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Afghanistan in Sri Lanka, 3 ODI Series, 2022
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SL
314/6
49.4 Ovs
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AFG
313/8
50 Ovs
Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 4 wickets

AFGHANISTAN

Batsmen
RB4s6sSR
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (W)
5121041.67
b Kasun Rajitha
Ibrahim Zadran
162138154117.39
c Pathum Nissanka b Asitha Fernando
Rahmat Shah
22304073.33
c Kusal Mendis b Kasun Rajitha
Hashmatullah Shahidi (C)
4100040.00
lbw b Dhananjaya de Silva
Najibullah Zadran
777681101.32
c Dasun Shanaka b Wanindu Hasaranga
Mohammad Nabi
121220100.00
c Pathum Nissanka b Wanindu Hasaranga
Gulbadin Naib
8110072.73
run out (Dasun Shanaka / Maheesh Theekshana)
Rashid Khan
131010130.00
c Dinesh Chandimal b Kasun Rajitha
Noor Ahmad
2100200.00
not out
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
00000.00
Fazalhaq Farooqi
00000.00
Fall Of Wickets:
1-6-(Rahmanullah Gurbaz (W) 2.1 ov)
8-313-(Ibrahim Zadran 50 ov)
2-47-(Rahmat Shah 11.2 ov)
3-57-(Hashmatullah Shahidi (C) 14.1 ov)
4-211-(Najibullah Zadran 37.4 ov)
5-241-(Mohammad Nabi 41.3 ov)
6-263-(Gulbadin Naib 45.2 ov)
7-299-(Rashid Khan 48.5 ov)
-(Noor Ahmad ov)
-(Mujeeb Ur Rahman ov)
-(Fazalhaq Farooqi ov)
Bowlers
OMRWEcon
Kasun Rajitha
1006036.00
Maheesh Theekshana
704606.57
Dunith Wellalage
402506.25
Asitha Fernando
1016416.40
Dhananjaya de Silva
804215.25
Wanindu Hasaranga
1006726.70
Dasun Shanaka
10505.00

SRI LANKA

Batsmen
RB4s6sSR
Pathum Nissanka
35553063.64
b Rashid Khan
Kusal Mendis (W)
676181109.84
c Rashid Khan b Mohammad Nabi
Dinesh Chandimal
333221103.13
b Mohammad Nabi
Dhananjaya de Silva
5111045.45
b Rashid Khan
Charith Asalanka
837254115.28
not out
Dasun Shanaka (C)
43445097.73
b Rashid Khan
Wanindu Hasaranga
230066.67
c Rahmanullah Gurbaz b Rashid Khan
Dunith Wellalage
312141147.62
not out
Maheesh Theekshana
00000.00
Asitha Fernando
00000.00
Kasun Rajitha
00000.00
Fall Of Wickets:
2-107-(Pathum Nissanka 20.1 ov)
1-101-(Kusal Mendis (W) 18 ov)
4-164-(Dinesh Chandimal 30.3 ov)
3-116-(Dhananjaya de Silva 22.3 ov)
-(Charith Asalanka ov)
5-243-(Dasun Shanaka (C) 41.4 ov)
6-249-(Wanindu Hasaranga 43.1 ov)
-(Dunith Wellalage ov)
-(Maheesh Theekshana ov)
-(Asitha Fernando ov)
-(Kasun Rajitha ov)
Bowlers
OMRWEcon
Fazalhaq Farooqi
9.407007.24
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
1007007.00
Gulbadin Naib
604808.00
Mohammad Nabi
1005625.60
Rashid Khan
1003743.70
Noor Ahmad
403208.00

Sri Lanka

314/6(49.4 Overs)

... THE RUN CHASE ...

Right then, Afghanistan have a good total on the board and will feel they are ahead in this game. The pitch may wear out a bit to assist their spinners and with their pace bowlers looking dangerous, they will be eager to get some early wickets. Sri Lanka will have the scoreboard pressure on them and once again the onus will lie on Pathum Nissanka to get them off to a good start. However, this has to be a team effort and the form of the other batters is quite a worry for the home side. Will th

Kasun Rajitha carried his good form from the last match and got Sri Lanka off to a wonderful start taking a wicket early. He came back in his second spell to claim another and when Dhananjaya de Silva took the third wicket, it looked like Sri Lanka were well in control of the game. They could not press home their advantage though in the middle overs and their star spinner Wanindu Hasaranga was taken apart by the opponents. Despite the hammering, he came back to take two wickets but he would

Afghanistan did not get off to the best of starts losing their dangerous opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz early but Ibrahim Zadran and Rahmat Shah steadied the ship to take Afghanistan through Powerplay 1. However, the wickets of Rahmat Shah and skipper Hashmatullah Shahidi had them in a spot of bother as they had lost three wickets for 57 runs in the 15th over. However, the Zadrans had their own plans as they put on a 154-run partnership for the fourth wicket to get Afghanistan over the 200-run

What an outstanding inning from Ibrahim Zadran! He notched up the highest individual score by an Afghanistan player in ODI cricket and that helped his team post 313 on the board. It seems like a formidable target and Sri Lanka have a mountain to climb here if they are to save this series. The Afghans have put on quite a show here and it is now in the hands of their bowlers to take them beyond the finish line.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, ! CAUGHT! Ibrahim Zadran is dismissed on the final ball of the innings. Asitha Fernando delivers a full toss around off, at 136 kph, Ibrahim clears his front leg and heaves across the line. The ball comes from the top part of his bat and flies straight to deep mid-wicket. Pathum Nissanka takes the skier safely. Afghanistan end on 313 for 8.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Slower in space, a touch short on middle at 111 kph, Zadran plays a mistimed heave over mid-wicket and rushes back to complete the second run.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Misses out! Full toss around leg, Zadran swings his bat early and fails to make any connection. Ibrahim Zadran is disappointed with himself.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Another couple. Yorker around leg, Zadran steps back and steers it past short third man. Maheesh Theekshana chases it down and they get two runs.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Spears in a very full ball on middle, Zadran whips it to wide long on and scampers back for the second run.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, ! What a start to the last over! Slower one, outside leg, a bit short, Ibrahim Zadran turns inside the crease as he kneels down and muscles it over long leg for a maximum.

Kasun Rajitha to Noor Ahmad, Full toss outside off, Noor mistimes his shot down to long on and rushes back for the second run. 300 comes up!

Noor Ahmad walks out to the crease.

Kasun Rajitha to Rashid Khan, ! CAUGHT! A wide yorker outside off, at 94 kph, Rashid Khan reaches out to squeeze it away over point but only manages to slice it into the hands of Dinesh Chandimal at backward point. He completes the catch with a jump and Kasun Rajitha has his third wicket in the match.

Kasun Rajitha to Rashid Khan, Too full and outside off, Khan squeezes it out to point.

Kasun Rajitha to Rashid Khan, Unorthodox Rashid. Fetches a full ball from outside off, kneels down and wrists it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, Full and wide outside off, driven to deep cover for a single. 150 up fro Ibrahim Zadran! 

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, ! Finds the gap! Back of a length, in the region outside off and on the slower side, Ibrahim Zadran walks down the track and smashes it towards deep square leg for a boundary.

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, Ibrahim Zadran moves to 145 - the highest individual score in ODIs in Pallekele. Floated and full, outside off, Zadran drives it square of the wicket on the off side and collects a single.

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, Gets on the front foot and pushes it back to the bowler.

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, Loopy and full, around off, Ibrahim drives it crisply through extra cover for a couple of runs.

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, ! Dismissed! Maheesh Theekshana delivers it full and around off, Ibrahim Zadran clears his front leg and fires it over long off for a biggie.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rashid Khan, Appeal for an lbw, not given! Flighted and outside off, Khan tries to play the reverse sweep but misses. It goes off the pads to short fine leg and they cross as the bowler appeals. Nothing from the umpire. It's reviwed by Dasun Shanaka. The Ball Tracking shows that the impact is outside off. One leg bye is added to the total.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rashid Khan, Loopy and full, around leg, Rashid tries to slog but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It deflects to the off side and they cross. The keeper has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Dasun Shanaka is unable to back up the throw and they cross for an overthrow.

Kasun Rajitha to Rashid Khan, Shortish and around off, dabbed down towards backward point for a single.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, Full and wide outside off, stroked to deep cover for a run.

Kasun Rajitha to Rashid Khan, Kasun Rajitha bangs this in short and in line with the stumps, Rashid Khan pulls this awkwardly to deep square leg for a single. 

Kasun Rajitha to Rashid Khan, ! Rashid Khan joins the party! Kasun Rajitha bowls a slower delivery full and outside off. Rashid Khan uses his high back-lift to generate power and thumps the ball towards long off. The fielder puts in a dive but the ball creeps under him towards the fence for four runs. 

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, Kasun Rajitha serves a full delivery this time outside off, Ibrahim Zadran knocks this to long off and takes one. 

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, ! That is sheer power from Ibrahim Zadran! Kasun Rajitha bowls a slower delivery full and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran uses brute strength to smash the ball down to long off for four runs. The fielder was present but he had no chance of getting to the ball. 

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, Floats this full and in line with the stumps, Ibrahim Zadran eases this down to long on and takes a single to keep strike. 

Maheesh Theekshana to Rashid Khan, Yorker around leg, Khan digs it out through mid on and takes a single. The fielder has a shy at the striker's end but the keeper had moved out in anticipation to back the throw at the bowler's end. No one is present behind the stumps at the keeper's end and Afghanistan get two more runs.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rashid Khan, Fuller and quicker on off, defended back.

Rashid Khan is the new batter to make his way out to the field. 

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, Tossed up outside off, driven to covers for a run.

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, ! Run out! Flatter delivery around middle, Ibrahim Zadran goes deep inside the crease and punches it to mid-wicket. Gulbadin Naib leaves the crease, in search of a run and Dasun Shanaka immediately has a shy at the bowler's end. Maheesh Theekshana grabs the ball and breaks the stumps. They appeal and it's referred upstairs. This is close. The replays find that Maheesh grabs the ball with his palms and uses his little finger to clip the bails. T

Maheesh Theekshana has been brought back into the attack. He has conceded 29 runs in his 5 overs without any success. 

Maheesh Theekshana to Gulbadin Naib, Gets behind the line of the delivery and forces it past the bowler to long off. They cross.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Uppish but safe! Pace off, on a length around middle, Ibrahim Zadran is early into the shot and chips it behind the bowler. Another couple from the over.

Asitha Fernando to Gulbadin Naib, One more yorker, outside off, it's dug out to the off side for one.

Asitha Fernando to Gulbadin Naib, Another yorker around leg, Naib nudges it to fine leg and comes back for the second rum.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Yorker around leg, Ibrahim Zadran seems to get some part of his bat behind it and sends the ball to fine leg. They cross. The umpire signals for a leg bye.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Another brace. Full and around leg, Ibrahim plays it with soft hands and helps it through mid-wicket.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Full toss around middle, Zadran lifts it over extra cover. Chandimal races across to his left from long off and makes a sliding stop. Saves two.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran, Flatter around off, it's forced to sweeper cover for a single. Wanindu Hasaranga is done with his spell.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Gulbadin Naib, Very full on middle, it's dug out down to long on for one.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Gulbadin Naib, Spinning in from around off, Naib sticks back and helps it to short mid-wicket.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran, Quicker and on the pads, Zadran hits it to deep square leg for one. 250 up!

Wanindu Hasaranga to Gulbadin Naib, Spinning in from middle, it's worked in front of square on the leg side for a single.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran, Short around off, cut off the back foot to deep point for a run.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, A dipping full toss outside off, 101 kph, Ibrahim Zadran strokes it to sweeper cover for one. Excellent over from Kasun Rajitha. The last two overs have been excellent from the home team. 

Kasun Rajitha to Gulbadin Naib, Full and outside off, 104 kph, Naib drives through covers for a single.

Kasun Rajitha to Gulbadin Naib, Wide! Kasun Rajitha loses his radar and slips a full ball way wide outside off, Naib leaves.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, A gentle full toss outside off, at 102 kph, Zadran mistimes his shot down to long on, for just a run.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, Very full and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran throws his hands at it but fails to make any connection.

Kasun Rajitha to Gulbadin Naib, Back of a length, around off and angling in, Gulbadin Naib nudges it down to long on and gets off the mark with a single.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, A low full toss outside off, Ibrahim shapes up for the paddle shot but then changes his mind and pushes it towards short third man. The fielder there misfields and they cross.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Gulbadin Naib, Beauty! Loopy and around off, fuller in length, Gulbadin Naib tries to defend but it skids past the outside edge and misses the off stump by a whisker. Rare good over from Wanindu Hasaranga in this match.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Gulbadin Naib, Fuller on off, helped to mid-wicket.

