Saturday 23 August 2014 

Hambantota To Host Second Pakistan-Sri Lanka ODI

Sohaib Maqsood and Shahid Afridi embrace at Hambantota, which will now host the second ODI as well
Sohaib Maqsood and Shahid Afridi embrace at Hambantota, which will now host the second ODI as well
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Hambantota will host the second One-Day International between Sri Lanka and Pakistan after heavy rain left the scheduled venue in Colombo unplayable.

The game will now be played on Tuesday, 26th August, one day before it was due to be held in Colombo.

"This decision was taken on a request from the National Curator where he had confirmed that the ground will not be fit to play the 2nd ODI in Colombo on the 27th of August 2014," a statement from Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) confirmed.

"Due to the continuous bad weather condition the ground is soggy and the pitch is not in good playing condition since it has been covered for the last few days. 

"Three days of sunshine will be needed to bring back the ground to a normal condition."

Pakistan won the opening match in Hambantota by four wickets on the Duckworth/Lewis method after bad weather reduced the match to 45 overs per side.

© Cricket World 2014

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Fixtures & Results
6th-10th August: 1st Test, Galle
Sri Lanka 533-9 dec. & 99-3 beat
Pakistan 451 & 180 by seven wickets
14th-18th August: 2nd Test, Colombo
Sri Lanka 320 & 282 (Sangakkara 59) beat
Pakistan 330 & 165 (Herath 5-57) by 105 runs
23rd August: 1st ODI, Hambantota
Pakistan 277-6 (Sohaib Maqsood 89no) beat
Sri Lanka 275-7 by four wickets (D/L)
26th August: 2nd ODI, Hambantota
Sri Lanka 310-9 (Mathews 93, Jayawardene 67) beat
Pakistan 233 (Mohammad Hafeez 62) by 77 runs
30th August: 3rd ODI, Dambulla
Sri Lanka 104-3 (Dilshan 50no) beat
Pakistan 102 (Perera 4-34) by seven wickets