Afghanistan pulls off a big upset by defeating Sri Lanka in the first ODI


The Afghanistan team that went on the tour of Sri Lanka has made a strong start. Afghanistan beat Sri Lanka by 60 runs in the first ODI. Afghanistan scored 294 runs for 8 wickets. In response, the Sri Lankan team got out after scoring 234 runs.

Afghanistan got off to a great start after winning the toss and opting to bat first. Ibrahim Zadran and Gurbaz added 84 runs for the first wicket. Meanwhile, Gurbaz got out after scoring 53 runs. After this Zadran and Rahmat Shah partnered. Rahmat also scored fifty. Zadran remained at the crease even after scoring a half-century. Rahmat Shah was dismissed after scoring 52 runs. Zadran was successful in scoring a century. 106 runs came from his bat. Najibullah also played an inning of 42 runs while batting for some time and took Afghanistan to a score of 294 runs for 8 wickets. Vanindu Hasaranga took 2 wickets for Sri Lanka.

Playing in reply, the Sri Lankan team got off to a poor start. Opener batsman Kusal Mendis scored 1 run. From here Sri Lanka lost a few wickets in a row. Pathum Nisanka rested on one end. He was successful in scoring a half-century. Apart from him, Hasaranga also scored runs. Nissanka scored 83 and Hasaranga scored 66 runs. All other batsmen flopped and got out one by one. Eventually the Sri Lankan team was bowled out for a total of 234 runs. Fazalhaq Farooqi took the maximum 4 wickets for Afghanistan. Gulbadin Naib also got 3 wickets. Sri Lanka was also defeated by Afghanistan in the Asia Cup.


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