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Afghanistan chose to bat first after winning toss against Pakistan in 2nd ODI

Hambantota: Afghanistan opted to bat first against Pakistan after winning the toss in the second one-day international (ODI) of the three-match series played on Thursday at Hambantota, Sri Lanka.

Ahead of the match today, Hashmatullah said that Afghanistan would try to make a comeback today.

“We will entre the field, keeping in mind a target of 260,” he said.

The Pakistan side skipper observed: “The wicket looks good for batting.” He added that the national side would try to bat to the best of its abilities during the game.
In the opening game of the series, hosted by Afghanistan in Sri Lanka due to security fears, Pakistan won the match by 142 runs.

Chasing a target of 202 runs, Afghanistan were dismissed for only 59 runs, their second-lowest score in ODIs, in 19.2 overs.

Schedule of remaining match

26th August: 3rd ODI, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Playing XIs
Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Hashmatullah Shahidi (capt), Ikram Alikhil, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Abdul Rahman, Shahid Kamal, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, Shadab Khan, Usama Mir, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf