Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 2nd ODI: Pallekele Pitch Report, Team Records at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium

Updated on: Nov 26, 2022 5:48 pm IST

  • Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Pitch Report

    Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 2nd ODI: It was definitely a historic moment for the Afghanistan team as they managed to defeat Sri Lanka for the first time in ODI cricket as they registered a comprehensive 60-run victory on Friday. Hosts Sri Lanka failed to chase a total of 295 runs in the second innings as Afghanistan opener Ibrahim Zadran smashed a brilliant hundred. Afghanistan have now taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. It is now a really challenging task for Sri Lanka to make a comeback by winning the second ODI on Sunday to keep themselves alive in the series.

    Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 2nd ODI: Pallekele Pitch Report, Team Records at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium

    Sri Lanka will take on the visiting Afghanistan team in the second ODI game at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele on 27 November, 2022 (Sunday). The pitch at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium normally offers a pretty competitive track with some amount of assistance both for the batsmen and bowlers throughout the match. As seen in the opening game of the series on the same venue, both the pace bowlers and spinners got assistance from the wickets in both the innings to a great extent and something similar is predicted for the Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 2nd ODI on Sunday. It is generally a high-scoring venue but batting first still remains a better option.

    Team Records at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium

    • Sri Lanka scored the highest innings total of 363 for 7 in their 50 overs against South Africa at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in 2018.
    • Sri Lanka’s Dinesh Chandimal has scored the most runs (385) amongst active cricketers on this venue.
    • 17 times teams have won ODI matches while chasing and on 13 occasions teams batting first have managed to register wins in Pallekele.

    Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Schedule

    Date Format Match Time Venue Result
    25 November, 2022 (Friday) 1st ODI Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 2:30 PM IST Pallekele International Cricket Stadium Afghanistan won by 60 runs
    27 November, 2022 (Sunday) 2nd ODI Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 2:30 PM IST Pallekele International Cricket Stadium  
    30 November, 2022 (Wednesday) 3rd ODI Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 2:30 PM IST Pallekele International Cricket Stadium  

     

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