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Aura vs Kings, 11th Match at Kandy, LPL, Aug 07 2023 - Match Result

RESULT
11th Match (N), Pallekele, August 07, 2023, Lanka Premier League
(20 ov, T:135) 125/7

Aura won by 9 runs

Player Of The Match
3/20
hasan-ali
Cricinfo's MVP
139.72 ptsImpact List
shoaib-malik
29

Theekshana has become the top wicket-taker for JK in T20s with 29 wickets, going past Hasaranga's 28

53

Shoaib Malik and Theekshana's 53-run partnership is JK's highest for the 8th wicket in T20s, breaking the record of 48 between Perera and Fernando

Match centre 
Comms: Madushka Balasuriya
Scorecard summary
Dambulla Aura 134/8(20 overs)
Jaffna Kings 125/7(20 overs)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
JK139.7274(53)83.7392.032/131.8947.69
DAS89.678(8)7.215.553/204.2784.12
DAS67.8225(20)29.3735.111/211.632.71
DAS54.6141(36)50.7654.61--0
DAS53.89--01/81.6953.89
end of over 2024 runs
JK: 125/7CRR: 6.25 
Shoaib Malik74 (53b 5x4 6x6)
Maheesh Theekshana9 (11b 1x4)
Noor Ahmad 4-0-46-1
Hayden Kerr 4-0-21-1

And on that note, it's a wrap from us. Be sure to join us again tomorrow as the last of the matches in Kandy take place. But until then, on behalf of Fidel, this is Madushka saying goodnight!

Dambulla Aura skipper Kusal Mendis: "We were looking to bat first actually, but we weren't happy with the score despite it being a pretty good wicket. We thought we could have gotten about 170. I was very happy with the bowlers, defending such a score in T20s is very difficult."

Jaffna Kings skipper Thisara Perera: "As a bowling unit we can't expect more than this, but as a batting unit we can definitely expect more. Last two games we haven't been in the right path, but we need to come back stronger. [Under pressure?] Not yet, not yet."

Shoaib Malik gets the award for Striker of the Match

Okay time for the presentations...first up, the Player of the Match award goes to Hasan Ali: "We were thinking of putting up 160+ but as a bowling unit we thought if we believed in ourselves we could win this game. Just focused on bowling on a hard length. We had plans, luckily we got some early wickets and put them under pressure. The surface wasn't that easy though, ball wasn't coming on to the bat. Credit to Shoaib Malik though, he always makes it look easy. Unfortunately for him, they couldn't win."

Tauqeer: "S Malik is one of the best batter against spin even today and it's a pity that he is not part of international team , especially when the WC in India"

Anvith: "Wellalege's poor shot against Hasan Ali sealed this defeat. I wonder if Malik told him to see him out and go after someone else the following over. That ill judgement made things go from possible to nearly impossible. Hope he gets a stern talking too." --- Think there were far more things wrong with that innings than just Wellalage, Anvith.

Ifhaam: "Malik be like: I tried so hard and got so so far, but in the end, it doesn't even matter.... "

11.10pm So Shoaib Malik ends not out on a 53-ball 74, to go along with his 2 wickets earlier in the evening, but somehow Jaffna still failed to hunt down a target of 135. Aside from Malik, only Dunith Wellalage with 16 got into double digits. Hasan Ali was the pick of the bowlers for Dambulla with 3 for 20. The story of the game though was a combination of poor batting and quality fielding. Both sides in fact excelled in the field, with Dambulla probably edging affairs. And in the end this will now go down as the joint-second lowest total defended in the LPL. We will have the post-match presentation for you in a bit.

19.6
6
Noor Ahmad to Malik, SIX runs

Out of the ground to finish! Slog swept over deep midwicket and it really is outta here. But no mind, Dambulla win by 9 runs!

