Series Afghanistan in Sri Lanka, 2024

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Sri Lanka

Batting R B 4s 6s SR
Pathum Nissankac Rahmanullah Gurbaz b Fazalhaq Farooqi 6 4 1 0 150
Fazalhaq Farooqi to Pathum Nissanka, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! A fantastic catch by Gurbaz to remove the man in-form Pathum Nissanka. Afghanistan get their first wicket in the very first over. Fazalhaq Farooqi bowls it wide outside off and invites Pathum Nissanka to poke at it on a length which nips wildly away from the batter, Pathum Nissanka does try to slash it off throwing his hands at it with no footwork at all and it takes the outside edge. Rahmanullah Gurbaz takes a brilliant catch diving to his right. The third Umpire checks and confirms that Gurbaz has taken a clean catch. A big wicket early on.
Kusal Mendis (W)c Azmatullah Omarzai b Fazalhaq Farooqi 10 8 0 1 125
Fazalhaq Farooqi to Kusal Mendis, OUT! TAKEN! Trying to be extra innovative costs Mendis his wicket here. Varies his pace seeing Mendis shuffling across off to ramp it does Fazalhaq Farooqi, he bowls a slower one outside off, Kusal Mendis is early on his shot and takes the leading edge that flies straight towards Azmatullah Omarzai stationed at short third man who makes no mistake to grab it. Kusal Mendis' frustrating stay at the crease ends. Fazalhaq Farooqi gets his second.
Dhananjaya de Silvac Noor Ahmad b Naveen-ul-Haq 24 17 2 1 141.18
Naveen-ul-Haq to Dhananjaya de Silva, OUT! TAKEN! Naveen strikes now and removes the good-looking Dhananjaya de Silva. Surprises him with a steep bumper slanting into the body from off, Sadeera Samarawickrama swivels to pull but does not quite get the timing right on that one and pulls it uppishly straight into the hands of Noor Ahmad who is patrolling the deep square leg boundary. He reverse cups it and takes it easily. Sri Lanka and three down now.
Sadeera Samarawickramarun out (Ibrahim Zadran) 25 24 3 0 104.17
Karim Janat to Sadeera Samarawickrama, OUT! RUN OUT! Oh dear, that's a mess! Bowls it on a length and around off, Sadeera Samarawickrama pushes it towards covers and looks to sneak a single and provide the strike to his skipper. Hasaranga comes a couple of steps ahead but sends him back. Sadeera Samarawickrama is already halfway down the track, and Ibrahim Zadran, the Afghan skipper hits the bull's eye on the striker's end to get rid of Sadeera Samarawickrama. A streak of errors there. Afghanistan have got a breakthrough after long.
Charith Asalankac Rahmanullah Gurbaz b Noor Ahmad 3 7 0 0 42.86
Noor Ahmad to Charith Asalanka, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Noor Ahmad picks up a wicket in his first over and Charith Asalanka the big fish walks back. Sri Lanka is in all sorts of trouble. A shorter delivery angling down leg from middle, Charith Asalanka stays in the crease and tries to work it on fine on the leg side. He ends up getting a feather into the gloves of Rahmanullah Gurbaz the keeper. Rahmanullah Gurbaz opts for a review instantly as he is confident that it has taken a faint edge off the blade. UltraEdge confirms the same. OUT.
Wanindu Hasaranga (C)c Ibrahim Zadran b Naveen-ul-Haq 67 32 7 3 209.38
Naveen-ul-Haq to Wanindu Hasaranga, OUT! CAUGHT! Excellent bowling from Naveen-ul-Haq and he gets a massive wicket. Takes pace off and bowls it on a good length around off stump. Wanindu Hasaranga gives himself a bit of room and looks to launch it over long on but ends up slicing it high over mid off. Ibrahim Zadran from long off comes in and takes a safe catch. Wanindu departs after a brilliant knock.
Angelo Mathewslbw b Karim Janat 6 6 0 0 100
Karim Janat to Angelo Mathews, OUT! LBW! Excellent review and Karim Janat gets a wicket. Slightly fuller and around off, angling back in, Angelo Mathews looks to block but misses on the inside edge and gets struck on the pads. Half an appeal for LBW but it is turned down. Afghanistan have taken the review. Nothing on UltraEdge and Ball Tracking shows that the ball is hitting the stumps and the onfield decision is overturned.
