Afghanistan knock five-time champs Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup

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Sri Lanka Cricket NewsRiding on brilliant performances from the spinners, Afghanistan registered a comfortable 91-run win against Sri Lanka in their first Asia Cup encounter at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Monday. Chasing a tricky target of 250, the Sri Lankan team got bundled out for 158 in 41.1 overs.

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  1. Well done AFGANS, as we new
    Well done AFGANS, as we new this result long before the Asian cup, i posted a comment but unfortunately it was no posted in this column. as i said after the Loss against Bangladesh that man Kusal Mendis is a useless batsman not a reliable batsman and also srilankan cricket and team are politicized. what is Hathurusingha, Thilan (haraum lakse), Labroy, Gurusingha, Mathews, fielding coach and the selectors to say. must be very happy because they played for the Asia Cup. no matter they were out of the competition they just want to say hey are on the right track. yes you are in the right track to get thrashed out of world cup also from the preliminary round. now Hathurusingha, Thilan and Guruingha can fly back to Australia to take some time off as they have done a YEOMAN service to srilankan cricket. they can rest as much as they can and come back just before the next outing. this is why the former cricketers requested the changes to the system, unfortunately bloody politicians indirectly handling the management to satisfy their party politician. very soon all the other unrecognized cricketing nations will also beat school boy type srilankan cricket very easily.no more srilankan cricket they have dug their own grave because of the politics in the cricket and politicians who are opposing for the change of the system recommended by the former cricketers.

  2. No surprise with the result
    No surprise with the result here going down to Afgan’s as well nailing the final nails to the coffin.!!!!
    Impending doom was well predicted in this blog, due to this kind of dumb decision making Nepotists. The futility of Kusal Mendis was pointed out in my previous post. Besides putting him again in the playing XI, Sending him as Opener again in a crucial gamr…?

    This absurdity & simple logic is something even a donkey would understand.

    Way to go Hathurusinghe/Mathews….Neext series onward, Get the other favorite Chandimal back to OPEN with so ever great Kusal Mendis for all forthcoming matches up to the WC..LoL

    Exactly as already AXED the read-hearings in their eyes; Dickwella & Asela Gunarathne, now AXE Upul Tharanga too..!!!! So you can bring in the remaining favorites like Dimuth Karunarathne as did in last WC.,

    Disrupting the pair who has the best record as Openers for SL since 2017 and paved the way to put up two consecutive 50+ stands for the 1st wkt to build 300+ winning totals Vs SA in last 2 odis….

    to slot in one of the 2 WORST FAILURES in limited over cricket, (Chandimal, Mendis)to Open both crucial matches in Asia Cup, BENCHING 2nd best Run maker in 2017 Niroshan Dickwella (only behind Tharanga)… the superb logic of coach Hathuru & skipper Mathews made sure the inevitable preliminary round EXIT from Asia for SL!

    https://island-cricket.com/blogs/srilankacricket/mdkjulius-caesar/it-is-high-time-to-seal-the-spots-of-best-opening-pair-to-avo?page=1#comment-176123

  3. All pals of Sumathipala such
    All pals of Sumathipala such as Ashely de Silva, Charith Senanayake, Asanka Gurusinghe, Graham Labrooy, and even Chandika Hathurusinghe should be shown the door now. Best time to purge SLC of all past evils.

  4. HATHURUSINGHE PLEASE GO BACK
    HATHURUSINGHE PLEASE GO BACK TO AUSTRALIA if possibly with MATHEWS and our hero KUSAL MENDIS who contributed with MASSIVE DOUBLE GOLDEN DUCKS upfront in most important two games PROVIDING THE BEST STARTS EVER IN THE HISTORY OF ASIA CUP for Five Time Winner to BECOME A MINNOW AND RETURN HOME IN THE NEXT FLIGHT TO THE PARADISE ()()()() ” Aiyooo mehemath baluweemak nam dekalama nathoooo….

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