WATCH: Rashid Khan and Gunathilaka’s HEATED clash during SL vs Afghanistan

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Things got heated between Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khana and Danushka Gunathilaka after the Sri Lanka reverse-sweeped world’s best bowler T20I spinner in the Asia Cup 2022 Super 4s clash at Sharjah on Saturday (September 3). However, Rashid bowled the left-hander two balls later to reply to the arguement they had and had the last laugh.

Later on, Sri Lanka clinched the victory and broke the record of the highest chase at Sharjah in T20I cricket.

Checkout the heated arguement video here….

Gurbaz, the 20-year-old right-hander, who was a part of IPL champion team Gujarat Titans, smashed half a dozen sixes and added 93 in just 10.4 overs with Ibrahim Zadran (40) to take Afghanistan to a more than respectable total at the Sharjah Cricket ground.

The evening belonged to Gurbaz, who did get a slice of luck as Danushka Gunathilaka’s foot touched the rope when he went for a successive second six off mystery spinner Mahesh Theekshana, having slog-swept him for his first six. However, there was no looking back after that even though the right hander didn’t use his feet much against the spinner.

The slog sweep off Wanindu Hasaranga over cow corner was a treat to watch and so was the two down-the-ground sixes off Chamika Karunaratne which was all about maximum power with hand-eye co-ordination and minimal feet movement.

There was pull shot off pacer Asitha Fernando among the half dozen of sixes that he hit and once he was out, Sri Lanka bowlers did get a sense of reprieve on a ground where the side boundaries are really short. Zadran though got a few lusty blows and so did Rashid Khan (9) towards the fag end of the Afghanistan innings to take the score close to 180.

While spinners Theekshana (1/29) and Hasaranga (0/23 in 4 overs) gave away only 52 in their eight overs, it was skipper Dasun Shanaka (0/22 in 2 overs) and Karunaratne (0/29 in 2 overs), who leaked 51 runs in four overs for the “fifth bowler’s quota”. (With PTI inputs)





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