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Asia Cup 2023: Very Disappointed But We Gave Our 100 Per Cent, Says Afghanistan Captain Shahidi

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Afghanistan needed to chase down a 292-run target set by Sri Lanka in 37.1 overs to qualify for Super4s, but fell short by two runs as it was bowled out for 289 in 37.4 overs.

Afghanistan commander Hashmatullah Shahidi said he couldn’t be more proud of his platoon’s performance following a heartbreaking two- run loss to Sri Lanka that knocked his side out of the Asia Cup, then on Tuesday.

Due to its inferior run rate, Afghanistan demanded to chase down a 292- run target set by Sri Lanka in37.1 overs to qualify for Super4s.

Stager Mohammad Nabi (65 off 32 balls) put it on the cusp of a notorious palm by smashing the fastest half- century by an Afghanistan batter in ODIs.

Ultimately, Afghanistan fell agonisingly short by two runs as it was sailed out for 289 in37.4 overs.

“veritably disappointed about it. We fought well, we gave our 100 per cent. Proud of the platoon for the way we played, the way we maundered. I suppose in the last couple of times we played good justice in the ODI format also, ” Shahidi said.

“We’re still learning a lot. We had a lot of cons in this event. We’re veritably near to the World Cup, what we did awry then we will learn and be better for World Cup. Our crowd is always supporting us. We’re thankful to them.

“We tried our stylish to give commodity back to them moment, we feel sorry for them, ” he added.

Sri Lanka commander Dasun Shanaka was relieved that they ever set up a way to win.

“It’s a tough one, veritably hard to defend such a aggregate. Nabi played an outstanding innings which nearly took away the game from us. We set up a way to win, ” he said.

Still, as Dunith Wellalage had Mujeeb Ur Rahman dismissed off the first ball of the 38th over, the Afghanistan unker sunk into despair, putatively trying to come to terms with the fact that the side had been shown the exit door.

Shortly after however, it was made given that the Hashmatullah Shahidi- led side could still make the business end, given it hammers a outside off the coming three deliveries.

With the scoreboard stuck at 289, the No 11 batter Fazalhaq Farooqi went on to block the coming two deliveries to the horror of the observers and the thousands of suckers who had come to watch its platoon play.

Rashid Khan, stranded at the non-striker’s end, too sounded ignorant of the new equation. Off the last ball, Farooqi got out LBW as Afghanistan got sailed out for 289 and lost the match by two runs.

After the match, the experts in broadcast verified after talking to a many players that the platoon wasn’t apprehensive of the new script. Know More Latest Asia Cup News…

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