The Sri Lankan team won the match at the Gabba venue. Defeated the Afghanistan team by 6 wickets and secured their place in the semis. With a target of 145 runs, Sri Lanka reached the target losing 4 wickets in 18.3 overs. Dhananjay de Silva played a crucial innings with 66 runs to lead the team to victory. His innings had 6 fours and 2 sixes. He scored runs with a strike rate of 157 in just 42 balls. Kushal Mendis scored 25 runs, Asalanka scored 19 runs and Rajapaksa scored 18 runs. Among the Afghan bowlers, Mujeeb took 2 wickets and Rashid Khan took 2 wickets. With this defeat, the Afghanistan team was eliminated from the T20 World Cup tournament.
Earlier, Afghanistan scored 144 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in the allotted 20 overs. In this, Rahmanullah Gurbaz scored the highest 28 runs. Vanindu Hasaranga scored 13 runs and took 3 wickets for Sri Lanka. Lahiru Kumar took two wickets. Afghanistan scored 42 runs without losing a wicket in the power play. After that, Lanka lost wickets in a row due to bowling and was limited to a low score.
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Playing XI of both teams..
Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Usman Ghani, Gulbadin Naib, Najeebullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (captain), Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Farid Ahmed and Fazalhaq Farooqui.
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nisanka, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charit Aslanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (capt), Vanindu Hasranga, Pramod Madhushan, Mahesh Tekkshana, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha