Sri Lankan started their World T20 2016 with a convincing victory over Afghanistan. Afghanistan batting first scored 153 with the help of Asghar Stanikzai. Among the Sri Lankan bowlers Nuwan Kulasekara has gone expensive. But other bowlers bowled really well.
But, Tillakaratne Dilshan played an outstanding innings of 83 runs off 56 balls that helped Sri Lankan to win the match by six wickets. Sri Lankan now stands second of group one behind West Indies.
Dinesh Chandimal: The opener contributed 18 runs off 17 balls. He and Dilshan shared a 41 run partnership that gave Sri Lankan a good start.
TM Dilshan: The match winner of the day. In played role anchor. Dilshan scored 83 off 56 balls that helped Sri Lankan to start their World T20 World T20 campaign with a six wickets victory.
Lahiru Thrimanne: He contributed only six runs before he was bowled by Rashid Khan.
Thisara Perera: He scored 12 runs before run out by Mohammad Shahzad. But, he also took three wickets.
Chamara Kapugedera: The second Sri Lankan batsman who was run out by Afghan fielder. This time Mohammad Nabi was the fielder.
Angelo Mathews: The Sri Lankan captain scored 10 balls 21 and also took one wicket.
Milinda Siriwardana: He didn’t bat but with the ball conceded 16 runs off one over.
Shehan Jayasuyra: N/A
Nuwan Kulasekara: He bowled four overs and conceded 43 runs and took only one wicket.
Dushmantha Chameera: He didn’t get any wicket, but bowled really well as he conceded only 19 runs in four overs.
Rangana Herath: He conceded 24 runs in four overs and took two wickets.