Afghanistan Men 152 ( 32.4 ) overs
Sri Lanka Men: 201 ( 36.5 ) overs
Sri Lanka win by 34 runs (DLS Method)
Toss - Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bowl.
Batsmens
R
B
4S
6S
SR
1
1
0
0
100
6
5
0
1
120
Bowler
O
M
R
W
Econ
6.4
0
39
3
5.85
Man of the Match
Nuwan Pradeep
Commentry
In over# 33
Runs : 7 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 1
Over 33. 7 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. Afghanistan: 10-152(rr 4.61)
32.4
W
OUT! Bowled. Lasith Malinga to Hamid Hassan. In-swinging yorker, middle stump no foot movement defending, missed to. That's it, vintage Lasith Malinga, tailing the ball back in, getting it right in the block hole and under the bat and smashing into middle stump. Sri Lanka celebrate a win but they got out of jail here. A second batting collapse in two games will have the coaches concerned but they did show real character with the ball and they took their opportunities when they came. That's it for today, goodnight from Cardiff and we'll see you tomorrow.
32.3
6
SIX! Lasith Malinga to Hamid Hassan. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. That's a huge hit, the slower ball is smashed into the stands by Hassan. Afghanistan just need six more of those.
32.2
.
Lasith Malinga to Hamid Hassan. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
32.1
1
Lasith Malinga to Mujeeb Ur Rahman. In-swinging yorker, down leg side on the front foot flick, bottom edge to leg gully for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
In over# 32
Runs : 8 Bowler: Isuru Udana Wickets : 1
Over 32. 9 runs. Bowler: Isuru Udana. Afghanistan: 9-145(rr 4.53)
31.6
W
OUT! Run Out. Isuru Udana to Najibullah Zadran. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover, direct hit by Karunaratne. Brilliant work from the Sri Lankan captain. Najibullah wanted a run to keep the strike next over. He hit the ball to extra cover and set off. Karunaratne picked up and threw down the stumps at the bowler's end with Najibullah short of his ground. That's a killer blow for Afghanistan.
31.5
.
Isuru Udana to Najibullah Zadran. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
31.4
.
FREE HIT. Isuru Udana to Najibullah Zadran. Bouncer, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
31.4
4
FOUR! Isuru Udana to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to third man for 1 run. Four more, a big swing of the bat, a thick edge and it races away to the boundary. It's going to be a no ball too, there weren't enough men inside the circle, sloppy from Sri Lanka.
31.3
.
Isuru Udana to Najibullah Zadran. Short, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
31.2
4
FOUR! Isuru Udana to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Well it looks like Najibullah is going to have a dart now and start playing a few shots. He's crashed that over extra cover.
31.1
.
Isuru Udana to Najibullah Zadran. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 31
Runs : 1 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 1
Over 31. 1 run. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. Afghanistan: 8-136(rr 4.39)
30.6
.
Lasith Malinga to Hamid Hassan. Slower ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
30.5
.
Lasith Malinga to Hamid Hassan. In-swinging full toss, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
30.4
W
OUT! Bowled. Lasith Malinga to Dawlat Zadran. In-swinging yorker, middle stump no foot movement defending, missed. Through him, that's too good for Dawlat, the classic inswinging yorker from Malinga smashes into the base of middle stump. At the other end Najibullah is going to have to think about attacking to try and knock off the 50 runs required.
30.3
.
Lasith Malinga to Dawlat Zadran. Slower ball full toss, down leg side backing away working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
30.2
.
Lasith Malinga to Dawlat Zadran. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, top edge for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
30.1
.
Lasith Malinga to Dawlat Zadran. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
30.1
1
Wide Lasith Malinga to Dawlat Zadran. Slower ball full toss, down leg side on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
In over# 30
Runs : 2 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 30. 2 runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. Afghanistan: 7-135(rr 4.50)
29.6
.
Suranga Lakmal to Najibullah Zadran. Seaming away back of a length, outside off stump no foot movement driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera. Well Dawlat is having some problems out there which are really hindering his mobility. He's had some treatment but isn't able to run well between the wickets.
29.5
1
Suranga Lakmal to Dawlat Zadran. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short mid wicket for 1 run, shy attempt by Tillakaratna.
29.4
.
Suranga Lakmal to Dawlat Zadran. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
29.3
.
Suranga Lakmal to Dawlat Zadran. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Lakmal.
29.2
.
Suranga Lakmal to Dawlat Zadran. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
29.1
1
Suranga Lakmal to Najibullah Zadran. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot flick, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
In over# 29
Runs : 3 Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep Wickets : 0
Over 29. 3 runs. Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep. Afghanistan: 7-133(rr 4.59)
28.6
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Dawlat Zadran. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
28.5
1
Nuwan Pradeep to Najibullah Zadran. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
28.4
2
Nuwan Pradeep to Najibullah Zadran. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Tillakaratna.
28.3
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Najibullah Zadran. Short, down leg side swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
28.2
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to deep point for no runs, fielded by Perera. Almost carries to Thisara Perera at deep point. He does well to stop the ball going beyond him to the boundary. In fact they don't even take one.
28.1
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Najibullah Zadran. Seaming away back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
Afghanistan Men: 152 ( 32.4 ) overs
Sri Lanka Men 201 ( 36.5 ) overs
Toss - Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bowl.
Sri Lanka win by 34 runs (DLS Method)
RR : 4.2
CRR : 4.65
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
D Karunaratne

c: Zadran b: Nabi

30
45
3
66.67
K Perera

c: Mohammadi b: Khan

78
81
8
96.3
L Thirimanne

b: Nabi

25
34
1
73.53
K Mendis

c: Zurmatai b: Nabi

2
2
0
100
A Mathews

c: Zurmatai b: Nabi

0
2
0
0
D de

c: Mohammadi b: Hassan

0
4
0
0
T Perera

run out (Shahidi)

2
4
0
50
I Udana

b: Zadran

10
21
0
47.62
S Lakmal

not out

15
13
2
115.38
L Malinga

b: Zadran

4
14
1
28.57
N Pradeep

b: Khan

0
4
0
0
Extras 35(b 0, lb 10, WD 22, NB 3)
Total 201/10 36.5 overs

FOW:
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
6.0
0
34
2
5.67
7.0
0
53
1
7.57
3.0
0
19
0
6.33
9.0
0
30
4
3.33
4.0
0
38
0
9.50
7.5
1
17
2
2.17
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
M Shahzad

c: Karunaratne b: Malinga

7
12
1
58.33
H Zazai

c: Perera b: Fernando

30
25
3
120
R Shah

c: Mathews b: Tillakaratna

2
11
0
18.18
H Shahidi

c: Perera b: Fernando

4
17
0
23.53
M Nabi

b: Perera

11
16
1
68.75
G Naib

lbw: Fernando

23
32
2
71.88
N Zadran

run out (Karunaratne)

