Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka win by 129 runs
A brilliant bowling performance from Sri Lanka, on a pitch that was tricky and slow. Afghanistan bowled well but the batting and fielding did not put them in the winning position. Sri Lanka win by 129 runs, and make their way into the final.
Over 38.4 - Afg 124/10 (S Zadran 0)
A few dots and then WICKET! It is all over for Afghanistan, Thisara takes the catch and Ashraf is out. Sri Lanka go through to the final of the Asia Cup.
Over 38 - Afg 124/9 (Ashraf 1)
A few dots and then Mendis bowls Dawlat Zadran. Sri Lanka are closing doors on Afghanistan quickly. One wicket remaining.
Over 37 - Afg 123/8 (D Zadran 0, Ashraf 1)
Just a single from the de Silva over, his figures are 9 over for 29 runs and a wicket. Afghanistan need 131 runs with 2 wickets in hand.
Over 36 - Afg 122/8 (D Zadran 0, Ashraf 0)
The power play starts for Afghanistan, Mathews turns to Mendis to bowl. WICKET! Four dots and the pressure mounting on Afghanistan, Hotak misses the googly and is out lbw. A wicket maiden from Mendis. Dawlat Zadran comes in to bat.
Over 35 - Afg 122/7 (Hotak 1, Ashraf 0)
Chaturanga bowls a maiden to Ashraf.
Over 34 - Afg 122/7 (Hotak 1, Ashraf 0)
A maiden from Thisara. Afghanistan need 132 runs from 16 overs.
Over 33 - Afg 122/7 (Hotak 1, Ashraf 0)
WICKET! Chaturanga has the last laugh, he was hit for 11 runs by Nabi in the last over, but this time he traps him lbw. Afghanistan lose their captain. Hotak is the new man in.
Over 32 - Afg 121/6 (Nabi 37, Ashraf 0)
WICKET! A couple of dots and Najibullah hits it straight to the cover fielder. Mathews takes the catch and Thisara gets his third wicket. Ashraf comes out to bat.
Over 31 - Afg 121/5 (Nabi 37, N Zadran 11)
A leg bye to start the over, Nabi then hits de Silva straight down the ground for a six. And then the captain gets a boundary to end a good over for Afghanistan. Nabi swats it to deep square leg for a four. 11 from the over.
Over 30 - Afg 110/5 (Nabi 27, N Zadran 11)
Thisara starts his second over of this spell. Nabi hits it through midwicket for four. Good boundary and then he takes a single to bring Najibullah on strike. A single to end the over.
Over 29 - Afg 104/5 (Nabi 22, N Zadran 10)
Three dots to start the over, a couple of singles from the de Silva over. Afghanistan need 150 runs from 21 overs.
Over 28 - Afg 102/5 (Nabi 21, N Zadran 9)
Just a couple of singles from the over, Malinga is replaced by Perera.
Over 27 - Afg 100/5 (Nabi 20, N Zadran 8)
Nabi gets three runs, sweeps it from outside off on to the leg side. A couple of singles to end the over. Afghanistan bring up their 100.
Over 26 - Afg 95/5 (Nabi 16, N Zadran 7)
Four, a much needed boundary for Afghanistan, Nabi hits Malinga for four through cover. A wide from Malinga, bowls it down the leg side. Three singles and then Malinga bowls another wide down the leg side. Nine runs from the over.
Over 25 - Afg 86/5 (Nabi 10, N Zadran 6)
Just a single from the over, de Silva pushes the required rate to 6.72 now.
Over 24 - Afg 85/5 (Nabi 9, N Zadran 6)
Mathews brings in Malinga to go for the kill. A wide down leg, Sanga can't collect it behind the stumps and Afghanistan get three runs. A single and then Najibullah gets a couple of runs to deep square leg.
Over 23 - Afg 79/5 (Nabi 8, N Zadran 4)
A couple of dots to start the over and then Najibullah starts with a boundary, hits it sweetly through the cover fence. Just the boundary from the Lakmal over.
Over 22 - Afg 75/5 (Nabi 8, N Zadran 0)
Five dots from Mendis and then Nabi takes a couple of runs on the leg side to end the over.
Over 21 - Afg 73/5 (Nabi 6, N Zadran 0)
WICKET! Lakmal strikes and Afghanistan lose their 5th wicket. A lazy shot from Shenwari and he just hits it to the lone slip fielder, Thirimanne takes a good catch. A wicket maiden from Lakmal.
- 3rd Mar 2014
- Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.
- Shere Bangla National Stadium
- J D Cloete, B N J Oxenford
- TV Umpire
- A Rahman
- Match Referee
- B C Broad
- Reserve Umpire
- M Rahman
afghanistan BATTING CARD
|M.S. Mohammadi||b Lakmal||7|
|N.A. Zadran||c de Silva b Mendis||21|
|A.M. Stanikzai||b Perera||27|
|N.K. Mangal||c Sangakkara b Perera||4|
|S. Shenwari||c Thirimanne b Lakmal||6|
|M. Nabi||lbw de Silva||37|
|N. Zadran||c Mathews b Perera||11|
|M. Ashraf||c Perera b de Silva||1|
|A.H. Hotak||lbw Mendis||1|
|D. Zadran||b Mendis||0|
|Total||All Out, 38.4 Overs||124|