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1st ODI (D/N), Pallekele, November 25, 2022, Afghanistan tour of Sri Lanka
(38/50 ov, T:295) 234

Afghanistan won by 60 runs

Player Of The Match
106 (120)
Afghanistan Innings
Sri Lanka Innings
Match Flow
Afghanistan  (50 ovs maximum)
lbw b Hasaranga5355659096.36
c Hasaranga b Theekshana10612017411088.33
c †Mendis b Kumara5264922081.25
c †Mendis b Hasaranga42253951168.00
c Hasaranga b Lakshan2224352191.66
run out (sub [KNA Bandara]/†Mendis)45110080.00
c Lakshan b Rajitha2380066.66
run out (sub [KNA Bandara]/†Mendis)22700100.00
not out 11500100.00
not out 011000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 3, w 6)10
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 5.88)294/8
Did not bat:
Fall of wickets: 1-84 (Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 14.4 ov), 2-202 (Rahmat Shah, 38.1 ov), 3-232 (Ibrahim Zadran, 41.4 ov), 4-267 (Najibullah Zadran, 46.1 ov), 5-277 (Rashid Khan, 48.1 ov), 6-289 (Gulbadin Naib, 48.6 ov), 7-291 (Mohammad Nabi, 49.3 ov), 8-293 (Hashmatullah Shahidi, 49.5 ov)
49.3 to Mohammad Nabi, Nabi bites the dust! Full delivery outside off stump and this one is just full enough to prevent Nabi from getting enough elevation. He tries his best but ends up arrowing it straight to long off, where Lakshan completes the catch. The wide line also took it out of Nabi's hitting arc, and credit must be given to Rajitha for sticking to his plans!. 291/7
48.6 to Gulbadin Naib, gone this time! Another slower delivery on a length outside off stump and Naib's eyes light up. He nearly swings himself off his feet but in that process, he gets underneath it too much. The ball spirals towards long on, where Hasaranga settles himself and completes the catch!. 289/6
38.1 to Rahmat Shah, Yes he can! Rahmat looks to shift gears, make room and go inside out over the covers, but only manages a clear edge through to the keeper.. 202/2
14.4 to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Big appeal for lbw, and the finger goes up! This was tossed up on middle and leg, and Gurbaz goes for the sweep but misses. He's hit flush on the front pad. Question is, was this straightening enough? Gurbaz decides to roll the dice and review! But no luck for Gurbaz, as DRS shows the ball pitching on leg, straightening and crashing into leg stump. Gurbaz has to go.. 84/1
46.1 to Najibullah Zadran, is that out? Yes, it is! Length delivery on middle and leg stump that skids through. Najibullah has a swipe across the line and seems to miss it first time out. But then, the ball deflects off the pads and kisses the glove before lobbing up for Mendis to complete the catch. A freak dismissal but Sri Lanka will not mind one bit!. 267/4
41.4 to Ibrahim Zadran, gone this time! Back of a length delivery on middle and off stump and this one just seems to hold in the surface a touch. Ibrahim is early into his stroke, meaning that he chalks his shot terribly. The ball lobs up towards long on, where Hasaranga makes no mistake! What a knock this has been from Ibrahim, though! Simply stunning!. 232/3
Sri Lanka  (T: 295 runs from 50 ovs)
b Fazalhaq Farooqi8583135100102.40
lbw b Yamin Ahmadzai15180020.00
b Fazalhaq Farooqi14111730127.27
b Gulbadin Naib16162030100.00
c Ibrahim Zadran b Gulbadin Naib1018210055.55
c Yamin Ahmadzai b Gulbadin Naib1627372059.25
b Fazalhaq Farooqi664671102143.47
b Fazalhaq Farooqi24130050.00
lbw b Yamin Ahmadzai312180025.00
lbw b Rashid Khan85920160.00
not out 018000.00
Extras(lb 5, w 8)13
TOTAL38 Ov (RR: 6.15)234
Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Kusal Mendis, 3.1 ov), 2-35 (Dinesh Chandimal, 6.2 ov), 3-74 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 10.4 ov), 4-90 (Charith Asalanka, 14.5 ov), 5-137 (Dasun Shanaka, 23.5 ov), 6-168 (Pathum Nissanka, 29.3 ov), 7-198 (Dhananjaya Lakshan, 31.5 ov), 8-216 (Maheesh Theekshana, 35.2 ov), 9-230 (Kasun Rajitha, 36.5 ov), 10-234 (Wanindu Hasaranga, 37.6 ov)
6.2 to LD Chandimal, And he's cleaned him up! What an absolute corker from Farooqi! This was again angled in from around the wicket. Similar length, similar line to the last one, but this jags back in sharply. Chandimal is all at sea, as he leaves a gaping chasm between bat and pad. The ball crashes into to the top of off stump!. 35/2
29.3 to P Nissanka, plays on! Oh my, massive moment! Back of a length delivery angled across the batter just outside off stump. Nissanka looks to dab it down to third man but because this one holds in the surface, he is early into the stroke. The ball kisses the inside edge and Nissanka hears the death rattle soon after! What a wicket this is for Afghanistan! Just what Sri Lanka did not need though!. 168/6
31.5 to D Lakshan, Cracking yorker! And Afghanistan are into the tail! This tailed in late, and Lakshan had no answer as the ball crashed into the base of middle stump. Hasaranga at the other end cannot hide his disappointment as he throws his bat in the air - he knows things just got considerably harder.. 198/7
37.6 to PW Hasaranga, And that is the game! Hasaranga is that last man to fall, as he makes room and this time the ball makes it way through him. Bottom edge on to the leg stump. Afghanistan take a 1-0 lead in the series!. 234/10
