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17th Match (N), Hambantota, Dec 9 2020, Lanka Premier League
(20 ov, target 169)174/6
Viiking won by 4 wickets
Player Of The Match
46* (20)
samiullah-shinwari
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Samiullah Shinwari blitz keeps sloppy Galle Gladiators bottom

Afghanistan allrounder hits 46* off 20 to push Dambulla into top spot

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Scorecard summary
Galle Gladiators168/7(20 overs)
Dambulla Viiking174/6(20 overs)
end of over 2012 runs
DV: 174/6CRR: 8.70 
Samiullah Shinwari46 (20)
Ramesh Mendis13 (7)
Shehan Jayasuriya 3-0-26-1
Mohammad Amir 4-0-29-1

12.30 am Apologies for the technical difficulties toward the end of the match. Viiking pull it out on the last ball though to create two points of space at the top of the table. Galle stay stuck at the bottom with one more chance to get to four points and make the final playoff spot come down to net run rate with Kandy Tuskers.

Come back tomorrow for another doubleheader. I'm Peter Della Penna. Take care!

19.6
6
Jayasuriya to Samiullah Shinwari, SIX runs

Shinwari gets the meaty full toss at waist height that he needed to crack a mile over deep backward square for the six that clinches victory by four wickets off the final ball.

19.5
Jayasuriya to Samiullah Shinwari, no run

full on the stumps, thick edge to third man, non-striker sets off for the game-winning run but Shinwari turns him back, seemingly more interested in hitting a six than winning the match. Could we have a super over?

19.4
Jayasuriya to Samiullah Shinwari, no run

flighted on the legs, misses a slog off the pads and opts not to take the run.

19.3
1
Jayasuriya to Mendis, 1 run

full on the stumps, tapped with soft hands to midwicket.

19.2
1
Jayasuriya to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run

full on the stumps, driven along the ground to long-on.

19.1
4
Jayasuriya to Samiullah Shinwari, FOUR runs

dropped! Dhananjaya Lakshan with another cringeworthy effort at long-on. Full on the stumps, flicked loosely in the air toward Lakshan jogging to his right, he covers the 15 yards with no issue but then produces a terribly clumsy effort reaching across his body as the ball slips through his hands at waist height. 6/10 on difficulty and he parries it into the rope. Shinwari can't contain his laughter. Neither can the bowler, but for different reasons.

end of over 1910 runs
DV: 162/6CRR: 8.52 RRR: 7.00
Ramesh Mendis12 (6)
Samiullah Shinwari35 (15)
Mohammad Amir 4-0-29-1
Nuwan Thushara 4-0-46-0
18.6
Amir to Mendis, no run

slower ball lands on a length outside off, batsman way out in front.

18.5
4
Amir to Mendis, FOUR runs

low full toss at shin height flicked behind square, beats deep backward square to the rope.

18.4
1
Amir to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run

wide yorker, jammed out for a single.

18.3
4
Amir to Samiullah Shinwari, FOUR runs

slower ball lands short on fourth stump, swatted between deep midwicket and long-on for another boundary.

18.2
1
Amir to Mendis, 1 run

length ball on off, tries to heave this over midwicket but it flutters well short and relayed in for one.

18.1
Amir to Mendis, no run

short over middle, Mendis can't catch up to the bouncer. Square leg signals one for the over.

end of over 1816 runs
DV: 152/6CRR: 8.44 RRR: 8.50
Ramesh Mendis7 (2)
Samiullah Shinwari30 (13)
Nuwan Thushara 4-0-46-0
Dhananjaya Lakshan 4-0-33-2
17.6
1
Thushara to Mendis, 1 run

full on the pads, flicked to deep square leg.

17.5
1
Thushara to Samiullah Shinwari, 1 run

full on the stumps, driven off the pads and caroms wide of the bowler into short midwicket.

17.4
4
Thushara to Samiullah Shinwari, FOUR runs

another full toss at knee height on off, tries to flick for midwicket and a thick edge goes behind point for four more.

17.3
2
Thushara to Samiullah Shinwari, 2 runs

low full toss on the legs, flicked toward deep midwicket and they scamper a second.

17.2
4
Thushara to Samiullah Shinwari, FOUR runs

full outside off, driven in the air over extra cover and flies to the rope.

17.1
4
Thushara to Samiullah Shinwari, FOUR runs

full on off, horrendous misfield by the fielder at long-on and a single is turned into four by Dhananjaya Lakshan with a clumsy effort bending over ricocheting off his knee into the rope.

end of over 1716 runs • 1 wicket
DV: 136/6CRR: 8.00 RRR: 11.00
Ramesh Mendis6 (1)
Samiullah Shinwari15 (8)
Dhananjaya Lakshan 4-0-33-2
Nuwan Thushara 3-0-30-0
16.6
6
Lakshan to Mendis, SIX runs

slower ball lands too full on the stumps, punched beautifully in the air back over the bowler and lands over the long-off rope.

16.6
1w
Lakshan to Mendis, 1 wide

slower ball at 94 kph lands short and spins down leg. Bonus ball.

Best performances - batters
Player portrait , Samiullah Shinwari
Samiullah Shinwari DV
46 runs (20)
6 fours
2 sixes
Control55%
Productive shot
on drive
10 runs
2 fours
0 six
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Danushka Gunathilaka portrait
MD Gunathilaka GG
46 runs (31)
8 fours
0 six
Control65%
Productive shot
cover drive
8 runs
2 fours
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Ramesh Mendis
RTM Mendis DV
O
4
M
0
R
28
W
2
ECO
7
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Kasun Rajitha portrait
CAK Rajitha DV
O
4
M
0
R
31
W
2
ECO
7.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
LEGOFF
LHB
1W1W
Match details
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota
TossDambulla Viiking, elected to field first
SeriesLanka Premier League
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Samiullah Shinwari
Samiullah Shinwari
Match days9 December 2020 - night (20-over match)
T20 debut
Dilshan Madushanka
Dilshan Madushanka
Umpires
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Ravindra Kottahachchi
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Ruchira Palliyaguruge
TV Umpire
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Lyndon Hannibal
Reserve Umpire
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Hemantha Boteju
Match Referee
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Wendell Labrooy
PointsDambulla Viiking 2, Galle Gladiators 0