LPL 2020 Results, Points Table: With the blistering chase of 204 in 20 overs Colombo Kings all set to play in the first semi final of the LPL 2020. Dambulla Viikings batted first and scored a mammoth total of 203 in 20 overs. While chasing down to it Colombo Kings chase down this total in 18.5 over and scored 205 runs.
Ashan Priyanjan, though, kept Kings ticking through that middle period, picking up frequent legside boundaries to keep the asking rate manageable. But with Russell having been rested for this game, and Angelo Mathews in woeful batting form this tournament, Kings still needed someone to provide the big final push.
Enter Qais at No.7 at the beginning of the 14th over. He played himself in, taking only five runs off his first six deliveries, before hitting two confident consecutive fours off Malinda Pushpakumara in the 16th over.
Kings needed 30 off the last 14 balls, so it looked like it was going down to the wire, but Qais made it a cakewalk. He would go on hit five sixes off the seven balls that followed, making sure he never lost the strike.
LPL 2020 : Dambulla Viking on top of the points table
Meanwhile, Dambulla Viiking are leading the LPL 2020 points table. They have 11 points from seven games with five wins, one loss and an abandoned game. Second on the table are Colombo Kings, who defeated third-placed Jaffna Stallions by six runs on Thursday.
Lanka Premier League 2020 Points Table
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LPL 2020: Race to semis
Top four teams Dambulla Viiking, Colombo Kings, Jaffna Stallions and Galle Gladiators have already sealed semi-final spots, while Salman Khan family-owned Kandy tuskers have been eliminated from the competition.
Now, there’s only one league game remaining, which will be played between Dambulla Viiking and Colombo Kings on December 11, Friday and the result will decide who will top the points table.
The semi-final 1 and sem-final 2 are scheduled to take place on December 13 and December 14 respectively.