16th Match (N), Colombo (RPS), December 14, 2021, Lanka Premier League
(14/14 ov) 134/7
(14/14 ov, T:135) 125/5

Gladiators won by 9 runs

Player Of The Match
Galle Gladiators INNINGS (14 overs maximum)
Danushka Gunathilaka  b Imran Tahir2212-40183.33
Kusal Mendis c Liyanage b Imran Tahir3517-41205.88
Bhanuka Rajapaksa (c)c Jayathilake b Little3320-13165.00
Samit Patel c Little b Ratnayake89-0088.88
Mohammad Hafeez c Salt b Little116-11183.33
Dhananjaya Lakshan run out (Little/Ratnayake)33-00100.00
Mohammed Shamaaz not out 69-0066.66
Isuru Udana c Liyanage b Imran Tahir138-20162.50
Extras(w 3)3
TOTAL14 Ov (RR: 9.57)134/7
Fall of wickets: 1-30 (Danushka Gunathilaka, 2.5 ov), 2-68 (Kusal Mendis, 6.1 ov), 3-85 (Samit Patel, 8.3 ov), 4-111 (Mohammad Hafeez, 10.3 ov), 5-111 (Bhanuka Rajapaksa, 10.4 ov), 6-116 (Dhananjaya Lakshan, 11.4 ov), 7-134 (Isuru Udana, 13.6 ov)
Josh Little302929.6643100
10.3 to Mohammad Hafeez, That sounded good! But it IS good for Little! Runs from around the wicket and bowls it around off on a length. Hafeez looks to tonk it over mid-wicket. All he manages to do is get more height than distance. Phil Salt settles under it and takes it nicely. Hafeez's little cameo is done!. 111/4
10.4 to PBB Rajapaksa, Two in two for Little! Both set batters back in the dugout! On a length outside off, Rajapaksa hangs on the back foot and looks to carve it through point. Gets a thick outside edge straight to short third man. Either side of that man and it could have been four. End of the captain's stay in the middle.. 111/5
Ramesh Mendis3041013.6614210
Imran Tahir302036.6682010
2.5 to MD Gunathilaka, Tahir gets the last laugh, as usual! Again, a big, attempted sweep. Tahir has pushed this up expecting the sweep. and has pitched it so perfectly that it goes under Gunathilaka's bat, and cannoning into off stump. Outstanding anticipation from Tahir, who bowled for that premeditated sweep, you suspect.. 30/1
6.1 to BKG Mendis, top edge, and taken. Tahir strikes first ball of his second over. He removes Mendis, who was batting so well. This is tossed up, pitching on leg stump, bouncing a little (was there a bit of topspin?). Mendis sweeps at it of course. And the edge goes high, and is swallowed quite a distance in from the deep square leg rope. Good innings by Mendis though.. 68/2
13.6 to I Udana, OUT! Tahir adds a third to his kitty to end the innings. Udana made room but could only hit it high in the air. Cover settles under it and takes it without much ado. Excellent end to the innings, Tahir finishes with 3/20.. 134/7
Tharindu Ratnayake301715.6682010
8.3 to SR Patel, BIG WICKET! Left-arm Ratanayake has Samit Patel caught! Tosses it up, flighted up enough to entice Patel, who only manages to sky it for long-on to take an easy running catch. Gladiators pegged back further.. 85/3
Sachitha Jayathilake1014014.0001100
Chamika Karunaratne1013013.0000100
Dambulla Giants INNINGS (Target: 135 runs from 14 overs)
Niroshan Dickwella  b Mohammad Amir03-000.00
Phil Salt c Tharanga b Udana4129-31141.37
Janith Liyanage c Gunathilaka b Patel5137-52137.83
Dasun Shanaka (c)c Tharanga b Patel12-0050.00
Najibullah Zadran c †Mohamed Shamaz b Udana169-02177.77
Chamika Karunaratne not out 83-10266.66
Sachitha Jayathilake not out 52-10250.00
Extras(nb 1, w 2)3
TOTAL14 Ov (RR: 8.92)125/5
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Niroshan Dickwella, 0.3 ov), 2-90 (Phil Salt, 10.5 ov), 3-96 (Dasun Shanaka, 11.3 ov), 4-96 (Janith Liyanage, 11.4 ov), 5-114 (Najibullah Zadran, 13.2 ov)
Mohammad Amir312418.00101210
0.3 to N Dickwella, chopped on! Leaden footed shot from Dickwella. This is a wicket created by the away swing/seam of the previous deliveries. This is length as well, and again wide of off stump. Dickwella tries to push it through off with a cross bat, but doesn't move his feet, and also seams to play for away-movement, which isn't there. It takes his under edge and ricochets into his off stump. 0/1
Samit Patel302428.0061100
11.3 to MD Shanaka, holds and excellent catch this time though. This is a fullish ball outsdie off, hit over cover, but without a lot of power. Pulina Tharanga at deep cover sprints in and dives forward to hold a tough catch.. 96/3
11.4 to J Liyanage, two wickets in two balls for the league's top wicket taker. This time it's the big wicket of Liyanage, on whom Giants' hopes rested. This is swung over deep midwicket, but there's not a good connection, and the deep midwicket batter holds a good catch, about a foot in from the rope. 96/4
Isuru Udana3030210.0075001
10.5 to PD Salt, slower one gone wrong again, but this is marginal full toss, and oh my - Salt has hit it straight to deep backward square. Umpires are sending this upstairs. But the third umpire rules it a fair delivery, which I think is the right call. It was about upper thigh-height. Salt should have put that one over the rope, but only has himself to blame for picking out the fielder. 90/2
13.2 to Najibullah Zadran, another dot! This is a bouncer outside off stump, which Zadran swings and misses at, and it goes to the keeper. Or does he miss it? Gladiators think there could have been a nick and ask for the review. And there is a nick! Zadran has to go! Probably the Giants' last hope, that.. 114/5
Pulina Tharanga201909.5021100
Noor Ahmad302809.3332110
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TossDambulla Giants, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Samit Patel
Match days14 December 2021 - night (20-over match)
Sri Lanka
Prageeth Rambukwella
Sri Lanka
Ravindra Kottahachchi
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka
Raveendra Wimalasiri
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka
Asanga Jayasooriya
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Graeme Labrooy
PointsGalle Gladiators 2, Dambulla Giants 0
  • Galle Gladiators innings
  • Rain: Galle Gladiators - 0/0
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 4.0 (Mandatory - 41 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Galle Gladiators: 50 runs in 4.4 overs (28 balls), Extras 1
  • Galle Gladiators: 100 runs in 9.4 overs (58 balls), Extras 2
  • Innings Break: Galle Gladiators - 134/7 in 14.0 overs (Mohamed Shamaz 6)
  • Dambulla Giants innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 4.0 (Mandatory - 29 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Over 0.4: Review by Dambulla Giants (Batting), Umpire - RMPJ Rambukwella, Batter - J Liyanage (Struck down)
  • Dambulla Giants: 50 runs in 5.5 overs (35 balls), Extras 1
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 32 balls (PD Salt 17, J Liyanage 33, Ex 1)
  • Over 10.4: Review by Dambulla Giants (Batting), Umpire - RMPJ Rambukwella, Batter - PD Salt (Upheld)
  • J Liyanage: 50 off 35 balls (5 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Dambulla Giants: 100 runs in 12.1 overs (74 balls), Extras 3
  • Over 13.2: Review by Galle Gladiators (Bowling), Umpire - RA Kottahachchi, Batter - Najibullah Zadran (Upheld)
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