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Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, 1st ODI Commentary, Live Updates

SL vs AFG, 2022 - ODI Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
234 (38.0/50)
294/8 (50.0/50)
Afghanistan beat Sri Lanka by 60 runs
That is it then from this game and it is the visitors who have the early lead in the three-match series. The next game becomes all the more crucial for both sides as it might prove to be a series-deciding one. The second ODI is on Sunday, 27th November at 2.30 pm IST (9 am GMT). Do join us in advance for the build-up. Cheers!
Hashmatullah Shahidi, the Afghan skipper, says that he is feeling good and praises his boys. Adds that they started well with the bat and admits that they could have closed the innings better. Further says that in the last 7 overs or so they couldn't get the big hits and were 30 runs short. Shares that the plan was to bowl wicket-to-wicket and create pressure by bowling dot balls.
Dasun Shanaka, the captain of Sri Lanka, says that it's disappointing and feels that they could have bowled well on this pitch. Tells that toss is crucial but it was a good wicket and they didn't get enough partnerships. Adds that in the middle phase, they didn't control the innings but at the death, they bowled well, especially Kasun Rajitha. Mentions that the difference between the two sides is the partnership that Afghanistan got. States that they are looking forward to winning the remaining games and addressing their position on the ICC ODI Super League 2023 table.
Ibrahim Zadran is the Player of the Match for his sublime century! The Afghan opener says that he is very happy with his knock and thanks the Almighty. Tells that they wanted to bat first and the pitch was very good for batting. Shares that he took his time and that's why he played well. Feels that the pitch didn't change much, even in the second innings, and mentions that he passed on the message to his team that they should target 320. Praises his bowlers for a fantastic performance.
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Earlier in the day, Afghanistan batted with a lot of control. They adopted the old-school style to build their innings with the aim to go big in the last 10 overs. The Afghans did score 81 runs but also lost 6 wickets in the process, which hampered their charge and stopped them from crossing the psychological 300-run mark. In the end, whatever runs they put on the board turned out to be enough.
As mentioned, Afghanistan bowled superbly in every phase of the chase. By picking regular wickets, they kept a strong hand on the game and despite runs coming thick and fast for Sri Lanka, the tourists always were ahead. Gulbadin Naib picked up three crucial middle-order wickets and that dented Sri Lanka's hopes of staging a comeback. Fazalhaq Farooqi was once again brilliant and went through the defenses of four batters.
Chasing a target of 295 was not too tough on this batting-friendly surface but by losing wickets at regular intervals, Sri Lanka shot themselves on the foot. Pathum Nissanka was the only top-order batter to fight with some fluency and then Wanindu Hasaranga displayed his skills with the bat to scare the Afghans. He eventually ran out of partners, and was the final batter to get dismissed.
A convincing win for Afghanistan to take a lead in the series but more importantly, the Afghans gain 10 crucial points for ICC ODI Super League 2023. It was a neat and tidy effort from their bowlers right from the start and not for a moment, they allowed the intensity to go down in the field.
End Of The Over 38 : 234/10
4 Runs
  • 037.1
  • 037.2
  • 037.3
  • 037.4
  • 437.5
  • W37.6
W. Hasaranga
66 (46)
L. Kumara
0 (1)
F. Farooqi
9-0-49-4
37.6
W
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Wanindu Hasaranga OUT!
OUT! PLAYED ON! Fazalhaq Farooqi finishes things up in style as he gets his fourth wicket of the game. This ball is angled in on a length and from around the off pole. Wanindu Hasaranga shuffles past the leg stump as he looks to go through the off side. The ball takes the inside edge and crashes onto the stumps, knocking the bails over. Farooqi is elated and Afghanistan win the series opener by 60 runs.
37.5
4
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Wanindu Hasaranga
FOUR! Oh, wow! Fazalhaq Farooqi goes searching for the blockhole but it ends up being a low full toss. Wanindu Hasaranga backs away and creams it past extra cover for a boundary.
37.4
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Wanindu Hasaranga
Pitched up around off, Hasaranga plays it square of the wicket to deep cover and doesn't pick up a single with a couple of deliveries still remaining in the over.
37.3
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Wanindu Hasaranga
Good deception from the bowler. Farooqi steams in and serves a slower one, this is on a length and close to the off pole. Hasaranga shuffles past the leg stump and looks to cut but is beaten all ends up.
37.2
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Wanindu Hasaranga
No way through! Full and around off, Hasaranga with another nicely struck drive but can't get it past the man at extra cover.
37.1
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Wanindu Hasaranga
Farooqi comes from over the wicket and delivers a very full delivery on middle. Wanindu Hasaranga backs away and drills it straight to mid off.
End Of The Over 37 : 230/9
5 Runs
  • 036.1
  • 436.2
  • 036.3
  • 136.4
  • W36.5
  • 036.6
L. Kumara
0 (1)
W. Hasaranga
62 (40)
R. Khan
8-0-40-1
36.6
0
Rashid Khan To Lahiru Kumara
On a nagging length and around middle and leg. Lahiru Kumara plays it towards mid-wicket.
Lahiru Kumara is the last man in for Sri Lanka.
36.5
W
Rashid Khan To Kasun Rajitha OUT!
OUT! LBW! Kasun Rajitha looks like a dead duck but still goes for the review. A well-cooked googly is served to Sri Lanka's number 10. It lands on a fuller length around middle, Kasun Rajitha tries to defend but the ball spins in to beat the bat. He is rapped on the pads, they appeal and the umpire raises his finger after thinking for a while. UltraEdge finds nothing and Ball Tracking shows that it's clipping the leg stump. Once again it's the umpire's call and Sri Lanka have lost their ninth wicket.
36.4
1
Rashid Khan To Wanindu Hasaranga
A googly again, on the shorter side around middle, Wanindu Hasaranga moves back and punches it to deep cover for a single. Two balls to survive for Kasun.
36.3
0
Rashid Khan To Wanindu Hasaranga
Googly around middle, Wanindu steps back and then blocks at the last moment.
36.2
4
Rashid Khan To Wanindu Hasaranga
FOUR! Extraordinary shot! Too full and around leg, Wanindu Hasaranga clears his front foot and hammers it over the bowler's head for a boundary.
36.1
0
Rashid Khan To Wanindu Hasaranga
Quicker one, following the batter down the leg side, Hasaranga blocks it at the last moment.
End Of The Over 36 : 225/8
10 Runs
  • 135.1
  • W35.2
  • 035.3
  • 1 WD35.4
  • 435.4
  • 435.5
  • 035.6
K. Rajitha
8 (4)
W. Hasaranga
57 (36)
Y. Ahmadzai
6-0-46-2
35.6
0
Yamin Ahmadzai To Kasun Rajitha
Fuller and on middle, defended towards mid on. The crowd rejoice. Wanindu Hasaranga will be on strike now and perhaps he will try to farm strike from here on. 70 needed off 84 balls.
35.5
4
Yamin Ahmadzai To Kasun Rajitha
FOUR! Even better! Kasun Rajitha shows that he is no mug with the bat. Too full in length, around middle, Rajitha shows the full face of the bat and executes an on drive for a boundary. The required rate is below 5 but the hosts have only two wickets left.
35.4
4
Yamin Ahmadzai To Kasun Rajitha
FOUR! What a shot from Sri Lanka's number 10! Fuller in length and outside off, Rajitha strokes it from the middle of the bat and threads the gap between extra cover and mid off.
35.4
wd
Yamin Ahmadzai To Kasun Rajitha
Wide! Slips a full ball down the leg side, Rajitha tries to flick but misses. Rahmanullah Gurbaz collects and appeals but the umpire stretches his arms to signal a wide.
