Twitter Reactions: Afghanistan punch Sri Lanka out of the Asia Cup 2018 with a 91-run win

Afghanistan has punched five-time champions Sri Lanka out of the Asia Cup 2018 with a 91-run win in Abu Dhabi on Monday.


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, making stroke-making difficult.

Rahmat Shah top-scored for the Afghans with a composed 72 off 90 balls, while pacer Thisara Perera was the most successful bowler for the Islanders with figures of five for 55.


In reply, Sri Lanka never looked settled against the Afghan spinners as they played poor shots, ran poorly between the wickets and not one batsman showed intent to be bowled out for 158 in 41.2 overs.

Twitter was relatively surprised by the result, with many commenting on Afghanistan’s rise in world cricket coinciding with Sri Lanka’s downfall.

Here are some of the reactions:

https://twitter.com/UsmanKhShinwari/status/1041760246002327552

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