Dasun Shanakac Gulbadin Naib b Azmatullah Omarzai 6 4 1 0 150
Azmatullah Omarzai to Dasun Shanaka, OUT! CAUGHT! Would you believe it? Dasun Shanaka has picked the fielder out to perfection. Azmatullah Omarzai steams in and serves a wide yorker well outside the off stump, Shanaka hangs back and opens the bat face to guide it away but the ball goes off the face of the bat and straight toward backward point. Gulbadin Naib pouches it in the bread basket and Sri Lanka are one wicket away from getting bundled out.
Maheesh Theekshanac Mohammad Nabi b Fazalhaq Farooqi 2 6 0 0 33.33
Fazalhaq Farooqi to Maheesh Theekshana, OUT! CAUGHT! Short of a length and over the stumps, Maheesh Theekshana stays leg side of the ball and looks to hoick it over mid-wicket. The ball gets mistimed and goes high up toward long on where Mohammad Nabi takes an easy catch. Fazalhaq Farooqi gets his third and Afghanistan get their 8th wicket.
Binura Fernandob Azmatullah Omarzai 0 2 0 0 0
Azmatullah Omarzai to Binura Fernando, OUT! TIMBER! That's it, Sri Lanka have been bundled out. Slower one, on a fullish length and on off stump, Binura Fernando hangs back and swings across the line but is beaten by the lack of pace. The ball nips back in a bit and castles into the stumps. Sri Lanka have been bundled out for 160 runs.
Matheesha Pathirananot out 5 4 1 0 125
Extras (lb 3, w 3, nb 0, b 0) 6 TOTAL 160 in 19.0 overs (8.42 runs per over)
Fall of wickets :1-7 (Pathum Nissanka , 0.4 overs), 2-36 (Kusal Mendis , 4.1 overs), 3-48 (Dhananjaya de Silva , 5.4 overs), 4-55 (Charith Asalanka , 7.2 overs), 5-127 (Sadeera Samarawickrama , 14.1 overs), 6-146 (Wanindu Hasaranga , 15.6 overs), 7-152 (Angelo Mathews , 16.4 overs), 8-155 (Maheesh Theekshana , 17.5 overs), 9-155 (Dasun Shanaka , 18.1 overs), 10-160 (Binura Fernando , 18.6 overs)
Bowling overs M R W Econ Extras
Fazalhaq Farooqi4 0 25 3 6.25 0nb, 1w
Naveen-ul-Haq3 0 25 2 8.33 0nb, 2w
Azmatullah Omarzai4 0 30 2 7.5 0nb, 0w
Noor Ahmad2 0 18 1 9 0nb, 0w
Qais Ahmad3 0 36 0 12 0nb, 0w
Karim Janat3 0 23 1 7.67 0nb, 0w


Batting R B 4s 6s SR
Ibrahim Zadran (C)not out 67 55 8 0 121.82
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (W)c Matheesha Pathirana b Angelo Mathews 13 6 1 1 216.67
Angelo Mathews to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, OUT! TAKEN! Angelo Mathews has the last laugh here and picks up a big wicket. Floated up on a length and on the stumps, shaping away a bit. Rahmanullah Gurbaz gives charge and looks to heave it across the line but gets a top edge over short third man. Matheesha Pathirana settles under the swirling ball and grabs a brilliant catch. The keeper was also running to it but left it alone and it was the right call in the end.
Gulbadin Naibb Wanindu Hasaranga 16 17 2 0 94.12
Wanindu Hasaranga to Gulbadin Naib, OUT! BOWLED'EM! The skipper shines and now with the bowl as he breaks a brewing partnership! Bowls a wrong'un on off which slides into the batter after pitching and fuller in length, Gulbadin Naib sits on his knee to slap it over the leg side but ends up play all over it and it goes through his defence before breaking into the stumps. Gulbadin Naib departs and Afghanistan are two down now.
Azmatullah Omarzaic Dasun Shanaka b Matheesha Pathirana 2 5 0 0 40
Matheesha Pathirana to Azmatullah Omarzai, OUT! TAKEN! The change of length now and Azmat falls prey to it! This is full and cannoned on the stumps, Azmatullah Omarzai readies himself for another bumper but it is full this time and he hits it straight to cover into the hands of Dasun Shanaka who takes a regulation grab. A brilliant trap was laid to get him out. Matheesha Pathirana strikes in his first over.
Mohammad Nabic Wanindu Hasaranga b Dasun Shanaka 9 8 0 0 112.5
Dasun Shanaka to Mohammad Nabi, OUT! CAUGHT! The bowling change has worked yet again and Afghanistan are losing their way. Slower delivery at just 100 clicks from Dasun Shanaka and this is bowled full and wide. Mohammad Nabi hangs deep in the crease and looks to power it over extra cover but doesn't get the required elevation. Wanindu Hasaranga is stationed there and he just crouches a bit before taking a sharp catch with both hands around his face and Sri Lanka are pumped up.
