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Afghanistan in Sri Lanka, 3 ODI Series, 2022
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SL
10/0
2.4 Ovs
VS
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AFG
228/10
48.2 Ovs
Match Abandoned

AFGHANISTAN

Batsmen
RB4s6sSR
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (W)
68734493.15
c Maheesh Theekshana b Dhananjaya de Silva
Ibrahim Zadran
10182055.56
b Lahiru Kumara
Rahmat Shah
58787074.36
lbw b Maheesh Theekshana
Hashmatullah Shahidi (C)
28452062.22
run out (Dhananjaya Lakshan)
Najibullah Zadran
681075.00
lbw b Maheesh Theekshana
Gulbadin Naib
6150040.00
b Wanindu Hasaranga
Mohammad Nabi
413422120.59
c Dhananjaya de Silva b Kasun Rajitha
Rashid Khan
380037.50
c Dhananjaya de Silva b Kasun Rajitha
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
02000.00
c Kusal Mendis b Kasun Rajitha
Fazalhaq Farooqi
270028.57
not out
Yamin Ahmadzai
120050.00
c Charith Asalanka b Lahiru Kumara
Fall Of Wickets:
2-135-(Rahmanullah Gurbaz (W) 27.3 ov)
1-22-(Ibrahim Zadran 5.2 ov)
3-141-(Rahmat Shah 28.3 ov)
6-195-(Hashmatullah Shahidi (C) 41.5 ov)
4-149-(Najibullah Zadran 30.2 ov)
5-165-(Gulbadin Naib 36.1 ov)
9-225-(Mohammad Nabi 47.2 ov)
7-217-(Rashid Khan 45.2 ov)
8-217-(Mujeeb Ur Rahman 45.4 ov)
-(Fazalhaq Farooqi ov)
10-228-(Yamin Ahmadzai 48.2 ov)
Bowlers
OMRWEcon
Kasun Rajitha
923133.44
Maheesh Theekshana
1014924.90
Lahiru Kumara
6.205027.89
Wanindu Hasaranga
1003913.90
Dhananjaya Lakshan
302107.00
Dhananjaya de Silva
1003713.70
Pathum Nissanka
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SRI LANKA

Batsmen
RB4s6sSR
Pathum Nissanka
380037.50
not out
Kusal Mendis (W)
280025.00
not out
Dinesh Chandimal
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Dhananjaya de Silva
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Charith Asalanka
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Dasun Shanaka (C)
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Wanindu Hasaranga
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Dhananjaya Lakshan
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Maheesh Theekshana
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Kasun Rajitha
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Lahiru Kumara
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Fall Of Wickets:
-(Pathum Nissanka ov)
-(Kusal Mendis (W) ov)
-(Dinesh Chandimal ov)
-(Dhananjaya de Silva ov)
-(Charith Asalanka ov)
-(Dasun Shanaka (C) ov)
-(Wanindu Hasaranga ov)
-(Dhananjaya Lakshan ov)
-(Maheesh Theekshana ov)
-(Kasun Rajitha ov)
-(Lahiru Kumara ov)
Bowlers
OMRWEcon
Fazalhaq Farooqi
1.40804.80
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
10202.00

Sri Lanka

10/0(2.4 Overs)

Right then. The chase is set to begin.

We are back for the chase!

UPDATE - 6.37 pm IST (1.07 pm GMT) - There was a slight drizzle at the end of first innings and the covers are on. The start of the run chase has been delayed due to wet outfield, but it should not be a long wait. Stay tuned for more updates.

Lahiru Kumara to Yamin Ahmadzai, ! TAKEN! Afghanistan have been bowled out here! Lahiru Kumara bowls the slower delievery, on a length and on off, Yamin Ahmadzai is early through his drive and ends up chipping it towards covers where Charith Asalanka takes a brilliant catch diving forward. So, the target for Sri Lanka will be 229 to level the series.

... The Run Chase ...

Right then. The onus now lies on the Sri Lanka batters to chase this target down and level the series. Although the pitch is slow and the hosts need to be very careful of the Afghan spin attack. We are in for an entertaining finish to the game. Do join us for the chase shortly. 

A solid bowling performance from the host! Sri Lanka were put on the backfoot right at the start when they were unable to break the second-wicket stand. Then when the spinners put a lid over the scoring rate in the middle over the batters started to struggle. Dhananjaya de Silva and Maheesh Theekshana pounced on the opportunity and got rid of both the set batter in quick succession. Later, the bowlers continued to chip wickets at regular intervals. Kasun Rajitha bowled well in the death over

Afghanistan batter picked things up right where they left from. Except Zadran who could not get anywhere closer to replicate his knock of the previous game and fell quite early. Although, Gurbaz and Shah took their to settle at the crease and stitched a crucial second-wicket stand of 113 runs. Both the batters made their respective half-centuries and with the way they were going ton wasn't impossible for both of them. But the pressure of the dot balls piled up and from being 135/1 at one stage A

WOW! An incredible comeback from the hosts and undoubtedly, they are the happier side going into the break. At one stage, Afghanistan were looking pretty solid to reach near the 300-run mark, although the Sri Lankan bowlers have managed to bowl them out for 228.

Lahiru Kumara to Fazalhaq Farooqi, Back of a length and on leg, angling in, Fazalhaq Farooqi makes room and slaps it down to long on for a single.

Kasun Rajitha to Fazalhaq Farooqi, Full and outside off, Fazalhaq Farooqi slashes hard at it and gets an outside edge towards third man for a single.

Kasun Rajitha to Fazalhaq Farooqi, Short of a length and on off, Fazalhaq Farooqi sways away from it.

Kasun Rajitha to Fazalhaq Farooqi, A slower one, full and on off, Fazalhaq Farooqi swings hard, but only connects with thin air.

Kasun Rajitha to Yamin Ahmadzai, Short of a length and on off, Yamin Ahmadzai guides it towards third man for a single.

Kasun Rajitha to Mohammad Nabi, ! TAKEN! Kasun Rajitha has the last laugh! Mohammad Nabi loses his wicket trying to go for another attacking shot. Kasun Rajitha takes pace of this delivery and serves this full, on off, Mohammad Nabi goes for the same shot, but this time his bat turns in his hands as he hits the ball and it goes flat and in the air towards long off where Dhananjaya de Silva runs to his to take a good sliding catch. Afghanistan nine down now.

Yamin Ahmadzai is the last man in.

Kasun Rajitha to Mohammad Nabi, ! BOOM! Mohammad Nabi with a good hit! Kasun Rajitha serves this full and on off, in the slot as well, Mohammad Nabi stays there and smashes it through the line over the long off fence for a biggie.

Kasun Rajitha to Mohammad Nabi, This is full and outside off, way outside off, Mohammad Nabi fails to reach it as well. Wided.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Fazalhaq Farooqi, Flighted and around off, Fazalhaq Farooqi moves back and defends it to the off side.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, Flatter, full and on middle, Mohammad Nabi flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, Floated, full and on middle, Mohammad Nabi goes for the big slog, but gets an inside edge towards short fine leg. Farooqi wants the single, but he is sent back.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, Short again and on middle, Mohammad Nabi pushes it towards long on again.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, Short and on middle, Mohammad Nabi slaps it down the ground towards long on, but denies the single.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, Tossed up, full and on off, Mohammad Nabi works it with the outer half towards point.

Kasun Rajitha to Fazalhaq Farooqi, Two dots to end the over! A sharp bumper, on middle Fazalhaq Farooqi ducks under it. Two wickets and just a single off it. 

Kasun Rajitha to Fazalhaq Farooqi, A dot now! A short ball, nipping in a touch from outside off. Fazalhaq Farooqi plays inside the line here.

Fazalhaq Farooqi comes in at number 10.

Kasun Rajitha to Mujeeb Ur Rahman, ! CAUGHT BEHIND! Kasun Rajitha gets two in the over! He bowls this short again and on middle, Mujeeb Ur Rahman takes his eyes away from the ball and tries to pull it away, but gets a top edge towards the keeper where Kusal Mendis makes no mistake. This is turning out to be a great over for Sri Lanka.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman is the new man in.

Kasun Rajitha to Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Kasun Rajitha welcomes Mujeeb Ur Rahman with a bouncer on off, Mujeeb Ur Rahman sways away from it.

Kasun Rajitha to Rashid Khan, ! TAKEN! Rashid Khan goes now! This will surely make a difference of a few runs in the total score. Sri Lanka with a huge wicket. Kasun Rajitha bowls the slower one, full and outside off, deceives the batter well. Rashid Khan fails to read it, and reaches for it, but he is too early into the shot and the ball takes the outer edge and flies up in the air towards long off where Dhananjaya de Silva takes a nice catch. Afghanistan lose their seventh.

Kasun Rajitha to Mohammad Nabi, Full and outside off, Mohammad Nabi thumps it towards long off for a single.

Maheesh Theekshana to Mohammad Nabi, Floated and full, outside off. Nabi pushes it into covers and crosses.

Maheesh Theekshana to Mohammad Nabi, Swing and a miss! It is pushed through quicker, on fifth stump. Nabi tries to go for the booming drive through the off side but gets beaten. The keeper gathers the ball and takes off the bails in a flash. The square leg umpire takes it upstairs. The replays later confirms that the back leg is grounded and the big screen shows NOT .

Maheesh Theekshana to Rashid Khan, Fuller, wide of off. Khan reaches out and drives it to sweeper cover for one.

Maheesh Theekshana to Mohammad Nabi, A single now as this is knocked down to long on.

Maheesh Theekshana to Mohammad Nabi, Overthrows and this is going to be costly for Sri Lanka. It is full, on the pads, Nabi flicks it through mid-wicket and calls for two runs. The running is better but the throw from the deep is wayward. There is no backing and it races away to the boundary on the other side.

Maheesh Theekshana (9-1-39-2) to bowl out now.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rashid Khan, Short ball, on off. Khan goes back and knocks it down to long on for a single.

Kasun Rajitha to Mohammad Nabi, An off-pace delivery this time, short and on off. Nabi pushes it to mid off.

Kasun Rajitha to Mohammad Nabi, ! Mohammad Nabi finds the gap. Top shot. A short ball, on middle and leg, at 133 clicks. Mohammad Nabi swivels and pulls it in front of square on the leg side. The fielder in the deep puts in a valiant effort but in vain.

Kasun Rajitha to Rashid Khan, Rashid Khan gets off the mark! It is a short ball, sliding down leg. Khan flicks it to deep square leg for one.

Kasun Rajitha to Rashid Khan, WIDE! A sharp bouncer going down leg. Khan ducks under it. Wide called. 

Kasun Rajitha to Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Nabi stays back to this short delivery and pulls it to deep square leg just for a single.

Kasun Rajitha to Mohammad Nabi, A slower ball, on a length, outside off. Nabi throws hi bat at it mishits it to covers.