35.3
0
Yamin Ahmadzai To Kasun Rajitha
Yorker to greet the new batter, around off and Kasun Rajitha digs it out back to the bowler.
Kasun Rajitha is in next.
35.2
W
Yamin Ahmadzai To Maheesh Theekshana OUT!
OUT! Given lbw! Maheesh Theekshana takes the review and gestures that he got some bat on it. Coming to the delivery, it's on a length around middle and angling down, Maheesh Theekshana shuffles a bit and tries to flick but misses. He is rapped on the pads, they appeal and the finger goes up. DRS time! Nothing on the UltraEdge and the Ball Tracking shows that it's clipping the leg stump. Umpire's call and Sri Lanka have now only two wickets left.
35.1
1
Yamin Ahmadzai To Wanindu Hasaranga
Short and outside off, cut through point for a single.
End Of The Over 35 : 215/7
3 Runs
  • 134.1
  • 034.2
  • 034.3
  • 034.4
  • 134.5
  • 134.6
W. Hasaranga
56 (35)
M. Theekshana
3 (11)
R. Khan
7-0-35-0
34.6
1
Rashid Khan To Wanindu Hasaranga
Tossed up, on middle, Wanindu Hasaranga thinks about the slog but then bails out. He just taps it down in front of point and keeps strike with a single. 80 needed off 90 balls.
34.5
1
Rashid Khan To Maheesh Theekshana
Slower through the air, full and spinning away, Maheesh Theekshana slices his drive to short third man and they cross for a brisk run.
34.4
0
Rashid Khan To Maheesh Theekshana
Quicker googly on off, turning in, Theekshana pushes it back to the bowler.
34.3
0
Rashid Khan To Maheesh Theekshana
Floated delivery, full and on off, Maheesh drives but straight to covers.
34.2
0
Rashid Khan To Maheesh Theekshana
The batter has just watchfully blocked this out.
34.1
1
Rashid Khan To Wanindu Hasaranga
Walks down the track and hammers a short ball to sweeper cover for a single.
End Of The Over 34 : 212/7
6 Runs
  • 033.1
  • 033.2
  • 133.3
  • 433.4
  • 033.5
  • 133.6
W. Hasaranga
54 (33)
M. Theekshana
2 (7)
Y. Ahmadzai
5-0-36-1
33.6
1
Yamin Ahmadzai To Wanindu Hasaranga
Shortish and on off, Hasaranga runs it down to third man for a run. He keeps strike. 83 needed off 96 balls.
33.5
0
Yamin Ahmadzai To Wanindu Hasaranga
Fractionally short and on off, Hasaranga pushes it from the back foot to backward point.
33.4
4
Yamin Ahmadzai To Wanindu Hasaranga
FOUR! FIFTY FOR HASARANGA, off just 31 balls. What a knock! What a fight! Short in length and around off, Wanindu Hasaranga stays back and just uses the pace of the bowler to guide it down to third man for a boundary.
33.3
1
Yamin Ahmadzai To Maheesh Theekshana
Angles it in, on middle, Maheesh Theekshana bunts it towards mid on and steals a run. Over to Wanindu Hasaranga now!
33.2
0
Yamin Ahmadzai To Maheesh Theekshana
On a length again, around off and angling in, it's pushed out to covers.
33.1
0
Yamin Ahmadzai To Maheesh Theekshana
Edged but safe! A length delivery outside off, Maheesh Theekshana pokes inside the line and edges it behind. It doesn't carry to first slip.
End Of The Over 33 : 206/7
8 Runs
  • 132.1
  • 032.2
  • 032.3
  • 132.4
  • 632.5
  • 032.6
W. Hasaranga
49 (30)
M. Theekshana
1 (4)
R. Khan
6-0-32-0
32.6
0
Rashid Khan To Wanindu Hasaranga
Shortish and on off, Wanindu Hasaranga goes back to pull but it take the toe end of his blade and rolls back to the bowler.
32.5
6
Rashid Khan To Wanindu Hasaranga
SIX! Dismissed! Very full from Rashid, landing right in the hitting arc of the batter, Wanindu Hasaranga goes down on one knee and smokes it over wide long on for a maximum. Till the time he is there, Sri Lanka can believe!
32.4
1
Rashid Khan To Maheesh Theekshana
Flatter leg spinner, around off, Maheesh Theekshana taps it down to point and collects a quick run. 200 comes up!
32.3
0
Rashid Khan To Maheesh Theekshana
Googly, landing around off, Maheesh Theekshana defends it to covers.
32.2
0
Rashid Khan To Maheesh Theekshana
A flipper, close to off and skidding in, Maheesh pushes inside the line and misses.
32.1
1
Rashid Khan To Wanindu Hasaranga
Short and around off, Wanindu goes back and punches it to sweeper cover for a single.
Change. Rashid Khan is brought back into the attack to finish the formalities.
End Of The Over 32 : 198/7
6 Runs
  • 4 LB31.1
  • 131.2
  • 031.3
  • 131.4
  • W31.5
  • 031.6
M. Theekshana
0 (1)
W. Hasaranga
42 (27)
F. Farooqi
8-0-45-3
31.6
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Maheesh Theekshana
Swing and a miss! A low full toss outside off, Maheesh tries to drive but misses.
Maheesh Theekshana joins Wanindu Hasaranga in the middle.
31.5
W
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Dhananjaya Lakshan OUT!
OUT! BOWLED! Fazalhaq Farooqi nails his yorker after attempting it on numerous occasions. It's right in the blockhole at 135 kph, nothing that the batter could have done. Dhananjaya Lakshan's bat comes down late and the stumps behind are shattered. 97 needed off 109 balls with three wickets remaining.
31.4
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Wanindu Hasaranga
Back of a length around leg, it's nudged in front of square leg for a single.
31.3
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Wanindu Hasaranga
A length ball around leg, Hasaranga tries to work it on the leg side but it takes the leading edge and rolls to covers.
31.2
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Dhananjaya Lakshan
Lands it on a length around off, Dhananjaya Lakshan brings his bat down late and edges it through backward point for a run.
31.1
lb
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Dhananjaya Lakshan
FOUR LEG BYES! It's raining boundaries in Pallekele. Very full in length, around leg and skidding down, Dhananjaya Lakshan tries to flick but misses. it clips his boot and speeds down to fine leg for a boundary. Under 100 needed now!
End Of The Over 31 : 192/6
22 Runs
  • 630.1
  • 030.2
  • 430.3
  • 430.4
  • 430.5
  • 430.6
W. Hasaranga
41 (25)
D. Lakshan
1 (1)
M. Nabi
2-0-27-0
30.6
4
Mohammad Nabi To Wanindu Hasaranga
FOUR! This is sensational from Wanindu Hasaranga! Flatter and shorter, around off and skidding away, Hasranga rocks back and smacks it through extra cover.  22 from the over and Sri Lanka have some momentum on their side now. 103 needed off 114 balls.
30.5
4
Mohammad Nabi To Wanindu Hasaranga
FOUR! Edgy this time. Fuller and flatter, around off, Hasaranga steps back and tries to go inside-out but edges instead. It speeds past the keeper and reaches the fence at third man in a flash.
30.4
4
Mohammad Nabi To Wanindu Hasaranga
FOUR! Nabi is under attack! Nabi follows the batter down the leg side with a short delivery, Wanindu Hasaranga still manages to create some room and slaps it over cover-point for a boundary.
