Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 1st ODI 2023 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 1st ODI 2023 - Afghanistan tour of Sri Lanka 3-match one-day international series of the 1st ODI match played between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota in 02nd June 2023.

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 1st ODI 2023 Highlights
An record 146-run stand between Ibrahim Zadran and Rahmat Shah © AFP via Getty Images

Ibrahim Zadran's run-a-ball 98 and Rahmat Shah's half-century sets up to Afghanistan convincing six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka, despite a Charith Asalanka's classy 91 and take a 1-0 lead in the first ODI.

Match Stats :
  • Afghanistan chased 269 was their second highest successful run-chase in One-day international and It is their first successful run-chase against Sri Lanka in ODIs.
  • Sri Lanka's 268 was their second highest score against Afghanistan in One-day internationals after their 314 at Pallekelle in the last year.
  • 99 : Charith Asalanka and Dhananjaya se Silva set up the second highest fifth-wicket partnership for Sri Lanka against Afghanistan in One-day internationals.
  • 146 : Ibrahim Zadran and Rahmat Shah set up the record second-wicket partnership for Afghanistan against Sri Lanka in One-day international, previously held by the 118-run stand between these same pair at Pallekelle in the last year and the Afghanistan's fifth highest second-wicket stand in ODIs.
  • Ibrahim Zadran's 98 was his fourth highest score for Afghanistan in One-day international and his third highest-score against Sri Lanka in ODIs.

Sri Lanka scored 268 for all-out in exact 50 overs with top scorer by Charith Asalanka cracked a 91 off 95-balls - who fell nine-run short of his century - including 12-fours.

Dhananjaya de Silva struck 51 off 59-balls including 5-fours, Pathum Nissanka scored 38 off 59-balls including 5-fours.

Debutant Dushan Hemantha - who scored 22 off 20-balls on his debut ODI match - including one-six & a four and Dasun Shanaka hit 17 off 16-balls included a boundary.

Afghanistan best bowler by Fareed Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi both took 2-wickets, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Noor Ahmad each took one-wickets.

Afghanistan chased with top scorer by Ibrahim Zadran cracked a run-a-ball 98-runs - who fell two-run short of his century.

Rahmat Shah scored 55 off 80-balls including 3-fours, Hashmatullah Shahidi hit 38 off 47-balls including 4-fours and Mohammad Nabi scored a unbeaten 27 off 28-balls including 4-fours.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Kasun Rajitha took 2-wickets, Lahiru Kumara took one-wicket and Debutant Matheesha Pathirana - who took one-wicket on his debut ODI match.

Ibrahim Zadran named Player of the match for his match-winning superb run-a-ball 98-runs including 11-fours & 2-sixes.



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