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Nissanka Posts Sri Lanka’s First Double Century In ODIs In Win Over Afghanistan – News18

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Final Up to date: February 10, 2024, 00:30 IST

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Opening batter Pathum Nissanka scored Sri Lanka’s first double century in a oneday worldwide as they held off Afghanistan by 42 runs in a highscoring match on Friday.

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka: Opening batter Pathum Nissanka scored Sri Lanka’s first double century in a one-day worldwide as they held off Afghanistan by 42 runs in a high-scoring match on Friday.

Nissanka’s unbeaten 210 from 139 balls propelled Sri Lanka to 381-3. Afghanistan boldly chased with centuries by Azmatullah Omarzai and Mohammad Nabi however completed on 339-6.

A complete of 720 runs have been scored with solely 9 wickets falling.

Sri Lanka was made to bat first and Nissanka celebrated his fiftieth ODI by hitting eight sixes and 20 boundaries. His earlier finest rating was 137 towards Australia in 2022, his solely different ODI century at dwelling. Sri Lanka’s earlier highest ODI rating was 189 by Sanath Jayasuriya in 2000.

Nissanka and Avishka Fernando opened with 182 runs in 27 overs.

Fernando’s run-a ball 88 ended a lean patch with the bat. His finest rating within the final eight innings was 20.

En path to his fourth ODI hundred, Nissanka added 120 runs in 12 overs with Sadeera Samarawickrama, who scored 45, for the third wicket.

Nissanka reached the double century within the fiftieth over with a boundary previous backward level, his nineteenth. He completed the innings together with his twentieth boundary and registered the joint fifth highest rating in ODI historical past.

Afghanistan’s reply made a woeful begin at 55-5 inside 9 overs. Sri Lanka seamer Pramod Madushan had a three-wicket first spell.

However Omarzai with 149 not out and Nabi with 136 fought exhausting to place stress again on Sri Lanka.

Omarzai’s maiden ODI century got here off 115 deliveries and included six sixes and 13 boundaries.

Their partnership of 242 runs ended after Nabi achieved his second ODI ton. Scuffling with cramps within the humid situations, Nabi was Madushan’s fourth wicket. Nabi’s 136 off 130 balls included three sixes and 15 boundaries.

The second match of the three-match sequence is on Sunday.


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