Kasun Rajitha to Mohammad Nabi, A length ball, attacking the pads, nipping in. Nabi flicks it to mid-wicket and the fielder there it quick to run to his right and collect the ball.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rashid Khan, This one is skidding through, full and on middle. Rashid Khan gets his blade down in time to block it away. 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rashid Khan, Shorter and on leg, Khan blocks it back to the bowler.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rashid Khan, Pushed through quicker and on off. Khan drives it back to Hasaranga.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rashid Khan, It is a googly now, around off. Khan gets it back to the bowler off the inner half.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, A single now as this is pushed to mid off.

Kasun Rajitha to Mohammad Nabi, Back of a length, on middle. Nabi pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, Flatter and shorter, wide of off. Nabi hangs back and cuts it to deep point for a brace.

Kasun Rajitha to Hashmatullah Shahidi, ! RUN OUT! Direct hit by Dhananjaya Lakshan does the trick for Sri Lanka. Hashmatullah Shahidi has to depart now. It is a length ball, on off. Shahidi pushes it to extra cover with soft hands and calls for a quick single. Dhananjaya Lakshan gathers the ball and scores a direct-hit at the non-striker's end. Hashmatullah Shahidi puts in a dive but his bat stays in the air after crossing the line. Sri Lanka making inroads in this game.

Rashid Khan is the next batter in for Afghanistan.

Kasun Rajitha to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Kasun Rajitha bends his back hard and serves a short ball, outside off, it flies off the deck. Hashmatullah Shahidi stays behind and tries to play the ramp shot but misses.

Kasun Rajitha to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Kasun Rajitha dishes a full one now, on leg. Hashmatullah Shahidi clips it through mid-wicket and collects a brace.

Kasun Rajitha to Mohammad Nabi, On a good length, on off, Nabi shuffles and tucks it behind square on the leg side for a single.

Kasun Rajitha to Mohammad Nabi, Back of a length, on middle and leg. Nabi flicks it towards square leg.

Kasun Rajitha (5-2-10-0) is back on.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Tossed up, full and outside off. Hashmatullah Shahidi drives it through the gap at covers. The batters take a couple before the fielder cuts it out.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, A single now as this is worked down to long on.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, Flatter and outside off, pushed towards covers.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, On off, defended out.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, It is full, sliding down leg. Mohammad Nabi gets pinged on his pads as he fails to flick it. There is a stifled appeal and the umpire shows no interest. Dasun Shanaka thinks that the ball straightens a bit and takes the review. The UltraEdge shows no bat is involved. The Ball Tracking confirms that it is umpire's call on ball hitting the wickets. Sri Lanka do not lose a review here but Nabi still remains at the crease.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Hashmatullah Shahidi, A googly now, turning away from the left-hander. Shahidi plays it late and guides it to backward point for one.

Maheesh Theekshana to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Fires this one down the leg side, Hashmatullah Shahidi misses his flick. Wided.

Maheesh Theekshana to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Darts in a yorker, on middle, Hashmatullah Shahidi digs it back to the bowler.

Maheesh Theekshana to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Tossed up, full and on middle, Hashmatullah Shahidi reverse-sweeps it but straight to covers.

Maheesh Theekshana to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Short and outside off, Hashmatullah Shahidi cuts it towards point.

Maheesh Theekshana to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Pushed through quicker, on middle and leg, Hashmatullah Shahidi misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. There is a slight appeal for LBW, but the finger stays down.

Maheesh Theekshana to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Flatter delivery, on off, angling in sharply, Hashmatullah Shahidi blocks it to the off side.

Maheesh Theekshana to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Angles this one on the pads, Hashmatullah Shahidi tucks it through square leg for a single.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, Quicker delivery, on off, Mohammad Nabi miscues his cut and bunts it onto the ground.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, Short and outside off, Mohammad Nabi plays it towards covers.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, ! BANG! Mohammad Nabi goes big! This is flighted, full and on middle, Mohammad Nabi stays there and smoeks it over the long on fence for a biggie.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Tossed up, full and on off, Hashmatullah Shahidi works it towards long on for a run.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Flatter and outside off, Hashmatullah Shahidi decides to uses his feet, but guides it from his crease towards point at the end.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, Wanindu Hasaranga with another googly, short and on off, turning in, Mohammad Nabi reads it and forces it down to long on for a single.

Lahiru Kumara to Mohammad Nabi, Full and on off, Mohammad Nabi pushes it through cover-point for a single.

Lahiru Kumara to Mohammad Nabi, Lahiru Kumara loses his line and bowls this down the leg side, Mohammad Nabi misses his flick. Wided.

Lahiru Kumara to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Goes a touch fuller, on middle, Hashmatullah Shahidi works it through square leg for a single.

Lahiru Kumara to Hashmatullah Shahidi, This is on a good length and around off, Hashmatullah Shahidi closes the face of his bat and defends it to the leg side.

Lahiru Kumara to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Short and outside off, Hashmatullah Shahidi reaches for it and slaps it wide of sweeper cover for a brace.

Lahiru Kumara to Mohammad Nabi, On a length and on off, Mohammad Nabi slices it through backward point for a single.

Lahiru Kumara to Mohammad Nabi, ! Nice shot! Lahiru Kumara serves this full and on the pads, Mohammad Nabi stays there and clips it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Short again and on middle, Hashmatullah Shahidi knocks it towards mid-wicket.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Short and outside off, Hashmatullah Shahidi cuts it through covers for a brace.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Hashmatullah Shahidi, On off, kept out.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Hashmatullah Shahidi, This is almost on a yokrer length, on middle, Hashmatullah Shahidi swats it on the ground as the bounces takes it over the bowler, but short-mid-wicket gathers it.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, Oh..close! A googly again, on middle, skidding through, Mohammad Nabi gets hurried but manages to push it through cover for a single and gets off the mark.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Gulbadin Naib, ! TIMBER! Wanindu Hasaranga strikes straightaway after coming back into the attack. He bowls this googly this time, on middle, turning in a bit, Gulbadin Naib goes for the slog-sweep, but is through his shot early and misses the ball completely. as it goes through and rattle the stumps. A poor shot from Naib and he throws his wicket away. Afghanistan five down now.

Mohammad Nabi is the new batter in.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Angles this one into the batter, on leg, Hashmatullah Shahidi defends it to the leg side. Dhananjaya de Silva finishes his spell with figures of 10-0-37-1.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Gulbadin Naib, Darts this one full, on middle, Gulbadin Naib drives it towards long on for a single.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Gulbadin Naib, Dhananjaya de Silva continues with the shorter length, outsdie off this time, Gulbadin Naib makes room and forces it wide of long off for a couple of runs.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Gulbadin Naib, Looped up, full and on middle, Gulbadin Naib knocks it towards short mid-wicket.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Short again and on the pads, Hashmatullah Shahidi tucks it around the corner on the leg side for a run.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Gulbadin Naib, Short and on middle, Gulbadin Naib works it through square leg for a single.

Maheesh Theekshana to Hashmatullah Shahidi, On middle, blocked out.

Maheesh Theekshana to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Floated, full and on off, Hashmatullah Shahidi drills it wide of long off for a brace.

Maheesh Theekshana to Hashmatullah Shahidi, ! A much-needed boundary for Afghanistan. A carrom delivery, much quicker, outside off. Hashmatullah Shahidi plays the reverse-sweep and gets it through the gap at backward point for a boundary.

Maheesh Theekshana to Hashmatullah Shahidi, TURN AND BOUNCE! Maheesh Theekshana bowls this slower through the air, on off, turing away sharply with extra bounce, Hashmatullah Shahidi sways his bat away from it.

Maheesh Theekshana to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Tossed up, full and on off, Hashmatullah Shahidi blocks it out.

Maheesh Theekshana to Gulbadin Naib, FLatter delivery, on off, Gulbadin Naib looks to play at it but misses and the keeper cannot gather it as well. A bye is taken.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Shorter again and on off, Hashmatullah Shahidi makes room for the cut but decides to defend it at the end. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Quicker again, bit short and on off, Hashmatullah Shahidi bunts it onto the ground to the off side.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Short and outside off, Hashmatullah Shahidi cuts it but straight to point.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, On off, kept out.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Looped up, on off, Hashmatullah Shahidi uses his feet but only manages to knock it with the inner half towards the bowler.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Gulbadin Naib, Quicker one, full and on middle, Gulbadin Naib drives it towards long on for a single.

Maheesh Theekshana to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Short and on off, Hashmatullah Shahidi tucks it towards mid-wicket.

Maheesh Theekshana to Gulbadin Naib, Tossed up and around off, Gulbadin Naib uses his feet and works it towards long off for a single.

Maheesh Theekshana to Gulbadin Naib, Maheesh Theekshana gives this one some air, on middle, Gulbadin Naib fends it down the pitch.

Maheesh Theekshana to Gulbadin Naib, On middle, blocked out.

Maheesh Theekshana to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Short and outside off, Hashmatullah Shahidi goes on his back foot and cuts it towards deep point for a single.

Maheesh Theekshana to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Floated, full and on middle, Hashmatullah Shahidi defends it on the front foot.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Gulbadin Naib, Slower through the air, on middle, turning in, Gulbadin Naib watches it through and blocks it out.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Shorter in length and outside off, Hashmatullah Shahidi cuts it through point for a run.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Darts this one down the leg, Hashmatullah Shahidi misses his flick and gets hit on the pads.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Three dots in a row! This is flighted and around off, Hashmatullah Shahidi plays it on the off side.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Looped up, full and on off, Hashmatullah Shahidi pushes it towards extra cover.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Tossed up, full and on middle, Hashmatullah Shahidi knocks it back to the bowler.

Maheesh Theekshana to Gulbadin Naib, A maiden-wicket over! This is darted on a yorker length, on off, Gulbadin Naib digs it out towards covers.

Maheesh Theekshana to Gulbadin Naib, Shortish and on off, Gulbadin Naib goes back and punches it towards extra cover.

Maheesh Theekshana to Gulbadin Naib, Flatter delivery, on middle, holds its line, Gulbadin Naib looks to flick it but gets a leading edge towards covers.

Maheesh Theekshana to Gulbadin Naib, A full toss, on middle, Gulbadin Naib strokes it straight back to the bowler.

Gulbadin Naib is the new man in.

Maheesh Theekshana to Najibullah Zadran, ! LBW! Afghanistan are losing their way here! Maheesh Theekshana gets his second wicket. He bowls this flatter and quicker around middle, Najibullah Zadran goes down and tries to paddle it away, but misses and gets hit on the hips. There is a huge appeal for LBW, but turned down. Dasun Shanaka goes for the review straightaway. The UltraEdge shows no bat involved and Ball Tracking indicates three reds. Zadran has to walk back, and the Lankan

Maheesh Theekshana to Najibullah Zadran, A bit short and on middle, Najibullah Zadran looks to play at it but gets an inside edge to the leg side.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Looped up, on off. Hashmatullah Shahidi presses forward and blocks it into the deck.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Tosses it up, outside off. Zadran looks to go for the paddle, but it takes the outside edge and goes to short third man. They take one.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hashmatullah Shahidi now drives this full delivery to sweeper cover for one.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, DDS continues to come around the wicket. Fuller and on leg. Zadran clips it towards short fine and takes a single.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, On middle, Zadran blocks it on his front foot.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Fuller, coming in with the arm. Shahidi sweeps it to mid-wicket and scampers across for a quick single.

