Sri Lanka and Afghanistan are gearing up for a significant clash on Tuesday, September 5th, at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium, marking the sixth match of the Asia Cup 2023 edition. The format of this tournament is such that a substantial defeat could lead to elimination, adding immense pressure on Afghanistan to secure their spot in the Super Four qualification.
The team, led by Dasun Shanaka from Sri Lanka, put up an impressive performance in their first game, securing a stylish victory against Bangladesh despite missing some key players. In contrast, Afghanistan faces the challenge of chasing a target of over 300 runs (should Sri Lanka set it) to stay in the competition. If Sri Lanka manages to post 300 runs, Afghanistan needs to win by at least a margin of 237 runs.
Stay updated with live scores and updates from the Sri Lanka vs. Afghanistan Asia Cup 2023 match HERE.
- Date: September 5, 2023
- Time: 18:22 PM
- LIVE Sri Lanka vs. Afghanistan score: Dunith Wellalage is currently batting at 23 runs off 33 balls with three fours. Sri Lanka has only 12 balls left to play. Fazalhaq Farooqi will be bowling the final few overs.
- Score: SL: 257-7 (48 Overs)
- 18:14 PM
- LIVE SL vs. AFG Score: Sri Lanka aims for a total of around 300 runs with Theekshana and Wellalage in the middle. Afghanistan’s Naib is on the attack, having already taken three wickets in his eight overs.
- Score: SL: 257-7 (46 Overs)
- 18:05 PM
- LIVE SL vs. AFG: Sri Lanka targets nearly 300 runs, but Afghanistan is determined to dismiss them before the 50-over mark. Sri Lanka has 36 balls left with three wickets in hand.
- Score: SL: 248/7 (44 Overs)
- 17:57 PM
- LIVE Sri Lanka vs. Afghanistan score: Sri Lanka is currently seven wickets down, facing adversity after losing four wickets in quick succession.
- Score: SL: 243/7 (42 Overs)
- 17:50 PM
- LIVE SL vs. AFG Score: Rashid Khan makes an impact, taking three wickets in one over, including the wicket of Sri Lanka’s captain, Dasun Shanaka, who was dismissed by the leggie.
- Score: SL: 232/7 (40 Overs)
- 17:37 PM
- LIVE SL vs. AFG Score: Sri Lanka is firmly in control, with Kusal Mendis and Dhananjaya de Silva at the crease.
- Score: SL: 221/4 (38 Overs)
- 17:29 PM
- LIVE SL vs. AFG Score: Kusal Mendis is on the verge of reaching a century, currently batting at 89 off 81 balls with three sixes and six fours, just 11 runs away from a well-deserved hundred.
- Score: SL: 209/4 (36 Overs)
- 17:17 PM
- LIVE SL vs. AFG Score: Wicket! Charith Asalanka is caught and bowled by Rashid Khan, breaking the partnership, but the dangerous Mendis is still at the crease, batting on 75 off 74 balls.
- Score: SL: 189/4 (34 Overs)
- 17:08 PM
- LIVE Sri Lanka vs. Afghanistan score: Kusal Mendis is in terrific form, forming a solid partnership with the team, cruising towards a competitive total with singles and doubles.
- Score: SL: 174/3 (32 Overs)
- 16:58 PM
- LIVE Sri Lanka vs. Afghanistan score: With just 20 overs remaining and seven wickets in hand, Sri Lanka is in a favorable position, aiming for a total close to 300.
- Score: SL: 167/3 (30 Overs)
- 16:49 PM
- LIVE SL vs. AFG Score: Kusal Mendis reaches his fifty, batting on 53 off 56 balls with five boundaries. Rashid Khan and Fazalhaq Farooqi are trying to break the partnership for Afghanistan.
- Score: SL: 153/3 (28 Overs)
- 16:41 PM
- LIVE SL vs. AFG Score: Kusal Mendis hits three consecutive boundaries off Rashid Khan, gaining momentum as Afghanistan struggles in the middle.
- Score: SL: 141/3 (26.3 Overs)
- 16:34 PM
- LIVE SL vs. AFG Asia Cup 2023: Sri Lanka is slowly recovering with a partnership in the middle. Afghanistan needs to take wickets soon to maintain pressure on the opposition.
- Score: SL: 122/3 (24.2 Overs)
- 16:25 PM
- LIVE Asia Cup 2023 SL vs. AFG: Sri Lanka aims to rebuild with Asalanka and Kusal Mendis in the middle, while Afghanistan is aggressively pursuing wickets.
