7th Match, Pallekele, December 11, 2022, Lanka Premier League
(20 ov, T:175) 149/7

Gladiators won by 25 runs

Gladiators Innings
Stars Innings
Match Flow
Galle Gladiators  (20 ovs maximum)
Thanuka Dabare c & b Vandersay3627-50133.33
Kusal Mendis (c)c †Dickwella b Bopara3927-52144.44
Lahiru Udara not out 4530-51150.00
Azam Khan c Lakmal b Paranavithana813-1061.53
Iftikhar Ahmed  b Vandersay24-0050.00
Nuwanidu Fernando c Vandersay b Naveen-ul-Haq2916-32181.25
Imad Wasim c Karim Janat b Drakes63-10200.00
Wahab Riaz not out 11-00100.00
Extras(lb 2, nb 1, w 5)8
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.70)174/6
Fall of wickets: 1-75 (Kusal Mendis, 8.2 ov), 2-81 (Thanuka Dabare, 9.5 ov), 3-98 (Azam Khan, 12.3 ov), 4-111 (Iftikhar Ahmed, 13.6 ov), 5-161 (Nuwanidu Fernando, 18.6 ov), 6-169 (Imad Wasim, 19.4 ov)
Angelo Mathews10808.0021010
Suranga Lakmal2021010.5054010
18.6 to MNK Fernando, wicket to end the over! Dug into the track outside off stump and this one climbs onto Nuwanidu a lot quicker than he expects. He swipes at it anyway but only ends up arrowing it straight to deep mid wicket. 161/5
Dominic Drakes3032110.6652210
19.4 to Imad Wasim, oh dear! Imad would not want to see that dismissal again! Slower delivery that ends up as a juicy full toss outside off stump. Imad could have hit it anywhere, even into the ocean if he wanted to. But because he has pre-meditated the reverse lap, he offers simple catching practice to short third man. 169/6
Charith Asalanka10707.0021000
Jeffrey Vandersay403127.7552100
9.5 to PTM Dabare, Dabare bites the dust! Flighted nicely on a full length on middle and leg stump. Dabare comes down the track but it looks like he is deceived in the air. In the end, he has a poke at it and pops it straight back to the bowler. The spinners are at it in Pallekele again!. 81/2
13.6 to Iftikhar Ahmed, goes clean through with an absolute ripper! Slowed up a touch on a length on middle and leg stump. The ball grips in the surface and almost turns square. Iftikhar has no clue about it and dangles his bat, more in hope. But to no avail. The ball breezes past the bat and crashes into the top of off stump!. 111/4
Ravi Bopara10414.0020000
8.2 to BKG Mendis, edged and taken! Length delivery outside off stump that goes through with the arm. Mendis has a half-hearted and loose waft at it and only ends up feathering it through to the keeper!. 75/1
Navod Paranavithana402817.00113100
12.3 to Azam Khan, Azam perishes! Slowed up beautifully on a length on middle and off stump, and Azam's eyes light up. He looks to tonk it into next week but is nowhere close to the pitch of the ball. The ball spins away a shade too, meaning that Azam slices it tamely to long off, where Lakmal does the rest!. 98/3
Colombo Stars  (T: 175 runs from 20 ovs)
Niroshan Dickwella not out 5844-80131.81
Angelo Mathews (c)c Mendis b Thushara910-2090.00
Karim Janat c †Azam Khan b Wahab Riaz06-000.00
Navod Paranavithana  b Iftikhar Ahmed33-00100.00
Charith Asalanka c Mendis b Iftikhar Ahmed57-0071.42
Ravi Bopara c Mendis b Pradeep4635-23131.42
Dinesh Chandimal c Imad Wasim b Pradeep169-20177.77
Dominic Drakes c Fernando b Wahab Riaz24-0050.00
Suranga Lakmal not out 42-10200.00
Extras(w 6)6
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 7.45)149/7
Fall of wickets: 1-31 (Angelo Mathews, 4.2 ov), 2-32 (Karim Janat, 5.4 ov), 3-37 (Navod Paranavithana, 6.3 ov), 4-47 (Charith Asalanka, 8.2 ov), 4-99, 5-125 (Dinesh Chandimal, 17.4 ov), 6-135 (Dominic Drakes, 18.6 ov), 7-145 (Ravi Bopara, 19.4 ov)
Imad Wasim402406.00123010
Nuwan Thushara412315.75121110
4.2 to AD Mathews, what a catch, my word! Length delivery outside off stump that holds in the surface. Mathews looks to go over mid on again but does not get the timing right. He toe-ends it towards mid on, where the fielder runs back and then completes a sensational diving catch!. 31/1
Nuwan Pradeep4052213.0068120
17.4 to LD Chandimal, edged and taken! Very full delivery just outside off stump. Chandimal opens up his stance and swings for the hills. He loses his shape this time, though, and gets a thick outside edge that is snaffled up by Imad at short third man. Is that the final nail in the Stars' coffin?. 125/5
