So, World T20 2016 is turning out to be an interesting tournament so far with interesting thrillers. This Super 10 match between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka is another interesting one. Let’s see who took the victory. Find out below!
In this match, Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat first. Now, it was a pretty clever decision because there must be something that Afghanistan must be looking for. Their opening worked well, but the wicket of Mohammad Shahzad was taken quiet earlier. Now it was all about Noor Ali Zadran and Asghar Stanikzai, who stayed down there and progressed the game to their favor. After Zadran’s wicket, Samiullah Shenwari played a good knock of 31 runs. But the main credit goes to Asghar for his outstanding knock of 62 runs. He proved to be a key role-playing batsman against Sri Lanka and it was a huge pressure on them. So, with wickets falling down and score board going, Afghanistan managed to score 153 runs which was now all about being defended. Sri Lankan bowlers worked well, but still it was a huge target. So, now it depends on Sri Lankan batsmen who need to work hard! Let’s see how it goes for them.
In the 2nd innings, Afghani bowlers were now given a mission to defend the game and they really worked hard. They dismissed Dinesh Chandimal earlier, but Dilshan was still out there as an opener. So, pressure is not over yet. Dilshan played wonderfully, besides Afghani bowlers were working hard to take others out as soon as possible. But, the main wicket was Dilshan and he was out there to punish the bowlers hardly. Dilshan’s knock of 83 runs helped Sri Lanka to win the game, otherwise it had been quiet very difficult to stand a chance. Still Afghanistan was bit poor with their fielding and that’s what costed them the match mainly. But well, in the end, Sri Lanka won the match by 6 wickets with 7 balls still remaining. Congratulations to Sri Lanka for this breathtaking win!
So, Afghanistan really have to improve themselves with all aspects; fielding mainly. That’s where they were witnessed to be quiet low! Overall, they are much improved as they putted the world-class team almost under pressure. They fought really hard!
So, what do you think about Afghanistan’s further performances in this tournament? How about Sri Lanka’s performance in this tournament? Dilshan was declared as Man Of The Match. Any words for him? Share your thoughts!
Don’t forget to check out the previous match of the tournament: World T20 2016: 15th Match (Super 10), England vs West Indies (Summary)
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