Full, Mendis hits it over third man
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6.30pm The match has been called off! Both the teams will share a point each. Galle Gladiators are now leading the points table with five points from four matches while Dambulla Giants sit behind them on the second spot.
6.15pm The rain has got heavier and looks like the game might be called off
5.50pm It is still raining...
5.30pm A second interruption! Covers are coming in. Gladiators wouldn't have liked the play to stop, having started on a brisk note to chase down 160.
It is starting to rain again!
Full, outside off, taps it to fine leg
Length ball, on the stumps, Mendis lofts the ball over leg side
Yorker, defended, and Gunathilaka takes a single
Full, on the stumps, flicked away over square
Full, on the stumps, hits it straight over the bowler for a six
Length ball, on the stumps, pulled away
Thanks, Sunaadh. Kusal Mendis and Danushka Gunathilaka are walking in. Will Gladiators post their third win of the season today?
Stay tuned, we have Srinidhi taking us through the start of the 2nd innings, coming up next!
Well, Dambulla Giants have Dasun Shanaka and Ramesh Mendis to thank for their relatively promising total, with the pair steadying the innings after being 79/5 at one point. Mendis, in particular, played a couple of big shots towards the end that lent dignity to the Giants' total. Earlier, Samit Patel, Noor Ahmad and Mohammad Hafeez bowled 12 overs of excellent spin bowling, grabbing four wickets among them, while conceding only 61 runs.
A superb way to finish the innings! Mendis pulls a short ball over long leg for a stunning six!
Full, aimed at the stumps, and he digs the ball out to chip the ball over mid-wicket for a four, with long-off having come up. Clever batting!
Short, aimed at the body, and he pulls it towards midwicket for a single.
Slower ball, right into the stumps, and he digs the ball out, with the batters scampering through for a single.
Length, outside off, and he drags the ball towards deep fine leg. They attempt a risky second run, with a slide into the crease coupled with a slow throw from deep makings things safe.
Full-toss, drifting towards off, and he drags the ball towards midwicket for a single. An escape for the bowler, there.
Clever bowling! Another slower ball, short, tempts Karunaratne into charging down the pitch. He lofts the ball straight to long-on for an easy catch.
A stupendous shot, wide and outside off, he rocks back and slams the ball over cover for a six.
Slower ball, short of length and Mendis attempts a wild swing, missing the ball completely. They earn a bye as the keeper misses the stumps while attempting a run-out
Full and outside off again, he slams the ball down the wicket towards long on for another single.
Length, aimed at the stumps and he hammers the ball over the bowler towards long-on for a couple of runs.
Full and outside-off, with a lucky inside edge resulting in the ball running away towards deep fine leg for a boundary.