43
56
6
76.79
R Khan

b: Fernando

2
4
0
50
D Zadran

b: Malinga

6
18
1
33.33
H Hassan

b: Malinga

6
5
0
120
M Ur

not out

1
1
0
100
Extras 17(b 1, lb 0, WD 15, NB 1)
Total 152/10 32.4 overs

FOW:
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
6.4
0
39
3
5.85
6.0
0
27
0
4.50
6.0
0
28
1
4.67
9.0
1
31
4
3.44
4.0
0
19
1
4.75
1.0
0
7
0
7.00
In over# 37
Runs : 2 Bowler: Rashid Khan Wickets : 1
Over 37. 2 runs. Bowler: Rashid Khan. Sri Lanka: 10-201(rr 5.43)
36.5
W
OUT! Bowled. Rashid Khan to Nuwan Pradeep. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, hit pad to. Not brilliant from Pradeep, if that's his defence maybe he would have been better off attacking. I'm not entirely convinced he was even playing a shot at that ball but it's hit the top of his off stump and Sri Lanka's innings comes to an end. It feels a very long time ago that Sri Lanka were 140-1, their rapid start aided by loose opening spells from Dawlat and Hamid Hassan. It was at that point Nabi did the damage to the Sri Lankan middle order and they went on a journey of self-destruction. Let's hope the rain stays away, Afghanistan have a real opportunity for a World Cup victory here.
36.4
.
Rashid Khan to Nuwan Pradeep. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Naib.
36.4
1
Wide Rashid Khan to Nuwan Pradeep. Googly length ball, to leg on the back foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Mohammadi.
36.3
.
Rashid Khan to Nuwan Pradeep. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
36.2
.
Rashid Khan to Nuwan Pradeep. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Khan.
36.1
1
Rashid Khan to Suranga Lakmal. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Hassan.
In over# 36
Runs : 9 Bowler: Dawlat Zadran Wickets : 1
Over 36. 9 runs. Bowler: Dawlat Zadran. Sri Lanka: 9-199(rr 5.53)
35.6
W
OUT! Bowled. Dawlat Zadran to Lasith Malinga. Slower ball yorker, outside off stump backing away Steer, bottom edge to. Very well bowled by Dawlat, much more effective than those short balls he was bowling. The slower ball yorker was executed perfectly and Malinga could do no more than chop it into his leg stump.
35.5
1
Dawlat Zadran to Suranga Lakmal. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, bottom edge for 1 run, direct hit by Zurmatai.
35.4
.
Dawlat Zadran to Suranga Lakmal. Yorker, middle stump no foot movement defending, for no runs, fielded by Zadran. Excellent yorker, that's more like it from Dawlat.
35.3
4
FOUR! Dawlat Zadran to Suranga Lakmal. Short, outside off stump backing away pulling, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Short again and slapped over mid-on this time. I don't think that's the right tactic here.
35.2
.
Dawlat Zadran to Suranga Lakmal. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Zadran.
35.1
4
FOUR! Dawlat Zadran to Suranga Lakmal. Short, off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Short and Lakmal is a tall man and he smashes it through mid-wicket, valuable runs for Sri Lanka.
In over# 35
Runs : 1 Bowler: Rashid Khan Wickets : 0
Over 35. 1 run. Bowler: Rashid Khan. Sri Lanka: 8-190(rr 5.43)
34.6
.
Rashid Khan to Lasith Malinga. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to short third man for no runs, fielded by Zazai. Cautious batting from Malinga against Rashid.
34.5
.
Rashid Khan to Lasith Malinga. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
34.4
.
Rashid Khan to Lasith Malinga. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Naib.
34.3
.
Rashid Khan to Lasith Malinga. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Khan.
34.2
.
Rashid Khan to Lasith Malinga. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, for no runs, fielded by Naib.
34.1
1
Rashid Khan to Suranga Lakmal. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for 1 run, fielded by Shahidi, fielded by Zazai.
In over# 34
Runs : 7 Bowler: Dawlat Zadran Wickets : 0
Over 34. 7 runs. Bowler: Dawlat Zadran. Sri Lanka: 8-189(rr 5.56)
33.6
1
Dawlat Zadran to Suranga Lakmal. Back of a length, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.
33.5
1
Dawlat Zadran to Lasith Malinga. Slower length ball, down leg side backing away working, hit pad to short leg for 1 run, shy attempt by Zadran.
33.4
4
FOUR! Dawlat Zadran to Lasith Malinga. Back of a length, outside off stump backing away Slog, in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Clubbed over the top by Malinga who gave himself room to have a good swing at that one.
33.3
.
Dawlat Zadran to Lasith Malinga. Length ball, off stump backing away defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.
33.2
.
Dawlat Zadran to Lasith Malinga. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
33.1
1
Dawlat Zadran to Suranga Lakmal. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.
In over# 33
Runs : 1 Bowler: Rashid Khan Wickets : 1
Well the good news here in Cardiff is that it has stopped raining. The groundsmen are out and about beginning the process of drying things up. There are a few more showers around on the radar but hopefully we should get a potential restart time before too long and an eventual winner in what will now be a reduced overs contest.
Over 33. 3 runs. Bowler: Rashid Khan. Sri Lanka: 8-182(rr 5.52)
32.6
.
Rashid Khan to Lasith Malinga. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, Gloved to point for no runs, fielded by Shahidi. After some drizzle the umpires have decided the rain is getting too heavy and they call for the covers. Looking at the radar I don't think we will see much play for the next couple of hours but after that hopefully we should see a conclusion to this game.
32.5
.
Rashid Khan to Lasith Malinga. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot glancing, hit pad to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Zadran, shy attempt by Mohammadi. Almost a run out as they decide late to go for the second but the throw took Shahzad away from the stumps.
32.4
.
Rashid Khan to Lasith Malinga. Leg spinner length ball, off stump no foot movement defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Khan.
32.3
.
Rashid Khan to Lasith Malinga. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
32.2
W
OUT! Caught. Rashid Khan to Kusal Perera. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, Gloved in the air uncontrolled to wicketkeeper, by Mohammadi. Big appeal from Shahzad and Perera is gone too. He was looking to reverse sweep, the shot was on but the ball was too full and it just feathered the batsman's gloves on the way into the Shahzad's gloves, a good take from the big man. The Afghanistan players have all got their tails up here now, they sense they are in with a great chance in this game.
32.1
1
Rashid Khan to Suranga Lakmal. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot flick, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.
In over# 32
Runs : 2 Bowler: Dawlat Zadran Wickets : 1
Over 32. 2 runs. Bowler: Dawlat Zadran. Sri Lanka: 7-179(rr 5.59)
31.6
1
Dawlat Zadran to Suranga Lakmal. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Hassan.
31.5
.
Dawlat Zadran to Suranga Lakmal. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, Gloved to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
31.4
.
Dawlat Zadran to Suranga Lakmal. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
31.3
W
OUT! Bowled. Dawlat Zadran to Isuru Udana. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, missed to. Oh dear, that wasn't pretty from Udana. A big swipe across the line and Dawlat has cleaned him up, the ball crashing into middle and off. With Kusal Perera at the other end and nearly 20 overs left to bat I'm not sure that was what was required.
31.2
1
Dawlat Zadran to Kusal Perera. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Hassan.
31.1
.
Dawlat Zadran to Kusal Perera. Yorker, middle stump no foot movement defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Zadran.
In over# 31
Runs : 0 Bowler: Rashid Khan Wickets : 0
Over 31. no runs. Bowler: Rashid Khan. Sri Lanka: 6-177(rr 5.71)
30.6
.
Rashid Khan to Isuru Udana. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Shahidi. It's a different game out here now that Sri Lanka have hit the self-destruct button, a maiden from Rashid.
30.5
.
Rashid Khan to Isuru Udana. Googly length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Khan.
30.4
.
Rashid Khan to Isuru Udana. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
30.3
.
Rashid Khan to Isuru Udana. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Zazai.
30.2
.
Rashid Khan to Isuru Udana. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
30.1
.
Rashid Khan to Isuru Udana. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
In over# 30
Runs : 2 Bowler: Mohammad Nabi Wickets : 0
Over 30. 2 runs. Bowler: Mohammad Nabi. Sri Lanka: 6-177(rr 5.90)
29.6
1
Mohammad Nabi to Isuru Udana. Arm length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Zadran.
29.5
.
Mohammad Nabi to Isuru Udana. Quicker ball back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
29.4
1
Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Perera. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Zadran.
29.3
.
Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Perera. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
29.2
.
Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Perera. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
29.1
.
Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Perera. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, mis-timed to point for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
In over# 29
Runs : 2 Bowler: Rashid Khan Wickets : 0
Over 29. 2 runs. Bowler: Rashid Khan. Sri Lanka: 6-175(rr 6.03)
28.6
.
Rashid Khan to Isuru Udana. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
28.5
.
Rashid Khan to Isuru Udana. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, padded to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Khan.
28.4
.
Rashid Khan to Isuru Udana. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
28.3
1
Rashid Khan to Kusal Perera. Leg spinner back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run.
28.2
.
Rashid Khan to Kusal Perera. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
28.1
1
Rashid Khan to Isuru Udana. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for 1 run, fielded by Shahidi.
In over# 28
Runs : 7 Bowler: Mohammad Nabi Wickets : 0
Over 28. 7 runs. Bowler: Mohammad Nabi. Sri Lanka: 6-173(rr 6.18)
27.6
.
Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Perera. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track defending, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
27.5
.
Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Perera. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Nabi.
27.4
.
Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Perera. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
27.3
.
Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Perera. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Nabi.
27.2
1
Mohammad Nabi to Isuru Udana. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
27.1
6
SIX! Mohammad Nabi to Isuru Udana. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. Lovely shot, a full flow of the bat and Udana lofts the ball all the way over the ropes.
In over# 27
Runs : 2 Bowler: Hamid Hassan Wickets : 0
Over 27. 7 runs. Bowler: Hamid Hassan. Sri Lanka: 6-166(rr 6.15)
26.6
.
Hamid Hassan to Kusal Perera. Seaming away back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
26.5
1
Hamid Hassan to Isuru Udana. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Zazai.
26.5
.
Wide Hamid Hassan to Isuru Udana. Short, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, missed to fine leg for 5 runs. Too much enthusiasm from Hamid Hassan and that will be another five wides.
