Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Highlights, World Cup 2023: Hashmat, Azmat fifties helps AFG beat SL by 7 wickets

AFG vs SL Highlights: Catch the commentary, scores and updates from the Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2023 match at Pune.

Updated : Oct 30, 2023 22:05 IST

Afghanistan's captain Hashimatullah Shahidi bats during the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup match between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan in Pune, India.
Afghanistan's captain Hashimatullah Shahidi bats during the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup match between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan in Pune, India. | Photo Credit: AP

Afghanistan's captain Hashimatullah Shahidi bats during the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup match between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan in Pune, India. | Photo Credit: AP

Welcome to Sportstar’s highlights and updates from the Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2023 match at the MCA Stadium in Pune.

  • October 30, 2023 22:00
    Win no:3 of the world cup for Afghanistan!!
  • October 30, 2023 21:58
    AFG moves up to fifth in the table

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  • October 30, 2023 21:53
    Afghanistan win by 7 wickets

    A single to mid wicket brings the scores level. Asalanka drops a sitter at the boundary and Afghanistan run away with the win. A comfortable seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in Pune.

  • October 30, 2023 21:51
    AFG 240/3 in 45 overs

    Four!! Rajitha goes short again and Azmat pulls it to midwicket for another boundary. Just four runs to win now. Short again, pulled to mid on for a single.

  • October 30, 2023 21:44
    AFG 232/3 in 44 overs

    Chameera again. Four!! Short of a length, catches the edge of Azmat’s bat and it runs to third man for a boundary. Four!! Short again, pulled to deep mid wicket for a boundary again. 100 partnership up for the duo.

  • October 30, 2023 21:39
    AFG 223/3 in 43 overs

    Rajitha back into the attack. Azmat Omarzai brings up his fifty with a single to the offside sweeper. Dropped!! Nissanka almost pulls of a blinder. Rajitha went short and managed to get the top edge of Azmat but Nissanka could’t hold on after a full length dive forward. Four!! Short again, pulled through midwicket for a boundary.

  • October 30, 2023 21:33
    AFG 214/3 in 42 overs

    Single to the offside and captain Hashmat brings up his half century!! Good over from Madushanka so far. Four!! Full and wide, Shahidi drives through covers expertly for a boundary.

  • October 30, 2023 21:28
    AFG 207/3 in 41 overs

    Wide down the leg side from Theekshana, the batters steal an extra run as well. Four!! Full on the pads, Azmat sweeps it past fine leg for a boundary. Six from the over.

  • October 30, 2023 21:22
    AFG 201/3 in 40 overs

    Madushanka again. Short of a length on off, Shahidi punches through the off side for a single. Four!! Full on the stumps, Azmat drives it past a diving cover fielder and to the fence. Shorter outside off stump, slapped to the deep fielder for a single. 200 up for Afghanistan with a single to deep point. Eight runs from the over.

  • October 30, 2023 21:19
    AFG 193/3 in 39 overs

    Theekshana continues. On the pads, turned past short fine leg for a couple. Full on the stumps, driven to long on for a single. Five runs from the over.

  • October 30, 2023 21:13
    AFG 188/3 in 38 overs

    Madushanka back into the attack. Angled into the pads, clipped to fine leg for a double. Chance!! A good short ball from Madushanka, pops up off the splice of the bat, but its falls safe between the bowler and the close in fielder at mid on. Short again, guided to the right of third man for a double. Six!! Short again, Azmat pulls it to fine leg for six!

  • October 30, 2023 21:10
    AFG 178/3 in 37 overs

    Theekshana to continue. Full on the pads, Hashmat sweeps to deep mid wicket for a single. Four runs from the over.

  • October 30, 2023 21:03
    AFG 174/3 in 36 overs

    Six!! Slightly short and wide, Azmat opens the bat face and guides the ball to third man for six. Short again, Azmat went for a similar shot, doesn’t get contact on it. Kusal Mendis takes the review. Nothing on Ultra Edge and Sri Lanka loses its review. Eight from the over.

