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Kings vs Aura, 8th Match at Kandy, LPL, Dec 11 2022 - Match Result

RESULT
8th Match (N), Pallekele, December 11, 2022, Lanka Premier League
(20 ov, T:241) 189/8

Kings won by 51 runs

Player Of The Match
73 (35)
rahmanullah-gurbaz
Cricinfo's MVP
95.57 ptsImpact List
rahmanullah-gurbaz
Match centre 
Scores: Ranjith P | Comms: Madushka Balasuriya
Scorecard summary
Jaffna Kings 240/4(20 overs)
Dambulla Aura 189/8(20 overs)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
JK95.5773(35)87.6395.57--0
JK46.4354(30)54.7546.43--0
DAS32.0444(23)4433.580/13-- 1.54
JK31.28--04/221.9531.28
JK27.5332(15)32.427.53--0
end of over 203 runs • 1 wicket
DAS: 189/8CRR: 9.45 
Ravindu Fernando19 (13b 1x4)
Pramod Madushan1 (1b)
Binura Fernando 4-1-22-4
Maheesh Theekshana 4-0-31-0

That brings to end to our LPL coverage for today, be sure to join us tomorrow for another exciting double header! But for now, on behalf of Fidel and Ranjith, this is Madushka saying farewell!

Winning captain Thisara Perera: "I have to give credit today to the batters and bowlers as well. On this kind of surface they did a really good job for me. It's easy for the captain to be sidelined in this kind of surface. [opening partnership?] The way they played I can't expect anything more. They gave us everything, the momentum, a good start, and set up the middle order. [strong bench?] yeah definitely we'll give them a chance. Today also we rested three players. I'm always trying to give opportunities for the Sri Lankan players."

Losing captain Dasun Shanaka: "[In hindsight should you have batted first?] Um, no. We took a good decision, but it was just a really poor display of bowling. I think we bowled really poor lines and lengths, plus they batted really well. Especially Gurbaz and Avishka up front. [pressure after 3 defeats?] Until we play good cricket, we're going to lose. Everyone should realise that. As international cricketers we need to present our best selves in every game, and now just need to play better and focus on getting through to the Eliminator."

Rahmanullah Gurbaz is the Player of the Match: "Yeah I enjoy playing here, I'm pretty used to this wicket now [having played with Afghanistan recently]. [target?] I just tried to be positive, i practiced to find my zone, and that was the reason I was successful."

Time for the presentation ceremony...

TSB: "There are not much instances where a team is going to score 190-200 but still no one spares even a thought for them, but here is one of those few..."

11.32pm So the Kings bounce back following their loss to the Kandy Falcons yesterday, with a comprehensive victory over Dambulla Aura! It was a win set up by the batters, with Rahmanullah Gurbaz (73 off 35) and Avishka Fernando (54 off 30) leading the way at the top. Their middle and lower order then helped keep up the pace through the middle overs to push the total towards the highest ever in the LPL - 240! Then with the ball, despite Dambulla going hard from the get-go, their bowlers had more than enough to work with. Binura Fernando was the pick of the bunch with figures of 4 for 22, while the young leg spinner Suminda Lakshan also picked up a couple.

19.6
1
Fernando to Fernando, 1 run

full on the stumps, heaved to long-on. And that is that! Jaffna Kings win by 51 runs!

19.5
Fernando to Fernando, no run

short and he attempts the pull, ends up getting a toe end towards mid-off

two balls for Binura to complete his five-for

19.4
1
Fernando to Pramod, 1 run

full toss on the stumps, attempted yorker. Whipped to deep midwicket on the bounce.

19.3
W
Fernando to Ratnayake, OUT

Oh my goodness! What an incredible catch! Dew, what dew? Lakshan in the deep holds on to possibly the catch of the match, as he runs in from deep square leg and takes this diving full length to his right.

Tharindu Rathnayake c Lakshan b B Fernando 7 (7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100
19.2
1
Fernando to Fernando, 1 run

Direct hit! This was wide and full once more, and the drive catches the under edge through to short third, who throws down the stumps at the striker's end. Replays show he's safe.

19.1
Fernando to Fernando, no run

wide and full, missed cover drive

Binura to bowl the final over.

