Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Only Test Highlights – February 02, 2024

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Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Match Details:

SeriesAfghanistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2024
MatchSL vs AFG, Only Test
WhenFri, Feb 02 – Tue, Feb 06, 2024
Time04:30 AM (GMT)
WhereSinhalese Sports Club, Colombo
TossSri Lanka won the toss and opted to bowl
ResultDay 1: Stumps – Sri Lanka trail by 118 runs

1st Day Summary – Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Test Match:

  1. Afghanistan’s Innings:
    • Afghanistan started positively, reaching 50 runs in 10.6 overs with Noor Ali Zadran and Rahmat Shah in good form.
    • The 2nd-wicket partnership of Noor Ali Zadran and Rahmat Shah reached 50 runs in 64 balls.
    • Rahmat Shah continued his excellent form, reaching 50 off 80 balls with 7 boundaries.
    • At lunch, Afghanistan was 90/2 in 25 overs, with Rahmat Shah on 48 and Hashmatullah Shahidi on 11.
    • The 3rd-wicket partnership between Rahmat Shah and Hashmatullah Shahidi added 50 runs in 104 balls.
    • Afghanistan reached the 100-run mark in 30.1 overs.
    • Drinks were taken with Afghanistan at 123/4 in 37 overs, Rahmat Shah scoring 69 runs.
    • Rahmat Shah’s innings ended at 91, and Afghanistan reached 150 in 44.3 overs.
    • Tea was taken at 168/5 in 50 overs, with Ikram Alikhil on 21 and Qais Ahmad on 8.
    • Afghanistan’s lower order collapsed after tea, losing the last five wickets for 29 runs.
    • Asitha Fernando took 3 wickets, Vishwa Fernando took 4, and Prabath Jayasuriya claimed 3 wickets.
    • Afghanistan was bowled out for 198 in 62.4 overs, with Naveed Zadran remaining not out at 0.
  2. Key Moments:
    • Vishwa Fernando’s intense spell, dismissing Ikram Alikhil and Zia-ur-Rehman, triggered Afghanistan’s collapse.
    • Asitha Fernando’s effective bowling in the tail-end accounted for two crucial wickets, finishing with figures of 3 for 24.
    • Afghanistan, after being at 109/2 at one stage, lost their last eight wickets for just 89 runs.
    • The team faced challenges with the Decision Review System (DRS), with some decisions upheld and others struck down.
  3. Sri Lanka’s Response:
    • Sri Lanka’s openers, KNM Fernando and FDM Karunaratne, provided a solid start, reaching 80/0 in 14 overs by the end of the day.
    • The 1st-wicket partnership reached 50 runs in 52 balls.
  4. Afghanistan will be disappointed with their first innings performance, especially considering Rahmat Shah’s contribution and the promising early partnerships. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, has a strong platform going into the second day.

Note: The debutant Chamika Gunasekara from Sri Lanka did not get an opportunity to bowl on the first day.

Some Interesting Facts

FactsAfghanistanSri Lanka
Rankings11th8th
Head-to-Head Wins00
Last 5 matches StatusLWLLWLLWWL

Teams Squad

Sri Lanka Playing XI: Dimuth Karunaratne, Nishan Madushka, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva (c), Sadeera Samarawickrama (wk), Chamika Gunasekara, Prabath Jayasuriya, Vishwa Fernando, Asitha Fernando

  • Bench: Ramesh Mendis, Milan Priyanath Rathnayake, Lahiru Udara, Kamindu Mendis, Kasun Rajitha

Afghanistan Playing XI: Ibrahim Zadran, Noor Ali Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Nasir Jamal, Ikram Alikhil (wk), Zia-ur-Rehman, Qais Ahmad, Nijat Masood, Mohammad Saleem Safi, Naveed Zadran

  • Bench: Abdul Malik, Mohammad Ishaq, Baheer Shah, Zahir Khan, Yamin Ahmadzai