Afghanistan and Sri Lanka are head to head in the 4th game of the Super 10 stage in T20 World Cup 2016. On Wednesday, the 17th March, Afghanistan has won the toss and elected to bat first. They are definitely looking to make use of their hard hitting batting.
The action is on its way in Eden Gardens Stadium under lights. The national anthems were played and the Captain Mathews Started the bowling himself. Mohammad Shahzad and Noor Ali started the batting for Afghanistan.Captain Angelo Mathews got the first breakthrough early on a super deliver by getting rid of Shahzad. Chameera took his catch in the 3rd over.
The captain Asghar Stanikzai has joined the troops with impressive looking Noor Ali who has already hit 3 boundaries. Afghanistan has started with a good run rate just above 6.3 per over.Afghanistan should not aim to score below 150 if they want a sure victory over Siri Lanka.
The pitch for this match certainly has some dew. It looks good for batting at the moment. That all depends upon the skill of Afghanistan Batsmen to put up a good score.
Aravinda de Silva is the new head of selection committee now for Siri Lanka, he is backing his young boys well. Siri Lanka is craving for a victory today and they will be all guns blazing surely with the bat as well. Around the halfway mark of the Afghanistan innings, they have already removed 3 top order strike players and the captain remains.
Parera, Herath and Mathews are among the wickets each in the early overs. Nabi has joined his captain. Both of them will have to bat till the end now, the task of getting anything above 120 looks difficult with this attack of Siri Lanka now. The game is definitely on for an exciting contest.
Parera and Chameera have given the lowest runs so far. Just imagine if Malinga was there, the run rate of Afghanistan would be much lesser than it is now.