Who Won? Afghanistan Vs Sri Lanka | 30th Match of World Cup 2023 – 30 Oct Match Performance, Scores Updates

Uswa Toheed

Who Won Afghanistan Vs Sri Lanka 30th Match of World Cup 2023 – 30 Oct Match Performance, Scores Updates

The 30th match of the ICC World Cup 2023 was played between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. The interesting match was taking place at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on October 30, 2023.

The toss went in Afghanistan’s favor and they elected to bowl first. While playing second, they chase the target easily. Sri Lanka has scored 241 runs in 49.3 overs. Furthermore, the Afghanistan team chased the target easily and scored 242 runs. In the same way, the Afghanistan team won the match by 7 wickets and 28 balls left. Fazalhaq Farooqi put on 4 wickets. He was declared the Player of the Match by getting the bowling figure of 4/34 in 10 overs.

 Playing XI

AfghanistanSri Lanka
Rahmanullah GurbazPathum Nissanka
Ibrahim ZadranDimuth Karunaratne
Rahmat ShahKusal Mendis (C)
Hashmatullah Shahidi (C)Sadeera Samarawickrama
Azmatullah OmarzaiCharith Asalanka
Ikram AlikhilDhananjaya de Silva
Mohammad NabiAngelo Mathews
Rashid KhanDushmantha Chameera
Mujeeb Ur RahmanMaheesh Theekshana
Naveen-ul-HaqKasun Rajitha
Fazalhaq FarooqiDilshan Madushanka

The Sri Lanka team is out of the semi-final race. Afghanistan can make chances for the top fours. They restricted the Sri Lankan batsman to a sub-par total. Moreover, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shadidi, and Azmatullah Omarzai made fifties. This was an easy chase after the loss of 3 wickets. Additionally, Afghanistan earned sixth place in the points table. The Afghanistan bowlers made a chance for the team after his death bowling. Sri Lankan batters feel trouble in front of Afghanistan spinners and fast bowlers too.

Afghanistan bowling against Sri Lanka

Firstly, the Sri Lankan team could not score runs with ease. Pathum Nissanak scored 46 runs off 60 balls. Kusal Mendis made 39 runs in 50 balls. The openers started the game with a slow run score. That’s why, the usage of balls was more than runs. They also played most dot balls. The first wicket dropped on 22 runs and Fazalhaq got this wicket. Then Pathum and Kusal took the score to 84 and unluckily the second wicket fell in the 19th over. Sadeera and Kusal tried to make a partnership to take the strong total. In addition, Sadeera scored 36 runs of which 3 boundaries were included.

In the whole inning, the Sri Lankan team was able to make 19 fours and hit only one six by Angelo Mathews. Similarly, he came to play at number seven and made 23 runs with the help of one four and one six. Likewise, Sri Lanka could not play a complete 50 overs. All wickets fell on the last over when 3 balls left. They offered only 241 runs to chase.

Sri Lanka bowling against Afghanistan

This is an easy chase. The Afghanistan team completed this target with great confidence. It seemed that they did not take any pressure. Moreover, Ibrahim Zadran and Rahmat Shah built a partnership of 111 runs and 73. 58 run-rate.

The opener batsman Rahmanullah could not score any runs and went back to the pavilion playing 4 balls. Further, after the wickets of Ibrahim, Rahmat, and Hashmatullah Shahidi the score up to 131. Ibrahim scored 39 runs in 57 deliveries. Hashmatullah Shahidi and Azmatullah Omarzai finished the game. Azmatullah played the last shot of the inning. Finally, the Afghanistan team fulfilled the target with the loss of 3 wickets and 28 balls remaining.

SL vs Afg, 30th match, Afg won

Sri Lankan bowlers grabbed only three wickets. Fazalhaq delivered 10 overs and took four wickets by giving 34 runs. Due to his performance, he was named the Player of the Match.

Scorecard of Both Teams

Sri Lanka Batting

Pathum Nissanka4660825076.66
Dimuth Karunaratne1521251071.42
Kusal Mendis (C)3950913078.00
Sadeera Samarawickrama3640423090.00
Charith Asalanka2228482078.57
Dhananjaya de Silva1426241053.84
Angelo Mathews2326611188.46
Dushmantha Chameera1450025.00
Maheesh Theekshana2931313193.54
Kasun Rajitha57140071.42
Dilshan Madushanka045000.00
Total24149.3 Ov

Afghanistan Bowling

Mujeeb Ur Rahman1003823.8000
Fazalhaq Farooqi1013443.4000
Azmatullah Omarzai703715.2810
Rashid Khan1005015.0020
Mohammad Nabi603305.5000

Afghanistan Batting

Rahmanullah Gurbaz042000.00
Ibrahim Zadran3957734168.42
Rahmat Shah62741217083.78
Hashmatullah Shahidi (C)58741322178.37
Azmatullah Omarzai73638063115.87
Total242/345.2 Ov

Sri Lanka Bowling

Dilshan Madushanka904825.3330
Kasun Rajitha1004814.8020
Angelo Mathews301806.0000
Dushmantha Chameera9.205105.4600
Maheesh Theekshana1005505.5030
Dhananjaya de Silva402105.2500

Uswa, a cricket admirer, provides keen and perceptive information. In the same way, she writes after proper and deep research and gives clear details.

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