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Afghanistan in Sri Lanka, 3 ODI Series, 2023
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SL
323/6
50 Ovs
VS
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AFG
191/10
42.1 Ovs
Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 132 runs

SRI LANKA

Batsmen
RB4s6sSR
Pathum Nissanka
43566076.79
lbw b Mohammad Nabi
Dimuth Karunaratne
52627083.87
lbw b Noor Ahmad
Kusal Mendis (W)
787571104.00
c Rahmanullah Gurbaz b Fareed Ahmad
Sadeera Samarawickrama
44465095.65
b Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Charith Asalanka
6120050.00
lbw b Mohammad Nabi
Dhananjaya de Silva
292411120.83
not out
Dasun Shanaka (C)
231321176.92
c Rahmanullah Gurbaz b Fareed Ahmad
Wanindu Hasaranga
291241241.67
not out
Dushmantha Chameera
00000.00
Kasun Rajitha
00000.00
Maheesh Theekshana
00000.00
Fall Of Wickets:
1-82-(Pathum Nissanka 15.5 ov)
2-110-(Dimuth Karunaratne 22.3 ov)
5-254-(Kusal Mendis (W) 43.4 ov)
3-198-(Sadeera Samarawickrama 36.5 ov)
4-213-(Charith Asalanka 39.5 ov)
-(Dhananjaya de Silva ov)
6-288-(Dasun Shanaka (C) 47.1 ov)
-(Wanindu Hasaranga ov)
-(Dushmantha Chameera ov)
-(Kasun Rajitha ov)
-(Maheesh Theekshana ov)
Bowlers
OMRWEcon
Fazalhaq Farooqi
704406.29
Azmatullah Omarzai
504809.60
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
1003913.90
Fareed Ahmad
906126.78
Mohammad Nabi
1005225.20
Noor Ahmad
907017.78

AFGHANISTAN

Batsmen
RB4s6sSR
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (W)
2120016.67
c Kusal Mendis b Dushmantha Chameera
Ibrahim Zadran
54752272.00
c Kusal Mendis b Dhananjaya de Silva
Rahmat Shah
36423085.71
lbw b Dasun Shanaka
Hashmatullah Shahidi (C)
57626091.94
lbw b Dhananjaya de Silva
Najibullah Zadran
280025.00
c Pathum Nissanka b Dhananjaya de Silva
Mohammad Nabi
250040.00
c Kusal Mendis b Dushmantha Chameera
Azmatullah Omarzai
28314190.32
c Dasun Shanaka b Maheesh Theekshana
Noor Ahmad
370042.86
b Wanindu Hasaranga
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
02000.00
lbw b Wanindu Hasaranga
Fareed Ahmad
05000.00
b Wanindu Hasaranga
Fazalhaq Farooqi
04000.00
not out
Fall Of Wickets:
1-11-(Rahmanullah Gurbaz (W) 3.2 ov)
3-146-(Ibrahim Zadran 30.3 ov)
2-62-(Rahmat Shah 15.4 ov)
6-160-(Hashmatullah Shahidi (C) 34.1 ov)
4-157-(Najibullah Zadran 32.5 ov)
5-160-(Mohammad Nabi 33.5 ov)
10-191-(Azmatullah Omarzai 42.1 ov)
7-169-(Noor Ahmad 37.1 ov)
8-169-(Mujeeb Ur Rahman 37.3 ov)
9-191-(Fareed Ahmad 41.2 ov)
-(Fazalhaq Farooqi ov)
Bowlers
OMRWEcon
Kasun Rajitha
502605.20
Dushmantha Chameera
701822.57
Maheesh Theekshana
7.103514.88
Dasun Shanaka
402917.25
Wanindu Hasaranga
924234.67
Dhananjaya de Silva
1003933.90

Afghanistan

191/10(42.1 Overs)

... The Run Chase ...

The visitors did bowl well but failed to get wickets at regular intervals and it hit them hard. Mohammad Nabi was the pick of the bowlers for them. Azmatullah Omarzai was a bit expensive for his likes. Nonetheless, they have an excellent batting lineup which got them over the line in the first game. Can they do it again? Or will the hosts level the series? Let's find out together. Chase coming up shortly...

So, Sri Lanka ends up with 323 runs on the board. a perfect cameo from the skipper Dasun Shanaka and the star bowler Wanindu Hasaranga helps the team to post a total in excess of 300. Sri Lanka will be happy with their efforts as they brought up their A game. They started off well but lost Pathum Nissanka in the 16th over. Dimuth Karunaratne soon followed after scoring a half-century. Kusal Mendis came on and ran a havoc after then who went on to score 78 runs and helped Sri Lanka reach a g

Fareed Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, Leg bye. Fuller one on pads, Dhananjaya de Silva looks to flick but gets a deflection of his pads towards the keeper and they take a single. Sri Lanka ends up with a score of 323/6.

Fareed Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, Well directed bouncer, Dhananjaya de Silva looks to cut but misses out.

Fareed Ahmad to Wanindu Hasaranga, Fuller one following the batter, Wanindu Hasaranga shuffles a lot but manages to flick this towards the fielder at long on for a single.

Fareed Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, Fuller one on pads, Dhananjaya de Silva flicks this towards long leg for a single.

Fareed Ahmad to Wanindu Hasaranga, Yorker nailed to perfect and cramping Wanindu Hasaranga for room, he manages to push this wide toward square on the on side for a single.

Fareed Ahmad to Wanindu Hasaranga, ! Low full toss on off, Wanindu Hasaranga gets low and lofts this over the fielder on cover for a boundary.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Dhananjaya de Silva, Half-tracker banged in middle, Dhananjaya de Silva pulls this over towards the deep mid-wicket region for a couple of runs.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Wanindu Hasaranga, Fuller one on off, Wanindu Hasaranga chips this over the extra cover fielder for a couple but an overthrow earns them and extra run so 3 runs taken.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Wanindu Hasaranga, ! Overpitched into the hitting arc of Wanindu Hasaranga, he leans down and lofts this over the mid off fielder for a boundary. 

Azmatullah Omarzai to Wanindu Hasaranga, Fuller one on off, Wanindu Hasaranga drives this straight to the fielder at mid off for no run.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Wanindu Hasaranga, ! On a  length outside off, Wanindu Hasaranga smashes this over the fielder at cover for a boundary. Poor delivery looking at the field with mid off inside the circle.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Wanindu Hasaranga, Wide! Back of the hand attempted slower delivery goes way too wide down leg. 

Azmatullah Omarzai to Wanindu Hasaranga, ! 300 comes up with a biggie here. Fuller one in the slot on pads, Wanindu Hasaranga clears up his front log an slogs this over the cow corner for a maximum.

Fareed Ahmad to Wanindu Hasaranga, Fuller delivery following the batter to his leg, Wanindu Hasaranga manages to push this toward the long on fielder for a single.

Fareed Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, Cross-seamed delivery banged in short, Dhananjaya de Silva leans back and cuts this towards the third man fielder for a single. Noor Ahmad stumbles a bit but gathers it in the end.

Fareed Ahmad to Wanindu Hasaranga, Short and wide of off, Wanindu Hasaranga cuts this towards backward point for a single.

Fareed Ahmad to Wanindu Hasaranga, ! Back of a length on top of middle, Wanindu Hasaranga plays this late and cuts this through the point region for a boundary. 

Fareed Ahmad to Wanindu Hasaranga, Full toss in middle, Wanindu Hasaranga drills this back towards the bowler.

Fareed Ahmad to Dasun Shanaka, ! EDGED AND GONE. On a length cramping Dasun Shanaka for room, he bends back a bit and looks to guide this towards third man region but ends up loving it straight in the ars of Rahmanullah Gurbaz. A good cameo comes to an end.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Dasun Shanaka, On a length around middle, Dasun Shanaka tucks this toward the deep mid-wicket fielder and takes a single.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Dasun Shanaka, Fuller outside off, Dasun Shanaka drills this towards the fielder at sweeper cover again and they take a single but a waivered throw this time allows them the second. The umpire asks for a run-out check this time at the striker's end but the batter is safely in.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Dasun Shanaka, ! In the slot asking to be hit and Dasun Shanaka does exactly that. Dasun drills this wide of the diving mid off fielder for a boundary.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Dhananjaya de Silva, On a length around middle, Dhananjaya de Silva bottom edges this in front of the keeper and takes a single. Rahmanullah Gurbaz throws at the non-striking end and hits the stumps so the umpire has asked for a check here but the batter is safely in his crease.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Dasun Shanaka, Fuller one wide of off, Dasun Shanaka drills this towards the fielder at sweeper cover who was caught napping as they run a couple. Poor from the player in the deep but brilliant bit of running between the wickets from the hosts.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Dhananjaya de Silva, ! Fuller one wide of off, Dhananjaya de Silva opens up the face of his bat late and slices this over the fielder at point for a boundary. Perfect start to the 47th over.

Fareed Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, Short-pitched delivery towards the middle, Dhananjaya de Silva looks to pull but edges this off the toe of his bat towards the off side for a single.

Fareed Ahmad to Dasun Shanaka, On a length around off, Dasun Shanaka pushes this to point for a single.

Fareed Ahmad to Dasun Shanaka, Short-pitched delivery body bound, Dasun Shanaka ducks down of this one.

Fareed Ahmad to Dasun Shanaka, ! Short-pitched delivery wide of off, Dasun Shanaka plays this up and over towards the third man region for a boundary. He means business today.

Fareed Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, Bye. On a length following the batter, Dhananjaya de Silva looks to pull but misses out and Rahmanullah Gurbaz fails to connect too so they take a single.

Fareed Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, Full toss on pads, Dhananjaya de Silva flicks this towards the deep square leg fielder and takes a couple. A great throw from the deep and Gurbaz removes the bails but the batter was quick and he is safely home. 

Noor Ahmad to Dasun Shanaka, On a length around off, Dasun Shanaka pushes this towards the off side for a single.

Noor Ahmad to Dasun Shanaka, ! Massive hit for a maximum. Fuller one on off, Dasun Shanaka clears up his front leg and smashes this over the fence for a maximum straight down the ground.