26.4
.
Hamid Hassan to Isuru Udana. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, mis-timed to mid off for no runs, fielded by Zadran.
26.3
.
Hamid Hassan to Isuru Udana. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Naib.
26.2
.
Hamid Hassan to Isuru Udana. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
26.1
1
Hamid Hassan to Kusal Perera. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.
In over# 26
Runs : 3 Bowler: Mohammad Nabi Wickets : 1
Over 26. 4 runs. Bowler: Mohammad Nabi. Sri Lanka: 6-159(rr 6.12)
25.6
.
Mohammad Nabi to Isuru Udana. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Naib.
25.5
.
Mohammad Nabi to Isuru Udana. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Khan.
25.4
W
OUT! Run Out. Mohammad Nabi to Thisara Perera. Quicker length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover, fielded by Shahidi, by Mohammadi. Thisara Perera where are you going? He pushed the ball straight to cover and set off for a run. Kusal Perera sent him back in disbelief but it was too late, Shahidi had picked the ball up at cover and threw it in and Shahzad did really well to take it and swing his gloves round into the stumps, breaking them just before Thisara Perera could regain his ground.
25.3
.
Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Perera. Off break length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, hit pad to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Zazai.
25.3
1
Wide Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Perera. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Mohammadi.
25.2
2
Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Perera. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 2 runs, fielded by Zadran.
25.1
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Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Perera. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Nabi.
In over# 25
Runs : 3 Bowler: Hamid Hassan Wickets : 0
Over 25. 3 runs. Bowler: Hamid Hassan. Sri Lanka: 5-155(rr 6.20)
24.6
1
Hamid Hassan to Kusal Perera. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.
24.5
1
Hamid Hassan to Thisara Perera. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to point for 1 run, mis-fielded by Ur Rahman, shy attempt by Shahidi. Almost a run out as both batsmen stop and start without saying anything. The misfield rebounded to another fielder and a direct hit and Perera was gone at the striker's end.
24.4
1
Hamid Hassan to Kusal Perera. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Zadran.
24.3
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Hamid Hassan to Kusal Perera. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Hassan.
24.2
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Hamid Hassan to Kusal Perera. Seaming away back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
24.1
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Hamid Hassan to Kusal Perera. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Zadran.
In over# 24
Runs : 3 Bowler: Mohammad Nabi Wickets : 0
Over 24. 3 runs. Bowler: Mohammad Nabi. Sri Lanka: 5-152(rr 6.33)
23.6
1
Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Perera. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for 1 run, shy attempt by Shahidi, fielded by Hassan.
23.5
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Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Perera. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
23.4
1
Mohammad Nabi to Thisara Perera. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for 1 run, fielded by Zazai.
23.3
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Mohammad Nabi to Thisara Perera. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Naib.
23.2
1
Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Perera. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Zadran.
23.1
.
Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Perera. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Nabi.
In over# 23
Runs : 3 Bowler: Hamid Hassan Wickets : 1
Over 23. 3 runs. Bowler: Hamid Hassan. Sri Lanka: 5-149(rr 6.48)
22.6
W
OUT! Caught. Hamid Hassan to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, outside edge in the air uncontrolled to wicketkeeper, by Mohammadi. Edged and taken by the big man behind the stumps. Hamid Hassan is a different bowler in this second spell, he's bowled with pace and movement and deserves that wicket. Dhananjaya de Silva's feet went nowhere and he got a genuine edge through to Shahzad who did the rest. What must Kusal Perera be thinking at the other end.
22.5
.
Hamid Hassan to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
22.4
.
Hamid Hassan to Dhananjaya de Silva. Seaming away back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
22.3
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Hamid Hassan to Dhananjaya de Silva. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
22.2
1
Hamid Hassan to Kusal Perera. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Zadran.
22.1
2
Hamid Hassan to Kusal Perera. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, in the air under control to deep square leg for 2 runs, mis-fielded by Zadran.
In over# 22
Runs : 2 Bowler: Mohammad Nabi Wickets : 3
Over 22. 2 runs. Bowler: Mohammad Nabi. Sri Lanka: 4-146(rr 6.64)
21.6
W
OUT! Caught. Mohammad Nabi to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, outside edge in the air uncontrolled to first slip, by Mohammadi, by Zurmatai. Gone! Well taken by Rahmat Shah at first slip, the finger is up and Mathews is on his way. What an over from Nabi, there's no turn but he's causing all sorts of problems out there. Mathews was trying to push the ball off the back foot into the offside, he got the nick and the ball flicked off Shahzad's pad and Rahmat Shah reacted well to catch the ball to his left.
21.5
.
Mohammad Nabi to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Nabi.
21.4
W
OUT! Caught. Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge in the air uncontrolled to first slip, by Zurmatai. Edged again and this time it's gone straight into the hands of slip. Two in the over for Nabi, finding the edge of the bat twice in two balls to Mendis. All of a sudden Afghanistan are back in this game and they're starting to enjoy themselves.
21.3
2
Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge in the air uncontrolled to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Hassan. Edged and just wide of slip who has been brought in for the new batsman.
21.2
W
OUT! Bowled. Mohammad Nabi to Lahiru Thirimanne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, inside edge to. Chopped on off an inside edge. Very slow from Nabi, Thirimanne went back but the ball didn't bounce very high and he dragged it back into off stump. Really cunning bowling from the experienced Afghan, back into the attack and he's picked up another wicket. Conditions aren't in his favour and he still finds a way.
21.1
.
Mohammad Nabi to Lahiru Thirimanne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Zadran.
In over# 21
Runs : 5 Bowler: Hamid Hassan Wickets : 0
Over 21. 5 runs. Bowler: Hamid Hassan. Sri Lanka: 1-144(rr 6.86)
20.6
.
Hamid Hassan to Kusal Perera. Seaming away back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi. Much better in that over from Hassan, he landed the ball in good areas and got some movement off the pitch.
20.5
.
Hamid Hassan to Kusal Perera. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
20.4
2
Hamid Hassan to Kusal Perera. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, for 2 runs, fielded by Nabi.
20.3
.
Hamid Hassan to Kusal Perera. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi. That has flown through and bounced a lot, a snorter out of nowhere from Hassan.
20.2
1
Hamid Hassan to Lahiru Thirimanne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.
20.1
2
Hamid Hassan to Lahiru Thirimanne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Zadran.
In over# 20
Runs : 3 Bowler: Rashid Khan Wickets : 0
Over 20. 3 runs. Bowler: Rashid Khan. Sri Lanka: 1-139(rr 6.95)
19.6
1
Rashid Khan to Lahiru Thirimanne. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, thick edge to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman. Economical as ever from Rashid Khan.
19.5
.
Rashid Khan to Lahiru Thirimanne. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, run save by Khan.
19.4
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Rashid Khan to Lahiru Thirimanne. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Khan.
19.3
.
Rashid Khan to Lahiru Thirimanne. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by Zadran.
19.2
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Rashid Khan to Lahiru Thirimanne. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
19.1
2
Rashid Khan to Lahiru Thirimanne. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Zadran.
In over# 19
Runs : 5 Bowler: Hamid Hassan Wickets : 0
Over 19. 5 runs. Bowler: Hamid Hassan. Sri Lanka: 1-136(rr 7.16)
18.6
1
Hamid Hassan to Lahiru Thirimanne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.
18.5
1
Hamid Hassan to Kusal Perera. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to third man for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.
18.4
1
Hamid Hassan to Lahiru Thirimanne. Seaming away back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.
18.3
.
Hamid Hassan to Lahiru Thirimanne. Seaming away back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
18.2
1
Hamid Hassan to Kusal Perera. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.
18.1
1
Hamid Hassan to Lahiru Thirimanne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Zazai.
In over# 18
Runs : 3 Bowler: Rashid Khan Wickets : 0
Over 18. 3 runs. Bowler: Rashid Khan. Sri Lanka: 1-131(rr 7.28)
17.6
1
Rashid Khan to Lahiru Thirimanne. Leg spinner full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Hassan.
17.5
1
Rashid Khan to Kusal Perera. Leg spinner back of a length, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Hassan.
17.4
1
Rashid Khan to Lahiru Thirimanne. Googly back of a length, to leg on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Zadran.
17.3
.
Rashid Khan to Lahiru Thirimanne. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
17.2
.
Rashid Khan to Lahiru Thirimanne. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Khan.
17.1
.
Rashid Khan to Lahiru Thirimanne. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
In over# 17
Runs : 26 Bowler: Gulbadin Naib Wickets : 0
Over 17. 19 runs. Bowler: Gulbadin Naib. Sri Lanka: 1-128(rr 7.53)
16.6
4
FREE HIT. FOUR! Gulbadin Naib to Kusal Perera. Slower length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Another no ball leads to another free hit which leads to another ball being smashed through the offside for four by Perera.
16.6
4
No ball Gulbadin Naib to Kusal Perera. Short, middle stump on the front foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.
16.5
2
Gulbadin Naib to Kusal Perera. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot cutting, to third man for 2 runs, mis-fielded by Zazai.
16.4
4
FREE HIT. FOUR! Gulbadin Naib to Kusal Perera. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep cover for 4 runs. After a couple of wides and being told he can't now change the field Gulbadin eventually bowls one Perera can hit and he smashes it for four over the offside, that takes him to 50.
16.4
1
FREE HIT. Wide Gulbadin Naib to Kusal Perera. Full toss, wide outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left for 1 run, fielded by Mohammadi.
16.4
1
FREE HIT. Wide Gulbadin Naib to Kusal Perera. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left for 1 run, fielded by Mohammadi.
16.4
8
No ball Gulbadin Naib to Lahiru Thirimanne. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Zazai.
