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Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by four wickets in their ICC Cricket World Cup match played at Dunedin , chasing the 233-run target set by Afghanistan with 10 balls to spare.

Thisara Perera and Jeevan Mendis were unbeaten on scores of 47 and nine respectively, overseeing Sri Lanka’s safe path to victory. It was Mahela Jayawardene and Angelo Mathews’ heroics that setup the victory for Sri Lanka, sharing a 126-run stand for the fifth wicket to rescue their side from an early onslaught by Afghanistan.

Afghanistan 232 in 49.4 overs (Asghar Stanikzai 54; Samiullah Shenwari 38; Lasith Malinga 3 for 41, Angelo Mathews 3 for 41)

Sri Lanka 236 for 6 in 48.2 overs (Mahela Jayawardene 100, Angelo Mathews 44, Thisara Perera 47*, Hamid Hassan 3 for 45)
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  • SRILANKAN Sunday, 22 February 2015 04:40 PM

    We need some strong openers in the batting line up . I wish Kushal was in .

    sataro Sunday, 22 February 2015 05:28 PM

    afghan shame via DM Android App

    Prasanna Monday, 23 February 2015 08:31 PM

    Our bowlers need serious batting practice to help with scoring runs.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Sunday, 22 February 2015 06:09 PM

    We won the match, but a very poor performance by our boys.

    Bubble Banda Sunday, 22 February 2015 06:14 PM

    Though we won, its not a victory, the credit should go to Afghanistan.

    Horri Jimonis Sunday, 22 February 2015 06:15 PM

    What Arjuna Ranatunga predicted its happening. Relying only on the Senior Players our team will go to the bottom.

    Vijith Pieterz Sunday, 22 February 2015 06:17 PM

    Narrow escape, otherwise dam disgrace to lose this game. What a poor performance by SriLanka.

    J Palitha Sunday, 22 February 2015 06:19 PM

    You mean with the current SriLanka team, we cannot win the World cup.

    saman Sunday, 22 February 2015 06:38 PM

    Its cricket ! just one good ball on your day will send and good batsman home. So thats what we saw. be it Afghan or aussie , we saw how mighty South african played today. any way SL is not playing there best 15 ! what is the role for jeewan Mendis ? i am yet to discover

    ANTON Sunday, 22 February 2015 11:51 AM

    THANKS TO MAHELA, ONCE AGAIN HE SAVED THE MATCH, AFGHAN BOWLERS ARE BECOMING STRONGER AND STRONGER , SOON THEY WILL BE A GREAT THREAT TO THE WHOLE CRICKET WORLD.

    Christo Sunday, 22 February 2015 11:55 AM

    But just ! Coming colours not good!!

    shan Sunday, 22 February 2015 12:11 PM

    he ,mahela is the best after aravinda , legends of SL cricket

    ANTON Sunday, 22 February 2015 12:43 PM

    SOME BOWLERS IN THE AFGHAN TEAM REMIND ME IMRAN KHAN AND SIR RICHARD HADLEE.

    Ranjan Sunday, 22 February 2015 01:10 PM

    Nail biting game. Although SL won, the credit goes to Afghans . Golden ducks for openers

    duminda Sunday, 22 February 2015 01:40 PM

    This team can go home after the first round. This is the direct result of employing local coaches.

    Sad Siri Lankan Supporter Sunday, 22 February 2015 02:18 PM

    After the First Round - Will be not surprised Sri Lanka get Knocked out and Afghanistan get in to Quarter Finals.Good Luck Afghanistan and Malinga to Score a Century against Australia ( Waner and Finch ) are waiting for him. Do or Die battle for Malinga.Sanga - Dilshan and the blowers wake up

    Salim Sunday, 22 February 2015 02:16 PM

    Sri Lanka can not win WC 2015. If DM post or reject this comment. via DM Android App

    Senator Sunday, 22 February 2015 02:47 PM

    Its New Zealand all the way.

    gayan Sunday, 22 February 2015 09:06 PM

    I heard the younger players spend more time on social media


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