  • October 30, 2023 21:01
    AFG 166/3 in 35 overs

    Theekshana comes in to the attack. Six!! Slightly short and Azmat slogs it over mid wicket, just manages to evade the deep fielder. Nine runs from the over.

  • October 30, 2023 20:55
    AFG 157/3 in 34 overs

    Chameera into the attack. Slightly wide, punched to the deep fielder on the off side. Shorter in length, directed at the body, clipped to fine leg for a single. Four singles from the over.

  • October 30, 2023 20:53
    AFG 153/3 in 33 overs

    De Silva again. Full and straight, defended straight back. Four singles from the over.

  • October 30, 2023 20:41
    AFG 148/3 in 32 overs

    Rajitha continues. Two singles from the first two balls. Full and wide, Azmat drives on the up and gets a double. Rajitha goes short, Azmat misses his pull. Six from the over.

  • October 30, 2023 20:41
    AFG 143/3 in 31 overs

    De Silva again. A period of consolidation by the batters. Four singles from the over.

  • October 30, 2023 20:38
    AFG 139/3 in 30 overs

    Rajitha again. Keeping it short of a length and on the body. Concedes just one run in the over.

  • October 30, 2023 20:30
    AFG 138/3 in 29 overs

    De Silva continues. Four!! Hasmat tries to go for the sweep, gets a top edge but it goes past Mathews at short fine and runs to the boundary. Seven from the over.

  • October 30, 2023 20:26
    SL 131/3 in 28 overs

    Rajitha goes short, Shahidi pulls without any timing but the ball lands safe. The batters run three. Dropped!! Rajitha goes wide, Rahmat went after it and hit it straight to Sadeera at backward point who cannot latch on to it. Wicket!! He’s gone next ball. Rahmat gets a leading edge which pops up straight to mid on in the circle.

    Rahmat c Karunaratne b Rajitha 62(74)

  • October 30, 2023 20:21
    AFG 126/2 in 27 overs

    De Silva into the attack. Four!! Short and wide, crunched through the off side for a boundary. Wide again, Rahmat tries to cut but misses. Six from the over.

  • October 30, 2023 20:18
    AFG 120/2 in 26 overs

    Rajitha into the attack. Full and straight driven straight to mid off. Short of a length outside off stump, beats Rahmat on his outside edge twice.

  • October 30, 2023 20:12
    AFG 119/2 in 25 overs

    Chameera to Rahmat. Gets to his fifty with a single to mid on. Off 61 deliveries. Shahidi clips to fine leg for one. BOUNDARY! A commanding stroke. Rahmat pulls it to the deep square fence. Cuts away in front of square for a single. Seven runs in the over.

  • October 30, 2023 20:08
    AFG 112/2 in 24 overs

    Theekshana continues his marathon spell. FOUR! Driven through cover with a stride out of the crease. He clips the third to deep mid wicket for a single. Shahidi with a punch to long off for another run. Rahmat collects a single with a drive to long off. Seven off the over.

  • October 30, 2023 20:03
    AFG 105/2 in 23 overs

    Chameera to Shahidi. The first run comes on the fourth delivery. A short delivery which is pulled to fine leg. Rahmat plays the fifth to deep cover for one. Shahidi pulls for two off the final delivery.

  • October 30, 2023 19:59
    AFG 101/2 in 22 overs

    Theekshana for his fifth. Collects a single to deep cover off the second delivery. Two runs. Rahmat wants to hit inside out, does not quite middle it and gets two. A wide delivery from Theekshana. Rahmat cuts the fifth to deep cover for one. That’s 100 for Afghanistan. A run for Shahidi on the final delivery.

  • October 30, 2023 19:55
    AFG 95/2 in 21 overs

    A change in bowling now. Chameera back into the attack. SIX! Over the keeper’s the head. Shahidi wants to pull, gets a top edge and the pace of the delivery does the rest. Eight from the over.

  • October 30, 2023 19:51
    AFG 87/2 in 20 overs

    Mathews to continue. Another overthrow from SL gets a single to Afghanistan. Theekshana tries to be cheeky at covers and attempts an underarm throw from between his legs. No one at the stumps and the batters get a single. Three more singles in the over.