16.3
2
Gulbadin Naib to Lahiru Thirimanne. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Zazai.
16.2
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Gulbadin Naib to Lahiru Thirimanne. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Zadran.
16.1
.
Gulbadin Naib to Lahiru Thirimanne. Length ball, off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
In over# 16
Runs : 5 Bowler: Rashid Khan Wickets : 0
Over 16. 5 runs. Bowler: Rashid Khan. Sri Lanka: 1-109(rr 6.81)
15.6
.
Rashid Khan to Kusal Perera. Googly back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
15.5
1
Rashid Khan to Lahiru Thirimanne. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Hassan.
15.4
.
Rashid Khan to Lahiru Thirimanne. Googly length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Khan.
15.3
.
Rashid Khan to Lahiru Thirimanne. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Zazai.
15.2
1
Rashid Khan to Kusal Perera. Leg spinner back of a length, to leg on the front foot pushing, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to silly mid off for 1 run, fielded by Shahidi.
15.1
3
Rashid Khan to Lahiru Thirimanne. Leg spinner half volley, down leg side on the front foot working, to leg gully for 3 runs, shy attempt by Zazai, overthrow by Zazai, fielded by Ur Rahman.
In over# 15
Runs : 12 Bowler: Gulbadin Naib Wickets : 0
Over 15. 9 runs. Bowler: Gulbadin Naib. Sri Lanka: 1-104(rr 6.93)
14.6
1
Gulbadin Naib to Lahiru Thirimanne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Zadran.
14.5
4
FREE HIT. FOUR! Gulbadin Naib to Lahiru Thirimanne. Slower ball short, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Thirimanne punishes the free hit. He was done by the change of pace but the trouble was it was so slow he was able to re-adjust, hold his position and then thump the ball down the ground.
14.5
4
No ball Gulbadin Naib to Lahiru Thirimanne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to silly mid off for 1 run, fielded by Naib.
14.4
1
Gulbadin Naib to Kusal Perera. Slower ball back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Hassan.
14.3
1
Gulbadin Naib to Lahiru Thirimanne. Leg cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to third man for 1 run, fielded by Zazai.
14.2
.
Gulbadin Naib to Lahiru Thirimanne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Naib.
14.1
1
Gulbadin Naib to Kusal Perera. Slower length ball, down leg side on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, mis-fielded by Ur Rahman, direct hit by Ur Rahman. A clean pick up might have led to a run out there.
In over# 14
Runs : 3 Bowler: Mohammad Nabi Wickets : 1
Over 14. 3 runs. Bowler: Mohammad Nabi. Sri Lanka: 1-95(rr 6.79)
13.6
.
Mohammad Nabi to Lahiru Thirimanne. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
13.5
1
Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Perera. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, for 1 run, fielded by Zadran.
13.4
.
Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Perera. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track defending, hit pad for no runs, fielded by Zadran.
13.3
1
Mohammad Nabi to Lahiru Thirimanne. Quicker length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Zazai.
13.2
1
Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Perera. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Zadran.
13.1
W
OUT! Caught. Mohammad Nabi to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on, by Zadran. Comes down the track but hits straight to the man at long on, that was not what the Sri Lankan skipper intended. He wanted to hit over mid-off but the face off his bat closed on impact and he picked out the man in the deep. Clever bowling and field placements from Nabi.
In over# 13
Runs : 6 Bowler: Gulbadin Naib Wickets : 0
Over 13. 6 runs. Bowler: Gulbadin Naib. Sri Lanka: 0-92(rr 7.08)
12.6
1
Gulbadin Naib to Dimuth Karunaratne. Slower length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, shy attempt by Ur Rahman, fielded by Nabi.
12.5
.
Gulbadin Naib to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Naib. Lands short of the bowler.
12.4
1
Gulbadin Naib to Kusal Perera. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Zurmatai.
12.3
1
Gulbadin Naib to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Hassan.
12.2
2
Gulbadin Naib to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Hassan.
12.1
1
Gulbadin Naib to Kusal Perera. Slower ball back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to leg gully for 1 run, fielded by Hassan.
In over# 12
Runs : 3 Bowler: Mohammad Nabi Wickets : 0
Over 12. 3 runs. Bowler: Mohammad Nabi. Sri Lanka: 0-86(rr 7.17)
11.6
1
Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Perera. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Zurmatai. Things have settled down a bit now as Afghanistan have taken the pace off the ball and more fielders are allowed outside the circle.
11.5
1
Mohammad Nabi to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to mid wicket for 1 run, mis-fielded by Naib.
11.4
.
Mohammad Nabi to Dimuth Karunaratne. Quicker ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to fourth slip for no runs, fielded by Hassan.
11.3
.
Mohammad Nabi to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break back of a length, outside off stump down the track working, hit pad to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
11.2
.
Mohammad Nabi to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Naib.
11.1
1
Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Perera. Quicker ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
In over# 11
Runs : 4 Bowler: Gulbadin Naib Wickets : 0
Over 11. 4 runs. Bowler: Gulbadin Naib. Sri Lanka: 0-83(rr 7.55)
10.6
1
Gulbadin Naib to Kusal Perera. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run.
10.5
1
Gulbadin Naib to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run.
10.4
.
Gulbadin Naib to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pushing, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid on for no runs, fielded by Zadran. Almost a return catch as the batsman plays a bit too early but it was just wide of the bowler.
10.3
.
Gulbadin Naib to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
10.2
1
Gulbadin Naib to Kusal Perera. Slower ball back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Naib.
10.1
1
Gulbadin Naib to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, for 1 run.
In over# 10
Runs : 3 Bowler: Mujeeb Ur Rahman Wickets : 0
Over 10. Power Play Fielding. 3 runs. Bowler: Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Sri Lanka: 0-79(rr 7.90)
9.6
.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kusal Perera. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Ur Rahman.
9.5
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Zadran.
9.4
.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to point for no runs, fielded by Zadran.
9.3
.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, to backward point for no runs, mis-fielded by Hassan, fielded by Zadran.
9.2
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kusal Perera. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to silly mid off for 1 run, mis-fielded by Ur Rahman, shy attempt by Shahidi.
9.1
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Zadran.
In over# 9
Runs : 5 Bowler: Mohammad Nabi Wickets : 0
Over 9. Power Play Fielding. 5 runs. Bowler: Mohammad Nabi. Sri Lanka: 0-76(rr 8.44)
8.6
.
Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Perera. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.
8.5
1
Mohammad Nabi to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Zadran.
8.4
.
Mohammad Nabi to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Nabi.
8.3
2
Mohammad Nabi to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break back of a length, off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Zadran.
8.2
1
Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Perera. Off break short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Zadran.
8.1
1
Mohammad Nabi to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Zadran.
In over# 8
Runs : 9 Bowler: Mujeeb Ur Rahman Wickets : 0
Over 8. Power Play Fielding. 9 runs. Bowler: Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Sri Lanka: 0-71(rr 8.88)
7.6
.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kusal Perera. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, mis-timed to gully for no runs, fielded by Hassan.
7.5
.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kusal Perera. Googly length ball, off stump on the front foot sweeping, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Zazai.
7.4
.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kusal Perera. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs.
7.3
4
FOUR! Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kusal Perera. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Too short this time and cut away hard by Perera, he really is asserting himself on this game right from the start.
7.2
4
FOUR! Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kusal Perera. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Uses his feet and smashes the ball high towards the longest part of the ground. The ball bounces just inside the rope.
7.1
.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kusal Perera. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Zurmatai.
7.1
1
Wide Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kusal Perera. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot sweeping, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Mohammadi.
In over# 7
Runs : 2 Bowler: Mohammad Nabi Wickets : 0
Over 7. Power Play Fielding. 3 runs. Bowler: Mohammad Nabi. Sri Lanka: 0-62(rr 8.86)
6.6
1
Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Perera. Quicker length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, hit pad to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Hassan. A much better over for Afghanistan from the experienced Nabi.
6.5
.
Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Perera. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Nabi.
6.4
1
Mohammad Nabi to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break, on the front foot flick, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Zadran.
6.3
.
Mohammad Nabi to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Ur Rahman.
6.2
1
Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Perera. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Zadran.
6.1
.
Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Perera. Off break half volley, middle stump down the track working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Ur Rahman.
In over# 6
Runs : 7 Bowler: Mujeeb Ur Rahman Wickets : 0
Over 6. Power Play Fielding. 7 runs. Bowler: Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Sri Lanka: 0-55(rr 9.17)
5.6
4
FOUR! Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Lovely timing, played under the eyes and into the gap on the legside.
5.5
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Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dimuth Karunaratne. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
5.4
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Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dimuth Karunaratne. Googly half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
5.3
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kusal Perera. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Naib.
5.2
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dimuth Karunaratne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Nabi.
5.1