Gulbadin Naib walks out to the middle.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Gulbadin Naib, Flighted and full outside off, Naib watches the line and makes a leave.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, ! Nabi holes out! Another googly, too full and around off, Mohammad Nabi stands back and tries to heave across the line. But it comes off from the lower part of the blade and flies towards long on. A simple catch for Pathum Nissanka in the deep and Wanindu Hasaranga has a wicket to his name. He is not too happy though. It's been an expensive day for him.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, ! Crunched! An attempted googly but the length is too full, Mohammad Nabi picks the variation early, leans forward and crunches it through extra cover.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, Flatter and shorter on off, punched back to the bowler.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, ! Connects and connects supremely this time. A juicy half-volley outside off, Ibrahim Zadran leans into the drive and transfers his weight into the shot. Finds the gap at extra cover and the ball speeds away to the fence. 11 from the over and Afghanistan have started the last phase of this inning on a high!

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, Beaten! Kasun takes the pace off again, delivers it on a length and wide outside off, Zadran reaches out but fails to connect.

Kasun Rajitha to Mohammad Nabi, Slower one, on a length and outside off, Nabi hits it square of the wicket on the off side for a single.

Kasun Rajitha to Mohammad Nabi, ! Well played! Short in length and outside off, at 131 kph, Nabi stands tall to fetch it from out there and jabs it through mid-wicket for a cracking boundary.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, Edgy! Change in pace, it's slow and full outside off, Zadran pushes inside the line and edges it down to third man. They cross.

Powerplay 3 time. One extra fielder, i.e. 5 can now be put outside the 30-yard circle till the end of this inning. Kasun Rajitha is back on. 2 for 22 in his 6 overs thus far.

Kasun Rajitha to Mohammad Nabi, Sliding down the leg side, on a length, Nabi eases it down to fine leg for a run.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran, Loopy delivery bowled full and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran drives this straight to the cover fielder. 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, Fired into the pads on a fuller length, Mohammad Nabi clips the ball to deep backward square leg for a single. 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran, Short once again and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran goes on his back foot and hits the ball to long off for a run. 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, This is slightly short and outside off, Mohammad Nabi forces the ball towards long off and gets off strike with a single. 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, Goes full once again and straight, Mohammad Nabi miscues this to the left of the mid-wicket fielder.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, Wanindu Hasaranga floats this full and into the pads, Mohammad Nabi clips this ball towards mid-wicket. 

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Bowls this one back of a length and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran looks to punch this towards the off side but gets beaten by the extra bounce. 12 from the over!

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, ! Make that three boundaries in the over! Asitha Fernando gets his line all wrong as he strays down leg side on a fuller length. Ibrahim Zadran gets low and works the ball past the short fine leg fielder for four more runs. 

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, ! Ibrahim Zadran looking to take the initiative now! Asitha Fernando bowls a slower delivery on a length and outside the off stump. Ibrahim Zadran charges down the wicket and pulls the ball toward deep mid-wicket for the second boundary of the over. 

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, This is on a good length and just outside the off pole, Ibrahim Zadran defends this back towards the bowler. 

Is that a clean catch? The umpires get together and then refer it upstairs. The soft signal is not out. Dasun Shanaka is unsure and the third umpire will need concrete evidence to overrule the soft signal. Looking touch and go in the replays. Fingers underneath the ball, says Raveendra Wimalasiri. Najibullah Zadran exits and the crowd roars.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, ! Ibrahim Zadran gets to his second century in this series! What good form he has been in and has dug Afghanistan out of a hole! Asitha Fernando bangs this in short and angling down leg, Ibrahim Zadran pulls this into the gap at deep backward square leg and collects four runs. So, Ibrahim continues to have zero fifties in ODIs as every time he crosses the 50-run mark, he makes a century, third so far.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Asitha Fernando bowls this one on good length and outside the off pole, Ibrahim Zadran defends the ball towards short cover. 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, This is slightly short and straight, Mohammad Nabi gets on his back foot and punches the ball towards mid on. 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, Floats this one full and in line with the stumps, Mohammad Nabi defends this back towards the bowler. 

Mohammad Nabi walks in next.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, ! CAUGHT! Wanindu Hasaranga has got his man! Najibullah Zadran has played a wonderful knock but has to make the long walk back to the shed! Wanindu Hasaranga bowls this full and on a leg stumps line, Najibullah Zadran looks to flick this past mid-wicket but ends up chipping it toward the fielder. Dasun Shanaka takes a fine catch diving forward but does not claim the wicket straight away. The umpires go upstairs to check and the third umpire

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, ! The onslaught continues and Wanindu Hasaranga is taking a pounding here! Another flighted delivery bowled full and just outside the off pole, Najibullah Zadran uses his feet once again and connects this better. The ball sails over the long off boundary for a maximum. 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, ! Najibullah Zadran looking to target the bowler here! Wanindu Hasaranga flights this full and outside off, Najibullah Zadran charges down the wicket and gets the ball to the left of mid off for a boundary.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, Full and outside off, Najibullah Zadran gets an outside edge towards short third man. They decide against taking a single. 

Maheesh Theekshana to Najibullah Zadran, Short and outside off, Najibullah Zadran cuts the ball to deep point and takes a run to keep strike. 

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, Fires this one full and into the pads, Ibrahim Zadran clips this towards deep square leg for a single. That brings up 200 runs for Afghanistan and this has been a wonderful recovery from them!

Maheesh Theekshana to Najibullah Zadran, Continues bowling full now and aims for the stumps, Najibullah Zadran works the ball to long off and takes one. 

Maheesh Theekshana to Najibullah Zadran, This is full and outside off, Najibullah Zadran taps the ball towards cover. 

Maheesh Theekshana to Najibullah Zadran, ! The boundaries are flowing now! Maheesh Theekshana is slightly short once again, Najibullah Zadran transfers his body weight on the back foot and pulls the ball toward deep mid-wicket for four runs. 

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, Maheesh Theekshana bowls this slightly short and just outside off, Ibrahim Zadran gets down on one knee and sweeps the ball to deep square leg for a single. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Ibrahim Zadran, Fires this one full and into the pads, Ibrahim Zadran forces this down to long on for a run. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Ibrahim Zadran, This is full as well and straight, Ibrahim Zadran knocks this back towards the bowler. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Ibrahim Zadran, Bowls this full and in line with the stumps, Ibrahim Zadran tucks this towards mid-wicket. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Ibrahim Zadran, ! This is another good-looking shot! Dhananjaya de Silva bowls a loopy delivery full and outside the off stump, Ibrahim Zadran powers this over mid off and gets a boundary. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, This is full and outside off, Najibullah Zadran hits this straight back to the bowler who lets the ball go through his legs for a run. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Ibrahim Zadran, Dhananjaya de Silva bowls this slightly short and straight, Ibrahim Zadran goes on the back foot and works the ball to long on for a single. 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, Bowls a quicker delivery in line with the stumps, Najibullah Zadran defends this back towards the bowler. 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, Another googly bowled full and outside off, Najibullah Zadran taps this towards short third man. 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, ! Wanindu Hasaranga has got his length all wrong in this game! This is short and outside off, Najibullah Zadran cuts this to deep point and finds the boundary once again. Four more runs added to his kitty. 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran, This is full and in line with the stumps, Ibrahim Zadran knocks this down to long on for a single. 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, A googly bowled full and outside off, Najibullah Zadran is beaten but Kusal Mendis is unable to collect this cleanly. They take a bye. 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, ! Najibullah Zadran has taken a liking to Wanindu Hasaranga! This is a flighted delivery bowled full and outside off, Najibullah Zadran gives himself room and hits the ball over the mid off fielder for four runs. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Ibrahim Zadran, Bowls this slightly short and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran rocks back in the crease and punches this to deep cover. They come back for a brace. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, This is outside the off stump on a fuller length, Najibullah Zadran knocks this to long off and takes one. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Flighted delivery bowled full and angled into the stumps, Najibullah Zadran looks to play at this but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, ! That is FIFTY for Najibullah Zadran! Dhananjaya de Silva serves this full and outside off, Najibullah Zadran gets a good stride forward and crunches the ball through the gaps for four runs to deep cover. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Bowls this full and outside off, Najibullah Zadran strokes this towards extra cover. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, WIDE! Fires this one full and down leg side. Najibullah Zadran misses his flick and the umpire calls this wide. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Ibrahim Zadran, Dhananjaya de Silva starts off after the break with a fullish delivery just outside off, Ibrahim Zadran eases this down to long on for a single. 

Drinks break. All thanks to the Zadrans, Afghanistan have bossed the middle overs after early hiccups. Both Ibrahim and Najibullah are looking set and the Afghans are heading towards a strong finish. Sri Lanka need wickets to limit the damage in the end overs. Will they succeed? Dhananjaya de Silva to bowl after the break.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, This is fired into the stumps on a fuller length, Najibullah Zadran taps this towards the leg side. 10 runs from the over and Wanindu Hasaranga is proving to be quite expensive here. 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran, Flighted delivery full and bowled on the leg stump line, Ibrahim Zadran shimmies down the wicket and clips the ball to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran, ! Lucky boundary for Afghanistan but they will take them all! Wanindu Hasaranga flights this one full and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran pushes at the ball and gets an outside edge. There is no slip present and the ball races away to the third man fence for another boundary. 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, This is short as well and outside off, Wanindu Hasaranga gets away with it this time as the ball is played to deep point for a single. 

Sri Lanka need a wicket from their premier spin bowler.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, ! This has been slapped away! Wanindu Hasaranga bowls this short and outside off, Najibullah Zadran uses the depth of the crease and punches this to deep cover for four runs. 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, Bowls a googly full and outside off, Najibullah Zadran defends this to the right of the bowler. 

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Delivers this one full and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran knocks this straight to the cover fielder. 10 from the over!

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, That brings up the 100-run partnership between these two players! Asitha Fernando bowls this on a good length but strays onto the pads, Ibrahim Zadran clips this to the right of mid-wicket and they collect two runs. This partnership is setting a nice platform for Afghanistan going toward the back end of the inning.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, ! Second boundary in the over for Ibrahim Zadran! Asitha Fernando bowls this slightly full and just outside the off pole, Ibrahim Zadran clears his front foot out of the way and thumps this straight back past the bowler for another boundary. 

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Continues bowling back of a length but this time outside the off stump, Ibrahim Zadran taps the ball towards point. 

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, This is bowled back of a length and in line with the stumps, Ibrahim Zadran tucks this towards mid-wicket. 

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, ! Ibrahim Zadran is looking really good here! Asitha Fernando bowls a low full toss outside off, Ibrahim Zadran times this perfectly and finds the gap at deep cover for four runs. 

Dunith Wellalage to Ibrahim Zadran, This is in line with the stumps and on a fuller length, Ibrahim Zadran flicks this to deep square leg and collects a run. 

Dunith Wellalage to Najibullah Zadran, Falls short of the fielder in the deep! Dunith Wellalage flights this full and just outside off, Najibullah Zadran gives him the charge once again but miscues the shot towards mid-wicket. The ball lands safely and they take a single. 

Dunith Wellalage to Ibrahim Zadran, Another full delivery angled into the pads, Ibrahim Zadran clips this down to long on for a run. 

Dunith Wellalage to Najibullah Zadran, Goes short this time and outside off, Najibullah Zadran rocks back in the crease and plays this towards deep cover for a single. 

Dunith Wellalage to Najibullah Zadran, ! Great use of the feet from Najibullah Zadran! Dunith Wellalage flights this one full and in line with the stumps, Najibullah Zadran charges down the wicket and thumps the ball over the bowler's head for a boundary. 

Dunith Wellalage to Najibullah Zadran, Dunith Wellalage bowls a full delivery outside off and serves this slower in the air. Najibullah Zadran knocks this back towards the bowler. 

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Continues bowling on a good length and outside the off pole, Ibrahim Zadran taps this back down the pitch towards the bowler. End of another tight over from Asitha Fernando as just 2 runs have come off it. 

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Delivers this on a good length and just outside off, Ibrahim Zadran is watchful as he defends the ball solidly back towards the bowler. 

Asitha Fernando to Najibullah Zadran, Bangs this in short and straight, Najibullah Zadran pulls this towards deep square leg and collects a single. 

Asitha Fernando to Najibullah Zadran, Bowls this slightly full and in line with the stumps, Najibullah Zadran blocks this towards mid off. 

