Group 2 teams have clashed yesterday at Eden garden Kolkata. Srilanka as the defending champion was the favorites of the match. Afghanistan was looking confident as they have made to the top ten by defeating Zimbabwe and Oman in the preliminary.
Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat first, they have batted well and their openers have slipped early, then captain have provided the boost and have played a gentlemen knock of 62 runs. Noor ali zadran has scored 20 runs on 23 balls and Sami ullah Sherwani has scored 31 runs on 14 balls and Afghanistan has secured the total of 153 runs in 20 over with the run rate of 7.65 per over.
Now its Srilanka’s turns to bat, they have struggles in the beginning as their opener chandimal has ended his batting with only 18 runs, but Tilakaratne dilshan have fought back and has scored 83 runs on 56 balls and remained not out . Angelo Mathews have scored 21 on 10 balls. And Srilanka have managed to chase the score 154 runs with in 18.5 overs with loss of 4 wickets. (8.23 runs per over). Dilshan was awarded the man of the match for his superb batting.