Due to the Chamika Karunaratne fiasco, Sri Lanka are yet to name a squad for the 3-match ODI series against Afghanistan. For hosts Sri Lanka, Pathum Nissanka has been the best batter for them in ODIs this year. In 2022, Nissanka has scored 368 runs in 8 innings with an average of 46 while striking at 87. 20 with a century and three fifties to his name. Charith Asalanka and keeper batter Kusal Mendis have also crossed the 300-run mark in ODIs for Sri Lanka this year. In the same no. of matches, Asalanka has scored 333 runs at an average of 47. 57 while Kusal Mendis averages 53 in his 318 ODI runs in 2022.
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.
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. 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. 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.
77 with 4 fifties to his name. Hasmatullah Shahidi (317), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (276) and Najibullah Zadran (234) have also crossed the 200-run mark in ODIs this year. In the bowling department, the spin king in Limited Overs, Rashid Khan has the most wickets with 18 scalps to his name in 9 matches. Rashid has maintained an economy of 4. 07 in ODIs in 2022.
Leg break bowler Jeffrey Vanersay has the most wickets for Sri Lanka in ODIs this year, with 14 scalps to his name in 7 matches while maintaining an economy of 4. 85. Sri Lanka would miss Chamika Karunratne, who is their 2nd highest wicket-taker in ODIs this year. Right-handed batter Rahmat Shah has been the top scorer for Afghanistan in the ODIs this year, with 484 runs to his name in 9 matches with an average of 53.
Stay tuned for the presentation... 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.
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, 1st ODI – SL vs AFG Cricket Match Prediction, Where To Watch, Probable 11 And Fantasy 11 TipsAfghanistan are set to tour Sri Lanka for the 1st time as both teams would look to improve their positions on ICC ODI World Cup Super League points table. SL vs AFG 1st ODI: Match Preview: Trending Both teams – Sri Lanka and Afghanistan are currently struggling in the bottom half of the ODI World Cup Super League points table and would look to register crucial wins with the upcoming World Cup in mind.
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. That's it! Afghanistan win by 60 runs Fazalhaq Farooqi to Wanindu Hasaranga, 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.
Left-arm pacer Fazalhaq Farooqi has registered 13 wickets at an economy of 4. 69 this year while Fareed Ahmad and Mohammad Nabi picked up 10 wickets each. Spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman has also picked up 9 wickets in 9 matches in ODIs this year. SL vs AFG 1st ODI: Match Details Date – Friday, November 25, 2022 Time – 02:30 PM IST Venue – Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele Match Prediction: Today's Match Prediction? SL vs AFG 1st ODI Home team Sri Lanka would start as favourites to win the 1st ODI against visitors Afghanistan.
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