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kusal Perera. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, in the air under control to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
In over# 5
Runs : 6 Bowler: Dawlat Zadran Wickets : 0
Over 5. Power Play Fielding. 15 runs. Bowler: Dawlat Zadran. Sri Lanka: 0-52(rr 10.40)
4.6
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Dawlat Zadran to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi. Afghanistan's best moment so far.
4.5
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Dawlat Zadran to Dimuth Karunaratne. In-swinging length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, hit pad past fine leg for 4 runs. Flicks the pad and that will go to the boundary too. Sri Lanka are off to a brilliant start here, Afghanistan need to regroup.
4.5
1
Wide Dawlat Zadran to Dimuth Karunaratne. Seaming in back of a length, down leg side on the back foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Mohammadi.
4.4
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Dawlat Zadran to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
4.3
1
Dawlat Zadran to Kusal Perera. Off cutter back of a length, to leg on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for 1 run, shy attempt by Khan.
4.3
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Wide Dawlat Zadran to Kusal Perera. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to fine leg for 5 runs. Far too short and way over Shahzad's head.
4.2
4
FOUR! Dawlat Zadran to Kusal Perera. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pulling, in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Zazai.
4.1
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Dawlat Zadran to Kusal Perera. Short, down leg side on the back foot working, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Zadran.
In over# 4
Runs : 11 Bowler: Hamid Hassan Wickets : 0
Over 4. Power Play Fielding. 16 runs. Bowler: Hamid Hassan. Sri Lanka: 0-37(rr 9.25)
3.6
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Hamid Hassan to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to point for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
3.5
4
FOUR! Hamid Hassan to Dimuth Karunaratne. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot working, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
3.4
1
Hamid Hassan to Kusal Perera. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, shy attempt by Ur Rahman, fielded by Shahidi.
3.3
4
FOUR! Hamid Hassan to Kusal Perera. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Stand and deliver from Perera, that's the way he plays his cricket, smashing the ball over mid-off and away to the boundary.
3.2
1
Hamid Hassan to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Zadran.
3.2
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Wide Hamid Hassan to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to fine leg for 5 runs. Down the legside and Shahzad can't stop that.
3.1
1
Hamid Hassan to Kusal Perera. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, inside edge to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.
In over# 3
Runs : 1 Bowler: Dawlat Zadran Wickets : 0
Over 3. Power Play Fielding. 1 run. Bowler: Dawlat Zadran. Sri Lanka: 0-21(rr 7.00)
2.6
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Dawlat Zadran to Dimuth Karunaratne. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
2.5
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Dawlat Zadran to Dimuth Karunaratne. Short, down leg side on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
2.4
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Dawlat Zadran to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, middle stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Zadran.
2.3
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Dawlat Zadran to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
2.2
1
Dawlat Zadran to Kusal Perera. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, in the air under control to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Hassan.
2.1
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Dawlat Zadran to Kusal Perera. Seaming in back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, hit body to gully for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
In over# 2
Runs : 15 Bowler: Hamid Hassan Wickets : 0
Over 2. Power Play Fielding. 15 runs. Bowler: Hamid Hassan. Sri Lanka: 0-20(rr 10.00)
1.6
2
Hamid Hassan to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, thick edge to deep point for 2 runs, fielded by Zadran.
1.5
1
Hamid Hassan to Kusal Perera. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Ur Rahman.
1.4
4
FOUR! Hamid Hassan to Kusal Perera. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Lovely striking from Perera, already it looks like a good move from Sri Lanka to promote him up the order.
1.3
1
Hamid Hassan to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, hit pad to wicketkeeper for 1 run, run save by Mohammadi.
1.2
3
Hamid Hassan to Kusal Perera. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep point for 3 runs, fielded by Zadran.
1.1
4
NEW BALL. FOUR! Hamid Hassan to Kusal Perera. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, past deep square leg for 4 runs. Pulled away with confidence first ball. Not a great start from Hamid Hassan.
In over# 1
Runs : 5 Bowler: Dawlat Zadran Wickets : 0
Over 1. Power Play Fielding. 5 runs. Bowler: Dawlat Zadran. Sri Lanka: 0-5(rr 5.00)
0.6
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Dawlat Zadran to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Nabi.
0.5
4
FOUR! Dawlat Zadran to Dimuth Karunaratne. Short, down leg side on the back foot glancing, Gloved past fine leg for 4 runs. Tucked away off the hip. It came off the glove so it didn't go quickly but fine leg was quite wide and the boundary down there isn't too long so it's the first boundary to Sri Lanka.
0.5
1
Wide Dawlat Zadran to Dimuth Karunaratne. In-swinging length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Mohammadi.
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Dawlat Zadran to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot driving, to point for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
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Dawlat Zadran to Dimuth Karunaratne. Short, middle stump on the back foot pushing, mis-timed to gully for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
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Dawlat Zadran to Dimuth Karunaratne. Short, middle stump on the back foot defending, mis-timed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Mohammadi.
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NEW BALL. Dawlat Zadran to Dimuth Karunaratne. In-swinging back of a length, to leg on the back foot working, hit body to silly point for no runs, fielded by Shahidi.
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Start of Sri Lanka Innings. Good morning and welcome to Cardiff for match number seven of the Cricket World Cup. We have seen some great entertainment so far and I expect that to continue today with another closely fought contest between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. In their first game Sri Lanka went down heavily to New Zealand but they will be hoping to bounce back in the way that Pakistan did yesterday when they beat England in a high-scoring encounter. For Afghanistan this game represents an opportunity to get off the mark in the tournament and their players will be eager to show their talents on the global stage.
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Start of Innings. Good morning and welcome to Cardiff for match number seven of the Cricket World Cup. We have seen some great entertainment so far and I expect that to continue today with another closely fought contest between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. In their first game Sri Lanka went down heavily to New Zealand but they will be hoping to bounce back in the way that Pakistan did yesterday when they beat England in a high-scoring encounter. For Afghanistan this game represents an opportunity to get off the mark in the tournament and their players will be eager to show their talents on the global stage.
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Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bowl.
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Teams will be announced at the toss
In over# 33
Runs : 7 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 1
Over 33. 7 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. Afghanistan: 10-152(rr 4.61)
32.4
W
OUT! Bowled. Lasith Malinga to Hamid Hassan. In-swinging yorker, middle stump no foot movement defending, missed to. That's it, vintage Lasith Malinga, tailing the ball back in, getting it right in the block hole and under the bat and smashing into middle stump. Sri Lanka celebrate a win but they got out of jail here. A second batting collapse in two games will have the coaches concerned but they did show real character with the ball and they took their opportunities when they came. That's it for today, goodnight from Cardiff and we'll see you tomorrow.
32.3
6
SIX! Lasith Malinga to Hamid Hassan. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. That's a huge hit, the slower ball is smashed into the stands by Hassan. Afghanistan just need six more of those.
32.2
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Lasith Malinga to Hamid Hassan. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
32.1
1
Lasith Malinga to Mujeeb Ur Rahman. In-swinging yorker, down leg side on the front foot flick, bottom edge to leg gully for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
In over# 32
Runs : 8 Bowler: Isuru Udana Wickets : 1
Over 32. 9 runs. Bowler: Isuru Udana. Afghanistan: 9-145(rr 4.53)
31.6
W
OUT! Run Out. Isuru Udana to Najibullah Zadran. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover, direct hit by Karunaratne. Brilliant work from the Sri Lankan captain. Najibullah wanted a run to keep the strike next over. He hit the ball to extra cover and set off. Karunaratne picked up and threw down the stumps at the bowler's end with Najibullah short of his ground. That's a killer blow for Afghanistan.
31.5
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Isuru Udana to Najibullah Zadran. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
31.4
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FREE HIT. Isuru Udana to Najibullah Zadran. Bouncer, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
31.4
4
FOUR! Isuru Udana to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to third man for 1 run. Four more, a big swing of the bat, a thick edge and it races away to the boundary. It's going to be a no ball too, there weren't enough men inside the circle, sloppy from Sri Lanka.
31.3
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Isuru Udana to Najibullah Zadran. Short, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
31.2
4
FOUR! Isuru Udana to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Well it looks like Najibullah is going to have a dart now and start playing a few shots. He's crashed that over extra cover.
31.1
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Isuru Udana to Najibullah Zadran. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 31
Runs : 1 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 1
Over 31. 1 run. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. Afghanistan: 8-136(rr 4.39)
30.6
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Lasith Malinga to Hamid Hassan. Slower ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
30.5
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Lasith Malinga to Hamid Hassan. In-swinging full toss, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
