Eliminator (D/N), Hambantota, December 19, 2021, Lanka Premier League
(18.5/20 ov) 146/4

Giants won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
56* (47)
Colombo Stars INNINGS (20 overs maximum)
Kusal Perera c Karunaratne b Pradeep36-0050.00
Tom Banton run out (Najibullah Zadran/†Dickwella)1313-20100.00
Pathum Nissanka c Karunaratne b Imran Tahir4239-40107.69
Dhananjaya de Silva  b Imran Tahir1511-20136.36
Angelo Mathews (c)not out 5034-42147.05
Seekkuge Prasanna c Little b Pradeep711-0063.63
Dinesh Chandimal c Salt b Karunaratne23-0066.66
Karim Janat not out 113-11366.66
Extras(lb 1, w 1)2
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 7.25)145/6
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Kusal Perera, 1.3 ov), 2-26 (Tom Banton, 5.3 ov), 3-68 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 9.4 ov), 4-96 (Pathum Nissanka, 14.2 ov), 5-119 (Seekkuge Prasanna, 17.5 ov), 6-134 (Dinesh Chandimal, 19.3 ov)
Josh Little402406.00123000
Nuwan Pradeep402325.75113010
1.3 to MDKJ Perera, out. Kusal Perera had a good innings in the last game, but it doesn't work out for him today. This is length outside off. Perera stays at home and tries to launch that over mid on, but it hits his bat high, and he ends up merely spooning a catch to Chamika Karunaratne, who doesn't drop many.. 3/1
17.5 to S Prasanna, tries to carve this shortish ball outside off (think it's a slower one) over backward point. He just picks up deep point instead, having mis-hit it. End of a poor innings. Stars have some ground to make up.. 119/5
Chamika Karunaratne403117.7542100
19.3 to LD Chandimal, superb catch! Wonderfully done by Salt at long on. This is a slower one, length ball outside off. Chandimal puts every molecule into this swing, but can't clear the straight boundary, as he wants to. Salt is standing a few metres inside the rope, and he has some ground to make to his left, but he gets there, times his leap nicely, and gets both hands to the ball that was going over his head. Made it look easy.. 134/6
Imran Tahir402526.2581000
9.4 to DM de Silva, slow through the air, DDS doesn't move his feet, and the legbreak takes just enough turn to beat the batter's prod, and hit the top of off. Not sure what the batter was trying to do there, but Tahir is off on his big celebration. Was he surprised by how much that was tossed up?. 68/3
14.2 to P Nissanka, Nissanka tries to take Tahir on, and Tahir wins out. This is an attempted slog sweep to a fastish legbreak on off stump. Nissanka doesn't quite get underneath that. Top half of the bat, and it floats out to deep midwicket who takes a very comfortable catch.. 96/4
Sachitha Jayathilake4041010.2564200
Dambulla Giants INNINGS (Target: 146 runs from 20 overs)
Niroshan Dickwella (c)†c & b Chameera01-000.00
Phil Salt c Naveen-ul-Haq b Vandersay3221-41152.38
Sandun Weerakkody st †Perera b Prasanna1011-1090.90
Janith Liyanage not out 5647-50119.14
Najibullah Zadran c Chandimal b Naveen-ul-Haq3428-12121.42
Chamika Karunaratne not out 105-10200.00
Extras(b 1, lb 1, w 2)4
TOTAL18.5 Ov (RR: 7.75)146/4
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Niroshan Dickwella, 0.1 ov), 2-20 (Sandun Weerakkody, 3.1 ov), 3-68 (Phil Salt, 8.4 ov), 4-129 (Najibullah Zadran, 17.2 ov)
Dushmantha Chameera402416.0092010
0.1 to N Dickwella, what a start for Stars! Chameera holds a tough return catch! We thought he'd have an impact, but who knew it would be so soon? This is fullish on the stumps. Dickwella pushes at it early and sends it at waist height to the right of Chameera, who sticks his hand out and collects it. One dangerous battter gone. Didn't come to him super fast, but still had some work to do.. 0/1
17.2 to Najibullah Zadran, length on the stumps, Zadran tries to launch that over the straight boundary, but he's holed out! He's mis-hit that terribly. It's a slower one from Naveen, who learned from that last Karim Janat over. It takes the top edge, goes high, and Chandimal takes it about half a metre inside the rope.. 129/4
Seekkuge Prasanna403619.0074100
3.1 to DS Weerakkody, slider, and Weerakkody is waaaay down the track, stumped, lightyears from the crease. He came down expecting one to be tossed up, I think, but this is bowled with a wobbly seam, is fast through the air. It hits the leather and skids on, and it passes the bat. The keeper has loads of time.. 20/2
Jeffrey Vandersay403418.5072100
8.4 to PD Salt, top edge! Naveen slips but holds on. Vandersay gets his guy in the end. This is flat, and Salt plays a pre-meditated slogsweep against the turn. It goes high towards deep midwicket, and Naveen runs in and gets both hands to it, even if he falls on his backside in the process of taking the catch. Stars have got rid of Giant's best batter of the tournament.. 68/3
Karim Janat2.502408.4783100
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Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota
TossColombo Stars, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Janith Liyanage
Series resultDambulla Giants advanced
Match days19 December 2021 - daynight (20-over match)
Sri Lanka
Lyndon Hannibal
Sri Lanka
Raveendra Wimalasiri
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka
Prageeth Rambukwella
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
  • Colombo Stars innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 28 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Colombo Stars: 50 runs in 8.1 overs (49 balls), Extras 2
  • Strategic Timeout: Colombo Stars - 61/2 in 9.0 overs (P Nissanka 30, DM de Silva 13)
  • Strategic Timeout: Colombo Stars - 96/4 in 14.2 overs (AD Mathews 21)
  • Colombo Stars: 100 runs in 15.4 overs (94 balls), Extras 2
  • AD Mathews: 50 off 34 balls (4 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Innings Break: Colombo Stars - 145/6 in 20.0 overs (AD Mathews 50, Karim Janat 11)
  • Dambulla Giants innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 45 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Over 3.6: Review by Colombo Stars (Bowling), Umpire - RR Wimalasiri, Batter - PD Salt (Struck down)
  • Dambulla Giants: 50 runs in 6.3 overs (39 balls), Extras 1
  • Strategic Timeout: Dambulla Giants - 68/3 in 8.4 overs (J Liyanage 24)
  • Dambulla Giants: 100 runs in 13.1 overs (79 balls), Extras 2
  • Strategic Timeout: Dambulla Giants - 106/3 in 14.0 overs (J Liyanage 38, Najibullah Zadran 24)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 39 balls (J Liyanage 22, Najibullah Zadran 27, Ex 1)
  • Over 15.4: Review by Colombo Stars (Bowling), Umpire - RR Wimalasiri, Batter - Najibullah Zadran (Struck down)
  • J Liyanage: 50 off 43 balls (4 x 4)
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