Asitha Fernando to Najibullah Zadran, This is on a good length and angling away from the left-hander from outside off. Najibullah Zadran taps the ball towards point. 

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Asitha Fernando starts the over with a good-length delivery nipping back in from outside off. Ibrahim Zadran pushes at the ball and gets an inside edge to deep backward square leg for a single. 

Change. Asitha Fernando comes back into the attack. 0 for 19 in his 5 overs so far.

Dunith Wellalage to Najibullah Zadran, Full and around off, Najibullah prods forward and eases it through extra cover for a couple of runs.

Dunith Wellalage to Najibullah Zadran, Too full and on middle, Najibullah Zadran tries to go hard but only scuffs his shot from the bottom edge. It goes on the bounce back to the bowler.

Dunith Wellalage to Ibrahim Zadran, Floated and around off, pushed to covers for a single.

Dunith Wellalage to Najibullah Zadran, Leans forward and softly pushes a full ball to cover-point for one.

Dunith Wellalage to Najibullah Zadran, Slightly short and outside off, turning in, Najibullah Zadran rocks back and punches it to sweeper cover. A good stop near the fence and the batters take two.

Dunith Wellalage to Ibrahim Zadran, Dunith Wellalage returns for his second spell and starts with a full ball on middle, it's driven to long off for a single.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, Wrong 'un, full and on middle, Najibullah Zadran defends off the front foot.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran, Goes very full and on off, Ibrahim knocks it down to long on to rotate the strike. Smart!

Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran, ! Lovely shot! Tossed up, landing full on middle and turning away, Ibrahim Zadran kneels down and smokes it over mid-wicket for a maximum. Went against the spin but packed it with great power and timing.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, Too full and around off, a googly, Najibullah drives it aerially but wide of mid off. The fielder dives to stop and they cross.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, Forces a full ball back to the bowler who dives and parries it to short mid-wicket.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran, Flighted and full on middle, Ibrahim flicks it towards short mid-wicket where the fielder dives but fails to make a clean stop. They cross.

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, Floated and around off, Ibrahim drives and beats the short cover fielder. Picks up a single to end the over.

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, ! Fine shot! Flatter delivery, around off and it's a carrom ball, Ibrahim Zadran steps back to create room and clobbers it over extra cover for a boundary.

Maheesh Theekshana to Najibullah Zadran, Very full and on off, Najibullah Zadran makes room and drills it down to long off for one.

Maheesh Theekshana to Najibullah Zadran, Lands it full and on middle, Najibullah Zadran defends it back to the bowler.

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, Leans forward and wrists a full ball through mid-wicket for a single.

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, Full and flighted on off, Ibrahim gets forward and defends it back.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, Quicker on off, Najibullah goes back and defends it on the leg side.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, Loopy on off, that is defended solidly off the front foot.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran, Extra loop on this one, full and dipping in around middle, Ibrahim Zadran plays it past short mid-wicket for a single.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, Fuller and around off, driven towards cover-point for one.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, Given lbw! Wanindu Hasaranga has struck and running in joy. Najibullah Zadran doesn't agree and decides to take the DRS. It's a flighted delivery, landing full around off and it straightens a hint as Najibullah goes down to play the reverse-batted shot. He misses and is pinged on the front leg. Looks plumb to the naked eye and the umpire also feels the same. Time for the review. UltraEdge takes a long time to load. We're still waiting and in the me

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, Flatter on middle, worked to square leg.

Maheesh Theekshana to Najibullah Zadran, Tossed up outside off, Najibullah Zadran helps it to long off and retains strike.

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, Quicker one, this is fired short and on middle, Ibrahim hits it firmly down to long on for one.

Maheesh Theekshana to Najibullah Zadran, Flighted again, around off, it's played down to long off for a run.

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, FIFTY FOR IBRAHIM! Flighted and full, around off, Ibrahim Zadran eases it down to long on for a single. He has got a great conversation rate, so watch out Sri Lanka! 

Maheesh Theekshana to Najibullah Zadran, Flatter and fuller on middle, Najibullah Zadran pushes it to mid on where the fielder dives to make a stop. They cross.

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, The Zadrans have combined for a 50-run stand! Flighted and around off, Ibrahim Zadran is deceived a bit but does well to loft it behind the bowler for a single.

Dasun Shanaka to Najibullah Zadran, Slower one, full and angling away, Najibullah Zadran is beaten on drive.

Dasun Shanaka to Najibullah Zadran, ! Easy pickings! Short and around leg, at a gentle pace, Najibullah Zadran rides the bounce and pulls it powerfully behind square leg for a boundary.

Dasun Shanaka to Najibullah Zadran, Pitches it up and around off, it's driven to covers.

Dasun Shanaka to Ibrahim Zadran, Short and on off, Ibrahim guides it down to third man for one.

Dasun Shanaka to Ibrahim Zadran, This one appears to be an inswinger, around off on a fuller length, Ibrahim Zadran tries playing straight but it takes the inner edge and rolls to short fine leg.

Dasun Shanaka to Ibrahim Zadran, Beaten! Dasun Shanaka begins with an away swinger, on a length outside off, Ibrahim Zadran tries to drive but gets beaten.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Well stopped! Too full and outside off, Najibullah Zadran drills it through extra cover. Maheesh Theekshana sprints across to his right from long off and saves two runs with a dive. 100 up!

Dhananjaya de Silva to Ibrahim Zadran, Very full and around leg, Ibrahim Zadran knocks it down to long on for a run. Maheesh Theekshana fumbles slightly but no extra run is conceded.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Lands it full and on off, it's caressed past extra cover for a run.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Ibrahim Zadran, Fires it full, on the pads, Ibrahim wrists it behind square leg for a single.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Too full and on off, Najibullah Zadran drives it through wide mid off for a single.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Quicker arm ball on off, defended to the off side.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran, ! Fine shot! Loopy delivery, full and around off, Ibrahim Zadran finds it in his zone and hammers it over wide long on for a maximum.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, Appeal for a run out! Flighted outside off, Najibullah Zadran plays it down in front of cover-point and tries to steal a quick run. Charith Asalanka comes up with a direct hit at the striker's end and it's referred upstairs. The replays find Ibrahim Zadran safe.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, Quicker and flatter on off, punched back to the bowler.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, Full on off, pushed to covers.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, Uppish but safe! Tossed up outside off, Najibullah Zadran plays a mistimed drive in the air but it doesn't carry to mid off.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran, Fuller length outside off, Ibrahim pushes it past the cover fielder for a single.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Aerial but safe! Spinning away from around leg, gripping a bit, Najibullah Zadran tries to flick but closes the face of his bat early. The leading edge falls in no man's land at covers.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Shortish and on off, Najibullah Zadran strokes it off the back foot to covers.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Ibrahim Zadran, Risky single. Flighted delivery, full and around leg, Ibrahim Zadran turns it with soft hands to short fine leg and crosses for a brisk single. The fielder misses his shy at the striker's end otherwise Najibullah Zadran would have been a goner.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Ibrahim Zadran, On middle, helped to mid-wicket.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Floated and full, around off, Najibullah takes his front leg away from the way and drives it to long off for one.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Short and wide outside off, Najibullah Zadran forces it to covers where the fielder makes a diving stop.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, Loopy and on middle, Najibullah Zadran quietly eases it through square leg and runs the first run hard. That's all he will get.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, Flatter and on middle, it's punched back to the bowler.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran, Presses forward and drives it through extra cover for a single.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran, Around off, that is defended solidly off the front foot.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran, ! Almost a return catch though. A low full toss on off, Ibrahim Zadran hits it straight and from the bottom part of his bat. The ball flies past the bowler who is late with his reflexes. It speeds behind and finds the straight boundary.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, Wanindu Hasaranga finally gets the chance to roll his arm and he begins with a full ball on off, Najibullah Zadran strokes it down to long on and picks up a single.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, This one is served towards off, it's played down to cover-point for a single.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Ibrahim Zadran, On middle, tucked through wide mid on for a single.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Ibrahim Zadran, Skidding away from around off, Ibrahim pushes it towards point. Najibullah Zadran wants a run but is sent back.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Around leg, it's clipped through square leg for a run.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Ibrahim Zadran, Eases a full ball down to long on for a single.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Gets on the front foot and pushes a full ball to long off for a single.

Asitha Fernando to Najibullah Zadran, Shortish around leg, Najibullah Zadran stands on one leg and drags his pull behind to long leg for a single.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Good length around off, pushed through covers for a single.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, ! A much-needed boundary for Afghanistan. Shortish and around middle and leg, Ibrahim Zadran hits across the line in front of square on the leg side. It races away and Charith Asalanka tries to stop the ball with a dive. He fails to do so and it's the first boundary off the bat for Afghanistan after the 8th over.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Alters his length to go short, around off at 137 kph, Ibrahim leans back and attempts to play the ramp shot at the last moment, but misses.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Fuller and on off at 138 kph, Ibrahim pushes it with an angled bat to point.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Back of a length on off, 139 clicks, Ibrahim stays back and taps it down to point. It goes on one bounce to Wanindu Hasaranga. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Flights this one outside off, full in length, Najibullah drives it through covers, finds the gap in the deep and returns for the second run.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Ibrahim Zadran, Fuller and on off, it's eased down to long on for a run.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Ibrahim Zadran, A bit short around off, turning down, Ibrahim Zadran flicks but finds short mid-wicket.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Fuller and quicker on off, forced down to long off for one.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Tossed up on middle, fuller in length, Najibullah Zadran works it towards mid-wicket.

Dhananjaya de Silva has come back on the field and he will continue his spell. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Slider around off, full and skidding in, Najibullah Zadran gets forward and defends.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Maiden! Yet another bouncer, around off at 133 kph, Ibrahim Zadran perhaps picks it late and leaves it slightly awkwardly.

Sight halt! Dhananjaya de Silva seems to have injured his right shoulder trying to stop the ball. He is on the floor for a long time and is surrounded by his teammates. He is up and moving now which is good news for Sri Lanka but he will go out for some treatment. Asitha Fernando (3-0-13-0) has been brought back into the attack. 

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Sharp bouncer at 134, around leg and going down, Ibrahim Zadran tries to pull but it flies over his bat.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Sliding down the leg side, Ibrahim works it off his pads but finds short mid-wicket.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Bends his back and digs it in short, around off at 134 kph, Ibrahim Zadran leans back and lets it through to the keeper.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Angling in from middle and leg, good pace, Ibrahim tries to flick but misses and is hit high on the pads.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Shortish around off, Ibrahim Zadran stays back and chops it down, in front of the keeper.

DRINKS! The wicket has prompted the umpires to take a refreshment break. Sri Lanka will be absolutely thrilled with the start they have got. They have three dangerous batters back in the shed and have not let the Afghans get away with their scoring rate as well. They will now look to press their advantage with spinners in the middle session. Afghanistan are in need of a partnership here and they will be hoping Ibrahim Zadran can carry on and play a big inning. He has been joined by Najibullah

Dhananjaya de Silva to Ibrahim Zadran, Leans forward and knocks a full ball past the diving bowler for a run down to long on. Two good overs from Dhananjaya de Silva and now he has a wicket to his name as well.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Quicker outside off, punched to covers for a single.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Fuller and on middle, Najibullah Zadran drives it back and the bowler gets some touch on the ball as it goes on to break the stumps at the other end. Ibrahim Zadran is well in though.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, ! Bonus runs! Flatter and shorter outside off, Najibullah punches it off his back foot to short cover. Hasaranga collects the ball and has an immediate shy at the bowler's end with Ibrahim venturing out. He misses and with no one backing up, the ball races away to the fence.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Skidding down from middle, Najibullah Zadran tries to flick but misses and wears it on his pads.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, ! GIVEN LBW! Hashmatullah Shahidi wants the decision to be reviewed. A premeditated charge had him in all sorts of trouble. It's a slider from Dhananjaya de Silva who is a clever operator. Lands it close to off, Shahidi advances down, is deceived in flight and variation. He tries to somehow keep it out but the ball skids on to beat his bat and raps him on the back pad. The appeal is made and the umpire is in agreement. DRS time! Nothing on

Kasun Rajitha to Hashmatullah Shahidi, This is bowled back of a length and outside off, Hashmatullah Shahidi guides this to third man for a single to keep strike. 

Kasun Rajitha to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Well-directed bouncer by Kasun Rajitha as he gets the batter ducking awkwardly. Good aggression shown by the bowler here. 

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, On a good length and outside the off pole, Ibrahim Zadran taps this with soft hands towards point and takes off for a quick single. 

