Afghanistan have secured their qualification for the upcoming ODI World Cup in India in 2023 after their second ODI towards Sri Lanka was washed out on account of rain on Sunday (November 27). Courtesy of the washout in Pallekele, Afghanistan gained 5 factors to spice up their World Cup Tremendous League standings and thereby confirming a spot on the showpiece occasion in India 2023 (topic to any penalty factors deduction for sluggish overrate or different causes).
The 5 additional factors that Afghanistan acquired within the ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup Tremendous League standings courtesy of the no outcome takes the Asian facet to a complete of 115 factors within the present cycle. That has them sitting safely in seventh place on the present standings, with the highest eight sides on the finish of the Tremendous League incomes an automated spot at subsequent yr’s 50-over World Cup in India.
Whereas the 5 factors was a superb outcome for Afghanistan, it was the precise reverse for Sri Lanka as their hopes of qualifying mechanically remaining hanging by a thread. Dasun Shanaka’s facet are in tenth place on the standings with simply 67 factors to their title and solely have 4 matches remaining this era to try to sneak into the highest eight.
Should win contest for Sri Lanka on Wednesday
They will decide up a invaluable 10 factors and tie the present sequence by defeating Afghanistan in Pallekele on Wednesday in what now looms as an important match for each groups. Sri Lanka shall be hoping for an additional sturdy exhibiting from their spinners in that deciding match, after their sluggish bowlers did properly to cut back Afghanistan to only 228 within the conflict ruined by rain on Sunday.
What occurred within the second ODI?
Half-centuries for Rahmanullah Gurbaz (68) and Rahmat Shah (58) had offered Afghanistan with a superb begin, however Waninudu Hasaranga (1/39) and Dhananjaya de Silva (1/37) helped sluggish the speed because the guests had been bowled out within the penultimate over. Sri Lanka had been 10/0 within the third over in reply when the rain got here, ending what appeared like being an thrilling end within the second ODI.
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