Sri Lanka Vs Afghanistan match result: Unaffected by rain, Sri Lanka won by 34 runs (DLS)
A short preview of what happened
Sri Lanka rallied with the ball to beat Afghanistan by 34 runs in a World Cup match in Cardiff on Tuesday. Afghanistan bowled well to dismiss the 1996 World Cup champions for just 201.
But faced with a rain-revised target of 187 in 41 overs under the Duckworth-Lewis method, Afghanistan — bidding for just their second win in a World Cup match and first over a Test nation — slumped to 152 all out.
DKODING | Nuwan Pradeep | CWC19
Nuwan Pradeep starred with the ball as Sri Lanka fought back to crush Afghanistan’s hopes of a memorable World Cup victory. Pradeep took a career-best four for 31.
DKODING | Lasith Malinga| CWC19
Lasith Malinga (3/39) rose to the occasion, helping Sri Lanka defend a revised meagre 187-run target in the given 41 overs. Malinga struck at both ends of the innings, finishing the match with a trademark yorker that bowled Hamid Hassan.
Other players who performed
DKODING | Kusal Perera| CWC19
Kusal Perera was the standout batsman for Lankan by smashing a decent score of 78. He led the team from the front in batting until Rashid Khan striked him.
DKODING | Mohammed Nabi | CWC19
Mohammad Nabi was the only bowler or we should say only Afghan player to put a fight from beginning. Nabi took 4 important wickets of Sri Lankans squad before the rain interrupted
The Rain Factor
Rain could not change the result of the game but it definately had its repucursions in the match. The thriller match was decided on the basis of Duck worth Lewis system (DLS). Sri Lanka prevailed upon Afghans by 34 runs.
Sri Lankan Captain Dimuth Karunaratane spoke up about the thrilling game against Afghanistan
Afghanistan – Afghanis have to go a long way still.
Sri Lanka – Bowling was at its best of the squad. In batting, only Thisara had his day others failed until the rain stopped their further testimony against Afghans.
To Sum up in less words :
Lankans poured water over dreams of Afghans.