Afghanistan secured their place in the ICC ODI World Cup to be held in India next year after the second ODI against Sri Lanka at Pallikal was abandoned due to rain. Afghanistan added five more points to their tally on the World Cup Super League points table after the matches were washed out, taking their total to 115 points in the current cycle. Afghanistan is currently at the seventh position in the current table. The top eight teams at the end of the Super League will get direct entry into the World Cup.
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aWhile Afghanistan benefited from getting five points, the result was not favorable for Sri Lanka. His hopes of qualifying directly have now waned. Sri Lanka has only 67 points and is at the 10th position in the table. He has four more matches to play in which he will try to score maximum points and make it to the top eight. These include the third ODI against Afghanistan in Pallikal on Wednesday, in which Sri Lanka will try to get all 10 points. He would also like to win the three-match series by registering a win in this match.