Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, 1st ODI: Openers give Afghanistan unassailable lead
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.
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.
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.
WHAT A WIN FOR AFGHANISTAN! ??#AfghanAtalan put on a clinical all-round performance as they backed up a disciplined batting performance with a superb bowling effort to beat @OfficialSLC by 60 runs in the 1st game and take a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. #AFGvSL pic.twitter.com/yetWIF8qL0— Afghanistan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) November 25, 2022
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
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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