Noor Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, Fuller one on off, Dhananjaya de Silva drills this straight down the ground for a single.

Noor Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, Full and wide outside off, Dhananjaya de Silva cuts this to point for no run.

Noor Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, Fuller one outside off, Dhananjaya de Silva pushes this towards sweeper cover for a single.

Noor Ahmad to Dasun Shanaka, Tossed up on pads, Dasun Shanaka pushes this towards the deep mid-wicket region for a single.

Fareed Ahmad to Dasun Shanaka, Fuller one wide of off, Dasun Shanaka drives this towards the off side for a single.

Fareed Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, ! EDGED AND GONE. Fuller one outside off, Kusal Mendis looks to drive but edges this into the gloves of Rahmanullah Gurbaz. A brilliant catch ends the innings of Kusal Mendis.

Fareed Ahmad to Dasun Shanaka, On a length wide of off, Dasun Shanaka leaves this for the keeper to collect.

Fareed Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, ! A poor delivery has been treated the way it should have been by Kusal Mendis. Back of a length around the pads, Kusal Mendis slaps this behind the wicket for a boundary towards the fine leg fielder.

Fareed Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, Good length delivery outside off, Dhananjaya de Silva pushes this towards the sweeper cover for a single.

Fareed Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, On a length around the waist, Kusal Mendis scoops this towards the short fine leg fielder for a single.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, ! Dropped in the deep and the ball lands over the fence for a maximum. Fuller one on pads, Kusal Mendis leans down and sweeps this toward the long leg fielder. The ball was straight towards Fazalhaq Farooqi but he makes a mess of it and drops this over the fence for a maximum. A costly drop for the visitors.

Noor Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, TOssed up on off, Dhananjaya de Silva drills this towards sweeper cover for a couple of runs.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Fuller one in middle, Kusal Mendis pushes this towards the long on fielder for a single.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Wide! Fuller one way too wide of off, Kusal Mendis leaves this as this is called a wide by the umpire.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, ! Lucky boundary for Kusal Mendis. Wrong one pitching on leg and turning away from the batter, Kusal Mendis makes room and opens up the face of his bat towards the third man region for a boundary.

Noor Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, Fuller on on off, Dhananjaya de Silva manages to rotate the strike with a single.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Tossed up on off, Kusal Mendis nudges this towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

Fareed Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Leg bye. On a length around pads, Kusal Mendis looks to flick but misses out as the ball clips his pads and they take a single.

Fareed Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, Back of a length on off, Dhananjaya de Silva pushes this towards long on for a single.

Fareed Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, Short and wide of off, Dhananjaya de Silva drives this toward sweeper cover for a couple. Brilliant running between the wickets.

Fareed Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, ! First maximum of the game. Overpitched outside off, Dhananjaya de Silva strides forward and lofts this over the cover fielder all the way for a maximum. This is one beautiful stroke for a maximum.

Fareed Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, Good length delivery on pads, Dhananjaya de Silva tucks this towards short mid wicket fielder.

Fareed Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Fuller one on off, Kusal Mendis drills this to long on for a single.

Noor Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, Fuller one on off, Dhananjaya de Silva looks to play across the line but edges this toward the short cover fielder for no run.

Noor Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, Fuller one outside off, Dhananjaya de Silva looks to poke but decides to leave at the end.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Fuller one around middle, Kusal Mendis drills this down the track for a single.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Wide! Fuller one wide down leg, Kusal Mendis looks to sweep but misses out.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Fuller one on off, Kusal Mendis drives this but finds the fielder at cover for no run.

Noor Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, Fuller one on off, Dhananjaya de Silva drives this to rotate the strike.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, ! Short in length on off, Kusal Mendis hops onto his back foot and pulls this towards the deep mid-wicket region for a boundary.

End of Powerplay 2. Now five fielders are allowed outside the 30-yard circle.

Mohammad Nabi to Dhananjaya de Silva, Full and on off, Dhananjaya de Silva eases it to mid on for one.

Dhananjaya de Silva walks in next.

Mohammad Nabi to Charith Asalanka, ! PLUMB! Bowls it on off and middle, and it skids through, Charith Asalanka looks to flick it but misses as the ball hits his pads. A loud appeal and the finger goes up immediately. Sri Lanka lose their fourth!

Mohammad Nabi to Charith Asalanka, Bowls it on off, Asalanka slog sweeps it towards deep mid-wicket for a brace.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, A single as this is worked towards mid-wicket.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Slower one, on middle, Mendis punches it to mid on.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Short and on off, Mendis pulls it to deep square leg for a brace.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kusal Mendis, Full and on off, Mendis flicks it to mid on for one.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kusal Mendis, On middle, blocked out.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Charith Asalanka, Lands it on middle, Asalanka taps it to mid on.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Charith Asalanka, Full and on off, this is played towards mid on.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Charith Asalanka, Another dot ball as this is guided towards backward point.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Charith Asalanka, BYES! Quicker one, just outside off, Asalanka looks to play at it but gets beaten. The keeper fails to collect it as it races away.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Bowls it on off, Mendis flicks it to mid-wicket for one.

Mohammad Nabi to Charith Asalanka, Too full and on off, Asalanka knocks it to long off for one more.

Mohammad Nabi to Charith Asalanka, Too full and on middle, Charith Asalanka knocks it to long off for one.

Mohammad Nabi to Charith Asalanka, Another dot as this is played towards square leg.

Mohammad Nabi to Charith Asalanka, On middle, defended out.

Mohammad Nabi to Charith Asalanka, Bowls it on middle, Charith Asalanka flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Charith Asalanka, Slightly shorter one, on middle, Charith Asalanka tucks it to mid-wicket for one.

Charith Asalanka walks in.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Sadeera Samarawickrama, ! CHOPPED ON! Quicker one on middle and leg, it skids through, Sadeera Samarawickrama looks to pull it but gets a bottom edge as the ball hits the stumps. Sadeera Samarawickrama walks back after a fine knock.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kusal Mendis, Fifty up for Kusal Mendis! Tossed up, on leg, Kusal Mendis flicks it to square leg for one.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Some turn and bounce, Sadeera Samarawickrama looks to flick it but miscues it to point for one.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Full and on middle and leg, Sadeera Samarawickrama flicks it to backward point for a brace. Good running!

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Bowls it on middle, this is pushed towards covers.

Mohammad Nabi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Lands it on middle, Sadeera Samarawickrama knocks it to mid on for one.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Full and on off, Kusal Mendis taps it to covers for one.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, ! Lands it down leg, Kusal Mendis gets on his knee and paddles it through fine leg for a boundary.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Another dot ball as this is defended well.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, On off, kept out.

Mohammad Nabi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Lands it on middle, this is played toward mid off.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kusal Mendis, Outside off, Kusal Mendis taps it to the cover fielder.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kusal Mendis, Full and on off, Kusal Mendis blocks it out watchfully.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Quicker one, on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama moves forward to play at it but gets rapped on his pads. A stifled appeal, but turned down.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Sadeera Samarawickrama, A single as this is played towards covers.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kusal Mendis, Bowls it on middle, Kusal Mendis eases it to covers for one.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Full and on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama pushes it to covers for one.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Too full and on middle, Kusal Mendis turns it to square leg. Dot.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, ! Errs his line and bowls it down leg, Kusal Mendis picks it well and plays a lap sweep through fine leg for a boundary.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Too full, on middle, Kusal Mendis blocks it back.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, ! Short and wide, pace off, Kusal Mendis pics it well and slaps it through covers as the ball races away from the fence.

Mohammad Nabi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Too full and on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, A single as this is played towards covers.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Full and on off, Kusal Mendis taps it to covers for one.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, ! Fine shot. Touch short and on off, Kusal Mendis picks it well and pulls it through mid-wicket as the ball races away.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Lands it on off, Kusal Mendis flicks it to mid-wicket for a brace.

Slight halt! Kusal Mendis is struggling a bit. Looks like he got a hit on his right knee. The physio is out in the middle to have a check on him. He looks fine now and we are good to go.

Noor Ahmad to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Full and on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama taps it to covers for one.

Noor Ahmad to Sadeera Samarawickrama, ! Fine shot. Errs his line and bowls it on leg, Sadeera Samarawickrama moves forward and flicks it over mid-wicket for a boundary.

Noor Ahmad to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Full and on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama eases it to mid-wicket.

Drinks! A fine, fine start from the hosts as they are 162/2 inside 32 overs of play. They will look to move up the gears and post a mammoth total on the board. Afghanistan on the other hand will look to bag some quick wickets and get the game in their control. An interesting phase awaits...

