result
1st Match (N), Hambantota, Nov 26 2020, Lanka Premier League
(20 ov, target 220)219/7
Match tied (Kings won the one-over eliminator)
Player Of The Match
80 (46)
dinesh-chandimal
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Scores: Chandan Duorah
Comms: Fidel Fernando
Scorecard summary
Kandy Tuskers219/3(20 overs)
Colombo Kings219/7(20 overs)
SUPER OVER 1 - END OF OVER12 runs
KT: 12/0CRR: 12.00 

Thanks for being with us for this thrilling start to the Lanka Premier League. Despite the many challenges the tournament has faced, this first match has been thoroughly entertaining. A less-fancied Tuskers side ran a star-studded Kings outfit very close, despite one of the Tuskers bowlers pulling up with an apparent hamstring injury early on.

Join us again for the next match tomorrow, between Galle Gladiators and Jaffna Stallions. Till then, take it easy.

***

What a first match! I can't help feeling that Tuskers will feel screwed over by the umpire's refusal to call wide on a very obvious wide, however. It was a rough call in a Super Over situation.

Despite that, Kings did incredibly well to pull this game in their direction after conceding 219. There were oustanding innings from Dinesh Chandimal, Isuru Udana, and a nice cameo from Qais Ahmad.

Kusal Perera: "It was a great game and a really good track for batsmen. It wasn't a good track for bowlers. With Irfan Pathan injured we'll have to talk to management and sort it out,"

Angelo Mathews: "Isuru showed us what he's capable of, Chandi showed us what he's capable of, and Russell gave us his best out there. The margin for the bowlers was very little. Isuru was fantastic with both bat and ball"

Dinesh Chandimal is man of the match: "We played an army commanders league a month back that helped me. In T20s I have to open the innings. I can't go for big shots when I bat in the middle because I hit along the ground. As opener I can get going because I can beat the field. That was my game plan."

0.6
1
Udana to Perera, 1 run

this is closer into the stumps and this is lifted over the legside toward midwicket, but Tuskers need six to win and they won't get it. It lands well short. Colombo Kings have somehow clawed this one back

0.5
1
Udana to Rahmanullah, 1 run

Full and wide, carved to deep point for a single

0.4
Udana to Rahmanullah, no run

this is down the legside and should be a wide. No? The umpire doesn't call it. Strange. Gurbaz shuffles to off, but that shouldn't make a difference here. That should be wide. But it's not called as such.

0.3
6
Udana to Rahmanullah, SIX runs

Still no slower ball from Udana, which you expected. Gurbaz bangs that way back over the bowlers head for six

Gurbaz is lighting this super over up.

0.2
4
Udana to Rahmanullah, FOUR runs

Stays in his place this time, and Udana goes full and wide. Gurbaz carves that high, backward of point, and beats the fielders to get four

0.1
Udana to Rahmanullah, no run

runs way across the stumps and tries to smack that over short fine leg, but misses completely. A dot ball to start

Looks like Isuru Udana will be bowling the Super Over for Colombo Kings.

Kusal Perera, who has been on the field for all but about seven deliveries of this game, is taking guard again for Tuskers. Rahmanullah Gurbaz is joining him. This should be good.

SUPER OVER 1 - END OF OVER16 runs • 1 wicket
CK: 16/1CRR: 16.00 
0.6
2
Pradeep to Russell, 2 runs

decent yorker wide-ish of off stump, drilled wide of long on, and they sprint two as the fielders run across to cut it off

0.6
2w
Pradeep to Angelo Mathews, 1 wide

full ball wide of off stump. Too wide. AAAnd the batsmen run a bye. So not only is it a wide, but Russell is back on strike.

0.5
4
Pradeep to Angelo Mathews, FOUR runs

Mathews gets himself into the super over. Poor ball from from Pradeep. Knee high full toss that's larruped past square leg for four

0.4
1lb
Pradeep to Russell, 1 leg bye

spears one int Russell's boot. Back of the hand slower ball I think. Russell can't connect. It dribbles off into the offside and the run a legbue

0.3
6
Pradeep to Russell, SIX runs

back of a length into the waist and Russell bashes this, high over deep square leg

0.2
W
Pradeep to Udana, OUT

Udana connects, but doesn't connect well enough. Fullish again, into the pads again, Udana hits it high into the legside and Kusal Mendis runs around from deep midwicket to get a good running catch

Isuru Udana c BKG Mendis b Pradeep 0 (1b 0x4 0x6)
0.1
1lb
Pradeep to Russell, 1 leg bye

fast, fullish, speared into the pads, Russell tries to swing this over the legside and misses. The ball deflects off to the offside and the run a leg bye

Russell is facing.

Nuwan Pradeep is bowling the Super Over for Tuskers.

Udana and Andre Russell batting for Colombo Kings.

end of over 2019 runs • 1 wicket
CK: 219/7CRR: 10.95 
Isuru Udana34 (12)
Manpreet Gony0 (0)
Asela Gunaratne 4-0-49-1
Nuwan Pradeep 4-0-34-2
19.6
2
Gunaratne to Udana, 2 runs

SUPER OVER in the first over of this league. You've got to be joking. Udana slams another one to long on and runs two. Insane.