Maheesh Theekshana to Najibullah Zadran, Goes very full, outside off. Zadran opens the face late and guides it to backward point. Hashmatullah Shahidi denies the single this time. A successful over by Maheesh Theekshana comes to an end.

Maheesh Theekshana to Najibullah Zadran, ! Short and punished! Najibullah Zadran gets off the mark in fine fashion. It is short, outside off. Najibullah Zadran stays back and smashes it through covers for four.

Maheesh Theekshana to Najibullah Zadran, Full and on off. Zadran flicks it to mid-wicket. Dasun Shanaka there dives to his left and makes a solid stop.

Najibullah Zadran walks out to bat now.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmat Shah, ! LBW! This looks plumb and the umpire agrees as well. Rahmat Shah though decides to take the review. Maheesh Theekshana tosses it up, full and on middle, turning into the batter a bit. Rahmat Shah gets down on one knee and tries to slog it away. He is though a touch early into his shot and the ball sneaks under his blade to ping him on the pads. Maheesh Theekshana appeals and the finger goes up. The UltraEdge confirms that no bat is involved. Late

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmat Shah, Full and on leg. Shah blocks it back to the bowler.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmat Shah, Flatter and quicker, on leg, Shah clips it to the leg side.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, ! Exceptional shot. It is tossed up, full and on middle. Hashmatullah Shahidi gets down on one knee and sweeps it through square leg for a boundary. He is making his intent clear here. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah, Slower and shorter, on off. Shah goes back, nudges it to mid-wicket and crosses.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Loops it up, outside off. Hashmatullah Shahidi drives it down to long off for a single. He gets off the mark instantly.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, ! CAUGHT! Rahmanullah Gurbaz is very upset with himself. He trudges back to the pavilion. Dhananjaya de Silva breaks this huge partnership. The crowd has something to cheer now as well. It is full and on off. Gurbaz dances down the track with an hope to break the shackles. He though miscues his shot and it goes straight into the hands of Maheesh Theekshana at long off. Will Sri Lanka be able to crawl back into the game?

Hashmatullah Shahidi, the skipper of Afghanistan comes out to the middle now.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Good running! It is full, attacking the pads, Gurbaz clips it to deep square leg for quick two runs.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Loops it up, slower through the air, around middle. Gurbaz flicks it to the leg side.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Goes full, on off. Gurbaz drives it back to the bowler. Maheesh Theekshana gets low quickly and makes a sharp stop. He though has a shy at the non-striker's end which ends in an overthrown. The batters sneak a single.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Yet again sliding down leg. Gurbaz clips it to short mid-wicket once again.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Loops it up, on middle and leg. Gurbaz works it to short mid-wicket.

Slight Halt! Rahmanullah Gurbaz is feeling some cramps in his legs, and the physio is in to check on him. He looks fine and we are ready to continue.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmat Shah, It is full, on leg stump. Shah knocks it down to long on for a single.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmat Shah, Pushed through, on leg. Shah is not left with much room to put it away.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmat Shah, Maheesh Theekshana goes slower now and follows the batter down leg. Shah blocks it out.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah, Fuller, on middle and leg. Shah comes down the track and knocks it towards long on for an easy single.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah, On off, blocked out.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah, Looped up, full and on middle. Shah flicks it to the right of short mid-wicket. Wanindu Hasaranga does well to restrict a single here.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Yet again attacking the leg stump. Gurbaz clips it square on the leg side for another single.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah, It is tossed up, on middle and leg. Shah nurdles it to the leg side for one.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah, It is very full, Shah gets low and sweeps it from outside off towards deep mid-wicket for two runs.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmat Shah, Rahmat Shah works this full delivery towards sweeper cover. They cross for one. Shah will retain the strike. A positive over for Afghanistan.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, This is going down leg. Gurbaz hangs back and flicks it to deep square leg for just a single.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, ! Rahmanullah Gurbaz is turning on the heat here. Its been a while since the last boundary. It is tossed up, full and on off. Rahmanullah Gurbaz gets low and slogs it over mid-wicket for a maximum. The stand moves to 102. This partnership has started to take the game away from the hosts.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmat Shah, Fuller, on off. Shah plays it down to long and gets to the other side. 

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rahmanullah Gurbaz now rotates the strike as he flicks it through square leg.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmat Shah, Rahmat Shah gets the single and records his 22nd half-century in ODIs. It is full, down leg. Shah flicks it around the corner and crosses. He gets a standing ovation from the dressing room.

Maheesh Theekshana comes back into the attack. He has conceded 12 runs in his two overs.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Full, on leg, Gurbaz clips it to the leg side.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Goes short and outside off, sticks to the surface and keeps low, Rahmanullah Gurbaz miscues his shot towards short extra cover.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmat Shah, Floated, full and on middle, Rahmat Shah gets to the pitch of it and drives it down to long on for a single.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Tossed up, full and o middle, Rahmanullah Gurbaz goes down and sweeps it through square leg for a single.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, A bit short and on middle, Rahmanullah Gurbaz moves back and knocks it back to the bowler.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Quicker delivery, on middle and leg, angling in, Rahmanullah Gurbaz gets hurried a bit as the ball hits his back pad.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah, This is full and driven into covers.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah, Tossed up, on off, Shah gets it to the leg side.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah, On off, pushed to mid off.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, It is full and on off. Gurbaz blocks it on his front foot. Just a single off it.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Loops it up, outside off, Gurbaz strokes it to mid off.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Much quicker, full and on leg. Gurbaz goes back and plays it back to the bowler again.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, On off, driven back to the bowler. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Quicker, on middle and leg. Gurbaz works it to long on for a single.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Loops it up, on off, blocks it out.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, On off, blocked out.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah, Pushed through quicker, on off, Shah eases it to long on for one.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah, Pitched up, outside off, driven into covers.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah, No run.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmat Shah, Full and on off. Shah dances down the track and drives it down the ground. Wanindu Hasaranga kills the pace off it by his legs. So three dots on the trot to end the over.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmat Shah, Much shorter, outside off. Shah punches it through covers. 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmat Shah, A dot now as Shah blocks it out to the off side.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Touch short, on the pads, Gurbaz flicks it past mid on and crosses for a single.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Tosses it up, around off. Gurbaz blocks it to point off the outer half.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmat Shah, A googly on off. Shah goes back and knocks it down to long on for one.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, ! FIFTY FOR GURBAZ! He has continued his form from the first game, but he will try to convert this into a big score now. This is flighted and around off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz comes down the track and smashes it over the long off fence for a biggie.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Quicker one, full and on leg, Rahmanullah Gurbaz tucks it towards short mid-wicket.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah, Shorter in length and outside off, Rahmat Shah cuts it towards deep point for a single.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Floated, full and on middle, Rahmanullah Gurbaz eases it towards long on for another run.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah, Tossed up, full and on off, Rahmat Shah works it towards long off for a run.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah, Slower through the air, short and on off, Rahmat Shah knocks it towards short mid-wicket.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, Lahiru Kumara lands this short and on middle, Rahmat Shah hooks it towards deep square leg where the fielder makes a brilliant stop diving to his right. A single is taken and that brings up the 100 for Afghanistan.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, Fuller again and on off, Rahmat Shah mistimes his drive towards mid on.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, Lahiru Kumara bowls this full and on middle and leg, angling in, Rahmat Shah misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. There is a stiffled appealf for LBW, but turned down. It was going down the leg side anyways.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Back of a length and on off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz goes back and punches it towards sweeper cover for a single.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, Good length, on the pads, Shah flicks it to fine leg for a single.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, This is full and on off, Rahmat Shah knocks it towards mid off.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Tossed up, full and on middle, Rahmanullah Gurbaz strokes it towards the bowler where Wanindu Hasaranga stops it.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah, Flatter, full and on middle, Rahmat Shah eases it towards long on for a single.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, In the air....safe! Dhananjaya de Silva gives this some air, on middle, Rahmanullah Gurbaz skips down the track and tries to go for the big shot, but gets a top edge as the ball goes high in the air. Wanindu Hasaranga from mid on calls for it, but he fails to get there and it falls safely. A single is taken and Gurbaz gets a life.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Three dots in a row! This is floated and on middle, Rahmanullah Gurbaz is again solid in his defense.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Tossed up, full and on middle, Rahmanullah Gurbaz defends it back to the bowler.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Dhananjaya de Silva starts with a flighted delivery, full and on off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz leans on and blocks it out.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, Short of a length and on middle, angling in, Rahmat Shah defends it down the pitch.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, Good bowling! This is back of a length and on off, straightens a bit after hitting the deck, Rahmat Shah looks to play at it but gets beaten on the outside edge.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, Back of a length and on off, Rahmat Shah pushes it towards covers.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, ! A lucky boundary for Shah, and it is the second time he survives like this! Lahiru Kumara serves this a bit fuller and on off, Rahmat Shah goes for the drive, but gets an inside edge past the stumps and towards the fine leg fence for four runs.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, On a length and middle, Rahmat Shah blocsk it out.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, Overthrows! Lahiru Kumara bowls this on a good length and on off, Rahmat Shah plays it towards point. The fielder there has a shy at the bowler's end and it deflects off the stumps towards long off. The batters get two runs.

DRINKS! It has been a good start by Afghanistan. Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Rahmat Shah seem to have their eye-in and both are nearing their half-centuries. Sri Lanka know that they need to break this stand if they are to crawl back into this game. The pitch is slow and the spinners might hope to feast on it. Will the Sri Lankan spinners find a way to dismantle the Afghanistan batting order?

Dhananjaya Lakshan to Rahmat Shah, Risky single! This is on a length and on off, Rahmat Shah dabs it towards point and sets off for the run and Gurbaz responds as well. The fielder has a shy at the batter's end, but misses. It would have been close if it was a direct hit.

Dhananjaya Lakshan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Short of a length and on middle, Rahmanullah Gurbaz pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a run.

Dhananjaya Lakshan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, ! Beautiful shot! Dhananjaya Lakshan tries the slower one but bowls this a touch fuller, on off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz reads it well and stays there to loft it over mid off for a boundary.

Dhananjaya Lakshan to Rahmat Shah, Dhananjaya Lakshan lands this short and on middle, Rahmat Shah pulls it towards deep square leg for a single.

Dhananjaya Lakshan to Rahmat Shah, Full again and on middle, Rahmat Shah knocks it towards mid on.

Dhananjaya Lakshan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, This is full and around off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz drives it firmly towards sweeper cover where Maheesh Theekshana puts in an excellent dive to his left to stop it from going to the boundary. Three runs added to the total.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Wanindu Hasaranga ends the over with a googly, short and on middle, turning in, Rahmanullah Gurbaz punches it towards long on for a run.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Flighted delivery, full again and on middle, Rahmanullah Gurbaz is solid in his defense.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmat Shah, Floated, full and on middle, Rahmat Shah drives it down to long on for a single.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmat Shah, Quciker one, on off, Rahmat Shah moves back and pushes it towards point.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmat Shah, ! Back-to-back boundaries for Shah! Wanindu Hasaranga bowls the googly, on middle, turning in, Rahmat Shah uses his feet again and smashes it with the turn over mid on for four more runs.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmat Shah, ! Lovely shot! Shah uses his feet well here! This is tossed up and around middle, Rahmat Shah skips down the track and lofts it over the bowler's head for a boundary.

