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Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 7th Match ICC World Cup 2019 Highlights

CricketHighlightsz – Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 7th Match ICC World Cup 2019 Highlights

CricketHighlightsz - Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 7th Match ICC World Cup 2019 Highlights

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 7th Match ICC World Cup 2019

The seventh match of the ICC World cup was played at the Sophia Gardens on 4thof June. In this fixture, Afghanistan faced Sri Lanka. Afghanistan chose to bowl first by winning the toss.  

Sri Lanka scored 201 runs for all- out in 36.5 overs. The top scorers were Kushal Perera 78 runs off 81 balls, Dimuth Karunaratne 30 runs off 45 balls and Lahiru Thirimanne 25 runs off 34 balls.

Mohammad Nabi picked up 4 Sri Lankan wickets, Rashid Khan picked up 2 and Dawlat Zadran took 2 as well.

Due to rainy climate, the DLS method was to set target for Afghanistan. Overs were reduced from 50 to 41. The target of 187 runs in 41 overs was set. The top scorers for Afghanistan were Najibullah Zadran with 43 runs off 56 balls that includes 6- fours, Hazratullah Zazai with 30 runs off 25 ball that includes 3- fours and one six and Gulbadin Naib with 23 runs.

However, the Afghans could not meet the target as they scored 152 runs for all out in 32.4 overs. Nuwan Pradeep 4 wickets, Lasith Malinga took 3 wickets, Isuru Udana took 2 and Thisara Perera took one.

Nuwan Pradeep became the player of the match for his deserving performance of four wickets for only 31 runs in 9 overs. The match was very entertaining as Lasit Malinga picked up two of the wickets by smashing the middle stump.

Match Highlights

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