55 needed from 6, as this game peters to its conclusion.

end of over 198 runs
DAS: 186/7CRR: 9.78 RRR: 55.00 • Need 55 from 6b
Tharindu Rathnayake7 (6b 1x4)
Ravindu Fernando17 (9b 1x4)
Maheesh Theekshana 4-0-31-0
Binura Fernando 3-1-19-3
18.6
4
Theekshana to Ratnayake, FOUR runs

Slapped down the ground! Gets on one knee and swings a flat bat at this one that's tossed up and it forces the umpire to duck as it goes straight back down the ground.

18.5
Theekshana to Ratnayake, no run

Given this time! This is fired on a length down leg, and hits him in front of middle and leg on the back leg. Umpire gives it out, but they have reviewed it. And it's a good review too as this is going to be missing leg stump!

18.4
Theekshana to Ratnayake, no run

swipes across the line and his struck on the back pad. Big appeal but this looks to be going down leg

18.3
1
Theekshana to Fernando, 1 run

Dropped!! He goes across the line and the leading edge goes high into the air. Sadeera calls for it it with the gloves, and some how drops it!

18.2
2
Theekshana to Fernando, 2 runs

full on the stumps, heaved towards deep midwicket for a couple

18.1
1
Theekshana to Ratnayake, 1 run

Top edged sweep! Some how false safe, as there's no one in the infield onside.

So Dambulla almost mathematically out of this now. They are fast reaching the point where only sixes will do.

end of over 1814 runs • 1 wicket
DAS: 178/7CRR: 9.88 RRR: 31.50 • Need 63 from 12b
Tharindu Rathnayake2 (2b)
Ravindu Fernando14 (7b 1x4)
Binura Fernando 3-1-19-3
Dilshan Madushanka 4-0-43-1
17.6
1
Fernando to Ratnayake, 1 run

pace-off short ball, 110kph, pulled towards deep square leg for one

17.5
5
Fernando to Fernando, 5 runs

Overthrows! This is full outside off, dug out towards extra cover, where Thisara picks it up and shies at the striker's end. The keeper who should have been backing up, is nowhere close to this

17.4
1
Fernando to Ratnayake, 1 run

another slower short one, pulled towards deep square leg

17.3
W
Fernando to Hemantha, OUT

Outstanding work by Malik in the deep! One for the highlight reel here, as this short slower ball is pulled high towards deep midwicket, where Malik leaps up, takes the catch on one foot, realises his momentum is taking him over the ropes, calmly pops the ball up in the air, steps over, steps back inside, and then takes it cleanly. Classy stuff from the ageless veteran.

Dushan Hemantha c Shoaib Malik b B Fernando 2 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66
17.3
5w
Fernando to Hemantha, 5 wide

full, but too far down leg. This hits a foot mark on the popping crease and pops up past the keeper for

17.2
1
Fernando to Fernando, 1 run

slower ball, 103kph, short of a length. Pulled towards deep midwicket on the bounce

17.1
1
Fernando to Hemantha, 1 run

back of a length on the pads, swiped towards deep midwicket for one

The excellent Binura back into the attack

end of over 1710 runs • 1 wicket
DAS: 164/6CRR: 9.64 RRR: 25.66 • Need 77 from 18b
Ravindu Fernando8 (5b 1x4)
Dushan Hemantha1 (1b)
Dilshan Madushanka 4-0-43-1
Suminda Lakshan 4-0-50-2
16.6
Madushanka to Fernando, no run

dug in shorter, misses out on the uppercut

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
Rahmanullah Gurbaz
73 runs (35)
7 fours5 sixes
Productive shot
pull
12 runs
1 four1 six
Control
74%
WIA Fernando
54 runs (30)
6 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
cover drive
15 runs
3 fours0 six
Control
87%
Best performances - bowlers
B Fernando
O
4
M
1
R
22
W
4
ECO
5.5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
S Lakshan
O
4
M
0
R
50
W
2
ECO
12.5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
TossDambulla Aura, elected to field first
Series
Season2022/23
Player Of The Match
Match days11 December 2022 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsJaffna Kings 2, Dambulla Aura 0
Language
English
Win Probability
JK 100%
JKDBA
100%50%100%JK InningsDBA Innings

Over 20 • DBA 189/8

Tharindu Rathnayake c Lakshan b B Fernando 7 (7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100
W
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