Kasun Rajitha to Hashmatullah Shahidi, WIDE! Goes full and fires this one down leg side. Kusal Mendis dives to his right and stops the ball from going down the boundary. The batters run across for an extra run as the umpire calls this wide. 

Kasun Rajitha to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Short once again and just outside the off pole, Hashmatullah Shahidi gets his bat out of the way and lets the ball go through to the keeper. 

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, Bangs this in short and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran gets on top of the bounce and pulls the ball to deep square leg for a single. 

Kasun Rajitha to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Kasun Rajitha continues from 'round the wicket to the left-hander. He serves this on a good length and outside off, Hashmatullah Shahidi works this ball to deep point and takes a run. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Continues bowling full and outside off, Hashmatullah Shahidi shimmies down the wicket and hits the ball to long off for a single.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Flights this one full and just outside off, Hashmatullah Shahidi gets a stride forward and blocks the ball to cover. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Ibrahim Zadran, This is full as well and in line with middle stump, Ibrahim Zadran knocks this firmly to long on and takes one. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Ibrahim Zadran, Loopy delivery served full and straight, Ibrahim Zadran tucks it to the leg side. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Goes full and in line with the stumps, Hashmatullah Shahidi strokes the ball to long off and takes a single. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Dhananjaya de Silva starts with a full delivery fired into the pads, Hashmatullah Shahidi misses his flick and gets hit on the pads.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, Slower delivery bowled full and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran taps this towards point and that brings an end to a successful over for Sri Lanka.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, Slightly short and outside the off stump, Ibrahim Zadran looks to pull but hits the ball straight to mid-wicket. 

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, This is on a good length and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran defends this towards the cover fielder. 

Kasun Rajitha to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Kasun Rajitha goes 'round the wicket to the southpaw straightaway. Angles this into the pads on a good length, Hashmatullah Shahidi looks to work this leg side but misses and the ball goes off the pads for a leg bye. 

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, ! CAUGHT BEHIND! Kasun Rajitha gets his second and Sri Lanka finally have the breakthrough they have been looking for! This delivery is banged into the pitch and angling down leg, Rahmat Shah looks to pull but gets the upper part of his bat and that makes the ball loop to the keeper's left. Kusal Mendis takes an easy catch and Afghanistan have lost their second wicket. 

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, Kasun Rajitha also decides to begin the over with a back-of-a-length delivery served outside off. Ibrahim Zadran works this to deep cover-point for a run.

Asitha Fernando to Rahmat Shah, Decides to end the over with a fullish delivery served outside off, Rahmat Shah taps this towards mid on to end the over with a dot ball.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Bowls this quick and short, outside off. Ibrahim Zadran is happy to work this to deep backward point and take a run. 

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Goes full this time and angles this into the stumps, Ibrahim Zadran defends this towards cover. 

Asitha Fernando to Rahmat Shah, Slightly short once again and outside off, Rahmat Shah plays this to deep point and takes another one. 

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Another back of a length delivery, this time closer to the off pole. Ibrahim Zadran waits on the ball and guides it to third man for a run. 

Asitha Fernando to Rahmat Shah, Asitha Fernando bowls this outside off and back of a length, Rahmat Shah guides this with a cross bat towards deep backward point for a single. 

Powerplay 2 time. A maximum of 4 fielders are now allowed outside the ring till the 40th over.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, Bowls this on a good length and continues to offer width outside off. Ibrahim Zadran hits this hard but does not find the gap on the off side. Afghanistan are 42 for the loss of 1 wicket after Powerplay 1. 

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, This is delivered back of a length and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran gets on his toes and taps the ball towards extra cover. 

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, On a good length this time and outside the off stump, Rahmat Shah works the ball to deep point and takes a single. 

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, Angles this one full into the stumps by going wide of the crease. Rahmat Shah clips this ball towards mid-wicket. 

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, Bowls a gentle delivery full and outside the off stump, Rahmat Shah leaves this alone as the ball stays slightly low. 

Kasun Rajitha is back into the attack to bowl the final over of Powerplay 1.

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, Kasun Rajitha begins with a full delivery in line with the stumps, Rahmat Shah flicks this to the mid-wicket fielder. 

Asitha Fernando to Rahmat Shah, Bowls this on a good length and outside off, Rahmat Shah plays this with soft hands towards cover-point. The fielder puts in a dive to stop the ball and throws it at the stumps. The ball ricochets off the stumps and the batters take a gifted single.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, This is full and angled into the pads, Ibrahim Zadran clips this to deep backward point and they pick up a couple of runs as the fielder does well to stop the ball. 

Asitha Fernando to Rahmat Shah, Goes full and attacks the stumps, Rahmat Shah punches this back towards the bowler. 

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Bowls this slightly back of a length and gets the ball to rise off the surface. Ibrahim Zadran has enough width to get on top of this and work to deep backward point for a single. 

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, On a good length once again and on the outside off stump channel. Ibrahim Zadran taps the ball to backward point. 

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Begins with a 142 kmph delivery served on a good length and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran blocks this solidly. 

Dunith Wellalage to Rahmat Shah, Another loopy delivery served in line with the stumps, Rahmat Shah knocks this straight to mid off. 

Dunith Wellalage to Rahmat Shah, Floats this one full and just outside the off pole, Rahmat Shah shimmies down the wicket and punches the ball back to the bowler. 

Dunith Wellalage to Rahmat Shah, Goes back to bowling full and outside off, Rahmat Shah clocks this towards short third man. 

Dunith Wellalage to Rahmat Shah, ! Does not miss out this time! Dunith Wellalage bowls a short delivery wide outside off. Rahmat Shah has all the time in the world to pick his gap and cuts this to deep cover for four runs. 

Dunith Wellalage to Rahmat Shah, A low full toss served on the pads, Rahmat Shah misses out as he can only play this to mid on. 

Dunith Wellalage to Ibrahim Zadran, Dunith Wellalage flights this delivery and serves it full, outside off. Ibrahim Zadran strokes this down to long off for a single.

Asitha Fernando to Rahmat Shah, ! This has been slapped away and it's a good way to end the over for Afghanistan! Asitha Fernando bowls this wide outside the off stump on a fuller length, Rahmat Shah is onto it in a flash and creams it to deep cover-point for a boundary.

Asitha Fernando to Rahmat Shah, Goes full this time and heading for the off pole, Rahmat Shah pushes at the ball and gets an inside edge onto his pads. 

Asitha Fernando to Rahmat Shah, This is at 141 kmph and outside the off stump on a good length. Rahmat Shah taps this towards the point fielder. 

Asitha Fernando to Rahmat Shah, Bowls this at 140 clicks and back of a length, outside off. Rahmat Shah defends this firmly towards cover. 

Asitha Fernando to Rahmat Shah, What a jaffa! Asitha Fernando bowls this on a good length and gets the ball to nip back in slightly. Rahmat Shah plays a loose shot and gets beaten on the inside edge as the ball goes through to the keeper. 

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Asitha Fernando begins with a full delivery outside the off stump, Ibrahim Zadran strokes this firmly towards backward point. The fielder gets a hand on the ball and restricts the score to a run. 

Asitha Fernando has been handed the ball now. So change from both sides for Sri Lanka.

Dunith Wellalage to Ibrahim Zadran, Angles this one full and into the pads. Ibrahim Zadran looks to make room and works the ball to long off for a single to keep strike. 

Dunith Wellalage to Ibrahim Zadran, Bowls this one full as well and just outside the off stump, Ibrahim Zadran blocks this to the cover fielder. 

Dunith Wellalage to Ibrahim Zadran, Fires this one full and outside the off pole, Ibrahim Zadran leaves this one alone. 

Dunith Wellalage to Ibrahim Zadran, ! That has been crunched! Dunith Wellalage bowls this one slightly short and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran is deep in the crease and punches the ball to deep cover for four runs. 

Dunith Wellalage to Ibrahim Zadran, Full once again and outside the off stump, Ibrahim Zadran gets a stride forward and defends the ball towards cover. 

Dunith Wellalage to Ibrahim Zadran, Dunith Wellalage starts the over with a full delivery into the stumps, Ibrahim Zadran mistimes his shot towards mid-wicket. 

Dunith Wellalage has been brought into the attack. 

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, Pulls his length back and delivers this outside the off stump. Rahmat Shah taps the ball to point and it will be a dot ball to end the over. 

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, ! Great use of the wrists there from Rahmat Shah! Kasun Rajitha bowls this really full but strays onto the pads, Rahmat Shah flicks the ball expertly to the right of the mid-wicket fielder and collects four more runs. 

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, On a good length and outside the off pole, Ibrahim Zadran guides the ball to deep backward point and takes a run. 

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, Goes wide off the crease and serves this full into the pads, Ibrahim Zadran keeps his head still and clips the ball towards short mid-wicket. 

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, Goes full and outside the off stump, Rahmat Shah looks to defend but gets a thickish outside edge to deep backward point for a single. 

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, Kasun Rajitha bowls this slightly back of a length and in line with the stumps, Rahmat Shah stands tall and blocks the ball to mid on. 

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, A fraction short and in line with the stumps, Ibrahim Zadran flicks this ball straight into the hands of the mid-wicket fielder. 

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, Goes back to bowling full and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran defends this solidly towards mid off. 

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, ! That is a great down and it gets the deserved punishment! Maheesh Theekshana bowls this slightly short and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran rocks back in the crease and cuts this towards deep point for four runs. 

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmat Shah, Another full delivery drifting into the pads, Rahmat Shah eases this down to long on and takes another single. 

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, Goes full once again and in line with the stumps, Ibrahim Zadran whips this down to long on and takes one. 

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, Maheesh Theekshana bowls this on a yorker length but angling down leg, Ibrahim Zadran looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. 

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, On a good length once again and outside off, Rahmat Shah defends this solidly towards cover.

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, ! That is a good-looking shot to get off the mark! Kasun Rajitha Bowls this one outside the off pole and on a good length, Rahmat Shah walks down the pitch and punches the ball past the diving mid on fielder for a lovely boundary. 

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, This is on a good length and served outside the off pole, Rahmat Shah defends this to the left of the bowler.  

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, Goes full and into the pads, Rahmat Shah clips this towards mid-wicket. Another dot ball. 

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, Another outswinger served full and well outside the off stump, Rahmat Shah is watchful as he leaves this one alone. 

Rahmat Shah walks in next.

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, ! BOWLED! Kasun Rajitha, the newly married man, strikes and the dangerous Rahmanullah Gurbaz has to depart! Kasun Rajitha bowls this slightly back of a length and outside the off pole at 136 clicks. Rahmanullah Gurbaz stands back and looks to go for the expansive shot but gets an inside edge and the ball crashes against the stumps. Sri Lanka have drawn first blood here.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Goes back to bowling full and outside the off pole, Rahmanullah Gurbaz hits this to mid off and takes off for a quick single to keep strike. 

The game is about to begin. The umpires and the Sri Lankan players make their way out onto the field. The fielders spread out across the ground as Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran stride out to the middle to open the inning for Afghanistan. Kasun Rajitha, the newly married man, has been handed the new ball and he will begin proceedings. Let's play...

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Slightly short once again and angling towards leg, Rahmanullah Gurbaz clips this towards mid-wicket. 

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Pulls his length back a fraction and on off stump, Rahmanullah Gurbaz goes back in the crease and plays this towards mid on. 

Pitch Report - Farveez Mahroof is in the middle. He says it is a brand new pitch, hard in nature and the grass will hold the pitch together throughout the game. Claims that the score will most likely be lower. Mentions that the hard ball will hold true initially but as the ball gets worn out, the spinners will come into play. Ends by saying that 260 should be a decent total on the board.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Bowls a straighter delivery outside the off stump, Rahmanullah Gurbaz gets a stride forward and defends the ball back towards the bowler. 

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Bowls this one really full and just outside off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz blocks this towards cover. 

Dasun Shanaka, the captain of Sri Lanka, says they would have liked to bat first too. He mentions that he expects the bowlers to bowl the same way as they did in the last game. Informs that there are two changes. Admits that there is a bit of pressure but winning the game and gaining the points is crucial.

Who will bowl from the opposite end? We are going to see some spin as Maheesh Theekshana will bowl with the second new ball.

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, Maheesh Theekshana bowls a loopy delivery drifting into the stumps on a fuller length, Ibrahim Zadran knocks this down to long on to get off the mark with a single. 

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, ! This has been beautifully timed! In line with the stumps and a touch fuller, Rahmanullah Gurbaz plays this with a straight bat and punches it down the ground to long on for his first boundary. 

