Today in the Asia Cup 2023, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka are ready to face off against each other at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore. Both teams boost a daunting line-up making the game highly competitive and thrilling showdown. The match is currently underway, and excitement levels are at their peak. It’s certainly a thrilling spectacle for cricket enthusiasts to enjoy.
To specify, Dasun Shanka captains the Sri Lankan team and Hashmatullah Shahidi is leading the Afghanistan team.
Sri Lanka emerged victorious in their First Match against Bangladesh. Notably, Sri Lanka knocked out their opponents with a margin of 164 runs during the first innings. An impressive batting display has been showcased by Shanto, scoring a substantial amount of runs. Conversely, other players are dismissed easily. Meanwhile, Samarawickrama contributed 54 and Aslanka 62 runs to the total score. Sri Lanka cherished their triumph by taking 5 wickets in hand.
In contrast, Afghanistan had a challenging start as they faced an 89-run defeat by hand of Bangladesh. Bangladesh hoarded an awe-inspiring total of 344 runs along with 5 wickets loss. This impressive score was accelerated by 2 centuries; Najmal Shanto scored 104 and Mehidy Hasan Mirza scored 112 runs. Regrettably, Team Afghanistan was dismissed for 245 runs, despite Ibrahim Zardan’s valiant effort, where he scored 75 runs against Bangladesh.
The rivalry is ongoing. Sri Lanka won the toss the opted to bat first. The outcome is uncertain for now but one thing is certain Afghanistan must secure a victory to solidify its standing. Moreover, they require a substantial margin of victory to secure a position in the Top Two of Group B. The situation remains fluid, and clarity will emerge once Sri Lanka sets for Afghanistan.
When considering a run rate, Afghanistan holds a negative run rate following their defeat to Bangladesh. Conversely, Sri Lanka has the upper hand with a positive run rate.
Afghanistan needs 11 runs on 80 balls. It is probable that Afghanistan can win the match.
The match has taken a U-turn and Sri Lanka won by 2 runs