Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Weather Forecast And Pitch Report of Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah – Asia Cup 2022, Super 4, Match 1


Sri Lanka takes on Afghanistan in the first match of the Super 4 stage of Asia Cup 2022 in Sharjah on September 3, Saturday. Both the teams qualified from group A into the next round as Bangladesh was eliminated. After losing to Afghanistan, Bangladesh also lost to Sri Lanka in a close game to bow out of the tournament.

Sri Lanka chased a record score of 184 to win the game and go through to the next round. Kusal Mendis was the architect of his victory as he scored 60 off 37 balls. Skipper Dasun Shanaka scored 45 off 33 balls to help their team get close to the target.

Asitha Fernando (10 off 3 balls) who was playing his debut game then scored the winning runs as a no-ball from Mahedi Hasan came back to haunt the Tigers. Shanaka was ecstatic with this win and congratulated his teammates in the post-match presentation.

Dasun Shanaka
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” I think the openers did a good job, we discussed that we needed that opening partnership for the start. Today, that was the key and that’s why we chased down this total. I thought of promoting myself, but from the team’s point I have to sacrifice to come down and play as a finisher. My first priority is for the team. I think Chamika’s run out, we thought the game was gone. But Asitha Fernando scored those two shots very well, these guys have so much potential. It is lovely to see” he said.

Now the tournament moves into the Super 4 stage. During the group stage, each team played one match against the teams in their group. The top 2 teams from both groups qualified for the super four round. During the super 4 round, each team will play one match against the other. The top two teams will qualify for the final which will be played on September 11.

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Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Weather Forecast And Pitch Report of Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah – Asia Cup 2022, Super 4, Match 1

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The hot and humid conditions of Dubai and Sharjah are taking a toll on the players. The conditions are expected to remain the same throughout the tournament. The Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka game starts at 6 pm local time on Saturday, September 3. The temperature in the evening is expected to be around 31 degrees with humidity as high as 60 per cent. There is no chance of any rain.

Sharjah has hosted 26 T20Is so far and only one game so far in this Asia Cup campaign where Afghanistan chased down a score close to 130. A score between 150 to 160 will be a challenging score at that venue given there is much more help for spinners and the bigger dimensions of the ground.

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