Rahmanullah Gurbaz gets Afghanistan off to a flier

Gurbaz

Aryan Surana

Rahmanullah Gurbaz has hit four sixes in his fiery knock on a pitch that has otherwise not been too easy to bat on. But the precociously talented right-hander, with the grace of good fortune has picked the right deliveries to go after largely and gets to a well deserved fifty.

Hazratullah Zazai could not find any fluency through. He played across to a length delivery that skidded on and clean bowled him for 13 off 16. Sri Lanka got a much needed breakthrough after a couple of missed opportunities, including one run out chance. Afghanistan concluded the PowerPlay at 49/1.