The 2022 Asia Cup kicked off in Dubai with a clash between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. Afghanistan won the first match of the Asia Cup against Sri Lanka. But the controversy has been started in the first match of the Asia Cup. The third umpire declared Sri Lanka’s Nissanka was declared out even without a spike on UltraEdge.
Afghanistan won the toss and opted to bowl against Sri Lanka. Afghanistan started the bowling in a manner that confirmed the tossing decision of the captain Mohammad Nabi. Fazal Farooqi got off to a good start for Afghanistan by dismissing Kushal Mendis and Asalanka in the first over.
With Nissanka’s wicket falling in the second over, Sri Lanka started a batting slump at 3 for 5. Sri Lankan batsman Nissanka’s wicket created a lot of controversies. In the third over of the match, Naveen Ul Haq’s full-length delivery bowl passed near Nisanka’s bat, and the field umpire gave it out by following the wicketkeeper’s appeal. Nissanka has reviewed the on-field umpire’s shocking decision.
Unfortunately, There was no spike in the third umpire’s ultra edge checking. But to everyone’s surprise, the third umpire called out. Nissanka and his teammates in the dugout could not believe this umpire’s shocking decision. The Sri Lankan opener Pathum Nissanka scored only 3 runs off 7 balls.
The UltraEdge showed a gap between the bat and the ball, but the third umpire was somehow convinced that there was bat involved. pic.twitter.com/lPaT75dj3Y
— ROMAL JOSEPH (@romaljoseph11) August 27, 2022
— Bhupendra Singh Chauhan (@bhupen87112944) August 27, 2022
What’s happening third-umpire!
— Anil yerram (@Anilyerram2) August 27, 2022
When talking about the match, Sri Lanka’s target of 106 was chased down by Afghanistan in 10.1 overs. Man of the match was Fazalhaq Farooqi, who took 3 wickets, conceding 11 runs in 3.4 overs.
Match Summery – Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan:
|Sri Lanka – 105-10||19.4 Overs|
|B Rajapaksa – 38(29)
C Karunaratne – 31(38)
|Fazalhaq Farooqi – 3/11
Mujeeb Ur Rahman – 2/24
|Afghanistan – 106-2||10.1 Overs|
|Rahmanullah Gurbaz – 40(18)
Hazratullah Zazai – 37*(28)
|Wanindu Hasaranga – 1/19|
|Man Of The Match: Fazalhaq Farooqi|