  • October 30, 2023 19:47
    AFG 83/2 in 19 overs

    Madushanka to Rahmat. Almost squares him up. Gets a thick outside edge to third man and the batters run a single. Shahidi defends the third but Madushanka, in a show of his aggression, throws it back and misses the stumps. The keeper has no chance and the an overthrow run taken. Two more singles make it four off the over.

  • October 30, 2023 19:41
    AFG 79/2 in 18 oves

    Angelo Mathews for his second over. Rahmat cracks it through cover for two runs. Punches to deep cover for a single. It has been 50 deliveries since the last boundary. Shahidi picks two with a punch on the up to deep cover. Five from the over.

  • October 30, 2023 19:32
    AFG 74/2 in 17 overs

    Madushanka to continue. Rahmat picks a single to third man. Zadran cuts but the point fielder gets a hand to it which allows time for a single. WICKET! Zadran holes out to third man. It is on his body and he leans back looking to lift it over third man. Instead, he hands a simple catch.

    Ibrahim Zadran c Karunaratne b Madushanka 39 (57)

    Hashmatullah Shahidi at No. 4. A wide from Madushanka. Puts in a bouncer to end which Shahidi ducks.

  • October 30, 2023 19:28
    AFG 70/1 in 16 overs

    Theekshana for his fourth over. Just three singles in the over. Afghanistan has managed just 20 runs off the six overs since the PowerPlay.

  • October 30, 2023 19:23
    AFG 67/1 in 15 overs

    Madushanka back for his second spell. Rahmat cuts a half tracker fiercly but the deep cover fielder puts in a splendid effort to keep the shot to a single. One run for Zadran through mid wicket. Rahmat pulls a short delivery but the lack of pace prevents a big smack, only single to deep mid wicket.

  • October 30, 2023 19:23
    AFG 64/1 in 14 overs

    Four singles off Theekshana’s over.

  • October 30, 2023 19:15
    AFG 60/1 in 13 overs

    Chameera for his third over. Rahmat pulls a bouncer to fine leg to pocket a single. Zadran’s drive on the fifth delivery gets a thick inside edge which gets him two runs to deep mid wicket. A trickle down to third man to make it four off the over.

  • October 30, 2023 19:11
    AFG 56/1 in 12 overs

    Theekshana to Zadran. Slots the second delivery to long on for one run. Rahmat with another single to the same region. Zadran clips to mid wicket; one run. A wide in the over. A drive to long off on the final delivery.

  • October 30, 2023 19:07
    AFG 51/1 in 11 overs

    Chameera to Zadran, runs down a bouncer to third man for one run. That’s the only run from the over.

  • October 30, 2023 19:04
    AFG 50/1 in 10 overs

    Maheesh Theekshana to bowl his first over. Rahmat on strike. Gets to the pitch to place it down the ground to long on for a single. FOUR! Zadran threads it between mid off and covers with perfection. Teases both and runs away to the fence. A single off the final delivery.

  • October 30, 2023 18:58
    AFG 44/1 in 9 overs

    Dushmantha Chameera into the attack. What a start! Gets the ball to zip past the batter and into the keeper’s gloves. FOUR! Misses the line and Zadran clips it off his pads.

  • October 30, 2023 18:54
    AFG 40/1 in 8 overs

    Rahmat faces Rajitha. FOUR! Picks it off the pads and lofts it over the on side. That’s the only scoring shot of the over.

  • October 30, 2023 18:51
    AFG 36/1 in 7 overs

    Angelo Mathews for his first over. Rahmat welcomes him with a FOUR through covers. Defends the second delivery. A run added with a tap to third man. FOUR! Punched through covers by Zadran. Nine runs from it.

  • October 30, 2023 18:46
    AFG 27/1 in 6 overs

    Rajitha bowls a wide to add an extra for Afghanistan. SIX! Off the sweet spot. On the pads and Zadran picks it up with a flick. Flies over fine leg.

  • October 30, 2023 18:42
    AFG 20/1 in 5 overs

    Madushanka to Rahmat. A flick through mid wicket but the fielder gets a hand to it which allows only a single. Zadran swivels away from a bouncer. A single to mid off on the fifth delivery. Madushanka again errs on the final delivery of the over. Gives width and Rahmat laps it up with a sublime drive for FOUR.

