result
7th Match (N), Colombo (RPS), Dec 8 2021, Lanka Premier League
(14/14 ov)181/6
(14/14 ov, target 181)166/5
Kings won by 14 runs (D/L method)
Player Of The Match
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Scorecard summary
Jaffna Kings181/6(14 overs)
Kandy Warriors166/5(14 overs)
end of over 148 runs • 1 wicket
KW: 166/5CRR: 11.85 
Tillakaratne Sampath5 (2)
Minod Bhanuka1 (3)
Suranga Lakmal 3-0-25-1
Jayden Seales 3-0-40-2

That's it from us from the seventh LPL match. We'll be back on Friday with another double header. Take it easy, till then.

Thisara Perera, winning captain: "It was a really good partnership with Avishka. He was batting really well. We did pretty well."

Angelo Perera, losing captain: "Because Rovman was hitting the ball so well, we were expecting the game to go closer. He's going to Pakistan to play for West Indies, but we're getting Ravi Bopara as a replacement."

Player of the match is Suranga Lakmal for his 1 for 25 off three overs. "I know Powell is a hard hitter. I know what my strength is. I bowled the straight yorker. I've been working hard over the past few days."

John: "Safe to say Lewis cost them the match?" Bit harsh to blame a loss on a single innings. But it didn't help. In Lewis' defence, he tried very often to hit out - he just missed.

Another tight game involving the Warriors. This chase was spearheaded Powell, who hit a ridiculous 61 off 19. But Lakmal came back towards the end of the innings, and took his wicket with an excellent yorker, to produce what was probably the biggest play of the game. Who would have thought 181 would be even a conceivable total off 14 overs though. Great fight from Kandy Warriors.

13.6
4
Lakmal to Sampath, FOUR runs

it's a four over cover to finish, but Kings don't mind it. They win by 15.

13.5
1
Lakmal to Bhanuka, 1 run

low full toss again, ankle height. It's a top edge, but oh, it's dropped. Lakmal gets under it but spills it.

13.4
1
Lakmal to Sampath, 1 run

low full toss on off stump, humped to long off for a single

13.3
1b
Lakmal to Bhanuka, 1 bye

yorker. Bhanuka backs away and tries to hit to off, but Lakmal follows him and Bhanuka misses. They run a bye to Gurbaz though

13.2
Lakmal to Bhanuka, no run
13.1
W
Lakmal to Angelo Perera, 1 run, OUT

fullish, almost a yorker. Captain Angelo Perera turns it around the corner to square leg, but he's out trying to get a second! He needed to get back, but it's too good a throw from deep square leg. Warriors just have too much to do in this last over, you suspect.

Angelo Perera run out (PC de Silva/†Rahmanullah Gurbaz) 1 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100

Lakmal to bowl the last

end of over 138 runs • 2 wickets
KW: 158/4CRR: 12.15 RRR: 24.00 • Need 24 from 6b
Angelo Perera0 (0)
Jayden Seales 3-0-40-2
Suranga Lakmal 2-0-18-1
12.6
W
Seales to Lewis, OUT

He's out, finally. And importantly, Seales has not conceded a run off the last three deliveries. This is slow again, and a length ball outside off. Lewis tries that mow that to leg, but gets it off the top half of the bat. It goes high and deep midwicket gets under that one. End of a somewhat tortured knock in the context of this match

Kennar Lewis c Kohler-Cadmore b Seales 41 (36b 3x4 2x6) SR: 113.88
12.5
Seales to Lewis, no run

slower ball, and Lewis is still struggling. He tries to smash that over leg and misses. This has been a poor innings

12.4
W
Seales to Mendis, OUT

holes out! Big wicket. Mendis is down the track to this slower ball. Tries to launch that over deep midwicket, but he's through it a little early, and is caught well inside the rope. He seemed the likeliest to get Warriors close, out of the batters who were in

Kamindu Mendis c sub (KNA Bandara) b Seales 9 (5b 2x4 0x6) SR: 180
12.4
1w
Seales to Mendis, 1 wide

slower ball, but that's down leg again. Mendis backed away, and Seales went too far down leg.

12.3
1
Seales to Lewis, 1 run

slower one outside off, Lewis doesn't try too much, just shovels that towards wide long on and gets a single

12.2
1
Seales to Mendis, 1 run

down the track to this slower ball, and Mendis drags this to deep midwicket, and gets only a single.

12.1
4
Seales to Mendis, FOUR runs

Mendis with a lovely hit to square leg. This is an attempted yorker on the stumps. Mendis gets the leg out of the way and swings it square on the legside. Super hit. Kings still under pressure.

12.1
1w
Seales to Mendis, 1 wide

wide waaaay down leg.

31 off 12. Warriors need a few big hits. Here's Seales.

end of over 127 runs • 1 wicket
KW: 150/2CRR: 12.50 RRR: 16.00 • Need 32 from 12b
Kennar Lewis40 (33)
Kamindu Mendis4 (2)
Suranga Lakmal 2-0-18-1
Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva 3-0-47-0
11.6
Lakmal to Lewis, no run

a repeat. Yorker again, follows the backing-away Lewis, and though he jams his bat down, can't get a connection

11.5
Lakmal to Lewis, no run

yorker. The batter backs away, but Lakmal follows him, and gets it in the blockhole. Lewis can't connect.

11.4
1lb
Lakmal to Mendis, 1 leg bye

Lakmal hits Mendis on the pads from around the wicket, but that's sliding down leg I think. Batter had tried to hit this fullish delivery to leg but missed. Jaffna Kings have reviewed this/b>, though. It's an optimistic shout. Almost impossible to get an lbw from that angle, and it's missing the wickets comfortably.

11.3
4
Lakmal to Mendis, FOUR runs

reverse sweep straight off from Kamindu Mendis. Gets a connection and it goes fine of short third man for four

Kings now will fancy themselves.

11.2
W
Lakmal to Powell, OUT

Lakmaaaaaal! He's got the big wicket. The big, big, big wicket! This is a superb yorker, pitching on middle, crashing into leg. Powell could probably have stayed on his feet for that, but gets low to try and slog-sweep that almost, and it's too good a ball for that shot. knocks leg stump over. What an innings this has been though. 61 off 19 balls. The best of the tournament so far.

Rovman Powell b Lakmal 61 (19b 2x4 7x6) SR: 321.05
11.1
2
Lakmal to Powell, 2 runs

whipped, helicopter-like. This is full and on the stumps, struck hard to deep midwicket. Malik comes across to cut that off athletically

38 needed off 18? Yah, this is very much on. If Powell is there at the close, Warriors probably win.

Best performances - batters
Rovman Powell player portrait
R Powell KW
61 runs (19)
2 fours
7 sixes
Control89%
Productive shot
pull
17 runs
1 four
2 sixes
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Thisara Perera portrait
NLTC Perera JK
53 runs (21)
2 fours
6 sixes
Control76%
Productive shot
off drive
20 runs
0 four
3 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Shiraz Ahmed KW
O
3
M
0
R
22
W
3
ECO
7.33
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Jayden Seales player portrait
JNT Seales JK
O
3
M
0
R
40
W
2
ECO
13.33
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
TossKandy Warriors, elected to field first
SeriesLanka Premier League
Season2021/22
Player Of The Match
Suranga Lakmal
Suranga Lakmal
Match days08 December 2021 - night (20-over match)
T20 debut
Shiraz Ahmed
Shiraz Ahmed
Umpires
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Asanga Jayasooriya
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Prageeth Rambukwella
TV Umpire
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Raveendra Wimalasiri
Reserve Umpire
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Hemantha Boteju
Match Referee
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Graeme Labrooy
PointsJaffna Kings 2, Kandy Warriors 0
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