19.5
2
Gunaratne to Udana, 2 runs

two runs down the ground. Udana tries to hit the four down the ground, but can only get two

19.4
W
Gunaratne to Udana, OUT

Qais is not happy with how Udana is playing this. Asela finally gets a good ball in and, Udana gets an inside edge on to his pad. Qais is screaming for a single and running through, but Udana is not interested in the slightest. He turns him back and Kusal Perera easily runs him out

Qais Ahmad run out (†Perera/Gunaratne) 15 (8b 3x4 0x6) SR: 187.5
19.3
6
Gunaratne to Udana, SIX runs

Another full toss. This is turning the game around. Udana latches on to this one as well, and smashes this over lang on for six as well. Not as big as the last, but plenty big enough.

19.3
1w
Gunaratne to Udana, 1 wide

Is Gunaratne losing his nerve? This is fired down leg

19.2
6
Gunaratne to Udana, SIX runs

this could go down to the wire folks. This is a knee-high full toss, which Udana duly wallops way over long on for six. 12 off 4 now.

19.1
2
Gunaratne to Udana, 2 runs

Tuskers should have down better here. Short ball, which Udana mis-hits. gets it out to deep midwicket and a good throw might have had the batsmen in trouble. But it's not a great throw

Kings need 20 here. I'd still say it's very much Tuskers' game.

end of over 1915 runs
CK: 200/6CRR: 10.52 RRR: 20.00
Isuru Udana16 (6)
Qais Ahmad15 (8)
Nuwan Pradeep 4-0-34-2
Kavishka Anjula 4-0-48-0
18.6
1
Pradeep to Udana, 1 run

full outside off, steered to third man so Udana can keep the stike.

18.5
1
Pradeep to Qais, 1 run

low full toss outside off, drilled to long on

18.4
Pradeep to Qais, no run

a swing and miss now. Back of a length ball into the pitch. Qais groans as he fails to connect.

18.3
4
Pradeep to Qais, FOUR runs

doesn't miss this time. Damn. What a shot. Overpitched from Pradeep who is looking for the yorker, and Qais slams that back over the bowler's head all the way for four. Flat and hard

18.2
Pradeep to Qais, no run

slower ball, length outside off. Qais swings big and misses

18.1
4
Pradeep to Qais, FOUR runs

thigh-high full toss that's banged over wide long off for four. Qais is getting into the act properly

18.1
5nb
Pradeep to Qais, (no ball) FOUR runs

full toss on the toes and flicked beautifully off the toes for fours for four. It's a no-ball for too-few fielders in the circle too. That's not acceptable from the Tuskers

end of over 1817 runs
CK: 185/6CRR: 10.27 RRR: 17.50
Isuru Udana15 (5)
Qais Ahmad2 (2)
Kavishka Anjula 4-0-48-0
Nuwan Pradeep 3-0-19-2
17.6
6
Anjula to Udana, SIX runs

even better from Udana, who is intent on taking this into the last few.. This six is way over cover, as Anjula goes outside off stump and gets carved high over the offside

17.5
6
Anjula to Udana, SIX runs

into the ribs and Udana punishes that high over deep square leg for six. Until he's gone, Tuskers can't rest. that's a super shot

17.4
1
Anjula to Qais, 1 run

pushes this to mid off and sprints. Had the fielder hit at the non-strikers' end he would have run Qais out

17.4
1w
Anjula to Qais, 1 wide

way down the offside

17.3
1
Anjula to Udana, 1 run

wide of off stump, a fullish delivery, and Udana tries to blast that way over the offside. It's a huge top edge though, and its'\ dropped. Kusal Mendis should have held that one, running in from cover, but grasses it.

17.2
1
Anjula to Qais, 1 run

shuffles to off and gets it to deep midwicket

Best performances - batters
Kusal Perera portrait
MDKJ Perera KT
87 runs (52)
9 fours
4 sixes
Control64%
Productive shot
cover drive
21 runs
3 fours
1 six
911052331323
Dinesh Chandimal, player portrait
LD Chandimal CK
80 runs (46)
12 fours
2 sixes
Control80%
Productive shot
off drive
17 runs
2 fours
1 six
58451324174
Best performances - bowlers
Nuwan Pradeep portrait
N Pradeep KT
O
4
M
0
R
34
W
2
ECO
8.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Naveen-ul-Haq portrait
Naveen-ul-Haq KT
O
4
M
0
R
40
W
2
ECO
10
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota
TossColombo Kings, elected to field first
SeriesLanka Premier League
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Dinesh Chandimal
Dinesh Chandimal
Match days26 November 2020 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
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Lyndon Hannibal
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Raveendra Wimalasiri
TV Umpire
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Ruchira Palliyaguruge
Reserve Umpire
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Prageeth Rambukwella
Match Referee
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Graeme Labrooy
PointsKandy Tuskers 0, Colombo Kings 2