After the high-scoring opening match, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan will lock horns in the second ODI of the ongoing series. SL vs AFG The second ODI will take place on Sunday, February 11. This time too, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan will fight each other at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.
Afghanistan is known for its power bowling. However, they recorded one of the worst bowling shows in the previous SL vs AFG ODI. Sri Lanka posted a mammoth 381-3 in the first innings to record the highest total ever seen at the stadium.
Also, Pathum Nissanka (210*) smashed an unbeaten double ton, hitting the Afghan bowlers all over the park. Led by Kusal Mendis, Sri Lanka racked up a huge total against Afghanistan in the match. For Afghanistan, Fareed Ahmad got the most two wickets.
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Afghanistan’s batsmen also succumbed to pressure early in the chase. They lost 5 wickets for just 55 runs on the scoreboard in 9 overs. Pramod Madushan wreaked havoc with his bowling, taking three key wickets.
However, Azmatullah Omarzai and Mohammad Nabi scored 149 and 136 respectively to add 242 runs for the sixth wicket. His batting was the only positive for Afghanistan in the match. However, Afghanistan eventually finished with 339-6 on the board, losing by 42 runs.
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SL vs AFG Weather Report Live Today & Pitch Report from Pallekele International Cricket Stadium – 2nd ODI, 2024
SL vs AFG 2nd ODI 2024 will take place on Sunday, February 11. The Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Sri Lanka is the venue for the match. The match starts at 2:30 pm IST.
The SL vs AFG weather report, according to Weather.com, suggests that the temperature in Pallekele town on Sunday, February 11, will be 30° Celsius during the day and 20° Celsius 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. Therefore, the match will not be affected by rain. Humidity will be 70% during the day and will increase to 94% at night.
SL vs AFG release report suggests that Pallekele Stadium in Sri Lanka is a high scoring ground in ODIs. The average first innings total in ODIs is 251, while the average second innings total is 203. Notably, Sri Lanka once chased a target of 314 runs against Afghanistan at the stadium in 2022. Therefore, the stadium is also good for chasing.
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Of the 40 ODI games at the stadium, the team that batted first won 16 matches, while the team that batted second won 22 matches. Sri Lanka’s total of 381/3 in the previous match against Afghanistan is now the highest total by a team at the stadium.
The Pallekele International Cricket Stadium is often considered good for batting. Given that the chasing teams have won 22 of 40 ODI games in the past, it is evident that he can be considered good at batting. The pitches in Sri Lankan stadiums mostly help spinners more than seamers due to their spin-friendly nature.