Asia cup is as exciting and enthralling as any other tournament of ICC. It offers everything to the cricket lovers; from enjoyment to thrill to the moments that takes you to a roller-coaster ride full of emotions. As the phrase goes, “always expect the unexpected to happen”, Asia cup has made this phrase come into reality.
Afghanistan is turning out to be an utterly motivated and focused team, a team which has already managed to win its first two matches. On Monday Afghanistan won against Sri Lanka, knocking the former champions out of the Asia Cup. Afghanistan won with a 91-run victory over Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi. Sri Lanka were required to win the Group B match to keep their participation in the Asia Cup, but were completely overthrown by Afghani’s who played outstandingly effective by setting a grand total of 249.
It was not only the batting of Afghanistan that managed to sweep away Lankan’s. In fact, the bowlers equally contributed and showed great performance to knock out a strong batting side. The former champions could only manage to face Afghani’s bowlers till 41.2 overs and secured a total of 158 runs. This has become Afghanistan’s first ever victory against Sri Lanka and that glorifies the emerging talent, hard work and dedication of Afghani’s.
Sri Lanka has already lost to Bangladesh which draws attention of the cricket lovers to the fact how miserably Lankan’s are going out of the track and form. Cricket has become a game which unfolds a lot of unexpected events, Asia Cup has further contributed in making the unexpected to happen. Cricket lovers have their eyes all set on the upcoming match of India-Pakistan and a lot of them look forward to see how Bangladesh and Afghanistan performs in the upcoming matches.