Bowlers inspire Afghanistan to a massive win over Sri Lanka | Asia Cup 2022:
Afghanistan skipper Mohammad Nabi won the toss and elected to field first on Saturday in the opening clash of Asia Cup 2022.
Sri Lanka: Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (capt), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana.
Afghanistan: Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (capt), Rashid Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi.
In the opening game of the T20 Asia Cup 2022, Afghanistan’s bowling line was led from the front by Fazalhaq Farooqi, who played a big role in dismissing Sri Lanka for 105.
Afghanistan completed the chase of a modest 106-run target in 10.1 overs. ahmanullah Gurbaz, the opener, had a fast-paced inning, scoring 40 runs in just 18 balls. Three fours and four sixes were part of his knock. With 37 runs in 28 balls, Hazratullah Zazai remained unbeaten.It should be noted that Afghanistan bowled beautifully to dismiss Sri Lanka for a meagre 105.
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Afghanistan’s pace bowler, Fazalhaq Farooqi, claimed figures of 3/11 in 3.4 overs.Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman each claimed 2 wickets.For Sri Lanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa scored the most runs, scoring 38 in just 29 balls. Chamika Karunaratne, meanwhile, scored 31 runs in 38 balls.
Mohammad Nabi, the captain of Afghanistan, earlier chose to bat first against Sri Lanka in the opening game of the Asia Cup Twenty20 competition.The next game for Afghanistan is on August 30 in Sharjah against Bangladesh. Group A includes Hong Kong, Pakistan, and India.