17 | 16 Runs | KanMa: 113/3 | RR: 6.64

  • Kaushal Lokuarachchi26 (25b)
  • Lahiru Thirimanne9 (10b)
  • Suranga Lakmal3-0-30-0
  • Isuru Udana3-0-27-1

That's all we have from the final today, it's Vishal Dikshit signing off. Goodbye and good luck!

A one-sided match in the end in the final. Two strong teams couldn't make it a thriller. Basnahira won the toss and batted, as expected. But. they managed only 109 which made for an easy target for Kandurata. Their openers started well and regular boundaries from their top four ensured them a berth in the Champions League T20 to be played in India in September.

It's time for the presentation:
Nuwan Kulasekara is the Man of the Match for his 3 for 19

Angelo Mathews: "We have a good batting line up and they also handled their bowlers very well. We kept losing wickets throughout the innings."

Lahiru Thirimanne: "The wicket was pretty good and we did well to restrict them to under 120. Our bowlers, especially Lokuhettige and Lokuarachchi, did very well today. It's been a great tournament for the youngsters and a good opportunity to groom themselves. It was really easy for me with an experienced bunch of cricketers."

Lakmal to Lokuarachchi, FOUR runs, that's it, Lokuarachchi drives a full delivery past mid-on for four and takes them to a seven-wicket win
Lakmal to Thirimanne, 1 run, full delivery outside off, Thirimanne punches it back towards mid-off for a single
Lakmal to Thirimanne, no run, full toss outside off, driven straight to point

Just two more required

Lakmal to Thirimanne, FOUR runs, pulled handsomely. It was short on the middle stump and Thirimanne stayed in the crease and put it away to square leg for four.
Lakmal to Lokuarachchi, 1 run, full and on the stumps, steered to square leg
Lakmal to Lokuarachchi, SIX runs, slow and full on the off stump and Lokuarachchi makes full use of it by launching it over long-on for six!

Kandurata Ma 2nd innings Partnerships

40SHT KandambyWU Tharanga
30KC SangakkaraWU Tharanga
6KC SangakkaraKS Lokuarachchi
37KS LokuarachchiHDRL Thirimanne