30.3
4
Mohammad Nabi To Wanindu Hasaranga
FOUR! Mistimed this time but still a boundary. Floated and full, around off, Wanindu Hasaranga once again skips down the track and this time slices his shot behind extra cover. The fielder chases but comes second.
30.2
0
Mohammad Nabi To Wanindu Hasaranga
Flatter and around off, punched off the back foot to covers.
30.1
6
Mohammad Nabi To Wanindu Hasaranga
SIX! Wanindu Hasaranga will play his shots. Flighted delivery, full and outside off, Hasaranga dances down the track and clubs it over long off for a biggie.
End Of The Over 30 : 170/6
6 Runs
  • 029.1
  • 429.2
  • W29.3
  • 129.4
  • 029.5
  • 129.6
W. Hasaranga
19 (19)
D. Lakshan
1 (1)
F. Farooqi
7-0-43-2
29.6
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Wanindu Hasaranga
Back of a length around middle and off, Wanindu Hasaranga works it wide of mid on and scampers to the other end.
29.5
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Wanindu Hasaranga
Slants across a shortish delivery, around off and angling away, Wanindu Hasaranga keeps his bat close to the body and makes a leave.
29.4
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Dhananjaya Lakshan
Spears it in, very full and around leg, Lakshan somehow gets some bat behind it and sends it down to fine leg. They cross for a run.
Drinks break. Sri Lanka were recovering decently but losing Pathum Nissanka has pegged them back. Now with just four wickets in hand and only Wanindu Hasaranga with some batting credentials, the Lankans are staring down the barrel. Dhananjaya Lakshan, the bowling all-rounder, has joined him. 127 needed off 123 balls.
29.3
W
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Pathum Nissanka OUT!
OUT! SOUND OF TIMBER! The crowd is silenced as Fazalhaq Farooqi responds by removing the set batter. He dishes out a length ball, around off and angling away at 136 kph, Pathum Nissanka tries to play late by going on his toes but it takes the inside edge and ricochets onto the stumps. Fazalhaq Farooqi is running in joy. It's a body blow to Sri Lanka.
29.2
4
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Pathum Nissanka
FOUR! Good shot! Back of a length, around off, Pathum Nissanka stands tall inside the crease and packs a punch through point for a cracking boundary.
29.1
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Pathum Nissanka
Shortish and on off, Pathum pushes it from the back foot to covers.
End Of The Over 29 : 164/5
5 Runs
  • 028.1
  • 028.2
  • 028.3
  • 028.4
  • 128.5
  • 428.6
W. Hasaranga
18 (17)
P. Nissanka
81 (80)
M. Nabi
1-0-5-0
28.6
4
Mohammad Nabi To Wanindu Hasaranga
FOUR! Spoils a very good over! Floated and full, around middle and off, Wanindu Hasaranga wears his skates and lofts it over mid off for a much-needed boundary.
28.5
1
Mohammad Nabi To Pathum Nissanka
Nabi goes short and wide outside off, it's forced to sweeper cover for one.
28.4
0
Mohammad Nabi To Pathum Nissanka
Allows the ball to spin back in from around off and helps it to short mid-wicket.
28.3
0
Mohammad Nabi To Pathum Nissanka
Delivers it short and wide outside off, Nissanka hits it back to the bowler. Three dots.
28.2
0
Mohammad Nabi To Pathum Nissanka
Another short ball is punched to covers where the fielder makes a sliding stop.
28.1
0
Mohammad Nabi To Pathum Nissanka
Good fielding! Short and outside off, Pathum punches but fails to beat the diving cover fielder.
Mohammad Nabi is introduced into the attack.
End Of The Over 28 : 159/5
8 Runs
  • 127.1
  • 227.2
  • 127.3
  • 027.4
  • 027.5
  • 427.6
W. Hasaranga
14 (16)
P. Nissanka
80 (75)
F. Farooqi
6-0-37-1
27.6
4
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Wanindu Hasaranga
FOUR! Sublime! Back of a length, around off, Wanindu Hasaranga hangs on the back foot and steers it square of the wicket on the off side. It races away to the fence in no time. 136 needed off 132 balls.
27.5
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Wanindu Hasaranga
Another bouncer, at 132 clicks and it's outside off, an easy leave for Hasaranga.
27.4
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Wanindu Hasaranga
Bouncer at 135 kph, around off, Wanindu Hasaranga bends his back knee and allows it through to the keeper.
27.3
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Pathum Nissanka
Shortish on off, punched off the back foot to sweeper cover for a run.
27.2
2
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Pathum Nissanka
Angling in from a length around off, Pathum closes the face of his bat and works it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.
27.1
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Wanindu Hasaranga
Starts the spell with a short delivery outside off, Wanindu Hasaranga goes back to cut but edges it down to third man for a run.
Gulbadin Naib gets a break and Fazalhaq Farooqi returns for his second spell. 1 for 29 in his 5 overs so far.
End Of The Over 27 : 151/5
4 Runs
  • 126.1
  • 126.2
  • 026.3
  • 126.4
  • 026.5
  • 126.6
W. Hasaranga
9 (12)
P. Nissanka
77 (73)
R. Khan
5-0-24-0
26.6
1
Rashid Khan To Wanindu Hasaranga
Quicker through the air, a leg break around off, Wanindu Hasaranga keeps it out at cover-point and picks up a single.
26.5
0
Rashid Khan To Wanindu Hasaranga
Flatter googly, just outside off, Hasaranga goes back to cut but misses.
26.4
1
Rashid Khan To Pathum Nissanka
Again the length is short, around off, Pathum punches through the gap at covers for one.
26.3
0
Rashid Khan To Pathum Nissanka
Googly, landing short around off, Pathum punches off the back foot to covers.
26.2
1
Rashid Khan To Wanindu Hasaranga
Fullish and on middle, Wanindu Hasaranga eases it through extra cover for a run.
26.1
1
Rashid Khan To Pathum Nissanka
Floated delivery, full and on off, Nissanka drives it down to long off for a single.
End Of The Over 26 : 147/5
7 Runs
  • 125.1
  • 025.2
  • 425.3
  • 025.4
  • 125.5
  • 125.6
P. Nissanka
75 (70)
W. Hasaranga
7 (9)
G. Naib
8-0-34-3
25.6
1
Gulbadin Naib To Pathum Nissanka
Full in length, on middle, it's tucked through square leg for one.
25.5
1
Gulbadin Naib To Wanindu Hasaranga
A length ball on middle, Wanindu plays late and taps it down to cover-point for a run.
25.4
0
Gulbadin Naib To Wanindu Hasaranga
Shortish and just outside off, too close to cut and Hasaranga ends up chopping it down on one bounce to point.
25.3
4
Gulbadin Naib To Wanindu Hasaranga
FOUR! Lovely shot! Full again from Naib, around off, Wanindu Hasaranga unveils a beautiful off drive and sends it whistling to the long off boundary.
25.2
0
Gulbadin Naib To Wanindu Hasaranga
Full and angling in around off, Hasaranga drives it back and Naib makes a partial stop in his followthrough.
25.1
1
Gulbadin Naib To Pathum Nissanka
Shortish and outside off, punched to sweeper cover for one.
End Of The Over 25 : 140/5
2 Runs
  • 024.1
  • 024.2
  • 024.3
  • 124.4
  • 024.5
  • 124.6
P. Nissanka
73 (68)
W. Hasaranga
2 (5)
R. Khan
4-0-20-0
24.6
1
Rashid Khan To Pathum Nissanka
Googly on the shorter side, wide outside off, it's slapped to deep cover for one.
