World T20: Lanka Secures Win Over Afghanistan

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Kolkata: Sri Lanka secured a six wicket win over Afghanistan in their opening match of the ICC World T20 in Kolkata on Thursday.

Brief scores: 153/7 in 20 overs (Asghar Stanikzai 62,; Thisara Perera 3/33). Sri Lanka 155/4 in 18.5 overs (T Dilshan 83 not out, Angelo Mathews 21 not out).

Afghanistan posed a spirited challenge before the seasoned Tillakaratne Dilshan guided Sri Lanka to a six-wicket win in their opening match of the ICC World T20 on Thursday.

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Dilshan (83 not out off 56 balls) steered Sri Lanka to victory in 18.5 overs after Afghanistan put up a competitive 153 for seven, courtesy a captain’s knock from Asghar Stanikzai (62).

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