Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Highlights, Cricket World Cup Warm-Up Match: Afghanistan Beat Sri Lanka
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Highlights, World Cup Warm-Up Match: Kusal Mendis blasted 158 as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 294 by Afghanistan before losing by six wickets in a rain-soaked contest in Guwahati.
Mendis, who was captain for the day while Dasun Shanaka sat out the final warm-up, scored 87 runs off 87 balls. He hit 19 fours and nine sixes as Afghanistan failed to apply the brakes, with just former captain Mohammad Nabi scoring 4-44.
When rain stopped play in the 21st over, Afghanistan was comfortably on 118 for 1. They were subsequently given a modified target of 257 off 42 overs, which they easily achieved with 23 balls to spare.
Match 8, ICC Cricket World Cup Warm-up Matches, 2023, Oct 03, 2023Match Ended
SL294/10 (46.2)Barsapara Cricket Stadium, GuwahatiAfghanistan beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets (D/L method)
That is it then from this game and also from the warm-up matches. Next up is the mega event every cricket fan has been waiting for.
The 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup kicks off on Thursday the 5th of October with a blockbuster clash between the two previous finalists.
Reigning champions England take on New Zealand at the Narendra Modi International Stadium in Ahmedabad and that match will begin at 2 pm IST (8.30 am GMT) but our build-up will begin a lot sooner.