A brilliant batting effort by Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Rahmat Shah carried Afghanistan to a dominant six-wicket win over Sri Lanka. After winning the toss, the Afghans started off with the ball and dismissed Dimuth Karunaratne for the score of eight. But after this wicket, Kusal Mendis with the likes of Pathum Nissanka and Sadeera Samarawickrama; buoyed the Lankans out of trouble.
Mendis smashed a stunning 158 in 87 balls with 19 fours and nine sixes before he retired himself out. However, after this onslaught, the Lankan batters fell apart like a pack of cards after losing the remaining eight wickets for 37 runs. Mohammed Nabi turned up with his golden arm as he picked up four wickets for 44 runs in eight overs.
Then in the second innings, Guwahati was presented with the Rahmanullah Gurbaz show, as the Afghan gloveman took apart the Lanakan bowling. Despite losing fellow opener Ibrahim Zadran early, Gurbaz with Rahmat Shah posted a magical 224-run partnership to carry Afghanistan near the finish line. Despite a rain delay and Mohammad Nabi's wicket, Najibullah Zadran and Azmatullah Omarzai finished off the game as Afghanistan chased down the reduced score to win the game by six wickets.