RESULT
1st Semi-final (N), Hambantota, December 13, 2020, Lanka Premier League
(19.5/20 ov) 151/8

Gladiators won by 2 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)

Colombo Kings INNINGS (20 overs maximum)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Dinesh Chandimal  b Lakshan1410-30140.00
Lahiru Udara c Ahsan Ali b Thushara15-0020.00
Daniel Bell-Drummond c Rajapaksa b Jayasuriya7053-73132.07
Angelo Mathews (c)c Jayasuriya b Sandakan611-0054.54
Andre Russell c †Azam Khan b Sandakan116-11183.33
Ashan Priyanjan c Rajapaksa b Sandakan56-0083.33
Thikshila de Silva c Ruwansiri b Lakshan68-0075.00
Qais Ahmad c Mohammad Amir b Thushara84-01200.00
Isuru Udana c Jayasuriya b Arachchige1911-11172.72
Dushmantha Chameera not out 56-0083.33
Extras(lb 1, w 4)5
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 7.50)150/9
Did not bat: Amila Aponso 
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Lahiru Udara, 1.1 ov), 2-32 (Dinesh Chandimal, 5.3 ov), 3-57 (Angelo Mathews, 9.4 ov), 4-75 (Andre Russell, 11.3 ov), 5-99 (Ashan Priyanjan, 13.6 ov), 6-112 (Daniel Bell-Drummond, 15.4 ov), 7-123 (Qais Ahmad, 16.3 ov), 8-126 (Thikshila de Silva, 17.2 ov), 9-150 (Isuru Udana, 19.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Mohammad Amir402606.50114010
Nuwan Thushara402726.75124030
1.1 to LU Igalagamage, slower ball to start results in a wicket. Batsman was well out in front of this and couldn't check his hands softly enough. Full length ball on off stump is shoveled high to mid-on. Easy catch on the ring.. 3/1
16.3 to Qais Ahmad, fullish length and wide on sixth stump, Qais' charge is defeated by Thushara. Couldn't reach the bat to this cleanly aiming for mid-on and a thick edge flies to deep third man, easy catch taken by Amir crouching two yards in from the rope.. 123/7
Dhananjaya Lakshan402726.7594000
5.3 to LD Chandimal, hooping inswinger finally does the trick! What a gem! He's been bowling a number of these darting in from outside off. Chandimal felt it was safe enough to drive but is beaten by the movement and it kisses the leg bail. Just a gentle smooch to light up the stumps! Beauty!. 32/2
17.2 to ST de Silva, another slower ball fetches a wicket! Dhananjaya Lakshan has been superb today. Slower bouncer on fifth stump, batsman tries to keep his hands back attempting to slap this flat over long-off, didn't time it at all and it flutters toward long-off where the fielder takes this charging 20 yards forward and pouches it sliding on his knees.. 126/8
Lakshan Sandakan403238.0070300
9.4 to AD Mathews, flights this wider on sixth stump, Mathews tries to slog this to midwicket but it's too far to drag across and it results in a top edge that swirls over mid-off. Fielder Shehan Jayasuriya comes into the ring and settles under it before taking the catch falling forward on his knees. Clever bowling to stretch Mathews away from his body to make him reach out with a risky swipe.. 57/3
11.3 to AD Russell, what's happening here? Flighted full outside leg, Russell goes to sweep and mistimes this off the gloves then the pads before popping up to the keeper. Given not out. They call for the review. Russell walks off immediately after the 3rd umpire is called for and Galle starts celebrating. Replays confirm he is indeed out and the decision overturned.. 75/4
13.6 to SMA Priyanjan, tries to flick this from fifth stump through midwicket. Almost a carbon copy dismissal shot to the one that claimed Mathews. This one turns back toward the batsman but with not as much turn as he expected, leading edge skies over cover for an easy catch on the ring.. 99/5
Sahan Arachchige302117.0060100
19.6 to I Udana, juicy full toss, but Udana might need to hit the weight room! Should've gone for six but can't muscle it beyond the fielder at long-on. Easy catch to end the innings three yards in from the rope.. 150/9
Shehan Jayasuriya1016116.0010200
15.4 to DJ Bell-Drummond, superb effort by captain Bhanuka denies Bell-Drummond a fourth life! Floated full and wide to encourage a drive, Bell-Drummond is a touch loose carving this uppishly toward extra cover, enough air under it to allow Bhanuka to dive left and pluck this at knee height. Tremendous to finally dislodge the set batsman.. 112/6
Galle Gladiators INNINGS (Target: 151 runs from 20 overs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Danushka Gunathilaka c Qais Ahmad b Priyanjan138-30162.50
Ahsan Ali  b Mathews05-000.00
Bhanuka Rajapaksa (c)st †Chandimal b Priyanjan3317-32194.11
Azam Khan c Udana b Chameera2113-31161.53
Sahan Arachchige run out (Aponso/Mathews)36-0050.00
