Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2023 Highlights: Afghanistan toppled Sri Lanka to claim the 5th spot in the World Cup 2023 points table. In match number 30 of the ODI World Cup 2023, Afghanistan faced Sri Lanka at the MCAS, Pune. The Afghanistan team gave their fans one more moment to celebrate by defeating the 1996 World Champions, Sri Lanka, by seven wickets. The first Afghanistan bowlers took wickets at regular intervals, accompanied by some great fielding by fellow players. They kept the pressure on Sri Lanka, which resulted in their fall to a below-par score of 241 runs on a good batting surface, and then the Afghanistan batters played well to chase the target of 242 runs in 45.2 overs.
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2023 Highlights: Playing XI During The match
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis(w/c), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dushmantha Chameera, Dilshan Madushanka
Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi(c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Ikram Alikhil(w), Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2023 Highlights
Afghanistan’s skipper Hashmatullah Shahidi, after winning the toss, decided to bowl first, and the decision reaped results for the team as the Afghanistan bowlers started well with the ball taking the first wicket when Sri Lanka was on 22 runs later, Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis built a partnership for the second wicket, but he got dismissed at 46, and then the Afghanistan bowlers were all over Sri Lanka’s batters, stopping the innings of Sri Lanka at 241 runs in 49.3 overs.
Afghanistan’s start while chasing the target of 242 runs wasn’t great as the opener, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, got out for a duck in the first over, but after losing the first wicket, the Afghanistan batters batted carefully with Rahmat Shah and Ibrahim Zadran holding themselves on the crease. Rahmat Shah scored a fifty, and later Rahmat Shah and Hahmatullah Shahidi scored their fifties to take Afghanistan one step closer to victory. Azmatullah Omarzai finished the match with 73 runs in his pocket as Afhanistan chased down the target in 25.3 overs. Azmatullah Omarzai was the highest run scorer in the Sri Lanka match.
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2023 Highlights: Full Scorecard(Batting)
|Sri Lanka (Batting)||Afghanistan (Batting)|
|Pathum Nissanka- 46 runs ||Rahmanullah Gurbaz- 0 |
|Dimuth Karunaratne- 15 Runs||Ibrahim Zadran-39 Runs|
|Kusal Mendis- 39 runs||Rahmat Shah- 62 Runs|
|Sadeera Samarawickrama- 36 Runs||Hashmatullah Shahidi- 58 Runs (Not Out)|
|Charith Asalanka- 22 Runs||Azmatullah Omarzai- 73 Runs (Not Out)|
|Dhananjaya de Silva- 14 runs||Ikram Alikhil- DNB|
|Angelo Mathews- 23 Runs||Mohammad Nabi- DNB|
|Maheesh Theekshana- 29 Runs||Rashid Khan- DNB|
|Kasun Rajitha – 5 Runs||Mujeeb Ur Rahman- DNB|
|Dushmantha Chameera- 1 Run||Naveen-ul-Haq- DNB|
|Dilshan Madushanka- 0 (Not Out)||Fazalhaq Farooqi- DNB|
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2023 Highlights: Full Scorecard (Bowling)
|Dhananjaya de Silva||4||21||0|
|Mujeeb Ur Rahman||10||38||2|
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2023 Highlights: Player Of The Match
Afghanistan left-arm bowler Fazalhaq Farooqi was named player of the match for his amazing spell in which he took four wickets and gave just 34 runs, due to which Sri Lanka was stopped at 241 runs.
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