A splendid bowling exertion by Sri Lankan bowlers helped them beat Afghanistan by 34 runs by means of DLS technique to enlist their first win of the ICC World Cup 2019.
Afghanistan commander Gulbadin Naib won the hurl and chose to handle first. Sri Lanka openers Kusal Perera and Karunaratne got off to a flying begin putting weight on Afghanistan bowlers. The unstable Kusal Perera played with positive aim. Toward the finish of 10 overs, Sri Lanka were 79 for 0.
After the strategic maneuver overs, Nabi struck by rejecting Sri Lankan skipper Karunaratne for 30. Both included 92 keeps running for the opening wicket in 13.1 overs. Thirmanne went to the wrinkle and battled for timing. Then again, Kusal Perera achieved his fifty off 42 balls. From 144 for 1, Nabi repurchased Afghanistan into the game by picking the wickets of Thirmanne, Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews in one over.
Afghanistan continued picking wickets at ordinary interims and decreased Sri Lanka to 159 for 6. Kusal Perera was the main Sri Lankan to give opposition 78. Downpour arrived when the scorecard read 182 for 8 out of 33 overs. After the downpour break, the match was diminished to 41 overs each. Sri Lanka were bowled out for 201 in 36.5 overs.
Pursuing the changed focus of 187 rushes to win, Hazratullah Zazai played with positive aim putting weight on the Sri Lankan bowlers. Lasith Malinga got the leap forward expelling Mohammad Shahzad for 7. Afghanistan were diminished to 43 for 2 toward the finish of 8 overs.
After the strategic maneuver overs, Nuwan Pradeep tore the foundation of Afghanistan batting line up, decreasing them to 57 for 5. Guldbain Naib and Najibullah Zadran steadied the innings with a coarse association. The team included 64 keeps running for the sixth wicket to give Afghanistan any desire for winning the match. Nuwan Pradeep rejected Afghanistan skipper Naib for 23 runs.
Sri Lankan bowlers did not permit Afghanistan batsmen to score runs effectively. Najibullah Zadran attempted his best to win the match and was run out for 43. Malinga rejected Hamid Hassan to help Sri Lanka register 34 run win by means of DL Method.
Brief scores: Sri Lanka 201 in 36.5 overs (Kusal Perera 78, Mohammad Nabi 4/30, Rashid Khan 2/17) beat Afghanistan 152 in 32.4 overs (Nuwan Pradeep 4/31, Lasith Malinga 3/39) by 34 runs by means of DL Method.