World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka, Afghanistan Record Contrasting Victories

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Thursday, February 26th, 2015 | 0

Afghanistan beat Scotland

Team Afghanistan recorded its first ever win at the World Cup 2015 with a thrilling last-over conquest of Scotland at Dunedin first up on Thursday.

With the flip of the coin going their way, Afghanistan decided to bowl first, eventually doing a fine job by bundling out Scotland for 210 runs. Fast-bowler Shapoor Zadran was the wrecker-in-chief with a four-wicket haul, while Dawlat Zadran also had 3 scalps.

In response, a fine bowling performance from Scotland saw Afghanistan struggle at 97-7, before a belligerent knock from Samiullah Shenwari (96) helped them chase down the total with a solitary wicket to spare.

Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh

Riding on centuries from veteran batsmen Tillakaratne Dilshan (161*) and Kumar Sangakkara (105*), Sri Lanka amassed a mammoth 332-1 against Bangladesh at Melbourne.

In their quest to chase down the total, the Bangladesh batsmen looked in a jiffy to pile up runs, consequently getting all-out for 240 in 47 overs.

Lasith Malinga (3/35) was the pick of the bowlers, even as Suranga Lakmal (2/49) and Dilshan picked 2 wickets apiece.

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