Afghanistan Vs Sri Lanka LIVE SCORE (odi)

Afghanistan Vs Sri Lanka At Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, 04 June, 2019

04 June, 2019
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

201/10 (36.5 ov)

Match 7

152/10 (32.4 ov)

Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 34 runs (D/L method)

Sri Lanka Afghanistan
201/10 (36.5 ov) - R/R 5.45 152/10 (32.4 ov) - R/R 4.65

Match Ended

Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 34 runs

This Over
1
0
6
0(W)
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Mujeeb Ur Rahman not out 1 1 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Lasith Malinga 6.4 0 39 3
Isuru Udana 6 0 28 1
Current Partnership Last Wicket 152/10 (32.4)

7 (7) R/R: 10.5

Hamid Hassan 6(5) S.R (120)

b Lasith Malinga
Highlights, Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match, Full Cricket Score: Sri Lanka win by 34 runs (D/L method)

Highlights, Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match, Full Cricket Score: Sri Lanka win by 34 runs (D/L method)

23:59 (IST)

Sri Lanka have opened their account in the World Cup with a win tonight. It was quite a match in which the momentum kept swinging. Sri Lanka made a good start but then endured a dramatic collapse. Rain delay was followed by a decent start of the chase by Afghanistan but Sri Lanka's experienced bowling proved to be too good on the day. Both sides need to improve their bating to do better going forward.

That's all from our side for tonight. India play their first match tomorrow and we will meet you guys for that game. Good night!

23:55 (IST)

Dimuth Karunaratne: We had a good start after a long time but then we lost a couple of wickets. That's the negative part but otherwise, the bowling and fielding was good. It's not easy to stay positive after losing the first match. We have experience of these conditions and that helped. We need to improve out batting in middle overs. 

23:53 (IST)

It will be a quick turnaround for the Sri Lankans who now travel to Bristol. Within seven days they would play Pakistan and Bangladesh and they should enjoy the conditions over there. This win by the way is Sri Lanka’s first win in Cardiff. They had previously lost six games in Cardiff before today. They owe it to their seamers. The batters need to show character.

Rex Clementine, Sri Lanka Correspondent

23:53 (IST)
23:52 (IST)

Gulbadin Naib, Afghanistan captain: We did not bowl right areas at the start. We lost the momentum from there. We missed it it there. Nabi bowled well. Wicket was not easy for the batter. I asked bowlers to hit the deck hard. They stopped them before 200. Target was not that much. We have been preparing for these moments in the last 2-3 months. We need to improve and build small partnerships. 

23:48 (IST)

Thisara Perera: "We knew the ball would do something in these conditions if you hit the right length. I'm normally a good fielder so I am happy to take a crucial catch. We have an experienced attack, we thought we could defend the total"

23:44 (IST)

Sri Lanka get out of jail eventually. A Lasith Malinga yorker has broken many a heart all these years and he has done it again. He cleans up Hamid Hassan. Sri Lanka  will feel relieved. What splendid effort by their seamers. Nuwan Pradeep was hero with career best four for 31. Then Malinga was too good for the tail as he has done time and again. Good back up by rest of the bowlers as well. Sri Lanka gain first points in the World Cup. They can move to Bristol with a sigh of relief but batsmen need to do a lot of work. Angelo Mathews need to be given a shake up for his casual approach with the bat. So is Kusal Mendis.

Rex Clementine, Sri Lanka Correspondent

23:44 (IST)
23:44 (IST)

Nuwan Pradeep is the Man of the Match for his bowing figures of 4/31

23:43 (IST)

This is also Sri Lanka's first win against a full-member team out of last 10 ODIs.

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

23:43 (IST)
23:43 (IST)

This is the first win for Sri Lanka at Cardiff out of six ODIs.

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

23:43 (IST)
23:40 (IST)
wkt

Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 34 runs!!

OUT! Hamid b Malinga 6(5) 

Malinga cleans up Hamid Hassan with his ever-so-reliable yorker to bring an end to Afghanistan's innings. Sri Lanka win their first match of this World Cup.

Highlights

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match 7 Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Updates: Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 34 runs!!!

Malinga cleans up Hamid Hassan with his ever-so-reliable yorker to bring an end to Afghanistan's innings. Sri Lanka win their first match of this World Cup.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Match 7, Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka at Sophia Gardens Cricket Ground in Cardiff, Preview: Both Afghanistan and Sri Lanka will look to bounce back from defeats when they meet each other at the Sophia Gardens Cricket Ground in Cardiff for their ICC Cricket World Cup match.

Meanwhile, Dimuth Karunaratne urged his Sri Lanka flops to stay positive after they were jeered by angry fans during Saturday's embarrassing 10-wicket loss to New Zealand in their opening match of the World Cup.

Sri Lanka crashed to 136 all out after being put into bat first in Cardiff and the Black Caps chased down the modest target in 16.1 overs.

Martin Guptill, hitting 73, and Colin Munro, scoring 58, hammered the runs after pacemen Matt Henry and Lockie Ferguson claimed three wickets each against hapless Sri Lanka.

But skipper Karunaratne, who stood out with his unbeaten 52, said all is not lost as long as his players don't dwell on the defeat.

"I think we have another eight games to go. We need to (keep our) chin up and play very well," Karunaratne said in the post-match press conference.

"We need to see what we have. On the back end we need to get some partnerships, (and in) the middle part. Those are the key areas. We're looking forward to doing it."

The 1996 champions were on the receiving end of some booing by a group of Sri Lankan fans who were frustrated by the tame nature of their team's loss.

Karunaratne will hope that his team will fight back against Afghanistan and clinch the victory.

Squad

Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Hazratullah ZazaiRahmat ShahHashmatullah ShahidiAsghar AfghanMohammad NabiNajibullah ZadranGulbadin Naib(c), Rashid KhanDawlat ZadranMujeeb Ur RahmanNoor Ali ZadranSamiullah ShenwariAftab AlamHamid Hassan.

Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne  (c), Suranga LakmalIsuru UdanaLasith MalingaKusal Mendis (wk), Kusal Perera (wk), Nuwan PradeepSuranga LakmalJeevan MendisThisara PereraLahiru ThirimanneJeffrey VandersayMilinda SiriwardanaAvishka FernandoDhananjaya de Silva.

With inputs from AFP

Updated Date: June 05, 2019 00:27:21 IST

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