- Score: SL: 111/3 (21 Overs)
- 16:19 PM
- LIVE Asia Cup 2023 SL vs. AFG: Two new batters, Kusal Mendis and Asalanka, are striving to build a solid partnership, while Afghanistan is putting in effort to take wickets.
- Score: SL: 96/3 (19 Overs)
- 16:13 PM
- LIVE SL vs. AFG Score: Another wicket falls as Sadeera Samawickrama (3 runs off 8 balls) is caught behind by Gurbaz, bowled by Gulbadin. All three wickets have been taken by Naib, showcasing an impressive spell.
- Score: SL: 86/3 (17 Overs)
- 16:01 PM
- LIVE SL vs. AFG Score: Sri Lanka loses both openers as Pathum Nissanka (41 runs off 40 balls) is trapped lbw by Gulbadin Naib. Sri Lanka is now 2 down.
- Score: SL: 83/2 (15.3 Overs)
- 15:51 PM
- LIVE SL vs. AFG Score: Sri Lanka loses their first wicket, but Nissanka and Mendis are in fine form at the moment. Afghanistan needs to take wickets quickly to stay competitive.
- Score: SL: 71/1 (13 Overs)
- 15:44 PM
- LIVE SL vs. AFG Asia Cup Score: Sri Lanka is on top with both openers in excellent form, batting with confidence.
- Score: SL: 56/0 (9 Overs)
- 15:27 PM
- LIVE SL vs. AFG: Gilbadin Naib is brought into the attack by Afghanistan in search of their first breakthrough. It’s a do-or-die match for Afghanistan.
- Score: SL: 44/0 (7.2 Overs)
- 15:20 PM
- LIVE SL vs. AFG: Conditions for batting are favorable, and both Sri Lankan openers have made a solid start with some boundaries.
- Score: SL: 36/0 (5 Overs)
- 15:15 PM
- LIVE SL vs. AFG Score: Sri Lanka gets off to a promising start with Pathum Nissanka and Karunaratne opening the innings, while Fazalhaq Farooqi opens the bowling for Afghanistan. Nine runs come from the first over.
- Score: SL: 15/0 (3 Over)
3:06 PM LIVE: Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Match Begins The Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan match has officially commenced, featuring Dimuth Karunaratne and Pathum Nissanka as the opening pair for Sri Lanka. Fazalhaq Farooqi has taken up the responsibility of opening the bowling for Afghanistan, with the first over yielding nine runs.
Current Score: SL 9/0 (1 Over)
2:35 PM LIVE: SL vs AFG Asia Cup 2023 – Team Lineups Presenting the playing XIs for both teams in the Asia Cup 2023:
Afghanistan Playing XI: Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi(c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi.
Sri Lanka Playing XI: Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis(w), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka(c), Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana.
2:32 PM LIVE: SL vs AFG Asia Cup 2023 – Toss Report In the Asia Cup 2023 match taking place in Lahore, Pakistan, Sri Lanka’s captain Dasun Shanaka has won the toss and elected to bat first. Fortunately, there’s no rain expected for today’s game.
1:57 PM LIVE: SL vs AFG Asia Cup – Toss Imminent The eagerly awaited toss for the Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Asia Cup 2023 match is just moments away. The captains are set to step onto the field at 2:30 PM (IST), with the action scheduled to kick off at 3 PM.
1:05 PM LIVE: AFG vs SL Asia Cup 2023 – Dimuth Karunaratne Approaching 8,000 ODI Runs Dimuth Karunaratne, the former Sri Lanka captain, is on the cusp of reaching a remarkable milestone of 8,000 runs in international cricket, needing only 120 more. Will Karunaratne achieve this feat in today’s Asia Cup 2023 clash against Afghanistan in Lahore?
12:26 PM LIVE: Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2023 – Mohammad Nabi Aims for 250 International Wickets Afghanistan’s versatile all-rounder and former captain, Mohammad Nabi, is just one wicket away from achieving the coveted 250 wickets mark in international cricket. Will Nabi reach this milestone against Sri Lanka in today’s Asia Cup 2023 match?
11:45 AM LIVE: AFG vs SL Asia Cup 2023 – Kusal Mendis Chasing 3,000 ODI Runs Sri Lanka’s proficient batsman, Kusal Mendis, is closing in on the significant milestone of 3,000 runs in ODIs, needing only 50 more runs. Can Mendis attain this milestone against Afghanistan in their Asia Cup 2023 encounter in Lahore today?
