AFG vs PAK 3rd ODI: Following a narrow 1-wicket win in the 2nd ODI against Afghanistan, Babar Azam-led Pakistan have grabbed the 3-match ODI series 0-2. Now under overcast conditions, Pakistan and Afghanistan are all set to lock horns at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo in the 3rd ODI on 26 August. This post will lead you through AFG vs PAK 3rd ODI Weather Forecast, Rain Prediction, and Pitch Report of R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
Following a decisive 142-run victory in the series opener at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Cricket Stadium in Hambantota, Pakistan escaped a nightmare on Thursday (August 24) with to Naseem Shah’s heroic batting skills in the final over to win by one wicket and secure the series.
The entire series has been dominated by Pakistan. They were brutal in the opening ODI game and skittled Afghanistan for a miserable total of 59. In the last ODI, Afghanistan’s opening pair of Gurbaz and Zadran controlled the bulk of the first innings by putting together a record-breaking 227-run partnership to push Afghanistan to a commanding 300. But their bowlers were unable to hold the grip this time around.
Referring to their head-to-head records, Afghanistan is no match for Pakistan. Pakistan came out on top in all five of their encounters against Afghanistan in ODI cricket. In contrast to Afghanistan, who have lost three of their past five ODI games, the Men in Green have only lost one of their last five games overall.
As they did in the last game, Afghanistan will want to put up a strong fight and win the remainder of the series. Both teams will focus their attention on the crucial Asia Cup 2023, which is scheduled to begin on August 30, after the ODI series is over.
Down below is AFG vs PAK 3rd ODI Weather Forecast, Rain Prediction, and Pitch Report of R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo:
AFG vs PAK 3rd ODI Weather Forecast
On August 26 (Saturday), the weather is expected to be overcast for the most part of the day, not on the rainy side but on the partially clearer side with light winds towards the southwest on match time. There is minimal chance or no chance of rain in the entire duration of the match. Temperatures may peek at 31° C during the day and dip to a low of 29° C in the evening. Humidity is expected to hover around 60-70% and winds will be gusting at 15-20kmph speed.
The weather will be overcast right from the morning and might expect a few showers in the morning. The clouds are expected to hover overhead. The chances of rain are 6% around 03:00 PM and will remain below 6% for the rest of the day. Expecting a full 100-over game without any sort of interruption. The overcast conditions won’t have a significant impact but might influence the decision at the toss.
The surface at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo is good for batting. However, pacers will get some help initially. The side batting first has had the most success in the 140 One Day Internationals played at the venue, with the wickets becoming more difficult to chase as the game proceeds. However, in the most recent games, the team chasing has won two of the previous three.
At this field, batting first results in an average score of 225. But in the past three games played there, the side batting first has achieved scores above 250. Even the teams in chase have twice crossed 250. Over the years, spinners have enjoyed bowling on this pitch the most, but even faster bowlers have taken wickets in recent games.
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