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Afghanistan beat Sri Lanka by eight wickets

Update : 28 Aug 2022, 11:47

Afghanistan beat Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the opening match of the Asia Cup at the Dubai International Stadium on August 27.

Batting first, Sri Lanka scored 105 runs all out in 19.4 overs, while Afghanistan achieved the target in 10.1 overs for the loss of two wickets.

Hazratullah Zazai hit an unbeaten 37 while Rahmanullah Gurbaz scored a quickfire 38 at the top of the order. Earlier, Fazalhaq Farooqi starred with a spell of three for 11 as Afghanistan bowled out Sri Lanka for 105.

Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva picked up a wicket for Sri Lanka. Bhanuka Rajapaksa remained the top scorer for Sri Lanka as he scored 38 runs.

Fazalhaq Farooqi took three wickets and was declared man of the match.

In 13 matches from August 27 to September 11, across Dubai and Sharjah, the top six teams from Asia will be vying for the trophy which was established 38 years ago co-incidentally in the UAE.


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