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Gets this closer to the stumps but keeps bowling on a good length, Rahmanullah Gurbaz is well behind this one as he blocks this solidly. 

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Bowls this on a good length as well and outside the off pole, Rahmanullah Gurbaz leaves this one alone. 

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, A gentle outswinger, outside off, Gurbaz walks forward and pushes inside the line, only to get beaten.

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Shout for an lbw! The umpire shakes his head and gestures that it's too high. Sri Lanka don't agree and Dasun Shanaka takes the DRS. Coming to the delivery... It's an inswinger, landing on a good length around off at 131 kph and nipping back in, Rahmanullah Gurbaz is caught on the back foot in his attempt to work it on the leg side. He misses and is rapped on the pads. DRS time - No UltraEdge and the Ball Tracking shows that it's clipping the top of t

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Kasun Rajitha bowls this on a good length and outside the off pole. Rahmanullah Gurbaz charges down the wicket but gets beaten by the slight movement away from the bat. 

Hashmatullah Shahidi, the captain of Afghanistan says that they will bat first. Explains that the decision is because of the pitch and it is more difficult to bat at night than it is during the day. Informs there is one change to their playing eleven. Claims that winning the series is important as it will be a big achievement.

Sri Lanka (Playing XI) - Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (WK), Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (C), Wanindu Hasaranga, Dunith Wellalage (In place of Dhananjaya Lakshan), Maheesh Theekshana, Asitha Fernando (In place of Lahiru Kumara), Kasun Rajitha. 

Afghanistan (Playing XI) - Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Ibrahim Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi (C), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rahmat Shah, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Noor Ahmad (In place of Yamin Ahmadzai).

TOSS - The captains are out in the middle. The coin is flipped into the air and lands in favor of Afghanistan. They have elected to BAT first.

... THE RUN CHASE ...

Right then, Afghanistan have a good total on the board and will feel they are ahead in this game. The pitch may wear out a bit to assist their spinners and with their pace bowlers looking dangerous, they will be eager to get some early wickets. Sri Lanka will have the scoreboard pressure on them and once again the onus will lie on Pathum Nissanka to get them off to a good start. However, this has to be a team effort and the form of the other batters is quite a worry for the home side. Will th

Kasun Rajitha carried his good form from the last match and got Sri Lanka off to a wonderful start taking a wicket early. He came back in his second spell to claim another and when Dhananjaya de Silva took the third wicket, it looked like Sri Lanka were well in control of the game. They could not press home their advantage though in the middle overs and their star spinner Wanindu Hasaranga was taken apart by the opponents. Despite the hammering, he came back to take two wickets but he would

Afghanistan did not get off to the best of starts losing their dangerous opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz early but Ibrahim Zadran and Rahmat Shah steadied the ship to take Afghanistan through Powerplay 1. However, the wickets of Rahmat Shah and skipper Hashmatullah Shahidi had them in a spot of bother as they had lost three wickets for 57 runs in the 15th over. However, the Zadrans had their own plans as they put on a 154-run partnership for the fourth wicket to get Afghanistan over the 200-run

What an outstanding inning from Ibrahim Zadran! He notched up the highest individual score by an Afghanistan player in ODI cricket and that helped his team post 313 on the board. It seems like a formidable target and Sri Lanka have a mountain to climb here if they are to save this series. The Afghans have put on quite a show here and it is now in the hands of their bowlers to take them beyond the finish line.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, ! CAUGHT! Ibrahim Zadran is dismissed on the final ball of the innings. Asitha Fernando delivers a full toss around off, at 136 kph, Ibrahim clears his front leg and heaves across the line. The ball comes from the top part of his bat and flies straight to deep mid-wicket. Pathum Nissanka takes the skier safely. Afghanistan end on 313 for 8.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Slower in space, a touch short on middle at 111 kph, Zadran plays a mistimed heave over mid-wicket and rushes back to complete the second run.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Misses out! Full toss around leg, Zadran swings his bat early and fails to make any connection. Ibrahim Zadran is disappointed with himself.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Another couple. Yorker around leg, Zadran steps back and steers it past short third man. Maheesh Theekshana chases it down and they get two runs.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Spears in a very full ball on middle, Zadran whips it to wide long on and scampers back for the second run.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, ! What a start to the last over! Slower one, outside leg, a bit short, Ibrahim Zadran turns inside the crease as he kneels down and muscles it over long leg for a maximum.

Kasun Rajitha to Noor Ahmad, Full toss outside off, Noor mistimes his shot down to long on and rushes back for the second run. 300 comes up!

Noor Ahmad walks out to the crease.

Kasun Rajitha to Rashid Khan, ! CAUGHT! A wide yorker outside off, at 94 kph, Rashid Khan reaches out to squeeze it away over point but only manages to slice it into the hands of Dinesh Chandimal at backward point. He completes the catch with a jump and Kasun Rajitha has his third wicket in the match.

Kasun Rajitha to Rashid Khan, Too full and outside off, Khan squeezes it out to point.

Kasun Rajitha to Rashid Khan, Unorthodox Rashid. Fetches a full ball from outside off, kneels down and wrists it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, Full and wide outside off, driven to deep cover for a single. 150 up fro Ibrahim Zadran! 

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, ! Finds the gap! Back of a length, in the region outside off and on the slower side, Ibrahim Zadran walks down the track and smashes it towards deep square leg for a boundary.

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, Ibrahim Zadran moves to 145 - the highest individual score in ODIs in Pallekele. Floated and full, outside off, Zadran drives it square of the wicket on the off side and collects a single.

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, Gets on the front foot and pushes it back to the bowler.

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, Loopy and full, around off, Ibrahim drives it crisply through extra cover for a couple of runs.

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, ! Dismissed! Maheesh Theekshana delivers it full and around off, Ibrahim Zadran clears his front leg and fires it over long off for a biggie.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rashid Khan, Appeal for an lbw, not given! Flighted and outside off, Khan tries to play the reverse sweep but misses. It goes off the pads to short fine leg and they cross as the bowler appeals. Nothing from the umpire. It's reviwed by Dasun Shanaka. The Ball Tracking shows that the impact is outside off. One leg bye is added to the total.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rashid Khan, Loopy and full, around leg, Rashid tries to slog but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It deflects to the off side and they cross. The keeper has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Dasun Shanaka is unable to back up the throw and they cross for an overthrow.

Kasun Rajitha to Rashid Khan, Shortish and around off, dabbed down towards backward point for a single.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, Full and wide outside off, stroked to deep cover for a run.

Kasun Rajitha to Rashid Khan, Kasun Rajitha bangs this in short and in line with the stumps, Rashid Khan pulls this awkwardly to deep square leg for a single. 

Kasun Rajitha to Rashid Khan, ! Rashid Khan joins the party! Kasun Rajitha bowls a slower delivery full and outside off. Rashid Khan uses his high back-lift to generate power and thumps the ball towards long off. The fielder puts in a dive but the ball creeps under him towards the fence for four runs. 

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, Kasun Rajitha serves a full delivery this time outside off, Ibrahim Zadran knocks this to long off and takes one. 

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, ! That is sheer power from Ibrahim Zadran! Kasun Rajitha bowls a slower delivery full and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran uses brute strength to smash the ball down to long off for four runs. The fielder was present but he had no chance of getting to the ball. 

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, Floats this full and in line with the stumps, Ibrahim Zadran eases this down to long on and takes a single to keep strike. 

Maheesh Theekshana to Rashid Khan, Yorker around leg, Khan digs it out through mid on and takes a single. The fielder has a shy at the striker's end but the keeper had moved out in anticipation to back the throw at the bowler's end. No one is present behind the stumps at the keeper's end and Afghanistan get two more runs.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rashid Khan, Fuller and quicker on off, defended back.

Rashid Khan is the new batter to make his way out to the field. 

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, Tossed up outside off, driven to covers for a run.

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, ! Run out! Flatter delivery around middle, Ibrahim Zadran goes deep inside the crease and punches it to mid-wicket. Gulbadin Naib leaves the crease, in search of a run and Dasun Shanaka immediately has a shy at the bowler's end. Maheesh Theekshana grabs the ball and breaks the stumps. They appeal and it's referred upstairs. This is close. The replays find that Maheesh grabs the ball with his palms and uses his little finger to clip the bails. T

Maheesh Theekshana has been brought back into the attack. He has conceded 29 runs in his 5 overs without any success. 

Maheesh Theekshana to Gulbadin Naib, Gets behind the line of the delivery and forces it past the bowler to long off. They cross.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Uppish but safe! Pace off, on a length around middle, Ibrahim Zadran is early into the shot and chips it behind the bowler. Another couple from the over.

Asitha Fernando to Gulbadin Naib, One more yorker, outside off, it's dug out to the off side for one.

Asitha Fernando to Gulbadin Naib, Another yorker around leg, Naib nudges it to fine leg and comes back for the second rum.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Yorker around leg, Ibrahim Zadran seems to get some part of his bat behind it and sends the ball to fine leg. They cross. The umpire signals for a leg bye.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Another brace. Full and around leg, Ibrahim plays it with soft hands and helps it through mid-wicket.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Full toss around middle, Zadran lifts it over extra cover. Chandimal races across to his left from long off and makes a sliding stop. Saves two.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran, Flatter around off, it's forced to sweeper cover for a single. Wanindu Hasaranga is done with his spell.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Gulbadin Naib, Very full on middle, it's dug out down to long on for one.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Gulbadin Naib, Spinning in from around off, Naib sticks back and helps it to short mid-wicket.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran, Quicker and on the pads, Zadran hits it to deep square leg for one. 250 up!

Wanindu Hasaranga to Gulbadin Naib, Spinning in from middle, it's worked in front of square on the leg side for a single.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran, Short around off, cut off the back foot to deep point for a run.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, A dipping full toss outside off, 101 kph, Ibrahim Zadran strokes it to sweeper cover for one. Excellent over from Kasun Rajitha. The last two overs have been excellent from the home team. 

Kasun Rajitha to Gulbadin Naib, Full and outside off, 104 kph, Naib drives through covers for a single.

Kasun Rajitha to Gulbadin Naib, Wide! Kasun Rajitha loses his radar and slips a full ball way wide outside off, Naib leaves.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, A gentle full toss outside off, at 102 kph, Zadran mistimes his shot down to long on, for just a run.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, Very full and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran throws his hands at it but fails to make any connection.

Kasun Rajitha to Gulbadin Naib, Back of a length, around off and angling in, Gulbadin Naib nudges it down to long on and gets off the mark with a single.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, A low full toss outside off, Ibrahim shapes up for the paddle shot but then changes his mind and pushes it towards short third man. The fielder there misfields and they cross.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Gulbadin Naib, Beauty! Loopy and around off, fuller in length, Gulbadin Naib tries to defend but it skids past the outside edge and misses the off stump by a whisker. Rare good over from Wanindu Hasaranga in this match.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Gulbadin Naib, Fuller on off, helped to mid-wicket.

Gulbadin Naib walks out to the middle.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Gulbadin Naib, Flighted and full outside off, Naib watches the line and makes a leave.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, ! Nabi holes out! Another googly, too full and around off, Mohammad Nabi stands back and tries to heave across the line. But it comes off from the lower part of the blade and flies towards long on. A simple catch for Pathum Nissanka in the deep and Wanindu Hasaranga has a wicket to his name. He is not too happy though. It's been an expensive day for him.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, ! Crunched! An attempted googly but the length is too full, Mohammad Nabi picks the variation early, leans forward and crunches it through extra cover.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, Flatter and shorter on off, punched back to the bowler.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, ! Connects and connects supremely this time. A juicy half-volley outside off, Ibrahim Zadran leans into the drive and transfers his weight into the shot. Finds the gap at extra cover and the ball speeds away to the fence. 11 from the over and Afghanistan have started the last phase of this inning on a high!

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, Beaten! Kasun takes the pace off again, delivers it on a length and wide outside off, Zadran reaches out but fails to connect.

Kasun Rajitha to Mohammad Nabi, Slower one, on a length and outside off, Nabi hits it square of the wicket on the off side for a single.

Kasun Rajitha to Mohammad Nabi, ! Well played! Short in length and outside off, at 131 kph, Nabi stands tall to fetch it from out there and jabs it through mid-wicket for a cracking boundary.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, Edgy! Change in pace, it's slow and full outside off, Zadran pushes inside the line and edges it down to third man. They cross.

Powerplay 3 time. One extra fielder, i.e. 5 can now be put outside the 30-yard circle till the end of this inning. Kasun Rajitha is back on. 2 for 22 in his 6 overs thus far.

