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Sixers vs Kandy, 1st Match at Kandy, LPL, Jul 01 2024 - Match Result

RESULT
1st Match (N), Pallekele, July 01, 2024, Lanka Premier League
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(17.2/20 ov, T:180) 183/4

Kandy won by 6 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
46* (15) & 3/20
dasun-shanaka
Cricinfo's MVP
184.08 ptsImpact List
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Scorecard summary
Dambulla Sixers 179/4(20 overs)
Kandy Falcons 183/4(17.2 overs)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
KAF184.0846(15)52.0569.43/204.07114.69
DAS87.1591(61)92.3987.15--0
KAF80.0365(40)71.3780.03--0
DAS79.4262(42)60.1553.511/311.3725.92
DAS45.06--01/291.445.06

A convincing win for Kandy to kickstart LPL 2024. A double-header tomorrow, so do join us for that. That's all from us tonight. Take care, ciao!

11pm Time for the presentation

Dasun Shanaka, Player of the Match: "Coming to this tournament, the captain and the team had a plan to give me the new ball. Happy to contribute. I gave some time for me with the bat. In practice, coaches helped me with the balance. Happy with the result, looking forward to more such days, but not a great day, my friend passed away. Wickramasinghe and Chapman are quality players, the mixture with international players helps in this tournament."

Mohammad Nabi, Dambulla captain: "Good recovery from Chapman and Wiki, to put on a 150-run partnership. Everyone knows Pallekele is a batting pitch. We were a few runs short, overall a good game of cricket. Really happy to be involved in the last moment. Normally we perform well as a team."

Wanindu Hasaranga, Kandy captain: "Credit should go to our batters. Chandimal batted well, Shanaka's allround efforts were good, Mathews is the best finisher. The wicket was very good. The first five-six overs, the ball was swinginging, and after that the wicket was good. We bowled a few no-balls, need to pay attention. Playing an U-23 player is good, we should play young players. That is good for Sri Lanka cricket."

10:48pm Just the start Kandy would have wanted to a new season, Dambulla were completely outplayed. Shanaka and Hasnain set the tone for Kandy early, reducing the opposition to 25 for 4 in the first 4.1 overs. But then Chapman and Wickramasinghe played wonderfully, and it seemed they had escaped to a challenging score. But it wasn't to be. There were no demons on the surface, as Chandimal, Mathews and then Shanaka showed. Dambulla bowlers couldn't find their lengths and lines and were duly punished. Lots to think for Dambulla at the start of the season.

Millan: "Love to see Dassa back in action "

Sowmya : "To take on Fizz and hit him requires immense skills. Dasun has delivered against one of the best white ball bowlers in the world!"

Lasantha: "The whole cricket world knows that Shanaka is strong against fast bowlers but struggled against spinners. But Nabi uses his fast bowlers against Shanaka. Terrible mistake." Dananjaya's overs were done, and Nabi perhaps didn't feel it compelling enough to bowl himself

17.2
6
Madushanka to Shanaka, SIX runs

All over and Shanaka does it in some style. Short and outside off, he swivels and pulls it well over deep backward square leg. Hugs Mathews calmly to celebrate the win. Kandy kickoff LPL 2024 with a clinical win

17.1
Madushanka to Shanaka, no run

Starts around the wicket and bowls it on a length outside off, Shanaka swings and misses

Madushanka for possibly the final over of the game

end of over 1721 runs
KAF: 177/4CRR: 10.41 RRR: 1.00 • Need 3 from 18b
Angelo Mathews37 (20b 5x4 1x6)
Dasun Shanaka40 (13b 3x4 4x6)
Nuwan Thushara 3-0-35-1
Mustafizur Rahman 3-0-44-1

44 off the two power-blast overs in this innings, as opposed to just 13 in the first innings

16.6
4
Thushara to Angelo Mathews, FOUR runs

Cleverly done. Back of a length on middle and leg, Mathews gets inside the line and just directs it over short fine leg

16.5
1
Thushara to Shanaka, 1 run

Banged in short, Shanaka backs away and skies his attempted heave in the air. Mustafizur rushes in from short fine and puts in the dive but cannot reach that

16.4
4
Thushara to Shanaka, FOUR runs

Plays the field smartly, Shanaka. Backs away to make room, gets a full ball on middle and leg. Just chips it over extra cover to play it wide of the sweeper

