Match Details

AFG vs SL 2nd T20, AFG vs SL 2024

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Sri Lanka won by 72 runs 🏆
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F Farooqi Logo
F Farooqi Jersy
4s: 0
6s: 0
N Ahmad Logo
N Ahmad Jersy
4s: 0
6s: 0
M Pathirana Logo
M Pathirana Jersy



M Pathirana

Econ: 7.33
15th Over:
= 6
Last Over:
= 3
This Over:
= 5
AFGAFG - 2nd Innings
6 Over 5040
10 Over 6570
15 Over 103107
SLSL - 1st Innings
6 Over 5155
10 Over 8587
15 Over 128122
20 Over 169187


Inn 1
Inn 2
That brings an end to our coverage for this game. Keep joining us for more cricketing action all around the globe. For now, this is Akshay Bhide, signing off, on behalf of my co-commentator Deepak Prakash and scorer Chandan Kr Singh. Tata. Bye Bye.
Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka Skipper): “Of course, credit goes to the batters. They batted really well. You know, the openers did a really good job and after that, Sadeera and Angelo finished well. If we get past 170, I trust my bowlers to defend it.

(About getting to 100 T20I wickets) Still a long way to go. But I trust my variations and I want to do well for the team.

I want to test our bench strength. We have four games left before the T20 World Cup, we want to prepare well.”
Ibrahim Zadran (Afghanistan Skipper): “To be honest, I’m happy with the decision. We were good in the first 10-15 overs. The plan that was given to the bowlers, they failed to execute and we also failed to execute the plans while batting.

We were trying to have a good start in the powerplay. If you look at the ground, it’s pretty big. We were looking to get a good start and have some momentum and get to 180.

There is no difference in the wicket that we played in the first T20I. It’s about the mind in cricket. If we execute plans well, we will get the results.”
Angelo Mathews (Player of the Match): “Yeah. Feeling pretty good. Obviously, I got some tightness in the hamstring in the last game. But happy to walk out for the game and felt pretty good. Whatever the team management wants me to do, I’m happy with it.

I was struggling a bit early in the innings but Sadeera also played really well. That was the plan for him to bat till the 17th or 18th over. But I thought his innings helped me a lot. He was holding one end and it helped me finish on a high. We had to bowl good lines and lengths and did well while defending the total

Also, a big thanks to the Dambulla crowd. It was a sell-out in the first two games and a big thanks to everyone."
Player of the Match: Angelo Mathews
Wanindu Hasaranga completes 100 T20I wickets.
10:18 PM IST, Local Time: That’s it. Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 72 runs in the second T20I and take an unassailable lead in the three-match series. Their batters set up things beautifully by posting a formidable total on the board before their bowlers stepped up and knocked over Afghanistan. 

Chasing 188, Afghanistan got off to a disastrous start. Angelo Mathews dismissed Hazratullah Zazai (1) in the very first over. In-form Ibrahim Zadran (10) fell to give Mathews his second. Rahmanullah Gurbaz (13) was looking good before getting trapped in front of the stumps by Maheesh Theekshana. Gulbadin Naib (4) and Azmatullah Omarzai (0) fell in a single over as Afghanistan were reduced to 31/5.

Mohammad Nabi along with Karim Janat tried to resurrect the innings and stitched 39 between them before the former fell on 27. Janat hit some lusty blows but he lacked support from the other end. He was dismissed on 28 and the Afghans got bundled out on 115 in 17 overs as they lost the game by 72 runs. Mathews, Binura Fernando, Wanindu Hasaranga and Matheesha Pathirana grabbed two scalps each as they defended the total successfully.

Earlier, Sri Lanka were asked to bat first and they got off to a flying start. Pathum Nissanka (25) and Kusal Mendis (23) put a quickfire 45 between them before both fell in quick succession. Sadeera Samarawickrama looked good at the crease. Dhananjaya de Silva departed after scoring a run-a-ball 14. Skipper Wanindu Hasaranga was dismissed after playing a cameo of 22 off nine balls.

Samarawickrama held the innings nicely from one end and Angelo Mathews joined him as both went berserk in the death overs. Both Samarawickrama (51) and Mathews (42*) put 66 between them off just 34 balls to power Sri Lanka to 187/6 at the end of their 20 overs. Azmatullah Omarzai and Mohammad Nabi picked up two wickets each for Afghanistan but the former was on the expensive side. Their batters then faltered and failed to chase it down.
Noor Ahmad
Matheesha Pathirana
16.6 M Pathirana to F Farooqi
W GONE. Pathirana picks the final wicket and puts an end to this contest. Bowls a good length delivery outside off, Farooqi moves away to the leg side and looks to lift it over covers but gets it right off the toe end of the bat. He hits it to covers where Shanaka times his jump perfectly to take a good catch above his head. With this, Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 72 runs.
16.5 M Pathirana to F Farooqi
2 A low full toss on the stumps, 148 kmph, Farooqi swings at it and gets it off the inside half of the bat through square leg for a couple of runs.
16.4 M Pathirana to F Farooqi
0 151 kmph. Fuller delivery around off, Farooqi digs out in front of mid wicket.
16.4 M Pathirana to F Farooqi
WD Aonther wide. A yorker but down leg and wide signaled by the umpire. Good take from Mendis behind the stumps.
16.4 M Pathirana to F Farooqi
WD A low full toss from Pathirana but down leg and has to reload that one. Wide signaled.