Kolkata: Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan in their first T20 World Cup match by six wicket with 11 balls remaining.
In World T20 Group 1 match after winning the toss Afghanistan team decided to bat first. Muhammad Shahzad caught by Chameera on the ball of Mathews on 8. Asghar Stanikzai played a good inning of 62 runs on just 42 balls. Karim Sadiq caught by Chandimal behind the wickets on the ball of Perera.
Samiullah Shenwari played a sensible innings he secured 31 runs from 14 balls. AD Mathews, KMDN Kulasekara got 1 wicket each while NLTC Perera took 3 wickets in his 4 overs.
Sri Lanka starts with a 41 runs partnership of Chandimal and Dilshan, Chandimal was caught by Samiullah Shenwari on Mohammad Nabi ball. Thirimanne was bowled by Rashid Khan on 6. tillakaratne dilshan at this point played a vital innings of 83 not out lead the Sri Lanka to victory on their first T20 World Cup match.