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Afghanistan have on Monday knocked five-time Asian champion Sri Lanka out of the continent’s premier ODI competition.

Batting first, Afghanistan set a modest target of 250.

Shah struck five boundaries during his 90-ball knock of 72 and added 50 for the second wicket with Ihsanullah Janat (45) after Afghanistan won the toss and opted to bat on a flat pitch.

Janat hit six boundaries in his 65-ball innings while his opening partner Mohammad Shahzad batted in his aggressive style, hitting a six and four boundaries in his 47-ball 34.

For Sri Lanka, who lost the opening match to Bangladesh by 137 runs in Dubai, seamer Thisara Perera took five for 55 and spinner Akila Dananjaya finished with two for 39.

In reply, Sri Lanka were all dismissed for 158. Rehman, Nabi and Rashid took two wickets apiece. Tharanga remained highest scorer for Sri Lanka with 36 runs.  

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  • DHA Tuesday, 18 September 2018 12:56 AM

    Couldn't bear to watch Sri Lankan dismal batting performance !!! What really has happened to our team !!!

    rohan Tuesday, 18 September 2018 11:49 AM

    sowing the seeds of corruption

    Ghost Wednesday, 19 September 2018 08:13 AM

    Yeah, smells of match fising!!!

    Jude Tuesday, 18 September 2018 01:14 AM

    This Afgan team reminds me of Early 90's SL team!!! This Afgans got what it takes to win matches!!! Couple of days ago when SL lost to B'desh, I told that Afgans going to knock SL out of Asia Cup!! It wasn't a prediction, it was Evident!! Yeah!!

    NIck Tuesday, 18 September 2018 11:45 AM

    Thanks goodness we didn't play against HK

    meeendis Tuesday, 18 September 2018 12:09 PM

    I do understand that all matches cannot be won, but yesterday was disgrace in history of Sri Lanka cricket

    Sammy Tuesday, 18 September 2018 12:49 PM

    Firstly Sri Lanka team should be put through a high intensity fitness routine. Some of them look so bulky

    Anthony Tuesday, 18 September 2018 01:17 PM

    Firstly out team lost confidence in them selves due to bad fielding you could have read the bowlers minds, also Mathew should be more lively and encourage the team with a smile on his face.

    Nilu Tuesday, 18 September 2018 01:53 PM

    nothing else.. corruption to the highest level

    nihal Tuesday, 18 September 2018 05:15 PM

    Why pay a coach 6 million a month for this kind of play. Get a school coach who will do a better job

    AB de Tuesday, 18 September 2018 06:30 PM

    Ha ha hee hee ha ha hee he, Said they are offseason, Now you have proof


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