Dhananjaya Lakshan to Rahmat Shah, Full again and on middle, Rahmat Shah strokes it wide of mid on where the fielder dives to his right to stop it. Only a single taken.

Dhananjaya Lakshan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, This is pitched up, on middle, Rahmanullah Gurbaz drills it towards long on for a run.

Dhananjaya Lakshan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, On a length and on off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz covers the line and blocks it out.

Dhananjaya Lakshan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Dhananjaya Lakshan serves this full and on middle, angling in, Rahmanullah Gurbaz does well to get some bat on it and works it towards short fine leg.

Dhananjaya Lakshan to Rahmat Shah, Back of a length and outside off, Rahmat Shah guides it towards third man for a run.

Dhananjaya Lakshan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Full and on middle and leg, Rahmanullah Gurbaz tucks it through mid-wicket for a single.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmat Shah, A googly, on off, turning in a bit, Rahmat Shah keeps it out.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Pushed through quicker, full and on off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz drives it towards long off for a single.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, ! That is a pressure releasing shot! This is flighted, full and on off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz goes down and slog-sweeps it wide of deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Oh..that is close! Wanindu Hasaranga bowls this quicker, short and on off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz goes for the cut from close to his body, but gets an inside edge which just misses the stumps. He is getting frustrated here.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Floated, full and on middle, Rahmanullah Gurbaz drills it back to the bowler.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, BEATEN! This is tossed up, on off, turning a bit away, Rahmanullah Gurbaz tries to poke at it but gets beaten on the outside edge.

Dhananjaya Lakshan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, EDGED AND ! This is on a good length and around off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz leans on to block it, but gets a thick outisde edge towards the third man fence for a boundary.

Dhananjaya Lakshan to Rahmat Shah, Goes a bit fuller and on off, Rahmat Shah opnes the face of his bat and guides it wide of third man where Kasun Rajitha covers his ground well and dives to his left to stop it. Two runs taken!

Dhananjaya Lakshan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, This is back of a length and outside off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz punches it towards sweeper cover for a single.

Dhananjaya Lakshan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Brilliant fielding! Dhananjaya Lakshan serves this full and on middle, Rahmanullah Gurbaz drives it firmly down the pitch as Lakshan dives and stops it with his outstretched right hand.

Dhananjaya Lakshan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, On a length and on off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz defends it to the off side.

Dhananjaya Lakshan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Dhananjaya Lakshan begins with a full delivery but well outisde off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz has no intention to play at it.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmat Shah, A googly now, short and on off, Rahmat Shah guides it off the back foot towards point.

Powerplay 2! The fielding side can now have up to 4 players outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over. Also, Wanindu Hasaranga now comes into the attack for Sri Lanka.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmat Shah, Flatter, full and on leg, Rahmat Shah eases it towards long on for a run.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmat Shah, Flighted delivery, full and on off, Rahmat Shah leans on and strokes it towards covers.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmat Shah, A bit short and around middle again, Rahmat Shah moves back and pushes it to the right of the bowler as Wanindu Hasaranga collects it.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmat Shah, Floated, full and on middle, Rahmat Shah knocks it back towards the bowler.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Wanindu Hasaranga starts with a tossed up delivery, full and on off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz drives it through extra cover for a single.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, So, 9 runs come off the over! Fuller, wide of off. Shah drives it to covers but straight to the fielder.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, ! This time Shah finds the gap really well. It is a short ball, on middle and leg. Shah pulls it through square leg for a boundary. 52 is up for Afghanistan with this boundary.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, Fraction short, around off. Shah gets it back to the bowler off the bottom half.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, Hard length, on off stump. Shah blocks it into covers.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, ! Rahmat Shah gets lucky once again. It is much full, on a length, on off. Rahmat Shah is stuck in his crease. The ball takes the inside edge, beats the stumps and races into the fine leg fence. 

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rahmanullah Gurbaz flicks it off his hips towards square leg. They cross for one.

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, Yes, he certainly can. It is a length ball, outside off. Shah shuffles and blocks it to the off side. 

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, Kasun Rajitha dishes 5 dots on the trot! A good bouncer this time, on middle. Shah sways away from the line of the delivery. Can he record his second maiden?

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, It is full, on off stump. Shah drives it out to safety.

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, Make it three! Much fuller, sliding down leg. Shah looks to flick it away but misses. He takes a blow on his pads.

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, Two dots on the trot! A slower ball, wide of off. Shah lets it be.

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, Kasun Rajitha continues to ask the right questions. It is an inswinging delivery, nice and full, on leg. Rahmat Shah blocks it out watchfully.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, ! Massive hit! Rahmanullah Gurbaz couldn't have hit it any cleaner. It is pitched up, on off. Gurbaz gets behind the line and tonks it over the bowler's head for a maximum. 12 runs off the over. Sri Lanka have some thinking to do here.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, A single now as Rahmat Shah guides this short ball towards short third man.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, Much fuller, wide outside off. Shah reaches out and drives it to point. Not in the gap though.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, Fraction short, on off, Shah defends it.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, ! Nicely played. Easy pickings for Shah. A low full toss, on leg stump. Rahmat Shah just closes the face and flicks it past mid on. The outfield is lightning fast and it races away to the fence.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, A short ball, on the body. Gurbaz uses the depth of the crease, swivels and pulls it down to fine leg for a single.

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, Incredible over! Four dots in a row to end the over. It is a length ball, outside off. Shah looks to drive it away but misses and gets beaten on the outside edge. Kasun Rajitha has his hands on his head. He cannot believe it.

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, This is good bowling! Full length, on off. Shah closes the face and defends it to mid-wicket.

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, Outside off, left alone by Shah this time.

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, Full, on middle and leg. Shah nudges it to the leg side.

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, ! EDGY! Rahmat Shah has some ladyluck on his side here. It is a full-length ball, around off. Shah strides forward and looks to drive it away through covers. The ball takes a thick outside edge and sneaks through the gap between wicket-keeper and first slip for four.

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, Rajitha starts his fourth over with a full ball, on off stump. Shah blocks it to covers.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Good-length ball, outside off. Gurbaz punches it through cover-point on his back foot. The batters take two runs. A wicket-taking over by Kumara comes to an end. 

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Two dots in a row! A length ball, on fifth stump. Gurbaz hits it on the up but the fielder at covers dives to his right to make a great stop.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Full-length ball, outside off. Rahmanullah Gurbaz defends it out solidly.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, Rahmat Shah is off the mark instantly. This is too straight on the pads. Shah stays back and flicks it to deep square leg. The batters take three. This is really good running.

Rahmat Shah walks out to bat at number 3.

Lahiru Kumara to Ibrahim Zadran, ! CHOPPED ON! Lahiru Kumara has the last laugh here. Lahiru Kumara bends his back hard this time and draws the first blood. Back of a length, outside off, getting some extra bounce off the deck with some inward movement. Ibrahim Zadran tries to dab it down to third man but unfortunately only finds a thick inside edge which goes onto shatter the stumps. Ibrahim Zadran is walking back and the Sri Lankan camp is elated.

Lahiru Kumara to Ibrahim Zadran, ! Classic shot! Lahiru Kumara is welcomed into the attack with a boundary, also a good-looking one. It is full, on off. Zadran stands still and drives it through the line. It beats the bowler and races away to the long off fence.

Lahiru Kumara comes into the attack now.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, On a length, on fourth stump. Zadran gets a thick inside edge. The ball rolls past the stumps and goes towards fine leg. One taken. Sri Lankan bowlers are finding it difficult to get the ball moving.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, In-swinger now, on off, much fuller. Zadran defends it out. 

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, On middle and leg, blocked out.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, ! Incredible shot. It is much fuller, on off. Zadran shuffles and flicks it through the gap at mid on. The ball races away to the fence.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, A stifled appeal for lbw! It is a length ball, pitching outside off and jagging back in. Zadran gets pinged on his thigh pads. The fielders behind the batter were more interested than the bowler here.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, On off, blocked out.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, ! Rahmanullah Gurbaz though continues on his merry way. It is tossed up, outside off. Rahmanullah Gurbaz slogs it over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Quicker and full, on leg. Gurbaz blocks it to short mid-wicket. A good over for Afghanistan, 8 runs come off it.

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, Ibrahim Zadran finally gets off the mark. It is tossed up, on middle and leg. Zadran works it to long on for a single this time.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Fuller, on middle and leg. Gurbaz eases it to long on for a single.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Pushed through quicker on a shorter length, Gurbaz tucks it to the leg side.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Fuller, on off, skidding on. Gurbaz gets it to the off side off the outer half.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, A maiden over by Kasun Rajitha. It is full and on off. Zadran offers full face of the bat to deal with the same. An exceptional over comes to an end.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, Make that 5! Ibrahim Zadran is yet to get of the mark. Much fuller, attacking the stumps. Zadran strokes it towards mid off.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, Fuller, angling down leg. Zadran hangs back and nudges it to mid-wicket. Four dots on the trot as well.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, Good length, outside off. Zadran blocks it out solidly.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, An in-swinging delivery, full and on middle. Zadran plays the on-drive this time. It is hit with perfection, although the fielder at mid on rushes to his left and makes a sharp stop. 

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, Kasun Rajitha drags his length back, outside off, shaping further away. Zadran has no shot to offer here.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Slower through the air, full and on off. Gurbaz eases it back to the bowler. A tidy start for Maheesh Theekshana.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, On midddle, clipped to mid-wicket.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, ! Rahmanullah Gurbaz gets the first boundary of the innings. It is tossed up, on off. Rahmanullah Gurbaz gets under it and lofts it over mid off. The ball has enough legs to reach the fence.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Loops it up, on off. Gurbaz blocks it back to Maheesh Theekshana on the front foot.

We will see some spin now as Maheesh Theekshana is ready to share the attack.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Much fuller, on off. Gurbaz gets it back to the bowler off the inner half.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Pushed through around off, turning in. Gurbaz blocks it back to the bowler.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, On a length, around off. Zadran blocks it out watchfully. A soild start by Kasun Rajitha with the new ball.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, Length, on off, pushed to covers.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, Kasun Rajitha appeals and the umpire raises his finger in a flash. Ibrahim Zadran has a word with his partner and takes the review for lbw. Coming to the delivery, it is a full one, coming in from outside off. Zadran tries to block it out but gets beaten on the inside edge. The ball goes onto struck him on his pads. Sri Lanka started celebrating as the umpire agrees. Although, it has to be cut short as the review confirms that there is a spike as the ball

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Goes much fuller this time, on middle and leg. Rahmanullah Gurbaz stays back and nudges it towards mid-wicket. Afghanistan and Rahmanullah Gurbaz are off the mark with a single here.

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Kasun Rajitha goes short yet again, but this time wide of off. Rahmanullah Gurbaz covers his stumps and shoulders his arms at it.

