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Asia Cup 2022, Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Live Score Updates: Bhanuka Rajapaksa Solid But Sri Lanka Lose Wickets At Other End

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Asia Cup 2022, SL vs AFG Live Updates:Afghanistan are in control of the proceedings against Sri Lanka in the opening match of the Asia Cup at the Dubai International Stadium. The hosts are six wickets down after Afghanistan elected to bowl. Bhanuka Rajapaksa is fighting a lone battle with the willow and is batting in his 30s. For Afghanistan, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman and Fazalhaq Farooqi have taken two wickets each, so far. Naveen-ul-Haq has also bagged a wicket. Farooqi struck twice in the first over to dismiss Kusal Perera and Charith Asalanka, before Naveen-ul-Haq got the better of Pathum Nissanka in the next over. Rajapaksa and Danushka Gunthilaka added 44 runs for the fourth wicket before Mujeeb-ur-Rahman gave the latter his marching orders. Wanindu Hasaranga miscued Mujeeb’s delivery and was caugh at mid-off by Mohammad Nabi, who then dismissed Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka in the 11th over. (LIVE SCORECARD)

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 straight from Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai:

  • 20:35 (IST)

    Captain gets captain!

    Nabi strikes first ball! Dangled his bat wide outside off and gets a faint edge on it. Golden duck for Shanaka

    Dasun Shanaka c Rahmanullah Gurbaz b Mohammad Nabi 0 (1)

  • 20:32 (IST)

    Sri Lanka lose Hasaranga as well

    Hasaranga skied this to mid-off, where Mohammad Nabi made no mistake. Poor batting

    Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva c Mohammad Nabi b Mujeeb Ur Rahman 2 (8)

  • 20:19 (IST)

    Mujeeb strikes for Afghanistan

    Gunathilaka tries the reverse sweep but holes out in the deep! Sri Lanka lose another wicket.

    Danushka Gunathilaka c Karim Janat b Mujeeb Ur Rahman 17 (17)

  • 20:06 (IST)

    Helped away with ease!

    Scoops it over fine leg and it goes all the way for a boundary! Gunathilaka making the most of it

  • 20:00 (IST)

    Excellent cover drive

    Driven emphatically by Gunathilaka! He finds the gap towards the cover region and ball races away for a boundary

  • 19:52 (IST)

    Naveen-ul-Haq joins the party

    Umpire raises his finger straightaway! Sri Lanka ask for the TV umpire and the replay shows a slight murmur on the snicko meter

    Pathum Nissanka c Rahmanullah Gurbaz b Naveen-ul-Haq 3 (7)

  • 19:42 (IST)

    Farooqi on a hattrick!

    This one nips back in sharply and Asalanka is caught wrongfooted. He doesn’t even bother to review it.

    Charith Asalanka lbw b Fazalhaq Farooqi 0 (1)

  • 19:39 (IST)

    Farooqi strikes early!

    LBW appeal turned down But Afghanistan review. Excellent review from them as Mendis has to depart

    Kusal Mendis lbw b Fazalhaq Farooqi 2 (4)

  • 19:33 (IST)

    We are underway!

    First ball on the pads and Nissanka gently flicks this down the leg side. He is off the mark, and so are Sri Lanka.

  • 19:23 (IST)

    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

  • 19:02 (IST)

    Asia Cup Live: AFG WIN TOSS

    Afghanistan wins the toss and captain Mohammad Nabi has elected to bowl first.

    Stay tuned for live action

  • 18:46 (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 ruled out of the continental event due to injury.

  • 18:44 (IST)

    Which team is in which group?

    Group A comprises of India, Pakistan and Hong Kong, while Group B has Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

  • 18:42 (IST)

    2022 Asia Cup format

    The tournament this year will be a T20 affair as it will be followed by T20 World Cup. The tournament features six teams divided into two groups. The teams 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 stage in Super 4s, the top two teams will play the final.

  • 18:32 (IST)

    Helo guys!

    Hello everyone, welcome to the space. Sri Lanka play against Afghanistan in the opening match of Asia Cup 2022 today. You will get the live score and other updates from the match here. Stay connected!

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