result
18th Match (D/N), Hambantota, Dec 10 2020, Lanka Premier League
(20 ov, target 174)167/6
Kings won by 6 runs
Player Of The Match
108* (65)
laurie-evans
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• Madushka Balasuriya

Laurie Evans goes through gears with LPL's first hundred to push Colombo Kings into second

Englishman scores unbeaten 108 from 65 as Jaffna Stallions fall short in clash of second and third

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Scorecard summary
Colombo Kings173/4(20 overs)
Jaffna Stallions167/6(20 overs)
end of over 2018 runs
JS: 167/6CRR: 8.35 
Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva23 (14)
Suranga Lakmal17 (11)
Andre Russell 4-0-46-3
Isuru Udana 3-0-20-1

That's a wrap for our coverage of this one, though do stay tuned for Madushka Balasuriya's report, and remember to follow our coverage of Tuskers vs Gladiators tonight. Cheers!

That result means that Jaffna Stallions will definitely finish third, and will play the loser of the Colombo-Dambulla game tomorrow in their semi-final. Colombo will finish top of the group if they win that. The most important game comes later this evening, with Kandy and Galle playing each other in a virtual quarter-final.

Don't be deceived by the margin of victory: this was always Colombo Kings' game to lose. Laurie Evans hit the first hundred in Lanka Premier League history, and the second of his career, to underpin a total of 173 for 4, and despite a slight scare from Thisara Perera, the Kings always looked likely to defend that total. Qais Ahmad and Izy Udana were the stand-out bowlers, while Russell made important breakthroughs despite being very expensive.

19.6
4
Russell to Hasaranga de Silva, FOUR runs

Russell shuffles in and bowls this off the wrong foot, and Hasaranga carts it away for a meaningless four through wide long-off

19.5
Russell to Hasaranga de Silva, no run

nails his yorker this time. Hasaranga sits deep in the crease, and can only steer this to point with an open face

19.5
7nb
Russell to Hasaranga de Silva, (no ball) SIX runs

uh oh! Russell oversteps, and Hasaranga heaves the slower-ball bouncer over fine leg for six with a tennis-style forehand. They couldn't, could they?

19.4
Russell to Hasaranga de Silva, no run

length outside off, inside edged into his boot and that should be the game for the Kings. Stallions relying on wides and no-balls now

19.3
Russell to Hasaranga de Silva, no run

offcutter, another swing and a miss and they need three sixes off three balls from here

19.2
6
Russell to Hasaranga de Silva, SIX runs

slightly full of a length, pace off, and Hasaranga nails it over long-on for a massive six! Down at 65mph, Hasaranga cleared his front leg and waited for it, sitting deep and clearing it

19.1
1b
Russell to Lakmal, 1 bye

slower ball on a length, over the top of the stumps as Lakmal swings and misses. Hasaranga scrambles through for a bye

25 required off the last over. Dre Russ to bowl it.

end of over 198 runs
JS: 149/6CRR: 7.84 RRR: 25.00
Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva7 (8)
Suranga Lakmal17 (10)
Isuru Udana 3-0-20-1
Andre Russell 3-0-29-3

Excellent over from Udana. Fantastic display of death bowling

18.6
Udana to Hasaranga de Silva, no run

shuffles about in his crease, Udana lands his yorker outside off and Hasaranga can only swing and miss!

18.5
1
Udana to Lakmal, 1 run

slightly misses the yorker, but Lakmal can only slap the slot ball out to long-off

18.4
1
Udana to Hasaranga de Silva, 1 run

yorker, dug out into the leg side, and Mathews misfields, allowing them through for a single

18.3
1
Udana to Lakmal, 1 run

yorker outside off, squeezed out to third man

18.2
4
Udana to Lakmal, FOUR runs

wide on the crease, in the slot, and nailed down to long-on. Priyanjan just needs to get his body behind it, but makes a mess of it, and parries it over the boundary for four. Sloppy

18.1
1
Udana to Hasaranga de Silva, 1 run

yorker, dug out to long-on. Hasaranga had called for two, but it was never on

33 off 12. Izy Udana to bowl the 19th, looking to put the game out of reach.

end of over 187 runs
JS: 141/6CRR: 7.83 RRR: 16.50
Suranga Lakmal11 (7)
Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva5 (5)
Andre Russell 3-0-29-3
Dushmantha Chameera 3-0-26-1
17.6
4
Russell to Lakmal, FOUR runs

low full toss, slammed down the ground for a one-bounce four. Takes the shine off an otherwise excellent over from Dre Russ. Overpitched, and Lakmal carts it over the rope

17.5
1
Russell to Hasaranga de Silva, 1 run

full toss, punched to wide long-off for a jogged single

17.4
1
Russell to Lakmal, 1 run

slower ball, yorker on leg stump, which Lakmal digs out towards midwicket

17.3
Russell to Lakmal, no run

83mph/134kph, Lakmal can't get any bat on the yorker as he backs away

17.2
Russell to Lakmal, no run

slower ball, Lakmal swings and misses looking to heave over the leg side

17.1
1
Russell to Hasaranga de Silva, 1 run

hat-trick ball, nudged into the leg side for one

40 needed off the last 18 balls. Colombo's game to lose

end of over 179 runs
JS: 134/6CRR: 7.88 RRR: 13.33
Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva3 (3)
Suranga Lakmal6 (3)
Dushmantha Chameera 3-0-26-1
Andre Russell 2-0-22-3
16.6
1
Chameera to Hasaranga de Silva, 1 run

length on fourth stump, timed sweetly out to cover with a punch, but only a single

Best performances - batters
Laurie Evans
LJ Evans CK
108 runs (65)
9 fours
5 sixes
Control82%
Productive shot
on drive
19 runs
1 four
0 six
105413232834
Charith Asalanka
KIC Asalanka JS
32 runs (27)
4 fours
0 six
Control70%
Productive shot
flick
6 runs
0 four
0 six
111143705
Best performances - bowlers
Andre Russell portrait
AD Russell CK
O
4
M
0
R
46
W
3
ECO
11.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Qais Ahmed player portrait
Qais Ahmad CK
O
3
M
0
R
15
W
1
ECO
5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota
TossJaffna Stallions, elected to field first
SeriesLanka Premier League
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Laurie Evans
Laurie Evans
Match days10 December 2020 - daynight (20-over match)
Umpires
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Keerthi Bandara
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Lyndon Hannibal
TV Umpire
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Prageeth Rambukwella
Reserve Umpire
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Deepal Gunawardene
Match Referee
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Manoj Mendis
PointsColombo Kings 2, Jaffna Stallions 0