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Bowls it on middle, Sadeera Samarawickrama pulls it to backward square leg for one.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Shorter one, this is blocked towards mid-wicket.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Kusal Mendis, Full and on off, this is defended towards mid off.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Lands it on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama looks to flick it but gets an edge onto his pads. They collect a quick single.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, ! Excellent timing. Slightly shorter one, on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama cuts it through cover-point for a boundary.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, On a length and on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama taps it to mid on.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Kusal Mendis, Two more as this is again guided towards deep backward point.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Kusal Mendis, Short and on off, Kusal Mendis cuts it to deep backward point for a couple of runs.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Full and on middle, Sadeera Samarawickrama pushes it to mid off for one.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Sadeera Samarawickrama, On off, defended out.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Sadeera Samarawickrama, ! Short and on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama pulls it but gets a top edge. The ball flies from over the keeper's head for a boundary.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Kusal Mendis, Short and on off, Kusal Mendis punches it to covers for one.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Fuller one on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama drills this back towards the bowler as he ends up deflecting it of his hands towards the stumps. Kusal Mendis was safely back in his crease.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, On a length around off, Sadeera Samarawickrama looks to nudge this on the on side but gets hit on his thigh pads.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Fuller one on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama drives this straight towards short cover fielder for no run.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Short and wide of off, Sadeera Samarawickrama looks to cut but misses out. A bit of extra bounce for Fazalhaq Farooqi.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Back of a length on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama tucks this towards the short mid-wicket fielder for no run.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Kusal Mendis, Fuller one on off, Kusal Mendis pushes this towards sweeper cover for a single.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kusal Mendis, Tossed up on off, Kusal Mendis drills this towards long off for a single.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Tossed up in middle, Sadeera Samarawickrama pushes this towards long on for a single.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Quicker and flatter wide of off, Sadeera Samarawickrama looks to cut but misses out.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kusal Mendis, Fuller one on pads, Kusal Mendis sweeps this towards fine leg for a single.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kusal Mendis, Fuller one on off, Kusal Mendis pushes this towards short cover for no run.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Short of a length on pads, Sadeera Samarawickrama tucks this towards short fine leg and takes a quick single.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Sadeera Samarawickrama, On a length outside off, Sadeera Samarawickrama pushes this towards sweeper cover for a single.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Good length delivery on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama taps this towards point for no run.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Kusal Mendis, On a length outside off, Kusal Mendis punches this towards sweeper cover for a single.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Back of a length on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama punches this off his back foot towards sweeper cover for a single.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Kusal Mendis, back of a length on off, Kusal Mendis pushes this towards the off side for a single.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Kusal Mendis, Fuller one in middle, Kusal Mendis pushes this towards short mid-wicket fielder for no run.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kusal Mendis, Quicker and flatter in middle, Kusal Mendis nudges this towards deep square leg for a single.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kusal Mendis, Tossed up on off, Kusal Mendis defends this towards the short cover fielder for no run.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Sadeera Samarawickrama, On a length in middle, Sadeera Samarawickrama tucks this to long leg for a single.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Fuller one outside off, Sadeera Samarawickrama pushes this back towards the bowler for no run.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kusal Mendis, Short of a length in middle, Kusal Mendis pushes this towards square leg for a single.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kusal Mendis, Fuller one in middle, Kusal Mendis defends this well.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman comes back into the attack.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Short in length in middle, Kusal Mendis drills this towards long on for a single.

Mohammad Nabi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Quicker and flatter on leg, Sadeera Samarawickrama pushes this towards long on for a single.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Short in length on off, Kusal Mendis rolls this over towards long on for a single.

Mohammad Nabi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Leg bye. Fuller one and a bit quicker, Sadeera Samarawickrama deflects this off his pads towards the square leg region for a single.

Mohammad Nabi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Fuller one in middle, Sadeera Samarawickrama rolls it over towards deep square leg for a couple.

Mohammad Nabi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Fuller one on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama charges down the ground and edges this towards the short cover fielder for no run.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Fuller one with pace on offer outside off, Kusal Mendis gives it a good look and decides to leave.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Tossed up outside off, Kusal Mendis leaves this all alone.

Noor Ahmad to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Fuller one on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama drives this to long off for a single.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Fuller one outside off, Kusal Mendis drives this to sweeper cover for a single.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Tossed up in middle, Kusal Mendis nudges this towards deep mid-wicket region for a couple.

Noor Ahmad to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Fuller one wide of off, Sadeera Samarawickrama shuffles to his leg and pushes this towards sweeper cover for a single.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Fuller one in middle, Kusal Mendis pushes this towards the fielder at short mid-wicket for no run.

Mohammad Nabi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Fuller one in middle, Sadeera Samarawickrama rolls this over towards mid-wicket region for a single.

Mohammad Nabi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, ! Short and wide of off, Sadeera Samarawickrama hops onto his backfoot and cuts this wide of the short third man fielder for a boundary.

Mohammad Nabi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, ! Fuller one on pads, Sadeera Samarawickrama sweeps this and finds the fence at the fine leg region. Noor Ahmad misfields this and the ball jumps over the fence.

Mohammad Nabi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Fuller one on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama drills this towards the bowler for no run. Mohammad Nabi fields well with hit fancy footwork.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Tossed up on off, Kusal Mendis plays this late and slices this to short third man for a single.

Noor Ahmad to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Fuller one in middle, Sadeera Samarawickrama nudges this towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Tossed up in middle, Kusal Mendis pushes this towards the fielder at long on for a single.

Noor Ahmad to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Short in length outside off, Sadeera Samarawickrama looks to cut but misses out.

Noor Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, ! Trapped in front of the wickets and gone. Quicker and flatter turning in towards the batter, Dimuth Karunaratne hops onto his back foot to roll it over towards the on side but gets beaten by the pace on it and the ball has hit him on his front pad. Loud appeal by the fielding unit and the umpire raises his finger. Dimuth Karunaratne takes a long walk back after a good half-century.

Noor Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, Wide! Fuller one going down leg, Dimuth Karunaratne looks to flick but misses out.

Noor Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, ! Short and closer to the off-stump line, Dimuth Karunaratne plays this very late and threads this wide of the diving short third man fielder for a boundary. Half-century for the experienced batter.

Noor Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, Tossed up outside off, Dimuth Karunaratne drives this towards the extra cover fielder for no run.

Mohammad Nabi to Dimuth Karunaratne, Length dragged back a bit, Dimuth Karunaratne punches this to sweeper cover for a single.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Fuller one in middle, Kusal Mendis drills this wide of the sort mid-wicket fielder for a single.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Leg-break on off, Kusal Mendis slices this towards the fielder at point for no run.

Mohammad Nabi to Dimuth Karunaratne, Tossed up on off, Dimuth Karunaratne drives this to the fielder at short long off for a single.

Mohammad Nabi to Dimuth Karunaratne, Fuller and a bit quicker, Dimuth Karunaratne pushes this straight to the fielder at point for no run.

Mohammad Nabi to Dimuth Karunaratne, Tossed up wide of off, Dimuth Karunaratne cuts this to the fielder at point.

Noor Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, Wide! Fuller one down leg, Dimuth Karunaratne looks to flick but misses out.

Noor Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, Fuller one in middle, Dimuth Karunaratne rolls this over towards long on for a single.

Noor Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, ! Short in length on pads, Dimuth Karunaratne picks it up and smashes this past the short fine leg fielder for a boundary.

Noor Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, Fuller one in middle, Dimuth Karunaratne pushs this back towards the bowler for no run.

Noor Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, On off, blocked out.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Lands it outside off, Kusal Mendis cuts it to point for one.

Noor Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, A single as this is played towards covers.

Mohammad Nabi to Dimuth Karunaratne, Some turn and bounce, pace off, Dimuth Karunaratne plays it uppishly towards the left of bowler who makes a diving attempt but just misses it. That was close!

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Lands it on off, Kusal Mendis taps it to the man at covers.

Mohammad Nabi to Dimuth Karunaratne, Fuller and on off, Dimuth Karunaratne covers his line and blocks it away.

Mohammad Nabi to Dimuth Karunaratne, Bowls it outside off, Dimuth Karunaratne slaps it to deep covers for a brace.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Full and on off, Kusal Mendis eases it to mid on for one.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Short and on middle, Kusal Mendis eases it to mid on.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Full and on off, Kusal Mendis taps it to point and calls for a quick single. The fielder does well and throws it to the bowler who whips the bails off. The replay shows that Dimuth Karunaratne was just in. Close!

Noor Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, Fuller and outside off, Dimuth Karunaratne looks to play at it but misses. The keeper misses it as well and the batters cross.

Noor Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, Quicker one, on off, Dimuth Karunaratne looks to block it but gets his pads. A loud appeal but the finger stays down. Afghanistan decides to go upstairs again. The replay shows that the impact was outside off and the onfield decision stands NOT !

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Full and on off, Kusal Mendis pushes it to overs for one.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Lands it on middle, Kusal Mendis blocks it away.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Quicker one, outside off, Kusal Mendis looks to slap it but gets beaten. 

Mohammad Nabi to Dimuth Karunaratne, Lands it on leg, this is played towards the cover fielder.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Shorter and on off, Kusal Mendis punches it to covers for one.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Outside off, Kusal Mendis blocks it out.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Another one on middle, Kusal Mendis eases it back.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Straight on the pads, Kusal Mendis covers his line and blocks it away.

Mohammad Nabi to Dimuth Karunaratne, Full and on off, Dimuth Karunaratne defends it away.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Quicker one, on off, Kusal Mendis blocks it away.

Noor Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, Lands it outside off, Dimuth Karunaratne drives it to covers for one.

Noor Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, On middle, this is defended towards covers.

Noor Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, On off, kept out.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Fuller one, on middle, Kusal Mendis pushes it to covers for one.

Noor Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, Full and on off, Dimuth Karunaratne flicks it to square leg for one.

Spin from both ends as Noor Ahmad comes into the attack now.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Full and on off, this is defended back. A successful over from Mohammad Nabi comes to an end.

Drinks! It was a desired start from the hosts but they just lost their first wicket. They will look to build another gritty stand here and put up a mammoth total on the board. Afghanistan will look to get some quick wickets and put the hosts under pressure. Let's see how the remaining contest pans out. Kusal Mendis is the next batter in.

Mohammad Nabi to Pathum Nissanka, Full and on middle, Pathum Nissanka looks to block it but misses as it hits the pads. A loud appeal but the finger stays down. Mohammad Nabi decides to go upstairs after a long chat with Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Fair delivery and Ultra Edge shows no spike. Ball Tracking shows three reds and the onfield decision is overturned. Afghanistan gets their first.

Mohammad Nabi to Pathum Nissanka, Full and on middle, this is defended back.

Mohammad Nabi to Dimuth Karunaratne, Fuller one, this is flicked towards id on. The misfield allows the batters to cross.

Mohammad Nabi to Pathum Nissanka, Slower one, this is flicked towards mid-wicket for one.

Mohammad Nabi to Pathum Nissanka, Bowls it outside off, Pathum Nissanka looks to slap it but misses.

Mohammad Nabi comes into the attack from the first time in the game.

Fareed Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, Angles it in from outside off, Dimuth Karunaratne looks to play at it but gets an inside edge onto his pads. Dot to end with.

Fareed Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, On off, blocked out.

Fareed Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, Lands it on middle, Dimuth Karunaratne flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a brace.

Fareed Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, ! Excellent timing. Full and around leg, Dimuth Karunaratne picks it well and flicks it through mid-wicket. The fielder chases it but the ball wins the race.

Fareed Ahmad to Pathum Nissanka, Outside off again, Pathum Nissanka guides it to point for one.