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Fraction short to start with. Angling into the batter. Gurbaz stays back and flicks it to square leg.

Well, the sun is shining in all its glory. Hopefully, the rain forecast turns out to be wrong and we get an uninterrupted match. The umpires are making their way out. Sri Lanka players are seen to be in a huddle before they spread out to their fielding position. Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran are already at the crease and ready to get going. Kasun Rajitha to start proceedings with the ball. Let's play...

Pitch report - Tino Mawoyo is near the deck. There is a bit of a breeze blowing across the stadium. Mawoyo says that it is the same pitch that was used in the first game. The batting conditions are really good but during the second innings Sri Lanka need to be aware of the furious ball movement. 

Hashmatullah Shahidi, the skipper of Afghanistan is in for a chat. He says that they will bat first. Adds the pitch is same and that's why they want to bat first. Mentions they are going with the same side. Adds they had a lot of positive to take back.

Dasun Shanaka, the captain of Sri Lanka says they would've loved to bat first as well. Informs they are still in the same phase and they need to execute their plans. Mentions that even they stick with their same squad.

Sri Lanka (Unchanged playing XI) - Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (WK), Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (C), Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara and Kasun Rajitha.

Afghanistan (Unchanged playing XI) - Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Hashmatullah Shahidi (C), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rahmat Shah, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi and Yamin Ahmadzai.

TOSS - The coin goes up and lands in favour of Afghanistan. They will BAT first.

Right then. The chase is set to begin.

We are back for the chase!

UPDATE - 6.37 pm IST (1.07 pm GMT) - There was a slight drizzle at the end of first innings and the covers are on. The start of the run chase has been delayed due to wet outfield, but it should not be a long wait. Stay tuned for more updates.

Lahiru Kumara to Yamin Ahmadzai, ! TAKEN! Afghanistan have been bowled out here! Lahiru Kumara bowls the slower delievery, on a length and on off, Yamin Ahmadzai is early through his drive and ends up chipping it towards covers where Charith Asalanka takes a brilliant catch diving forward. So, the target for Sri Lanka will be 229 to level the series.

... The Run Chase ...

Right then. The onus now lies on the Sri Lanka batters to chase this target down and level the series. Although the pitch is slow and the hosts need to be very careful of the Afghan spin attack. We are in for an entertaining finish to the game. Do join us for the chase shortly. 

A solid bowling performance from the host! Sri Lanka were put on the backfoot right at the start when they were unable to break the second-wicket stand. Then when the spinners put a lid over the scoring rate in the middle over the batters started to struggle. Dhananjaya de Silva and Maheesh Theekshana pounced on the opportunity and got rid of both the set batter in quick succession. Later, the bowlers continued to chip wickets at regular intervals. Kasun Rajitha bowled well in the death over

Afghanistan batter picked things up right where they left from. Except Zadran who could not get anywhere closer to replicate his knock of the previous game and fell quite early. Although, Gurbaz and Shah took their to settle at the crease and stitched a crucial second-wicket stand of 113 runs. Both the batters made their respective half-centuries and with the way they were going ton wasn't impossible for both of them. But the pressure of the dot balls piled up and from being 135/1 at one stage A

WOW! An incredible comeback from the hosts and undoubtedly, they are the happier side going into the break. At one stage, Afghanistan were looking pretty solid to reach near the 300-run mark, although the Sri Lankan bowlers have managed to bowl them out for 228.

Lahiru Kumara to Fazalhaq Farooqi, Back of a length and on leg, angling in, Fazalhaq Farooqi makes room and slaps it down to long on for a single.

Kasun Rajitha to Fazalhaq Farooqi, Full and outside off, Fazalhaq Farooqi slashes hard at it and gets an outside edge towards third man for a single.

Kasun Rajitha to Fazalhaq Farooqi, Short of a length and on off, Fazalhaq Farooqi sways away from it.

Kasun Rajitha to Fazalhaq Farooqi, A slower one, full and on off, Fazalhaq Farooqi swings hard, but only connects with thin air.

Kasun Rajitha to Yamin Ahmadzai, Short of a length and on off, Yamin Ahmadzai guides it towards third man for a single.

Kasun Rajitha to Mohammad Nabi, ! TAKEN! Kasun Rajitha has the last laugh! Mohammad Nabi loses his wicket trying to go for another attacking shot. Kasun Rajitha takes pace of this delivery and serves this full, on off, Mohammad Nabi goes for the same shot, but this time his bat turns in his hands as he hits the ball and it goes flat and in the air towards long off where Dhananjaya de Silva runs to his to take a good sliding catch. Afghanistan nine down now.

Yamin Ahmadzai is the last man in.

Kasun Rajitha to Mohammad Nabi, ! BOOM! Mohammad Nabi with a good hit! Kasun Rajitha serves this full and on off, in the slot as well, Mohammad Nabi stays there and smashes it through the line over the long off fence for a biggie.

Kasun Rajitha to Mohammad Nabi, This is full and outside off, way outside off, Mohammad Nabi fails to reach it as well. Wided.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Fazalhaq Farooqi, Flighted and around off, Fazalhaq Farooqi moves back and defends it to the off side.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, Flatter, full and on middle, Mohammad Nabi flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, Floated, full and on middle, Mohammad Nabi goes for the big slog, but gets an inside edge towards short fine leg. Farooqi wants the single, but he is sent back.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, Short again and on middle, Mohammad Nabi pushes it towards long on again.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, Short and on middle, Mohammad Nabi slaps it down the ground towards long on, but denies the single.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, Tossed up, full and on off, Mohammad Nabi works it with the outer half towards point.

Kasun Rajitha to Fazalhaq Farooqi, Two dots to end the over! A sharp bumper, on middle Fazalhaq Farooqi ducks under it. Two wickets and just a single off it. 

Kasun Rajitha to Fazalhaq Farooqi, A dot now! A short ball, nipping in a touch from outside off. Fazalhaq Farooqi plays inside the line here.

Fazalhaq Farooqi comes in at number 10.

Kasun Rajitha to Mujeeb Ur Rahman, ! CAUGHT BEHIND! Kasun Rajitha gets two in the over! He bowls this short again and on middle, Mujeeb Ur Rahman takes his eyes away from the ball and tries to pull it away, but gets a top edge towards the keeper where Kusal Mendis makes no mistake. This is turning out to be a great over for Sri Lanka.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman is the new man in.

Kasun Rajitha to Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Kasun Rajitha welcomes Mujeeb Ur Rahman with a bouncer on off, Mujeeb Ur Rahman sways away from it.

Kasun Rajitha to Rashid Khan, ! TAKEN! Rashid Khan goes now! This will surely make a difference of a few runs in the total score. Sri Lanka with a huge wicket. Kasun Rajitha bowls the slower one, full and outside off, deceives the batter well. Rashid Khan fails to read it, and reaches for it, but he is too early into the shot and the ball takes the outer edge and flies up in the air towards long off where Dhananjaya de Silva takes a nice catch. Afghanistan lose their seventh.

Kasun Rajitha to Mohammad Nabi, Full and outside off, Mohammad Nabi thumps it towards long off for a single.

Maheesh Theekshana to Mohammad Nabi, Floated and full, outside off. Nabi pushes it into covers and crosses.

Maheesh Theekshana to Mohammad Nabi, Swing and a miss! It is pushed through quicker, on fifth stump. Nabi tries to go for the booming drive through the off side but gets beaten. The keeper gathers the ball and takes off the bails in a flash. The square leg umpire takes it upstairs. The replays later confirms that the back leg is grounded and the big screen shows NOT .

Maheesh Theekshana to Rashid Khan, Fuller, wide of off. Khan reaches out and drives it to sweeper cover for one.

Maheesh Theekshana to Mohammad Nabi, A single now as this is knocked down to long on.

Maheesh Theekshana to Mohammad Nabi, Overthrows and this is going to be costly for Sri Lanka. It is full, on the pads, Nabi flicks it through mid-wicket and calls for two runs. The running is better but the throw from the deep is wayward. There is no backing and it races away to the boundary on the other side.

Maheesh Theekshana (9-1-39-2) to bowl out now.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rashid Khan, Short ball, on off. Khan goes back and knocks it down to long on for a single.

Kasun Rajitha to Mohammad Nabi, An off-pace delivery this time, short and on off. Nabi pushes it to mid off.

Kasun Rajitha to Mohammad Nabi, ! Mohammad Nabi finds the gap. Top shot. A short ball, on middle and leg, at 133 clicks. Mohammad Nabi swivels and pulls it in front of square on the leg side. The fielder in the deep puts in a valiant effort but in vain.

Kasun Rajitha to Rashid Khan, Rashid Khan gets off the mark! It is a short ball, sliding down leg. Khan flicks it to deep square leg for one.

Kasun Rajitha to Rashid Khan, WIDE! A sharp bouncer going down leg. Khan ducks under it. Wide called. 

Kasun Rajitha to Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Nabi stays back to this short delivery and pulls it to deep square leg just for a single.

Kasun Rajitha to Mohammad Nabi, A slower ball, on a length, outside off. Nabi throws hi bat at it mishits it to covers.

Kasun Rajitha to Mohammad Nabi, A length ball, attacking the pads, nipping in. Nabi flicks it to mid-wicket and the fielder there it quick to run to his right and collect the ball.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rashid Khan, This one is skidding through, full and on middle. Rashid Khan gets his blade down in time to block it away. 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rashid Khan, Shorter and on leg, Khan blocks it back to the bowler.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rashid Khan, Pushed through quicker and on off. Khan drives it back to Hasaranga.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rashid Khan, It is a googly now, around off. Khan gets it back to the bowler off the inner half.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, A single now as this is pushed to mid off.

Kasun Rajitha to Mohammad Nabi, Back of a length, on middle. Nabi pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, Flatter and shorter, wide of off. Nabi hangs back and cuts it to deep point for a brace.

Kasun Rajitha to Hashmatullah Shahidi, ! RUN OUT! Direct hit by Dhananjaya Lakshan does the trick for Sri Lanka. Hashmatullah Shahidi has to depart now. It is a length ball, on off. Shahidi pushes it to extra cover with soft hands and calls for a quick single. Dhananjaya Lakshan gathers the ball and scores a direct-hit at the non-striker's end. Hashmatullah Shahidi puts in a dive but his bat stays in the air after crossing the line. Sri Lanka making inroads in this game.

Rashid Khan is the next batter in for Afghanistan.

Kasun Rajitha to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Kasun Rajitha bends his back hard and serves a short ball, outside off, it flies off the deck. Hashmatullah Shahidi stays behind and tries to play the ramp shot but misses.

Kasun Rajitha to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Kasun Rajitha dishes a full one now, on leg. Hashmatullah Shahidi clips it through mid-wicket and collects a brace.

Kasun Rajitha to Mohammad Nabi, On a good length, on off, Nabi shuffles and tucks it behind square on the leg side for a single.

Kasun Rajitha to Mohammad Nabi, Back of a length, on middle and leg. Nabi flicks it towards square leg.

