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.
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.
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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?
flighted on the legs, misses a slog off the pads and opts not to take the run.
full on the stumps, tapped with soft hands to midwicket.
full on the stumps, driven along the ground to long-on.
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.
slower ball lands on a length outside off, batsman way out in front.
low full toss at shin height flicked behind square, beats deep backward square to the rope.
wide yorker, jammed out for a single.
slower ball lands short on fourth stump, swatted between deep midwicket and long-on for another boundary.
length ball on off, tries to heave this over midwicket but it flutters well short and relayed in for one.
short over middle, Mendis can't catch up to the bouncer. Square leg signals one for the over.
full on the pads, flicked to deep square leg.
full on the stumps, driven off the pads and caroms wide of the bowler into short midwicket.
another full toss at knee height on off, tries to flick for midwicket and a thick edge goes behind point for four more.
low full toss on the legs, flicked toward deep midwicket and they scamper a second.
full outside off, driven in the air over extra cover and flies to the rope.
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.
slower ball lands too full on the stumps, punched beautifully in the air back over the bowler and lands over the long-off rope.
slower ball at 94 kph lands short and spins down leg. Bonus ball.