For all those out there who've got their QF line-up predictions on stone, please get a new rock & wait. A spirited allround display by the Afghans brought them so close to a win only to be denied by the old warhorse Jayawardane & some fire fighting by Mathews & Perera. Earlier the Afghan batsmen showed resolve and their hunger to perform. Asghar Stanikzai stood out with his 50 (57) smashing five 4s and a 6. The Sri Lankans were all at sea in the chase losing Thirimanne, Dilshan & the big fish Sangakkara cheaply. Thankfully the middle order marshalled by Jayawardene saved the day for Sri Lanka.