Wanindu Hasaranga drove a propelled bowling exertion before Dhananjaya de Silva hit a fine fifty as Sri Lanka kept their elimination rounds trusts buzzing with a six-wicket prevail upon Afghanistan in the T20 World Cup, at the Gabba in Brisbane on Tuesday. Secret spinner Hasaranga (3/13) and pacer Lahiru Kumara (2/30) divided five wickets between themselves to limit Afghanistan to 144 for 8. Dhananjaya then, at that point, assumed command over the Sri Lankan innings with a strokeful unbeaten 66 off 42 balls as the prevailing Asia Cup champions went too far with nine balls in excess.
With the success, Sri Lanka move up to the third spot in bunch 1. Afghanistan, then again, exited semi-last dispute. Shielding an unobtrusive aggregate, Sri Lanka got going great however Mujeeb ur Rahman (2/24) created a main edge to check the finish of Pathum Nissanka (10) putting the Sri Lankans under tension. Fazalhaq Farooqi (1/22) bowled a lady in the accompanying over to fix the screws.
Nonetheless, Kusal Mendis (25) hit consecutive limits in the following over, both over midwicket as Sri Lanka delayed to 28 for 1 in the Powerplay. Rashid Khan (2/31) struck in his first over as Mendis went for a planned compass yet top-edged for the guardian to get it. While the Afghans attempted to fabricate tension by bowling specks, Sri Lanka kept on scoring at a sound rate, draining limits and sixes occasionally.
Rashid’s second over went for 14 runs as de Silva hit a four down fine leg before trudge clearing the star spinner over profound mid-wicket for a six. Dhananjaya proceeded with the surge with a six off Mohammad Nabi in the following over to keep the necessary run rate inside seven.
Along with Charith Asalanka (19), Dhananjaya sewed a 54-run stand followed by a 42-run organization with Bhanuka Rajapaksa (18) to take Sri Lanka to triumph. Prior, while the Afghans had the option to line a couple of organizations at the top, Sri Lanka did well to strike at customary stretches.