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World T20: Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 6 wickets 


Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) An unbeaten 56-ball 83 from Tillakaratne Dilshan ensured Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 6 wickets, while chasing a target of 154 in a World Twenty 20 encounter at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.

Skipper Angelo Mathews remained unconquered on 21 at the other end of the wicket. For Afghanistan, Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan picked up a wicket each.

Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) Following is the scorecard of the Sri Lanka versus Afghanistan World Twenty 20 game which was held at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.

Afghanistan:

Mohammad Shahzad c Chameera b Mathews 8
Noor Ali Zadran b Herath 20
Asghar Stanikzai c aChandimal b Perera 62
Karim Sadiq c Chandimal b Perera 0
Mohammad Nabi lbw b Herath 3
Samiullah Shenwari c Perera b Kulasekara 31
Shafiqullah c Thirimanne b Perera 5
Dawlat Zadran not out 5
Najibullah Zadran not out 12

Extras (lb 1, w 6) 7

Total (seven wickets; 20 overs) 153

Fall of wickets 1-12 (Mohammad Shahzad, 2.5 overs), 2-44 (Noor Ali Zadran, 8.1), 3-46 (Karim Sadiq, 9.3), 4-51 (Mohammad Nabi, 10.6), 5-112 (Samiullah Shenwari, 16.3), 6-132 (Shafiqullah, 18.4), 7-136 (Asghar Stanikzai, 18.6)

Bowling:

Angelo Mathews 3-0-17-1
Nuwan Kulasekara 4-0-43-1
Dushmantha Chameera 4-0-19-0
Rangana Herath 4-0-24-2
Thisara Perera 4-0-33-3
Milinda Siriwardana 1-0-16-0

Sri Lanka

Dinesh Chandimal c Samiullah Shenwari b Mohammad Nabi 18
Tillakaratne Dilshan not out 83
Lahiru Thirimanne b Rashid Khan 6
Thisara Perera run out (Mohammad Shahzad) 12
Chamara Kapugedra run out (Mohammad Nabi) 10
Angelo Mathews not out 21

Extras (b4,w1) 5

Total (four wickets;18.5 overs) 155

Fall of Wickets: 1-41 (Chandimal, 5.2 overs), 2-58 (Thirimanne, 8.4), 3-85 (Perera, 12.1), 4-113 (Kapugedra,15.1)

Bowling:

Karim Sadiq 2-0-21-0
Hamid Hassan 3.5-0-38-0
Dawlat Zadran 3-0-31-0
Mohammad Nabi 4-1-25-1
Rashid Khan 4-0-27-1
Samiullah Shenwari 2-0-9-0

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