Kasun Rajitha to Mohammad Nabi, Sliding down the leg side, on a length, Nabi eases it down to fine leg for a run.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran, Loopy delivery bowled full and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran drives this straight to the cover fielder. 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, Fired into the pads on a fuller length, Mohammad Nabi clips the ball to deep backward square leg for a single. 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran, Short once again and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran goes on his back foot and hits the ball to long off for a run. 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, This is slightly short and outside off, Mohammad Nabi forces the ball towards long off and gets off strike with a single. 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, Goes full once again and straight, Mohammad Nabi miscues this to the left of the mid-wicket fielder.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, Wanindu Hasaranga floats this full and into the pads, Mohammad Nabi clips this ball towards mid-wicket. 

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Bowls this one back of a length and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran looks to punch this towards the off side but gets beaten by the extra bounce. 12 from the over!

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, ! Make that three boundaries in the over! Asitha Fernando gets his line all wrong as he strays down leg side on a fuller length. Ibrahim Zadran gets low and works the ball past the short fine leg fielder for four more runs. 

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, ! Ibrahim Zadran looking to take the initiative now! Asitha Fernando bowls a slower delivery on a length and outside the off stump. Ibrahim Zadran charges down the wicket and pulls the ball toward deep mid-wicket for the second boundary of the over. 

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, This is on a good length and just outside the off pole, Ibrahim Zadran defends this back towards the bowler. 

Is that a clean catch? The umpires get together and then refer it upstairs. The soft signal is not out. Dasun Shanaka is unsure and the third umpire will need concrete evidence to overrule the soft signal. Looking touch and go in the replays. Fingers underneath the ball, says Raveendra Wimalasiri. Najibullah Zadran exits and the crowd roars.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, ! Ibrahim Zadran gets to his second century in this series! What good form he has been in and has dug Afghanistan out of a hole! Asitha Fernando bangs this in short and angling down leg, Ibrahim Zadran pulls this into the gap at deep backward square leg and collects four runs. So, Ibrahim continues to have zero fifties in ODIs as every time he crosses the 50-run mark, he makes a century, third so far.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Asitha Fernando bowls this one on good length and outside the off pole, Ibrahim Zadran defends the ball towards short cover. 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, This is slightly short and straight, Mohammad Nabi gets on his back foot and punches the ball towards mid on. 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, Floats this one full and in line with the stumps, Mohammad Nabi defends this back towards the bowler. 

Mohammad Nabi walks in next.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, ! CAUGHT! Wanindu Hasaranga has got his man! Najibullah Zadran has played a wonderful knock but has to make the long walk back to the shed! Wanindu Hasaranga bowls this full and on a leg stumps line, Najibullah Zadran looks to flick this past mid-wicket but ends up chipping it toward the fielder. Dasun Shanaka takes a fine catch diving forward but does not claim the wicket straight away. The umpires go upstairs to check and the third umpire

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, ! The onslaught continues and Wanindu Hasaranga is taking a pounding here! Another flighted delivery bowled full and just outside the off pole, Najibullah Zadran uses his feet once again and connects this better. The ball sails over the long off boundary for a maximum. 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, ! Najibullah Zadran looking to target the bowler here! Wanindu Hasaranga flights this full and outside off, Najibullah Zadran charges down the wicket and gets the ball to the left of mid off for a boundary.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, Full and outside off, Najibullah Zadran gets an outside edge towards short third man. They decide against taking a single. 

Maheesh Theekshana to Najibullah Zadran, Short and outside off, Najibullah Zadran cuts the ball to deep point and takes a run to keep strike. 

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, Fires this one full and into the pads, Ibrahim Zadran clips this towards deep square leg for a single. That brings up 200 runs for Afghanistan and this has been a wonderful recovery from them!

Maheesh Theekshana to Najibullah Zadran, Continues bowling full now and aims for the stumps, Najibullah Zadran works the ball to long off and takes one. 

Maheesh Theekshana to Najibullah Zadran, This is full and outside off, Najibullah Zadran taps the ball towards cover. 

Maheesh Theekshana to Najibullah Zadran, ! The boundaries are flowing now! Maheesh Theekshana is slightly short once again, Najibullah Zadran transfers his body weight on the back foot and pulls the ball toward deep mid-wicket for four runs. 

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, Maheesh Theekshana bowls this slightly short and just outside off, Ibrahim Zadran gets down on one knee and sweeps the ball to deep square leg for a single. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Ibrahim Zadran, Fires this one full and into the pads, Ibrahim Zadran forces this down to long on for a run. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Ibrahim Zadran, This is full as well and straight, Ibrahim Zadran knocks this back towards the bowler. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Ibrahim Zadran, Bowls this full and in line with the stumps, Ibrahim Zadran tucks this towards mid-wicket. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Ibrahim Zadran, ! This is another good-looking shot! Dhananjaya de Silva bowls a loopy delivery full and outside the off stump, Ibrahim Zadran powers this over mid off and gets a boundary. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, This is full and outside off, Najibullah Zadran hits this straight back to the bowler who lets the ball go through his legs for a run. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Ibrahim Zadran, Dhananjaya de Silva bowls this slightly short and straight, Ibrahim Zadran goes on the back foot and works the ball to long on for a single. 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, Bowls a quicker delivery in line with the stumps, Najibullah Zadran defends this back towards the bowler. 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, Another googly bowled full and outside off, Najibullah Zadran taps this towards short third man. 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, ! Wanindu Hasaranga has got his length all wrong in this game! This is short and outside off, Najibullah Zadran cuts this to deep point and finds the boundary once again. Four more runs added to his kitty. 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran, This is full and in line with the stumps, Ibrahim Zadran knocks this down to long on for a single. 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, A googly bowled full and outside off, Najibullah Zadran is beaten but Kusal Mendis is unable to collect this cleanly. They take a bye. 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, ! Najibullah Zadran has taken a liking to Wanindu Hasaranga! This is a flighted delivery bowled full and outside off, Najibullah Zadran gives himself room and hits the ball over the mid off fielder for four runs. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Ibrahim Zadran, Bowls this slightly short and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran rocks back in the crease and punches this to deep cover. They come back for a brace. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, This is outside the off stump on a fuller length, Najibullah Zadran knocks this to long off and takes one. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Flighted delivery bowled full and angled into the stumps, Najibullah Zadran looks to play at this but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, ! That is FIFTY for Najibullah Zadran! Dhananjaya de Silva serves this full and outside off, Najibullah Zadran gets a good stride forward and crunches the ball through the gaps for four runs to deep cover. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Bowls this full and outside off, Najibullah Zadran strokes this towards extra cover. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, WIDE! Fires this one full and down leg side. Najibullah Zadran misses his flick and the umpire calls this wide. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Ibrahim Zadran, Dhananjaya de Silva starts off after the break with a fullish delivery just outside off, Ibrahim Zadran eases this down to long on for a single. 

Drinks break. All thanks to the Zadrans, Afghanistan have bossed the middle overs after early hiccups. Both Ibrahim and Najibullah are looking set and the Afghans are heading towards a strong finish. Sri Lanka need wickets to limit the damage in the end overs. Will they succeed? Dhananjaya de Silva to bowl after the break.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, This is fired into the stumps on a fuller length, Najibullah Zadran taps this towards the leg side. 10 runs from the over and Wanindu Hasaranga is proving to be quite expensive here. 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran, Flighted delivery full and bowled on the leg stump line, Ibrahim Zadran shimmies down the wicket and clips the ball to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran, ! Lucky boundary for Afghanistan but they will take them all! Wanindu Hasaranga flights this one full and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran pushes at the ball and gets an outside edge. There is no slip present and the ball races away to the third man fence for another boundary. 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, This is short as well and outside off, Wanindu Hasaranga gets away with it this time as the ball is played to deep point for a single. 

Sri Lanka need a wicket from their premier spin bowler.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, ! This has been slapped away! Wanindu Hasaranga bowls this short and outside off, Najibullah Zadran uses the depth of the crease and punches this to deep cover for four runs. 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, Bowls a googly full and outside off, Najibullah Zadran defends this to the right of the bowler. 

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Delivers this one full and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran knocks this straight to the cover fielder. 10 from the over!

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, That brings up the 100-run partnership between these two players! Asitha Fernando bowls this on a good length but strays onto the pads, Ibrahim Zadran clips this to the right of mid-wicket and they collect two runs. This partnership is setting a nice platform for Afghanistan going toward the back end of the inning.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, ! Second boundary in the over for Ibrahim Zadran! Asitha Fernando bowls this slightly full and just outside the off pole, Ibrahim Zadran clears his front foot out of the way and thumps this straight back past the bowler for another boundary. 

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Continues bowling back of a length but this time outside the off stump, Ibrahim Zadran taps the ball towards point. 

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, This is bowled back of a length and in line with the stumps, Ibrahim Zadran tucks this towards mid-wicket. 

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, ! Ibrahim Zadran is looking really good here! Asitha Fernando bowls a low full toss outside off, Ibrahim Zadran times this perfectly and finds the gap at deep cover for four runs. 

Dunith Wellalage to Ibrahim Zadran, This is in line with the stumps and on a fuller length, Ibrahim Zadran flicks this to deep square leg and collects a run. 

Dunith Wellalage to Najibullah Zadran, Falls short of the fielder in the deep! Dunith Wellalage flights this full and just outside off, Najibullah Zadran gives him the charge once again but miscues the shot towards mid-wicket. The ball lands safely and they take a single. 

Dunith Wellalage to Ibrahim Zadran, Another full delivery angled into the pads, Ibrahim Zadran clips this down to long on for a run. 

Dunith Wellalage to Najibullah Zadran, Goes short this time and outside off, Najibullah Zadran rocks back in the crease and plays this towards deep cover for a single. 

Dunith Wellalage to Najibullah Zadran, ! Great use of the feet from Najibullah Zadran! Dunith Wellalage flights this one full and in line with the stumps, Najibullah Zadran charges down the wicket and thumps the ball over the bowler's head for a boundary. 

Dunith Wellalage to Najibullah Zadran, Dunith Wellalage bowls a full delivery outside off and serves this slower in the air. Najibullah Zadran knocks this back towards the bowler. 

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Continues bowling on a good length and outside the off pole, Ibrahim Zadran taps this back down the pitch towards the bowler. End of another tight over from Asitha Fernando as just 2 runs have come off it. 

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Delivers this on a good length and just outside off, Ibrahim Zadran is watchful as he defends the ball solidly back towards the bowler. 

Asitha Fernando to Najibullah Zadran, Bangs this in short and straight, Najibullah Zadran pulls this towards deep square leg and collects a single. 

Asitha Fernando to Najibullah Zadran, Bowls this slightly full and in line with the stumps, Najibullah Zadran blocks this towards mid off. 

Asitha Fernando to Najibullah Zadran, This is on a good length and angling away from the left-hander from outside off. Najibullah Zadran taps the ball towards point. 

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Asitha Fernando starts the over with a good-length delivery nipping back in from outside off. Ibrahim Zadran pushes at the ball and gets an inside edge to deep backward square leg for a single. 

Change. Asitha Fernando comes back into the attack. 0 for 19 in his 5 overs so far.

Dunith Wellalage to Najibullah Zadran, Full and around off, Najibullah prods forward and eases it through extra cover for a couple of runs.

Dunith Wellalage to Najibullah Zadran, Too full and on middle, Najibullah Zadran tries to go hard but only scuffs his shot from the bottom edge. It goes on the bounce back to the bowler.

Dunith Wellalage to Ibrahim Zadran, Floated and around off, pushed to covers for a single.

Dunith Wellalage to Najibullah Zadran, Leans forward and softly pushes a full ball to cover-point for one.

Dunith Wellalage to Najibullah Zadran, Slightly short and outside off, turning in, Najibullah Zadran rocks back and punches it to sweeper cover. A good stop near the fence and the batters take two.

Dunith Wellalage to Ibrahim Zadran, Dunith Wellalage returns for his second spell and starts with a full ball on middle, it's driven to long off for a single.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, Wrong 'un, full and on middle, Najibullah Zadran defends off the front foot.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran, Goes very full and on off, Ibrahim knocks it down to long on to rotate the strike. Smart!

Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran, ! Lovely shot! Tossed up, landing full on middle and turning away, Ibrahim Zadran kneels down and smokes it over mid-wicket for a maximum. Went against the spin but packed it with great power and timing.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, Too full and around off, a googly, Najibullah drives it aerially but wide of mid off. The fielder dives to stop and they cross.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, Forces a full ball back to the bowler who dives and parries it to short mid-wicket.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran, Flighted and full on middle, Ibrahim flicks it towards short mid-wicket where the fielder dives but fails to make a clean stop. They cross.