24.5
0
Rashid Khan To Pathum Nissanka
Slower through the air, full and around leg, it's helped softly to mid-wicket.
24.4
1
Rashid Khan To Wanindu Hasaranga
Short and on middle, pulled from the bottom part of the bat to mid-wicket. The fielder fumbled and they crossed.
24.3
0
Rashid Khan To Wanindu Hasaranga
Loopy and full, close to off, Wanindu Hasaranga pushes it with an angled bat to point.
24.2
0
Rashid Khan To Wanindu Hasaranga
Flatter this time, a touch short and outside off, Hasaranga tries to cut but misses.
24.1
0
Rashid Khan To Wanindu Hasaranga
Swing and a miss! Floated leg spinner outside off, Wanindu Hasaranga tries to drive but it spins past the outside edge.
End Of The Over 24 : 138/5
3 Runs
  • 023.1
  • 023.2
  • 023.3
  • 123.4
  • 1 WD23.5
  • W23.5
  • 123.6
W. Hasaranga
1 (1)
P. Nissanka
72 (66)
G. Naib
7-0-27-3
23.6
1
Gulbadin Naib To Wanindu Hasaranga
Around off, on a length and shaping in, Wanindu Hasaranga defends it from the inner half and it rolls adjacent to the surface on the leg side. They cross.
Wanindu Hasaranga walks in next.
23.5
W
Gulbadin Naib To Dasun Shanaka OUT!
OUT! Dasun Shanaka holes out and Gulbadin Naib has his third wicket. Fuller in length, around off and angling in at 130 kph. Dasun tries to heave it across the line but the face of his bat closes at the point of contact. As a result, the shot is mistimed and it flies tamely to deep mid-wicket. Yamin Ahmadzai doesn't have to move much to grab it and the Lankan skipper is dismissed. 158 needed off 157 balls with 5 wickets remaining.
23.5
wd
Gulbadin Naib To Dasun Shanaka
Wide! This one is an outswinger, landing on a short length and wide outside off, Dasun flashes and misses.
23.4
1
Gulbadin Naib To Pathum Nissanka
Width outside off, short in length, it's forced to sweeper cover for a single.
23.3
0
Gulbadin Naib To Pathum Nissanka
Serves it close to off, on a good length, Pathum plays close to his body and pushes it away at point. Three dots.
23.2
0
Gulbadin Naib To Pathum Nissanka
Full around off, angling in, Nissanka defends it off the front foot.
23.1
0
Gulbadin Naib To Pathum Nissanka
Back of a length, on off, it's stroked off the back foot to covers.
End Of The Over 23 : 135/4
7 Runs
  • 122.1
  • 122.2
  • 322.3
  • 122.4
  • 122.5
  • 022.6
D. Shanaka
16 (26)
P. Nissanka
71 (62)
R. Khan
3-0-18-0
22.6
0
Rashid Khan To Dasun Shanaka
Around off, skidding in, Dasun keeps it out toward short mid-wicket.
22.5
1
Rashid Khan To Pathum Nissanka
Slower this time, at 83 kph and it's a googly on middle, Pathum works it through square leg for a run.
22.4
1
Rashid Khan To Dasun Shanaka
Googly on middle, nudged to square leg for one.
22.3
3
Rashid Khan To Pathum Nissanka
Flatter again, around off, Pathum gets back and eases it through mid-wicket. There is no fielder in the deep and the ball slows down. By the time it's retrieved, they take three runs.
22.2
1
Rashid Khan To Dasun Shanaka
Floated and full, wide outside off, Pathum Nissanka goes down to slog it over the leg side but ends up dragging it to long on, for one.
22.1
1
Rashid Khan To Pathum Nissanka
Flatter through the air, a touch short and on off, Nissanka punches it down to long on and begins the over with a single.
End Of The Over 22 : 128/4
2 Runs
  • 021.1
  • 121.2
  • 121.3
  • 021.4
  • 021.5
  • 021.6
D. Shanaka
14 (23)
P. Nissanka
66 (59)
G. Naib
6-0-24-2
21.6
0
Gulbadin Naib To Dasun Shanaka
Make it three dots to end the over. This one is on a length and outside off, Dasun Shanaka swishes at it and misses.
21.5
0
Gulbadin Naib To Dasun Shanaka
Shortish and outside off, Dasun steers it to cover-point where Najibullah Zadran makes a diving stop. Another dot.
21.4
0
Gulbadin Naib To Dasun Shanaka
Fullish and close to off, angling in, Shanaka tries to flick and find the gap at mid-wicket but instead he finds the mid on fielder.
21.3
1
Gulbadin Naib To Pathum Nissanka
Fractionally short and on off, it's punched off the back foot through covers for one.
21.2
1
Gulbadin Naib To Dasun Shanaka
Yorker outside off, Shanaka shows fast hands as he squeezes it through cover-point for a run.
21.1
0
Gulbadin Naib To Dasun Shanaka
Short in length and outside off, Shanaka taps it down to point and looks for a run. He is sent back.
End Of The Over 21 : 126/4
8 Runs
  • 120.1
  • 120.2
  • 020.3
  • 420.4
  • 220.5
  • 020.6
P. Nissanka
65 (58)
D. Shanaka
13 (18)
R. Khan
2-0-11-0
20.6
0
Rashid Khan To Pathum Nissanka
Quicker and shorter on off, at 93 kph, Pathum forces it off the back foot to short mid-wicket.
20.5
2
Rashid Khan To Pathum Nissanka
A googly this time, around middle and turning down, Nissanka clips it behind square leg and returns for the second run.
20.4
4
Rashid Khan To Pathum Nissanka
FOUR! Poor delivery from Rashid. He serves a half-tracker on middle, Pathum Nissanka immediately drops his weight on the back foot and pulls it powerfully to the deep mid-wicket fence.
20.3
0
Rashid Khan To Pathum Nissanka
Floated and outside off, Pathum stays on the back foot and hits it through the line. Finds point.
20.2
1
Rashid Khan To Dasun Shanaka
Bowls it short and wide outside off, Dasun camps back and drags it to long on for one.
20.1
1
Rashid Khan To Pathum Nissanka
Flatter around off, skidding in, Nissanka goes deep inside the crease and punches it to long on for a run.
End Of The Over 20 : 118/4
3 Runs
  • 019.1
  • 219.2
  • 019.3
  • 119.4
  • 019.5
  • 019.6
D. Shanaka
12 (17)
P. Nissanka
58 (53)
G. Naib
5-0-22-2
19.6
0
Gulbadin Naib To Dasun Shanaka
Gets behind the line of the delivery and blocks it to covers.
19.5
0
Gulbadin Naib To Dasun Shanaka
PUT DOWN! Short delivery outside off, Dasun cuts it aerially to backward point where the fielder puts down a simple catch. Najibullah Zadran is the culprit. Will this prove to be costly?
19.4
1
Gulbadin Naib To Pathum Nissanka
Again the length is very full and outside off, Pathum Nissanka squeezes it through cover-point for a run.
19.3
0
Gulbadin Naib To Pathum Nissanka
Very full and on off, Pathum drives it back and the bowler makes a half-stop in his followthrough.
19.2
2
Gulbadin Naib To Pathum Nissanka
In the channel outside off, on a length, Pathum opens the face of his blade and steers it to deep point for two.
19.1
0
Gulbadin Naib To Pathum Nissanka
Gulbadin Naib gets a change of ends and begins with a length ball on off, Pathum Nissanka defends from the back foot to the on side.
