Naveen overpitches and Rajapaksa crunches it via cowl for FOUR! Rajapaksa flicks to deep mid-wicket to search out two extra runs. Practically there, SL.
SL 168/5 in 18 overs – wants 8 runs in 12 balls
Farooqi goes full and throughout and Hasaranga carves it via level for FOUR! Slower-bouncer from Farooqi and Hasaranga will get a top-edge over the keeper for FOUR!
SL 156/5 in 17 overs – wants 20 in 3 overs
Gunathilaka reverse sweeps over backward level for FOUR off Rashid Khan. Rashid to Gunathilaka, OUT! Cleans him up with a ripper. Rashid drops brief and Hasaranga rocks again to slash it behind level for FOUR.
Danushka Gunathilaka b Rashid Khan 33 (20b 2×4 2×6)
SL 145/4 in 16 overs – wants 31 in 4 overs
Sri Lanka might need misplaced skipper Shanaka to a sensational catch by Najibullah at long-on however Rajapaksa and Gunathilaka have maintained the warmth on the bowlers with a flurry of boundaries. Rajapaksa tears into Naveen who wavers on size as soon as once more. Slower ball exterior the off-stump and Rajapaksa hits straight to the deep cowl fielder who juggles and drops a sitter!
SL 108/3 in 13 overs
Loud shout for an lbw and the umpire raises his finger. Shanaka has been trapped in entrance. Oh effectively, SL has gone for a evaluation and it looks like it’s lacking the off-stump. Shanaka survives!
SL 101/3 in 12 overs
Gunathailaka pummels Nabi with a lofted further cowl drive for SIX! What a shot from the left-hander. A single to comply with. Nabi to Asalanka, OUT! There goes one other. No footwork in anyway as Asalanka drags a ball from exterior off to the stumps. Prime-edge above the air and Karim Jannat spills a regulation catch and it springs to the fence for FOUR!
Charith Asalanka b Mohammad Nabi 8 (14b)
SL 87/2 in 11 overs
Rashid skids one via the wicket and seemingly traps Gunathilaka in entrance however the umpire suggests it has run down leg.
SL 82/2 in 10 overs
Nabi races via a high over and the strain slowly creeps as much as the Lankan batters. Gunathilaka and Asalanka might want to kind a strong stand to keep away from a decrease middle-order scramble once more.
SL 80/2 in 9 overs
Mujeeb returns and provides one within the slot and Nissanka dispatches it over deep mid-wicket for SIX. Mujeeb to Nissanka, OUT! Edged and brought! A cracking catch from Gurbaz. Brief and extensive from the stumps and Nissanka goes for the heave and will get a pointy outside-edge to the keeper.
Pathum Nissanka c †Rahmanullah Gurbaz b Mujeeb Ur Rahman 35 (28b 3×4 1×6)
SL 71/1 in 8 overs
Nabi concedes in his first over as Nissanka and Asalanka doesn’t permit the momentum slip away. They maintain the scoreboard ticking with some fast working between the wickets.
SL 64/1 in 7 overs
Naveen to Mendis, OUT! Pulls straight to the deep mid-wicket fielder! A wicket towards the run of play.
Kusal Mendis c Ibrahim Zadran b Naveen-ul-Haq 36 (19b 2×4 3×6)
SL 57/0 in 6 overs
Brief ball from Rashid and Kusal sits down on one knee and smacks it over mid-wicket for SIX! Comparable size and Kusal swivels to thwack it over backward sq. leg for an additional SIX – what a end to the PowerPlay!
Rashid Khan replaces Mujeeb
SL 40/0 in 5 overs
Naveen begins with an iffy over, spraying deliveries throughout the turf and Sri Lanka finds 9 runs from the over.
Naveen Ul Haq into the assault
SL 31/0 in 4 overs
Mujeeb drops brief and Mendis unleashes a blistering slog-sweep for SIX!
SL 23/0 in 3 overs
Nissanka takes cost with a few boundaries – a top-edge over the keeper and a managed pull via mid-wicket for FOURs as Farooqi goes brief.
SL 14/0 in 2 overs
Prodigious dip for Mujeeb into Kusal who lofts it right down to long-on for single. Mujeeb is a tad off his regular traces and the batters negotiate in singles.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman is into the assault
SL 9/0 in 1 over
Farooqi strays to the pads and the ball slides down leg off Nissanka for FOUR. Nissanka and Mendis change strike with a few singles and Farooqi fends one down leg for a extensive.
Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis are set to open the SL chase. Left-armer Fazalhaq Farooqi’s up with the brand new ball.
AFG 175/6 in 20 overs
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AFG 175/6 in 20 overs
Prime begin from Asitha within the remaining over towards Rashid Khan. THREE dots on the trot. Varies his lengths and speeds deftly as Rashid makes an attempt to hoick throughout the road. Rashid waits and waits and at last will get the size ball. He connects superbly and pumps the brief ball over mid-wicket for SIX. A yorker to complete and Rashid hopes to squeeze in two runs. The keeper flicks the bails off a via from deep level and Rashid is in need of his crease.
