Fazalhaq Farooqi gave Afghanistan a rosy start to their campaign in the Asia Cup. Kusal Mendis was rapped on the pad and was given out after Mohammad Nabi challenged the decision. The real blow came off the very next ball for the islanders as Farooqi got Charith Asalanka with a ball that jagged back in sharply after pitching. In the next over, a slightly dicey decision saw Pathum Nissanka walk back after the third umpire upheld the onfield verdict to rule him out caught behind even though snicko showed a flat line. That dream start saw Sri Lanka being reduced to 5/3.
Back to back wickets in the first over, and 1 in the last over 👏⁰— AsianCricketCouncil (@ACCMedia1) August 27, 2022
Congratulations player of the match, Fazalhaq Farooqi on excellent bowling against Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup 🏆 2022 opener. #SLvAFG #ACC #AsiaCup2022 #GetReadyForEpic pic.twitter.com/2Kles46oAC