30.4
W
OUT! Bowled. Lasith Malinga to Dawlat Zadran. In-swinging yorker, middle stump no foot movement defending, missed. Through him, that's too good for Dawlat, the classic inswinging yorker from Malinga smashes into the base of middle stump. At the other end Najibullah is going to have to think about attacking to try and knock off the 50 runs required.
30.3
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Lasith Malinga to Dawlat Zadran. Slower ball full toss, down leg side backing away working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
30.2
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Lasith Malinga to Dawlat Zadran. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, top edge for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
30.1
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Lasith Malinga to Dawlat Zadran. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
30.1
1
Wide Lasith Malinga to Dawlat Zadran. Slower ball full toss, down leg side on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
In over# 30
Runs : 2 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 30. 2 runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. Afghanistan: 7-135(rr 4.50)
29.6
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Suranga Lakmal to Najibullah Zadran. Seaming away back of a length, outside off stump no foot movement driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera. Well Dawlat is having some problems out there which are really hindering his mobility. He's had some treatment but isn't able to run well between the wickets.
29.5
1
Suranga Lakmal to Dawlat Zadran. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short mid wicket for 1 run, shy attempt by Tillakaratna.
29.4
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Suranga Lakmal to Dawlat Zadran. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
29.3
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Suranga Lakmal to Dawlat Zadran. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Lakmal.
29.2
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Suranga Lakmal to Dawlat Zadran. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
29.1
1
Suranga Lakmal to Najibullah Zadran. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot flick, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
In over# 29
Runs : 3 Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep Wickets : 0
Over 29. 3 runs. Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep. Afghanistan: 7-133(rr 4.59)
28.6
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Nuwan Pradeep to Dawlat Zadran. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
28.5
1
Nuwan Pradeep to Najibullah Zadran. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
28.4
2
Nuwan Pradeep to Najibullah Zadran. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Tillakaratna.
28.3
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Nuwan Pradeep to Najibullah Zadran. Short, down leg side swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
28.2
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Nuwan Pradeep to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to deep point for no runs, fielded by Perera. Almost carries to Thisara Perera at deep point. He does well to stop the ball going beyond him to the boundary. In fact they don't even take one.
28.1
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Nuwan Pradeep to Najibullah Zadran. Seaming away back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 28
Runs : 3 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 28. 3 runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. Afghanistan: 7-130(rr 4.64)
27.6
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Suranga Lakmal to Dawlat Zadran. Bouncer, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
27.5
1
Suranga Lakmal to Najibullah Zadran. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot dropped, to gully for 1 run, shy attempt by de Silva.
27.4
1
Suranga Lakmal to Dawlat Zadran. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Tillakaratna.
27.3
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Suranga Lakmal to Dawlat Zadran. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
27.2
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Suranga Lakmal to Dawlat Zadran. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
27.1
1
Suranga Lakmal to Najibullah Zadran. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
In over# 27
Runs : 4 Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep Wickets : 1
Over 27. 4 runs. Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep. Afghanistan: 7-127(rr 4.70)
26.6
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Nuwan Pradeep to Dawlat Zadran. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, mis-timed to gully for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
26.5
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Nuwan Pradeep to Dawlat Zadran. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
26.4
4
FOUR! Nuwan Pradeep to Dawlat Zadran. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, past long on for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Fernando, mis-fielded by Malinga, mis-fielded by Mathews. Poor from Sri Lanka, between them they had three opportunities to stop that and they all missed it. Just a little push from Dawlat and it earns him four valuable runs.
26.3
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Nuwan Pradeep to Dawlat Zadran. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Fernando.
26.2
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Nuwan Pradeep to Dawlat Zadran. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, hit pad to cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
26.1
W
OUT! Bowled. Nuwan Pradeep to Rashid Khan. Seaming in back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, hit pad to. That's through Rashid and it's removed the off bail. Again the batsman was on the back foot and got caught on the crease. The ball flicked his pad before making contact with the stumps. Pradeep wheels away in celebration, he's turning this game around again in Sri Lanka's favour.
In over# 26
Runs : 1 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 26. 1 run. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. Afghanistan: 6-123(rr 4.73)
25.6
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Suranga Lakmal to Najibullah Zadran. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
25.5
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Suranga Lakmal to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
25.4
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Suranga Lakmal to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
25.3
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Suranga Lakmal to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
25.2
1
Suranga Lakmal to Rashid Khan. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Mathews.
25.1
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Suranga Lakmal to Rashid Khan. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot glancing, hit pad to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 25
Runs : 3 Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep Wickets : 1
Over 25. 8 runs. Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep. Afghanistan: 6-122(rr 4.88)
24.6
1
Nuwan Pradeep to Rashid Khan. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
24.5
W
OUT! L.B.W. Nuwan Pradeep to Gulbadin Naib. Length ball, off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to. That's close, up goes the umpire's finger. Gulbadin was back to a ball that was well pitched up. The Afghanistan captain opts to use their review, this will be all about whether or not the ball is hitting leg stump. It's umpire's call and Sri Lanka celebrate a vital breakthrough.
24.4
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Nuwan Pradeep to Gulbadin Naib. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
24.4
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Wide Nuwan Pradeep to Gulbadin Naib. Bouncer, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to fine leg for 5 runs. That's poor cricket from Pradeep. He gave away two wides unnecessarily from short balls in his previous over and this one goes sailing over Kusal Perera and away for five wides.
24.3
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Nuwan Pradeep to Gulbadin Naib. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Malinga.
24.2
1
Nuwan Pradeep to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, thick edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
24.1
1
Nuwan Pradeep to Gulbadin Naib. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
In over# 24
Runs : 7 Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva Wickets : 0
Over 24. 7 runs. Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva. Afghanistan: 5-114(rr 4.75)
23.6
4
FOUR! Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Takes on the reverse sweep and absolutely smokes it to the boundary. Najibullah got runs against Australia and he looks pretty confident out there in the middle.
23.5
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Gulbadin Naib. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Tillakaratna.
23.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran. Off break length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Malinga.
23.3
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Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
23.2
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Gulbadin Naib. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Fernando.
23.1
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Dhananjaya de Silva to Gulbadin Naib. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
In over# 23
Runs : 2 Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep Wickets : 0
Over 23. 2 runs. Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep. Afghanistan: 5-107(rr 4.65)
22.6
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Nuwan Pradeep to Najibullah Zadran. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
22.6
1
Wide Nuwan Pradeep to Najibullah Zadran. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
22.5
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Nuwan Pradeep to Najibullah Zadran. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Fernando.
22.4
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Nuwan Pradeep to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
22.4
1
Wide Nuwan Pradeep to Najibullah Zadran. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
22.3
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Nuwan Pradeep to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Malinga.
22.2
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Nuwan Pradeep to Najibullah Zadran. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
22.1
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Nuwan Pradeep to Najibullah Zadran. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
In over# 22
Runs : 6 Bowler: Isuru Udana Wickets : 0
Over 22. 6 runs. Bowler: Isuru Udana. Afghanistan: 5-105(rr 4.77)
21.6
2
Isuru Udana to Gulbadin Naib. Full toss, off stump on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Thirimanne. This game is finely poised. To put that into perspective, the current DLS par score is 108 with Afghanistan sitting on 105.
21.5
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Isuru Udana to Gulbadin Naib. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Perera.
21.4
2
Isuru Udana to Gulbadin Naib. Half volley, to leg on the front foot flick, to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
21.3
