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2nd ODI: Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 155 runs to safe 2-0 collection win | Cricket Information – Instances of India

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NEW DELHI: Sri Lanka sealed a commanding 155-run victory over Afghanistan within the second one-day worldwide on Sunday in Kandy, securing an unassailable 2-0 lead within the three-match collection.
Regardless of being set a goal of 309 to stage the collection, Afghanistan crumbled and have been bowled out for 153 inside 34 overs, with leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga shining with 4 wickets.
Whereas Afghanistan appeared well-positioned at 128 for one throughout their pursuit of the goal, the dismissal of Rahmat Shah (63) and Ibrahim Zadran (54) marked a turning level, resulting in little resistance from the remaining batsmen.
The duo had solid a vital 97-run partnership for the second wicket, however Asitha Fernando, making his first ODI look in 15 months, made a breakthrough by dismissing Ibrahim, caught behind.
Leg-spinner Hasaranga adopted up with a pivotal over, claiming two wickets as he trapped Rahmat leg earlier than wicket and bowled captain Hashmatullah Shahidi.
Hasaranga was backed up by seamers as Dilshan Madushanka claimed two wickets in an over and Asitha Fernando, who additionally ended with two wickets.
Afghanistan collapsed dropping eight wickets for 10 runs, as Sri Lanka dominated beneath lights.
It was a again to the wall unbeaten 97 by Charith Asalanka that enabled Sri Lanka to a complete of over 300 runs.
The Sri Lankan vice-captain was concerned in two essential partnerships, first including 111 runs off 98 balls with Janith Liyanage (50) for the fifth wicket.
A 50 run partnership adopted for the sixth wicket with Hasaranga off 32 balls.
Asalanka scored 62 runs in 35 balls within the final 10 overs and completed unbeaten on 97, a rating he hit off 74 balls with 9 fours and two sixes.
Sri Lanka bought off to a poor begin, dropping the openers with 36 runs on the board.
Captain Kusal Mendis and Sadeera Samarawickrama scored half-centuries, whereas being concerned in a 103 run stand for the third wicket.
Each batsmen fell for poor strokes.
Samarawickrama hit one straight to mid-wicket, whereas Mendis took on the deep mid-wicket fielder however didn’t clear him.
Azmatullah Omarzai was the decide of the bowlers for Afghanistan ending with three wickets.
Afghanistan have been sloppy on the sector dropping as many as 5 catches, a efficiency that price them dearly.
The third and last ODI will probably be performed on Wednesday on the identical venue.
The hosts received the tour’s sole Check by 10 wickets. The present collection will probably be adopted by three T20 matches, all in Dambulla.
(With inputs from AFP)

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