  • October 30, 2023 18:37
    AFG 14/1 in 4 overs

    Rajitha to Rahmat Shah. FOUR! Over pitched by Rajitha and right on the pads. A gentle use of the wrists to clip it betweem mid wicket and mid on. A leg bye to short fine leg for Rahmat.

  • October 30, 2023 18:32
    AFG 9/1 in 3 overs

    Madushanka to Zadran. Madushanka continues with his inswingers to the right hander. A diving save by Pathum Nissanka at square leg to stop a flick. Prevents the single and adds pressure. Zadran is beaten on a bouncer now. Tries to play it on the up but misses. FOUR! In the channel and way wide of off stump. Zadran drives it to the cover fence.

  • October 30, 2023 18:28
    AFG 5/1 in 2 overs

    Kasun Rajitha now. Starts on the off-middle line and Zadran defends. BEATEN! Zadran drives away from his body and misses the shot. Dangerous approach. Pierces the gap with his drive on the final delivery to run three.

  • October 30, 2023 18:22
    AFG 2/1 in 1 over

    Madushanka to Gurbaz, swinging in and the batter drives to mid off. The second is on the pads and the clip to square leg is stopped. BOWLED! Through his gate! Madushanka swings it into his pads and Gurbaz’s head falls over. Through his gate and onto the stumps.

    Rahmanullah Gurbaz b Madushanka 0 (4)

    Rahmat Shah gets a single to fine leg on his first delivery. Zadran taps to mid off for a single.

  • October 30, 2023 18:21
    AFG 0/0

    Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran start the chase for Afghanistan.

    Dilshan Madushanka for the first over.

  • October 30, 2023 18:13
    Afghanistan needs 242 runs to win

    Afghanistan completed its highest run chase against Pakistan in its last game. Today, it would back itself to get to 242 runs. Sri Lanka, however, has the services of Dushmantha Chameera who according to Kusal Mendis is the best bowler in the country. On a sluggish surface, Maheesh Theekshana will be in the reckoning too.

    The run chase coming up shortly.

  • October 30, 2023 18:02
    Sri Lankan cricket loses one its biggest torch bearers. RIP.
  • October 30, 2023 17:54
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  • October 30, 2023 17:49
    SL 241 all out in 49.3 overs

    Naveen to bowl the last over. Pin point yorker outside off stump to begin. In the blockhole again, turned to midwicket for a single. Madushanka defends the fuller ball straight to Naveen and sets off for a non-existent run out. Naveen misses the stumps with his throw though. Wicket!! Sri Lanka try to eke in a bye off the wide ball but Gurbaz catches the non striker short.

    Rajitha run out (Gurbaz) 5(7)

  • October 30, 2023 17:44
    SL 239/9 in 49 overs

    Fazal to finish his quota of overs. Wicket!!! Farooqi goes for a slower ball in the slot. Mathews goes down the ground but Nabi does extremely well to stay within the boundary and complete the catch.

    Mathews c Nabi b Fazalhaq Farooqi 23(26)

    Madushanka in at 11.

  • October 30, 2023 17:43
    SL 238/8 in 48 overs

    Naveen continues. Short of a length outside off, Rajitha opens his face to third man for a couple. Perfect yorker on the stumps, Rajitha does well to get his bat down. Four!! Mathews waits for the slower ball and lofts it straight down the ground for four.

  • October 30, 2023 17:31
    SL 230/8 in 47 overs

    Farooqi with his eighth. Short slower ball wide of off stump, Theekshana moves to right and misses his swipe. Six!! Short ball on the body, Theekshana pulls it over midwicket for a huge six! Wicket!! A perfect yorker at middle stump and Theekshana misses his swipe.

    Theekshana b Fazalhaq Farooqi 29(31)

  • October 30, 2023 17:28
    SL 222/7 in 46 overs

    Six!! Mathews manages to pull a short of a length ball over square leg for six. Almost got in a tangle with that shot. Good response from Naveen after the first ball six. Ten runs from the over.

