Opener Ibrahim Zadran smashed 106 to arrange an emphatic 60-run victory for Afghanistan within the opening one-day worldwide in opposition to Sri Lanka on Friday. Afghanistan posted 294-8 after electing to bat as Ibrahim placed on key partnerships together with a 118-run second-wicket stand with Rahmat Shah, who made 52, in Pallekele. Afghanistan quick bowlers Fazalhaq Farooqi and Gulbadin Naib shared seven wickets between them because the vacationers bowled out Sri Lanka for 234.
But it was the batting that set the tone for Afghanistan’s domination within the first ever bilateral ODI collection between the 2 groups.
Ibrahim led the cost together with his second ODI century and Najibullah Zadran‘s 25-ball 42 boosted the overall however some disciplined bowling ultimately checked Afghanistan, who regarded like getting over 300.
Hasaranga returned spectacular figures of 2-42 in his 10 overs.
Ibrahim joined the assault as the 2 placed on 84 runs to set the tone for the batting cost.
Cameos from Najibullah and Naib, who made 22 off 24 balls, took on the bowlers ultimately however Sri Lanka gave away simply 31 runs within the ultimate 5 overs and took 5 wickets.
The hosts began briskly however common wickets harm their progress with Naib selecting two to rattle the top-order.
Nissanka reached his fifty in 42 balls and placed on 47 runs with skipper Dasun Shanaka, who fell to Naib.
Farooqi denied Nissanka his ton however Hasaranga quickly hit again to boost hopes of a turnaround.
He smashed Mohammad Nabi for a six and 4 fours in a 22-run thirty first over and raised his fifty in 31 balls.
Wickets stored falling and Hasaranga was the final man out to Farooqi, who completed with figures of 4-49.
The loss dented Sri Lanka’s possibilities of a direct qualification to the 50-over World Cup in India subsequent 12 months with essential Super League factors up for grabs within the collection.
The second match is on Sunday on the identical venue.
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