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Afghanistan win by 91 runs, knock Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup

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ABU DHABI, Sept 18 (PTI) Afghanistan knocked five-time champions Sri Lanka out of the Asia Cup with a 91-run win here on Monday, the result reflecting the rise of the cricketers from the strife-torn nation and the fall of the once all-conquering islanders.

Opting to bat after winning the toss, Afghanistan were all out for 249 in 50 over on a pitch that looked to be on the slower side. Sri Lanka were all out for 158 in 41.2 overs.

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Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad lbw b Dananjaya 34, Ihsanullah Janat lbw b Dananjaya 45, Rahmat Shah c Thisara Perera b Chameera 72, Asghar Afghan lbw b S Jayasuriya 1, Hashmatullah Shahidi b Thisara Perera 37, Mohammad Nabi c Thisara Perera b Malinga 15, Najibullah Zadran b Thisara Perera 12, Gulbadin Naib c Dananjaya b Thisara Perera 4, Rashid Khan b Thisara Perera 13, Aftab Alam not out 7, Mujeeb Ur Rahman b Thisara Perera 0. Extras: (lb-2, w-7) 9. Total: (All out in 50 overs) 249. Fall of wickets: 57-1, 107-2, 110-3, 190-4, 203-5, 222-6, 227-7, 242-8, 249-9. Bowling: Lasith Malinga 10-0-66-1, Dushmantha Chameera 10-2-43-1, Thisara Perera 9-0-55-5, Akila Dananjaya 10-0-39-2, Dhananjaya de Silva 5-0-22-0, Shehan Jayasuriya 6-0-22-1.

Sri Lanka: Kusal Mendis lbw b Mujeeb 0, Upul Tharanga c Asghar Afghan b Naib 36, Dhananjaya de Silva run out 23, Kusal Perera b Rashid Khan 17, Angelo Mathews c Rashid Khan b Nabi 22, Shehan Jayasuriya run out 14, Thisara Perera b Naib 28, Dasun Shanaka b Mujeeb 0, Akila Dananjaya b Nabi 2, Lasith Malinga lbw b Rashid Khan 1, Dushmantha Chameera not out 2. Extras: (b-2, lb-5, w-6) 13. Total: (All out in 41.2 overs) 158. Fall of wickets: 0-1, 54-2, 86-3, 88-4, 108-5, 143-6, 144-7, 153-8, 156-9. Bowling: Mujeeb Ur Rahman 9-1-32-2, Aftab Alam 7-0-34-0, Gulbadin Naib 8-0-29-2, Mohammad Nabi 10-1-30-2, Rashid Khan 7.2-0-26-2. � PTI

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Afghanistan win by 91 runs, knock Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup

ABU DHABI, Sept 18 (PTI) Afghanistan knocked five-time champions Sri Lanka out of the Asia Cup with a 91-run win here on Monday, the result reflecting the rise of the cricketers from the strife-torn nation and the fall of the once all-conquering islanders.

Opting to bat after winning the toss, Afghanistan were all out for 249 in 50 over on a pitch that looked to be on the slower side. Sri Lanka were all out for 158 in 41.2 overs.

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Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad lbw b Dananjaya 34, Ihsanullah Janat lbw b Dananjaya 45, Rahmat Shah c Thisara Perera b Chameera 72, Asghar Afghan lbw b S Jayasuriya 1, Hashmatullah Shahidi b Thisara Perera 37, Mohammad Nabi c Thisara Perera b Malinga 15, Najibullah Zadran b Thisara Perera 12, Gulbadin Naib c Dananjaya b Thisara Perera 4, Rashid Khan b Thisara Perera 13, Aftab Alam not out 7, Mujeeb Ur Rahman b Thisara Perera 0. Extras: (lb-2, w-7) 9. Total: (All out in 50 overs) 249. Fall of wickets: 57-1, 107-2, 110-3, 190-4, 203-5, 222-6, 227-7, 242-8, 249-9. Bowling: Lasith Malinga 10-0-66-1, Dushmantha Chameera 10-2-43-1, Thisara Perera 9-0-55-5, Akila Dananjaya 10-0-39-2, Dhananjaya de Silva 5-0-22-0, Shehan Jayasuriya 6-0-22-1.

Sri Lanka: Kusal Mendis lbw b Mujeeb 0, Upul Tharanga c Asghar Afghan b Naib 36, Dhananjaya de Silva run out 23, Kusal Perera b Rashid Khan 17, Angelo Mathews c Rashid Khan b Nabi 22, Shehan Jayasuriya run out 14, Thisara Perera b Naib 28, Dasun Shanaka b Mujeeb 0, Akila Dananjaya b Nabi 2, Lasith Malinga lbw b Rashid Khan 1, Dushmantha Chameera not out 2. Extras: (b-2, lb-5, w-6) 13. Total: (All out in 41.2 overs) 158. Fall of wickets: 0-1, 54-2, 86-3, 88-4, 108-5, 143-6, 144-7, 153-8, 156-9. Bowling: Mujeeb Ur Rahman 9-1-32-2, Aftab Alam 7-0-34-0, Gulbadin Naib 8-0-29-2, Mohammad Nabi 10-1-30-2, Rashid Khan 7.2-0-26-2. � PTI

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