Rashid Khan run out (Nissanka/†Mendis) 9 (7b 0x4 1×6)
AFG 166/5 in 19 overs
Theekshana to Nabi, OUT! Lobs straight again to the bowler. This has been a fantastic spell on the dying from Theekshana. Holding it completely fantastic on line and Nabi struggles to make room for his shot. Karam Janat makes an attempt to squeeze a single first ball and Najibullah is run out on the ‘keeper’s finish! A fantastic throw from mid-off and Najib is on his manner.
Mohammad Nabi c & b Theekshana 1 (4b); Najibullah Zadran run out (de Silva/†Mendis) 17 (10b 1×4 1×6)
AFG 163/3 in 18 overs
Madusanka to Ibrahim, OUT! Slower-ball on size and Ibrahim’s tried ramp finds the brief fine-leg fielder. Najib is on strike. Excessive full-toss and Najibullah smokes it for an enormous SIX! Madusanka misses the blockhole and Najib slices it via backward level for an additional FOUR. Horrendous over from Madusanka, a no ball. Free hit for Nabi. Madusanka sends in a bouncer that Nabi top-edges to the keeper.
Ibrahim Zadran c Fernando b Madushanka 40 (38b 2×4 1×6)
AFG 150/2 in 17 overs
Wonderful over from Theekshana. Ibrahim and Najibullah nudge concerning the circle for a 5 singles.
AFG 145/2 in 16 overs
Asitha to Gurbaz, OUT! A cracking innings involves an finish. One other size ball however a contact slower from Asitha. Gurbaz mistimes his slog throughout the road and doesn’t get the specified timing to clear the midwicket. Nicely, Afghanistan wouldn’t thoughts at this as the damaging Najibullah Zadran has walked in.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz c de Silva b Fernando 84 (45b 4×4 6×6)
AFG 138/1 in 15 overs
Gurbaz and Ibrahim make use of some fast ft to counter Hasaranga upon his return. Sensible working between the wickets and so they reel in six extra runs to the overall.
AFG 132/1 in 14 overs
Within the air and Ibrahim beats the long-on fielder for SIX by just a few inches! Stand and ship from Ibrahim as Karunaratne feeds him size. A few singles to comply with and Karunaratne sprays a free supply down leg for 5 wides. Sri Lanka is really fizzling out as soon as once more within the second-half of the innings. Size ball as soon as once more and Gurbaz smokes it over the sight-screen for SIX! 21 runs from the over!
AFG 111/1 in 13 overs
Gurbaz slashes laborious and narrowly lobs the ball over short-third for FOUR. An off-cutter there from Shanaka. Shanaka wafts one into the slot and Gurbaz muscle tissues it over further cowl for SIX! Afghanistan has switched gears and Sri Lanka may be up for some carnage within the subsequent seven overs.
AFG 95/1 in 12 overs
Madhushanka pins Zadran with a few slower balls and those that tail in. Six runs off it. Is he piling the strain on Gurbaz who can be compelled to take some dangers from right here?
AFG 89/1 in 11 overs
A very good first over from Shanaka. This has been a great half-hour of effort on the sphere by the Lankans with out little reward. Six runs off this one. Can they again up with some fantastic effort within the dying?
Dasun Shanaka into the assault
AFG 83/1 in 10 overs
Zadran has struggled to get a transfer on and Hasaranga has slyly attacked the stumps usually. A slew of singles within the over and Sri Lanka is forcing the strain on the batters.
AFG 78/1 in 9 overs
FIFTY for Gurbaz in 22 balls. This man is a few participant, isn’t he? Karunaratne retains it tight with a few deliveries that skid off the deck. In the meantime, Gurbaz’s half-century is the second-fastest by an Afghan batter in T20Is.
Chamika Karunaratne is into the assault
AFG 70/1 in 8 overs
Hasaranga retains Gurbaz pinned to the crease and loosens with a supply within the slot. Gurbaz pounces on it in a flash and whacks it over mid-wicket for SIX. 9 runs from the over and Afghanistan will probably be hoping to chop down on the dots with greater blows.
AFG 61/1 in 7 overs
Wonderful supply on the complete from Asitha, tailing into Gurbaz. He will get his bat down proper within the nick of time and will get an outside-edge that runs fantastic to the fence for FOUR, beating the third-man by just a few yards. A single follows. Brief ball rising in direction of the pinnacle and Ibrahim will get into the act with a splendid upper-cut over the keeper for FOUR!
AFG 49/1 in 6 overs
Hasaranga will get some sharp flip into Gurbaz’s pads. He rocks again to drive via cowl however a superb cease saves 4 runs. Simply the only from the over. Prime end to the PowerPlay for SL.
Wanindu Hasaranga into the assault
AFG 48/1 in 5 overs
Madushanka provides room and Gurbaz slices the ball previous level for FOUR. A single to comply with. Madushanka to Zazai, OUT! Cleans him up with one which angles in to take the off-stump. One other free heave from Zazai and Sri Lanka makes a breakthrough.
