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Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, 1st ODI: Openers give Afghanistan unassailable lead

Afghanistan celebrate the wicket of Pathum Nissanka
Afghanistan celebrate the wicket of Pathum Nissanka
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Afghanistan batsmen celebrating together
Afghanistan batsmen celebrating together
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Openers Rahmanullah Gurbaz (53) and Ibrahim Zadran (106) guide Afghanistan to a 60 run win over Sri Lanka in the 1st ODI today at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy.

Match Summary

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, 1st ODI, Afghanistan tour of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka 234/10 (38 ov)

Afghanistan 294/8 (50 ov)

Result - Afghanistan won by 60 runs.

Scorecard

Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat, openers Rahmanullah Gurbaz (53) and Ibrahim Zadran (106) smashing a half-century and century respectively.

Rahmat Shah (52) would later join the fray and add his own half century, Afghanistan looking in a good spot.

Wanindu Hasaranga (2/42) fought back with the ball but Afghanistan headed in at 294/8.

In response, despite best efforts from Pathum Nissanka (85) and Wanindu Hasaranga (66) it wasn't enough as Afghanistan won by 60 runs.

Runs
Playing XI

SRI LANKA - Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (WK), Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (C), Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha

AFGHANISTAN - Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Ibrahim Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi (C), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rahmat Shah, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Yamin Ahmadzai

Match Details

Date - 25th November 09:00 AM

Venue - Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy

Toss - Afghanistan won the toss & elected to bat

Umpires - Nitin Menon, Ruchira Palliyaguruge

Tv Umpires - Lyndon Hannibal

Match Referee - Ranjan Madugalle

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