The defending champions have started their campaign with a victory✌ over a spirited Afghanistan side, thanks to Tillakaratne Dilshan's magnificent knock of 83*. Afghans won the toss at Kolkata and opted to bat first but got off to a slow start😟 and could only manage 51/4 in 11 overs. But a splendid partnership✨ between captain Asghar Stanikzai(62) and Samiullah Shenwari(31) changed the course of the innings. Shenwari's 14 ball knock was crucial👌 as it helped Stanikzai shift gears as well. They racked up 102 runs in the last 9 overs😲. In reply, SL were single-handedly carried through by Dilshan who took the pressure of his teammates whenever Afghans tried to stifle the Islanders. In the end, inexperience cost the Afghans as SL won with 7 balls to spare👏.
⭐MoM: T Dilshan