vs AFG T20I: OUT!!! Third wicket for Afghanistan. Sri Lank are in deep trouble here as Pathum Nissanka is out for just three runs. (SL- 5/3, 2 Overs)

  • 7:47 PM IST

    LIVE Score SL vs AFG T20I: OUT!!! Another wicket for Sri Lanka. What a sublime start for Afghanistan. Charith Asalanka is out for a golden duck. (SL-3/2, 1 Over)

  • 7:40 PM IST

    LIVE Score SL vs AFG T20I: OUT!!! Fazalhaq Farooqi draws the first blood. Kusal Mendis goes back to the hut for just two runs. (SL-3/1, 0.5 Over)