Afghanistan loses its previous match against Australia by 7 wickets because of the weak zone in the batting department. So in this match, the team want to improve their batting technique.
The seventh-wicket went down for Sri Lanka. Dawlat gets his first wicket here. Udana goes for a big heave and completely misses the line of the ball. The ball hits the timber. Sri Lanka is now 182/8 in 38 overs. There is a rain halt now. A much-needed break for the Lankan team and the fans.
The match has been held in Sophia garden Cardiff. The pitch of Cardiff is in favor of bowlers as the pitch contains little bit swing and bounce. And the pitch will be helpful for the spinners to turn the ball very easily.
There is a rain halt now as expected that the cloud will cover the sky until the end of the day. Just when Afghanistan was looking to end the innings soon, the rain has stopped play. The temperature is getting cool around 17-degrees Celcius and humidity in the 50s to 60s.
Mohammad Shahzad (AFG), Lahiru Thiramanne (SL)
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Avishka Fernando, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis, Kusal Mendis (wk), Kusal Perera (wk), Thisara Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Dhananjaya de Silva, Milinda Siriwardana, Lahiru Thirimanne, Isuru Udana, Jeffrey Vandersay.
Afghanistan: Gulbadin Naib (capt), Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb ur Rahman.