T20 World Cup 2022: What did the Afghanistan captain say after being out of the race for the semi-finals?
Muhammad Nabi: In the T20 World Cup 2022 (T20 WC 2022), Sri Lanka defeated Afghanistan by 6 wickets on Tuesday. After this defeat, the Afghan team was out of the race for the semi-finals. After being out of this race, there was disappointment in the Afghan camp. Team captain Mohammad Nabi said that his team now has one match left in the World Cup, in which he is hoping for a good performance.
Mohammad Nabi said, ‘In today’s match we started well in the powerplay but we could not maintain our momentum till the last. We tried to keep a good score but the pitch was slow and we could score few runs. We didn’t even bowl on the right line and length. The fast bowlers kept many balls full toss. That’s why we gave him more chances to shoot. We didn’t play a single match in the last 10 days and that was also a big reason why we couldn’t find the momentum. Now we have one more match left, hopefully we will do better in this.
Afghanistan lost by 6 wickets
Batting first in this match, Afghanistan scored 144 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. The team’s top and middle order played short but slow innings. Sri Lankan spinner Wanindu Hasaranga took 3 wickets. In reply, Sri Lanka achieved the target very comfortably. The Lankan team won in the 19th over for the loss of 4 wickets. Dhananjay de Silva played an unbeaten innings of 66 runs off 42 balls. Wanindu Hasaranga was adjudged ‘Player of the Match’.
Afghanistan has not got a single victory so far
Afghanistan lost their first match of this T20 World Cup Super-12 round against England by 5 wickets. After this the matches against New Zealand and Ireland were washed out due to rain. Now after losing the fourth match against Sri Lanka, she has reached the bottom of the points table of Group 1. The team has to play its last match against Australia.
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