Though Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan today but Afghanistan over shades them and win millions of heart. Mahela Jayawardene scored hundred to confirm Sri Lanka’s victory in the 12th match of ICC world cup 2015 at Dunedin. Jayawardene was declared Man of The Match for this winning knock.
At one stage Sri Lankan team was struggling in the chase of 233 as they lost 4 wickets on 51 score in 12 overs. Openers Thirimanne and Dilshan gone on the very first balls that they faced. After this Kumar Sangkkara also out on a beauty from Hassan. Jayawardene and Mathews built 126 runs partnership for 5th wicket to return Sri Lanka in the match. Mahela made 100 runs in 120 balls before getting dismissed by Hamid Hassan.
At the end of innings Thisara Perera scored match winning 47 in 26 balls. Hence Sri Lanka registered 4 wickets win over Afghanistan team. Afghanistan played good cricket in this match and after losing toss they got all out in 50th over of match after putting a fighting total of 232. Asghar Stanikzai hit 54 runs in 57 balls. Every batsmen contributed in Afghanistan’s inning to reach at 232 score.