Mohammad Nabi took three wickets in the 22nd over of Sri Lankan inning. Lankans were cruising well with 144/1 with well set Kusal Perera and Lahiru Thirimanne on the crease. However, Nabi rattled through Lankan batting line up in the 5th over of his spell. Nabi has till now scalped four wickets where he took crucial wickets of Sri Lankan skipper Dimuth Karunaratne, Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews. Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Cricket Score of ICC World Cup 2019 Match.
Earlier Afghanistan skipper Gulbadin Naib won the toss and elected to bowl against Sri Lanka in their World Cup match no 7 at the Sophia Gardens on Tuesday. Afghanistan has made no changes to the team which played against Australia whereas Sri Lanka has made one change in their playing XI which featured against New Zealand. They have replaced Jeevan Mendis with Nuwan Pradeep. Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Live Cricket Score 7th ODI Match.
After the toss, Gulbadin Naib mentioned that even they wanted to bowl first, as the conditions are good for the bowlers. He further added that it was a good toss to win against Aussies. He said their team struggled in the middle, but put a good total, which wasn't good enough against a good team like Australia.
Dimuth Karunaratne said, "In the last game also we batted first. The batsmen have an idea how to bat here. It's (captaincy) not easy, it's a good challenge. They give me support. Jeevan Mendis is not playing. (Nuwan)Pradeep is playing".
Sri Lanka has currently lost 5 wickets, but still, have well set Kusal Perera on the crease who has scored a half-century. Afghan will now look to restrict Sri Lankan inning soon.
(Inputs from IANS)