Fareed Ahmad to Pathum Nissanka, Bowls it outside off, Pathum Nissanka looks to play at it but misses.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, Bowls it on middle, Nissanka taps it to mid off for one.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, Slower one on middle, this is defended back.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dimuth Karunaratne, Another single as a fuller ball is flicked towards mid-wicket.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, A single as this is played towards mid off.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dimuth Karunaratne, Lands it outside off, Karunarathe eases it to backward point for a single.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dimuth Karunaratne, Slower one, outside off, Karunarathe looks to sweep it but misses.

Fareed Ahmad to Pathum Nissanka, Full and outside off, Nissanka eases it to point.

Fareed Ahmad to Pathum Nissanka, ! Short ball, pace off. Nissanka picks it well and pulls it through mid-wicket as the ball finds the fence in a flash.

Fareed Ahmad to Pathum Nissanka, On off, defended out.

Fareed Ahmad to Pathum Nissanka, Wide! Short and on middle, Nissanka looks to pull it but misses. A stifled appeal from the keeper, but it is turned down. The umpire signals wide.

Fareed Ahmad to Pathum Nissanka, Full and on off, Nissanka drives it but finds the cover fielder.

Fareed Ahmad to Pathum Nissanka, Short and on outside off, Nissanka looks to block it but gets a bottom edge as the ball rolls towards the keeper.

Fareed Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, Short and on middle, Dimuth Karunaratne tucks it to backward square leg for one.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, ! Fine shot. Full and outside off, Pathum Nissanka makes room and slaps it through covers as the ball races away from the fence in no time.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dimuth Karunaratne, Outside off, Dimuth Karunaratne guides it to fine leg for one.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dimuth Karunaratne, Lands it on off, this is pushed to covers.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, Quicker one this time, Pathum Nissanka works it to mid-wicket for one.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, Full and on off, defended again.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, Bowls it on middle, this is defended back.

Fareed Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, On middle, this is defended towards mid on.

Fareed Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, Short ball, on middle, Dimuth Karunaratne blocks it away.

Fareed Ahmad to Pathum Nissanka, Too full, on off, Pathum Nissanka drives it to deep covers for one.

Fareed Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, Angling in from outside off, this is eased away towards point for a quick one.

Fareed Ahmad to Pathum Nissanka, Short and on off, this is punched towards the cover fielder.

Fareed Ahmad to Pathum Nissanka, Full this time, on off, Pathum Nissanka looks to slap it but miscues it to mid off for one.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dimuth Karunaratne, Fuller one in middle, Dimuth Karunaratne drills this towards long on for a couple of runs.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, Tossed up in middle, Pathum Nissanka works this towards the fielder at square leg for a single.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dimuth Karunaratne, Tossed up in middle, Dimuth Karunaratne nudges this towards the fielder at long leg for a single.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dimuth Karunaratne, Tossed up on off, Dimuth Karunaratne slices this towards the fielder at point for no run.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dimuth Karunaratne, ! Tossed up on off, Dimuth Karunaratne strides forward and pushes this wide of the mid off fielder for a beautifully struck boundary.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dimuth Karunaratne, Fuller one on off, Dimuth Karunaratne defends this right in front for no run.

Fareed Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, On a length around middle and leg, Dimuth Karunaratne tucks this wide of the fielder at mid-on for a single.

Fareed Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, Fuller one around leg, Dimuth Karunaratne tucks this straight to the fielder at short mid-wicket.

Fareed Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, Wide! Fuller one down leg, Dimuth Karunaratne looks to flick but misses out. Wide signaled by the umpire.

Fareed Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, On a length around middle, Dimuth Karunaratne looks to play across but edges this in front of short cover for no run.

Fareed Ahmad to Pathum Nissanka, Fuller one outside off, Pathum Nissanka opens his arms and lofts this from the bottom of his bat over short cover fielder for three runs.

Fareed Ahmad to Pathum Nissanka, Wide! Full and wide outside off, Pathum Nissanka leaves this as this was way too wide.

Fareed Ahmad to Pathum Nissanka, Fuller one wide of off, Pathum Nissanka drives this and finds the fielder at cover for no run.

Fareed Ahmad to Pathum Nissanka, Fuller delivery wide of off, Pathum Nissanka leaves this for the keeper to collect.

Fareed Ahmad replaces Fazalhaq Farooqi.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Pathum Nissanka, Wide! On a length drifting down leg, Pathum Nissanka looks to flick but misses out.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dimuth Karunaratne, Fuller and flatter around off, Dimuth Karunaratne looks to defend but gets beaten by the turn on this as the ball hits his back pad. Loud appeal by the bowler and the umpire turns this down. Hashmatullah Shahidi asks for a review but the ball was missing and the visitors lose a review here.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dimuth Karunaratne, Fuller one on off, Dimuth Karunaratne strides out and defends this back towards the bowler.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, Fuller one around middle, Pathum Nissanka drills this towards long on for a single.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, Wide! Quicker and flatter drifting down leg, Pathum Nissanka looks to roll it down but misses out.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, Fuller one in middle, Pathum Nissanka rolls it over towards the fielder at short mid-wicket for no run.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, Fuller one on off, Pathum Nissanka solidly defends this.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, Fuller one in middle, Pathum Nissanka defends this back towards the bowler.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Dimuth Karunaratne, Fuller one on off, Dimuth Karunaratne cuts this and finds the fielder at cover-point.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Dimuth Karunaratne, ! Poor delivery from Fazalhaq Farooqi gets the treatment it deserves as Dimuth Karunaratne smashes this away for a boundary. Half-tracker outside off, Dimuth Karunaratne drives this and threads the off side for a boundary.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Dimuth Karunaratne, Full and wide outside off, Dimuth Karunaratne pushes this towards the off side for no run.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Pathum Nissanka, Back of a length around the waist, Pathum Nissanka tucks it towards square leg and takes a quick single.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Pathum Nissanka, On a length around middle, Pathum Nissanka defends this solidly from behind.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Pathum Nissanka, ! Overpitched delivery in the slot on off, Pathum Nissanka clears his front leg and drives this, finds the gap at the off side for a boundary.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, Fuller and flatter on pads, Pathum Nissanka pushes this towards the on side for no run.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, Fuller one in the line of stumps, Pathum Nissanka pushes this towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, Short in length on middle, Pathum Nissanka pushes this towards the fielder at short mid-wicket for no run.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, Quicker and flatter going down leg, Pathum Nissanka gets hit on his pads.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dimuth Karunaratne, Fuller one around off, Dimuth Karunaratne pushes this towards long on for a single.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dimuth Karunaratne, Fuller one wide of off, Dimuth Karunaratne leaves it all alone.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman comes into the attack.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Pathum Nissanka, Fuller one on middle, Pathum Nissanka tucks it towards the square leg fielder for no run.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Pathum Nissanka, Fuller one on off, Pathum Nissanka defends this off his front foot for no run.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Dimuth Karunaratne, Good length delivery on pads, Dimuth Karunaratne rolls it over towards the short mid-wicket fielder for a single.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Dimuth Karunaratne, Fuller one on off, Dimuth Karunaratne slices this towards point for no run.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Dimuth Karunaratne, Touch fuller outside off, Dimuth Karunaratne gives it a good look and leaves it.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Dimuth Karunaratne, Fuller one outside off, Dimuth Karunaratne strides forwards and drives this towards mid off for no run.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Pathum Nissanka, ! Short and wide outside off, Pathum Nissanka punches this off his back foot and threads the gap between point and cover-point for a boundary.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Pathum Nissanka, On a length outside off, Pathum Nissanka cuts this straight towards Najibullah Zadran at point.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Pathum Nissanka, Fuller one outside off, Pathum Nissanka drills this back towards the bowler.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Pathum Nissanka, Fuller one on off, Pathum Nissanka defends this well.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Pathum Nissanka, ! Back of a length delivery on top of off, Pathum Nissanka looks to defends but gets a thickish outside edge that takes the ball away from the fielder at first slip and into the fence at the third man region.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Pathum Nissanka, Fuller one going down leg, Pathum Nissanka looks to glance this but gets hit on his pads.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Dimuth Karunaratne, ! Bread and butter stuff for Dimuth Karunaratne here. Fuller one on his pads, Dimuth Karunaratne could hit these deliveries for boundaries all day along. He rolls his wrists yet again and threads the gap on the on side for a boundary towards mid-wicket.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Dimuth Karunaratne, Back of a length around middle, Dimuth Karunaratne pushes this back towards the bowler for no run.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Dimuth Karunaratne, ! Overpitched delivery on the pads, Dimuth Karunaratne picks it up and rolls his wrists for a beautifully struck boundary towards the deep mid-wicket region.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Pathum Nissanka, Good length delivery around the pads, Pathum Nissanka rolls this over towards deep square leg region for 3 runs.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Pathum Nissanka, Full and wide outside off, Pathum Nissanka leaves this for the keeper to collect.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Pathum Nissanka, Fuller one outside off with some width on offer to open up his arms, Pathum Nissanka slashes hard at this but fails to connect.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Dimuth Karunaratne, On a length around the waist, Dimuth Karunaratne pushes this to the fielder at mid-wicket region for no run.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Dimuth Karunaratne, Good length delivery outside off, Dimuth Karunaratne leaves this all alone.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Dimuth Karunaratne, On a length outside off, Dimuth Karunaratne pushes this to the fielder at short cover.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Pathum Nissanka, On a length around middle, Pathum Nissanka nudges this in front of mid-wicket fielder for a single.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Pathum Nissanka, ! A stroke stating conviction from the bat of Pathum Nissanka. Back of a length around off, Pathum Nissanka gets into the position early and pulls this towards the vacant sqaure leg fence for a boundary.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Pathum Nissanka, Fuller delivery around off, Pathum Nissanka drives this towards mid on for no run.

