Finishes it in style! This is short and pulled away over backward square leg, and Bopara has done it again!
And with that it's a wrap from us. Kandy and Colombo have locked in a virtual knockout tie for tomorrow evening, which promises to be a cracker! Until then good night!
11.10pm Ravi Bopara is Player of the Match: With a score like this you either knock it off in 15 overs or you go right to the end. But yeah, it was the plan from the start [to make steady progress].
Stand-in Dambulla skipper Niroshan Dickwella: "It was disappointing to lose the last three games. We have to think about our batting and come back in the Eliminator." He adds that they have no news yet on the extent of Dasun Shanaka's injury.
Kandy captain Angelo Perera: "I think we have played really entertaining cricket throughout the tournament and tonight was no different. Most of our games have also been crunch games. [As for the game against Colombo] there's zero pressure. We've told the boys, just don't worry about qualifying, just enjoy your game."
Tinura: "When Warriors signed Bopara, my impression was "Okay, that's just another mediocre signing from Warriors". Boy I was wrong!"
10.55pm And Kandy live to fight another day! That was backs to the wall stuff and thanks to the steady heads of Ravi Bopara (59* off 50) and skipper Angelo Perera (29* off 22) they've pulled through here. A couple of their batters lost their heads, and Imran Tahir was threatening throughout, but the target was always low enough that they would get it if they went deep enough.
The win was of course built earlier on the work of their seamers, who picked up seven wickets between them, and despite Ramesh Mendis's best efforts with bat and the ball, Kandy persevered.
Length ball hit back to the bowler.
two needed off the final over. De Lange again.
Googly and hit square on the leg side for a couple.
Goes for the sweep, and he misses. They take a single though.
Length ball, skidding on. Pushed to long on.
Short and wide and cut past extra cover.
Cramps him up but gets it behind square on the offside.
Length ball pushed to long-on.
7 off 12 now. Here's Tahir, but is it too late
And that's another! These are invaluable runs by the captain! Gets on his toes and guides this expertly past third man.
And he gets this through! short and pulled past a diving mid on!
Full and whipped towards midwicket. And that's 50 for Bopara, vital knock, but is matchwinning?
Late cut towards third man.
Slower ball on the stumps and pushed to midwicket.
back of a length and knocked away square on the leg side.
equation is now 21 off 18. Here's de Lange. Still no Tahir. This could be the crucial over.
Back of a length and spinning into the stumps, worked square on the leg side.
short and cut late to short third man.
Short and on the stumps, just pushed square on the leg side.
length and pushed towards long on.
Goes for the sweep, but well fielded on the boundary by the man running around from a squarish fine leg.
Spinning sharply, misses the flick, but takes a run off the pads.
30 off 24 needed. Here's Mendis again.