SL vs AFG, 1st game, live score: Sri Lanka first to strike through Afghanistan.© TSWT
2022 Asia Cup, Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Live Updates: Sri Lanka eye recovery after losing four early wickets to Afghanistan in the opening match of the 2022 Asia Cup on Saturday. Fazalhaq Farooqi struck twice in the first over, before Naveen-ul-Haq added another in the next over. Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Danushka Gunathilaka have stabilized Sri Lanka after the power play. It is worth noting that Sri Lanka’s top pacer Dushmantha Chameera will miss the event as he has been banned from the continental event due to injury. Together with Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, they are in Group B, which has Bangladesh as the third team. Given the tough competition in the group, both Sri Lanka and Afghanistan will do their best to start their Asia Cup campaign on a winning note. (LIVE SCORING CARD)
Sri Lanka XI: Gunathilaka, Nissanka, K Mendis, Asalanka, Rajapaksa, Shanaka, Hasaranga, Karunaratne, Theekshana, Madushanka, Pathirana
Afghanistan XI: Zazai, Gurbaz, Zadran, Janat, Zadran, Nabi, Rashid, Omarzai, Naveen, Ur Rahman
Here are the live score updates of the Asia Cup match between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, direct from the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai:
Mujeeb strikes for Afghanistan
Gunathilaka tries the reverse sweep, but goes deep into the deep! Sri Lanka loses another wicket.
Danushka Gunathilaka c Karim Janat b Mujeeb Ur Rahman 17 (17)
Helped out with ease!
Brag it over fine paw and it goes all the way for a border! Gunathilaka makes the most of it
Excellent cover drive
Emphatically driven by Gunathilaka! He finds the opening to the cover area and the ball runs off in front of a boundary
Naveen-ul-Haq joins the party
Umpire immediately raises his hand! Sri Lanka calls for the TV referee and the replay shows a slight murmur on the snicko meter
Pathum Nissanka c Rahmanullah Gurbaz b Naveen-ul-Haq 3 (7)
Farooqi with a hat trick!
He squeezes it again sharply and Asalanka is misled. He doesn’t even bother to rate it.
Charith Asalanka lbw b Fazalhaq Farooqi 0 (1)
Farooqi strikes early!
LBW appeal rejected But Afghanistan review. Excellent review from them because Mendis has to leave?
Kusal Mendis lbw b Fazalhaq Farooqi 2 (4)
We are on the way!
First ball on the pads and Nissanka gently sweeps it along the leg side. He is next to it, and so is Sri Lanka.
Here are the teams
Sri Lanka: Gunathilaka, Nissanka, K Mendis, Asalanka, Rajapaksa, Shanaka, Hasaranga, Karunaratne, Theekshana, Madushanka, Pathirana
Afghanistan: Zazai, Gurbaz, Zadran, Janat, Zadran, Nabi, Rashid, Omarzai, Naveen, Ur Rahman
7:02 PM (IST)
Asia Cup Live: AFG WIN TOSS
Afghanistan wins the toss and captain Mohammad Nabi has chosen to bowl first.
Stay tuned for live action
6:46 PM (IST)
SL vs AFG 1st match: no Chameera for Sri Lanka
It is worth noting that Sri Lanka’s ace pacer Dushmantha Chameera has been banned from the continental event due to injury.
6:44 PM (IST)
Which team is in which group?
Group A consists of India, Pakistan and Hong Kong while Group B has Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
6:42 PM (IST)
Asia Cup format 2022
The tournament will be a T20 affair this year as it will be followed by the T20 World Cup. The tournament consists of six teams divided into two groups. The teams will play each other once in their respective groups before the top two teams from both groups advance to the Super 4s. After a round-robin phase in Super 4s, the top two teams will play the final.
6:32 PM (IST)
Hello everyone, welcome to space. Sri Lanka will play Afghanistan today in the opening match of the 2022 Asian Cup. You can get the livescore and other updates of the match here. Stay connected!