Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 1st T20I 2024 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 1st T20I 2024 - Afghanistan tour of Sri Lanka 3-match Twenty20 international series of the 1st T20I match played between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla in 17th February 2024.

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 1st T20I 2024 Highlights
Wanindu Hasaranga made 67 off 32 while Sri Lanka collapsed © AFP/Getty Images

Wanindu Hasaranga's blazing half-century and Matheesha Pathirana's impressive four-for before Binura Fernando holds nerve as Sri Lanka thrilling 4-run victory over Afghanistan, despite a captain Ibrahim Zadran's fighting 67 in a nail-biter game of the first T20I.

Match Stats : 
  • Sri Lanka's 4-run win was their fourth smallest victory by terms of runs in T20 internationals.
  • Sri Lanka's 160 was their second highest score against Afghanistan in T20 international after their 179 at Sharjah in 2022.
  • Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium became the sixth Sri Lankan venue to host a T20 international match and the 194th venue in the world to host a T20I match.
  • Wanindu Hasaranga hammered a 24-ball seventh fastest fifty for Sri Lanka in T20 international and the fastest fifty by an Sri Lankan batsman against Afghanistan in T20Is, surpassing the previous record of 36-ball half-century held by Dhananjaya de Silva at Brisbane in the 2022 T20 World Cup.
  • Wanindu Hasaranga's 67 was his second highest score for Sri Lanka in T20 international and the second highest-score by an Sri Lankan batsman against Afghanistan in T20Is after Tillakaratne Dilshan's unbeaten 83 at Kolkata in the 2016 World Twenty20.
  • 72 : Sadeera Samarawickrama and Wanindu Hasaranga set up the record fifth-wicket partnership for Sri Lanka against Afghanistan in T20 international, previously held by the unbeaten 42-run stand between Tillakaratne Dilshan and Angelo Mathews at Kolkata in 2016 and the Sri Lanka's seventh highest fifth-wicket stand in T20Is.
  • Afghanistan's 156 was their second highest score against Sri Lanka in T20Is after their 175 at Sharjah in 2022.

Sri Lanka  scored 160 for all-out in 19 overs with top scorer by Wanindu Hasaranga hammered a 67 off 32-balls including 7-fours & 3-sixes with strike rate of 209.37.

Sadeera Samarawickrama hit 25 off 24-balls including 3-fours, Dhananjaya de Silva struck 24 off 17-balls included 2-fours & a six and Kusal Mendis 10.

Afghanistan best bowler by Fazalhaq Farooqi picked up 3-wickets for 25-runs in 4-overs, Naveen-ul-Haq, Azmatullah Omarzai both took 2-wickets and one for Noor Ahmad - Karim Janat.

Afghanistan scored in 20 overs with top scorer by Ibrahim Zadran hit a unbeaten 67 off 55-balls including 8-fours with strike rate of 121.81.

Karim Janat scored 20 off 16-balls including 3-fours and Gulbadin Naib hit 16 off 17-balls included 2-fours.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Matheesha Pathirana 4-24, Dasun Shanaka captured two-wickets, Angelo Mathews, Wanindu Hasaranga and Maheesh Theekshana each took one-wickets.

Matheesha Pathirana named Player of the match for his pace bowling attack to claimed a 4-wicket haul for 24-runs in 4-overs.



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