Azmatullah Omarzai will bowl from the other end.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Pathum Nissanka, Good length delivery outside off, Pathum Nissanka punches this to cover-point and takes a single as the fielder fumbles a bit.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Pathum Nissanka, Fuller delivery going down leg, Pathum Nissanka looks to flick this but gets a deflection of his pads as the keeper collects it.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Pathum Nissanka, Short and wide outside off, Pathum Nissanka looks to capitalise on this but hits this straight to the fielder at cover-point.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Pathum Nissanka, Good length delivery around off-stump line, Pathum Nissanka solidly defends this back towards the bowler.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Pathum Nissanka, On a length around middle and off, Pathum Nissanka looks to poke at this but it was angling away from the batter as he gets beaten on his outside edge.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Pathum Nissanka, Back of a length on top of off, Pathum Nissanka hops on his toes and defends this well.

The players are out in the middle followed by the umpires. Pathum Nissanka and Dimuth Karunaratne are the two openers for the hosts while Fazalhaq Farooqi will bowl the first over.

Hashmatullah Shahidi (Skipper Afghanistan) says they would have bowled first here so happy with the toss. He adds that the last game was one of the best performances from the side and we are going with the same team. He also adds that they need to be a bit more attentive in the field and the bowlers need to execute plans even more so that they could keep improving.

Dasun Shanaka (Skipper Sri Lanka) says they will bat first as the pitch is the same as the other day. He adds that the main aim is to play a positive brand of cricket and the team would be looking to play with that in this game as well. He also adds that the chaos at the top is being taken care of well and Dimuth Karunaratne came back into the side after a long time so the team will back him. The team has shuffled and they have 4 changes today.

Sri Lanka (Playing XI) - Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (WK), Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama (Replaces Angelo Mathews), Dasun Shanaka (C), Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga (replaces Dushan Hemantha), Maheesh Theekshana (Replaces Lahiru Kumara), Dushmantha Chameera (replaces Matheesha Pathirana), Kasun Rajitha. 

Afghanistan (Playing XI) - Hashmatullah Shahidi (C), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Fareed Ahmad

Sri Lanka has won the toss and they have decided to bat first.

... The Run Chase ...

The visitors did bowl well but failed to get wickets at regular intervals and it hit them hard. Mohammad Nabi was the pick of the bowlers for them. Azmatullah Omarzai was a bit expensive for his likes. Nonetheless, they have an excellent batting lineup which got them over the line in the first game. Can they do it again? Or will the hosts level the series? Let's find out together. Chase coming up shortly...

So, Sri Lanka ends up with 323 runs on the board. a perfect cameo from the skipper Dasun Shanaka and the star bowler Wanindu Hasaranga helps the team to post a total in excess of 300. Sri Lanka will be happy with their efforts as they brought up their A game. They started off well but lost Pathum Nissanka in the 16th over. Dimuth Karunaratne soon followed after scoring a half-century. Kusal Mendis came on and ran a havoc after then who went on to score 78 runs and helped Sri Lanka reach a g

Fareed Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, Leg bye. Fuller one on pads, Dhananjaya de Silva looks to flick but gets a deflection of his pads towards the keeper and they take a single. Sri Lanka ends up with a score of 323/6.

Fareed Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, Well directed bouncer, Dhananjaya de Silva looks to cut but misses out.

Fareed Ahmad to Wanindu Hasaranga, Fuller one following the batter, Wanindu Hasaranga shuffles a lot but manages to flick this towards the fielder at long on for a single.

Fareed Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, Fuller one on pads, Dhananjaya de Silva flicks this towards long leg for a single.

Fareed Ahmad to Wanindu Hasaranga, Yorker nailed to perfect and cramping Wanindu Hasaranga for room, he manages to push this wide toward square on the on side for a single.

Fareed Ahmad to Wanindu Hasaranga, ! Low full toss on off, Wanindu Hasaranga gets low and lofts this over the fielder on cover for a boundary.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Dhananjaya de Silva, Half-tracker banged in middle, Dhananjaya de Silva pulls this over towards the deep mid-wicket region for a couple of runs.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Wanindu Hasaranga, Fuller one on off, Wanindu Hasaranga chips this over the extra cover fielder for a couple but an overthrow earns them and extra run so 3 runs taken.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Wanindu Hasaranga, ! Overpitched into the hitting arc of Wanindu Hasaranga, he leans down and lofts this over the mid off fielder for a boundary. 

Azmatullah Omarzai to Wanindu Hasaranga, Fuller one on off, Wanindu Hasaranga drives this straight to the fielder at mid off for no run.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Wanindu Hasaranga, ! On a  length outside off, Wanindu Hasaranga smashes this over the fielder at cover for a boundary. Poor delivery looking at the field with mid off inside the circle.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Wanindu Hasaranga, Wide! Back of the hand attempted slower delivery goes way too wide down leg. 

Azmatullah Omarzai to Wanindu Hasaranga, ! 300 comes up with a biggie here. Fuller one in the slot on pads, Wanindu Hasaranga clears up his front log an slogs this over the cow corner for a maximum.

Fareed Ahmad to Wanindu Hasaranga, Fuller delivery following the batter to his leg, Wanindu Hasaranga manages to push this toward the long on fielder for a single.

Fareed Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, Cross-seamed delivery banged in short, Dhananjaya de Silva leans back and cuts this towards the third man fielder for a single. Noor Ahmad stumbles a bit but gathers it in the end.

Fareed Ahmad to Wanindu Hasaranga, Short and wide of off, Wanindu Hasaranga cuts this towards backward point for a single.

Fareed Ahmad to Wanindu Hasaranga, ! Back of a length on top of middle, Wanindu Hasaranga plays this late and cuts this through the point region for a boundary. 

Fareed Ahmad to Wanindu Hasaranga, Full toss in middle, Wanindu Hasaranga drills this back towards the bowler.

Fareed Ahmad to Dasun Shanaka, ! EDGED AND GONE. On a length cramping Dasun Shanaka for room, he bends back a bit and looks to guide this towards third man region but ends up loving it straight in the ars of Rahmanullah Gurbaz. A good cameo comes to an end.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Dasun Shanaka, On a length around middle, Dasun Shanaka tucks this toward the deep mid-wicket fielder and takes a single.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Dasun Shanaka, Fuller outside off, Dasun Shanaka drills this towards the fielder at sweeper cover again and they take a single but a waivered throw this time allows them the second. The umpire asks for a run-out check this time at the striker's end but the batter is safely in.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Dasun Shanaka, ! In the slot asking to be hit and Dasun Shanaka does exactly that. Dasun drills this wide of the diving mid off fielder for a boundary.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Dhananjaya de Silva, On a length around middle, Dhananjaya de Silva bottom edges this in front of the keeper and takes a single. Rahmanullah Gurbaz throws at the non-striking end and hits the stumps so the umpire has asked for a check here but the batter is safely in his crease.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Dasun Shanaka, Fuller one wide of off, Dasun Shanaka drills this towards the fielder at sweeper cover who was caught napping as they run a couple. Poor from the player in the deep but brilliant bit of running between the wickets from the hosts.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Dhananjaya de Silva, ! Fuller one wide of off, Dhananjaya de Silva opens up the face of his bat late and slices this over the fielder at point for a boundary. Perfect start to the 47th over.

Fareed Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, Short-pitched delivery towards the middle, Dhananjaya de Silva looks to pull but edges this off the toe of his bat towards the off side for a single.

Fareed Ahmad to Dasun Shanaka, On a length around off, Dasun Shanaka pushes this to point for a single.

Fareed Ahmad to Dasun Shanaka, Short-pitched delivery body bound, Dasun Shanaka ducks down of this one.

Fareed Ahmad to Dasun Shanaka, ! Short-pitched delivery wide of off, Dasun Shanaka plays this up and over towards the third man region for a boundary. He means business today.

Fareed Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, Bye. On a length following the batter, Dhananjaya de Silva looks to pull but misses out and Rahmanullah Gurbaz fails to connect too so they take a single.

Fareed Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, Full toss on pads, Dhananjaya de Silva flicks this towards the deep square leg fielder and takes a couple. A great throw from the deep and Gurbaz removes the bails but the batter was quick and he is safely home. 

Noor Ahmad to Dasun Shanaka, On a length around off, Dasun Shanaka pushes this towards the off side for a single.

Noor Ahmad to Dasun Shanaka, ! Massive hit for a maximum. Fuller one on off, Dasun Shanaka clears up his front leg and smashes this over the fence for a maximum straight down the ground.

Noor Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, Fuller one on off, Dhananjaya de Silva drills this straight down the ground for a single.

Noor Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, Full and wide outside off, Dhananjaya de Silva cuts this to point for no run.

Noor Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, Fuller one outside off, Dhananjaya de Silva pushes this towards sweeper cover for a single.

Noor Ahmad to Dasun Shanaka, Tossed up on pads, Dasun Shanaka pushes this towards the deep mid-wicket region for a single.

Fareed Ahmad to Dasun Shanaka, Fuller one wide of off, Dasun Shanaka drives this towards the off side for a single.

Fareed Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, ! EDGED AND GONE. Fuller one outside off, Kusal Mendis looks to drive but edges this into the gloves of Rahmanullah Gurbaz. A brilliant catch ends the innings of Kusal Mendis.

Fareed Ahmad to Dasun Shanaka, On a length wide of off, Dasun Shanaka leaves this for the keeper to collect.

Fareed Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, ! A poor delivery has been treated the way it should have been by Kusal Mendis. Back of a length around the pads, Kusal Mendis slaps this behind the wicket for a boundary towards the fine leg fielder.

Fareed Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, Good length delivery outside off, Dhananjaya de Silva pushes this towards the sweeper cover for a single.

Fareed Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, On a length around the waist, Kusal Mendis scoops this towards the short fine leg fielder for a single.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, ! Dropped in the deep and the ball lands over the fence for a maximum. Fuller one on pads, Kusal Mendis leans down and sweeps this toward the long leg fielder. The ball was straight towards Fazalhaq Farooqi but he makes a mess of it and drops this over the fence for a maximum. A costly drop for the visitors.

Noor Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, TOssed up on off, Dhananjaya de Silva drills this towards sweeper cover for a couple of runs.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Fuller one in middle, Kusal Mendis pushes this towards the long on fielder for a single.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Wide! Fuller one way too wide of off, Kusal Mendis leaves this as this is called a wide by the umpire.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, ! Lucky boundary for Kusal Mendis. Wrong one pitching on leg and turning away from the batter, Kusal Mendis makes room and opens up the face of his bat towards the third man region for a boundary.