  • October 30, 2023 17:23
    SL 212/7 in 45 overs

    Rashid in to finish off his spell. Four runs from his final over.

  • October 30, 2023 17:18
    SL 208/7 in 44 overs

    Naveen into the attack. Short ball on the body. Theekshana defends on his heels. Four!! Full and outside off, driven to cover who makes a hash of it and lets it through his legs for a boundary. Naveen finds Theekshana’s edge but it falls just short of the keeper. Six from the over.

  • October 30, 2023 17:14
    SL 202/7 in 43 overs

    Azmat with his seventh over. Four!! Low full toss outside off stump and Theekshana drives it through cover for a boundary. Four!! Slightly shorter, Theekshana guides it through backward point for another four. Nine from the over.

  • October 30, 2023 17:12
    SL 193/7 in 42 overs

    Rashid again. Just five singles from the over.

  • October 30, 2023 17:08
    SL 188/7 in 41 overs

    Azmat returns for another spell. Full and straight, solid defence by Theekshana. Shorter in length this time, Theekshana rides the bounce and defends to point. Short in length again and the batters exchange two singles to fine leg. Three from the over.

  • October 30, 2023 17:01
    SL 187/7 in 40 overs

    Rashid in for his eighth. Googly on the stumps to Chameera, defended to the off side for a single. A slight mix up from the batters after a direct hit through, Mathews gets the second run eventually. Another direct hit at the non strikers but looks like Chameera made his ground. Wicket!!! The replays suggest Chameera was a yard outside. Sri Lanka loses another.

    Chameera run out (Ibrahim Zadran) 1(4)

  • October 30, 2023 16:56
    SL 181/6 in 39 overs

    Farroqi again. Slower ball on a length, Asalanka defends right back to the bowler. Wicket!!! Farooqi goes short, Asalanka completely mistimes the pull and hands an easy catch to Rashid at mid on.

    Asalanka c Rashid Khan b Fazalhaq Farooqi 22(28)

    Chameera in at 8.

  • October 30, 2023 16:51
    SL 180/5 in 38 overs

    Rashid again. Four!! Full on the stumps, catches Asalanka’s outside edge and runs to the boundary for four. Four!! Wide down leg and beats the keeper to run away to the fence. Twelve runs from the over.

  • October 30, 2023 16:44
    SL 168/5 in 37 overs

    Mathews in at 7 for SL. Farooqi continues. Farooqi goes short and Mathews is late on the shot. Thuds the splice of his bat and falls on the off side. A single from the over.

  • October 30, 2023 16:39
    SL 167/5 in 36 overs

    Rashid with his sixth. Short of a length on off stump, De Silva is beaten on the outside edge. Wicket!!! DDS was not picking Rashid at all and a googly is his undoing as he plays down the wrong line and is bowled.

    Dhananjaya b Rashid Khan 14(26)

  • October 30, 2023 16:35
    SL 166/4 in 35 overs

    Farooqi back into the attack. Mixes up the pace on a good length. Just three runs from the over.

  • October 30, 2023 16:30
    SL 163/4 in 34 overs

    Rashid returns to the attack. Short of a length, De Silva swats to the leg side off the back foot. Four!! Full again, Asalanka goes for a swipe, gets an under edge that races between keeper and slip and to the boundary. Six from the over.

  • October 30, 2023 16:24
    SL 157/4 in 33 overs

    Nabi with his fifth. Asalanka hangs on his back foot and plays it very fine past short third man, the batters will get three. Six runs from the over.

  • October 30, 2023 16:20
    SL 151/4 in 32 overs

    Mujeeb to bowl out. Finishes his spell with two wickets in 10 overs, conceding just 38 runs. Just two from the over.

  • October 30, 2023 16:19
    SL 149/4 in 31 overs

    Nabi continues. Continues to bowl full, attacking the stumps. Five singles from the over.

  • October 30, 2023 16:10
    SL 144/4 in 30 overs

    Wicket!! Mujeeb strikes again! This one came in to the right hand batter and Sadeera was trapped in front. He reviews the decision. Flat line on Ultraedge and three reds on ball tracking.