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, Floated and around off, Ibrahim drives and beats the short cover fielder. Picks up a single to end the over.

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, ! Fine shot! Flatter delivery, around off and it's a carrom ball, Ibrahim Zadran steps back to create room and clobbers it over extra cover for a boundary.

Maheesh Theekshana to Najibullah Zadran, Very full and on off, Najibullah Zadran makes room and drills it down to long off for one.

Maheesh Theekshana to Najibullah Zadran, Lands it full and on middle, Najibullah Zadran defends it back to the bowler.

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, Leans forward and wrists a full ball through mid-wicket for a single.

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, Full and flighted on off, Ibrahim gets forward and defends it back.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, Quicker on off, Najibullah goes back and defends it on the leg side.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, Loopy on off, that is defended solidly off the front foot.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran, Extra loop on this one, full and dipping in around middle, Ibrahim Zadran plays it past short mid-wicket for a single.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, Fuller and around off, driven towards cover-point for one.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, Given lbw! Wanindu Hasaranga has struck and running in joy. Najibullah Zadran doesn't agree and decides to take the DRS. It's a flighted delivery, landing full around off and it straightens a hint as Najibullah goes down to play the reverse-batted shot. He misses and is pinged on the front leg. Looks plumb to the naked eye and the umpire also feels the same. Time for the review. UltraEdge takes a long time to load. We're still waiting and in the me

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, Flatter on middle, worked to square leg.

Maheesh Theekshana to Najibullah Zadran, Tossed up outside off, Najibullah Zadran helps it to long off and retains strike.

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, Quicker one, this is fired short and on middle, Ibrahim hits it firmly down to long on for one.

Maheesh Theekshana to Najibullah Zadran, Flighted again, around off, it's played down to long off for a run.

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, FIFTY FOR IBRAHIM! Flighted and full, around off, Ibrahim Zadran eases it down to long on for a single. He has got a great conversation rate, so watch out Sri Lanka! 

Maheesh Theekshana to Najibullah Zadran, Flatter and fuller on middle, Najibullah Zadran pushes it to mid on where the fielder dives to make a stop. They cross.

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, The Zadrans have combined for a 50-run stand! Flighted and around off, Ibrahim Zadran is deceived a bit but does well to loft it behind the bowler for a single.

Dasun Shanaka to Najibullah Zadran, Slower one, full and angling away, Najibullah Zadran is beaten on drive.

Dasun Shanaka to Najibullah Zadran, ! Easy pickings! Short and around leg, at a gentle pace, Najibullah Zadran rides the bounce and pulls it powerfully behind square leg for a boundary.

Dasun Shanaka to Najibullah Zadran, Pitches it up and around off, it's driven to covers.

Dasun Shanaka to Ibrahim Zadran, Short and on off, Ibrahim guides it down to third man for one.

Dasun Shanaka to Ibrahim Zadran, This one appears to be an inswinger, around off on a fuller length, Ibrahim Zadran tries playing straight but it takes the inner edge and rolls to short fine leg.

Dasun Shanaka to Ibrahim Zadran, Beaten! Dasun Shanaka begins with an away swinger, on a length outside off, Ibrahim Zadran tries to drive but gets beaten.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Well stopped! Too full and outside off, Najibullah Zadran drills it through extra cover. Maheesh Theekshana sprints across to his right from long off and saves two runs with a dive. 100 up!

Dhananjaya de Silva to Ibrahim Zadran, Very full and around leg, Ibrahim Zadran knocks it down to long on for a run. Maheesh Theekshana fumbles slightly but no extra run is conceded.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Lands it full and on off, it's caressed past extra cover for a run.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Ibrahim Zadran, Fires it full, on the pads, Ibrahim wrists it behind square leg for a single.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Too full and on off, Najibullah Zadran drives it through wide mid off for a single.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Quicker arm ball on off, defended to the off side.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran, ! Fine shot! Loopy delivery, full and around off, Ibrahim Zadran finds it in his zone and hammers it over wide long on for a maximum.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, Appeal for a run out! Flighted outside off, Najibullah Zadran plays it down in front of cover-point and tries to steal a quick run. Charith Asalanka comes up with a direct hit at the striker's end and it's referred upstairs. The replays find Ibrahim Zadran safe.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, Quicker and flatter on off, punched back to the bowler.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, Full on off, pushed to covers.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, Uppish but safe! Tossed up outside off, Najibullah Zadran plays a mistimed drive in the air but it doesn't carry to mid off.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran, Fuller length outside off, Ibrahim pushes it past the cover fielder for a single.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Aerial but safe! Spinning away from around leg, gripping a bit, Najibullah Zadran tries to flick but closes the face of his bat early. The leading edge falls in no man's land at covers.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Shortish and on off, Najibullah Zadran strokes it off the back foot to covers.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Ibrahim Zadran, Risky single. Flighted delivery, full and around leg, Ibrahim Zadran turns it with soft hands to short fine leg and crosses for a brisk single. The fielder misses his shy at the striker's end otherwise Najibullah Zadran would have been a goner.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Ibrahim Zadran, On middle, helped to mid-wicket.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Floated and full, around off, Najibullah takes his front leg away from the way and drives it to long off for one.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Short and wide outside off, Najibullah Zadran forces it to covers where the fielder makes a diving stop.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, Loopy and on middle, Najibullah Zadran quietly eases it through square leg and runs the first run hard. That's all he will get.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, Flatter and on middle, it's punched back to the bowler.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran, Presses forward and drives it through extra cover for a single.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran, Around off, that is defended solidly off the front foot.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Ibrahim Zadran, ! Almost a return catch though. A low full toss on off, Ibrahim Zadran hits it straight and from the bottom part of his bat. The ball flies past the bowler who is late with his reflexes. It speeds behind and finds the straight boundary.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Najibullah Zadran, Wanindu Hasaranga finally gets the chance to roll his arm and he begins with a full ball on off, Najibullah Zadran strokes it down to long on and picks up a single.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, This one is served towards off, it's played down to cover-point for a single.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Ibrahim Zadran, On middle, tucked through wide mid on for a single.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Ibrahim Zadran, Skidding away from around off, Ibrahim pushes it towards point. Najibullah Zadran wants a run but is sent back.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Around leg, it's clipped through square leg for a run.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Ibrahim Zadran, Eases a full ball down to long on for a single.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Gets on the front foot and pushes a full ball to long off for a single.

Asitha Fernando to Najibullah Zadran, Shortish around leg, Najibullah Zadran stands on one leg and drags his pull behind to long leg for a single.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Good length around off, pushed through covers for a single.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, ! A much-needed boundary for Afghanistan. Shortish and around middle and leg, Ibrahim Zadran hits across the line in front of square on the leg side. It races away and Charith Asalanka tries to stop the ball with a dive. He fails to do so and it's the first boundary off the bat for Afghanistan after the 8th over.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Alters his length to go short, around off at 137 kph, Ibrahim leans back and attempts to play the ramp shot at the last moment, but misses.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Fuller and on off at 138 kph, Ibrahim pushes it with an angled bat to point.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Back of a length on off, 139 clicks, Ibrahim stays back and taps it down to point. It goes on one bounce to Wanindu Hasaranga. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Flights this one outside off, full in length, Najibullah drives it through covers, finds the gap in the deep and returns for the second run.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Ibrahim Zadran, Fuller and on off, it's eased down to long on for a run.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Ibrahim Zadran, A bit short around off, turning down, Ibrahim Zadran flicks but finds short mid-wicket.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Fuller and quicker on off, forced down to long off for one.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Tossed up on middle, fuller in length, Najibullah Zadran works it towards mid-wicket.

Dhananjaya de Silva has come back on the field and he will continue his spell. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Slider around off, full and skidding in, Najibullah Zadran gets forward and defends.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Maiden! Yet another bouncer, around off at 133 kph, Ibrahim Zadran perhaps picks it late and leaves it slightly awkwardly.

Sight halt! Dhananjaya de Silva seems to have injured his right shoulder trying to stop the ball. He is on the floor for a long time and is surrounded by his teammates. He is up and moving now which is good news for Sri Lanka but he will go out for some treatment. Asitha Fernando (3-0-13-0) has been brought back into the attack. 

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Sharp bouncer at 134, around leg and going down, Ibrahim Zadran tries to pull but it flies over his bat.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Sliding down the leg side, Ibrahim works it off his pads but finds short mid-wicket.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Bends his back and digs it in short, around off at 134 kph, Ibrahim Zadran leans back and lets it through to the keeper.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Angling in from middle and leg, good pace, Ibrahim tries to flick but misses and is hit high on the pads.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Shortish around off, Ibrahim Zadran stays back and chops it down, in front of the keeper.

DRINKS! The wicket has prompted the umpires to take a refreshment break. Sri Lanka will be absolutely thrilled with the start they have got. They have three dangerous batters back in the shed and have not let the Afghans get away with their scoring rate as well. They will now look to press their advantage with spinners in the middle session. Afghanistan are in need of a partnership here and they will be hoping Ibrahim Zadran can carry on and play a big inning. He has been joined by Najibullah

Dhananjaya de Silva to Ibrahim Zadran, Leans forward and knocks a full ball past the diving bowler for a run down to long on. Two good overs from Dhananjaya de Silva and now he has a wicket to his name as well.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Quicker outside off, punched to covers for a single.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Fuller and on middle, Najibullah Zadran drives it back and the bowler gets some touch on the ball as it goes on to break the stumps at the other end. Ibrahim Zadran is well in though.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, ! Bonus runs! Flatter and shorter outside off, Najibullah punches it off his back foot to short cover. Hasaranga collects the ball and has an immediate shy at the bowler's end with Ibrahim venturing out. He misses and with no one backing up, the ball races away to the fence.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Skidding down from middle, Najibullah Zadran tries to flick but misses and wears it on his pads.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, ! GIVEN LBW! Hashmatullah Shahidi wants the decision to be reviewed. A premeditated charge had him in all sorts of trouble. It's a slider from Dhananjaya de Silva who is a clever operator. Lands it close to off, Shahidi advances down, is deceived in flight and variation. He tries to somehow keep it out but the ball skids on to beat his bat and raps him on the back pad. The appeal is made and the umpire is in agreement. DRS time! Nothing on

Kasun Rajitha to Hashmatullah Shahidi, This is bowled back of a length and outside off, Hashmatullah Shahidi guides this to third man for a single to keep strike. 

Kasun Rajitha to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Well-directed bouncer by Kasun Rajitha as he gets the batter ducking awkwardly. Good aggression shown by the bowler here. 

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, On a good length and outside the off pole, Ibrahim Zadran taps this with soft hands towards point and takes off for a quick single. 

Kasun Rajitha to Hashmatullah Shahidi, WIDE! Goes full and fires this one down leg side. Kusal Mendis dives to his right and stops the ball from going down the boundary. The batters run across for an extra run as the umpire calls this wide. 

Kasun Rajitha to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Short once again and just outside the off pole, Hashmatullah Shahidi gets his bat out of the way and lets the ball go through to the keeper. 

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, Bangs this in short and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran gets on top of the bounce and pulls the ball to deep square leg for a single. 

Kasun Rajitha to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Kasun Rajitha continues from 'round the wicket to the left-hander. He serves this on a good length and outside off, Hashmatullah Shahidi works this ball to deep point and takes a run. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Continues bowling full and outside off, Hashmatullah Shahidi shimmies down the wicket and hits the ball to long off for a single.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Flights this one full and just outside off, Hashmatullah Shahidi gets a stride forward and blocks the ball to cover. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Ibrahim Zadran, This is full as well and in line with middle stump, Ibrahim Zadran knocks this firmly to long on and takes one. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Ibrahim Zadran, Loopy delivery served full and straight, Ibrahim Zadran tucks it to the leg side. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Goes full and in line with the stumps, Hashmatullah Shahidi strokes the ball to long off and takes a single. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Dhananjaya de Silva starts with a full delivery fired into the pads, Hashmatullah Shahidi misses his flick and gets hit on the pads.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, Slower delivery bowled full and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran taps this towards point and that brings an end to a successful over for Sri Lanka.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, Slightly short and outside the off stump, Ibrahim Zadran looks to pull but hits the ball straight to mid-wicket. 

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, This is on a good length and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran defends this towards the cover fielder. 

Kasun Rajitha to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Kasun Rajitha goes 'round the wicket to the southpaw straightaway. Angles this into the pads on a good length, Hashmatullah Shahidi looks to work this leg side but misses and the ball goes off the pads for a leg bye. 

