Mahinda Rajapaksa Cricket Stadium Pitch Report (Batting or Bowling), SL vs AFG 2023: On June 7th, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan will play the 3rd ODI match at Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium, Hambantota. Both Teams has played two ODIs out of three and won one game each, so this match will decide who will lift the ODI series trophy.
Sri Lanka played good cricket in the 2nd ODI after the defeat in the 1st ODI, they showed good intent and performed well with bat and bowl hence won the 2nd ODI by 132 runs. Kusal Mendis has played an important inning of 78 runs, whereas Dhananjay de Silva was the POTM as he scored 29 runs in 24 balls and got three wickets.
Afghanistan defeated Sri Lanka in the First ODI Match but lost the second ODI match, and both matches were at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota. Ibrahim Zadran has played good cricket so far this series, whereas Fareed Ahmad was taken four wickets in the last two ODIs.
Mahinda Rajapaksa Cricket Stadium Pitch Report:
Usually, in the first inning, The Pitch of Mahinda Rajapaksa Cricket Stadium is known to favour batters, and in the Second inning, Spinner will be more effective, and batting might be a little tricky. Both the Team has quality and experienced spinners, so it would be a good battle between both teams.
Mahinda Rajapaksa Cricket Stadium Pitch Report Batting Or Bowling?
As per the reports and Pitch Conditions in the last two matches, It is quite expected that Mahinda Rajapaksa Cricket Stadium will be a good wicket for both batters and bowlers. The Batting first team is more advantageous than the batting second team, and Average Score in this group is 250 runs.
Mahinda Rajapaksa Cricket Stadium ODI Records:
Total Matches Played: 25
Matches Won Batting 1st: 10
Matches Won Batting 2nd: 12
Highest Team Score: 368/4 (Sri Lanka)
Lowest Team Score: 112/10 (Kenya)
Average Score: 250
Mahinda Rajapaksa Cricket Stadium Hambantota Weather Forecast:
As per the reports, The Temperature in the daytime will be approx. 33 degrees Celsius, and In the Evening, The Temperature falls to 27 degrees Celsius, and the weather will be sunny. The Humidity at Hambantota is about 75%, and the wind speed of around 30 km/h, which is very fast.
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