Dubai, Abu Dhabi (September 17, 2018): Afghanistan defeated Sri Lanka by 91 runs and threw them out of Asia Cup 2018 on Monday at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Chasing 250, Sri Lanka were all out for 158 in 52 balls to spare. They lost their second consecutive match by 91 runs.Rehmat Shah’s 72-run knock helped Afghanistan to post a relatively moderate total of 249 runs in its first-round match against wayward Sri Lankans, who had lost to Bangladesh in the opening match.
Winning the toss, Afghanistan elected to bat first and were all out for 249 in exact fifty oversTheir main scorers were Rehmat Shah (72), Ihsanullah (45), Hashmatullah Shahidi (37) and Mohammad Shahzad (34).
Sri Lanka was completely outplayed by Bangladesh in the Asia Cup 2018 opener and will need to beat Afghanistan to stay alive in the tournament. Afghanistan, meanwhile, will be looking to start their Asia Cup campaign with a win, which will assure them a place in the Super Four.