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Isuru Udana to Gulbadin Naib. Short, down leg side swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
21.2
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Isuru Udana to Gulbadin Naib. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Tillakaratna.
21.1
2
Isuru Udana to Gulbadin Naib. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, thick edge to backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Lakmal.
In over# 21
Runs : 3 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 21. 3 runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. Afghanistan: 5-99(rr 4.71)
20.6
2
Suranga Lakmal to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Fernando.
20.5
1
Suranga Lakmal to Gulbadin Naib. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot flick, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Malinga.
20.4
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Suranga Lakmal to Gulbadin Naib. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to mid off for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
20.3
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Suranga Lakmal to Gulbadin Naib. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
20.2
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Suranga Lakmal to Gulbadin Naib. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, inside edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
20.1
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Suranga Lakmal to Gulbadin Naib. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Malinga.
In over# 20
Runs : 3 Bowler: Thisara Perera Wickets : 0
Over 20. 3 runs. Bowler: Thisara Perera. Afghanistan: 5-96(rr 4.80)
19.6
1
Thisara Perera to Gulbadin Naib. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Malinga.
19.5
1
Thisara Perera to Najibullah Zadran. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot Steer, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Fernando.
19.4
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Thisara Perera to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
19.3
1
Thisara Perera to Gulbadin Naib. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
19.2
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Thisara Perera to Gulbadin Naib. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Perera.
19.1
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Thisara Perera to Gulbadin Naib. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Tillakaratna.
In over# 19
Runs : 11 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 0
Over 19. 11 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. Afghanistan: 5-93(rr 4.89)
18.6
1
Lasith Malinga to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne, fielded by Mendis.
18.5
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Lasith Malinga to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
18.4
1
Lasith Malinga to Gulbadin Naib. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
18.4
1
Wide Lasith Malinga to Gulbadin Naib. Short, down leg side on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
18.3
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Lasith Malinga to Gulbadin Naib. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Malinga.
18.2
4
FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Gulbadin Naib. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. That will be four more, off the back foot this time as Malinga tries to bang one in short.
18.1
4
FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Gulbadin Naib. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Beautifully driven back down the ground with the full face of the bat.
In over# 18
Runs : 6 Bowler: Thisara Perera Wickets : 0
Over 18. 6 runs. Bowler: Thisara Perera. Afghanistan: 5-82(rr 4.56)
17.6
.
Thisara Perera to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
17.6
1
Wide Thisara Perera to Najibullah Zadran. Bouncer, down leg side no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
17.6
1
Wide Thisara Perera to Najibullah Zadran. Bouncer, to leg no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
17.5
2
Thisara Perera to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 2 runs, mis-fielded by Tillakaratna, fielded by Thirimanne.
17.4
1
Thisara Perera to Gulbadin Naib. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, direct hit by Tillakaratna.
17.3
1
Thisara Perera to Najibullah Zadran. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump no foot movement driving, missed to third man for 1 run, mis-fielded by Perera, fielded by Fernando.
17.2
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Thisara Perera to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, mis-timed to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
17.1
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Thisara Perera to Najibullah Zadran. Seaming away back of a length, middle stump no foot movement pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 17
Runs : 3 Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep Wickets : 0
Over 17. 3 runs. Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep. Afghanistan: 5-76(rr 4.47)
16.6
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Gulbadin Naib. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
16.5
1
Nuwan Pradeep to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
16.4
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Nuwan Pradeep to Najibullah Zadran. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Fernando.
16.3
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Nuwan Pradeep to Najibullah Zadran. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
16.3
1
Wide Nuwan Pradeep to Najibullah Zadran. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
16.2
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Najibullah Zadran. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
16.1
1
Nuwan Pradeep to Gulbadin Naib. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to third man for 1 run, fielded by Tillakaratna.
In over# 16
Runs : 8 Bowler: Thisara Perera Wickets : 0
Over 16. 8 runs. Bowler: Thisara Perera. Afghanistan: 5-73(rr 4.56)
15.6
.
Thisara Perera to Najibullah Zadran. Short, down leg side on the back foot pushing, mis-timed to point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
15.5
.
Thisara Perera to Najibullah Zadran. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
15.4
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Thisara Perera to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
15.3
4
FOUR! Thisara Perera to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Again Najibullah gets plenty of bat on it and sends the ball running away for four.
15.2
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Thisara Perera to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, to leg on the front foot flick, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
15.1
4
FOUR! Thisara Perera to Najibullah Zadran. Back of a length, off stump no foot movement driving, in the air under control past deep point for 4 runs. Not much foot movement but a good connection sends the ball to the cover boundary.
In over# 15
Runs : 5 Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep Wickets : 0
Over 15. 5 runs. Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep. Afghanistan: 5-65(rr 4.33)
14.6
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Gulbadin Naib. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
14.5
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Nuwan Pradeep to Gulbadin Naib. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
14.4
1
Nuwan Pradeep to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, thick edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
14.3
4
FOUR! Nuwan Pradeep to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Doesn't try and hit the ball too hard, just leaning into the shot and that helps him caress it to the boundary rather than edge it to the slips.
14.2
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Najibullah Zadran. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
14.1
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Najibullah Zadran. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera. It's great to see this aggressive bowling in ODI cricket, three slips in place for Sri Lanka. Overs aren't going to be a factor today, it's runs versus wickets.
In over# 14
Runs : 3 Bowler: Thisara Perera Wickets : 1
Over 14. 3 runs. Bowler: Thisara Perera. Afghanistan: 5-60(rr 4.29)
13.6
3
Thisara Perera to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, well timed to deep cover for 3 runs, fielded by Tillakaratna, fielded by Thirimanne.
13.5
.
Thisara Perera to Najibullah Zadran. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
13.4
W
OUT! Bowled. Thisara Perera to Mohammad Nabi. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to. What a beauty from Thisara Perera. That's nipped back off the pitch, it's crept through the gate, flicked off Nabi's pad and knocked back off stump. We have a game on our hands here in Cardiff.
13.3
.
Thisara Perera to Mohammad Nabi. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Perera.
13.2
.
Thisara Perera to Mohammad Nabi. Seaming away back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
13.1
.
Thisara Perera to Mohammad Nabi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
In over# 13
Runs : 0 Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep Wickets : 1
Over 13. no runs. Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep. Afghanistan: 4-57(rr 4.38)
12.6
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Gulbadin Naib. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
12.5
W
OUT! Caught. Nuwan Pradeep to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Short, to leg on the back foot pushing, outside edge in the air uncontrolled to wicketkeeper, by Perera. That's another one for Sri Lanka, a really good piece of bowling from Pradeep. He's bowled very testing lines and lengths in this spell so far with two slips in place and has earned his two wickets. There was good bounce in this delivery and it got far too big for the push at the ball Shahidi was playing. Kusal Perara took it in two hands above his head. Afghanistan are four down now.
12.4
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
12.3
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
12.2
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pushing, inside edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by Mendis.
12.1
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Tillakaratna.
In over# 12
Runs : 6 Bowler: Isuru Udana Wickets : 0
Over 12. 6 runs. Bowler: Isuru Udana. Afghanistan: 3-57(rr 4.75)
11.6
2
Isuru Udana to Mohammad Nabi. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled to backward square leg for 2 runs, direct hit by Fernando.
11.5
1
Isuru Udana to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Fernando.
11.4
.
Isuru Udana to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
11.3
.
Isuru Udana to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
11.2
.
Isuru Udana to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
11.1
3
Isuru Udana to Mohammad Nabi. Length ball, middle stump moves in front flick, to deep mid wicket for 3 runs, mis-fielded by Thirimanne, fielded by Perera.
In over# 11
Runs : 5 Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep Wickets : 0
Over 11. 5 runs. Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep. Afghanistan: 3-51(rr 4.64)
10.6
1
Nuwan Pradeep to Mohammad Nabi. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Malinga.
10.5
4
FOUR! Nuwan Pradeep to Mohammad Nabi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Hits through the line and over the top. Nabi saw one in his arc and decided it was time to show some aggression.
