Afghanistan {PC: Twitter}
Afghanistan {PC: Twitter}

Last Update on: June 5th, 2023 at 10:27 am

The ongoing ODI series between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka has been enthralling to watch as the competition between bat and ball has been exciting. The series currently stands at 1-1 with the decider set to be played on 7th June. 

While the result of the first game went in the favor of Afghanistan, it wasn’t a fruitful end for them as they have fined 20% of their match fees due to a slow over-rate. They were one over short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration as per the ICC. 

ICC World Test Championship Final | Dream11 Prediction | Fantasy Cricket Tips | Cricket Match Prediction Today | Cricket News | Cricket Live Score | Asia Cup 2023 | ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 | IND vs AFG 2023 | IND vs WI 2023

Ranjan Madugalle of the ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanction on the offense per Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minimum over-rate offenses, players are fined 20 percent of their match fee for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time.

Afghanistan skipper Hashmatullah Shahidi accepted the sanction and the charge was leveled by On-field umpires Nitin Menon and Prageeth Rambukwella, third umpire Michael Gough and fourth umpire Lyndon Hannibal. 

ICC World Test Championship Final | WTC Final 2023 | IND vs AUS 2023 | India National Cricket Team | IND vs AFG 2023 | IND vs WI 2023 | Asia Cup 2023 | ICC World Cup 2023

SL vs AFG: Afghanistan thumps Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in first ODI 

Afghanistan produced a magnificent effort in the first ODI as they thumped Sri Lanka by 6 wickets. Opting to bowl, they displayed a  collective bowling effort as every bowler chipped in with wickets and bundled out the opposition for just 268 runs. Fareed Ahmad was the pick of the bowlers with his figures of 2/43. 

Also Read: ICC World Test Championship Final 2023 Date, Venue, Tickets, Team, India Squad, Teams, Live Telecast Channel In India, Live Streaming App In India

While chasing the target, opener Ibrahim Zadran played a sensational knock of 98 runs and took his team close to the target. He was well supported by Rahmat Shah, who made 55, and Hashmatullah Shahidi, who amassed 38 runs, as Afghanistan completed a comfortable 6-wicket win. 

Sri Lanka then staged a dominant comeback in the second game as they pounded Afghanistan by massive 132 runs to level the series 1-1. The series now heads to Decider, which will be played on 7th June.

Also Read: “Least I Can Do Is To Take Care Of Education Of Children” – Virender Sehwag Offers To Provide Free Education To Children Of Odisha Train Crash Victims

Virat Kohli | Rohit Sharma | Rishabh Pant | KL Rahul | Suryakumar Yadav | Sanju Samson | Shreyas Iyer | Yuzvendra Chahal | Jasprit Bumrah

Ankitjit SinghContent Writer

Ankitjit is an author at Cricketaddictor. He has been working with the organization since April 2023 and he has written more than 1800 articles for the website.