End Of The Over 19 : 115/4
3 Runs
  • 018.1
  • 118.2
  • 018.3
  • 018.4
  • 118.5
  • 118.6
P. Nissanka
55 (49)
D. Shanaka
12 (15)
R. Khan
1-0-3-0
18.6
1
Rashid Khan To Pathum Nissanka
Full and flighted outside off, Nissanka eases it to long off and retains strike.
18.5
1
Rashid Khan To Dasun Shanaka
Googly on middle, worked to square leg for a single.
18.4
0
Rashid Khan To Dasun Shanaka
Shout for an lbw, not given and Rashid immediately asks his skipper to take the DRS. Hashmatullah Shahidi obliges. Coming to the delivery, it's a googly, landing full around off, Dasun Shanaka goes down and across to sweep but fails to get any connection. He is thudded on the front pad, they appeal but the umpire disagrees. The UltraEdge shows that there was some glove involved and the crowd roars in delight.
18.3
0
Rashid Khan To Dasun Shanaka
Quicker one, full and on middle, it turns a bit after landing, Shanaka tries to defend but it takes the outer edge and goes to point.
18.2
1
Rashid Khan To Pathum Nissanka
Rashid goes short and around off, Pathum moves back and punches it to sweeper cover for one.
18.1
0
Rashid Khan To Pathum Nissanka
Flighted and full, around off, Nissanka drives it to covers.
Here comes the magician, Rashid Khan. 183 needed off 32 overs.
End Of The Over 18 : 112/4
9 Runs
  • 117.1
  • 1 WD17.2
  • 017.2
  • 017.3
  • 1 WD17.4
  • 417.4
  • 117.5
  • 117.6
P. Nissanka
53 (46)
D. Shanaka
11 (12)
Ur Rahman
5-0-33-0
17.6
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Pathum Nissanka
Leans forward and gently pushes it through point for a single. 9 from the over!
17.5
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Dasun Shanaka
Fuller and on middle, knocked down to long on for one.
17.4
4
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Dasun Shanaka
FOUR! Punished this time! Mujeeb Ur Rahman continues to push his luck a bit too much. Another delivery down the leg side, Dasun Shanaka gets bat on ball and nudges it down to fine leg for a boundary.
17.4
wd
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Dasun Shanaka
Wide! Quicker one, down the leg side, once again Dasun fails to flick.
17.3
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Dasun Shanaka
Slower through the air, full and turning in from around off, Dasun Shanaka defends off the front foot.
17.2
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Dasun Shanaka
Flatter and fuller on middle, defended back.
17.2
wd
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Dasun Shanaka
Wide! Turning down the leg side, Dasun tries to flick but misses.
17.1
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Pathum Nissanka
Full and on off, Nissanka prods forward and eases it down to long on for a run.
End Of The Over 17 : 103/4
9 Runs
  • 416.1
  • 016.2
  • 116.3
  • 416.4
  • 016.5
  • 016.6
D. Shanaka
6 (8)
P. Nissanka
51 (44)
G. Naib
4-0-19-2
16.6
0
Gulbadin Naib To Dasun Shanaka
Play and a miss! Width there outside off, Shanaka has a loose waft at it and misses.
16.5
0
Gulbadin Naib To Dasun Shanaka
Huge shout for a caught behind but the finger stays down. There was no real support from behind the stumps and it was only Gulbadin Naib showing interest. Hashmatullah Shahidi though has decided to go with his bowler and takes the DRS. Coming to the delivery, it's an outswinger, landing on a fuller length outside off, Shanaka again tries to drive but fails to connect. DRS time! The UltraEdge finds no spike. There was a big gap, probably an elephant would have crept through. Both teams have now one review apiece left.
16.4
4
Gulbadin Naib To Dasun Shanaka
FOUR! The Lankan skipper shows his range this time. Full and outside off, Dasun Shanaka leans and thumps it past mid off for a boundary. 100 comes up for Sri Lanka!
16.3
1
Gulbadin Naib To Pathum Nissanka
Yorker on off at 127 kph, Pathum Nissanka digs it out off the inner edge and it squirts to square leg. They cross.
16.2
0
Gulbadin Naib To Pathum Nissanka
Movement off the surface, on a length around off, Nissanka tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
16.1
4
Gulbadin Naib To Pathum Nissanka
FOUR! Fifty for Pathum Nissanka! Full in length and outside off, Pathum takes a good stride forward and smashes it through extra cover for a boundary. He needs to go on and get a big one.
End Of The Over 16 : 94/4
3 Runs
  • 115.1
  • 015.2
  • 115.3
  • 015.4
  • 1 WD15.5
  • 015.5
  • 015.6
D. Shanaka
2 (5)
P. Nissanka
46 (41)
Ur Rahman
4-0-24-0
15.6
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Dasun Shanaka
Fuller and on off, defended to the off side.
15.5
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Dasun Shanaka
Beauty! This one turns the other way, outside off, Dasun Shanaka plays for the inward turn and gets beaten.
15.5
wd
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Dasun Shanaka
Wide! Skidding down the leg side, Shanaka withdraws his bat at the last moment.
15.4
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Dasun Shanaka
Quicker one, on the pads, Shanaka pushes it away to short mid-wicket.
15.3
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Pathum Nissanka
Short and wide, outside off, cut to deep point for one.
15.2
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Pathum Nissanka
Presses forward to a full ball and helps it with the spin to short mid-wicket.
15.1
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Dasun Shanaka
Fuller and on middle, worked down to wide long on for a run.
End Of The Over 15 : 91/4
1 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 014.2
  • 014.3
  • 014.4
  • W14.5
  • 114.6
D. Shanaka
1 (1)
P. Nissanka
45 (39)
G. Naib
3-0-10-2
14.6
1
Gulbadin Naib To Dasun Shanaka
Shortish and outside off, Shanaka punches through cover-point for one.
Dasun Shanaka is in next. 205 needed off 211 balls.
14.5
W
Gulbadin Naib To Charith Asalanka OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Naib has his second wicket. His 'round the wicket angle was troubling Asalanka and he ends up edging one to first slip. Delivers it on a good length outside off, at 126 kph, the ball lands and straightens a shade. Charith Asalanka tries to play the line but it takes the outside edge and goes into the safe hands of Ibrahim Zadran. Naib once again gets the chance to flex his biceps and Sri Lanka slip further.
14.4
0
Gulbadin Naib To Charith Asalanka
Back of a length, on off, Asalanka pulls but finds the fielder at mid on.
14.3
0
Gulbadin Naib To Charith Asalanka
Serves it on a good length and outside off, holding its line, Charith Asalanka shoulders arms.
14.2
0
Gulbadin Naib To Charith Asalanka
In the channel outside off, on a good length, Charith allows it through to the keeper.
14.1
0
Gulbadin Naib To Charith Asalanka
Beaten! Gulbadin Naib serves it on a length around off and gets it to straighten a hint off the seam, Charith pushes inside the line and misses.
Drinks break. Three wickets in the first 14 overs of the chase and Afghanistan have the upper hand currently. Sri Lanka are trying to build a partnership through Pathum Nissanka and Charith Asalanka and with the required rate still under control, they will feel that they can navigate out of troubled waters. As always, Rashid Khan's 10 overs are going to be the key.
End Of The Over 14 : 90/3
6 Runs
  • 113.1
  • 113.2
  • 113.3
  • 113.4
  • 113.5
  • 1 WD13.6
  • 013.6
P. Nissanka
45 (39)
C. Asalanka
10 (13)
Ur Rahman
3-0-21-0
13.6
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Pathum Nissanka
Floated and full, around leg, Pathum Nissanka wrists it across but finds backward square leg.
