Wanindu Hasaranga breached the 100-wicket barrier in T20Is, becoming the eleventh player overall and second Sri Lankan bowler after Lasith Malinga to the milestone.
Sri Lanka T20 captain Wanindu Hasaranga said his side were keening to keep up their wins against Afghanistan as they look for a short-format morale boost ahead of this year's World Cup.
The home skipper's 4-15 included two scalps on his final two deliveries and Sri Lanka cruised to a nine-wicket victory inside 11 overs.
"No matter how well you bat or bowl, if you don't field well then you'll struggle to make it to the side. Fielding is non-negotiable," Wanindu Hasaranga said.
Hasaranga's fourth five-wicket haul is a new record for R. Premadasa Stadium, eclipsing Angelo Mathews' 6-20 against India in 2009.
Sri Lanka appointed all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga as the captain of their Twenty20 side on Saturday ahead of their series against Zimbabwe next month, while batsman Kusal Mendis will lead their one-day international team.
All-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga and and pacer Dushmantha Chameera were left out as Sri Lanka named their 15-member squad for the World Cup on Tuesday.
All-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga is "highly unlikely" to play in the 50-overs World Cup in India despite Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) making every effort to aid his bid to recover from a hamstring injury, according to media reports citing a team doctor.
According to reports, Hasaranga had written to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), expressing his desire to play only white-ball cricket and giving his best in the two formats for the national team moving forward. The board has apparently accepted his request as he is officially not a Test cricketer anymore.