After the high-scoring opening game, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan are set to clash with each other in the 2nd ODI of the ongoing series. SL vs AFG 2nd ODI is set to take place on Sunday, February 11. This time too, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan will wrestle with each other at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.
Afghanistan are known for its might in bowling. However, they registered one of the worst bowling shows in the previous SL vs AFG ODI. Sri Lanka posted a mammoth 381-3 in the 1st innings to record the highest-ever total at the stadium.
Moreover, Pathum Nissanka (210*) shattered an unbeaten double ton, smacking Afghan bowlers all over the park. Led by Kusal Mendis, Sri Lanka piled up a mountainous total against Afghanistan in the match. For Afghanistan, Fareed Ahmad scraped the most 2 wickets.
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Afghanistan batters also succumbed to pressure at the start of the chase. They lost 5 wickets for just 55 runs at the scoreboard within 9 overs. Pramod Madushan wreaked havoc with his bowling, hunting down three key top wickets.
However, Azmatullah Omarzai and Mohammad Nabi slammed 149 and 136 respectively to add 242 runs for the 6th wicket. Their batting was the only positive thing for Afghanistan in the match. However, Afghanistan ultimately ended with 339-6 on the board, losing by 42 runs.
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SL vs AFG Weather Report Live Today And Pitch Report Of Pallekele International Cricket Stadium- 2nd ODI, 2024
SL vs AFG 2nd ODI 2024 takes place on Sunday, February 11. Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Sri Lanka is the venue of the encounter. The match starts at 2:30 PM IST.
SL vs AFG Weather Report, according to weather.com, suggests that the temperature of Pallekele City on Sunday, February 11 will be 30° Celcius during the day and 20° Celcius at night. The sky will be partly cloudy during the day and night.
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According to the SL vs AFG Weather Report, the chances of rain are 3% during the day and 7% at night. Hence, the match will not be affected by rain. The humidity will be 70% during the day and rise to 94% at night.
The SL vs AFG Pitch Report suggests that Pallekele Stadium in Sri Lanka is a high-scoring ground in ODI. The average 1st innings total in ODIs is 251 while the average 2nd innings total is 203. Notably, Sri Lanka once chased down a 314-run target against Afghanistan at the stadium in 2022. Hence, the stadium is also good for chasing.
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Out of 40 ODI games at the stadium, the team batting first won 16 matches while the team batting second won 22 encounters. Sri Lanka’s total of 381/3 in the previous game against Afghanistan is now the highest-ever team total at the stadium.
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium is often considered good for batting. Since chasing teams have won 22 ODI games out of 40 in the past, it is evident that it can be considered good for batting. Pitches in Sri Lanka stadiums mostly help spinners more than seamers due to their spin-friendly nature.
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