result
2nd Match (D/N), Colombo (RPS), Dec 6 2021, Lanka Premier League
(20 ov, target 191)170/8
Giants won by 20 runs
Player Of The Match
64 (27)
phil-salt
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Scores: Ranjith P
Comms: Andrew Fidel Fernando
Scorecard summary
Dambulla Giants190/7(20 overs)
Kandy Warriors170/8(20 overs)
end of over 2011 runs • 1 wicket
KW: 170/8CRR: 8.50 
Lahiru Kumara0 (1)
Sachindu Colombage27 (16)
Dasun Shanaka 3-0-43-1
Nuwan Pradeep 4-0-31-3

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Giants captain Shanaka: "We should have done better with the bat in the middle overs. But we're happy with the win."

Warriors captain Angelo Perera: "We lost it in the first five overs. We did pull it back with the ball. We were expecting to chase 220, but we kept them to 190."

Unsurprisingly, Phil Salt is the Player of the Match for his 64 off 27 balls. "I'm just going out there trying to play positive cricket," he says. "I know from playing out here a few times that the new ball doesn't stay new for very long, and you've got to make the best of it."

Superb start to the tournament for Dambulla Giants - a win really set up by Phil Salt and Niroshan Dickwella at the top of the innings. They put on 97 runs together in the first 7.4 overs, and from that point on, it was always going to be tough for Warriors.

Warriors did fight with the bat thanks largely to Powell's 42 off 21, but the best they could do was get close enough so their net run rate wasn't too badly damaged.

19.6
Shanaka to Lahiru Kumara, no run

digs it into the pitch again, but tighter into off stump this time. Kumara can't connect

19.6
1w
Shanaka to Lahiru Kumara, 1 wide

short ball, fired too wide down the offside

19.5
1
Shanaka to Colombage, 1 run

full on the stumps, whipped out toward deep midwicket for a single

19.4
6
Shanaka to Colombage, SIX runs

pummelled over deep midwicket. This is length on the stumps and its absolutely mowed over deep midwicket. Fernando thinks he's in business again, but that' just hit a little too well and carries too far over the rope.

19.4
1w
Shanaka to Colombage, 1 wide

attempted bouncer, too short again

19.3
2
Shanaka to Colombage, 2 runs

fullish ball, on the stumps, lifted over the legside into the deep midwicket region where Nuwanidu Fernando is into the action again

19.2
Shanaka to Colombage, no run

slower ball again, the batter misses

19.1
W
Shanaka to Jayaratne, OUT

dear sweet lord that's a catch! This is a short, slower delivery, mis-hit towards deep midwicket and Nuwanidu Fernando pulls off what is going to be tough to beat as the catch of the LPL. Sprints full-tilt towards the ball, throws himself in the air as if he's been shot out of a cannon, intercepts the ball inches from the ground, fully in the air, and holds on to hit as he hits the ground. Outstanding.

Ishan Jayaratne c Fernando b Shanaka 18 (12b 1x4 1x6) SR: 150
end of over 1912 runs
KW: 159/7CRR: 8.36 RRR: 32.00 • Need 32 from 6b
Ishan Jayaratne18 (11)
Sachindu Colombage18 (12)
Nuwan Pradeep 4-0-31-3
Chamika Karunaratne 4-0-38-0
18.6
1
Pradeep to Jayaratne, 1 run

full on the stumps, clipped to deep square leg

18.5
6
Pradeep to Jayaratne, SIX runs

slower ball on the stumps, but Jayaratne has picked it and picked the bones out of it. Waited for hit, cleared his front leg, and larruped it hiigh over deep midwicket for six.

18.4
1
Pradeep to Colombage, 1 run

length ball, angled from wide of the crease into the stumps, bashed down the ground to long on

18.3
1
Pradeep to Jayaratne, 1 run

shortish ball, pulled away to deep square leg

18.2
2
Pradeep to Jayaratne, 2 runs

length delivery, swiped away to deep midwicket, far enough from the fielder to allow a couple

18.1
1
Pradeep to Colombage, 1 run

aaaalmost carries to long on - could the fielder have done better. This is a back of a length ball on the stumps. Batter hits it high towards long on, but the fielder doesn't run in hard enough, and just fields it on the bounce

end of over 1812 runs
KW: 147/7CRR: 8.16 RRR: 22.00 • Need 44 from 12b
Sachindu Colombage16 (10)
Ishan Jayaratne8 (7)
Chamika Karunaratne 4-0-38-0
Nuwan Pradeep 3-0-19-3
17.6
1
C Karunaratne to Colombage, 1 run

a single down to long on

17.5
C Karunaratne to Colombage, no run

slower ball, very full, just outside off stump. Colombage tries to slam this down the ground but misses

17.4
2
C Karunaratne to Colombage, 2 runs

makes room again, but Karunaratne follows him with a length ball. Batter shovels it towards long on and they sprint two

17.4
1w
C Karunaratne to Colombage, 1 wide

bouncer, but on this exceptionally bouncy Khettarama pitch, it's too short and over the head. Dickwella does well to pull that in with a big leap

17.3
4
C Karunaratne to Colombage, FOUR runs

another flat-batted shot, this time past mid off. Length on the stumps, again Colombage makes room. It was in the air and Imran Tahir goes for the catch, but can't quite reach. It skips past him and on to the rope

17.2
4
C Karunaratne to Colombage, FOUR runs

length ball on the stumps. Colombage makes room and tennis-forehands this back over the bowler's head for four

Best performances - batters
Phil Salt portrait
PD Salt DG
64 runs (27)
4 fours
5 sixes
Control78%
Productive shot
straight drive
10 runs
1 four
1 six
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Rovman Powell player portrait
R Powell KW
42 runs (21)
1 four
4 sixes
Control67%
Productive shot
pull
12 runs
1 four
1 six
12906888
Best performances - bowlers
Ramesh Mendis
RTM Mendis DG
O
4
M
0
R
21
W
3
ECO
5.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
2W
Nuwan Pradeep portrait
N Pradeep DG
O
4
M
0
R
31
W
3
ECO
7.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
1W
Match details
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
TossDambulla Giants, elected to bat first
SeriesLanka Premier League
Season2021/22
Player Of The Match
Phil Salt
Phil Salt
Match days06 December 2021 - daynight (20-over match)
Umpires
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Keerthi Bandara
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Raveendra Wimalasiri
TV Umpire
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Prageeth Rambukwella
Reserve Umpire
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Ravindra Kottahachchi
Match Referee
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Wendell Labrooy
PointsDambulla Giants 2, Kandy Warriors 0
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