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Home  »  Cricket  »  Asia Cup 2022  »  Match 1

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Score, Match 1 of Asia Cup 2022

Series : Asia Cup
Date : Aug 27 2022, Sat - 07:30 PM (IST)
Venue : Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
SRL 105
AFG 106/2
Afghanistan won by 8 wickets
Toss : Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bowl.
Current Run Rate: 10.43
Player Of The Match : Fazal
Batsman R B 4s 6s SR
Hazrat Zazai * 37 28 5 1 132.14
Najibullah Zadran 2 2 0 0 100
Last 5 overs: 38 runs, 2 wkts
Last Wicket: Ibrahim Zadran 15 (13b)
Bowler O M R W Eco
Maheesh Theekshana 4.0 0 35 0 8.8
Charith Asalanka * 0.1 0 1 0 6
Recent overs
1
1 1 0 0 W 1
0 1 1 1 4 1
0 0 1 1 4
Commentary

Afghanistan put up a sizzling show in the Asia Cup 2022 opener as they handed Sri Lanka a crushing eight-wicket defeat at the Dubai International Stadium on Saturday (Aug 27).

The opener of the multi-nation tournament saw the Afghans first dazzle with the ball and then put up a commanding show with the bat, to completely outplayed the favourites of the match.

After electing to bat, the Afghanistan bowlers, led by Fazalhaq Farooqi's three-wicket haul, restricted Sri Lanka to just 105. With the bowlers doing their job perfectly, the batsmen finished it off with 59 balls to spare.

Hazratullah Zazai (32 off 19) and Rahmanullah Gurbaz (40 off 18) put up a sizzling opening stand of 83 off 37 to take the game away from Sri Lanka. The Lankans, who failed in all departments, including sloppy fielding, struggled to stop the opening pair as they hammered the ball around the park.

Needing 23 to win from 83 deliveries, Afghanistan lost opener Rahmanullah as Hasaranga handed Lanka the first wicket. But the damage was done already. Though a run out saw Afghanistan lose Theekshana, Nabi's men needed just three from more than half the innings left. Zazai finished off the match with an unbeaten 37 off 28, as Afghans began the tournament on a strong note.

Earlier, Afghanistan bowlers put on a scintillating show as they bowled out Sri Lanka for just 105. Fazalhaq Farooqi handed Afghanistan the perfect start as he pocketed back-to-back wickets in the very first over to reduce Lanka to 3/2. Naveen-ul-Haq struck in the very next over as Lanka lost their top three in the first two overs.

  • 10.1

    Charith Asalanka to Najibullah Zadran. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Loku Marakkalage. A dominant victory for Afghanistan as they win by eight wickets. The Afghan openers played brilliantly and chased down this target with ease. Fazalhaq Farooqi is adjudged as the Player of the Match for his explosive performance. Join us for tomorrow's exciting face-off. Cheers!

  • 10
    Over 10. 3 runs. Bowler: Maheesh Theekshana. Afghanistan: 105/2 (rr 10.50)
    Runs Scored Najibullah Zadran* 1 (1) Wanindu Hasaranga* 3.0-0-19-1
    1 W 0 0 1 1 Hazratullah Zazai 37 (28) Maheesh Theekshana 4.0-0-35-0
  • 9.6

    Maheesh Theekshana to Najibullah Zadran. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run.

  • 9.5

    Maheesh Theekshana to Hazratullah Zazai. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by De Silva.

  • 9.4

    Maheesh Theekshana to Hazratullah Zazai. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Slog, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Mendis.

  • 9.3

    Maheesh Theekshana to Hazratullah Zazai. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for no runs, fielded by Nissanka.

  • 9.2

    OUT! Run Out. Maheesh Theekshana to Hazratullah Zazai. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed back to bowler. Unfortunate for Ibrahim!

    Ibrahim Zadran Run Out Maheesh Theekshana 15 (13)
  • 9.1

    Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Asalanka.

  • 9
    Over 9. 8 runs. Bowler: Wanindu Hasaranga. Afghanistan: 102/1 (rr 11.33)
    Runs Scored Ibrahim Zadran* 14 (12) Maheesh Theekshana* 3.0-0-32-0
    1 4 1 1 1 0 Hazratullah Zazai 36 (24) Wanindu Hasaranga 3.0-0-19-1
  • 8.6

    Wanindu Hasaranga to Hazratullah Zazai. Googly length ball, down leg side on the front foot Slog, mis-timed to short fine leg for no runs.

  • 8.5

    Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran. Googly full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Gunathilaka.

  • 8.4

    Wanindu Hasaranga to Hazratullah Zazai. Googly half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Asalanka.

  • 8.3

    Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran. Googly half volley, off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Asalanka.

  • 8.2

    FOUR! Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran. Googly half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs.

  • 8.1

    Wanindu Hasaranga to Hazratullah Zazai. Googly length ball, middle stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Nissanka.

  • 8
    Over 8. 8 runs. Bowler: Maheesh Theekshana. Afghanistan: 94/1 (rr 11.75)
    Runs Scored Hazratullah Zazai* 34 (21) Wanindu Hasaranga* 2.0-0-11-1
    2 4 1 1 0 0 Ibrahim Zadran 8 (9) Maheesh Theekshana 3.0-0-32-0
  • 7.6

    Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs.

  • 7.5

    Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Shanaka.

  • 7.4

    Maheesh Theekshana to Hazratullah Zazai. Off break back of a length, middle stump on the back foot cutting, to deep extra cover for 1 run, fielded by De Silva.

  • 7.3

    Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Asalanka.

  • 7.2

    FOUR! Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Carves it away!

  • 7.1

    Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Nissanka.

  • 7
    Over 7. 3 runs. Bowler: Wanindu Hasaranga. Afghanistan: 86/1 (rr 12.29)
    Runs Scored Ibrahim Zadran* 2 (4) Chamika Karunaratne* 1.0-0-20-0
    W 0 1 1 0 1 Hazratullah Zazai 33 (20) Wanindu Hasaranga 2.0-0-11-1
  • 6.6

    Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to short extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Shanaka.

  • 6.5

    Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs.

  • 6.4

    Wanindu Hasaranga to Hazratullah Zazai. Googly half volley, to leg on the front foot Slog, in the air under control to long on for 1 run, fielded by Asalanka.

  • 6.3

    Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Theekshana.

  • 6.2

    Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Shanaka.

  • 6.1

    OUT! Bowled. Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Googly length ball, outside off stump down the track Slog, missed.

    Rahmanullah Gurbaz b Wanindu Hasaranga 40 (18)
  • 6
    Over 6. Power Play Fielding. 21 runs. Bowler: Chamika Karunaratne. Afghanistan: 83/0 (rr 13.83)
    Runs Scored Rahmanullah Gurbaz* 40 (17) Maheesh Theekshana* 2.0-0-25-0
    6 1 4 4 2 4 Hazratullah Zazai 32 (19) Chamika Karunaratne 1.0-0-20-0
  • 5.6

    FOUR! Chamika Karunaratne to Hazratullah Zazai. Length ball, down leg side backing away Slog, thick edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs.

  • 5.5

    Chamika Karunaratne to Hazratullah Zazai. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Rajapaksa, fielded by Nissanka.

  • 5.4

    FOUR! Chamika Karunaratne to Hazratullah Zazai. Back of a length, down leg side backing away Late Cut, well timed past third man for 4 runs.

  • 5.3

    FOUR! Chamika Karunaratne to Hazratullah Zazai. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep cover for 4 runs.

  • 5.2

    Chamika Karunaratne to Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, hit pad to short mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Asalanka.

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