SL VS AFG 3RD ODI

3rd ODI, Kandy, February 14, 2024, 02:30 PM

Afghanistan
266/10(48.2ov)
Sri Lanka
267/3(35.2ov)

Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 7 wickets

SL 100%

Tie 0%

AFG 0%

Probable Playing XI
Sri Lanka: Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Janith Liyanage, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(c)†, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Akila Dananjaya, Asitha Fernando, Pramod Madushan, Dunith Wellalage, Dilshan Madushanka.

Afghanistan: Hashmatullah Shahidi(c), Ibrahim Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rahmat Shah, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Azmatullah Omarzai, Ikram Alikhil†, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Fareed Ahmad, Qais Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi.
RECENT PERFORMANCE
  • L
    SL Won By 7 wickets
  • L
    SL Won By 155 runs
  • L
    SL Won By 42 runs
  • W
    AFG Won By 95 runs
  • W
    AFG Won By 109 runs
  • W
    SL Won By 7 wickets
  • W
    SL Won By 155 runs
  • W
    SL Won By 42 runs
  • W
    SL Won By 8 wickets (D/L method)
  • W
    SL Won By 2 wickets
PLAYER PERFORMANCE

Batsmen

Charith Asalanka
Charith Asalanka

BAT SR: 86.5 | BAT AVG: 39.1

Very Good
Pathum Nissanka
Pathum Nissanka

BAT SR: 106.9 | BAT AVG: 70

Very Good
Kusal Mendis
Kusal Mendis

BAT SR: 82.1 | BAT AVG: 27.4

Neutral
Sadeera Samarawickrama
Sadeera Samarawickrama

BAT SR: 95.4 | BAT AVG: 49.9

Neutral
Avishka Fernando
Avishka Fernando

BAT SR: 0 | BAT AVG: 0

None
Janith Liyanage
Janith Liyanage

BAT SR: 0 | BAT AVG: 0

None

Bowlers

Janith Liyanage
Dilshan Madushanka

BOWL SR: 26 | BOWL AVG: 27.2

Neutral
Janith Liyanage
Dunith Wellalage

BOWL SR: 35.7 | BOWL AVG: 31.2

Neutral
Janith Liyanage
Akila Dananjaya

BOWL SR: 0 | BOWL AVG: 0

None
Janith Liyanage
Asitha Fernando

BOWL SR: 0 | BOWL AVG: 0

None
Janith Liyanage
Pramod Madushan

BOWL SR: 0 | BOWL AVG: 0

None

Batsmen

Ikram Alikhil
Ikram Alikhil

BAT SR: 85.6 | BAT AVG: 26.8

Very Good
Rahmat Shah
Rahmat Shah

BAT SR: 78 | BAT AVG: 41.3

Good
Hashmatullah Shahidi
Hashmatullah Shahidi

BAT SR: 75.3 | BAT AVG: 44

Bad
Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Rahmanullah Gurbaz

BAT SR: 99.2 | BAT AVG: 24.2

Bad
Ibrahim Zadran
Ibrahim Zadran

BAT SR: 74.8 | BAT AVG: 45.8

Good

Bowlers

Ibrahim Zadran
Fazalhaq Farooqi

BOWL SR: 61.7 | BOWL AVG: 66.4

Very Bad
Ibrahim Zadran
Fareed Ahmad

BOWL SR: 27.8 | BOWL AVG: 32.6

Good
Ibrahim Zadran
Qais Ahmad

BOWL SR: 0 | BOWL AVG: 0

None
Man of the Match
Pathum Nissanka
Commentry
That is it from this game. The trophy has been handed over to Kusal Mendis! 3-0 for the hosts. 4-0 overall so far in the tour. Time for the T20Is. The first match will be played on the 17th of this month at 7 pm IST (1.30 pm GMT). Join us earlier for the build up as well. Cheers!
Hashmatullah Shahidi says Sri Lanka played really good cricket overall and credit to them. Tells they struggled with the bat in the back end and even the bowlers didn't bowl according to the plan. Shares they missed some key bowlers. Reckons Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman were missed dearly. Ends by hoping that his team has a good T20I series.
Double-ton in the first match and a century in this one, Pathum Nissanka wins the Player of the Match award and Player of the Series award.
...Time for Presentation...
A forgetful series for Afghanistan as they have nothing to take away from this tour so far. They won the toss and started on a good note. Rahmanullah Gurbaz played really well along with Rahmat Shah. The pitch was made for a score around 300 and Afghanistan were on course but once the set-batter fell, we once again witnessed a batting collapse. Twice notably in this series which Afghanistan have to really work on it.  Azmatullah Omarzai scored a fifty but nothing apart from that. They still had enough runs on the board but the bowlers were too sloppy right from the start and Sri Lanka cashed on it. Poor than expected from the visitors with the ball and they will be really disappointed with it.
A clean sweep for Sri Lanka as they win the final match comfortably. A dominating effort from the hosts throughout the series! Their batting though was exceptional in this match. Chasing a par total, they needed a good start but got more than that as both Pathum Nissanka and Avishka Fernando counted on the loose balls and put the pressure rightaway on the visitors. Avishka Fernando played the aggressive role but missed out his century by just 9 runs. Pathum Nissanka though made sure to get his ton and along with the skipper, Mendis kept the scoreboard rotating and chased it down pretty convincingly.
In over# 36
4
1
Mohammad Nabi 46/1(9.2)
35.2
4
FOUR! Job done! Flat and around off, Sadeera Samarawickrama skips down and flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary. Sri Lanka win by 7 wickets.
35.1
1
Fat and around off, Asalanka splices his push to short third for a single.
In over# 35
1
0
0
1
1
1
Qais Ahmad 46/2(7)
34.6
1
A single to end the over as Asalanka works it to mid-wicket.
34.5
.
Tossed up on middle, Asalanka prods and blocks.
34.4
.
Flat and on middle, Asalanka whacks it to mid-wicket.
34.3
1
On middle, this is nudged to mid-wicket for a single. Sri Lanka one hit away now.
34.2
1
Very full and on off, Asalanka plays it to long on for a single.
34.1
1
Fuller and on  middle, this is hit to mid-wicket for one more.
In over# 34
0
1
1
0
0
2
Mohammad Nabi 41/1(9)
33.6
.
9 runs needed to win! Flighted on middle, Charith Asalanka prods and blocks.
33.5
1
Tossed up on middle, Sadeera Samarawickrama plays it to square leg for a single.

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