Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan in second ODI match

Sri Lanka defeated Afghanistan by a whopping 132 runs on Sunday to square the three-match one-day series.

It was Sri Lanka’s biggest win over Afghanistan in ODIs. In the previous match, Afghanistan defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets.

In Friday’s match, Sri Lanka set a tough target of 324 runs for Afghanistan.

When trying to reach the target, fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera dismissed the dangerous Rahmanullah Gurbaz for two runs.

It was a bit push back for Afghanistanz

Opening batsman Ibrahim Zadrahomage 54 runs while captain Hashmatullah Shahidi top scored with 57 runs, but once Sri Lanka dismissed the top order there was not much resistance from the rest of the batters.

From 146-2, Afghanistan collapsed to be bowled out for 191 runs in 42.1 overs, losing their last eight wickets for just 45 runs.

Afghanistan have already qualified for the World Cup and despite the heavy defeat on Sunday, will feel positive with star Rashid Khan expected to feature in the final game on Wednesday. Rashid was ruled out of the first two with a back injury.