Afghanistan lost to Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in a Gathering 1 match in Brisbane on Tuesday. The misfortune saw the Mohammed Nabi-drove side getting taken out of the race for the semi-finals of T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia. Given it was a must-dominate match for Afghanistan, their headliner Rashid Khan did the best that he can with it on the field, in a bid to obtain a positive outcome for his side. He scored 9 runs off 8 balls and returned figures of 2 for 31 out of four overs prior to getting harmed while attempting to save a limit.
It was the principal wad of the penultimate over on which Dhananjaya de Silva played a force shot that passed the mid-on defender. Rashid Khan, who was positioned at profound mid-wicket, raced on his left side and slid on his right knee to save the limit. During the interaction, the twist wizard hurt himself. He was removed the ground after the physio kept an eye on him.
Discussing the match, Wanindu Hasaranga drove an enlivened bowling exertion before Dhananjaya hit a fine fifty as Sri Lanka kept their semi-finals trusts bursting at the seams with a success over Afghanistan. Secret spinner Hasaranga (3/13) and pacer Lahiru Kumara (2/30) divided five wickets between themselves to confine Afghanistan to 144 for 8. Dhananjaya then assumed command over the Sri Lankan innings with a strokeful unbeaten 66 not out off 42 balls, as the dominant Asia Cup champions went too far with nine balls in excess.