SL vs AFG Highlights: Ibrahim Zadran CENTURY helps Afghanistan dominate SriLanka, clinch 60-run victory in 1st ODI – Watch Highlights

SL vs AFG Highlights:  Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 1st ODI: Afghanistan win by 60 runs – Opener Ibrahim Zadran’s sparkling century and…

SL vs AFG Highlights:  Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 1st ODI: Afghanistan win by 60 runs – Opener Ibrahim Zadran’s sparkling century and four wickets by Fazalhaq Farooqi led Afghanistan to an emphatic 60-run win over Sri Lanka in the opening one-day international on Friday. Afghanistan posted 294-8 after electing to bat as Ibrahim, who hit 106, put on key partnerships, including a 118-run second-wicket stand with Rahmat Shah, who made 52, in Pallekele. Follow SL vs AFG LIVE Streaming updates with InsideSport.IN

SL vs AFG Highlights: Ibrahim Zadran CENTURY helps Afghanistan dominate SriLanka, clinch 60-run victory in 1st ODI – Watch Highlights

Afghanistan’s Farooqi and fellow quick Gulbadin Naib shared seven wickets between them as the tourists bowled out Sri Lanka for 234. Pathum Nissanka’s 85 and a threatening 66 by Wanindu Hasaranga went in vain as Afghanistan ended the Sri Lankan innings in 38 overs. But it was the batting that set the tone for Afghanistan’s domination in the first ever bilateral ODI series between the two teams.

Ibrahim led the charge with his second ODI century and Najibullah Zadran’s 25-ball 42 boosted the total but some disciplined
bowling in the end checked Afghanistan, who looked like getting over 300.

“The pitch was good for batting, I read the surface and took my time, and it worked. The track remained the same throughout, we wanted to get to 320, that was the plan. Our bowlers did a great job,” man of the match Ibrahim said.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz justified captain Hashmatullah Shahidi’s decision to bat first as he hit a flurry of boundaries in his 53.
Ibrahim joined the attack as the two put on 84 runs to set the tone for the batting charge. Cameos from Najibullah and Naib, who made 22 off 24 balls, took on the bowlers in the end but Sri Lanka gave away just 31 runs in the final five overs and took five wickets.

SL vs AFG Highlights: Ibrahim Zadran CENTURY helps Afghanistan dominate SriLanka, clinch 60-run victory in 1st ODI – Watch Highlights

Hasaranga returned impressive figures of 2-42 in his 10 overs. The hosts started briskly but regular wickets hurt their progress with Naib picking two to rattle the top-order. Nissanka reached his fifty in 42 balls and put on 47 runs with skipper Dasun Shanaka, who fell to Naib.

Farooqi denied Nissanka his ton but Hasaranga soon hit back to raise hopes of a turnaround. He smashed Mohammad Nabi for a six and four fours in a 22-run 31st over and raised his fifty in 31 balls. Wickets kept falling and Hasaranga was the last man out to Farooqi, who finished with figures of 4-49.

“The difference between the two sides was the partnerships. Their side batted around Ibrahim and had three partnerships,” said Shanaka. “We had starts but couldn’t convert it.”

The loss dented Sri Lanka’s chances of a direct qualification to the 50-over World Cup in India next year with crucial Super League points up for grabs in the series. Shanaka said Sri Lanka need to “win three out of (remaining) five games (for World Cup qualification) and we’re looking forward to that.”

The second match is on Sunday at the same venue.

SL vs AFG Highlights: Ibrahim Zadran CENTURY helps Afghanistan dominate SriLanka, clinch 60-run victory in 1st ODI – Watch Highlights

Afghanistan batting scorecard

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK) lbw b W Hasaranga 53 55 9 0 96.36
Ibrahim Zadran c W Hasaranga b M Theekshana 106 120 11 0 88.33
Rahmat Shah c K Mendis b L Kumara 52 64 2 0 81.25
Najibullah Zadran c K Mendis b W Hasaranga 42 25 5 1 168.00
Gulbadin Naib c W Hasaranga b D Lakshan 22 24 2 1 91.67
Rashid Khan runout (K Mendis / KNA Bandara) 4 5 0 0 80.00
Mohammad Nabi c D Lakshan b K Rajitha 2 3 0 0 66.67
Hashmatullah Shahidi (C) runout (K Mendis / KNA Bandara) 2 2 0 0 100.00
Mujeeb Ur Rahman Not out 1 1 0 0 100.00
Yamin Ahmadzai Not out 0 1 0 0 0.00
Extra 10 (b 1, w 6, nb 0, lb 3)
Total 294/8 (50)
Yet To Bat Fazalhaq Farooqi
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Kasun Rajitha 10 0 56 1 5.60
Dhananjaya Lakshan 6 0 43 1 7.17
Lahiru Kumara 8 0 54 1 6.75
Dasun Shanaka 3 0 19 0 6.33
Wanindu Hasaranga 10 0 42 2 4.20
Maheesh Theekshana 10 0 62 1 6.20
Dhananjaya de Silva 3 0 14 0 4.67
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
Rahmanullah Gurbaz 1-84 14.4
R Shah 2-202 38.1
Ibrahim Zadran 3-232 41.4
Najibullah Zadran 4-267 46.1
Rashid Khan 5-277 48.1
Gulbadin Naib 6-289 48.6
Mohammad Nabi 7-291 49.3
Hashmatullah Shahidi 8-293 49.5

SriLanka batting scorecard

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Pathum Nissanka b Fazalhaq Farooqi 85 83 10 0 102.41
Kusal Mendis (WK) lbw b Yamin Ahmadzai 1 5 0 0 20.00
Dinesh Chandimal b Fazalhaq Farooqi 14 11 3 0 127.27
Dhananjaya de Silva b Gulbadin Naib 16 16 3 0 100.00
Charith Asalanka c Ibrahim Zadran b Gulbadin Naib 10 18 0 0 55.56
Dasun Shanaka (C) c Yamin Ahmadzai b Gulbadin Naib 16 27 2 0 59.26
Wanindu Hasaranga b Fazalhaq Farooqi 66 46 10 2 143.48
Dhananjaya Lakshan b Fazalhaq Farooqi 2 4 0 0 50.00
Maheesh Theekshana lbw b Yamin Ahmadzai 3 12 0 0 25.00
Kasun Rajitha lbw b Rashid Khan 8 5 2 0 160.00
Lahiru Kumara Not out 0 1 0 0 0.00
Extra 13 (b 0, w 8, nb 0, lb 5)
Total 234/10 (38)
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Fazalhaq Farooqi 9 0 49 4 5.40
Yamin Ahmadzai 6 0 46 2 7.67
Mujeeb Ur Rahman 5 0 33 0 6.60
Gulbadin Naib 8 0 34 3 4.25
Rashid Khan 8 0 40 1 5.00
Mohammad Nabi 2 0 27 0 13.50
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
K Mendis 1-16 3.1
D Chandimal 2-35 6.2
D de Silva 3-74 10.4
C Asalanka 4-90 14.5
D Shanaka 5-137 23.5
Pathum Nissanka 6-168 29.3
D Lakshan 7-198 31.5
M Theekshana 8-216 35.2
K Rajitha 9-230 36.5
W Hasaranga 10-234 37.6

Afghanistan (Playing XI): Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi(c), Riaz Hassan, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rahmat Shah, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rashid Khan, Yamin Ahmadzai

Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(w), Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha

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