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Afghanistan register upset by beating Sri Lanka by 8 wickets in Asia Cup opener Afghanistan-SriLanka
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Afghanistan register upset by beating Sri Lanka by 8 wickets in Asia Cup opener

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 27 Aug 2022, 10:58 pm

Dubai: Afghanistan created an upset in the very first match of the Asia Cup as the side beat Sri Lanka by eight wickets here on Saturday.

After bowling out Sri Lanka for 105 runs, Afghanistan batsmen reached the target of 106 runs by losing to wickets with 59 balls to spare.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (40) and Hazratullah Zazai  (37*) remained the top scorers for the squad to help Afghanistan reach the target easily at the end.

Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva picked up a wicket for Sri Lanka.

Fazalhaq Farooqi, earlier, picked up three wickets, as Afghanistan bowled out Sri Lanka for 105 runs.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa remained the top scorer for Sri Lanka as he scored 38 runs.