18th Match (N), Colombo (RPS), December 16, 2021, Lanka Premier League
(19.2/20 ov, T:131) 135/4

Warriors won by 6 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
59* (50)
Giants Innings
Warriors Innings
Match Flow
Dambulla Giants  (20 ovs maximum)
Niroshan Dickwella  b Fernando129-20133.33
Phil Salt  b Fernando39-0033.33
Janith Liyanage c Perera b Vimukthi04-000.00
Dasun Shanaka (c)retired hurt 45-0080.00
Najibullah Zadran c Gunaratne b Al-Amin Hossain1417-1082.35
Sachitha Jayatilake c Bopara b Fernando3440-2185.00
Chamika Karunaratne c Lewis b Al-Amin Hossain03-000.00
Ramesh Mendis  b Shiraz Ahmed4128-21146.42
Marchant de Lange c Perera b Al-Amin Hossain12-0050.00
Tharindu Rathnayake run out (Mendis/Gunaratne/Shiraz Ahmed)11-00100.00
Imran Tahir not out 52-10250.00
Extras(lb 1, w 14)15
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 6.50)130/9
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Phil Salt, 1.6 ov), 2-16 (Janith Liyanage, 2.6 ov), 3-20 (Niroshan Dickwella, 3.4 ov), 3-26* (Dasun Shanaka, retired hurt), 4-56 (Najibullah Zadran, 10.2 ov), 5-56 (Chamika Karunaratne, 10.5 ov), 6-105 (Sachitha Jayatilake, 17.5 ov), 7-106 (Marchant de Lange, 18.1 ov), 8-119 (Tharindu Rathnayake, 19.1 ov), 9-130 (Ramesh Mendis, 19.6 ov)
Nimesh Vimukthi402215.50152020
2.6 to J Liyanage, What a catch by the skipper! This one is slightly fuller, and the line too is straighter angling into the stumps. It draws the batter into a forward defence, and the spins away sharply, taking the edge through to slip. But that's just half the job as this is play with soft hands and is dying to the right of Angelo Perera, but he dives low to his right and holds on to a stunner!. 16/2
Binura Fernando402235.5092000
1.6 to PD Salt, And third time's the charm! Nails the yorker again, but this doesn't swing and it pitches just outside off, angling away. Salt stays in the crease, and looks to get low and drive this away, but he can only get an inside edge onto the stumps.. 11/1
3.4 to N Dickwella, And Binura strikes again! It's another full delivery that's done the trick for him here and Dickwella has to go. Not quite a yorker this time and it's on a 5th stump line. Dickwella goes for the drive but gets a thick inside edge onto the stumps.. 20/3
17.5 to S Jayathilake, And this is scythed straight to the man at point! This is full outside off and after a brief chat in the middle with Mendis, Jayathilaka decides to go for it. But he doesn't get the contact he wants and his patient knock comes to an end.. 105/6
Kamindu Mendis402706.7580110
Shiraz Ahmed402616.50123030
19.6 to RTM Mendis, And he's bowled him! Goes for the big hoick across the line, but it's the slower ball and he gets a faint inside edge onto leg stump.. 130/9
Al-Amin Hossain403238.0081140
10.2 to Najibullah Zadran, And Al-Amin strikes off just his second delivery! On a length outside off, but it just holds up in the surface. Najbullah is slightly early on the drive and chips this straight to the man at mid-off.. 56/4
10.5 to C Karunaratne, Another great catch! And the Kandy Warriors right on top here! Chamika goes for the pull, it's back of a length and there to be hit but he tries to control the hit. Unfortunately he gets a top edge and Lewis at long leg takes tough diving catch.. 56/5
18.1 to M de Lange, And de Lange doesn't hang around long! This is on a length and it's pace-off. De Lange goes for the big hoick over long-on but only finds Perera in the deep.. 106/7
Kandy Warriors  (T: 131 runs from 20 ovs)
Kennar Lewis c de Lange b Imran Tahir2726-31103.84