Kasun Rajitha (5-2-10-0) is back on.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Tossed up, full and outside off. Hashmatullah Shahidi drives it through the gap at covers. The batters take a couple before the fielder cuts it out.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, A single now as this is worked down to long on.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, Flatter and outside off, pushed towards covers.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, On off, defended out.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, It is full, sliding down leg. Mohammad Nabi gets pinged on his pads as he fails to flick it. There is a stifled appeal and the umpire shows no interest. Dasun Shanaka thinks that the ball straightens a bit and takes the review. The UltraEdge shows no bat is involved. The Ball Tracking confirms that it is umpire's call on ball hitting the wickets. Sri Lanka do not lose a review here but Nabi still remains at the crease.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Hashmatullah Shahidi, A googly now, turning away from the left-hander. Shahidi plays it late and guides it to backward point for one.

Maheesh Theekshana to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Fires this one down the leg side, Hashmatullah Shahidi misses his flick. Wided.

Maheesh Theekshana to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Darts in a yorker, on middle, Hashmatullah Shahidi digs it back to the bowler.

Maheesh Theekshana to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Tossed up, full and on middle, Hashmatullah Shahidi reverse-sweeps it but straight to covers.

Maheesh Theekshana to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Short and outside off, Hashmatullah Shahidi cuts it towards point.

Maheesh Theekshana to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Pushed through quicker, on middle and leg, Hashmatullah Shahidi misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. There is a slight appeal for LBW, but the finger stays down.

Maheesh Theekshana to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Flatter delivery, on off, angling in sharply, Hashmatullah Shahidi blocks it to the off side.

Maheesh Theekshana to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Angles this one on the pads, Hashmatullah Shahidi tucks it through square leg for a single.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, Quicker delivery, on off, Mohammad Nabi miscues his cut and bunts it onto the ground.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, Short and outside off, Mohammad Nabi plays it towards covers.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, ! BANG! Mohammad Nabi goes big! This is flighted, full and on middle, Mohammad Nabi stays there and smoeks it over the long on fence for a biggie.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Tossed up, full and on off, Hashmatullah Shahidi works it towards long on for a run.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Flatter and outside off, Hashmatullah Shahidi decides to uses his feet, but guides it from his crease towards point at the end.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, Wanindu Hasaranga with another googly, short and on off, turning in, Mohammad Nabi reads it and forces it down to long on for a single.

Lahiru Kumara to Mohammad Nabi, Full and on off, Mohammad Nabi pushes it through cover-point for a single.

Lahiru Kumara to Mohammad Nabi, Lahiru Kumara loses his line and bowls this down the leg side, Mohammad Nabi misses his flick. Wided.

Lahiru Kumara to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Goes a touch fuller, on middle, Hashmatullah Shahidi works it through square leg for a single.

Lahiru Kumara to Hashmatullah Shahidi, This is on a good length and around off, Hashmatullah Shahidi closes the face of his bat and defends it to the leg side.

Lahiru Kumara to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Short and outside off, Hashmatullah Shahidi reaches for it and slaps it wide of sweeper cover for a brace.

Lahiru Kumara to Mohammad Nabi, On a length and on off, Mohammad Nabi slices it through backward point for a single.

Lahiru Kumara to Mohammad Nabi, ! Nice shot! Lahiru Kumara serves this full and on the pads, Mohammad Nabi stays there and clips it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Short again and on middle, Hashmatullah Shahidi knocks it towards mid-wicket.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Short and outside off, Hashmatullah Shahidi cuts it through covers for a brace.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Hashmatullah Shahidi, On off, kept out.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Hashmatullah Shahidi, This is almost on a yokrer length, on middle, Hashmatullah Shahidi swats it on the ground as the bounces takes it over the bowler, but short-mid-wicket gathers it.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Mohammad Nabi, Oh..close! A googly again, on middle, skidding through, Mohammad Nabi gets hurried but manages to push it through cover for a single and gets off the mark.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Gulbadin Naib, ! TIMBER! Wanindu Hasaranga strikes straightaway after coming back into the attack. He bowls this googly this time, on middle, turning in a bit, Gulbadin Naib goes for the slog-sweep, but is through his shot early and misses the ball completely. as it goes through and rattle the stumps. A poor shot from Naib and he throws his wicket away. Afghanistan five down now.

Mohammad Nabi is the new batter in.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Angles this one into the batter, on leg, Hashmatullah Shahidi defends it to the leg side. Dhananjaya de Silva finishes his spell with figures of 10-0-37-1.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Gulbadin Naib, Darts this one full, on middle, Gulbadin Naib drives it towards long on for a single.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Gulbadin Naib, Dhananjaya de Silva continues with the shorter length, outsdie off this time, Gulbadin Naib makes room and forces it wide of long off for a couple of runs.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Gulbadin Naib, Looped up, full and on middle, Gulbadin Naib knocks it towards short mid-wicket.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Short again and on the pads, Hashmatullah Shahidi tucks it around the corner on the leg side for a run.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Gulbadin Naib, Short and on middle, Gulbadin Naib works it through square leg for a single.

Maheesh Theekshana to Hashmatullah Shahidi, On middle, blocked out.

Maheesh Theekshana to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Floated, full and on off, Hashmatullah Shahidi drills it wide of long off for a brace.

Maheesh Theekshana to Hashmatullah Shahidi, ! A much-needed boundary for Afghanistan. A carrom delivery, much quicker, outside off. Hashmatullah Shahidi plays the reverse-sweep and gets it through the gap at backward point for a boundary.

Maheesh Theekshana to Hashmatullah Shahidi, TURN AND BOUNCE! Maheesh Theekshana bowls this slower through the air, on off, turing away sharply with extra bounce, Hashmatullah Shahidi sways his bat away from it.

Maheesh Theekshana to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Tossed up, full and on off, Hashmatullah Shahidi blocks it out.

Maheesh Theekshana to Gulbadin Naib, FLatter delivery, on off, Gulbadin Naib looks to play at it but misses and the keeper cannot gather it as well. A bye is taken.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Shorter again and on off, Hashmatullah Shahidi makes room for the cut but decides to defend it at the end. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Quicker again, bit short and on off, Hashmatullah Shahidi bunts it onto the ground to the off side.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Short and outside off, Hashmatullah Shahidi cuts it but straight to point.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, On off, kept out.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Looped up, on off, Hashmatullah Shahidi uses his feet but only manages to knock it with the inner half towards the bowler.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Gulbadin Naib, Quicker one, full and on middle, Gulbadin Naib drives it towards long on for a single.

Maheesh Theekshana to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Short and on off, Hashmatullah Shahidi tucks it towards mid-wicket.

Maheesh Theekshana to Gulbadin Naib, Tossed up and around off, Gulbadin Naib uses his feet and works it towards long off for a single.

Maheesh Theekshana to Gulbadin Naib, Maheesh Theekshana gives this one some air, on middle, Gulbadin Naib fends it down the pitch.

Maheesh Theekshana to Gulbadin Naib, On middle, blocked out.

Maheesh Theekshana to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Short and outside off, Hashmatullah Shahidi goes on his back foot and cuts it towards deep point for a single.

Maheesh Theekshana to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Floated, full and on middle, Hashmatullah Shahidi defends it on the front foot.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Gulbadin Naib, Slower through the air, on middle, turning in, Gulbadin Naib watches it through and blocks it out.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Shorter in length and outside off, Hashmatullah Shahidi cuts it through point for a run.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Darts this one down the leg, Hashmatullah Shahidi misses his flick and gets hit on the pads.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Three dots in a row! This is flighted and around off, Hashmatullah Shahidi plays it on the off side.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Looped up, full and on off, Hashmatullah Shahidi pushes it towards extra cover.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Tossed up, full and on middle, Hashmatullah Shahidi knocks it back to the bowler.

Maheesh Theekshana to Gulbadin Naib, A maiden-wicket over! This is darted on a yorker length, on off, Gulbadin Naib digs it out towards covers.

Maheesh Theekshana to Gulbadin Naib, Shortish and on off, Gulbadin Naib goes back and punches it towards extra cover.

Maheesh Theekshana to Gulbadin Naib, Flatter delivery, on middle, holds its line, Gulbadin Naib looks to flick it but gets a leading edge towards covers.

Maheesh Theekshana to Gulbadin Naib, A full toss, on middle, Gulbadin Naib strokes it straight back to the bowler.

Gulbadin Naib is the new man in.

Maheesh Theekshana to Najibullah Zadran, ! LBW! Afghanistan are losing their way here! Maheesh Theekshana gets his second wicket. He bowls this flatter and quicker around middle, Najibullah Zadran goes down and tries to paddle it away, but misses and gets hit on the hips. There is a huge appeal for LBW, but turned down. Dasun Shanaka goes for the review straightaway. The UltraEdge shows no bat involved and Ball Tracking indicates three reds. Zadran has to walk back, and the Lankan

Maheesh Theekshana to Najibullah Zadran, A bit short and on middle, Najibullah Zadran looks to play at it but gets an inside edge to the leg side.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Looped up, on off. Hashmatullah Shahidi presses forward and blocks it into the deck.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, Tosses it up, outside off. Zadran looks to go for the paddle, but it takes the outside edge and goes to short third man. They take one.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hashmatullah Shahidi now drives this full delivery to sweeper cover for one.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, DDS continues to come around the wicket. Fuller and on leg. Zadran clips it towards short fine and takes a single.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Najibullah Zadran, On middle, Zadran blocks it on his front foot.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Fuller, coming in with the arm. Shahidi sweeps it to mid-wicket and scampers across for a quick single.

Maheesh Theekshana to Najibullah Zadran, Goes very full, outside off. Zadran opens the face late and guides it to backward point. Hashmatullah Shahidi denies the single this time. A successful over by Maheesh Theekshana comes to an end.

Maheesh Theekshana to Najibullah Zadran, ! Short and punished! Najibullah Zadran gets off the mark in fine fashion. It is short, outside off. Najibullah Zadran stays back and smashes it through covers for four.

Maheesh Theekshana to Najibullah Zadran, Full and on off. Zadran flicks it to mid-wicket. Dasun Shanaka there dives to his left and makes a solid stop.

Najibullah Zadran walks out to bat now.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmat Shah, ! LBW! This looks plumb and the umpire agrees as well. Rahmat Shah though decides to take the review. Maheesh Theekshana tosses it up, full and on middle, turning into the batter a bit. Rahmat Shah gets down on one knee and tries to slog it away. He is though a touch early into his shot and the ball sneaks under his blade to ping him on the pads. Maheesh Theekshana appeals and the finger goes up. The UltraEdge confirms that no bat is involved. Late

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmat Shah, Full and on leg. Shah blocks it back to the bowler.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmat Shah, Flatter and quicker, on leg, Shah clips it to the leg side.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, ! Exceptional shot. It is tossed up, full and on middle. Hashmatullah Shahidi gets down on one knee and sweeps it through square leg for a boundary. He is making his intent clear here. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah, Slower and shorter, on off. Shah goes back, nudges it to mid-wicket and crosses.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Hashmatullah Shahidi, Loops it up, outside off. Hashmatullah Shahidi drives it down to long off for a single. He gets off the mark instantly.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, ! CAUGHT! Rahmanullah Gurbaz is very upset with himself. He trudges back to the pavilion. Dhananjaya de Silva breaks this huge partnership. The crowd has something to cheer now as well. It is full and on off. Gurbaz dances down the track with an hope to break the shackles. He though miscues his shot and it goes straight into the hands of Maheesh Theekshana at long off. Will Sri Lanka be able to crawl back into the game?

