SL Won By 6 Wickets – Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan T20 World Cup 2016 Match Highlights & Scorecard

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan T20 World Cup 2016 Match Highlights – So, the stage is set for the 16th match of the ICC World T20, and the only match played today of the Super-10 Group 1. The match is to be played on Eden Garden, Kolkata and will be first Super-10 match for both this teams.

The second match of Group-1 with West Indies the table, both these teams will try to make some point. As later, the competition is expected to get tougher.

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan

Sri Lanka – They haven’t found out their rhythm, potential champions but finding hard set up the tone. After losing Asia Cup, the warm-up matches — they desperately need someone lead the team with his performances.

Looking at a less experience team, Sri Lanka can lift-up their performance winning against them with a big margin. Today’s win can give them the confidence to survive ICC World T20 2016.

Afghanistan – They have done everything, they could do to come this long. A great young team defeating Zimbabwean team, the Irish team to qualify for the Super-10 of ICC World T20.

Afghanistan will have already recognize that the main competition have just started now. Only way to survive the competition is to set-up and take up the challenges.

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan T20 World Cup 2016 Match Highlights

Toss – Afghanistan won the toss, and opted to bat first.

1st Innings – After winning the toss on a good batting track, Afghanistan lost their inform batsman Mohammad Shahzad in just 2nd over. Noor Ali Zadran and Asghar Stanikizai continued at slower pace. At the end of batting powerplay, Afghanistan were just 36/1 in 6 overs.

They lost 2 more wickets in 9 wickets, and brought a great pressure on upcoming batsman. Afghanistan were 51/4 in the end of 11th over. It was disappointing attempt from Afghanistan.

Stanikzai with the help of Samiullah Shenwari contributed 61 runs partnership to bring them on track. Stanikzai’s 62 in 47 balls brought a set a comfortable score of 153/7 in 20 overs.

2nd Innings – In order to chase a 154 in 20 overs, Sri Lanka made a comfortable start with a run rate of 8 an over. At end of batting power play, Sri Lanka were 41/1 in 6 overs.

When it matter the most, Dilshan step up to the task and made a good half century to catch up the with the required run rate. Wickets got stumbling, but Dilshan stand there on the crease to hit the running run.

Sri Lanka chased the total of 154 by scoring 155/4 in 18.5 overs.

T20 World Cup 2016 Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Scorecard

1st innings batting scorecard

Sr. No Batsmen Runs Balls S.R. (4 & 6)
1 Mohammad Shehzad 8 12 66.66 1 & 0
2 Noor Ali Zadran 20 23 86.95 3 & 0
3 Asghar Stanikizai 62 47 131.95 3 & 4
4 Karim Sadiq 0 7 0.00 0 & 0
5 Mohammad Nabi 3 4 75.00 0 & 0
6 Samiullah Shenwari 31 14 221.42 3 & 2
7 Shafiqullah Shafiq 5 7 71.42 0 & 0
8 Dawlat Zadran 5* 3 166.66 0 & 0
9 Nabiullah Zadran 12* 3 400.00 1 & 1

1st Innings bowling scorecard

Bowler O R W ECO DOTS
Angelo Mathews 3 17 1 5.66 9
Nuwan Kulasekara 4 43 1 10.75 9
Dushmantha Chameera 4 19 0 4.75 8
Rangana Herath 4 24 2 6.00 14
Thisara Perera 4 33 3 8.25 8
Milinda Siriwardana 1 16 0 16.00 0

 

2nd Innings batting scorecard

Sr. No Batsmen Runs Balls S.R. (4 & 6)
1 Dinesh Chandimal 18 17 105.88 2 & 1
2 Tillakaratne Dilshan 83* 56 148.21 8 & 3
3 Lahiru Thirimanne 6 13 46.51 1 & 0
4 Thisara Perera 12 8 150.00 0 & 1
5 Chamara Kapugedera 10 9 111.11 1 & 0
6 Angelo Mathews 21 19 210.00 3 & 1

2nd Innings bowling scorecard

Bowler O R W ECO DOTS
Karim Sadiq 2 21 0 10.50 4
Hamid Hassan 3.5 38 0 9.91 6
Dawlat Zadran 3 31 0 10.33 7
Mohammad Nabi 4 25 1 6.25 9
Rashid Khan 4 27 1 6.75 11
Samiullah Shenwari 2 9 0 4.50 6

T20 World Cup 2016 – Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Match Result

Afghanistan – 153/7 (20 overs)

Sri Lanka – 155/4 (18.5 overs)

Man of the Match – Tillakaratne Dilshan (83* runs in 56 balls)

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