10.4
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Mohammad Nabi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
10.3
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Mohammad Nabi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
10.2
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Mohammad Nabi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Malinga.
10.1
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Mohammad Nabi. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
In over# 10
Runs : 2 Bowler: Isuru Udana Wickets : 0
Over 10. 2 runs. Bowler: Isuru Udana. Afghanistan: 3-46(rr 4.60)
9.6
.
Isuru Udana to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
9.5
1
Isuru Udana to Mohammad Nabi. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, inside edge to short leg for 1 run, fielded by Karunaratne.
9.4
.
Isuru Udana to Mohammad Nabi. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
9.3
1
Isuru Udana to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to backward point for 1 run, mis-fielded by de Silva, fielded by Fernando.
9.2
.
Isuru Udana to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
9.1
.
Isuru Udana to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 9
Runs : 1 Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep Wickets : 1
Over 9. 1 run. Bowler: Nuwan Pradeep. Afghanistan: 3-44(rr 4.89)
8.6
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Mohammad Nabi. Seaming in back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
8.5
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Mohammad Nabi. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
8.4
W
OUT! Caught. Nuwan Pradeep to Hazratullah Zazai. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled to fine leg, by Perera. What a great catch at fine leg by Thisara Perera. To defend small totals you need to take all the half chances you get. It's the important wicket of the explosive Zazai too. He was trying to pull but couldn't control the shot and it went in the air behind square. Perera dived low to his left on the run and caught the ball in two hands.
8.3
1
Nuwan Pradeep to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot defending, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.
8.2
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
8.1
.
Nuwan Pradeep to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 8
Runs : 2 Bowler: Isuru Udana Wickets : 1
Over 8. Power Play Fielding. 2 runs. Bowler: Isuru Udana. Afghanistan: 2-43(rr 5.38)
7.6
1
Isuru Udana to Hashmatullah Shahidi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge in the air uncontrolled to third man for 1 run, fielded by Fernando.
7.5
W
OUT! Caught. Isuru Udana to Rahmat Shah. Seaming away length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, outside edge in the air uncontrolled to first slip, by Mathews. That's out, hard hands from Rahmat Shah and Udana has got him with that angle he creates across the right-hander. It wasn't the best shot, the ball certainly wasn't there for the firm drive Rahmat Shah was attempting. The ball took the edge and Mathews pouched a regulation catch at a wide first slip.
7.4
.
Isuru Udana to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
7.3
.
Isuru Udana to Rahmat Shah. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Tillakaratna.
7.2
.
Isuru Udana to Rahmat Shah. Seaming away back of a length, to leg on the front foot defending, inside edge to short leg for no runs, fielded by Tillakaratna.
7.1
1
Isuru Udana to Hazratullah Zazai. Yorker, middle stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
In over# 7
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 0
Over 7. Power Play Fielding. 4 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. Afghanistan: 1-41(rr 5.86)
6.6
.
Lasith Malinga to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
6.5
1
Lasith Malinga to Hazratullah Zazai. Slower length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
6.4
1
Lasith Malinga to Rahmat Shah. Short, off stump on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Fernando.
6.3
.
Lasith Malinga to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
6.2
1
Lasith Malinga to Hazratullah Zazai. Slower ball back of a length, down leg side on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
6.1
.
Lasith Malinga to Hazratullah Zazai. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Lakmal.
6.1
1
Wide Lasith Malinga to Hazratullah Zazai. Slower ball yorker, wide outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
In over# 6
Runs : 3 Bowler: Isuru Udana Wickets : 0
Over 6. Power Play Fielding. 3 runs. Bowler: Isuru Udana. Afghanistan: 1-37(rr 6.17)
5.6
.
Isuru Udana to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne. Blue skies over Cardiff now.
5.5
1
Isuru Udana to Hazratullah Zazai. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
5.4
.
Isuru Udana to Hazratullah Zazai. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed for no runs, fielded by Perera.
5.3
1
Isuru Udana to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to cover for 1 run, mis-fielded by Karunaratne, fielded by Lakmal.
5.2
1
Isuru Udana to Hazratullah Zazai. Half volley, off stump on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
5.1
.
Isuru Udana to Hazratullah Zazai. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Tillakaratna. Almost chipped back to the bowler.
In over# 5
Runs : 5 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 1
Over 5. Power Play Fielding. 5 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. Afghanistan: 1-34(rr 6.80)
4.6
.
Lasith Malinga to Rahmat Shah. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Perera.
4.5
.
Lasith Malinga to Rahmat Shah. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Thirimanne.
4.4
W
OUT! Caught. Lasith Malinga to Mohammad Shahzad. Slower length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to short mid wicket, by Karunaratne. That is out, caught by the skipper diving forward and Sri Lanka have their all important breakthrough. A good slower ball from Malinga bowled at the stumps and Shahzad chipped it tamely into the legside. Sri Lanka need more of those and fast.
4.3
.
Lasith Malinga to Mohammad Shahzad. Length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
4.2
1
Lasith Malinga to Hazratullah Zazai. Short, to leg on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled to deep square leg for 1 run, dropped catch by Mendis. That's gone up, banged in short from Malinga but it's dropped in the deep by Kusal Mendis. That's the last thing Sri Lanka needed. The ball was in the air for a long time and it wasn't a difficult catch. Malinga does not look happy.
4.1
4
FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Hazratullah Zazai. Slower length ball, middle stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Once again Zazai gets that front leg out of the way and smacks the ball away to the boundary with a big swing of the bat.
In over# 4
Runs : 7 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 4. Power Play Fielding. 7 runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. Afghanistan: 0-29(rr 7.25)
3.6
.
Suranga Lakmal to Mohammad Shahzad. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
3.5
.
Suranga Lakmal to Mohammad Shahzad. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
3.4
.
Suranga Lakmal to Mohammad Shahzad. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
3.4
1
Wide Suranga Lakmal to Mohammad Shahzad. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot flick, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
3.3
1
Suranga Lakmal to Hazratullah Zazai. In-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
3.2
.
Suranga Lakmal to Hazratullah Zazai. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
3.2
1
Wide Suranga Lakmal to Hazratullah Zazai. Bouncer, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
3.1
4
FOUR! Suranga Lakmal to Hazratullah Zazai. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. That early shape has died down and the full balls from the opening bowlers are being punished by these two powerful batsmen.
In over# 3
Runs : 5 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 0
Over 3. Power Play Fielding. 5 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. Afghanistan: 0-22(rr 7.33)
2.6
1
Lasith Malinga to Hazratullah Zazai. Slower length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Thirimanne.
2.5
.
Lasith Malinga to Hazratullah Zazai. In-swinging half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Perera.
2.4
.
Lasith Malinga to Hazratullah Zazai. Slower ball full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Tillakaratna.
2.3
4
FOUR! Lasith Malinga to Hazratullah Zazai. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Malinga goes full looking for swing but there's none there and he gets crashed through the covers for four.
2.2
.
Lasith Malinga to Hazratullah Zazai. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
2.1
.
Lasith Malinga to Hazratullah Zazai. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, for no runs, fielded by Karunaratne.
In over# 2
Runs : 11 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
Over 2. Power Play Fielding. 11 runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. Afghanistan: 0-17(rr 8.50)
1.6
.
Suranga Lakmal to Mohammad Shahzad. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.
1.5
4
FOUR! Suranga Lakmal to Mohammad Shahzad. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, past deep point for 4 runs. Nicely punched off the back foot by Shahzad, timed well enough to beat the fielders to the boundary. Runs flowing for Afghanistan early on.
1.4
.
Suranga Lakmal to Mohammad Shahzad. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Lakmal.
1.3
1
Suranga Lakmal to Hazratullah Zazai. In-swinging length ball, to leg on the front foot Slog, in the air under control to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Karunaratne.
1.2
6
SIX! Suranga Lakmal to Hazratullah Zazai. Short, middle stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Not what was called for, short and hammered away over mid-wicket and it goes all the way, hitting the rope on the full. Pitch it up and let the ball swing.
1.1
.
NEW BALL. Suranga Lakmal to Hazratullah Zazai. In-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera. Very close to hitting off stump. There's plenty of swing and things are happening for Sri Lanka.
In over# 1
Runs : 6 Bowler: Lasith Malinga Wickets : 0
Over 1. Power Play Fielding. 6 runs. Bowler: Lasith Malinga. Afghanistan: 0-6(rr 6.00)
0.6
2
Lasith Malinga to Mohammad Shahzad. Out-swinging length ball, to leg on the front foot working, leading edge to deep point for 2 runs, fielded by de Silva, fielded by Thirimanne.
0.5
1
Lasith Malinga to Hazratullah Zazai. In-swinging half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Mendis.
0.4
2
Lasith Malinga to Hazratullah Zazai. In-swinging half volley, to leg on the front foot flick, to fine leg for 2 runs. Squeezed through his legs for two.
0.3
1
Lasith Malinga to Mohammad Shahzad. Out-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge in the air uncontrolled to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Mendis, fielded by Fernando. Lands short of second slip who does well to get a hand on it.
0.2
.
Lasith Malinga to Mohammad Shahzad. Out-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Perera.
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NEW BALL. Lasith Malinga to Mohammad Shahzad. Out-swinging half volley, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs.
0.1
Start of Afghanistan Innings.

Dimuth Karunaratne

30 (45)

73(79)

Kusal Perera

43 (34)

Kusal Perera

22 (18)

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