3.1 to BKG Mendis, It's Mendis' turn now to go to the DRS gods! This one nips in and hits him on the pads, as he's rooted to the crease! Umpire's finger goes straight up. This looks very close, but Mendis chooses to review. Gotta say, this looked plumb on first look and the three reds confirm it! Mendis has to go, after ball tracking shows this careening into leg stump.. 16/1
35.2 to M Theekshana, And Theekshana is given out lbw! But he reviews. This was a length ball, angled in and it struck him on the front pad in the crease. And DRS shows that the ball is just clipping leg stump, umpire's call means the review is retained. Fine margins this game.. 216/8
10.4 to DM de Silva, And Naib's warning earlier in the over was not heeded! And it's the big wicket of Dhananjaya, as it's another inside edge, but this time one that finds the stumps! Dhananjaya looks to drive this but the foot movement is just not there, and the movement in the air and off the surface does the rest.. 74/3
14.5 to KIC Asalanka, edged and taken! Catch Naib if you can! Length delivery in the channel that holds its line ever so slightly. Asalanka goes feeling for it away from his body and gets a thick outside edge that floats through to first slip, where Ibrahim dives forward and completes a smart catch. 90/4
23.5 to MD Shanaka, straight to the fielder in the deep! Full delivery slanted into the batter on off stump. Shanaka plants his front foot and looks to clip it over deep mid wicket. All he does, though, is hit it straight down deep mid wicket's throat. It might have come off the bottom of the bat too but Naib and Afghanistan will not mind one bit! They have the wicket they dearly wanted and Sri Lanka are in all sorts of trouble now!. 137/5
36.5 to CAK Rajitha, And the googly gets him! Rajitha however reviews! This was tossed up and goes past the forward defence, only question is, is this spinning past leg? And it's another one that's umpire's call! Sri Lanka keep hold of their review, but that will be little consolation.. 230/9
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  • Afghanistan innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 60 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Afghanistan: 50 runs in 8.5 overs (53 balls), Extras 2
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 53 balls (Rahmanullah Gurbaz 24, Ibrahim Zadran 24, Ex 2)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory - 153 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz: 50 off 50 balls (9 x 4)
  • Drinks: Afghanistan - 84/1 in 14.4 overs (Ibrahim Zadran 29)
  • Over 14.4: Review by Afghanistan (Batting), Umpire - Nitin Menon, Batter - Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Struck down)
  • Afghanistan: 100 runs in 18.2 overs (110 balls), Extras 2
  • Ibrahim Zadran: 50 off 62 balls (4 x 4)
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 71 balls (Ibrahim Zadran 30, Rahmat Shah 21, Ex 0)
  • Afghanistan: 150 runs in 28.1 overs (169 balls), Extras 2
  • Drinks: Afghanistan - 179/1 in 35.0 overs (Ibrahim Zadran 84, Rahmat Shah 40)
  • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 128 balls (Ibrahim Zadran 57, Rahmat Shah 43, Ex 0)
  • Rahmat Shah: 50 off 61 balls (2 x 4)
  • Afghanistan: 200 runs in 37.4 overs (226 balls), Extras 2
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 40.1 - 50.0 (Mandatory - 81 runs, 6 wickets)
  • Ibrahim Zadran: 100 off 116 balls (10 x 4)
  • Afghanistan: 250 runs in 43.5 overs (263 balls), Extras 5
  • Innings Break: Afghanistan - 294/8 in 50.0 overs (Mujeeb Ur Rahman 1, Yamin Ahmadzai 0)
  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 71 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Over 2.5: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - RSA Palliyaguruge, Batter - P Nissanka (Upheld)
  • Over 3.1: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - Nitin Menon, Batter - BKG Mendis (Struck down)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 7.6 overs (48 balls), Extras 1
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory - 163 runs, 8 wickets)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 90/3 in 14.0 overs (P Nissanka 45, KIC Asalanka 10)
  • P Nissanka: 50 off 42 balls (8 x 4)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 16.4 overs (100 balls), Extras 5
  • Over 16.5: Review by Afghanistan (Bowling), Umpire - RSA Palliyaguruge, Batter - MD Shanaka (Struck down)
  • Over 18.4: Review by Afghanistan (Bowling), Umpire - RSA Palliyaguruge, Batter - MD Shanaka (Struck down)
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 26.4 overs (160 balls), Extras 8
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 168/6 in 29.3 overs (PWH de Silva 18)
  • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 32.4 overs (196 balls), Extras 12
  • PWH de Silva: 50 off 31 balls (8 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Over 35.2: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - Nitin Menon, Batter - M Theekshana (Struck down - Umpires Call)
  • Over 36.5: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - RSA Palliyaguruge, Batter - CAK Rajitha (Struck down - Umpires Call)
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
TossAfghanistan, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultAfghanistan led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 4485
Match days25 November 2022 - daynight (50-over match)
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsAfghanistan 10, Sri Lanka 0
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