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8th Match (D/N), Colombo (RPS), December 10, 2021, Lanka Premier League
(1.2/20 ov, T:160) 18/0

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Scorecard summary
Dambulla Giants 159/7(20 overs)
Galle Gladiators 18/0(1.2 overs)

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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.

1.2
2
Ratnayake to Mendis, 2 runs

Full, Mendis hits it over third man

It is starting to rain again!

1.1
1
Ratnayake to Gunathilaka, 1 run

Full, outside off, taps it to fine leg

end of over 115 runs
GG: 15/0CRR: 15.00 RRR: 7.63 • Need 145 from 114b
Kusal Mendis13 (4)
Danushka Gunathilaka2 (2)
Nuwan Pradeep 1-0-15-0
0.6
2
Pradeep to Mendis, 2 runs

Length ball, on the stumps, Mendis lofts the ball over leg side

0.5
1
Pradeep to Gunathilaka, 1 run

Yorker, defended, and Gunathilaka takes a single

0.4
1
Pradeep to Mendis, 1 run

Full, on the stumps, flicked away over square

0.3
6
Pradeep to Mendis, SIX runs

Full, on the stumps, hits it straight over the bowler for a six

0.2
4
Pradeep to Mendis, FOUR runs

Length ball, on the stumps, pulled away

0.1
1
Pradeep to Gunathilaka, 1 run

Thanks, Sunaadh. Kusal Mendis and Danushka Gunathilaka are walking in. Will Gladiators post their third win of the season today?

end of over 2015 runs
DG: 159/7CRR: 7.95 
Ramesh Mendis33 (23)
Tharindu Ratnayake2 (2)
Dhananjaya Lakshan 4-0-40-1
Nuwan Thushara 3-0-24-2

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.

19.6
6
Lakshan to Mendis, SIX runs

A superb way to finish the innings! Mendis pulls a short ball over long leg for a stunning six!

19.5
4
Lakshan to Mendis, FOUR runs

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!

19.4
1
Lakshan to Ratnayake, 1 run

Short, aimed at the body, and he pulls it towards midwicket for a single.

19.3
1
Lakshan to Mendis, 1 run

Slower ball, right into the stumps, and he digs the ball out, with the batters scampering through for a single.

19.2
2
Lakshan to Mendis, 2 runs

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.

19.1
1
Lakshan to Ratnayake, 1 run

Full-toss, drifting towards off, and he drags the ball towards midwicket for a single. An escape for the bowler, there.

end of over 1914 runs • 1 wicket
DG: 144/7CRR: 7.57 
Ramesh Mendis20 (19)
Nuwan Thushara 3-0-24-2
Dhananjaya Lakshan 3-0-25-1
18.6
W
Thushara to C Karunaratne, OUT

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.

Chamika Karunaratne c S Lakshan b Thushara 13 (5b 1x4 1x6) SR: 260
18.5
6
Thushara to C Karunaratne, SIX runs

A stupendous shot, wide and outside off, he rocks back and slams the ball over cover for a six.

18.4
1lb
Thushara to Mendis, 1 leg bye

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

18.3
1
Thushara to C Karunaratne, 1 run

Full and outside off again, he slams the ball down the wicket towards long on for another single.

18.2
2
Thushara to C Karunaratne, 2 runs

Length, aimed at the stumps and he hammers the ball over the bowler towards long-on for a couple of runs.

18.1
4
Thushara to C Karunaratne, FOUR runs

Full and outside-off, with a lucky inside edge resulting in the ball running away towards deep fine leg for a boundary.

Best performances - batters
MD Shanaka
MD Shanaka DG
37 runs (32)
3 fours1 six
Control
78%
Productive shot
straight drive
7 runs
0 four1 six
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RTM Mendis
RTM Mendis DG
33 runs (23)
2 fours1 six
Control
74%
Productive shot
pull
7 runs
0 four1 six
43602558
Best performances - bowlers
Noor Ahmad
Noor Ahmad GG
O
4
M
0
R
24
W
2
ECO
6
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
N Thushara
N Thushara GG
O
3
M
0
R
24
W
2
ECO
8
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
TossDambulla Giants, elected to bat first
Series
Season2021/22
Match days10 December 2021 - daynight (20-over match)
Umpires
Sri Lanka
Keerthi Bandara
Sri Lanka
Lyndon Hannibal
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka
Prageeth Rambukwella
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka
Ravindra Kottahachchi
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Wendell Labrooy
PointsDambulla Giants 1, Galle Gladiators 1