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Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 1st ODI 2024 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 1st ODI 2024 - Afghanistan tour of Sri Lanka 3-match one-day international series of the 1st ODI match played between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekelle in 09th February 2024.

Pathum Nissanka became the first Sri Lankan to hit a double-century © AFP/Getty Images

Opener Pathum Nissanka's historic double-hundred, Avishka Fernando's run-a-ball 88 and Pramod Madushan's four-for helped to Sri Lanka comfortable 42-run victory over Afghanistan, despite a Azmatullah Omarzai - Mohammad Nabi's centuries and take a 1-0 lead in a high-scoring epic game of the first ODI.

Match Stats : 
  • Pathum Nissanka became the first-ever Sri Lankan batsman to score a double-century in One-day international cricket history and overall the tenth player in ODIs.
  • Pathun Nissanka hammered a 136-ball third fastest double-century in ODIs after Ishan Kishan's 126-ball double-hundred against Bangladesh at Chattogram in the last year and Glenn Maxwell's 138-ball also against Afghanistan at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai in the 2023 World Cup.
  • Pathun Nissanka plundered 210 was the highest score by an Sri Lankan batsman in One-day international cricket history, surpassing the previous record of 189 held by Sanath Jayasuriya against India at Sharjah in 2000.
  • 8 : Pathum Nissanka equalled a joint fifth most sixes hit in an innings for Sri Lanka in One-day international, jointly with Kusal Mendis and the most-sixes hit by an Sri Lankan batsman against Afghanistan in an innings in ODIs, surpassing the previous record of 4-sixes hit by Charith Asalanka at same venue in 2022.
  • Pathun Nissanka became the second player to score a double-hundred against Afghanistan in ODIs after Glenn Maxwell's unbeaten 201 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai in the 2023 World Cup.
  • Pathun Nissanka hammered a 116-ball third fastest 150 by an Sri Lankan batsman in ODIs after Sanath Jayasuriya's 95-ball 150 against England at Leeds in 2006 and 100-ball 150 against Netherlands at Amstelveen in 2006.
  • Sri Lanka's 381 was their fourth highest score in One-day international and It is their highest total against Afghanistan in ODIs, previous highest was 323 at Hambantota in the last year.
  • Sri Lanka's 381 was their second highest at their home venue in One-day international after their 398 against Kenya at Kandy in 1996 and the highest-score by any team at Pallekelle in ODIs, surpassing the previous highest was 363 by South Africa against Sri Lanka in 2018.
  • Azmatullah Omarzai's unbeaten 149 was the third highest score for Afghanistan in One-day international and the second highest-score by an Afghanistan batsman against Sri Lanka in ODIs after Ibrahim Zadran's 162 at same venue in 2022.
  • Mohammad Nabi's 136 was the fifth highest score for Afghanistan in One-day international and the third highest-score by an Afghanistan batsman against Sri Lanka in ODIs.
  • This is the fourth instance of Afghanistan's two batsmen were scores of centuries or more runs in their innings in One-day international and It is their first such instance against Sri Lanka in ODIs.
  • Afghanistan's 339 was their highest score in One-day internationals, previous highest was 338 against Ireland at Greater Noida in 2017.
  • 242 : Azmatullah Omarzai and Mohammad Nabi set up the record sixth-wicket partnership for Afghanistan in One-day international, previously held by the 164-run stand between Asghar Afgan and Samiullah Shinwari against Bangladesh at Fatullah in 2014, It is the second highest sixth-wicket partnership in ODIs, The highest is unbeaten 267-run stand between Grant Elliott and Luke Ronchi against Sri Lanka at Dunedin in 2015.
  • 242 : Azmatullah Omarzai and Mohammad Nabi set up the highest any-wicket partnership for Afghanistan against Sri Lanka in One-day international, previously held by the 154-run stand for the fourth-wicket between Ibrahim Zadran and Najibullah Zadran at same venue in 2022 and It is the Afghanistan's second highest any-wicket stand in ODIs, The highest is 256-run stand for the first-wicket between Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran against Bangladesh at Chattogram in the last year.
  • 720 : This is the highest aggregate match in Sri Lanka in One-day international, surpassing the previous record of 652 runs between Sri Lanka and Kenya in Kandy in 1996. it is the highest aggregate ODI match between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan in ODIs.
  • 182 : Pathum Nissanka and Avishka Fernando's set up the record first-wicket partnership for Sri Lanka against Afghanistan in One-day international, previously held by the 101-run stand between Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis at same venue in 2022 and the Sri Lanka's highest any-wicket stand against Afghanistan in ODIs, previously held by the 126-run stand for the fifth-wicket between Mahela Jayawardene and Angelo Mathews at Dunedin in the 2015 World Cup.
  • 120 : Pathum Nissanka and Sadeera Samarawickrama set up the record third-wicket partnership for Sri Lanka against Afghanistan in One-day international, previously held by the 88-run stand between Kusal Mendis and Sadeera Samarawickrama at Hambantota in the last year and the Sri Lanka's third highest any-wicket stand against Afghanistan in ODIs.
  • Pramod Madushan's 4 for 75 was his best bowling performance for Sri Lanka in One-day international and the fourth best-bowling-figures by an Sri Lankan bowler against Afghanistan in ODIs.


Sri Lanka scored mammoth total of 381-3 in 50 overs with top scorer by Pathum Nissanka hammered a career-best unbeaten 210 off 139-balls - which was his 1st double-hundred in ODIs.

Avishka Fernando cracked a run-a-ball 88-runs including 8-fours & 3-sixes, Sadeera Samarawickrama struck 45 off 36-balls included 4-fours & a six with strike rate of 125 and Kusal Mendis scored 16 off 31-balls with a boundary.

Afghanistan best bowler by Fareed Ahmad took 2-wickets for 79-runs in 9-overs including a maiden and Mohammad Nabi took one-wicket.

Afghanistan were 55-5 to scored 339-6 in 50 overs with top scorer by Azmatullah Omarzai hammered a career-best unbeaten 149 off 115-balls - which was his 1st ODI hundred - including 13-fours & 6-sixes with strike rate of 129.56.

Mohammad Nabi hit a career-best 136 off 130-balls - which was his 2nd ODI hundred and his first century against Sri Lanka in ODIs - including 15-fours & 3-sixes and Gulbadin Naib scored struck 16 off 7-balls included 4-fours with strike rate of 228.57.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Pramod Madushan claimed a career-best 4-wickets for 75-runs in 10-overs and Dushmantha Chameera took 2-wickets.

Pathum Nissanka named Player of the match for his record-breaking batting performance to smashed a career-best unbeaten 210-runs knocked off facing 139-balls including 20-fours & 8-sixes with strike rate of 151.07.


                   

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