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Afghanistan scored 153 against Sri Lanka

Afghanistan scored 153 against Sri Lanka

By Manik Banerjee | | 17 Mar 2016, 09:51 pm
Kolkata, Mar 17 (IBNS) Guided by a gutsy 62 by skipper Ashgar Stanikzad, Afghanistan scored a fighting 153 by losing seven wickets in their first Super Ten league outing of the ICC World T20 against Sri Lanka here on Thursday.

After winning the toss, Afgan captain  rightly selected to bat and made fine use of the  nice Eden wicket.

Ashgar ,who opened the innings , led from the front  and punished  Sri Lankan bowlers  to guide their total to a fighting one before he was  caught by  Chandimaloff Perera  in their 19th over of the innings.

He played 47 balls  and hit three boundaries and  delighted  the crowd with four mighty sixes.

Ashgar in his fine effort was ably supported by  Samiullah Sherwani and Noor Ali Zardan who made 31 and 20 respectively.

N C T C Pereira was pick of the Sri Lankan bowlers who bagged  three Afgan scalps conceding 33 runs during the  four overs he bowled.