Afghanistan wins big against Srilanka

Fazalhaq Farooqi named Player of the Match for his excellent bowling (Image Credit:- Twitter/ICC)

Afghanistan beat Srilanka by 8 wickets in first match of Asia Cup. Batted first Srilanka bowled out for just 105 runs in just 19.4 overs. Afghanistan chased it down in 10.1 overs with 8 wickets in hand.

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After winning the toss Afghanistan captain M Nabi elected to bowl Afghan left arm seamer Fazalhaq Farooqi picked K Mendis(2) and C Aslanka in first over of the match.

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Srilanka lost wickets at regular intervals in their innings. B Rajapaksha 38 (29) and Chamika Karunaratne 31 (38) helps Srilanka to reach 105.

Fazalhaq Farooqi (3/11) , M Nabi (2/14) , Mujeeb ur Rahman (2/24) and Naveen ul Haq (1/23) are the wicket takers for Afghanistan.

In reply Afghanistan openers Hazratullah Zazai 37*(28) and Rahmanullah Gurbaz 40(18) gives them a great start by scoring 83 runs in 6.1 overs. W Hasaranga broke the partnership by dismissing Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Hazratullah Zazai and Najmullah Zadran 2*(2) remains not out and finishes the game for Afghanistan.

Fazalhaq Farooqi (3.4-1-11-3) named Player of the Match for his excellent bowling.

Next match will be played between India and Pakistan on August 28th, 7:30pm.

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