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AFG152(32.4ov)SL201(36.5ov)

Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 34 runs (D/L method)
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Nuwan Pradeep

32.4Malinga to Hassan

W
OUT! TIMBER! Perfect yorker and SRI LANKA WIN BY 34 RUNS (DLS METHOD)! Toe-crusher from Lasith Malinga. Bowls a yorker on middle, Hassan looks to dig it out but misses it and gets bowled. You can hear the sound of the death rattle.

32.3Malinga to Hassan

6
SIX! Powerful shot. Full on leg, Hassan lofts it cleanly over long on for a biggie.

32.2Malinga to Hassan

0
Bowls a short delivery outside off, Hassan looks to pull but misses it.

32.1Malinga to Rahman

1
Bowls a yorker on leg, Mujeeb flicks it towards leg side for a single.

31.7Udana to Zadran

W
OUT! A run out ends Najibullah's fighting innings. A bit unfortunate for him too. Full and outside off, Zadran drives it towards mid off and sets off for a single. Dimuth Karunaratne fields it at that position and has a shy at the bowler's end. Najibullah has to run around the bowler and hence loses a big chunk of time. It is a direct hit and Zadran is well short!

31.6Udana to Zadran

0
Outside off, a short ball, another hook and a miss.

31.5Udana to Zadran

0
A good short ball, Najibullah backs away, missing out on the pull. He looks at the square leg umpire but does not get a wide. Is furious with himself.

31.4Udana to Zadran

1
FOUR! Off the outside edge! Full and outside off, Najibullah swings hard but gets a thick outside edge which beats third man to his right. Hang on. It is a no ball because three fielders are inside the circle instead of 5!

31.3Udana to Zadran

0
Another short ball, right at the face of the batsman, Zadran backs away, looking to play a paddle-pull but misses.

31.2Udana to Zadran

4
FOUR! Up and over! Short and outside off, Najibullah backs away and slaps it over cover. Nearly goes all the way!

31.1Udana to Zadran

0
On a good length outside off, Najibullah feels for it but misses.

30.7Malinga to Hassan

0
The batsman just manages to keep the yorker out. Good ball bowled by the bowler. 1 run and a wicket from the over. Terrific over from Lasith Malinga.

30.6Malinga to Hassan

0
Another yorker, pushed towards mid on.

30.5Malinga to Zadran

W
OUT! BOWLED! A Malinga special. Yorker, you miss, he hits. Dawlat makes room and looks to dig it out but misses it and gets bowled. Beautiful bowling from Malinga. Sri Lanka are two wickets away from winning the match.

30.4Malinga to Zadran

0
Low full toss on middle, Dawlat flicks it to mid-wicket.

30.3Malinga to Zadran

0
OUCH! Bowls a quick short delivery, Dawlat takes his eyes off the ball and looks to pull but misses it and gets hit on the grille of the helmet.

30.2Malinga to Zadran

0
Good ball from Malinga. Bowls a yorker on middle, Dawlat does well to dig it out and plays it to mid on.

30.1Malinga to Zadran

WD
WIDE! Bowls a slower ball down the leg side, Dawlat looks to flick but misses it.

29.6Lakmal to Zadran

0
Outside off, a play and a miss.

29.5Lakmal to Zadran

1
Full on middle, driven through mid on for a quick run. Dawlat is hobbling around...

29.4Lakmal to Zadran

0
Another back foot punch towards the bowler.

29.3Lakmal to Zadran

0
Outside off, punched back to the bowler.

29.2Lakmal to Zadran

0
Outside off, punched off the back foot.

29.1Lakmal to Zadran

1
On a length outside off, worked through mid-wicket for a single.

28.6Pradeep to Zadran

0
Bowls a bouncer, Dawlat lets it sail through to the keeper.

28.5Pradeep to Zadran

1
On a length on middle, Najibullah flicks it towards square leg for a single.

28.4Pradeep to Zadran

2
Length delivery on middle, Najibullah flicks it towards square leg. The batsmen pick up a couple. In the process, Dawlat Zadran is struggling with his running here.

28.3Pradeep to Zadran

0
Bowls a bouncer outside off, Najibullah does well to leave it.

28.2Pradeep to Zadran

0
IN THE AIR BUT SAFE! Lakmal bowls it full and outside off, Najibullah lofts it over point where the fielder goes for the catch but it falls just short of him. The batsmen decide against the run.

28.1Pradeep to Zadran

0
BEATEN! Good shape on this one. Good length delivery outside off, Najibullah looks to poke at this one but misses it due to the away movement on this one.

27.6Lakmal to Zadran

0
A bouncer outside off, Dawlat ducks to let that through.

27.5Lakmal to Zadran

1
Outside off, pushed to point for a quick run again.

27.4Lakmal to Zadran

1
Around off, worked through mid-wicket for a quick single.

27.3Lakmal to Zadran

0
A short ball, down the leg side, Dawlat looks to hook but misses.

27.2Lakmal to Zadran

0
Outside off, punched off the back foot.

27.1Lakmal to Zadran

1
On a good length outside off, punched through the covers for a single.

26.6Pradeep to Zadran

0
Played to the point region by the batsman.

26.5Pradeep to Zadran

0
Outside off, Zadran feels for it but misses.

26.4Pradeep to Zadran

4
MISFIELD, FOUR! Fielding in shambles. You stop, I stop, ahhh... the ball goes through. Full and around off, Dawlat drives this down the ground. First, Pradeep tries to stop it by getting down to his right. Misses. Second, Lasith Malinga gets across from mid on and slides but misses. Angelo Mathews then gets across from mid off and cannot stop it either! He gets up, runs after the ball, gets to it but takes it along with him into the ropes!

26.3Pradeep to Zadran

0
Full and around off, driven straight to mid off.
Dawlat Zadran comes in at number 9. All he needs to do is hang in there with Najibullah.

26.1Pradeep to Khan

W
OUT! BOWLED! Is that the second-last nail in the coffin? Pradeep has turned it around for the Lankans. This is pure fast bowling. On a length, around off, Rashid looks to defend but the ball jags back in, takes the front pad and then hits the stumps! 64 more needed from 89 balls.

25.6Lakmal to Zadran

0
Outside off, solidly defended from the crease.

25.5Lakmal to Zadran

0
Full and around off, solidly defended.

25.4Lakmal to Zadran

0
Outside off, punched back down the ground.