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Rashid Khan Gets Injured While Fielding During T20 World Cup Game Against Sri Lanka. Watch

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Rashid Khan was taken off the ground after the physio controlled him.©AFP

Afghanistan lost to Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in a Group 1 game in Brisbane on Tuesday. The defeat saw the side led by Mohammed Nabi knocked out of contention for the semi-finals of the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia. Since it was a must-have game for Afghanistan, their star player Rashid Khan gave it his all on the pitch, aiming to get a favorable result for his team. He scored 9 carries on 8 balls and returned 2-for-31 numbers in four overs before getting injured trying to save a boundary.

It was the first ball from the penultimate on which Dhananjaya de Silva played a hard shot that went past the defensive midfielder. Rashid Khan, who was stationed in the middle of the deep wicket, ran to his left and slid to his right knee to save the boundary. During the process, the rotation assistant got injured. He was taken off the ground after the physio checked him.

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Speaking of the match, Wanindu Hasaranga led an inspired bowling effort before Dhananjaya hit a fine fifty as Sri Lanka kept their semi-final hopes alive with a win over Afghanistan.

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Mystery spinner Hasaranga (3/13) and pacer Lahiru Kumara (2/30) shared five wickets between them to limit Afghanistan to 144 for 8. Dhananjaya then took control of the Sri Lankan innings with an unbeaten 66 and not on 42 balls, as the defending Asian Cup champions crossed the line with nine balls in reserve.

(With PTI inputs)

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