Afghanistan’s batting performance in the second innings was a testament to their power and skill. They played some fearless cricket and took the Sri Lankan bowlers to the cleaners. Azmatullah Omarzai was the star of the show, smashing 73 runs off just 51 balls, including five sixes. Rahmat Shah (50) and Hashmatullah Shahidi (65), who also made several significant shots, provided him with strong support.
Afghanistan’s openers set the tone
Afghanistan’s openers, Hazratullah Zazai and Rahmanullah Gurbaz, set the tone for the chase with a brisk 50-run partnership. Zazai was particularly aggressive, hitting four boundaries and two sixes in his 28 off 22 balls. Gurbaz played the supporting role, scoring 23 off 37 balls.
Hashmatullah Shahidi and Azmatullah Omarzai continue the momentum
After the fall of the openers, Hashmatullah Shahidi and Azmatullah Omarzai continued the momentum with a 105-run partnership. Shahidi played a more cautious role, while Omarzai was more aggressive. Omarzai hit six boundaries and four sixes in his 73 off 51 balls, while Shahidi scored 65 off 75 balls.
Afghanistan finish off in style
With Shahidi and Omarzai at the crease, Afghanistan were always in control of the chase. They reached the target with ease, and they will be hoping to continue their winning momentum in the upcoming matches.
Afghanistan batsmen go berserk
Moreover, Afghanistan’s batsmen were in a hurry to get the runs, and they went berserk in the second innings. Then, they took the Sri Lankan bowlers to the cleaners, and the ball was flying all over the park. Azmatullah Omarzai was particularly severe on the spinners, and he smashed two sixes in a row to bring up his half-century. Rahmat Shah and Hashmatullah Shahidi also played some big shots, and they all helped Afghanistan to reach the target in just 20.2 overs.
Omarzai’s fireworks light up the stadium
Azmatullah Omarzai was the star of the show for Afghanistan in the second innings. He was unstoppable against the Sri Lankan bowlers, and he played some breathtaking shots. He smashed five sixes in his innings of 73 off just 51 balls. Omarzai’s fireworks lit up the stadium, and he was given a standing ovation by the crowd when he was dismissed.
Afghanistan proved they are a team to be reckoned with in 2018 Cricket World Cup with their convincing victory against Sri Lanka. In the second innings, their batters were especially strong, hitting a barrage of large blows to easily chase down the goal.Afghanistan will be hoping to continue their winning ways in their next match against England.