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WATCH: Rashid Khan and Danushka Gunathilaka involve in a heated argument with each other during the super-four match

Sri Lanka and Afghanistan faced each other for the second time after the Group Stage in the ongoing Asia Cup 2022.

Rashid Khan

Sri Lanka and Afghanistan played against each other in the first match of the super-four round of the Asia Cup 2022. Earlier, both teams locked horns with each other in the Group stage of the tournament where Afghanistan won the match by a massive margin of eight wickets. But, in this Sri Lanka cleared off the account of the last defeat with Afghanistan by beating them with a margin of four wickets.

Other than this, the match made it to the headlines of social media for another unwanted reason. Actually, star spinner of Afghanistan, Rashid Khan happened to be in a heated argument with the Sri Lankan batter Danushka Gunathilaka after the latter smashed a four on his ball during the match.

The video of this argument between Rashid and Gunathilaka went viral on social media within minutes of being uploaded. In the video, it can be seen that Rashid was saying something to the Sri Lankan batter as he smashed a four on the former’s delivery. Although, the Afghanistan star managed to scalp the wicket of Gunathilaka later in that very over.

Here’s the video of the exchange of words between Rashid Khan and Danushka Gunathilaka:

 

Speaking of the match, then the opening pair of Hazratullah Zazai and Rahmanullah Gurbaz provided a strong start for Afghanistan. They both made a partnership of 46 runs in 4.5 overs for the first wicket. Rahmatullah Gurbaz played an excellent knock of 84 runs off just 45 balls with four boundaries and six sixes to his name.

Other than Gurbaz, number three batter Ibrahim Zadran also played a knock of 40 runs off 38 balls with two boundaries and a six. With these knocks, Afghanistan managed to post a total of 175 runs for the loss of six wickets in the allotted 20 overs.

Dilshan Madushanka scalped two wickets for Sri Lanka alongside one scalp each of Maheesh Theekshana and Asitha Fernando.

While chasing the target in the second innings, Sri Lanka got a very good start from the openers Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis. They stitched a partnership of 62 runs in just 6.3 overs for the first wicket and played the knocks of 35 and 36 runs respectively. Other than the openers, Danushka Gunathilaka and Bhanuka Rajapaksa also played the individual knocks of 33 and 31 runs respectively.

On the backs of these four brilliant knocks, Sri Lanka managed to chase down the total in 19.1 overs for the loss of six wickets. They won the match by six wickets to seal the first victory in the super four round.

 

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