Charith Asalanka  b Imran Tahir42-10200.00
Ravi Bopara not out 5950-32118.00
Minod Bhanuka c Najibullah Zadran b Mendis810-1080.00
Kamindu Mendis lbw b Mendis26-0033.33
Angelo Perera (c)not out 2922-30131.81
Extras(lb 3, w 3)6
TOTAL19.2 Ov (RR: 6.98)135/4
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Charith Asalanka, 0.6 ov), 2-41 (Kennar Lewis, 6.5 ov), 3-69 (Minod Bhanuka, 10.3 ov), 4-75 (Kamindu Mendis, 12.1 ov)
Imran Tahir401724.25131010
0.6 to KIC Asalanka, And Tahir sets off! This is the flipper and Asalanka stays back to pull this, but it's a fatal decision. The ball zips off the surface and ends up going in-between his legs to knock bag leg stump.. 5/1
6.5 to K Lewis, And Tahir gets another! This is tossed up and much slower, Lewis goes to loft this over mid-off, but the leg spinner takes the batter's outside edge and backward point is given an easy catch.. 41/2
Tharindu Rathnayake402807.00113100
Sachitha Jayatilake403007.5053000
Marchant de Lange3.2038011.4054200
Ramesh Mendis401924.75110020
10.3 to M Bhanuka, Oh what's he done here? Absolutely unnecessary from Bhanuka. Goes for the paddle sweep, but it's premeditated as this ball is tossed up outside off by the off spinner. So Bhanuka is going against the spin and he only manages to get a top edge, which loops up to behind the keeper and is taken by slip moving around.. 69/3
12.1 to PHKD Mendis, Kamindu goes for the sweep and misses. And he's given out lbw! But there's a review after a long deliberation. No bat, and ball tracking shows that it's pitching in line, impact in line and wickets hitting. Review lost.. 75/4
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  • Dambulla Giants innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 28 runs, 3 wickets)
  • MD Shanaka retired hurt at 26/3 (4, 4.6 overs)
  • Strategic Timeout: Dambulla Giants - 48/3 in 9.0 overs (Najibullah Zadran 7, S Jayathilake 14)
  • Dambulla Giants: 50 runs in 9.2 overs (56 balls), Extras 9
  • Strategic Timeout: Dambulla Giants - 67/5 in 13.0 overs (S Jayathilake 16, RTM Mendis 8)
  • Dambulla Giants: 100 runs in 16.4 overs (100 balls), Extras 13
  • Innings Break: Dambulla Giants - 130/9 in 20.0 overs (Imran Tahir 5)
  • Kandy Warriors innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 38 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Kandy Warriors: 50 runs in 7.4 overs (46 balls), Extras 2
  • Strategic Timeout: Kandy Warriors - 62/2 in 9.0 overs (RS Bopara 22, M Bhanuka 7)
  • Over 12.1: Review by Kandy Warriors (Batting), Umpire - RR Wimalasiri, Batter - PHKD Mendis (Struck down)
  • Over 12.3: Review by Dambulla Giants (Bowling), Umpire - RR Wimalasiri, Batter - RS Bopara (Struck down)
  • Over 14.2: Review by Dambulla Giants (Bowling), Umpire - RR Wimalasiri, Batter - RS Bopara (Struck down)
  • Kandy Warriors: 100 runs in 15.4 overs (94 balls), Extras 5
  • Strategic Timeout: Kandy Warriors - 101/4 in 16.0 overs (RS Bopara 43, AK Perera 12)
  • RS Bopara: 50 off 45 balls (3 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 38 balls (RS Bopara 20, AK Perera 26, Ex 4)
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
TossDambulla Giants, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Ravi Bopara
Match days16 December 2021 - night (20-over match)
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsKandy Warriors 2, Dambulla Giants 0
Win Probability
KW 100%
100%50%100%DG InningsKW Innings

Over 20 • KW 135/4

Warriors won by 6 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
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