19.4 to RS Bopara, finds the fielder at long on! Rising short delivery outside off stump and this one gets big on Bopara. He tries to muscle it over long on but because the ball has hit the higher part of the bat, he perishes to long on. 145/7
Wahab Riaz402125.2581010
5.4 to Karim Janat, huge appeal, and given, after a bit of a delay! Length delivery that seems to pitch just outside leg stump before skidding through. Janat is caught on the crease and plays all over it as the ball strikes him on the pads. The ball then deflects and nestles into Azam's gloves too. So, both dismissals could be in play here! And, in fact, there is a slight spike as the ball is near the inside edge. The third umpire initially instructs the on-field umpire to change his decision before realising that Azam caught the nick clearly. Janat has to walk back to the shed!. 32/2
18.6 to DC Drakes, holes out to long off! Full delivery just outside off stump and Drakes looks to smash that one over long off. He lays back in his crease, though, and that means he can't generate enough power. The ball pings off the lower half of the bat and the fielder at long off does the rest!. 135/6
Iftikhar Ahmed201226.0070100
6.3 to ND Paranavithana, knocks him over! Back of a length delivery darted into the batter on off stump. Paranavithana is stuck on the crease and then has a waft at it. By then, though, it is too late as the ball pitches and fizzes past his half-hearted attempt, and smashes into the stumps. 37/3
8.2 to KIC Asalanka, soft dismissal! Iftikhar has another! Tossed up deliciously on a full length on middle and leg stump. Asalanka thinks he has gotten to the pitch of the ball, only to see it drop devilishly in front of him. He closes the bat face early and the ball loops off the leading edge towards short extra cover, where Mendis does the rest. The Stars are in a lot of trouble now!. 47/4
Lakshan Sandakan201708.5022000
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  • Galle Gladiators innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 62 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Galle Gladiators: 50 runs in 4.2 overs (26 balls), Extras 2
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 26 balls (PTM Dabare 26, BKG Mendis 22, Ex 2)
  • Strategic Timeout: Galle Gladiators - 75/1 in 8.2 overs (PTM Dabare 34)
  • Over 10.5: Review by Galle Gladiators (Batting), Umpire - RSA Palliyaguruge, Batter - Azam Khan (Upheld)
  • Galle Gladiators: 100 runs in 12.6 overs (78 balls), Extras 2
  • Strategic Timeout: Galle Gladiators - 123/4 in 16.0 overs (LU Igalagamage 31, MNK Fernando 5)
  • Galle Gladiators: 150 runs in 18.3 overs (112 balls), Extras 5
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 30 balls (LU Igalagamage 17, MNK Fernando 29, Ex 4)
  • Innings Break: Galle Gladiators - 174/6 in 20.0 overs (LU Igalagamage 45, Wahab Riaz 1)
  • Colombo Stars innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 34 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Over 5.4: Review by Colombo Stars (Batting), Umpire - IC Soysa, Batter - Karim Janat (Struck down)
  • Strategic Timeout: Colombo Stars - 47/4 in 8.2 overs (N Dickwella 30)
  • Colombo Stars: 50 runs in 8.6 overs (54 balls), Extras 0
  • 13th Over: RS Bopara warned for running on to the protected area of the pitch (by umpire RSA Palliyaguruge)
  • N Dickwella: 50 off 41 balls (7 x 4)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 39 balls (N Dickwella 27, RS Bopara 19, Ex 5)
  • Strategic Timeout: Colombo Stars - 99/4 in 15.0 overs (RS Bopara 19)
  • Colombo Stars: 100 runs in 15.1 overs (91 balls), Extras 5
  • N Dickwella retired hurt on 58* from 99/4 to 135/6
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
TossGalle Gladiators, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Lahiru Udara
Match days11 December 2022 - day (20-over match)
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsGalle Gladiators 2, Colombo Stars 0
Win Probability
GG 100%
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Over 20 • CS 149/7

Ravi Bopara c Mendis b Pradeep 46 (35b 2x4 3x6) SR: 131.42
Gladiators won by 25 runs
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