The second ODI was played at Pallekele in Sri Lanka. Winning the toss and choosing to bat, the Sri Lankan team made a huge score of 308 runs for the loss of six wickets in the allotted 50 overs.
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan: Afghanistan, who almost defeated the Sri Lankan team in the first ODI, were defeated in the second ODI. In front of the Sri Lankan bowlers, it was brutal. They lost by a total of 155 runs. With two consecutive victories, Sri Lanka has won the 3 ODI series with one match remaining. Actually, everyone thought that the Afghanistan players will perform better in this match. The fans of that team also expected the same. But Afghanistan had to lose as they did not resist the Sri Lankan bowlers. As the aggression shown in the first ODI was not shown in this ODI, Afghanistan's pulses did not cook in Sri Lanka. As a result, the trophy went to Sri Lanka.
The second ODI was played at Pallekele in Sri Lanka. Winning the toss and choosing to bat, the Sri Lankan team made a huge score of 308 runs for the loss of six wickets in the allotted 50 overs. Asalanka scored 97 runs and became the top scorer among Sri Lankan batsmen. Kushal Mendis scored 61, Samara Wickrama scored 52 and Janith Liange scored 50 to help Sri Lanka achieve a huge score. Among Afghanistan's bowlers, Omarzai took three wickets, Noor Ahmed and Quais Ahmed took one wicket each. In this match, the Afghanistan players showed a disappointing performance in the fielding department as well. Sri Lankan players got a lifeline after dropping crucial catches. Otherwise, Sri Lanka would not have made such a huge score.
Afghanistan, who entered the ring with a target of 309 runs, raised the bats in front of the Sri Lankan bowlers. He was all out for just 153 runs in 33.5 overs. Ibrahim, who shined in the first ODI, scored 54 runs in this match and seemed to be doing well. Rahmat Shah scored 63 runs and became the top scorer. But as they did not get support from other batsmen, Afghanistan had to lose. The Sri Lankan bowlers celebrated as the batsmen reached the single digit score at the pavilion. Among the Sri Lankan bowlers, Hasaranga took four wickets. Asit Fernando and Madhu Shanka took two wickets each. Afghanistan's batsmen, who worked hard enough to hit the target and win in the first ODI, were relieved in this match. If they had resisted, the result in the second ODI would have been different.