    Samarawickrama lbw b Mujeeb 36(40)

    Dhananjaya De Silva in at 6. Four!! de Silva gets off the mark with a boundary to square leg. Mujeeb erring in line slightly there. A mix up off the last ball but the fielder removes his bails with his hand rather than the ball.

  • October 30, 2023 16:06
    SL 139/3 in 29 overs

    Nabi with his fourth. Tidy over just five runs from it.

  • October 30, 2023 16:01
    SL 134/3 in 28 overs

    Mujeeb with his eighth. Full on the stumps, Sadeera steps down and flicks it to the midwicket for a single. Wicket!! Mendis perishes!! Full again, Mendis goes for the big slog but hands a simple catch to midwicket. He goes just after the 50-stand was completed.

    Kusal Mendis c (sub)Najibullah b Mujeeb 39(50)

    Asalanka in at 5. Three runs and a wicket from the over.

  • October 30, 2023 15:58
    SL 131/2 in 27 overs

    Nabi with his third over. Full and straight on the stumps, Mendis defends straight back to the bowler. Single to long on off the fifth ball after four consecutive dots. Two runs from the over.

  • October 30, 2023 15:55
    Sl 129/2 in 26 overs

    Mujeeb continues. Another tight over from him. Just four runs from the over.

  • October 30, 2023 15:52
    SL 125/2 in 25 overs

    Nabi to Mendis. Goes back into his crease and flicks to mid wicket for one. Sadeera makes room and cuts it to deep point for two. Some extra bounce in the over surprises Sadeera. A paddle sweep for two runs on the fifth. A run down to fine leg on the last delivery.

  • October 30, 2023 15:48
    SL 119/2 in 24 overs

    Mujeeb back for his sixth over. Just four singles in the over.

  • October 30, 2023 15:45
    SL 115/2 in 23 overs

    Mohammad Nabi ofr the first time today. Sadeera shuffles and pulls behind square for one run. Mendis cuts for one. Sadeera dances down the track and lofts it inches over the mid wicket fielder to collect FOUR. Nine runs in the over.

  • October 30, 2023 15:44
    SL 106/2 in 22 overs

    FOUR for Mendis! He takes on Rashid Khan and picks him for a boundary to mid wicket. 100 up for Sri Lanka. Eight in the over.

  • October 30, 2023 15:39
    SL 98/2 in 21 overs

    Azmat to continue. FOUR! A beautiful pull shot from Sadeera. Picks the short length early and places it over mid wicket. FOUR! Now with a drive through covers. 11 from the over.

  • October 30, 2023 15:33
    SL 87/2 in 20 overs

    Rashid for his third over. Sadeera gets a single down to mid on. Rashid should have stopped that but the ball slips between his hands. Mendis clips to fine leg to make it two runs off the over.

  • October 30, 2023 15:27
    SL 85/2 in 19 overs

    WICKET! Nissanka is caught behind. Azmat has his man. Nissanka goes for a cut but gets cramped. He thinks of taking a review but the 15 seconds are gone. It wont be a fifth successive half century for Nissanka.

    Pathum Nissanka c Gurbaz b Omarzai 46 (60)

    Sadeera Samarawickrama at No.4. He clips the final delivery to deep mid wicket for one.

  • October 30, 2023 15:26
    SL 84/1 in 18 overs

    Rashid allows just three singles in the over.

  • October 30, 2023 15:19
    SL81/1 in 17 overs

    Azmat to Nissanka, glanced to fine leg for one. A bouncer for Mendis and he ducks down to get out of its way. A wide adds an extra for SL. FOUR! What a shot! Extra bounce and Mendis gets on his toes to punch it through point. 10 in total from the over.

  • October 30, 2023 15:12
    SL 71/1 in 16 overs

    Rashid Khan into the attack. Good start for the leg spinner. Just five runs in the over. Time for drinks.

  • October 30, 2023 15:10
    SL 66/1 in 15 overs

    FOUR for Mendis. Gets width on offer and he places it past the point fielder. His pull on the final delivery yields two runs. Seven from Naveen’s over.