Noor Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, Fuller on on off, Dhananjaya de Silva manages to rotate the strike with a single.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Tossed up on off, Kusal Mendis nudges this towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

Fareed Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Leg bye. On a length around pads, Kusal Mendis looks to flick but misses out as the ball clips his pads and they take a single.

Fareed Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, Back of a length on off, Dhananjaya de Silva pushes this towards long on for a single.

Fareed Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, Short and wide of off, Dhananjaya de Silva drives this toward sweeper cover for a couple. Brilliant running between the wickets.

Fareed Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, ! First maximum of the game. Overpitched outside off, Dhananjaya de Silva strides forward and lofts this over the cover fielder all the way for a maximum. This is one beautiful stroke for a maximum.

Fareed Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, Good length delivery on pads, Dhananjaya de Silva tucks this towards short mid wicket fielder.

Fareed Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Fuller one on off, Kusal Mendis drills this to long on for a single.

Noor Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, Fuller one on off, Dhananjaya de Silva looks to play across the line but edges this toward the short cover fielder for no run.

Noor Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, Fuller one outside off, Dhananjaya de Silva looks to poke but decides to leave at the end.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Fuller one around middle, Kusal Mendis drills this down the track for a single.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Wide! Fuller one wide down leg, Kusal Mendis looks to sweep but misses out.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Fuller one on off, Kusal Mendis drives this but finds the fielder at cover for no run.

Noor Ahmad to Dhananjaya de Silva, Fuller one on off, Dhananjaya de Silva drives this to rotate the strike.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, ! Short in length on off, Kusal Mendis hops onto his back foot and pulls this towards the deep mid-wicket region for a boundary.

End of Powerplay 2. Now five fielders are allowed outside the 30-yard circle.

Mohammad Nabi to Dhananjaya de Silva, Full and on off, Dhananjaya de Silva eases it to mid on for one.

Dhananjaya de Silva walks in next.

Mohammad Nabi to Charith Asalanka, ! PLUMB! Bowls it on off and middle, and it skids through, Charith Asalanka looks to flick it but misses as the ball hits his pads. A loud appeal and the finger goes up immediately. Sri Lanka lose their fourth!

Mohammad Nabi to Charith Asalanka, Bowls it on off, Asalanka slog sweeps it towards deep mid-wicket for a brace.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, A single as this is worked towards mid-wicket.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Slower one, on middle, Mendis punches it to mid on.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Short and on off, Mendis pulls it to deep square leg for a brace.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kusal Mendis, Full and on off, Mendis flicks it to mid on for one.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kusal Mendis, On middle, blocked out.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Charith Asalanka, Lands it on middle, Asalanka taps it to mid on.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Charith Asalanka, Full and on off, this is played towards mid on.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Charith Asalanka, Another dot ball as this is guided towards backward point.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Charith Asalanka, BYES! Quicker one, just outside off, Asalanka looks to play at it but gets beaten. The keeper fails to collect it as it races away.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Bowls it on off, Mendis flicks it to mid-wicket for one.

Mohammad Nabi to Charith Asalanka, Too full and on off, Asalanka knocks it to long off for one more.

Mohammad Nabi to Charith Asalanka, Too full and on middle, Charith Asalanka knocks it to long off for one.

Mohammad Nabi to Charith Asalanka, Another dot as this is played towards square leg.

Mohammad Nabi to Charith Asalanka, On middle, defended out.

Mohammad Nabi to Charith Asalanka, Bowls it on middle, Charith Asalanka flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Charith Asalanka, Slightly shorter one, on middle, Charith Asalanka tucks it to mid-wicket for one.

Charith Asalanka walks in.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Sadeera Samarawickrama, ! CHOPPED ON! Quicker one on middle and leg, it skids through, Sadeera Samarawickrama looks to pull it but gets a bottom edge as the ball hits the stumps. Sadeera Samarawickrama walks back after a fine knock.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kusal Mendis, Fifty up for Kusal Mendis! Tossed up, on leg, Kusal Mendis flicks it to square leg for one.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Some turn and bounce, Sadeera Samarawickrama looks to flick it but miscues it to point for one.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Full and on middle and leg, Sadeera Samarawickrama flicks it to backward point for a brace. Good running!

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Bowls it on middle, this is pushed towards covers.

Mohammad Nabi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Lands it on middle, Sadeera Samarawickrama knocks it to mid on for one.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Full and on off, Kusal Mendis taps it to covers for one.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, ! Lands it down leg, Kusal Mendis gets on his knee and paddles it through fine leg for a boundary.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Another dot ball as this is defended well.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, On off, kept out.

Mohammad Nabi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Lands it on middle, this is played toward mid off.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kusal Mendis, Outside off, Kusal Mendis taps it to the cover fielder.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kusal Mendis, Full and on off, Kusal Mendis blocks it out watchfully.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Quicker one, on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama moves forward to play at it but gets rapped on his pads. A stifled appeal, but turned down.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Sadeera Samarawickrama, A single as this is played towards covers.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kusal Mendis, Bowls it on middle, Kusal Mendis eases it to covers for one.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Full and on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama pushes it to covers for one.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Too full and on middle, Kusal Mendis turns it to square leg. Dot.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, ! Errs his line and bowls it down leg, Kusal Mendis picks it well and plays a lap sweep through fine leg for a boundary.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Too full, on middle, Kusal Mendis blocks it back.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, ! Short and wide, pace off, Kusal Mendis pics it well and slaps it through covers as the ball races away from the fence.

Mohammad Nabi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Too full and on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, A single as this is played towards covers.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Full and on off, Kusal Mendis taps it to covers for one.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, ! Fine shot. Touch short and on off, Kusal Mendis picks it well and pulls it through mid-wicket as the ball races away.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Lands it on off, Kusal Mendis flicks it to mid-wicket for a brace.

Slight halt! Kusal Mendis is struggling a bit. Looks like he got a hit on his right knee. The physio is out in the middle to have a check on him. He looks fine now and we are good to go.

Noor Ahmad to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Full and on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama taps it to covers for one.

Noor Ahmad to Sadeera Samarawickrama, ! Fine shot. Errs his line and bowls it on leg, Sadeera Samarawickrama moves forward and flicks it over mid-wicket for a boundary.

Noor Ahmad to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Full and on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama eases it to mid-wicket.

Drinks! A fine, fine start from the hosts as they are 162/2 inside 32 overs of play. They will look to move up the gears and post a mammoth total on the board. Afghanistan on the other hand will look to bag some quick wickets and get the game in their control. An interesting phase awaits...

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Bowls it on middle, Sadeera Samarawickrama pulls it to backward square leg for one.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Shorter one, this is blocked towards mid-wicket.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Kusal Mendis, Full and on off, this is defended towards mid off.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Lands it on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama looks to flick it but gets an edge onto his pads. They collect a quick single.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, ! Excellent timing. Slightly shorter one, on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama cuts it through cover-point for a boundary.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, On a length and on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama taps it to mid on.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Kusal Mendis, Two more as this is again guided towards deep backward point.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Kusal Mendis, Short and on off, Kusal Mendis cuts it to deep backward point for a couple of runs.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Full and on middle, Sadeera Samarawickrama pushes it to mid off for one.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Sadeera Samarawickrama, On off, defended out.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Sadeera Samarawickrama, ! Short and on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama pulls it but gets a top edge. The ball flies from over the keeper's head for a boundary.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Kusal Mendis, Short and on off, Kusal Mendis punches it to covers for one.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Fuller one on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama drills this back towards the bowler as he ends up deflecting it of his hands towards the stumps. Kusal Mendis was safely back in his crease.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, On a length around off, Sadeera Samarawickrama looks to nudge this on the on side but gets hit on his thigh pads.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Fuller one on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama drives this straight towards short cover fielder for no run.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Short and wide of off, Sadeera Samarawickrama looks to cut but misses out. A bit of extra bounce for Fazalhaq Farooqi.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Back of a length on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama tucks this towards the short mid-wicket fielder for no run.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Kusal Mendis, Fuller one on off, Kusal Mendis pushes this towards sweeper cover for a single.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kusal Mendis, Tossed up on off, Kusal Mendis drills this towards long off for a single.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Tossed up in middle, Sadeera Samarawickrama pushes this towards long on for a single.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Quicker and flatter wide of off, Sadeera Samarawickrama looks to cut but misses out.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kusal Mendis, Fuller one on pads, Kusal Mendis sweeps this towards fine leg for a single.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kusal Mendis, Fuller one on off, Kusal Mendis pushes this towards short cover for no run.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Short of a length on pads, Sadeera Samarawickrama tucks this towards short fine leg and takes a quick single.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Sadeera Samarawickrama, On a length outside off, Sadeera Samarawickrama pushes this towards sweeper cover for a single.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Good length delivery on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama taps this towards point for no run.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Kusal Mendis, On a length outside off, Kusal Mendis punches this towards sweeper cover for a single.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Back of a length on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama punches this off his back foot towards sweeper cover for a single.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Kusal Mendis, back of a length on off, Kusal Mendis pushes this towards the off side for a single.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Kusal Mendis, Fuller one in middle, Kusal Mendis pushes this towards short mid-wicket fielder for no run.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kusal Mendis, Quicker and flatter in middle, Kusal Mendis nudges this towards deep square leg for a single.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kusal Mendis, Tossed up on off, Kusal Mendis defends this towards the short cover fielder for no run.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Sadeera Samarawickrama, On a length in middle, Sadeera Samarawickrama tucks this to long leg for a single.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Fuller one outside off, Sadeera Samarawickrama pushes this back towards the bowler for no run.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kusal Mendis, Short of a length in middle, Kusal Mendis pushes this towards square leg for a single.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Kusal Mendis, Fuller one in middle, Kusal Mendis defends this well.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman comes back into the attack.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Short in length in middle, Kusal Mendis drills this towards long on for a single.

Mohammad Nabi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Quicker and flatter on leg, Sadeera Samarawickrama pushes this towards long on for a single.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Short in length on off, Kusal Mendis rolls this over towards long on for a single.

