Although Afghanistan has already lost the ODI series against Sri Lanka, the visitors will aim to finish the series on a winning note in SL vs AFG 3rd ODI. The final encounter takes place on Wednesday, February 14 at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.
Sri Lanka has dominated Afghanistan in the SL vs AFG ODI series so far, winning the opening two games by big margins. Sri Lanka’s new ODI skipper Kusal Mendis has done a marvellous job as a skipper. On the other hand, Afghan skipper Hashmatullah Shahidi has to find some strong ways to outplay Sri Lanka in the final encounter.
In SL vs AFG 1st ODI, Sri Lanka opener Pathum Nissanka shattered many records with his unbeaten double century of 210. With his blistering knock, he drove the scoreboard to a mountainous total of 381-3 in 1st innings.
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Later, Afghanistan faced a huge batting collapse at the start, losing 5 wickets for just 55 runs on the board. Later, Azmatullah Omarzai (149) and Mohammad Nabi (136) stormed centuries to evade a humiliating defeat in the match. They powered the scoreboard to 339-6 by setting up a 242-run stand for the 6th wicket.
Afghanistan came up with a better bowling show in the 2nd ODI. However, this time, they lost the plot while batting. With half-centuries by four batters, Sri Lanka piled up 308-6 in 1st innings. Charith Asalanka hit an unbeaten 97 runs but missed his century.
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Later, Afghanistan opener Ibrahim Zadran (54) and one-down Rahmat Shah (63) smashed fifties to etch a 97-run stand for 2nd wicket. However, Afghanistan faced a huge batting collapse later, with Hashmatullah Shahidi (9), Azmatullah Omarzai (3), Mohammad Nabi (1), and Ikram Alikhil (4) losing their wickets for single digits.
The SL vs AFG 3rd ODI will also take place at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium like the earlier two games. The previous games were not affected by rain. The final encounter is also unlikely to be disrupted by rain. Below is the SL vs AFG 3rd ODI weather forecast and pitch report of Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.
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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 3rd ODI 2024 will be played on Wednesday, February 14. Pallekele International Cricket Stadium is the venue of the encounter. The match starts at 2:30 PM IST.
SL vs AFG Weather Report, according to data from weather.com, suggests that the temperature of Pallekele City on Wednesday, February 14 will be 28° Celcius during the day and 21° 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 21% during the day and 15% at night. The humidity will be 78% during the day and rise to 96% at night. Hence, the Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 3rd ODI will not be affected by rain like the first two games.
The SL vs AFG Pitch Report suggests that Pallekele Stadium in Sri Lanka is a high-scoring ground in ODIs. The average 1st innings total at the stadium in ODis is 253. The average 2nd innings total is 203. The stadium has hosted 41 ODI matches so far, out of which, the team batting first won 17 games while teams batting second won 22 matches.
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium is often considered good for batting. However, it also supports spinners. We witnessed how Wanindu Hasaranga picked a four-wicket haul in the previous match. The last two ODI games at the stadium were high-scoring ones. Hence, the Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 3rd encounter is also expected to be a high-scoring one.
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