Jaffna Kings beat Dambulla Giants: Jaffna Kings register 23-run win over Dambulla Giants, storm into LPL 2021 final

Jaffna Kings beat Dambulla Giants – LPL 2021: The defending champions registered 23-run win over Dambulla Giants in Qualifier 2 of the Lanka…

Jaffna Kings beat Dambulla Giants: Jaffna Kings register 23-run win over Dambulla Giants, storm into LPL 2021 final
Jaffna Kings beat Dambulla Giants: Jaffna Kings register 23-run win over Dambulla Giants, storm into LPL 2021 final

Jaffna Kings beat Dambulla Giants – LPL 2021: The defending champions registered 23-run win over Dambulla Giants in Qualifier 2 of the Lanka Premier League 2021 at Hambantota on Tuesday to storm into LPL 2021 final. Avishka Fernando’s century turned out to be deciding point as Dambulla Giants managed 187/9 in reply to Jaffna Kings’ 210/4. Jaffna Kings will now lock horns with Galle Gladiators in the final on Thursday. Follow InsideSport.in for more LPL 2021 updates.

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Jaffna Kings beat Dambulla Giants: Jaffna Kings register 23-run win over Dambulla Giants, storm into LPL 2021 final

Put into bat, Jaffna Kings were off to a flying start as Avishka Fernando and R Gurbaz added 48 runs in the powerplay. The duo shifted gears in the middle overs and stitched 122 runs partnership of just 80 deliveries for the opening wicket.

The Giants enjoyed the first success in form of R Gurbaz who departed after scoring 70 off 40 deliveries. However, Avishka Fernando was firm at the other end and slammed 64-ball century and propelled Jaffna Kings’s score over the 200-run mark.

In reply, Dambulla Giants had a shaky start and lost three wickets inside the powerplay. They struggled to maintain the required run rate and kept on losing wickets at regular intervals. At the halfway mark, Giants’ score read 85/5. And, they eventually managed 187/9 in the allotted overs, falling short by 23 runs of the target. Chamika Karunaratne was the lone bright spot for Giants as he remained unbeaten on 75 off 47 deliveries.

For Jaffna Kings, Jayden Seales was the pick of bowlers returning with the figures of 3-24 while M Theekshana and skipper Thisara Perera chipped in with two wickets each.

Jaffna Kings beat Dambulla Giants: Jaffna Kings register 23-run win over Dambulla Giants, storm into LPL 2021 final

Dambulla Giants Innings:

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Philip Salt c W Hasaranga b S Lakmal 22 11 3 1 200.00
Niroshan Dickwella (WK/C) c DA Randika b M Theekshana 18 12 2 1 150.00
Sandun Weerakkody c T Kohler-Cadmore b Jayden Seales 12 10 2 0 120.00
Janith Liyanage c Jayden Seales b M Theekshana 1 2 0 0 50.00
Najibullah Zadran c A Fernando b W Hasaranga 21 15 0 2 140.00
Ramesh Mendis c (sub KSW Arachchige) b Jayden Seales 0 3 0 0 0.00
Chamika Karunaratne Not out 75 47 10 2 159.57
Lahiru Samarakoon c S Malik b T Perera 8 4 0 1 200.00
Marchant de Lange c Jayden Seales b T Perera 9 11 0 1 81.82
Imran Tahir c S Malik b Jayden Seales 6 5 1 0 120.00
Nuwan Pradeep Not out 0 1 0 0 0.00
Extra 15 (b 4, w 10, nb 1, lb 0)
Total 187/9 (20)
Yet To Bat
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Maheesh Theekshana 4 0 23 2 5.75
Wanindu Hasaranga 4 0 32 1 8.00
Suranga Lakmal 2 0 25 1 12.50
Shoaib Malik 1 0 15 0 15.00
Jayden Seales 4 0 24 3 6.00
Thisara Perera 4 0 50 2 12.50
Chaturanga de Silva 1 0 14 0 14.00
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
PD Salt 1-39 3.3
N Dickwella 2-42 4.3
J Liyanage 3-44 4.6
DS Weerakkody 4-75 7.2
RTM Mendis 5-79 7.6
Najibullah Zadran 6-85 10.1
SMLD Samarakoon 7-96 11.3
M de Lange 8-129 15.4
Imran Tahir 9-169 18.5

 

At half-way mark

At the end of powerplay


Jaffna Kings Innings

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Avishka Fernando c RTM Mendis b SMLD Samarakoon 100 64 10 4 156.25
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK) c PD Salt b C Karunaratne 70 40 5 4 175.00
Tom Kohler-Cadmore c Imran Tahir b M de Lange 15 8 1 1 187.50
Thisara Perera (C) Not out 11 7 2 0 157.14
Shoaib Malik c & b SMLD Samarakoon 6 3 0 1 200.00
Extra 8 (b 0, w 4, nb 2, lb 2)
Total 210/4 (20)
Yet To Bat DA RandikaW HasarangaPC de SilvaJayden SealesS LakmalM Theekshana
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Nuwan Pradeep 4 0 30 0 7.50
Marchant de Lange 4 0 47 1 11.75
Imran Tahir 4 0 24 0 6.00
Chamika Karunaratne 4 0 53 1 13.25
Lahiru Samarakoon 2 0 30 2 15.00
Ramesh Mendis 2 0 24 0 12.00
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
Rahmanullah Gurbaz 1-122 13.2
T Kohler-Cadmore 2-159 16.3
A Fernando 3-200 19.2
S Malik 4-210 19.6

 

At the end of Powerplay:

Jaffna Kings (Playing XI): Avishka Fernando, Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Ashan Randika, Shoaib Malik, Thisara Perera(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chaturanga de Silva, Jayden Seales, Suranga Lakmal, Maheesh Theekshana

Dambulla Giants (Playing XI): Niroshan Dickwella(w/c), Philip Salt, Sandun Weerakkody, Janith Liyanage, Najibullah Zadran, Lahiru Samarakoon, Chamika Karunaratne, Ramesh Mendis, Marchant de Lange, Imran Tahir, Nuwan Pradeep

Toss Update: Dambulla Giants opt to bowl


 

Where to Watch Lanka Premier League 2021 Qualifier 2?

LPL 2021 Qualifier 2 live streaming – Sony Sports Network has also returned as a broadcast partner for the second edition of Lanka Premier League (LPL), which is set to be played from December 5, 2021. The Lanka Premier League will witness a host of cricketing stars from across the globe that is sure to engage viewers across India with their pulsating performance on the pitch. Watch the LIVE coverage of Lanka Premier League on SONY SIX and SONY TEN 2 channels starting from 5th December 2021.

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LPL 2021 squads

Jaffna Kings – Thisara Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Krishan Sanjula, Suranga Lakmal, Jayden Seales, Ashen Bandara, Upul Tharanga, Wahab Riaz, Chanika Gunasekara, Chaturanga de Silva, Rathnaraja Thanuradan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Shoaib Malik, Usman Shinwari, Maheesh Theekshana, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Theivendram Dinoshan, Ashan Randika, Krishan Sanjula, Avishka Fernando, Faf du Plessis

Dambulla Giants – Chamika Edirisinghe, Janith Liyanage, Josh Little, Nuwan Pradeep, Kalana Perera, Chamika Karunaratne, Odean Smith, Rilee Rossouw, Sohaib Maqsood, Madushan Ravichandrakumar, Niroshan Dickwella, Sachitha Jayathilake, Tharindu Ratnayake, Lahiru Udara, Ramesh Mendis, Sacha de Alwis, Muditha Lakshan, Imran Tahir, Dasun Shanaka, Najibullah Zadran.


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