13.6
wd
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Pathum Nissanka
Wide! Drifting down the leg side, Pathum tries to flick but misses.
13.5
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Charith Asalanka
Full and on off, knocked down to long off for a run.
13.4
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Pathum Nissanka
Quicker through the air, full and on middle at 95 kph, Pathum Nissanka is stuck inside the crease and at the last moment, he works it through square leg for a run.
13.3
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Charith Asalanka
Mujeeb continues to be short with his length, it's outside off and Asalanka forces it through cover-point for a run.
13.2
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Pathum Nissanka
Short and outside off, Nissanka cuts it through point for one.
13.1
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Charith Asalanka
Flatter and around off, punched down to long on for a run.
End Of The Over 13 : 84/3
5 Runs
  • 212.1
  • 012.2
  • 112.3
  • 012.4
  • 112.5
  • 112.6
C. Asalanka
7 (10)
P. Nissanka
43 (36)
G. Naib
2-0-9-1
12.6
1
Gulbadin Naib To Charith Asalanka
Pitches it up around off, nipping in a bit, Charith Asalanka gets forward to defend but it takes the inner edge and runs through square leg for a run.
12.5
1
Gulbadin Naib To Pathum Nissanka
Width there outside off, Pathum slaps it to deep point for a run.
12.4
0
Gulbadin Naib To Pathum Nissanka
Slightly short and around off, at 130 kph and carrying extra bounce, Pathum tries to defend from the back foot but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
12.3
1
Gulbadin Naib To Charith Asalanka
Sliding down the leg side, it's nudged in front of square on the leg side for a run.
12.2
0
Gulbadin Naib To Charith Asalanka
Back of a length, around off and angling in, Charith defends it on the leg side.
12.1
2
Gulbadin Naib To Charith Asalanka
Bowls it full and outside off, Charith Asalanka gets forward and strokes it in the gap at deep cover. Two runs.
End Of The Over 12 : 79/3
4 Runs
  • 111.1
  • 011.2
  • 111.3
  • 011.4
  • 011.5
  • 1 WD11.6
  • 111.6
C. Asalanka
3 (6)
P. Nissanka
42 (34)
Ur Rahman
2-0-15-0
11.6
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Charith Asalanka
Extra loop on this delivery, full and on off, it's driven past the bowler to long off for a single.
11.6
wd
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Charith Asalanka
Wide! Fires one flat, down the leg side, Charith allows it through to the keeper.
11.5
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Charith Asalanka
Fullish and on off, defended off the front foot by Charith. Mujeeb trying to bowl some dot balls here.
11.4
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Charith Asalanka
Tossed up, around off, defended off the back foot to covers.
11.3
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Pathum Nissanka
Flatter and on middle, Nissanka plays late and helps it to square leg for one.
11.2
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Pathum Nissanka
Goes on the back foot to a short ball and punches it towards mid-wicket.
11.1
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Charith Asalanka
Slightly short and on off, Charith gets back and bunts it to long on for one.
End Of The Over 11 : 75/3
4 Runs
  • 110.1
  • 110.2
  • 110.3
  • W10.4
  • 010.5
  • 110.6
C. Asalanka
1 (2)
P. Nissanka
41 (32)
G. Naib
1-0-4-1
10.6
1
Gulbadin Naib To Charith Asalanka
Uses the angle of the bowler and helps it towards wide mid on for a quick run. End of a successful first over for Gulbadin Naib.
10.5
0
Gulbadin Naib To Charith Asalanka
Fuller again, around off from 'round the wicket, Asalanka defends it to the off side.
Charith Asalanka walks in next.
10.4
W
Gulbadin Naib To Dhananjaya de Silva OUT!
OUT! BOWLED! Fuller in length outside off, coming back in a shade, Dhananjaya de Silva tries to play loosely away from his body and gets a thick inside edge. The ball deflects onto the stumps and Gulbadin Naib celebrates by flexing his biceps. A big blow to Sri Lanka as de Silva was looking in prime touch. 221 needed off 236 balls.
10.3
1
Gulbadin Naib To Pathum Nissanka
Shortish and on off, it's eased through point for a run.
10.2
1
Gulbadin Naib To Dhananjaya de Silva
A touch short and on off, de Silva goes back and works it through square leg for a run.
10.1
1
Gulbadin Naib To Pathum Nissanka
Nearly a wicket first ball for Naib. He delivers a curler, on a length around off and jagging back in, Pathum Nissanka tries playing through the line but it takes the inside edge, beats the leg stump and races down to fine leg. They cross.
Powerplay 2 time. A maximum of 4 fielders are now allowed outside the ring till the 40th over. Yet another change in bowling - Gulbadin Naib to bowl now.
End Of The Over 10 : 71/2
11 Runs
  • 49.1
  • 49.2
  • 19.3
  • 09.4
  • 19.5
  • 19.6
P. Nissanka
39 (30)
de Silva
15 (14)
Ur Rahman
1-0-11-0
9.6
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Pathum Nissanka
Quicker one, around off, Pathum Nissanka uses the angle and quietly helps it to square leg for one more in this over. At the end of Powerplay 1, Sri Lanka are 71 for 2. Afghanistan were 60 for no loss at this stage.
9.5
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Dhananjaya de Silva
Down the leg side, short in length, it's hit to deep backward square leg for one.
9.4
0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Dhananjaya de Silva
Flatter and outside off, defended from the back foot to covers.
9.3
1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Pathum Nissanka
Shortish and on middle, pulled to deep square leg for one.
9.2
4
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Pathum Nissanka
FOUR! Consecutive boundaries. Mujeeb is not allowed to settle. A touch short in length, around off, Pathum uses the depth of his crease and packs a punch through covers. Wow!
9.1
4
Mujeeb Ur Rahman To Pathum Nissanka
FOUR! Mujeeb Ur Rahman comes into the attack and is greeted with a boundary. Short in length and outside off, Pathum Nissanka goes on the back foot and slaps it past the point fielder for a boundary.
End Of The Over 9 : 60/2
10 Runs
  • 18.1
  • 48.2
  • 08.3
  • 1 WD8.4
  • 08.4
  • 48.5
  • 08.6
de Silva
14 (12)
P. Nissanka
29 (26)
F. Farooqi
5-0-29-1
8.6
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Dhananjaya de Silva
Around off, on a length, de Silva defends it down from the back foot.
8.5
4
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Dhananjaya de Silva
FOUR! Well played! Short in length, around off, Dhananjaya de Silva rocks on the back foot and pulls it with authority over mid-wicket for a boundary. Looking in sublime touch, both off the front foot and back foot.
8.4
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Dhananjaya de Silva
On a length outside off, angling away at 137 kph, de Silva pushes it to covers.
8.4
wd
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Dhananjaya de Silva
Wide! The bowler loses his radar after switching to over the wicket and bowls a short ball down the leg side. Dhananjaya de Silva leaves.
8.3
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Dhananjaya de Silva
Drops it on a good length and outside off, de Silva punches from the back foot but finds the fielder at point.
8.2
4
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Dhananjaya de Silva
FOUR! Great timing! This pitch continues to be excellent for stroke-making. Shortish and on middle, angling in, Dhananjaya de Silva goes on his toes and glances it through square leg for a boundary.
8.1
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Pathum Nissanka
Back of a length on middle and leg, Nissanka turns it off his pads to long leg and rotates the strike.