Mohammad Nabi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Leg bye. Fuller one and a bit quicker, Sadeera Samarawickrama deflects this off his pads towards the square leg region for a single.

Mohammad Nabi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Fuller one in middle, Sadeera Samarawickrama rolls it over towards deep square leg for a couple.

Mohammad Nabi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Fuller one on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama charges down the ground and edges this towards the short cover fielder for no run.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Fuller one with pace on offer outside off, Kusal Mendis gives it a good look and decides to leave.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Tossed up outside off, Kusal Mendis leaves this all alone.

Noor Ahmad to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Fuller one on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama drives this to long off for a single.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Fuller one outside off, Kusal Mendis drives this to sweeper cover for a single.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Tossed up in middle, Kusal Mendis nudges this towards deep mid-wicket region for a couple.

Noor Ahmad to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Fuller one wide of off, Sadeera Samarawickrama shuffles to his leg and pushes this towards sweeper cover for a single.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Fuller one in middle, Kusal Mendis pushes this towards the fielder at short mid-wicket for no run.

Mohammad Nabi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Fuller one in middle, Sadeera Samarawickrama rolls this over towards mid-wicket region for a single.

Mohammad Nabi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, ! Short and wide of off, Sadeera Samarawickrama hops onto his backfoot and cuts this wide of the short third man fielder for a boundary.

Mohammad Nabi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, ! Fuller one on pads, Sadeera Samarawickrama sweeps this and finds the fence at the fine leg region. Noor Ahmad misfields this and the ball jumps over the fence.

Mohammad Nabi to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Fuller one on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama drills this towards the bowler for no run. Mohammad Nabi fields well with hit fancy footwork.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Tossed up on off, Kusal Mendis plays this late and slices this to short third man for a single.

Noor Ahmad to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Fuller one in middle, Sadeera Samarawickrama nudges this towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Tossed up in middle, Kusal Mendis pushes this towards the fielder at long on for a single.

Noor Ahmad to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Short in length outside off, Sadeera Samarawickrama looks to cut but misses out.

Noor Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, ! Trapped in front of the wickets and gone. Quicker and flatter turning in towards the batter, Dimuth Karunaratne hops onto his back foot to roll it over towards the on side but gets beaten by the pace on it and the ball has hit him on his front pad. Loud appeal by the fielding unit and the umpire raises his finger. Dimuth Karunaratne takes a long walk back after a good half-century.

Noor Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, Wide! Fuller one going down leg, Dimuth Karunaratne looks to flick but misses out.

Noor Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, ! Short and closer to the off-stump line, Dimuth Karunaratne plays this very late and threads this wide of the diving short third man fielder for a boundary. Half-century for the experienced batter.

Noor Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, Tossed up outside off, Dimuth Karunaratne drives this towards the extra cover fielder for no run.

Mohammad Nabi to Dimuth Karunaratne, Length dragged back a bit, Dimuth Karunaratne punches this to sweeper cover for a single.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Fuller one in middle, Kusal Mendis drills this wide of the sort mid-wicket fielder for a single.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Leg-break on off, Kusal Mendis slices this towards the fielder at point for no run.

Mohammad Nabi to Dimuth Karunaratne, Tossed up on off, Dimuth Karunaratne drives this to the fielder at short long off for a single.

Mohammad Nabi to Dimuth Karunaratne, Fuller and a bit quicker, Dimuth Karunaratne pushes this straight to the fielder at point for no run.

Mohammad Nabi to Dimuth Karunaratne, Tossed up wide of off, Dimuth Karunaratne cuts this to the fielder at point.

Noor Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, Wide! Fuller one down leg, Dimuth Karunaratne looks to flick but misses out.

Noor Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, Fuller one in middle, Dimuth Karunaratne rolls this over towards long on for a single.

Noor Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, ! Short in length on pads, Dimuth Karunaratne picks it up and smashes this past the short fine leg fielder for a boundary.

Noor Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, Fuller one in middle, Dimuth Karunaratne pushs this back towards the bowler for no run.

Noor Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, On off, blocked out.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Lands it outside off, Kusal Mendis cuts it to point for one.

Noor Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, A single as this is played towards covers.

Mohammad Nabi to Dimuth Karunaratne, Some turn and bounce, pace off, Dimuth Karunaratne plays it uppishly towards the left of bowler who makes a diving attempt but just misses it. That was close!

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Lands it on off, Kusal Mendis taps it to the man at covers.

Mohammad Nabi to Dimuth Karunaratne, Fuller and on off, Dimuth Karunaratne covers his line and blocks it away.

Mohammad Nabi to Dimuth Karunaratne, Bowls it outside off, Dimuth Karunaratne slaps it to deep covers for a brace.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Full and on off, Kusal Mendis eases it to mid on for one.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Short and on middle, Kusal Mendis eases it to mid on.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Full and on off, Kusal Mendis taps it to point and calls for a quick single. The fielder does well and throws it to the bowler who whips the bails off. The replay shows that Dimuth Karunaratne was just in. Close!

Noor Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, Fuller and outside off, Dimuth Karunaratne looks to play at it but misses. The keeper misses it as well and the batters cross.

Noor Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, Quicker one, on off, Dimuth Karunaratne looks to block it but gets his pads. A loud appeal but the finger stays down. Afghanistan decides to go upstairs again. The replay shows that the impact was outside off and the onfield decision stands NOT !

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Full and on off, Kusal Mendis pushes it to overs for one.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Lands it on middle, Kusal Mendis blocks it away.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Quicker one, outside off, Kusal Mendis looks to slap it but gets beaten. 

Mohammad Nabi to Dimuth Karunaratne, Lands it on leg, this is played towards the cover fielder.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Shorter and on off, Kusal Mendis punches it to covers for one.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Outside off, Kusal Mendis blocks it out.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Another one on middle, Kusal Mendis eases it back.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Straight on the pads, Kusal Mendis covers his line and blocks it away.

Mohammad Nabi to Dimuth Karunaratne, Full and on off, Dimuth Karunaratne defends it away.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Quicker one, on off, Kusal Mendis blocks it away.

Noor Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, Lands it outside off, Dimuth Karunaratne drives it to covers for one.

Noor Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, On middle, this is defended towards covers.

Noor Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, On off, kept out.

Noor Ahmad to Kusal Mendis, Fuller one, on middle, Kusal Mendis pushes it to covers for one.

Noor Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, Full and on off, Dimuth Karunaratne flicks it to square leg for one.

Spin from both ends as Noor Ahmad comes into the attack now.

Mohammad Nabi to Kusal Mendis, Full and on off, this is defended back. A successful over from Mohammad Nabi comes to an end.

Drinks! It was a desired start from the hosts but they just lost their first wicket. They will look to build another gritty stand here and put up a mammoth total on the board. Afghanistan will look to get some quick wickets and put the hosts under pressure. Let's see how the remaining contest pans out. Kusal Mendis is the next batter in.

Mohammad Nabi to Pathum Nissanka, Full and on middle, Pathum Nissanka looks to block it but misses as it hits the pads. A loud appeal but the finger stays down. Mohammad Nabi decides to go upstairs after a long chat with Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Fair delivery and Ultra Edge shows no spike. Ball Tracking shows three reds and the onfield decision is overturned. Afghanistan gets their first.

Mohammad Nabi to Pathum Nissanka, Full and on middle, this is defended back.

Mohammad Nabi to Dimuth Karunaratne, Fuller one, this is flicked towards id on. The misfield allows the batters to cross.

Mohammad Nabi to Pathum Nissanka, Slower one, this is flicked towards mid-wicket for one.

Mohammad Nabi to Pathum Nissanka, Bowls it outside off, Pathum Nissanka looks to slap it but misses.

Mohammad Nabi comes into the attack from the first time in the game.

Fareed Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, Angles it in from outside off, Dimuth Karunaratne looks to play at it but gets an inside edge onto his pads. Dot to end with.

Fareed Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, On off, blocked out.

Fareed Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, Lands it on middle, Dimuth Karunaratne flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a brace.

Fareed Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, ! Excellent timing. Full and around leg, Dimuth Karunaratne picks it well and flicks it through mid-wicket. The fielder chases it but the ball wins the race.

Fareed Ahmad to Pathum Nissanka, Outside off again, Pathum Nissanka guides it to point for one.

Fareed Ahmad to Pathum Nissanka, Bowls it outside off, Pathum Nissanka looks to play at it but misses.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, Bowls it on middle, Nissanka taps it to mid off for one.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, Slower one on middle, this is defended back.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dimuth Karunaratne, Another single as a fuller ball is flicked towards mid-wicket.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, A single as this is played towards mid off.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dimuth Karunaratne, Lands it outside off, Karunarathe eases it to backward point for a single.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dimuth Karunaratne, Slower one, outside off, Karunarathe looks to sweep it but misses.

Fareed Ahmad to Pathum Nissanka, Full and outside off, Nissanka eases it to point.

Fareed Ahmad to Pathum Nissanka, ! Short ball, pace off. Nissanka picks it well and pulls it through mid-wicket as the ball finds the fence in a flash.

Fareed Ahmad to Pathum Nissanka, On off, defended out.

Fareed Ahmad to Pathum Nissanka, Wide! Short and on middle, Nissanka looks to pull it but misses. A stifled appeal from the keeper, but it is turned down. The umpire signals wide.

Fareed Ahmad to Pathum Nissanka, Full and on off, Nissanka drives it but finds the cover fielder.

Fareed Ahmad to Pathum Nissanka, Short and on outside off, Nissanka looks to block it but gets a bottom edge as the ball rolls towards the keeper.

Fareed Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, Short and on middle, Dimuth Karunaratne tucks it to backward square leg for one.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, ! Fine shot. Full and outside off, Pathum Nissanka makes room and slaps it through covers as the ball races away from the fence in no time.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dimuth Karunaratne, Outside off, Dimuth Karunaratne guides it to fine leg for one.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dimuth Karunaratne, Lands it on off, this is pushed to covers.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, Quicker one this time, Pathum Nissanka works it to mid-wicket for one.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, Full and on off, defended again.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, Bowls it on middle, this is defended back.

Fareed Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, On middle, this is defended towards mid on.

