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19th Match (N), Hambantota, Dec 10 2020, Lanka Premier League
(17/20 ov, target 127)130/1
Gladiators won by 9 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
94 (66)
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• Matt Roller

Danushka Gunathilaka's 94* seals Galle Gladiators' semi-final spot

Mohammad Amir and Nuwan Thushara set tone with new ball to knock Kandy Tuskers out

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Scorecard summary
Kandy Tuskers126/10(19.1 overs)
Galle Gladiators130/1(17 overs)
end of over 1712 runs
GG: 130/1CRR: 7.64 
Ahsan Ali2 (3)
Danushka Gunathilaka94 (66)
Asela Gunaratne 4-0-31-0
Dale Steyn 4-0-23-0

Galle Gladiators win by 9 wickets and go through to the semi-finals. A comfortable win and they rise from bottom of the table to qualify. Kandy Tuskers misses out.

16.6
4b
Gunaratne to Ahsan Ali, 4 byes

goes through the gate, past the keeper for byes.

16.5
1
Gunaratne to Gunathilaka, 1 run

short of a length and pushes down the ground to long on.

16.4
Gunaratne to Gunathilaka, no run

defends it back to the bowler.

16.3
4
Gunaratne to Gunathilaka, FOUR runs

driven through the off side to backward point fence.

16.2
1
Gunaratne to Ahsan Ali, 1 run

works through the onside to deep midwicket.

16.1
1
Gunaratne to Gunathilaka, 1 run

moves back and flicks it high in the air to deep square leg.

16.1
1w
Gunaratne to Gunathilaka, 1 wide

full and wide.

Strategic timeout

end of over 1611 runs
GG: 118/1CRR: 7.37 RRR: 2.25
Danushka Gunathilaka88 (62)
Ahsan Ali1 (1)
Dale Steyn 4-0-23-0
Dilruwan Perera 4-0-30-1
15.6
1
Steyn to Gunathilaka, 1 run

pushes to extra cover and takes off for a tight single.

15.5
Steyn to Gunathilaka, no run

moves across and has a wild swing, misses it and through to the keeper.

15.4
Steyn to Gunathilaka, no run

plays with an angled bat behind point.

15.3
Steyn to Gunathilaka, no run

cuts and misses, a wider delivery.

15.2
Steyn to Gunathilaka, no run

keeps it full and wide.

15.1
6
Steyn to Gunathilaka, SIX runs

short ball pulled well in the air and over cow corner for a maximum.

Free hit

15.1
1w
Steyn to Gunathilaka, 1 wide

full and wide outside the off stump

Free hit

15.1
3nb
Steyn to Gunathilaka, (no ball) 2 runs

driven along the ground to the sweeper cover and Steyn has hits the stumps in his run up to delivery, signaled a noball .

end of over 156 runs • 1 wicket
GG: 107/1CRR: 7.13 RRR: 4.00
Danushka Gunathilaka79 (55)
Ahsan Ali1 (1)
Dilruwan Perera 4-0-30-1
Nuwan Pradeep 3-0-23-0
14.6
1
Perera to Gunathilaka, 1 run

moves back and dives down the ground to long off.

14.5
4
Perera to Gunathilaka, FOUR runs

driven firmly to the left of extra cover to the fence.

14.4
1
Perera to Ahsan Ali, 1 run

flicks it away through the onside to the deep.

14.3
W
Perera to Hazratullah Zazai, OUT

too many swipes across the line, you miss I hit, misses the slog sweep and knocks the stumps.

Hazratullah Zazai b MDK Perera 20 (34b 1x4 1x6) SR: 58.82
14.2
Perera to Hazratullah Zazai, no run

pushes it to the onside.

Match details
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota
TossGalle Gladiators, elected to field first
SeriesLanka Premier League
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Danushka Gunathilaka
Danushka Gunathilaka
Match days10 December 2020 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
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Hemantha Boteju
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Kumar Dharmasena
TV Umpire
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Ruchira Palliyaguruge
Reserve Umpire
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Ravindra Kottahachchi
Match Referee
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Ranjan Madugalle
PointsGalle Gladiators 2, Kandy Tuskers 0