Hazratullah Zazai b Madushanka 13 (16b 2×4)
Dilshan Madhushanka into the assault
AFG 40/0 in 4 overs
Brief ball from Asitha and Gurbaz tonks it over deep sq. leg for SIX! Size ball exterior off and Gurbaz slaps it via level for FOUR.
AFG 26/0 in 3 overs
Theekshana constricts Gurbaz with a few straight deliveries on size. Theekshana touches a shade full and Gurbaz unleashes a cracking slog-sweep over mid-wicket for SIX!
Theekshana to Gurbaz, OUT! The carrom ball finds the miscue from Gurbaz, a skier to long-on and Gunathilaka takes a catch on the finish of the fence. Nicely, effectively! Scratch that people! The replays have instructed that the fielder has touched the fence.
AFG 11/0 in 2 overs
Edged and previous the keeper’s dive. Asitha digs one brief and finds Zazai’s outside-edge first up and the ball races away for FOUR. Three dots to comply with as Asitha cuts Zazai with a ball that angles throughout. One other one, crushed. Zazai makes an attempt to play throughout the road and finds himself in a spot.
Asitha Fernando up from the alternative finish
AFG 7/0 in 1 over
Theekshana slides the ball in sharply to Zazai who pushes it throughout. Trace of room and Zazai kilos the ball over mid-off for FOUR. A few singles to comply with as Theekshana tightens his traces.
Hazratullah Zazai and Rahmanullah Gurbaz are out on the centre for Afghanistan. It will likely be spin to start out with Maheesh Theekshana.
The gamers line-up for the nationwide anthems.
TOSS: Sri Lanka wins toss, to bowl
Sri Lanka Enjoying XI: Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Asitha Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka
Afghanistan Enjoying XI: Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Mohammad Nabi(c), Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Samiullah Shinwari, Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi
TOSS, Enjoying XI updates developing…
Who would be the main wicket-taker tonight?
The prep works are heating up in Sharjah.
Afghanistan has emerged as a stronghold within the continental occasion over the course of the final six years and three editions. Right here’s a learn on the transformation of the facet that can’t be taken flippantly anymore.
Asia Cup 2022: Afghanistan has arrived; Sri Lanka, Bangladesh study the laborious manner
Crew Sri Lanka has arrived.
Sri Lankan gamers make their manner into the stadium.
| Photograph Credit score: AYAN ACHARYA
Ayan says: “Sri Lanka has three lefties in high six. If it performs the identical XI as final sport, it will likely be fascinating to see the way it makes use of Rashid Khan.”
The enduring Sharjah Cricket Stadium goes one up over the Sydney Cricket Floor (SCG) tonight.
Cricket stadiums to host most worldwide matches: Sharjah crosses Sydney with 281st match in Asia Cup
Our man on the bottom, Ayan Acharya, has been having a good vantage view of tonight’s floor, from virtually 5 hours earlier than the beginning of play. Right here’s a key replace, given Pakistan and Hong Kong had performed on the venue final night time:
SL vs AFG Preview
Sharjah Cricket Stadium will turn out to be the venue with the best variety of worldwide matches, going previous Australia’s Sydney Cricket Floor (SCG), when it hosts the primary Tremendous 4 conflict between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan on Saturday.
The final time these groups met on this Asia Cup, within the event opener on August 27 in Dubai, Afghanistan steamrolled Sri Lanka by eight wickets in a shocking all-round present.
Sharjah specials: First Asia Cup match, Sachin’s ‘Desert Storm’, Miandad’s last-ball six and extra
Sri Lanka was 5 for 3 in two overs earlier than being bowled out for simply 105. Left-arm quick bowler Fazalhaq Farooqi was the chief tormentor with the ball earlier than openers Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Hazratullah Zazai made mild work of the chase.
Since then, Afghanistan has crushed Bangladesh in Sharjah by seven wickets, and Sri Lanka edged previous Bangladesh by two wickets to advance to the Tremendous 4 stage. (FULL PREVIEW)
|Sri Lanka Squad: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(w), Charith Asalanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Asitha Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Jeffrey Vandersay, Ashen Bandara, Praveen Jayawickrama, Nuwanidu Fernando, Pramod Madushan, Matheesha Pathirana, Nuwan Thushara
|Afghanistan Squad: Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Mohammad Nabi(c), Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Samiullah Shinwari, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Afsar Zazai, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Usman Ghani, Noor Ahmad
Which TV channels will broadcast SL vs AFG Asia Cup 2022 Tremendous 4 match stay?
The Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Asia Cup 2022 Tremendous 4 match will probably be telecast LIVE on the Star Sports activities Community.
Asia Cup Tremendous 4 schedule: India faces Pakistan on Sunday; Dates, timings, outcomes, certified groups
At what time are you able to watch the SL vs AFG Asia Cup 2022 Tremendous 4 match?
The Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Asia Cup 2022 Tremendous 4 match will begin at 7:30 PM IST.
The place will the SL vs AFG Asia Cup 2022 Tremendous 4 match be held?
The Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Asia Cup 2022 Tremendous 4 match will probably be held on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah.
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