Afghanistan won the match by 8 wickets with Sri Lanka

In the first match of the Asia Cup in Group B, Afghanistan won the match by 8 wickets with Sri Lanka due to great performance in bowling and batting. After winning this match, Afghanistan earns two points with a high run rate and placed at the top position in Group B.

Earlier, Afghanistan won the toss and chose to bowl first thus Sri Lanka first batted and was all out at only 105 runs in 19.4 overs due to great bowling by Fazalhaq Farooqui 3/11 (3.4), Mohammad Nabi 2/14 (4), Mujeeb Ur Rahman 2/24 (4), and Naveen-ul-Haq 1/23 (3). Bhanuka Rajapaksa 38 (29), Chamika Karunaratne 31 (38), and Danushka Gunathilaka 17 (17) were good batting from the Sri Lanka side. After this inning, Sri Lanka set a target of 106 runs in 20 overs for Sri Lanka to win this match.

During chasing, Afghanistan lost two wickets, easily chased the target of 106 runs in only 10.1, and won this match by 8 wickets with Sri Lanka due to great batting by Rahmanullah Gurbaz 40 (18), Hazratullah Zazai 37* (28), and Ibrahim Zadran 15 (13). There is only Wanindu Hasaranga 1/19 (3) who takes one wicket from the Sri Lanka side.

Fazalhaq Farooqui (AFG), 3/11 (3.4), was declared as the Player of the Match due to his great performance in bowling.

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