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Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 7th Match Asia Cup T20 2022 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 7th Match Asia Cup T20 2022 - Asia Cup tournaments' Super 4 of the 7th T20I match played between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah in 03rd September 2022.

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 7th Match Asia Cup T20 2022 Highlights
Bhanuka Rajapaksa kept Sri Lanka going in a tricky situation © Getty Images

Thirties cameos from Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka and Bhanuka Rajapaksa powers to Sri Lanka sealed a four-wicket victory over Afghanistan, despite a Rahmanullah Gurbaz's 45-ball 84 in the seventh match of a Asia Cup.


Match Stats :
  • Sri Lanka chased 176 was their fourth highest successful run-chase in T20 international, It is their highest chase against Afghanistan in T20Is, previous highest chase was 154 at Kolkata in the 2016 World T20 and It is their second highest chase in a T20 Asia Cup.
  • 281 International matches ( Including 9 Tests, 244 ODIs, 27 T20Is)  : Sharjah Cricket Stadium became the most matches hosted on an single ground. Beating Sydney Cricket Stadium's 280 International matches (110 Tests, 159 ODIs and 11 T20Is).
  • Afghanistan's 175 was their highest score against Sri Lanka in T20 international, previous highest was 153 at Kolkata in the 2016 World Twenty20 and It is their second highest total in a T20 Asia Cup after their 178 against Hong Kong at Mirpur in 2016.
  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz equalled a 22-ball joint second fastest fifty for Afghanistan in T20 international, jointly with Najibullah Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, He times hit 22-ball half-century and the joint fastest fifty in a T20 Asia Cup, jointly with Suryakumar Yadav's 22-ball half-century against Hong Kong at Dubai in this tournament.
  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz's 84 was his second highest score for Afghanistan in T20 international and the highest-score by an Afghanistan batsman against Sri Lanka in T20Is, surpassing the previous record of 62 held by Asghar Afghan at Kolkata in the 2016 World T20.
  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz's 84 was the second-score by a batsman in a T20 Asia Cup after Babar Hayat's 84 against Oman at Fatullah in 2016.
  • 93 : Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran set up the record second-wicket partnership for Afghanistan against Sri Lanka in T20 international, previously held by the 32-run stand between Noor Ali Zadran and Asghar Afghan at Kolkata in the 2016 World-T20, It is the Afghanistan's fourth highest second-wicket stand in T20Is and the third highest 2nd wickets partnership in a T20 Asia Cup.


Afghanistan scored 175-6 in 20 overs with top scorer by Rahmanullah Gurbaz hammered a 84 off 45-balls, Ibrahim Zadran scored 40 off 38-balls including 2-fours & a six and Najibullah Zadran 17.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Dilshan Madhushanka took 2-wickets and one for Maheesh Theekshana - Asitha Fernando.

Sri Lanka chased 179-6 in 19.1 overs with top scorer by Kusal Mendis cracked a 36 off 19-balls including 3-sixes & 2-fours with strike rate of 189.47.

Pathum Nissanka scored 35 off 28-balls including 3-fours & a six, Danushka Gunathilaka hammered a 33 off 20-balls included 2-sixes & 2-fours with strike rate of 165.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa blasted a 31 off 14-balls included 4-fours & a six with strike rate of 221.42 and Wanindu Hasaranga 16 not out.

Afghanistan best bowler by Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq both took 2-wickets and one for Mohammad Nabi - Rashid Khan.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz named Player of the match for his power-hitting batting performance to smashed a 84-runs knocked off facing 45-balls including 6-sixes & 4-fours with strike rate of 186.66.

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