The Dasun Shanaka-led Sri Lankan team defeated Mohammad Nabi-led Afghanistan team by 4 wickets in the opening match of Asia Cup Super 4. With this, Sri Lanka also equalized the defeat on the league stage from Afghanistan. This match was played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field first. Afghanistan scored 175 for 6 in 20 overs on the back of 84 runs from Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Sri Lanka scored 179 runs for 6 wickets in 19. 1 over.
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Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Kusal Mendis (wk), Pathum Nisanka, Charit Aslanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhanushka Gunatilaka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Mahish Teekshana, Chamika Karunaratne, Asit Fernando, Dilshan Madhushanka.
Afghanistan (Playing XI): Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Karim Janat, Najibullah Zadran, Shamimullah Shinwari, Naveen-ul-Haq, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazhalak Farooqui.
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Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bowl first
Afghanistan 175/6 (20 Overs)
Rahmanullah Gurbaz 84(45)
Dilshan Madushanka 2/37 (4)
Sri Lanka 179/6 (19.1 Overs)
Kusal Mendis 36(19)
Mujeeb Ur Rahman 2/30 (4)
Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets with 5 balls to spare.