The ODI series between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka has moved to the final stage. In the series of three matches, the guests won the first match that witnessed a century by Ibrahim Zadran. The second ODI, however, was washed away by rain. Ultimately, the teams are back at Pallekelle International Stadium to fetch for a result in the final ODI. Pallekelle International Stadium, is one of the newest cricketing grounds in Sri Lanka that opened in 2009. The venue sits in Kandy, Sri Lanka and is also unofficially known as the Muttiah Muralitharan Stadium. Read below to find more about the venue.
Pallekelle International Stadium: Seating Capacity
Pallekelle International Stadium has the capacity to seat 35,000 spectators simultaneously in the venue.
The boundary dimensions at Pallekelle are comparatively big matching the suitable length for play. The boundary dimensions here are 80 meters and 70 meters respectively.
The pitch at Pallekelle is known to be batting-friendly. The track offers almost nothing to pacers as the batters settle quite well here. As the match progresses, the pitch tends to dry a bit, helping the spinning. Spinners are able to scalp wickets in the latter part of the match.
Pallekelle International Stadium: ODI Stats
Despite being a comparatively new venue, Pallekelle International Stadium has hosted as many as 33 ODIs up until yet. Known to be a batting-friendly track, the average first innings score here is recorded at 248. The average score subsequently drops down to 199 in the second innings.
Highest Recorded Total: 363/7 by South Africa vs Sri Lanka
Lowest Recorded Total: 70/10 by Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka
Highest Score Chased: 300/5 by Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe