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Kings vs Giants, Qualifier 2 at Hambantota, LPL, Dec 21 2021 - Match Result

RESULT
Qualifier 2 (N), Hambantota, December 21, 2021, Lanka Premier League
(20 ov, T:211) 187/9

Kings won by 23 runs

Player Of The Match
100 (64)
avishka-fernando
Match centre 
Scores: Ranjith P | Comms: @himanshu_a30
Scorecard summary
Jaffna Kings 210/4(20 overs)
Dambulla Giants 187/9(20 overs)
end of over 2018 runs
DAS: 187/9CRR: 9.35 
Chamika Karunaratne75 (47b 10x4 2x6)
Nuwan Pradeep0 (1b)
Chaturanga de Silva 1-0-14-0
Jayden Seales 4-0-24-3

With that, we wrap up proceedings for the day. Jaffna Kings meet Galle Gladiators in the final two days from today in a repeat of last year's final, and don't forget to tune in for the same. Until then, it is goodnight from Ranjith and me, Himanshu!

Thisara Perera, the winning captain: "Really happy today with the way our batters batted. We were under pressure after losing the first match. As a unit, everything was done really well today. My boys did a good job today, and hopefully they can do it in the final."

Niroshan Dickwella, Giants captain: "Bowling and fielding let us down. We have a good fielding side, but today everyone made mistakes and bowlers didn't execute. 210 was too much on this wicket, and around 180-185 would have easier to chase down. We let ourselves down as a team. "

Avishka Fernando is the Player of the Match: "I am extremely pleased with the hundred. I was slightly disturbed in the last game, and did better today."

Time for the presentations

Tharanga: "@Chat, very tru point made there. I feel however that breeding more youngsters is only possible through diversity in teams. What I mean is Jaffna team is surprisingly but unacceptably stronger than the other teams. When you've your countries best two spinners in the same team, it speaks for itself."

Damian: "Team for the Eastern province.Trinco Sharks"

11.18pm Much closer in the end, but that fight was too little and too late from Giants. A couple of starts by their batters were thrown away, always a caveat in a mountain of a chase. Karunaratne provided some late entertainment with an unbeaten 47-ball 75, but just one handy contribution while trying to hunt down 211 was always going to be too less.

19.6
4
Chaturanga to C Karunaratne, FOUR runs

four to end the innings! More fun for Karunaratne. Another short ball on off, and turning away, as he rocks back to slash that to deep point, who tries to intervene with his right boot, but the ball slides through. Kings make the LPL 2021 final with a 23-run win

19.5
2
Chaturanga to C Karunaratne, 2 runs

another shortish ball on middle, and he makes room to cut to deep point. They pocket two, with the bails being flicked by the bowler rather belatedly

19.4
Chaturanga to C Karunaratne, no run

short delivery again on off, and pulled to long-on. They don't run

19.3
4b
Chaturanga to C Karunaratne, 4 byes

four byes behind the wicket. Tries to slog that pretty full ball outside leg but misses, as the ball then ends up beating him, the stumps and the keeper

19.2
4
Chaturanga to C Karunaratne, FOUR runs

short again on middle and off, and pulled between long-on and deep midwicket. Oh what Giants would give for these runs much earlier

19.1
4
Chaturanga to C Karunaratne, FOUR runs

short and wide of off, and slashed away to the left of deep extra cover

Chaturanga will bowl the last over. Around the wicket.

Chat: "@Tharanga: I really hope that no new teams are added in the short to medium term. We have a very mediocre domestic structure because there are way too many teams. Let us not destroy quality for quantity."

end of over 1910 runs • 1 wicket
DAS: 169/9CRR: 8.89 RRR: 42.00 • Need 42 from 6b
Nuwan Pradeep0 (1b)
Chamika Karunaratne61 (41b 7x4 2x6)
Jayden Seales 4-0-24-3
Thisara Perera 4-0-50-2
18.6
Seales to Pradeep, no run

lands a yorker bang on middle, as Pradeep plays that like a low full-toss to jam it back

Pradeep is the last man. Seales from over the wicket.

18.5
W
Seales to Tahir, OUT

taken by mid-off! Tahir now tries to repeat what Karunaratne did earlier in the over, but fails to clear the fielder. It was a full ball outside off, and he presented the full face of the bat to try and loft, but that shot lacked power, as Malik took it easy to his left

Imran Tahir c Shoaib Malik b Seales 6 (5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 120

Manvendra Singh: "@santo what about hambantota hurricanes"

18.4
1
Seales to C Karunaratne, 1 run

good length ball just outside off, and pushed to extra cover from deep in the crease

18.3
4
Seales to C Karunaratne, FOUR runs

excellent shot! He holds the pose there too. Full ball and right in the slot outside off, and he lofts that again with high elbows. Out of the reach of the bowler's outstretched right hand

Mid-off out and fine leg in

18.2
4
Seales to C Karunaratne, FOUR runs

sends that sailing over mid-off! Pretty full ball on off, and he lofts that with high elbows to lift that very high, with the fielder being placed inside the circle

18.1
Seales to C Karunaratne, no run

swing and a miss. The ball is much fuller and just outside off, and he swings to the leg side early while getting beaten by the lack of pace

18.1
1w
Seales to C Karunaratne, 1 wide

wide ball. Short and outside leg, and he pulls but misses. First bouncer called

Santo: "Seales, ratanayake, noor, liyanage and few instances of nissanka.. overall a wonderful tournament for youngsters.. actually LPL could just extend to one more franchise .. this is just appetizer stuff tournament and wanting for more!"

end of over 1821 runs
DAS: 159/8CRR: 8.83 RRR: 26.00 • Need 52 from 12b
Chamika Karunaratne52 (37b 5x4 2x6)
Imran Tahir6 (4b 1x4)
Thisara Perera 4-0-50-2
Jayden Seales 3-0-14-2
17.6
1
Perera to C Karunaratne, 1 run

swatted to mid-off. Short delivery outside off, and he rides the bounce to clobber that to the man inside the circle

17.5
2
Perera to C Karunaratne, 2 runs

fifty for Karunaratne. Short delivery outside off, and pulled to deep square leg, who fumbles while collecting the ball

18 off the over, and Perera comes from around the wicket

17.4
6
Perera to C Karunaratne, SIX runs

six over fine leg, phew! Karunaratne moves to 49. Short of a length ball on middle and off, and he is across off to pull that powerfully and high over the man on the boundary

17.3
4
Perera to C Karunaratne, FOUR runs

and some late entertainment here! Three fours in a row. He opens the bat and slices that good length ball wide of off, and finds the gap between third man and deep point

17.2
4
Perera to C Karunaratne, FOUR runs

four more, this time to deep extra cover! Slower ball, and full and wide of off. He smashes that to beat extra cover to his left while playing with an almost angled bat

Tharanaga: "Jaffna is too strong of a team, with star spinners Theekshana and Hasarananga and a really strong batting lineup. A possible increase in teams next season to split players out would possibly be the solution."

17.1
4
Perera to C Karunaratne, FOUR runs

change of pace, and Karunaratne crashes that for four. Places that good length ball outside off between the stumps and the non-striker, and to the left of long-on

end of over 175 runs
DAS: 138/8CRR: 8.11 RRR: 24.33 • Need 73 from 18b
Chamika Karunaratne31 (31b 2x4 1x6)
Imran Tahir6 (4b 1x4)
Jayden Seales 3-0-14-2
Thisara Perera 3-0-29-2
16.6
1
Seales to C Karunaratne, 1 run

very short outside off, and pulled to the right of mid-on after climbing on to it

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
WIA Fernando
100 runs (64)
10 fours4 sixes
Productive shot
pull
20 runs
2 fours1 six
Control
67%
C Karunaratne
75 runs (47)
10 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
pull
31 runs
3 fours2 sixes
Control
72%
Best performances - bowlers
JNT Seales
O
4
M
0
R
24
W
3
ECO
6
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
M Theekshana
O
4
M
0
R
23
W
2
ECO
5.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota
TossDambulla Giants, elected to field first
Series
Season2021/22
Player Of The Match
Series resultJaffna Kings advanced
Match days21 December 2021 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
Win Probability
JK 100%
JKDG
100%50%100%JK InningsDG Innings

Over 20 • DG 187/9

Kings won by 23 runs
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