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Twitter reaction to Sri Lanka winning Afghanistan by 4 wickets to win the first match of the 2022 AFC Asian Cup Super 4s

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Match 1 of the Super 4 stage of the 2022 AFC Asian Cup was held between the Sri Lanka national cricket team led by Dason Chanaka and the Afghanistan national cricket team led by Muhammad Nabi at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Saturday 3rd September.

The Sri Lankan national cricket team defeated the Afghanistan national cricket team by 4 wickets to avenge the defeat in the group stage and end Muhammad Nabi & Co’s tournament winning streak.

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Earlier, the Lankan Lions won the lottery, elected first in the game and did not make any changes to the eleventh play. On the other hand, the Afghan national cricket team made one change to the team as Samiullah Shinwari replaced the patient Azmatullah Omarzai.

Hitting first, Afghanistan was off to a very good start with openers Rehmanullah Gurbaz and Hazratullah Zazai breaking 40 throws in the first 4 times. Afghanistan lost its first small gate in the fifth inning after Hazratullah Zazai was cleaned by Dilshan Madushanka. At the end of the powerplay, the Afghan team was at 49/1.

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God bless Qorbaz. Photo: ACB

Meanwhile, 20-year-old Rehmanullah Gurbaz looked great and reached a half-century off 22 balls and after 10 times over Afghanistan he was at 83/1.

Gurbaz was sent off by Asitha Fernando in the 16th round of the match and played a very impressive 84 hits with a stroke rate of 186.67 and his innings consisted of 4 and 6.

Ibrahim Zadran (40) and Najibullah (17) also made good contributions with the bat. In the end, the team led by Muhammad Al-Nabi managed to score 175 points by losing 6 wickets.

Twitter reaction to Sri Lanka winning Afghanistan by 4 wickets to win the first match of the 2022 AFC Asian Cup Super 4s
Kosal Mendes. (Credits: Twitter)

Chasing the goal, the team led by Dason Shanaka got off to a great start as opening duo Pathum Nisanka and Kosal Mendes battled brilliantly. At the end of play, the Lankan Lions were at 57/0.

Naveen made the right to his team the first feat by clearing the menacing-looking Kosal Mendes, who scored 36 shots with a strike rate of 189.47, in the seventh inning. Soon, Mujibur Rahman sent the opening goal to Batum Nisanka, who scored 28 balls 35, in ninth place.

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Charith Asalanka again failed to perform well with the bats in the ongoing Asia Cup as he was cleaned up for 8 by Mohamed Nabi at the end of 12. Captain Dason Chanaka managed to make only a small contribution from 10 runs before being sent off by Mujibur Rahman at the end of the 15.

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Bhanukkah Rajapaksa (Image source: Twitter)

Also, Danushka Gunathilaka played a good hit 33 times before Rashid Khan tossed it in 17th place. In the end, a superb strike by Hanukkah Rajapaksa (31) and Wanindo Hasaranga (16) helped Sri Lanka win.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to the Afghanistan and Sri Lanka clash:

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