result
4th Match (D/N), Colombo (RPS), Dec 7 2021, Lanka Premier League
(12.3/20 ov, target 111)114/2
Kings won by 8 wickets (with 45 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
3/22
maheesh-theekshana
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Scores: Ranjith P
Scorecard summary
Dambulla Giants110/10(19.3 overs)
Jaffna Kings114/2(12.3 overs)

Don't go far though, Fidel will be here in about an hour or so to take you through tonight's evening game between the Galle Gladiators and Kandy Warriors.

The Dambulla Giants will have a lot of thinking to do after that performance, as they were simply unable to muster anything by way of a contest against a Jaffna Kings side that came out and executed their plans perfectly.

With the ball, Thisara Perera marshalled his bowlers well, constantly switching things up. In Hasaranga, Theekshana, Lakmal and Seales, the Kings certainly have a shout at one of the best bowling line-ups in the tournament too.

But in truth, the Giants made it easy, rarely if ever making the bowlers second guess their plans, while far too many dismissals were of the soft variety. Perhaps they should have heeded how their innings fell apart to an extent after the fall of Dickwella and Salt in their previous game.

With the bat, the Kings again had a clear plan and in Avishka Fernando and TKC they had the perfect attacking duo to follow through on it, while some big hitting by Malik at the end provided a warning for the rest of the tournament. The ease with which they found the boundaries also highlighted just how well the Kings had bowled earlier in the day, but also how poor the Giants had been in asserting themselves - 58 dot balls speaks volumes.

All in all a great comeback win for the Kings after their horror show in the opening game. The Giants will want to put this behind them fast.

12.3
4b
de Lange to T Kohler-Cadmore, 4 byes

And that ends the chase, and how fitting it is. Sloppy from Dickwella behind the stumps, who lets one that had beaten TKC's outside edge straight through him.

12.2
de Lange to T Kohler-Cadmore, no run

full outside, driven to midwicket

12.1
de Lange to T Kohler-Cadmore, no run

full toss, middled, worked to midwicket

Jaffna Kings just need one run to win

end of over 1221 runs
JK: 110/2CRR: 9.16 RRR: 0.12 • Need 1 from 48b
Shoaib Malik26 (10)
Tom Kohler-Cadmore45 (27)
Nuwan Pradeep 3-0-39-1
Chamika Karunaratne 1-0-12-0
11.6
6
Pradeep to Malik, SIX runs

full outside off, slogs it over midwicket for six

11.5
6
Pradeep to Malik, SIX runs

short, pulled it over midwicket for six

11.5
1w
Pradeep to Malik, 1 wide

low full-toss, down the leg side wide

11.4
1
Pradeep to T Kohler-Cadmore, 1 run
11.3
1
Pradeep to Malik, 1 run

good length on the middle, worked through midwicket

11.2
6
Pradeep to Malik, SIX runs

short, hit over midwicket for six

11.1
Pradeep to Malik, no run

full, Malik goes for a drive and misses it

end of over 1112 runs
JK: 89/2CRR: 8.09 RRR: 2.44 • Need 22 from 54b
Shoaib Malik7 (5)
Tom Kohler-Cadmore44 (26)
Chamika Karunaratne 1-0-12-0
Nuwan Pradeep 2-0-18-1
10.6
1
C Karunaratne to Malik, 1 run

short, pulled to deep midwicket

10.6
1w
C Karunaratne to Malik, 1 wide

full, down the leg side wide

10.5
2
C Karunaratne to Malik, 2 runs

short, pulled over midwicket

10.4
2
C Karunaratne to Malik, 2 runs
10.3
1
C Karunaratne to T Kohler-Cadmore, 1 run

short, outside off, tapped it to point

10.2
4
C Karunaratne to T Kohler-Cadmore, FOUR runs

short, on the outside off, slashes it to backward point boundary rope

10.1
1
C Karunaratne to Malik, 1 run

driven to long on

Chamika comes into the attack

end of over 106 runs • 1 wicket
JK: 77/2CRR: 7.70 RRR: 3.40 • Need 34 from 60b
Shoaib Malik1 (1)
Tom Kohler-Cadmore39 (24)
Nuwan Pradeep 2-0-18-1
Ramesh Mendis 2-0-18-0
9.6
1
Pradeep to Malik, 1 run
9.5
W
Pradeep to Fernando, OUT

short, Avishka goes for a pull ,top edge, Pradeep completes the catch

Avishka Fernando c & b Pradeep 33 (27b 1x4 3x6) SR: 122.22
9.4
Pradeep to Fernando, no run
Best performances - batters
Tom Kohler-Cadmore
T Kohler-Cadmore JK
45 runs (30)
5 fours
2 sixes
Control83%
Productive shot
straight drive
11 runs
1 four
1 six
109554912
Avishka Fernando player portrait
WIA Fernando JK
33 runs (27)
1 four
3 sixes
Control86%
Productive shot
pull
18 runs
0 four
3 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Wanindu Hasaranga
PWH de Silva JK
O
4
M
0
R
16
W
3
ECO
4
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
3W
Maheesh Theekshana
M Theekshana JK
O
4
M
1
R
22
W
3
ECO
5.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
TossDambulla Giants, elected to bat first
SeriesLanka Premier League
Season2021/22
Player Of The Match
Maheesh Theekshana
Maheesh Theekshana
Match days07 December 2021 - daynight (20-over match)
Umpires
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Kumar Dharmasena
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Ravindra Kottahachchi
TV Umpire
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Raveendra Wimalasiri
Reserve Umpire
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Asanga Jayasooriya
Match Referee
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Graeme Labrooy
PointsJaffna Kings 2, Dambulla Giants 0