  • October 30, 2023 15:05
    SL 59/1 in 14 overs

    Just one single in Azmat’s over.

  • October 30, 2023 14:57
    SL 58/1 in 13 overs

    Naveen to Mendis, a single on the first delivery to point. Another FOUR for Nissanka! Eight runs in the over.

  • October 30, 2023 14:55
    SL 50/1 in 12 overs

    Azmatullah Omarzai for his first over. Just two singles in the over.

  • October 30, 2023 14:49
    SL48/1 in 11 overs

    Naveen ul Haq into the attack. FOUR! Lucky boundary! Slashes at a wide delivery and the edge flies to fine of the third man fielder. Seven runs in the over.

  • October 30, 2023 14:43
    SL 41/1 in 10 overs

    Fazalhaq for his fifth. FOUR! Short and angling down leg. Nissanka pulls it past the short fine leg fielder for his third boundary. Two runs off the fifth delivery to deep point. Seven runs in the over.

  • October 30, 2023 14:40
    SL 34/1 in 9 overs

    FOUR! Nissanka cuts Mujeeb for a boundary off the first delivery. A single on the third. Six runs in the over.

  • October 30, 2023 14:33
    SL 28/1 in 8 overs

    Fazalhag to bowl his fourth over. FOUR! Width to free his arms and Nissanka drills it past covers. Clips the fifth to deep square. The last delivery beats the outside edge of Mendis.

  • October 30, 2023 14:31
    SL 23/1 in 7 overs

    Mujeeb to continue. A fielder in place at short mid on for Nissanka. Just one run in the over which Nissanka gets with a clip to fine leg.

  • October 30, 2023 14:24
    SL 22/1 in 6 overs

    FOUR! First boundary of the innings. Fazalhaq overpitches and Karunratne drives it through covers. 4 leg byes! Appeals for LBW as well and Afghanistan has taken a review. Nips back into the left hander and he misses his drive. It will be close. WICKET! That’s a brilliant review call. Three reds and Karunaratne is gone.

    Dimuth Karunaratne lbw b Fazalhaq 15 (21)

    Kusal Mendis in now. Four dots to begin his stay.

  • October 30, 2023 14:20
    SL 18/0 in 5 overs

    Mujeeb to Karunaratne. Punches to long on for a single. Another one for Nissanka down the ground. Karunaratne walks down the pitch on the third and plays to long on. One more run for Nissanka. A delivery down leg from Mujeeb which Karunaratne cannot get hold of. He clips the final to deep mid wicket.

  • October 30, 2023 14:17
    SL 13/0 in 4 overs

    Fazalhaq to Karunaratne, no run. A wild slash from the opener. A single to third man on the next delivery. Nissanka gets one on the pads which he trickles down to fine leg; one run. A play and miss from Karunaratne outside off. A single to mid on the fifth delivery. Only three in the over.

  • October 30, 2023 14:14
    SL10/0 in 3 overs

    Mujeeb to continue. Edge! Mujeeb’s carrom ball gets an edge off Karunaratne but flies wide of slips, 2 runs. Four runs in the over in total.

  • October 30, 2023 14:04
    SL 6/0 in 2 overs

    Farooqi with the second over. Full and swinging in to the left hander, Karunaratne defends right back to the bowler. Slightly shorter and wide of off stump, Karunaratne misses the cut. Karunaratne sets off for a quick single after defending a fuller ball to cover, Nissanka makes it in time. Ikram getting some medical help after the throw hits his fingers. Slight delay. Rahmanullah Gurbaz getting ready to replace Ikram behind the stumps. Two runs from the over.

  • October 30, 2023 14:01
    SL 4/0 in 1 over

    Pathum Nissanka and Dimuth Karunaratne open for Sri Lanka. Mujeeb ur Rahman with the new ball in hand.

    Full and angling into the stumps first up, Nissanka prods forward and defends. Full again, driven to long on for a single. Karunaratne drives a full length ball to long on to open his account. Four singles from the first over.