16.4
1w
Thushara to Shanaka, 1 wide

Spears it well wide down leg, he misses the swipe

16.3
6
Thushara to Shanaka, SIX runs

Smoked! Length ball outside off, with pace on, too. Shanaka stands still and tall, and heaves it over deep midwicket for a 75m hit

16.2
1
Thushara to Angelo Mathews, 1 run

Full on middle, flicked to deep midwicket. 50-run stand off just 20 balls

16.1
4
Thushara to Angelo Mathews, FOUR runs

Starts off with a length ball on the pads, Mathews gets inside the line and tucks it fine to beat the wicketkeeper

Here's Thushara

Just 13 runs came off two power-blast overs in the Dambulla innings, whereas Kandy have taken 23 off the first over itself

end of over 1623 runs
KAF: 156/4CRR: 9.75 RRR: 6.00 • Need 24 from 24b
Dasun Shanaka29 (10b 2x4 3x6)
Angelo Mathews28 (17b 3x4 1x6)
Mustafizur Rahman 3-0-44-1
Chamindu Wickramasinghe 3-0-31-1

Timeout

15.6
6
Mustafizur to Shanaka, SIX runs

Shanaka power in show in Pallekele. Short and angling away, halfway down and no pace. Shanaka stands tall and pumps it into the deep midwicket grass-bank. 23 off the over, all over for Dambulla

15.5
6
Mustafizur to Shanaka, SIX runs

Powered away! What a strike. Slower one, in the slot, on off and middle. Shanaka gets underneath that and smokes it well over the sightscreen

15.4
Mustafizur to Shanaka, no run

Slower one angling away, deceives Shanaka, who misses

15.3
4
Mustafizur to Shanaka, FOUR runs

Cracked away. Short and wide, angling away from him, Shanaka stands tall and slashes it past point. No chance for deep third to get around

15.2
1
Mustafizur to Angelo Mathews, 1 run

Angling away on a length, pats it wide of short third

15.1
6
Mustafizur to Angelo Mathews, SIX runs

Poor ball, dealt with. Short and down leg, Mathews gets inside the line and pulls it well over fine leg

Power blast time again. Four players out in the deep, instead of the usual five at this stage. Here's Mustafizur

end of over 1514 runs
KAF: 133/4CRR: 8.86 RRR: 9.40 • Need 47 from 30b
Dasun Shanaka13 (6b 1x4 1x6)
Angelo Mathews21 (15b 3x4)
Chamindu Wickramasinghe 3-0-31-1
Dilshan Madushanka 3-0-25-0
14.6
C Wickramasinghe to Shanaka, no run

Outside off on a length, steered to backward point

14.5
6
C Wickramasinghe to Shanaka, SIX runs

Helped away for a maximum. Wickramasinghe bowls a quick length ball on the pads, Shanaka is standing on middle and leg. Whips it away with the angle to send it soaring over fine leg

14.4
4
C Wickramasinghe to Shanaka, FOUR runs

Finds the gap in the deep. Short and angling in, not a lot of pace on that. Shanaka stands tall and plays the cross-batted pull to bisect deep midwicket and deep square leg

14.3
1
C Wickramasinghe to Angelo Mathews, 1 run

Slower full one outside off, pumped down straight to long-on

14.2
2
C Wickramasinghe to Angelo Mathews, 2 runs

Full and outside off, the offcutter, whips it wristily through square leg for two

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
MS Chapman
91 runs (61)
8 fours4 sixes
Productive shot
flick
19 runs
1 four1 six
Control
84%
LD Chandimal
65 runs (40)
6 fours3 sixes
Productive shot
flick
13 runs
0 four1 six
Control
80%
Best performances - bowlers
MD Shanaka
O
4
M
0
R
20
W
3
ECO
5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
A Dananjaya
O
4
M
0
R
29
W
1
ECO
7.25
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
TossKandy Falcons, elected to field first
Series
Season2024
Player Of The Match
Hours of play (local time)19.30 start, First Session 19.30-21.00, Interval 21.00-21.20, Second Session 21.20-22.50
Match days1 July 2024 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsKandy Falcons 2, Dambulla Sixers 0
Win Probability
KAF 100%
DASKAF
100%50%100%DAS InningsKAF Innings

Over 18 • KAF 183/4

Kandy won by 6 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
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GAM85310-0.059
JK85310-0.392
CLS84480.583
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