Shehan Jayasuriya run out (sub [PHT Kaushal]/Udana)2224-1091.66
Chanaka Ruwansiri c Igalagamage b Qais Ahmad914-0064.28
Dhananjaya Lakshan not out 3123-21134.78
Mohammad Amir c Priyanjan b de Silva88-01100.00
Lakshan Sandakan not out 41-10400.00
Extras(lb 1, w 6)7
TOTAL19.5 Ov (RR: 7.61)151/8
Did not bat: Nuwan Thushara 
Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Danushka Gunathilaka, 1.5 ov), 2-17 (Ahsan Ali, 2.2 ov), 3-57 (Azam Khan, 5.6 ov), 4-76 (Bhanuka Rajapaksa, 8.1 ov), 5-77 (Sahan Arachchige, 8.2 ov), 6-98 (Chanaka Ruwansiri, 12.6 ov), 7-116 (Shehan Jayasuriya, 15.6 ov), 8-136 (Mohammad Amir, 18.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Angelo Mathews3.101715.36123000
2.2 to Ahsan Ali, what a gem! This time Mathews knocks back the stumps with a heat seeking inswinger. Pitches on a fullish length on fifth stump and tails back in, Ali with a very loose drive leaving a tremendous gap between bat and pad. Doesn't have to search too hard to find a way to sneak through. Off stump is rattled.. 17/2
Ashan Priyanjan4042210.5064210
1.5 to MD Gunathilaka, flighted full on fourth stump, sweeps this to deep midwicket. Sucker ball picks out one of the two men on the rope in the Powerplay. Qais jogs in casually to take this 10 yards inside the rope. Poor poor shot from the tournament's most consistently dangerous batting threat.. 13/1
8.1 to PBB Rajapaksa, too casual by the batsman, too easy stumping down the leg side! Priyanjan flights this on the pads and the drift takes it down leg as the batsman walks past the ball missing a flick for midwicket. Straightforward take and removal of the bails by Chandimal. Wide called for the ball going down leg but they'll happily trade the extra run for the wicket.. 76/4
Isuru Udana3.502606.7871100
Dushmantha Chameera3.503619.39114110
5.6 to Azam Khan, another change of pace sparks a wicket. Length ball at 118 kph on sixth stump, Azam tried to flick this over midwicket and instead a leading edge skies over mid-off. Udana settles under this on the ring and takes a catch backpedaling at the final moment.. 57/3
Qais Ahmad402716.7571100
12.6 to LAC Ruwansiri, Kings still fighting, Gladiators running out of weapons! Flighted full on fourth stump, tries to drive this over long-on but the spin creates a spliced chance to long-off, fielder charges in and takes this sliding on his knees 15 yards in from the rope.. 98/6
Thikshila de Silva10212.0040000
18.6 to Mohammad Amir, what an over from de Silva and it ends in a wicket! Full and wide again, Amir tries to counter it with a shuffle way across and flicks aiming to clear short fine leg but instead he gets under it too much and sends a catch to Priyanjan at square leg on the ring.. 136/8
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MATCH DETAILS
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota
TossGalle Gladiators, elected to field first
Series
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Gladiators
Dhananjaya Lakshan
Series resultGalle Gladiators advanced
Match days13 December 2020 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
Sri Lanka
Kumar Dharmasena
Sri Lanka
Raveendra Wimalasiri
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka
Prageeth Rambukwella
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
MATCH NOTES
  • Colombo Kings innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 32 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Colombo Kings: 50 runs in 8.3 overs (51 balls), Extras 2
  • Strategic Timeout: Colombo Kings - 54/2 in 9.0 overs (DJ Bell-Drummond 32, AD Mathews 5)
  • Over 11.3: Review by Galle Gladiators (Bowling), Umpire - RR Wimalasiri, Batsman - AD Russell (Upheld)
  • DJ Bell-Drummond: 50 off 41 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Colombo Kings: 100 runs in 14.1 overs (85 balls), Extras 2
  • Strategic Timeout: Colombo Kings - 112/6 in 15.4 overs (ST de Silva 3)
  • Colombo Kings: 150 runs in 19.4 overs (118 balls), Extras 5
  • Innings Break: Colombo Kings - 150/9 in 20.0 overs (PVD Chameera 5)
  • Galle Gladiators innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 57 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Galle Gladiators: 50 runs in 5.1 overs (31 balls), Extras 0
  • Strategic Timeout: Galle Gladiators - 76/4 in 8.1 overs (SSD Arachchige 3)
  • Galle Gladiators: 100 runs in 13.3 overs (81 balls), Extras 7
  • Strategic Timeout: Galle Gladiators - 116/7 in 16.0 overs (D Lakshan 8)
  • Galle Gladiators: 150 runs in 19.5 overs (119 balls), Extras 7
Gladiators Innings
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