10:56 AM Live Updates: Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2023 – Dream11 Fantasy Picks Struggling to make your Dream11 fantasy picks? Whether it’s the choice between Dasun Shanaka and Rashid Khan or Ibrahim Zadran and Matheesh Pathirana, we’ve got your top fantasy picks covered. Check them out for the Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2023 match here.
10:12 AM LIVE: AFG vs SL Asia Cup 2023 – Sri Lanka’s Dominance in Head-to-Head Encounters Sri Lanka and Afghanistan have locked horns ten times in ODI cricket, with Sri Lanka winning six matches, Afghanistan securing three victories, and one ending in a no-result. The intriguing question remains: Who will emerge victorious in the Asia Cup 2023 showdown on Tuesday?
9:04 AM AFG vs SL Asia Cup 2023: Sri Lanka’s Impressive Track Record in Lahore Sri Lanka has contested 13 matches in Lahore, emerging victorious in nine of them. Their remarkable win percentage stands at 69.23%, the highest among teams with at least ten appearances at the Gaddafi Stadium. Can Sri Lanka maintain their winning streak in Lahore against Afghanistan today?
7:31 AM AFG vs SL Asia Cup 2023: Potential Changes in Afghanistan’s Lineup Afghanistan may consider introducing Gujarat Titans spinner Noor Ahmad into their playing XI for the pivotal clash against Sri Lanka. Noor Ahmad offers an option to replace either Karim Janat or Gulbadin Naib, while Riaz Hassan could bolster the middle order.
7:04 AM Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Asia Cup 2023: Sri Lanka’s Pursuit of a New World Record Sri Lanka has achieved an impressive feat of winning 11 consecutive matches in ODI cricket. Today, they aim to set a new world record with a 12th consecutive victory in their match against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup 2023, hosted in Lahore.
6:02 AM AFG vs SL Asia Cup 2023: High-Stakes Encounter The winner of the final Group B clash between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka will secure a coveted spot in the Asia Cup 2023 Super 4 stage. However, Afghanistan must secure a victory by a margin of 70 runs or chase down the target within 36 overs to qualify based on net run rate. Bangladesh has already confirmed their berth in the Super 4.
1:01 AM LIVE: Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Asia Cup 2023 Match Greetings and welcome to our coverage of the SL vs AFG match, the 6th game of the 2023 Asia Cup. Stay tuned for all the key updates from this crucial clash unfolding in Pakistan today.
- Afghanistan (Playing XI): Rahmanullah Gurbaz (w), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi.
- Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (w), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana.
- Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka won the toss and chose to bat first against Afghanistan. The match is being held in Lahore, Pakistan, with no chances of rain.
- 13:57 PM
Players to Watch:
- Dimuth Karunaratne is closing in on 8,000 ODI runs, needing 120 more to reach this milestone in international cricket.
- Mohammad Nabi is one wicket away from achieving 250 international wickets in his career.
- Kusal Mendis is looking to complete 3,000 runs in ODIs, requiring 50 more runs to achieve this milestone.
- Check Dream11 Fantasy Picks for the match.
- Sri Lanka and Afghanistan have faced each other 10 times in ODI cricket. Sri Lanka has won 6 matches, Afghanistan has won 3, and one ended in no-result.
Sri Lanka’s Strong Record in Lahore:
- Sri Lanka holds the highest win percentage in Lahore, winning 9 out of 13 matches played, with a win percentage of 69.23%.
- Watch the Afghanistan vs. Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2023 match via livestreaming. Both teams must win to qualify for the Super Four stages.
Noor Ahmad’s Potential Inclusion:
- Afghanistan may consider bringing in spinner Noor Ahmad into their playing XI for this crucial match.
Sri Lanka’s Pursuit of a World Record:
- Sri Lanka is aiming for a new world record with 12 consecutive wins in ODI cricket.
Must-Win Situation for Afghanistan:
- The winner of this Group B match between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka will secure their place in the Asia Cup 2023 Super 4 stage. Afghanistan needs to win by 70 runs or chase the target in 36 overs to qualify on net run-rate.
- The captains will walk out for the toss at 2:30 PM (IST), and the action will commence at 3 PM.
Stay tuned for live updates and key highlights from this crucial Asia Cup 2023 clash between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan.