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Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka | 'Points on the Board!' - Twitter Celebrates Sri Lanka's Hard-fought Victory

An incredible bowling performance from Nuwan Pradeep and Lasith Malinga helped Sri Lanka edge out Afghanistan by 34 runs (DLS Method) in a rain-curtailed encounter at Cardiff.

Cricketnext Staff |June 5, 2019, 12:11 AM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka | 'Points on the Board!' - Twitter Celebrates Sri Lanka's Hard-fought Victory

An incredible bowling performance from Nuwan Pradeep and Lasith Malinga helped Sri Lanka edge out Afghanistan by 34 runs (DLS Method) in a rain-curtailed encounter at Cardiff.

Sri Lanka got off to an exceptional start with Kusal Perera blazing away at the Afghanistan bowlers.

But Mohammad Nabi took three wickets in an over to peg back the run-rate. Sri Lanka then underwent a massive collapse, on either side of the rain break, to finish on 201.

Afghanistan looked like they would get away with the run-chase but Sri Lanka kept chipping in with regular breakthroughs.

Afghanistan tried to inch their way to the total but Lasith Malinga came around and cleaned up the tail to give his side a much-needed win in the tournament.

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