Hashmatullah Shahidi, the skipper of Afghanistan comes out to the middle now.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Good running! It is full, attacking the pads, Gurbaz clips it to deep square leg for quick two runs.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Loops it up, slower through the air, around middle. Gurbaz flicks it to the leg side.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Goes full, on off. Gurbaz drives it back to the bowler. Maheesh Theekshana gets low quickly and makes a sharp stop. He though has a shy at the non-striker's end which ends in an overthrown. The batters sneak a single.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Yet again sliding down leg. Gurbaz clips it to short mid-wicket once again.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Loops it up, on middle and leg. Gurbaz works it to short mid-wicket.

Slight Halt! Rahmanullah Gurbaz is feeling some cramps in his legs, and the physio is in to check on him. He looks fine and we are ready to continue.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmat Shah, It is full, on leg stump. Shah knocks it down to long on for a single.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmat Shah, Pushed through, on leg. Shah is not left with much room to put it away.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmat Shah, Maheesh Theekshana goes slower now and follows the batter down leg. Shah blocks it out.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah, Fuller, on middle and leg. Shah comes down the track and knocks it towards long on for an easy single.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah, On off, blocked out.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah, Looped up, full and on middle. Shah flicks it to the right of short mid-wicket. Wanindu Hasaranga does well to restrict a single here.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Yet again attacking the leg stump. Gurbaz clips it square on the leg side for another single.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah, It is tossed up, on middle and leg. Shah nurdles it to the leg side for one.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah, It is very full, Shah gets low and sweeps it from outside off towards deep mid-wicket for two runs.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmat Shah, Rahmat Shah works this full delivery towards sweeper cover. They cross for one. Shah will retain the strike. A positive over for Afghanistan.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, This is going down leg. Gurbaz hangs back and flicks it to deep square leg for just a single.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, ! Rahmanullah Gurbaz is turning on the heat here. Its been a while since the last boundary. It is tossed up, full and on off. Rahmanullah Gurbaz gets low and slogs it over mid-wicket for a maximum. The stand moves to 102. This partnership has started to take the game away from the hosts.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmat Shah, Fuller, on off. Shah plays it down to long and gets to the other side. 

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rahmanullah Gurbaz now rotates the strike as he flicks it through square leg.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmat Shah, Rahmat Shah gets the single and records his 22nd half-century in ODIs. It is full, down leg. Shah flicks it around the corner and crosses. He gets a standing ovation from the dressing room.

Maheesh Theekshana comes back into the attack. He has conceded 12 runs in his two overs.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Full, on leg, Gurbaz clips it to the leg side.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Goes short and outside off, sticks to the surface and keeps low, Rahmanullah Gurbaz miscues his shot towards short extra cover.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmat Shah, Floated, full and on middle, Rahmat Shah gets to the pitch of it and drives it down to long on for a single.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Tossed up, full and o middle, Rahmanullah Gurbaz goes down and sweeps it through square leg for a single.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, A bit short and on middle, Rahmanullah Gurbaz moves back and knocks it back to the bowler.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Quicker delivery, on middle and leg, angling in, Rahmanullah Gurbaz gets hurried a bit as the ball hits his back pad.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah, This is full and driven into covers.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah, Tossed up, on off, Shah gets it to the leg side.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah, On off, pushed to mid off.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, It is full and on off. Gurbaz blocks it on his front foot. Just a single off it.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Loops it up, outside off, Gurbaz strokes it to mid off.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Much quicker, full and on leg. Gurbaz goes back and plays it back to the bowler again.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, On off, driven back to the bowler. 

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Quicker, on middle and leg. Gurbaz works it to long on for a single.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Loops it up, on off, blocks it out.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, On off, blocked out.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah, Pushed through quicker, on off, Shah eases it to long on for one.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah, Pitched up, outside off, driven into covers.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah, No run.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmat Shah, Full and on off. Shah dances down the track and drives it down the ground. Wanindu Hasaranga kills the pace off it by his legs. So three dots on the trot to end the over.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmat Shah, Much shorter, outside off. Shah punches it through covers. 

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmat Shah, A dot now as Shah blocks it out to the off side.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Touch short, on the pads, Gurbaz flicks it past mid on and crosses for a single.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Tosses it up, around off. Gurbaz blocks it to point off the outer half.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmat Shah, A googly on off. Shah goes back and knocks it down to long on for one.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, ! FIFTY FOR GURBAZ! He has continued his form from the first game, but he will try to convert this into a big score now. This is flighted and around off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz comes down the track and smashes it over the long off fence for a biggie.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Quicker one, full and on leg, Rahmanullah Gurbaz tucks it towards short mid-wicket.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah, Shorter in length and outside off, Rahmat Shah cuts it towards deep point for a single.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Floated, full and on middle, Rahmanullah Gurbaz eases it towards long on for another run.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah, Tossed up, full and on off, Rahmat Shah works it towards long off for a run.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah, Slower through the air, short and on off, Rahmat Shah knocks it towards short mid-wicket.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, Lahiru Kumara lands this short and on middle, Rahmat Shah hooks it towards deep square leg where the fielder makes a brilliant stop diving to his right. A single is taken and that brings up the 100 for Afghanistan.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, Fuller again and on off, Rahmat Shah mistimes his drive towards mid on.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, Lahiru Kumara bowls this full and on middle and leg, angling in, Rahmat Shah misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. There is a stiffled appealf for LBW, but turned down. It was going down the leg side anyways.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Back of a length and on off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz goes back and punches it towards sweeper cover for a single.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, Good length, on the pads, Shah flicks it to fine leg for a single.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, This is full and on off, Rahmat Shah knocks it towards mid off.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Tossed up, full and on middle, Rahmanullah Gurbaz strokes it towards the bowler where Wanindu Hasaranga stops it.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmat Shah, Flatter, full and on middle, Rahmat Shah eases it towards long on for a single.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, In the air....safe! Dhananjaya de Silva gives this some air, on middle, Rahmanullah Gurbaz skips down the track and tries to go for the big shot, but gets a top edge as the ball goes high in the air. Wanindu Hasaranga from mid on calls for it, but he fails to get there and it falls safely. A single is taken and Gurbaz gets a life.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Three dots in a row! This is floated and on middle, Rahmanullah Gurbaz is again solid in his defense.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Tossed up, full and on middle, Rahmanullah Gurbaz defends it back to the bowler.

Dhananjaya de Silva to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Dhananjaya de Silva starts with a flighted delivery, full and on off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz leans on and blocks it out.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, Short of a length and on middle, angling in, Rahmat Shah defends it down the pitch.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, Good bowling! This is back of a length and on off, straightens a bit after hitting the deck, Rahmat Shah looks to play at it but gets beaten on the outside edge.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, Back of a length and on off, Rahmat Shah pushes it towards covers.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, ! A lucky boundary for Shah, and it is the second time he survives like this! Lahiru Kumara serves this a bit fuller and on off, Rahmat Shah goes for the drive, but gets an inside edge past the stumps and towards the fine leg fence for four runs.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, On a length and middle, Rahmat Shah blocsk it out.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, Overthrows! Lahiru Kumara bowls this on a good length and on off, Rahmat Shah plays it towards point. The fielder there has a shy at the bowler's end and it deflects off the stumps towards long off. The batters get two runs.

DRINKS! It has been a good start by Afghanistan. Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Rahmat Shah seem to have their eye-in and both are nearing their half-centuries. Sri Lanka know that they need to break this stand if they are to crawl back into this game. The pitch is slow and the spinners might hope to feast on it. Will the Sri Lankan spinners find a way to dismantle the Afghanistan batting order?

Dhananjaya Lakshan to Rahmat Shah, Risky single! This is on a length and on off, Rahmat Shah dabs it towards point and sets off for the run and Gurbaz responds as well. The fielder has a shy at the batter's end, but misses. It would have been close if it was a direct hit.

Dhananjaya Lakshan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Short of a length and on middle, Rahmanullah Gurbaz pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a run.

Dhananjaya Lakshan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, ! Beautiful shot! Dhananjaya Lakshan tries the slower one but bowls this a touch fuller, on off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz reads it well and stays there to loft it over mid off for a boundary.

Dhananjaya Lakshan to Rahmat Shah, Dhananjaya Lakshan lands this short and on middle, Rahmat Shah pulls it towards deep square leg for a single.

Dhananjaya Lakshan to Rahmat Shah, Full again and on middle, Rahmat Shah knocks it towards mid on.

Dhananjaya Lakshan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, This is full and around off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz drives it firmly towards sweeper cover where Maheesh Theekshana puts in an excellent dive to his left to stop it from going to the boundary. Three runs added to the total.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Wanindu Hasaranga ends the over with a googly, short and on middle, turning in, Rahmanullah Gurbaz punches it towards long on for a run.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Flighted delivery, full again and on middle, Rahmanullah Gurbaz is solid in his defense.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmat Shah, Floated, full and on middle, Rahmat Shah drives it down to long on for a single.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmat Shah, Quciker one, on off, Rahmat Shah moves back and pushes it towards point.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmat Shah, ! Back-to-back boundaries for Shah! Wanindu Hasaranga bowls the googly, on middle, turning in, Rahmat Shah uses his feet again and smashes it with the turn over mid on for four more runs.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmat Shah, ! Lovely shot! Shah uses his feet well here! This is tossed up and around middle, Rahmat Shah skips down the track and lofts it over the bowler's head for a boundary.

Dhananjaya Lakshan to Rahmat Shah, Full again and on middle, Rahmat Shah strokes it wide of mid on where the fielder dives to his right to stop it. Only a single taken.

Dhananjaya Lakshan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, This is pitched up, on middle, Rahmanullah Gurbaz drills it towards long on for a run.

Dhananjaya Lakshan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, On a length and on off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz covers the line and blocks it out.

Dhananjaya Lakshan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Dhananjaya Lakshan serves this full and on middle, angling in, Rahmanullah Gurbaz does well to get some bat on it and works it towards short fine leg.

Dhananjaya Lakshan to Rahmat Shah, Back of a length and outside off, Rahmat Shah guides it towards third man for a run.

Dhananjaya Lakshan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Full and on middle and leg, Rahmanullah Gurbaz tucks it through mid-wicket for a single.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmat Shah, A googly, on off, turning in a bit, Rahmat Shah keeps it out.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Pushed through quicker, full and on off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz drives it towards long off for a single.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, ! That is a pressure releasing shot! This is flighted, full and on off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz goes down and slog-sweeps it wide of deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Oh..that is close! Wanindu Hasaranga bowls this quicker, short and on off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz goes for the cut from close to his body, but gets an inside edge which just misses the stumps. He is getting frustrated here.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Floated, full and on middle, Rahmanullah Gurbaz drills it back to the bowler.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, BEATEN! This is tossed up, on off, turning a bit away, Rahmanullah Gurbaz tries to poke at it but gets beaten on the outside edge.

