The odds were heavily stacked against them when they posted just 134 on the board after Sri Lanka asked them to take first strike, but Afghanistan produced a superb performance with the ball to bowl out the island nation for 130 in 46 overs.
Acomposed stay at the crease from Sri Lanka skipper Dunith Wellalage (34 off 61) looked like would pull his team over the line, but it was not meant to be. Afghanistan will now face England in the first Super League semifinal on February 1.
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