Fareed Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, Short ball, on middle, Dimuth Karunaratne blocks it away.

Fareed Ahmad to Pathum Nissanka, Too full, on off, Pathum Nissanka drives it to deep covers for one.

Fareed Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, Angling in from outside off, this is eased away towards point for a quick one.

Fareed Ahmad to Pathum Nissanka, Short and on off, this is punched towards the cover fielder.

Fareed Ahmad to Pathum Nissanka, Full this time, on off, Pathum Nissanka looks to slap it but miscues it to mid off for one.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dimuth Karunaratne, Fuller one in middle, Dimuth Karunaratne drills this towards long on for a couple of runs.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, Tossed up in middle, Pathum Nissanka works this towards the fielder at square leg for a single.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dimuth Karunaratne, Tossed up in middle, Dimuth Karunaratne nudges this towards the fielder at long leg for a single.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dimuth Karunaratne, Tossed up on off, Dimuth Karunaratne slices this towards the fielder at point for no run.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dimuth Karunaratne, ! Tossed up on off, Dimuth Karunaratne strides forward and pushes this wide of the mid off fielder for a beautifully struck boundary.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dimuth Karunaratne, Fuller one on off, Dimuth Karunaratne defends this right in front for no run.

Fareed Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, On a length around middle and leg, Dimuth Karunaratne tucks this wide of the fielder at mid-on for a single.

Fareed Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, Fuller one around leg, Dimuth Karunaratne tucks this straight to the fielder at short mid-wicket.

Fareed Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, Wide! Fuller one down leg, Dimuth Karunaratne looks to flick but misses out. Wide signaled by the umpire.

Fareed Ahmad to Dimuth Karunaratne, On a length around middle, Dimuth Karunaratne looks to play across but edges this in front of short cover for no run.

Fareed Ahmad to Pathum Nissanka, Fuller one outside off, Pathum Nissanka opens his arms and lofts this from the bottom of his bat over short cover fielder for three runs.

Fareed Ahmad to Pathum Nissanka, Wide! Full and wide outside off, Pathum Nissanka leaves this as this was way too wide.

Fareed Ahmad to Pathum Nissanka, Fuller one wide of off, Pathum Nissanka drives this and finds the fielder at cover for no run.

Fareed Ahmad to Pathum Nissanka, Fuller delivery wide of off, Pathum Nissanka leaves this for the keeper to collect.

Fareed Ahmad replaces Fazalhaq Farooqi.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Pathum Nissanka, Wide! On a length drifting down leg, Pathum Nissanka looks to flick but misses out.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dimuth Karunaratne, Fuller and flatter around off, Dimuth Karunaratne looks to defend but gets beaten by the turn on this as the ball hits his back pad. Loud appeal by the bowler and the umpire turns this down. Hashmatullah Shahidi asks for a review but the ball was missing and the visitors lose a review here.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dimuth Karunaratne, Fuller one on off, Dimuth Karunaratne strides out and defends this back towards the bowler.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, Fuller one around middle, Pathum Nissanka drills this towards long on for a single.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, Wide! Quicker and flatter drifting down leg, Pathum Nissanka looks to roll it down but misses out.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, Fuller one in middle, Pathum Nissanka rolls it over towards the fielder at short mid-wicket for no run.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, Fuller one on off, Pathum Nissanka solidly defends this.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, Fuller one in middle, Pathum Nissanka defends this back towards the bowler.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Dimuth Karunaratne, Fuller one on off, Dimuth Karunaratne cuts this and finds the fielder at cover-point.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Dimuth Karunaratne, ! Poor delivery from Fazalhaq Farooqi gets the treatment it deserves as Dimuth Karunaratne smashes this away for a boundary. Half-tracker outside off, Dimuth Karunaratne drives this and threads the off side for a boundary.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Dimuth Karunaratne, Full and wide outside off, Dimuth Karunaratne pushes this towards the off side for no run.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Pathum Nissanka, Back of a length around the waist, Pathum Nissanka tucks it towards square leg and takes a quick single.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Pathum Nissanka, On a length around middle, Pathum Nissanka defends this solidly from behind.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Pathum Nissanka, ! Overpitched delivery in the slot on off, Pathum Nissanka clears his front leg and drives this, finds the gap at the off side for a boundary.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, Fuller and flatter on pads, Pathum Nissanka pushes this towards the on side for no run.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, Fuller one in the line of stumps, Pathum Nissanka pushes this towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, Short in length on middle, Pathum Nissanka pushes this towards the fielder at short mid-wicket for no run.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Pathum Nissanka, Quicker and flatter going down leg, Pathum Nissanka gets hit on his pads.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dimuth Karunaratne, Fuller one around off, Dimuth Karunaratne pushes this towards long on for a single.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Dimuth Karunaratne, Fuller one wide of off, Dimuth Karunaratne leaves it all alone.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman comes into the attack.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Pathum Nissanka, Fuller one on middle, Pathum Nissanka tucks it towards the square leg fielder for no run.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Pathum Nissanka, Fuller one on off, Pathum Nissanka defends this off his front foot for no run.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Dimuth Karunaratne, Good length delivery on pads, Dimuth Karunaratne rolls it over towards the short mid-wicket fielder for a single.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Dimuth Karunaratne, Fuller one on off, Dimuth Karunaratne slices this towards point for no run.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Dimuth Karunaratne, Touch fuller outside off, Dimuth Karunaratne gives it a good look and leaves it.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Dimuth Karunaratne, Fuller one outside off, Dimuth Karunaratne strides forwards and drives this towards mid off for no run.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Pathum Nissanka, ! Short and wide outside off, Pathum Nissanka punches this off his back foot and threads the gap between point and cover-point for a boundary.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Pathum Nissanka, On a length outside off, Pathum Nissanka cuts this straight towards Najibullah Zadran at point.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Pathum Nissanka, Fuller one outside off, Pathum Nissanka drills this back towards the bowler.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Pathum Nissanka, Fuller one on off, Pathum Nissanka defends this well.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Pathum Nissanka, ! Back of a length delivery on top of off, Pathum Nissanka looks to defends but gets a thickish outside edge that takes the ball away from the fielder at first slip and into the fence at the third man region.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Pathum Nissanka, Fuller one going down leg, Pathum Nissanka looks to glance this but gets hit on his pads.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Dimuth Karunaratne, ! Bread and butter stuff for Dimuth Karunaratne here. Fuller one on his pads, Dimuth Karunaratne could hit these deliveries for boundaries all day along. He rolls his wrists yet again and threads the gap on the on side for a boundary towards mid-wicket.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Dimuth Karunaratne, Back of a length around middle, Dimuth Karunaratne pushes this back towards the bowler for no run.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Dimuth Karunaratne, ! Overpitched delivery on the pads, Dimuth Karunaratne picks it up and rolls his wrists for a beautifully struck boundary towards the deep mid-wicket region.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Pathum Nissanka, Good length delivery around the pads, Pathum Nissanka rolls this over towards deep square leg region for 3 runs.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Pathum Nissanka, Full and wide outside off, Pathum Nissanka leaves this for the keeper to collect.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Pathum Nissanka, Fuller one outside off with some width on offer to open up his arms, Pathum Nissanka slashes hard at this but fails to connect.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Dimuth Karunaratne, On a length around the waist, Dimuth Karunaratne pushes this to the fielder at mid-wicket region for no run.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Dimuth Karunaratne, Good length delivery outside off, Dimuth Karunaratne leaves this all alone.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Dimuth Karunaratne, On a length outside off, Dimuth Karunaratne pushes this to the fielder at short cover.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Pathum Nissanka, On a length around middle, Pathum Nissanka nudges this in front of mid-wicket fielder for a single.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Pathum Nissanka, ! A stroke stating conviction from the bat of Pathum Nissanka. Back of a length around off, Pathum Nissanka gets into the position early and pulls this towards the vacant sqaure leg fence for a boundary.

Azmatullah Omarzai to Pathum Nissanka, Fuller delivery around off, Pathum Nissanka drives this towards mid on for no run.

Azmatullah Omarzai will bowl from the other end.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Pathum Nissanka, Good length delivery outside off, Pathum Nissanka punches this to cover-point and takes a single as the fielder fumbles a bit.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Pathum Nissanka, Fuller delivery going down leg, Pathum Nissanka looks to flick this but gets a deflection of his pads as the keeper collects it.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Pathum Nissanka, Short and wide outside off, Pathum Nissanka looks to capitalise on this but hits this straight to the fielder at cover-point.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Pathum Nissanka, Good length delivery around off-stump line, Pathum Nissanka solidly defends this back towards the bowler.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Pathum Nissanka, On a length around middle and off, Pathum Nissanka looks to poke at this but it was angling away from the batter as he gets beaten on his outside edge.

Fazalhaq Farooqi to Pathum Nissanka, Back of a length on top of off, Pathum Nissanka hops on his toes and defends this well.

The players are out in the middle followed by the umpires. Pathum Nissanka and Dimuth Karunaratne are the two openers for the hosts while Fazalhaq Farooqi will bowl the first over.

Hashmatullah Shahidi (Skipper Afghanistan) says they would have bowled first here so happy with the toss. He adds that the last game was one of the best performances from the side and we are going with the same team. He also adds that they need to be a bit more attentive in the field and the bowlers need to execute plans even more so that they could keep improving.

Dasun Shanaka (Skipper Sri Lanka) says they will bat first as the pitch is the same as the other day. He adds that the main aim is to play a positive brand of cricket and the team would be looking to play with that in this game as well. He also adds that the chaos at the top is being taken care of well and Dimuth Karunaratne came back into the side after a long time so the team will back him. The team has shuffled and they have 4 changes today.

Sri Lanka (Playing XI) - Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (WK), Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama (Replaces Angelo Mathews), Dasun Shanaka (C), Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga (replaces Dushan Hemantha), Maheesh Theekshana (Replaces Lahiru Kumara), Dushmantha Chameera (replaces Matheesha Pathirana), Kasun Rajitha. 

Afghanistan (Playing XI) - Hashmatullah Shahidi (C), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Fareed Ahmad

Sri Lanka has won the toss and they have decided to bat first.