In an exhilarating match on the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Sri Lanka received by simply two runs due to Kasun Rajitha’s spectacular four-wicket efficiency and Dhananjaya de Silva’s essential two wickets within the thirty eighth over.
Sri Lanka set a goal of 292 for Afghanistan, who needed to chase it down in 37.1 overs or much less with a view to advance to the ‘Tremendous 4’ stage.In a nail-biting end, Sri Lanka maintained their composure to safe a victory.
“It is a powerful one, very laborious to defend such a complete. DDS (Dhananjaya) and my wicket – that was the necessary a part of the sport. Mendis and Asalanka constructed the innings rather well. We did not chip in the present day. Credit score to (Maheesh) Theekshana and (Dunith) Wellalage – they performed brilliantly to complete on 291,” Dasun Shanaka mentioned throughout a post-match presentation.
Sri Lanka took management of the essential Asia Cup fixture after deciding to bat first, due to Kusal Mendis’ spectacular 92 and a late partnership of 64 runs between Wellalage and Theekshana.
“Kasun opened the door for us. Nabi performed an impressive inning, which just about took away the sport from us. We discovered a method to win,” Shanaka mentioned.
On Saturday, Sri Lanka will sq. off in opposition to Bangladesh of their inaugural ‘Tremendous 4’ match, scheduled to happen on the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
(With company inputs)