End Of The Over 8 : 50/2
13 Runs
  • 47.1
  • 47.2
  • 17.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • 47.6
de Silva
6 (7)
P. Nissanka
28 (25)
Y. Ahmadzai
4-0-30-1
7.6
4
Yamin Ahmadzai To Dhananjaya de Silva
FOUR! Third boundary in the over and this time from the bat of Dhananjaya de Silva. Fullish and outside off, de Silva leans forward, transfers his weight into the shot and drives it sumptuously through covers for a glorious boundary. 50 comes up for Sri Lanka!
7.5
0
Yamin Ahmadzai To Dhananjaya de Silva
Full and angling in around off, Dhananjaya pushes it down to mid on.
7.4
0
Yamin Ahmadzai To Dhananjaya de Silva
Delivers it on a length and targets the off stump, Dhananjaya de Silva stays on the back foot and blocks it down.
7.3
1
Yamin Ahmadzai To Pathum Nissanka
Spears in a very full ball on leg, at 133 kph, Nissanka keeps it out off the inner edge. It brushes his pads and rolls to mid-wicket as the batters cross.
7.2
4
Yamin Ahmadzai To Pathum Nissanka
FOUR! Poor delivery and punished. Full and drifting down the leg side, Nissanka picks it up off his pads and nudges it to fine leg for a boundary.
7.1
4
Yamin Ahmadzai To Pathum Nissanka
FOUR! Nice timing and placement! Fractionally short and outside off, Pathum Nissanka goes on his toes and strokes it through covers for a boundary.
End Of The Over 7 : 37/2
6 Runs
  • 46.1
  • W6.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 26.6
de Silva
2 (4)
P. Nissanka
19 (22)
F. Farooqi
4-0-19-1
6.6
2
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Dhananjaya de Silva
Back of a length on middle, pulled behind square leg for a couple of runs. End of a successful over.
6.5
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Dhananjaya de Silva
Serves it on a length and outside off, de Silva leaves it alone and the ball moves quite a bit after going past him. A diving take from the keeper.
6.4
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Dhananjaya de Silva
Outside off, on a length, punched to covers.
6.3
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Dhananjaya de Silva
Identical to the last delivery, de Silva presents an angled bat in defense.
Dhananjaya de Silva is the new batter.
6.2
W
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Dinesh Chandimal OUT!
OUT! SOUND OF TIMBER! Absolute beauty from Fazalhaq Farooqi and his idea to bowl from 'round the wicket has worked. He dishes it out on a length around off, at 138 kph and the ball nips back in sharply after kissing the deck. Dinesh Chandimal is caught napping on the back foot, fails to keep it out and it goes on to destroy the stumps. Farooqi jumps in joy and this is a prized scalp of experienced Chandimal. Sri Lanka are in an early spot of bother. 260 runs needed more.
6.1
4
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Dinesh Chandimal
FOUR! Fine shot! Fazalhaq Farooqi runs in from 'round the wicket and delivers it on a good length outside off, Chandimal goes on the back foot and punches it sweetly through cover-point.
Change in bowling? No, it's going to be Fazalhaq Farooqi to continue...
End Of The Over 6 : 31/1
7 Runs
  • 45.1
  • 05.2
  • 15.3
  • 25.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
P. Nissanka
19 (22)
D. Chandimal
10 (9)
Y. Ahmadzai
3-0-17-1
5.6
0
Yamin Ahmadzai To Pathum Nissanka
Puts it on a fuller length, close to off, Pathum strides forward and defends it to covers.
5.5
0
Yamin Ahmadzai To Pathum Nissanka
Lands it on a good length around off, Pathum Nissanka gets half-forward, opens the face of his bat and pushes it to point.
5.4
2
Yamin Ahmadzai To Pathum Nissanka
Angling in from a length around off, Pathum stays back and works it gently through mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
5.3
1
Yamin Ahmadzai To Dinesh Chandimal
Straighter in line, Chandimal helps it with soft hands to mid-wicket and speeds to the other end to complete a single.
5.2
0
Yamin Ahmadzai To Dinesh Chandimal
Sliding down the leg side, on a length, Dinesh tries to flick but misses. It goes off his pads to square leg.
5.1
4
Yamin Ahmadzai To Dinesh Chandimal
FOUR! Shot! Fuller in length and wide outside off, Dinesh Chandimal shows the extension of his arms as he rockets his drive through cover-point for a boundary.
End Of The Over 5 : 24/1
6 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 14.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 44.5
  • 1 LB4.6
D. Chandimal
5 (6)
P. Nissanka
17 (19)
F. Farooqi
3-0-13-0
4.6
lb
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Dinesh Chandimal
LEG BYE! This one is angled into the pads, Chandimal looks to flick but misses. The ball goes off the pads and down to fine leg. The batters get a leg bye as well.
4.5
4
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Dinesh Chandimal
FOUR! Edgy boundary! Good length, in that channel around off and Chandimal, gets a bit squared up, as he tries defending it. The ball takes the outside edge and goes past the slip cordon into the third man fence.
4.4
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Dinesh Chandimal
Beaten all ends up. Fazalhaq Farooqi comes from around the wicket and angles in a fullish delivery from outside off. Dinesh Chandimal looks to defend but the ball stays a touch low and beats the inside edge.
4.3
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Dinesh Chandimal
Length ball, around off and Chandimal has defended this one from inside his crease.
4.2
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Pathum Nissanka
Half an appeal from the keeper but the batter is well in. Back of a length, slanting it across the off stump. Pathum Nissanka stays back and tucks it away towards square leg for a quick run. Mujeeb Ur Rahman over there picks it up and scores a direct hit at the striker's end but to no avail.
4.1
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Pathum Nissanka
Pitched-up delivery around off, Pathum Nissanka punches it on the up and finds the man at extra cover.
End Of The Over 4 : 18/1
2 Runs
  • W3.1
  • 03.2
  • 13.3
  • 03.4
  • 03.5
  • 13.6
P. Nissanka
16 (17)
D. Chandimal
1 (2)
Y. Ahmadzai
2-0-10-1
3.6
1
Yamin Ahmadzai To Pathum Nissanka
On a length and angling into the pads, Nissanka works it away past square leg and picks up a run.
3.5
0
Yamin Ahmadzai To Pathum Nissanka
Good length outside off and this is tapped away straight to the cover-point fielder.
3.4
0
Yamin Ahmadzai To Pathum Nissanka
Full and outside off, Pathum Nissanka makes a leave as he decides not to go chasing after it.
3.3
1
Yamin Ahmadzai To Dinesh Chandimal
Length ball on the pads, Dinesh Chandimal tucks it away towards deep square leg for a single.
3.2
0
Yamin Ahmadzai To Dinesh Chandimal
Fullish delivery, outside off and shaping away. Dinesh Chandimal just lets it through to the keeper.
Dinesh Chandimal is in next.
3.1
W
Yamin Ahmadzai To Kusal Mendis OUT!
OUT! LBW! Afghanistan do get an early wicket and it is Yamin Ahmadzai who provides it. Length ball, angling it in from outside off and this one nips back in sharply off the deck. Kusal Mendis is pegged back and misses the defensive shot before the ball goes on to hit the pads. There is a huge appeal and once again the finger is raised. Kusal Mendis does review the decision. There's nothing on UltraEdge. Ball Tracking shows that the ball is going on to crash into the top of the leg stump. The original decision stands.
End Of The Over 3 : 16/0
5 Runs
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 12.3
  • 02.4
  • 02.5
  • 42.6
P. Nissanka
15 (14)
K. Mendis
1 (4)
F. Farooqi
2-0-8-0
2.6
4
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Pathum Nissanka
FOUR! Exquisite from Pathum Nissanka! Slightly pitched up outside off and this is gloriously driven through the cover region for a boundary.
