Many call them dark horses. Many say, Afghanistan can surprise everyone at any time. The words are not wrong. Afghans really surprised everyone in this World Cup.
Afghanistan defeated three consecutive world-winning teams. After England, Pakistan, they also defeated Sri Lanka. And this time they are dreaming of going to the semi-finals of the World Cup.
Afghanistan moved up to fifth in the World Cup points table with the win against Sri Lanka. They did not win a single match in 2019 ODI World Cup. This time those Afghans have surprised everyone. This time, Afghans are dreaming of playing the semi-finals in the World Cup.
Afghanistan’s next matches are against Netherlands, Australia and South Africa. Even if they win one of the matches, the road to the semis will be a bit wider for them.
Afghanistan won by 7 wickets on Monday. Batting first, Sri Lanka scored 241 runs. The Afghans picked up the runs they needed to win with 28 balls to spare. Rahmat Shah and Hasmatullah Shahidi scored half centuries. Azmatullah Omarzai played a brilliant innings of 73 runs.