SL vs AFG, 1st Match, Live Score: Sri Lanka put in to bat first by Afghanistan.© AFP
Asia Cup 2022, Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Live Updates: Sri Lanka are three wickets down against Afghanistan in the opening game of the Asia Cup 2022 on Saturday. Fazalhaq Farooqi struck twice in the first over, before Naveen-ul-Haq added another blow. It is worth noting that Sri Lanka’s ace pacer Dushmantha Chameera will miss the event as he has been ruled out of the continental event due to injury. Along with Sri Lanka and Afghanistan are in Group B, which has Bangladesh as the third team. Given the tough competition in the group, both Sri Lanka and Afghanistan will try best to start their Asia Cup campaign on a winning note. (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:
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)
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)
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)
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.
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
Asia Cup Live: AFG WIN TOSS
Afghanistan wins the toss and captain Mohammad Nabi has elected to bowl first.
Stay tuned for live action
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.
Which team is in which group?
Group A comprises of India, Pakistan and Hong Kong, while Group B has Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
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.
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