Twitter reactions: Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s cameo help Sri Lanka win a thriller against Afghanistan – Asia Cup 2022

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  • Sri Lanka defeated Afghanistan in the Super 4 opener at Asia Cup 2022.

  • Bhanuka Rajapaksa played a match-winning 14-ball 31 run knock.

Twitter reactions: Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s cameo help Sri Lanka win a thriller against Afghanistan – Asia Cup 2022
Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan in Super 4 opener (Image Source: Twitter)
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Sri Lanka defeated Afghanistan by 4 wickets in the opening match of the Super Four stage in the ongoing Asia Cup 2022 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Saturday.

Chasing a big target of 176, Sri Lankan batters came up with vital contributions to make sure they put on a successful chase. Openers Pathum Nissanka (35 off 28) and Kusal Mendis (36 off 19) scored crucial runs at the top before Danushka Gunathilaka (33 off 20) and Bhanuka Rajapaksa (31 off 14) chipped in with impactful innings to help the Islanders seal the thriller.

Earlier, after being put to bat first, Afghanistan destroyed Sri Lanka bowlers and posted a massive 175/6 in their allotted 20 overs, thanks to a scintillating knock by Rahmanullah Gurbaz of 84 runs from 45 deliveries with the help of 10 boundaries, including 6 sixes.

Apart from Gurbaz, batter Ibrahim Zadran smashed 40 off 38 balls as Afghanistan reached a competitive total. For Sri Lanka, Dilshan Madushanka picked up a couple of wickets while conceding 37 runs in his quota of 4 overs.

Here is how Twitter reacted:

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