World T20: Lanka Secures Win Over Afghanistan


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.

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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