ABU DHABI: Minnows Afghanistan recorded a great upset win to knock Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup in Group B One-day International here at Sheikh Zayad Stadium on Monday.
Chasing 250, Sri Lanka were all out for 158 in 52 balls to spare. They lost their second consecutive match by 91 runs.
The five times champion are going home early after being knocked out of the Unimoni Asia Cup following their second successive loss. Afghanistan beating them by 91 runs to cement their place in the Super 4 stage along with Bangladesh.
This was also Afghanistan’s first ever win against Sri Lanka in three outings. They will be playing their last group match against Bangladesh on September 20 which will decide who tops the group.