14th Match (N), Colombo (RPS), December 13, 2021, Lanka Premier League
(9.2/20 ov, T:70) 71/3

Kings won by 7 wickets (with 64 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
Dambulla Giants INNINGS (20 overs maximum)
Phil Salt  b PWH de Silva2322-10104.54
Niroshan Dickwella c Usman Shinwari b Theekshana12-0050.00
Sohaib Maqsood c & b Theekshana01-000.00
Nuwanidu Fernando c Shoaib Malik b Theekshana27-0028.57
Dasun Shanaka (c) b PC de Silva68-1075.00
Ramesh Mendis lbw b PC de Silva77-10100.00
Chamika Karunaratne c Fernando b PC de Silva03-000.00
Tharindu Ratnayake st †Tharanga b PC de Silva1414-30100.00
Nuwan Pradeep st †Tharanga b Bandara412-0033.33
Imran Tahir lbw b Shoaib Malik88-20100.00
Josh Little not out 01-000.00
Extras(lb 2, w 2)4
TOTAL14.1 Ov (RR: 4.87)69
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Niroshan Dickwella, 0.4 ov), 2-3 (Sohaib Maqsood, 0.5 ov), 3-9 (Nuwanidu Fernando, 2.4 ov), 4-27 (Dasun Shanaka, 5.2 ov), 5-39 (Ramesh Mendis, 7.4 ov), 6-39 (Phil Salt, 8.1 ov), 7-39 (Chamika Karunaratne, 9.1 ov), 8-55 (Tharindu Ratnayake, 12.1 ov), 9-69 (Imran Tahir, 13.5 ov), 10-69 (Nuwan Pradeep, 14.1 ov)
Maheesh Theekshana402135.25121000
0.4 to N Dickwella, And Theekshana strikes! The quintessential Dickwella dismissal here. Goes for the reverse sweep, and the extra bounce sees him get a top edge, looping an easy catch to short third man.. 3/1
0.5 to Sohaib Maqsood, And it's two in two! Length ball on the stumps and this one goes away from the right hander. Maqsood does not read the turn, and looks to play this away on the onside. He can only manage a leading edge though which pops up on the offside. It all looks as if in slow motion as Theekshana dives full stretch to his left to complete the return catch.. 3/2
2.4 to MNK Fernando, And that's three for Theekshana! Length ball and Nuwanidu decides he's going to after this. He attempts the booming straight drive, but the spin from Theekshana means it catches the inside half of the blade, and the ball goes high and straight to the man at long-on running in.. 9/3
Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva411614.00162000
8.1 to PD Salt, And Wanindu gets in on the act! Skidded through on off stump, and Salt misses the cut. Off peg goes tumbling.. 39/6
Chaturanga de Silva411644.00173000
5.2 to MD Shanaka, No turn this time, and he strikes! The earlier spun and bounced from a similar length, but this one is pushed through. Shanaka goes for the cut, but he can't get the bat down in time and middle stumps is disturbed.. 27/4
7.4 to RTM Mendis, That's another for Chaturanga! Arm ball again and this skids on to Mendis's pads, who misses his attempted flick through midwicket. Swiftly reviewed though...but DRS shows, wickets are umpire's call. Review retained but Mendis has to go.. 39/5
9.1 to C Karunaratne, Oh my! How's he held on to that?! Avishka is positioned at an extremely short extra cover, and this one his short and wide and absolutely pummelled by Chamika. But Avishka on pure instinct puts both his hands up and holds on as clean as you'd like.. 39/7
12.1 to KTH Ratnayake, Down the track and stumped! Ratnayake gets nowhere near this. Just goes for a wild swing and misses. Tharanga behind the stumps completes a straightforward stumping.. 55/8
Shoaib Malik201417.0072010
13.5 to Imran Tahir, And that's gone! Pitches in line from around the wicket and straightens. Strikes Tahir on the front pad. He reviews but it's surely more in hope than anything else. And replays confirm, wickets hitting! Review lost.. 69/9
Ashen Bandara0.10010.0010000
14.1 to N Pradeep, And he strikes first ball! And that surely is gone. Comes down the track and goes for the old heave-ho, but it spins under the bat. Tharanga whips off the bails, and the batter is nowhere close to getting back.. 69/10
Jaffna Kings INNINGS (Target: 70 runs from 20 overs)
Upul Tharanga c & b Imran Tahir29-0022.22
Avishka Fernando not out 2217-21129.41
Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva c Karunaratne b Little3718-52205.55
Tom Kohler-Cadmore  b Imran Tahir04-000.00
Ashen Bandara not out 48-0050.00
Extras(lb 5, w 1)6
TOTAL9.2 Ov (RR: 7.60)71/3
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Upul Tharanga, 2.4 ov), 2-53 (Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva, 5.6 ov), 3-54 (Tom Kohler-Cadmore, 6.5 ov)
Imran Tahir402125.25142100
2.4 to WU Tharanga, And Tahir strikes! Caught and bowled! This is tossed up again on a length, and it holds up a touch on the surface. Tharanga goes for the big drive but hits it straight at Tahir, who reacts quickly to hold on overhead.. 14/1
6.5 to T Kohler-Cadmore, Bowled him! This one is fizzed through straight from Tahir. It's the flipper and TKC is too late to get his bat down, and the stumps are disturbed.. 54/3
Tharindu Ratnayake3031010.3364100
Josh Little20713.5091010
5.6 to PWH de Silva, And Wanindu's cameo comes to an end! It's short and he goes for the pull, but it rushes onto him, and he can only top edge this to mid-on.. 53/2
Ramesh Mendis0.207021.0000100
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TossJaffna Kings, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Chaturanga de Silva
Match days13 December 2021 - night (20-over match)
Sri Lanka
Keerthi Bandara
Sri Lanka
Raveendra Wimalasiri
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka
Lyndon Hannibal
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka
Rohitha Kottahachchi
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Graeme Labrooy
PointsJaffna Kings 2, Dambulla Giants 0
  • Dambulla Giants innings
  • Rain: Dambulla Giants - 0/0
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 32 runs, 4 wickets)
  • Over 1.6: Review by Jaffna Kings (Bowling), Umpire - RR Wimalasiri, Batter - MNK Fernando (Struck down)
  • Over 7.4: Review by Dambulla Giants (Batting), Umpire - RR Wimalasiri, Batter - RTM Mendis (Struck down - Umpires Call)
  • Strategic Timeout: Dambulla Giants - 39/6 in 8.1 overs (C Karunaratne 0)
  • Dambulla Giants: 50 runs in 11.1 overs (67 balls), Extras 1
  • Over 13.5: Review by Dambulla Giants (Batting), Umpire - RR Wimalasiri, Batter - Imran Tahir (Struck down)
  • Innings Break: Dambulla Giants - 69/10 in 14.1 overs (JB Little 0)
  • Jaffna Kings innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 53 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Jaffna Kings: 50 runs in 5.3 overs (33 balls), Extras 4
  • Strategic Timeout: Jaffna Kings - 54/3 in 6.5 overs (WIA Fernando 11)