2.5
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Pathum Nissanka
Shout for an lbw and the finger goes up! Pathum Nissanka reviews. Coming to the delivery - It's on a good length, around leg stump and the ball just skids on. Nissanka is caught on the crease and gets pinged on the pads as he looks to defend. Fazalhaq Farooqi appeals and the finger is raised. Pathum Nissanka has a long chat with his partner and decides to take the review. The third umpire checks UltraEdge first and there's a flat line as the ball passes the bat. Ball Tracking shows that the ball is pitching outside leg and Nissanka survives.
2.4
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Pathum Nissanka
On a hard length at 137 KPH and angling across. Nissanka taps it off the back foot towards cover.
2.3
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Kusal Mendis
At the stumps and the ball shapes back in late, Mendis clips it down to fine leg for one and gets off the mark as well.
2.2
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Kusal Mendis
Pitches it up now on middle, Mendis defends it onto the leg side.
2.1
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Kusal Mendis
Lovely delivery! Fazalhaq Farooqi serves this one on a length and close to the off pole. The ball leaves the right-hander and Kusal Mendis is left bamboozled.
End Of The Over 2 : 11/0
8 Runs
  • 41.1
  • 01.2
  • 41.3
  • 01.4
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
P. Nissanka
11 (11)
K. Mendis
0 (1)
Y. Ahmadzai
1-0-8-0
1.6
0
Yamin Ahmadzai To Pathum Nissanka
Full again, this time angling it into middle and leg, Nissanka keeps it out.
1.5
0
Yamin Ahmadzai To Pathum Nissanka
Fullish delivery, in that channel around off and Nissanka lets it through to the keeper.
1.4
0
Yamin Ahmadzai To Pathum Nissanka
Back of a length and outside off, this is sweetly punched but straight to the man at cover.
1.3
4
Yamin Ahmadzai To Pathum Nissanka
FOUR! Easy pickings! Yamin Ahmadzai has boundary riders on the off side but serves a full delivery on the pads. Pathum Nissanka slips it away through square leg and picks up another boundary.
1.2
0
Yamin Ahmadzai To Pathum Nissanka
Much better from the bowler, good length and outside off. Nissanka taps it towards backward point.
1.1
4
Yamin Ahmadzai To Pathum Nissanka
FOUR! A real loosener from Yamin Ahmadzai to start off his spell. This is angling down leg and Pathum Nissanka tickles it into the fine leg fence for the first boundary of the chase.
End Of The Over 1 : 3/0
3 Runs
  • 20.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 00.4
  • 10.5
  • 00.6
K. Mendis
0 (1)
P. Nissanka
3 (5)
F. Farooqi
1-0-3-0
0.6
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Kusal Mendis
Late movement that time around. This is full and around off, Kusal Mendis makes a leave but the ball swings in after going past the batter and the keeper does well to grab it. A tidy first over from Farooqi, just 3 runs off it.
Who will bowl from the other end? Yamin Ahmadzai is running in...
0.5
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Pathum Nissanka
Shorter and outside off, punched off the back foot past the man at backward point for a single.
0.4
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Pathum Nissanka
Goes a bit fuller now and bowls it on off stump. Not much movement is available there and Nissanka is able to easily keep it out.
0.3
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Pathum Nissanka
Good length, around middle and Pathum Nissanka just defends it out from his crease.
0.2
0
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Pathum Nissanka
Play and a miss! Farooqi serves it a bit shorter and slants it across the right-hander. Nissanka looks to hang back and cut but gets beaten past the outside edge.
0.1
2
Fazalhaq Farooqi To Pathum Nissanka
Pathum Nissanka and Sri Lanka are underway! Fazalhaq Farooqi starts off with a full delivery swinging into the pads. Nissanka flicks it away behind square on the leg side and gets off the mark with a couple of runs.
Match Info
  • Venue Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat
  • Result Afghanistan beat Sri Lanka by 60 runs
  • Player of the Match Ibrahim Zadran
  • Umpire Nitin Menon (IND), Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL) and Lyndon Hannibal (SL)
  • Referee Ranjan Madugalle (SL)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Afghanistan 294/8 in 50.0 overs
  • Power play 3 (41-50): Afghanistan 294/8 (81 runs, 6 wickets)
  • G Naib dropped on 11 by D Silva in 48.2 overs
  • Afghanistan 250/3 in 43.5 overs
  • I Zadran 2nd ODI hundred: 101 runs in 116 balls (10x4) (0x6)
  • Power play 2 (11-40): Afghanistan 213/2 (153 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Afghanistan 200/1 in 37.4 overs
  • Rahmat Shah completes 3000 runs in ODI
  • R Shah 21st ODI fifty: 50 runs in 61 balls (2x4) (0x6)
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 100 off 128 balls between I Zadran (57) and R Shah (43)
  • Drinks: Afghanistan 179/1 in 35.0 overs
  • Afghanistan 150/1 in 28.1 overs
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 71 balls between I Zadran (30) and R Shah (21)
  • I Zadran ODI fifty: 50 runs in 62 balls (4x4) (0x6)
  • Afghanistan 100/1 in 18.2 overs
  • Drinks: Afghanistan 84/1 in 14.4 overs
  • Afghanistan 84/1: R Gurbaz lbw b W Hasaranga 53(55)
  • Referral 1 (14.4 ovs): R Gurbaz against SL (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 2, AFG: 1)
  • R Gurbaz 4th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 52 balls (9x4) (0x6)
  • Power play 1 (1-10): Afghanistan 60/0
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 53 balls between R Gurbaz (24) and I Zadran (24)
  • Afghanistan 50/0 in 8.5 overs
  • R Gurbaz dropped on 13 by D Silva in 4.1 overs
  • Sri Lanka 230/9: K Rajitha lbw b R Khan 8(5)
  • Referral 5 (36.5 ovs): K Rajitha against AFG (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 1, AFG: 0) (Retained)
  • Sri Lanka 216/8: M Theekshana lbw b Y Ahmadzai 3(12)
  • Referral 4 (35.2 ovs): M Theekshana against AFG (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 1, AFG: 0) (Retained)
  • W Hasranga 4th ODI fifty: 53 runs in 31 balls (8x4) (2x6)
  • Sri Lanka 200/7 in 32.4 overs
  • Sri Lanka 150/5 in 26.4 overs
  • Referral 3 (16.5 ovs): AFG against D Shanaka (Caught) Unsuccessful (SL: 1, AFG: 1)
  • Sri Lanka 103/4 in 16.4 overs
  • P Nissanka 4th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 42 balls (8x4) (0x6)
  • Power play 1 (1-10): Sri Lanka 71/2
  • Sri Lanka 50/2 in 8.0 overs
  • Sri Lanka 16/1: K Mendis lbw b Y Ahmadzai 1(5)
  • Referral 2 (3.1 ovs): K Mendis against AFG (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 1, AFG: 2)
  • Referral 1 (2.5 ovs): P Nissanka against AFG (LBW) Successful (SL: 2, AFG: 2)
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PlayerRunsAvg.
Ibrahim Zadran AFG27892.66
Rahmat Shah AFG13244.00
Rahmanullah Gurbaz AFG12642.00
Najibullah Zadran AFG12541.66
Pathum Nissanka SL12361.50
PlayerWicketsEco.
Kasun Rajitha SL75.06
Rashid Khan AFG54.27
Wanindu Hasaranga SL54.93
Fazalhaq Farooqi AFG46.24
Gulbadin Naib AFG35.85