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  • 12:11 AM IST

    Dimuth Karunaratne (2/2): Wickets were the key, if the openers get going, then 187 isn’t easy to defend. Their openers went hard but we knew that it was a matter of a couple of wickets and that pushed them on the back foot. (Whether they believe now after the win) Of course, we do. As I said, batting needs to improve a bit but the bowlers did really well. Need to work on our middle overs batting a bit.

  • 12:11 AM IST

    Dimuth Karunaratne (1/2): We had a good start after a long time but suddenly, we lost a couple of wickets and were on the back foot. That’s the negative part but otherwise, the bowling and fielding was really good. After losing the first game, it’s not easy to keep your mind positive. We have the experience in these conditions and that helped. Only thing we need to work on is to improve our batting in the middle overs.

  • 11:53 PM IST

    Naib (2/2): Target wasn’t that tough, especially considering how we have been preparing recently as a chasing side. We need improvement in the batting department, need to learn to stitch small partnerships, especially against such quality bowling. At the start of the day, it was cloudy and I expected it to be the same throughout. We could have batted better, played straighter and watched the ball better.

  • 11:53 PM IST

    Naib (1/2): (Where did Afghanistan go wrong) Start of the day, we didn’t bowl in good areas and lost momentum from there. They got to 100 in no time. At one point, I thought they would get to 300 but Nabi bowled really well. Wicket wasn’t easy for the batters, so I was telling the bowlers to hit the right spots, hit the deck. In the middle overs, Dawlat and Hamid found their lines. Credit goes to them and the other bowlers.

  • 11:49 PM IST

    Thisara Perera: I am really happy as a bowler. 187 was an easy target to chase. As a bowling and fielding unit, we did really well. If we bowled the right lengths, the ball would do something.. in seaming conditions. I stuck to my basic plans. Fielding wise, normally I am a good fielder. I took a good catch for my team at a crucial time. We have a good experienced bowling unit. We all believed; we all play together. In these conditions, we believed we could defend.

  • 11:47 PM IST

    Sri Lanka win the battle of bowlers as they beat Afghanistan in Cardiff

  • 11:39 PM IST

    WICKET! And then the yorker. Toe crusher. It hits the middle and Laisth Malinga seals Sri Lanka’s win. They beat Afghanistan by 34 runs.

  • 11:38 PM IST

    SIX! In the slot and Hamid Hassan has a good crack at that. Malinga’s slower one ends in the stands.

  • 11:35 PM IST

    WICKET! A run-out. Dimuth Karunaratne runs in and with a direct hit end Najibullah’s innings and Afghanistan’s hopes.

  • 11:32 PM IST

    FOUR! He is going for his shots now, Najibullah. Not where he wanted it to go but Afghanistan will be more than happy with this. Plus, it is a no-ball.

Match highlights, Cricket World Cup 2019 Match 7: Nuwan Pradeep stars as Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 34 runs

Live cricket score Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, Match 7 live score

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Match 7 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on Tuesday.


Sri Lanka, who were comprehensively beaten by New Zealand in their opening game, will look to come out with a much improved performance when they take on dark horses Afghanistan in the ongoing World Cup at the Cardiff Wales Stadium on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka did not have the ideal start to their World Cup campaign as they lost by 10 wickets to the Black Caps on June 1. None of their batsmen — apart from skipper Dimuth Karunaratne who remained unbeaten at 52 — could stand against the hostile bowling from the Kiwi pacers and were bundled out for 136. The bowlers also failed to come up with an inspiring performance and proved ineffective as New Zealand chased down the target inside 16 overs.


The match starts at 3:00 PM IST. The game will be live on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD. Live streaming available on Hotstar.

AFG vs SL Head to Head

Played: 3

AFG wins: 1

SL wins: 2

No-Results: 0

Ties: 0

Head to Head in World Cups:

Played: 1

AFG wins: 0

SL wins: 1

No-Results: 0

Ties: 0

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