  • October 30, 2023 13:55
    Milestone for Rashid Khan!
  • October 30, 2023 13:36
    Playing XI

    Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis(wk/c), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dushmantha Chameera, Dilshan Madushanka

    Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi(c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Ikram Alikhil(wk), Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi

  • October 30, 2023 13:32
    Toss update!!

    Afghanistan wins the toss and opt to bowl first. Fazalhaq comes in for Noor Ahmad.

    As expected, Dushmantha Chameera replaces Lahiru Kumara. Dimuth Karunaratne also comes into the playing XI.

  • October 30, 2023 13:26
    Pitch Report

    “Don’t think there’ll be a huge amount of spin,” says Aaron Finch. “Except a lot of runs,” he adds. Simon Doull reckons runs on the board will be key today.

  • October 30, 2023 13:21
    AFG vs SL ODI World Cup results

    2015 - Sri Lanka won by four wickets (Dunedin)

    2019 - Sri Lanka won by 34 runs (Cardiff)

  • October 30, 2023 13:14
    Can Afghanistan make it two in two?

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    AFG vs SL, World Cup 2023: Shahidi hopes to carry confidence of win over Pakistan into clash against Sri Lanka

    Afghanistan captain Hashmatullah Shahidi reiterated the team is eyeing the big prize but not thinking too far ahead as it takes on Sri Lanka in Pune on Monday.

  • October 30, 2023 13:10

    Matches played: 11

    Afghanistan won: 3

    Sri Lanka won: 7

    No Result: 1

    Last result: Sri Lanka won by two runs (Lahore, 2023)

  • October 30, 2023 13:00
    The supersub that has tuned SL’s fortunes this tournament.

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    AFG vs SL: Angelo Mathews looks to enjoy ‘every single moment’ for Sri Lanka in ICC World Cup challenge

    Mathews made an immediate impact during Sri Lanka’s win against defending champion England, taking two wickets for 14 runs in five overs, and hopes to continue similar form further, in the World Cup.

  • October 30, 2023 12:50
    Fight for 5th in the points table!
  • October 30, 2023 12:40

    What time will AFG vs SL ODI World Cup 2023 match begin?

    The Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka ICC ODI World Cup 2023 match will begin at 2:00 PM IST.

    Where can one watch AFG vs SL ODI World Cup 2023 match?

    The ICC ODI World Cup 2023 match between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka will be telecast LIVE on the Star Sports Network from 2:00 PM IST onwards.

    Where to watch live streaming of AFG vs SL ODI World Cup 2023 match?

    The ICC World Cup 2023 match between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka will be streamed LIVE on the Disney+ Hotstar app and website.

  • October 30, 2023 12:38

    At the start of last month, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan were involved in a nail-biting affair in the preliminary round of the Asia Cup. From being on the cusp of ousting Sri Lanka - and more importantly - progressing to the Super Four, a net run rate miscalculation resulted in Afghanistan’s campaign coming to a halt.

    Cut to Monday, and Hashmatullah Shahidi’s Atalan army will hope to take care of the unfinished business at the Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium in Pune. Despite both the teams having many bright spots, Afghanistan will hold the edge.

    After all, despite a week-long break, the team is on a high after defeating Pakistan - its fiercest rival - for the first time in ODIs. The spin-dominated bowling pack will be hoping to continue the good work and end up on the winning side in a fast-evolving continental rivalry.

    Sri Lanka, meanwhile, will be eager to prove that its win against defending champion England was not an aberration. Despite losing the services of Lahiru Kumara - the player of the match against England who hurt his thigh during training - the addition of the seasoned Dushmantha Chameera as a replacement could well end up being a boon for the team.

    - Amol Karhadkar

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    AFG vs SL, World Cup 2023: Buoyant Sri Lanka faces Afghanistan test in fight for fifth in points table

    Afghanistan is on a high after defeating Pakistan - its fiercest rival - for the first time in ODIs, while Sri Lanka will want to prove its win against defending champion England was not an aberration.

  • October 30, 2023 12:32
    Stay Tuned

    Welcome to Sportstar’s live scores and commentary from the World Cup 2023 game between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. Stay Tuned for all updates regarding the toss and live action from the match.

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