Dhananjaya Lakshan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, EDGED AND ! This is on a good length and around off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz leans on to block it, but gets a thick outisde edge towards the third man fence for a boundary.

Dhananjaya Lakshan to Rahmat Shah, Goes a bit fuller and on off, Rahmat Shah opnes the face of his bat and guides it wide of third man where Kasun Rajitha covers his ground well and dives to his left to stop it. Two runs taken!

Dhananjaya Lakshan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, This is back of a length and outside off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz punches it towards sweeper cover for a single.

Dhananjaya Lakshan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Brilliant fielding! Dhananjaya Lakshan serves this full and on middle, Rahmanullah Gurbaz drives it firmly down the pitch as Lakshan dives and stops it with his outstretched right hand.

Dhananjaya Lakshan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, On a length and on off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz defends it to the off side.

Dhananjaya Lakshan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Dhananjaya Lakshan begins with a full delivery but well outisde off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz has no intention to play at it.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmat Shah, A googly now, short and on off, Rahmat Shah guides it off the back foot towards point.

Powerplay 2! The fielding side can now have up to 4 players outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over. Also, Wanindu Hasaranga now comes into the attack for Sri Lanka.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmat Shah, Flatter, full and on leg, Rahmat Shah eases it towards long on for a run.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmat Shah, Flighted delivery, full and on off, Rahmat Shah leans on and strokes it towards covers.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmat Shah, A bit short and around middle again, Rahmat Shah moves back and pushes it to the right of the bowler as Wanindu Hasaranga collects it.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmat Shah, Floated, full and on middle, Rahmat Shah knocks it back towards the bowler.

Wanindu Hasaranga to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Wanindu Hasaranga starts with a tossed up delivery, full and on off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz drives it through extra cover for a single.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, So, 9 runs come off the over! Fuller, wide of off. Shah drives it to covers but straight to the fielder.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, ! This time Shah finds the gap really well. It is a short ball, on middle and leg. Shah pulls it through square leg for a boundary. 52 is up for Afghanistan with this boundary.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, Fraction short, around off. Shah gets it back to the bowler off the bottom half.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, Hard length, on off stump. Shah blocks it into covers.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, ! Rahmat Shah gets lucky once again. It is much full, on a length, on off. Rahmat Shah is stuck in his crease. The ball takes the inside edge, beats the stumps and races into the fine leg fence. 

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rahmanullah Gurbaz flicks it off his hips towards square leg. They cross for one.

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, Yes, he certainly can. It is a length ball, outside off. Shah shuffles and blocks it to the off side. 

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, Kasun Rajitha dishes 5 dots on the trot! A good bouncer this time, on middle. Shah sways away from the line of the delivery. Can he record his second maiden?

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, It is full, on off stump. Shah drives it out to safety.

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, Make it three! Much fuller, sliding down leg. Shah looks to flick it away but misses. He takes a blow on his pads.

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, Two dots on the trot! A slower ball, wide of off. Shah lets it be.

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, Kasun Rajitha continues to ask the right questions. It is an inswinging delivery, nice and full, on leg. Rahmat Shah blocks it out watchfully.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, ! Massive hit! Rahmanullah Gurbaz couldn't have hit it any cleaner. It is pitched up, on off. Gurbaz gets behind the line and tonks it over the bowler's head for a maximum. 12 runs off the over. Sri Lanka have some thinking to do here.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, A single now as Rahmat Shah guides this short ball towards short third man.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, Much fuller, wide outside off. Shah reaches out and drives it to point. Not in the gap though.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, Fraction short, on off, Shah defends it.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, ! Nicely played. Easy pickings for Shah. A low full toss, on leg stump. Rahmat Shah just closes the face and flicks it past mid on. The outfield is lightning fast and it races away to the fence.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, A short ball, on the body. Gurbaz uses the depth of the crease, swivels and pulls it down to fine leg for a single.

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, Incredible over! Four dots in a row to end the over. It is a length ball, outside off. Shah looks to drive it away but misses and gets beaten on the outside edge. Kasun Rajitha has his hands on his head. He cannot believe it.

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, This is good bowling! Full length, on off. Shah closes the face and defends it to mid-wicket.

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, Outside off, left alone by Shah this time.

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, Full, on middle and leg. Shah nudges it to the leg side.

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, ! EDGY! Rahmat Shah has some ladyluck on his side here. It is a full-length ball, around off. Shah strides forward and looks to drive it away through covers. The ball takes a thick outside edge and sneaks through the gap between wicket-keeper and first slip for four.

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmat Shah, Rajitha starts his fourth over with a full ball, on off stump. Shah blocks it to covers.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Good-length ball, outside off. Gurbaz punches it through cover-point on his back foot. The batters take two runs. A wicket-taking over by Kumara comes to an end. 

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Two dots in a row! A length ball, on fifth stump. Gurbaz hits it on the up but the fielder at covers dives to his right to make a great stop.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Full-length ball, outside off. Rahmanullah Gurbaz defends it out solidly.

Lahiru Kumara to Rahmat Shah, Rahmat Shah is off the mark instantly. This is too straight on the pads. Shah stays back and flicks it to deep square leg. The batters take three. This is really good running.

Rahmat Shah walks out to bat at number 3.

Lahiru Kumara to Ibrahim Zadran, ! CHOPPED ON! Lahiru Kumara has the last laugh here. Lahiru Kumara bends his back hard this time and draws the first blood. Back of a length, outside off, getting some extra bounce off the deck with some inward movement. Ibrahim Zadran tries to dab it down to third man but unfortunately only finds a thick inside edge which goes onto shatter the stumps. Ibrahim Zadran is walking back and the Sri Lankan camp is elated.

Lahiru Kumara to Ibrahim Zadran, ! Classic shot! Lahiru Kumara is welcomed into the attack with a boundary, also a good-looking one. It is full, on off. Zadran stands still and drives it through the line. It beats the bowler and races away to the long off fence.

Lahiru Kumara comes into the attack now.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, On a length, on fourth stump. Zadran gets a thick inside edge. The ball rolls past the stumps and goes towards fine leg. One taken. Sri Lankan bowlers are finding it difficult to get the ball moving.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, In-swinger now, on off, much fuller. Zadran defends it out. 

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, On middle and leg, blocked out.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, ! Incredible shot. It is much fuller, on off. Zadran shuffles and flicks it through the gap at mid on. The ball races away to the fence.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, A stifled appeal for lbw! It is a length ball, pitching outside off and jagging back in. Zadran gets pinged on his thigh pads. The fielders behind the batter were more interested than the bowler here.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, On off, blocked out.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, ! Rahmanullah Gurbaz though continues on his merry way. It is tossed up, outside off. Rahmanullah Gurbaz slogs it over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Quicker and full, on leg. Gurbaz blocks it to short mid-wicket. A good over for Afghanistan, 8 runs come off it.

Maheesh Theekshana to Ibrahim Zadran, Ibrahim Zadran finally gets off the mark. It is tossed up, on middle and leg. Zadran works it to long on for a single this time.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Fuller, on middle and leg. Gurbaz eases it to long on for a single.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Pushed through quicker on a shorter length, Gurbaz tucks it to the leg side.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Fuller, on off, skidding on. Gurbaz gets it to the off side off the outer half.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, A maiden over by Kasun Rajitha. It is full and on off. Zadran offers full face of the bat to deal with the same. An exceptional over comes to an end.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, Make that 5! Ibrahim Zadran is yet to get of the mark. Much fuller, attacking the stumps. Zadran strokes it towards mid off.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, Fuller, angling down leg. Zadran hangs back and nudges it to mid-wicket. Four dots on the trot as well.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, Good length, outside off. Zadran blocks it out solidly.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, An in-swinging delivery, full and on middle. Zadran plays the on-drive this time. It is hit with perfection, although the fielder at mid on rushes to his left and makes a sharp stop. 

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, Kasun Rajitha drags his length back, outside off, shaping further away. Zadran has no shot to offer here.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Slower through the air, full and on off. Gurbaz eases it back to the bowler. A tidy start for Maheesh Theekshana.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, On midddle, clipped to mid-wicket.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, ! Rahmanullah Gurbaz gets the first boundary of the innings. It is tossed up, on off. Rahmanullah Gurbaz gets under it and lofts it over mid off. The ball has enough legs to reach the fence.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Loops it up, on off. Gurbaz blocks it back to Maheesh Theekshana on the front foot.

We will see some spin now as Maheesh Theekshana is ready to share the attack.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Much fuller, on off. Gurbaz gets it back to the bowler off the inner half.

Maheesh Theekshana to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Pushed through around off, turning in. Gurbaz blocks it back to the bowler.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, On a length, around off. Zadran blocks it out watchfully. A soild start by Kasun Rajitha with the new ball.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, Length, on off, pushed to covers.

Kasun Rajitha to Ibrahim Zadran, Kasun Rajitha appeals and the umpire raises his finger in a flash. Ibrahim Zadran has a word with his partner and takes the review for lbw. Coming to the delivery, it is a full one, coming in from outside off. Zadran tries to block it out but gets beaten on the inside edge. The ball goes onto struck him on his pads. Sri Lanka started celebrating as the umpire agrees. Although, it has to be cut short as the review confirms that there is a spike as the ball

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Goes much fuller this time, on middle and leg. Rahmanullah Gurbaz stays back and nudges it towards mid-wicket. Afghanistan and Rahmanullah Gurbaz are off the mark with a single here.

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Kasun Rajitha goes short yet again, but this time wide of off. Rahmanullah Gurbaz covers his stumps and shoulders his arms at it.

Kasun Rajitha to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Fraction short to start with. Angling into the batter. Gurbaz stays back and flicks it to square leg.

Well, the sun is shining in all its glory. Hopefully, the rain forecast turns out to be wrong and we get an uninterrupted match. The umpires are making their way out. Sri Lanka players are seen to be in a huddle before they spread out to their fielding position. Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran are already at the crease and ready to get going. Kasun Rajitha to start proceedings with the ball. Let's play...

Pitch report - Tino Mawoyo is near the deck. There is a bit of a breeze blowing across the stadium. Mawoyo says that it is the same pitch that was used in the first game. The batting conditions are really good but during the second innings Sri Lanka need to be aware of the furious ball movement. 

Hashmatullah Shahidi, the skipper of Afghanistan is in for a chat. He says that they will bat first. Adds the pitch is same and that's why they want to bat first. Mentions they are going with the same side. Adds they had a lot of positive to take back.

Dasun Shanaka, the captain of Sri Lanka says they would've loved to bat first as well. Informs they are still in the same phase and they need to execute their plans. Mentions that even they stick with their same squad.

Sri Lanka (Unchanged playing XI) - Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (WK), Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (C), Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara and Kasun Rajitha.

Afghanistan (Unchanged playing XI) - Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Hashmatullah Shahidi (C), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rahmat Shah, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi and Yamin Ahmadzai.

TOSS - The coin goes up and lands in favour of Afghanistan. They will BAT first.

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