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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.

  • 11:31 PM IST

    FOUR! Najibullah slams one over the in fielder. There is no one in the deep to cut that off. Afghanistan moves to 140.

  • 11:27 PM IST

    WICKET! The Malinga special! Well-directed yorker and it disturbs the timber. Afghanistan lose their eighth wicket as Dawlat Zadran departs.

  • 11:25 PM IST

    LIVE CRICKET SCORE AFG vs SL: Afghanistan 135/7 from 30 overs: Najibullah keeping Afghanistan’s hopes alive. But he will need some company in the middle if he has to take Afghanistan past the finish line. Sri Lanka are favourites at this moment.

  • 11:03 PM IST

    OUT! Wicket number four for Nuwan Pradeep as he breaks through Rashid Khan’s defence. Afghanistan seven down.

    Nuwan Pradeep is on fire

  • 10:56 PM IST

    OUT! Nuwan Pradeep scalps his third wicket of the match. Naib is out LBW. Afghanistan opt for a review but the it is out, courtesy on-field umpire’s call.

  • 10:54 PM IST

    FIVE WIDES! Nuwan Pradeep bangs one short and it goes past flying Kusal Perera. Afghanistan will be more than happy to take it as they move past 120.

  • 10:52 PM IST

    FOUR! What a way to end the 24th over. Reverse sweep. Najibullah nears 30.

  • 10:39 PM IST

    HUNDRED! Afghanistan have moved past the 100-run mark in the 22nd over. They are 86 runs from a win.

  • 10:36 PM IST

    Cricket World Cup 2019 live cricket score AFG vs SL: 20 overs gone and Afghanistan are 96/5 in chase of 187.

  • 10:25 PM IST

    FOUR! Malinga goes short and now Naib pulls one. Two fours in a row as Afghanistan enter 90s. Two fours in a row, two well timed fours.

  • 10:24 PM IST

    FOUR! Beautifully done! Malinga returns into the attack and he is welcomed with a delightful four by Naib.

  • 10:23 PM IST

    AFG 34/5 in 18 overs vs SL: Afghanistan will need these two – skipper Gulbadin Naib and Najibullah Zadran – to build a partnership here. The team still needs 105 runs to win.

  • 10:12 PM IST

    FOUR! Najibullah is at it again as Thisara Perera concedes second four in the over.

  • 10:10 PM IST

    FOUR! Through the covers, hardly any foot movement but Najibullah manages to send one past the boundary rope.

  • 10:09 PM IST

    LIVE CRICKET SCORE AFG vs SL: Afghanistan 65/5 from 15 overs, in chase of 187, against Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka have pushed Afghanistan on the backfoot. While the Afghan side enjoyed a brisk start, the Sri Lankan pacer have made a superb comeback.

  • 10:07 PM IST

    FOUR! On the up and driven through the covers. Good shot from Najibullah. But Afghanistan will need many more of these.

  • 10:03 PM IST

    WICKET! Thisara Perera joins the wicket-taking party in Cardiff. Mohammad Nabi departs. Sri Lankan pacers have left Afghanistan reeling.

  • 9:59 PM IST

    OUT! Four down. Second wicket for Nuwan Pradeep as Hashmatullah Shahidi edges one to the wicketkeeper. Sri Lanka are on a roll here. Afghanistan not so.

  • 9:53 PM IST

    Sri Lanka have pushed Afghanistan on backfoot and making sure they don’t get any easy runs. Afghanistan have crossed the fifty-run mark but it is advantage Sri Lanka for now.

  • 9:41 PM IST

    OUT! What a catch! Thisara Perera takes a fantastic catch running towards his left from the fine-leg. Nuwan Pradeep strikes to remove Hazratullah Zazai.

    Sri Lanka are back in the game

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