19.5
4
Noor Ahmad to Malik, FOUR runs

Cut past point! Four more but it's over now

19.4
Noor Ahmad to Malik, no run

Wide again, but how has the umpire not given this?! That was surely a wide. Malik has shuffled across but it was outrageous not to call that wide

19.4
1w
Noor Ahmad to Malik, 1 wide

Another wide! Outside off again

19.3
Noor Ahmad to Malik, no run

And that should be the game! Good length across the right hander, cut straight to backward point

19.3
1w
Noor Ahmad to Malik, 1 wide

Wide outside off, too wide

Goes over the wicket

19.2
6
Noor Ahmad to Malik, SIX runs

There's two! Tossed up once more, this time dispatched over long-off

19.1
6
Noor Ahmad to Malik, SIX runs

Well there's one six! Huge slog sweep over deep midwicket

Noor to bowl the last over, as Dambulla are penalised for a slow over rate. Only four men allowed out now.

34 needed from 6. It's now in miracle territory.

end of over 196 runs
JK: 101/7CRR: 5.31 RRR: 34.00 • Need 34 from 6b
Maheesh Theekshana9 (11b 1x4)
Shoaib Malik52 (47b 4x4 3x6)
Hayden Kerr 4-0-21-1
Hasan Ali 4-0-20-3
18.6
4
Kerr to Theekshana, FOUR runs

Driven straight back down the ground for four! But too little, too late it would seem

18.5
1
Kerr to Malik, 1 run

Top edged and safe! Goes for a big slog sweep, and it goes straight up but falls safe near the vacant backward square leg

18.4
Kerr to Malik, no run

Yorker on the stumps, whipped to deep midwicket

18.3
Kerr to Malik, no run

Comes down the track, but can only dig this out to long-off

18.2
1
Kerr to Theekshana, 1 run

Theekshana gets off strike, dabbed towards cover

18.1
Kerr to Theekshana, no run

good length outside off, Theekshana plays and misses. There's a sound as it passes the edge but not given despite an excited appeal

end of over 1810 runs
JK: 95/7CRR: 5.27 RRR: 20.00 • Need 40 from 12b
Shoaib Malik51 (44b 4x4 3x6)
Maheesh Theekshana4 (8b)
Hasan Ali 4-0-20-3
Binura Fernando 4-0-8-1

What an effort from Ali. 4-0-20-3

17.6
4
Hasan Ali to Malik, FOUR runs

Fantastic stroke! This was a quicker bouncer outside off, but Malik has somehow swatted this in front of cover! Brings up his fifty too! But it means he's off strike next over

17.5
Hasan Ali to Malik, no run

Another one with the pace taken off outside off, Malik can only chop this into the turf

17.4
Hasan Ali to Malik, no run

full, pace-off outside off. Malik has to reach for this and can only get it towards extra cover

17.3
Hasan Ali to Malik, no run

yorker outside off, squeezed to deep cover. No run.

17.2
6
Hasan Ali to Malik, SIX runs

Well they'll need more where this came from! This was full in the slot, Malik gets under it and sends it high over the sight screen!

17.1
Hasan Ali to Malik, no run

Short and pulled on the bounce towards deep backward square leg. Turns down the single

Hasan Ali to bowl out

50 from 18 needed. We're now into Shanaka vs Australia territory.

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
Shoaib Malik
74 runs (53)
5 fours6 sixes
Productive shot
off drive
24 runs
1 four3 sixes
Control
79%
MDKJ Perera
41 runs (36)
3 fours0 six
Productive shot
flick
10 runs
0 four0 six
Control
69%
Best performances - bowlers
Hasan Ali
O
4
M
0
R
20
W
3
ECO
5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Shoaib Malik
O
4
M
0
R
13
W
2
ECO
3.25
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
TossJaffna Kings, elected to field first
Series
Season2023
Player Of The Match
Match days07 August 2023 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsDambulla Aura 2, Jaffna Kings 0
Language
English
Win Probability
DBA 100%
DBAJK
100%50%100%DBA InningsJK Innings

Over 20 • JK 125/7

Aura won by 9 runs
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