Najibullah Zadranc Dhananjaya de Silva b Dasun Shanaka 0 1 0 0 0
Dasun Shanaka to Najibullah Zadran, OUT! CAUGHT! Has Dhananjaya de Silva taken a stellar catch? It seems like it and that is poor cricket from Najibullah Zadran as that wasn't required at all. Dasun Shanaka takes pace off again and cleverly bowls it full and outside off stump, Zadran hangs back and has to fetch the ball as he tries to launch it over long on but gets no timing on it at all. DDS steams in from the deep and slides in to take an excellent low grab and Shanaka has picked up two wickets in three balls here.
Karim Janatlbw b Matheesha Pathirana 20 16 2 0 125
Matheesha Pathirana to Karim Janat, OUT! LBW! Sharp appeal for LBW and the Umpire raises his finger again. Karim Janat reviews it after a brief discussion with Ibrahim. Pathirana bowls it on a length and on the stump line, Karim Janat stays on the back foot covering his stumps but plays it outside the line of the ball as it sneaks through his inside edge and thuds his pads. The UltraEdge comes up and shows no bat is involved as the ball passes the bat. It is followed by Ball Tracker and it confirms three reds. This time the decision stands and Afghanistan lose Karim Janat. Matheesha Pathirana provides another crucial breakthrough for his team.
Qais Ahmadc sub Kamindu Mendis b Maheesh Theekshana 7 4 1 0 175
Maheesh Theekshana to Qais Ahmad, OUT! TAKEN! Theekshana provides a wicket and at what time? A juicy full toss on offer on middle but Qais Ahmed completely mistimes it making a mess of it and it takes the leading edge as he closes the bat's face pretty early. The ball lobs up in the air and Kamindu Mendis (the substitute fielder) takes an easy catch.
Noor Ahmadb Matheesha Pathirana 9 6 0 1 150
Matheesha Pathirana to Noor Ahmad, OUT! KNOCKED HIM OVER! Matheesha Pathirana, you beauty! What a sensational delivery and what a star this bowler is! Noor has no answers to it! With a bit of an inward movement from off on a length, Noor Ahmad stands confused and is caught in two minds whether to play it on the back foot and gets squared up, and is too late to bring the bat down. The ball breaks the stumps in the blink of an eye. Matheesha Pathirana gets his third scalp.
Naveen-ul-Haqb Matheesha Pathirana 1 2 0 0 50
Matheesha Pathirana to Naveen-ul-Haq, OUT! BULL'S EYE! Matheesha Pathirana destroys the timber with an exceptional yorker! Guns a perfect yorker on off, Naveen-ul-Haq comes ahead a couple of steps and shuffles a bit to the leg side looking to squeeze it to the off side but exposes the stumps in that process and misses to connect the ball. The rock shatters the stumps again. Matheesha Pathirana is making the ball talk here. What a sensational penultimate over and a perfect display of death over bowling from Pathirana. Just three runs and two wickets from this over. 11 needed off the last over now. Matheesha Pathirana has made the ground staff work to replace the stumps as he has destroyed the timber thrice in this match.
Fazalhaq Farooqinot out 0 0 0 0 0
Extras (lb 0, w 8, nb 0, b 4) 12 TOTAL 156 -9 in 20.0 overs (7.80 runs per over)
Fall of wickets :1-25 (Rahmanullah Gurbaz , 2.5 overs), 2-68 (Gulbadin Naib , 7.5 overs), 3-71 (Azmatullah Omarzai , 8.6 overs), 4-85 (Mohammad Nabi , 11.2 overs), 5-86 (Najibullah Zadran , 11.3 overs), 6-125 (Karim Janat , 16.1 overs), 7-137 (Qais Ahmad , 17.1 overs), 8-148 (Noor Ahmad , 18.3 overs), 9-150 (Naveen-ul-Haq , 18.6 overs)
Bowling overs M R W Econ Extras
Angelo Mathews2 0 16 1 8 0nb, 0w
Binura Fernando4 0 44 0 11 0nb, 1w
Maheesh Theekshana4 0 31 1 7.75 0nb, 0w
Wanindu Hasaranga4 0 20 1 5 0nb, 0w
Matheesha Pathirana4 0 24 4 6 0nb, 4w
Dasun Shanaka2 0 17 2 8.5 0nb, 2w

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