Twitter Reactions: Dominance against Afghanistan keep Sri Lanka alive for semifinals – T20 World Cup 2022

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  • Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 6 wickets in T20 World Cup 2022.

  • Wanindu Hasaranga returned with impressive figures of 4-0-13-3.

Twitter Reactions: Dominance against Afghanistan keep Sri Lanka alive for semifinals – T20 World Cup 2022
Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan in T20 WC (Image Source: Twitter)

Sri Lanka have kept themselves alive in the race to the semifinals of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022 after a six-wicket victory against Afghanistan at The Gabba in Brisbane on Tuesday.

Chasing the paltry target of 145, Dhananjaya de Silva shined with the bat for the Islanders, helping his side finish the proceedings in 18.3 overs with six wickets in hand. De Silva played an unbeaten knock of 66 from just 42 deliveries, with the help of six fours and a couple of sixes.

Rashid Khan (2/31) and Mujeeb Ur Rahman (2/24) did pick two wickets each to keep Afghanistan in the game but the low-total wasn’t enough to put extra pressure on the Lankans.

Earlier, Afghanistan top order started well but Sri Lanka bowlers came back and restricted the Mohammad Nabi-led side to 144/8 in their allotted 20 overs. Wanindu Hasaranga was the star with the ball, taking a brilliant three-wicket haul while conceding only 13 runs in his quota of 4 overs.

Apart from the leg-spinner, pacer Lahiru Kumara also contributed well with a couple of wickets for 30 in 4 overs. For Afghanistan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (28 off 24) and Usman Ghani (27 of 27) were the top scorers.

“We lost last two games against Australia and New Zealand. We had to play our best game. I am really happy. Last game also I thought Zampa bowled well. I tried to vary my pace here. Perth was very good for the batters. I had gone for a few runs against Australia. But I knew I will bounce back. I had the support of big boundaries here,” said Hasaranga the post-match presentation.

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