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, ! CAUGHT BEHIND! Kasun Rajitha gets his second and Sri Lanka finally have the breakthrough they have been looking for! This delivery is banged into the pitch and angling down leg, Rahmat Shah looks to pull but gets the upper part of his bat and that makes the ball loop to the keeper's left. Kusal Mendis takes an easy catch and Afghanistan have lost their second wicket. 

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, Kasun Rajitha also decides to begin the over with a back-of-a-length delivery served outside off. Ibrahim Zadran works this to deep cover-point for a run.

Asitha Fernando to Rahmat Shah, Decides to end the over with a fullish delivery served outside off, Rahmat Shah taps this towards mid on to end the over with a dot ball.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Bowls this quick and short, outside off. Ibrahim Zadran is happy to work this to deep backward point and take a run. 

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Goes full this time and angles this into the stumps, Ibrahim Zadran defends this towards cover. 

Asitha Fernando to Rahmat Shah, Slightly short once again and outside off, Rahmat Shah plays this to deep point and takes another one. 

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Another back of a length delivery, this time closer to the off pole. Ibrahim Zadran waits on the ball and guides it to third man for a run. 

Asitha Fernando to Rahmat Shah, Asitha Fernando bowls this outside off and back of a length, Rahmat Shah guides this with a cross bat towards deep backward point for a single. 

Powerplay 2 time. A maximum of 4 fielders are now allowed outside the ring till the 40th over.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, Bowls this on a good length and continues to offer width outside off. Ibrahim Zadran hits this hard but does not find the gap on the off side. Afghanistan are 42 for the loss of 1 wicket after Powerplay 1. 

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, This is delivered back of a length and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran gets on his toes and taps the ball towards extra cover. 

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, On a good length this time and outside the off stump, Rahmat Shah works the ball to deep point and takes a single. 

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, Angles this one full into the stumps by going wide of the crease. Rahmat Shah clips this ball towards mid-wicket. 

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, Bowls a gentle delivery full and outside the off stump, Rahmat Shah leaves this alone as the ball stays slightly low. 

Kasun Rajitha is back into the attack to bowl the final over of Powerplay 1.

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, Kasun Rajitha begins with a full delivery in line with the stumps, Rahmat Shah flicks this to the mid-wicket fielder. 

Asitha Fernando to Rahmat Shah, Bowls this on a good length and outside off, Rahmat Shah plays this with soft hands towards cover-point. The fielder puts in a dive to stop the ball and throws it at the stumps. The ball ricochets off the stumps and the batters take a gifted single.

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, This is full and angled into the pads, Ibrahim Zadran clips this to deep backward point and they pick up a couple of runs as the fielder does well to stop the ball. 

Asitha Fernando to Rahmat Shah, Goes full and attacks the stumps, Rahmat Shah punches this back towards the bowler. 

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Bowls this slightly back of a length and gets the ball to rise off the surface. Ibrahim Zadran has enough width to get on top of this and work to deep backward point for a single. 

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, On a good length once again and on the outside off stump channel. Ibrahim Zadran taps the ball to backward point. 

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Begins with a 142 kmph delivery served on a good length and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran blocks this solidly. 

Dunith Wellalage to Rahmat Shah, Another loopy delivery served in line with the stumps, Rahmat Shah knocks this straight to mid off. 

Dunith Wellalage to Rahmat Shah, Floats this one full and just outside the off pole, Rahmat Shah shimmies down the wicket and punches the ball back to the bowler. 

Dunith Wellalage to Rahmat Shah, Goes back to bowling full and outside off, Rahmat Shah clocks this towards short third man. 

Dunith Wellalage to Rahmat Shah, ! Does not miss out this time! Dunith Wellalage bowls a short delivery wide outside off. Rahmat Shah has all the time in the world to pick his gap and cuts this to deep cover for four runs. 

Dunith Wellalage to Rahmat Shah, A low full toss served on the pads, Rahmat Shah misses out as he can only play this to mid on. 

Dunith Wellalage to Ibrahim Zadran, Dunith Wellalage flights this delivery and serves it full, outside off. Ibrahim Zadran strokes this down to long off for a single.

Asitha Fernando to Rahmat Shah, ! This has been slapped away and it's a good way to end the over for Afghanistan! Asitha Fernando bowls this wide outside the off stump on a fuller length, Rahmat Shah is onto it in a flash and creams it to deep cover-point for a boundary.

Asitha Fernando to Rahmat Shah, Goes full this time and heading for the off pole, Rahmat Shah pushes at the ball and gets an inside edge onto his pads. 

Asitha Fernando to Rahmat Shah, This is at 141 kmph and outside the off stump on a good length. Rahmat Shah taps this towards the point fielder. 

Asitha Fernando to Rahmat Shah, Bowls this at 140 clicks and back of a length, outside off. Rahmat Shah defends this firmly towards cover. 

Asitha Fernando to Rahmat Shah, What a jaffa! Asitha Fernando bowls this on a good length and gets the ball to nip back in slightly. Rahmat Shah plays a loose shot and gets beaten on the inside edge as the ball goes through to the keeper. 

Asitha Fernando to Ibrahim Zadran, Asitha Fernando begins with a full delivery outside the off stump, Ibrahim Zadran strokes this firmly towards backward point. The fielder gets a hand on the ball and restricts the score to a run. 

Asitha Fernando has been handed the ball now. So change from both sides for Sri Lanka.

Dunith Wellalage to Ibrahim Zadran, Angles this one full and into the pads. Ibrahim Zadran looks to make room and works the ball to long off for a single to keep strike. 

Dunith Wellalage to Ibrahim Zadran, Bowls this one full as well and just outside the off stump, Ibrahim Zadran blocks this to the cover fielder. 

Dunith Wellalage to Ibrahim Zadran, Fires this one full and outside the off pole, Ibrahim Zadran leaves this one alone. 

Dunith Wellalage to Ibrahim Zadran, ! That has been crunched! Dunith Wellalage bowls this one slightly short and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran is deep in the crease and punches the ball to deep cover for four runs. 

Dunith Wellalage to Ibrahim Zadran, Full once again and outside the off stump, Ibrahim Zadran gets a stride forward and defends the ball towards cover. 

Dunith Wellalage to Ibrahim Zadran, Dunith Wellalage starts the over with a full delivery into the stumps, Ibrahim Zadran mistimes his shot towards mid-wicket. 

Dunith Wellalage has been brought into the attack. 

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, Pulls his length back and delivers this outside the off stump. Rahmat Shah taps the ball to point and it will be a dot ball to end the over. 

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, ! Great use of the wrists there from Rahmat Shah! Kasun Rajitha bowls this really full but strays onto the pads, Rahmat Shah flicks the ball expertly to the right of the mid-wicket fielder and collects four more runs. 

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, On a good length and outside the off pole, Ibrahim Zadran guides the ball to deep backward point and takes a run. 

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, Goes wide off the crease and serves this full into the pads, Ibrahim Zadran keeps his head still and clips the ball towards short mid-wicket. 

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, Goes full and outside the off stump, Rahmat Shah looks to defend but gets a thickish outside edge to deep backward point for a single. 

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, Kasun Rajitha bowls this slightly back of a length and in line with the stumps, Rahmat Shah stands tall and blocks the ball to mid on. 

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, A fraction short and in line with the stumps, Ibrahim Zadran flicks this ball straight into the hands of the mid-wicket fielder. 

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, Goes back to bowling full and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran defends this solidly towards mid off. 

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, ! That is a great down and it gets the deserved punishment! Maheesh Theekshana bowls this slightly short and outside off, Ibrahim Zadran rocks back in the crease and cuts this towards deep point for four runs. 

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmat Shah, Another full delivery drifting into the pads, Rahmat Shah eases this down to long on and takes another single. 

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, Goes full once again and in line with the stumps, Ibrahim Zadran whips this down to long on and takes one. 

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, Maheesh Theekshana bowls this on a yorker length but angling down leg, Ibrahim Zadran looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. 

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, On a good length once again and outside off, Rahmat Shah defends this solidly towards cover.

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, ! That is a good-looking shot to get off the mark! Kasun Rajitha Bowls this one outside the off pole and on a good length, Rahmat Shah walks down the pitch and punches the ball past the diving mid on fielder for a lovely boundary. 

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, This is on a good length and served outside the off pole, Rahmat Shah defends this to the left of the bowler.  

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, Goes full and into the pads, Rahmat Shah clips this towards mid-wicket. Another dot ball. 

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, Another outswinger served full and well outside the off stump, Rahmat Shah is watchful as he leaves this one alone. 

Rahmat Shah walks in next.

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, ! BOWLED! Kasun Rajitha, the newly married man, strikes and the dangerous Rahmanullah Gurbaz has to depart! Kasun Rajitha bowls this slightly back of a length and outside the off pole at 136 clicks. Rahmanullah Gurbaz stands back and looks to go for the expansive shot but gets an inside edge and the ball crashes against the stumps. Sri Lanka have drawn first blood here.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Goes back to bowling full and outside the off pole, Rahmanullah Gurbaz hits this to mid off and takes off for a quick single to keep strike. 

The game is about to begin. The umpires and the Sri Lankan players make their way out onto the field. The fielders spread out across the ground as Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran stride out to the middle to open the inning for Afghanistan. Kasun Rajitha, the newly married man, has been handed the new ball and he will begin proceedings. Let's play...

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Slightly short once again and angling towards leg, Rahmanullah Gurbaz clips this towards mid-wicket. 

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Pulls his length back a fraction and on off stump, Rahmanullah Gurbaz goes back in the crease and plays this towards mid on. 

Pitch Report - Farveez Mahroof is in the middle. He says it is a brand new pitch, hard in nature and the grass will hold the pitch together throughout the game. Claims that the score will most likely be lower. Mentions that the hard ball will hold true initially but as the ball gets worn out, the spinners will come into play. Ends by saying that 260 should be a decent total on the board.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Bowls a straighter delivery outside the off stump, Rahmanullah Gurbaz gets a stride forward and defends the ball back towards the bowler. 

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Bowls this one really full and just outside off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz blocks this towards cover. 

Dasun Shanaka, the captain of Sri Lanka, says they would have liked to bat first too. He mentions that he expects the bowlers to bowl the same way as they did in the last game. Informs that there are two changes. Admits that there is a bit of pressure but winning the game and gaining the points is crucial.

Who will bowl from the opposite end? We are going to see some spin as Maheesh Theekshana will bowl with the second new ball.

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, Maheesh Theekshana bowls a loopy delivery drifting into the stumps on a fuller length, Ibrahim Zadran knocks this down to long on to get off the mark with a single. 

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, ! This has been beautifully timed! In line with the stumps and a touch fuller, Rahmanullah Gurbaz plays this with a straight bat and punches it down the ground to long on for his first boundary. 

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Gets this closer to the stumps but keeps bowling on a good length, Rahmanullah Gurbaz is well behind this one as he blocks this solidly. 

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Bowls this on a good length as well and outside the off pole, Rahmanullah Gurbaz leaves this one alone. 

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, A gentle outswinger, outside off, Gurbaz walks forward and pushes inside the line, only to get beaten.

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Shout for an lbw! The umpire shakes his head and gestures that it's too high. Sri Lanka don't agree and Dasun Shanaka takes the DRS. Coming to the delivery... It's an inswinger, landing on a good length around off at 131 kph and nipping back in, Rahmanullah Gurbaz is caught on the back foot in his attempt to work it on the leg side. He misses and is rapped on the pads. DRS time - No UltraEdge and the Ball Tracking shows that it's clipping the top of t

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Kasun Rajitha bowls this on a good length and outside the off pole. Rahmanullah Gurbaz charges down the wicket but gets beaten by the slight movement away from the bat. 

Hashmatullah Shahidi, the captain of Afghanistan says that they will bat first. Explains that the decision is because of the pitch and it is more difficult to bat at night than it is during the day. Informs there is one change to their playing eleven. Claims that winning the series is important as it will be a big achievement.

Sri Lanka (Playing XI) - Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (WK), Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (C), Wanindu Hasaranga, Dunith Wellalage (In place of Dhananjaya Lakshan), Maheesh Theekshana, Asitha Fernando (In place of Lahiru Kumara), Kasun Rajitha. 

Afghanistan (Playing XI) - Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Ibrahim Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi (C), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rahmat Shah, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Noor Ahmad (In place of Yamin Ahmadzai).

TOSS - The captains are out in the middle. The coin is flipped into the air and lands in favor of Afghanistan. They have elected to BAT first.

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