Sri Lanka players shine in the first week of the T10 League

Abu Dhabi T10 League

The Abu Dhabi T10 League commenced on 15th November with some exciting cricket played during the first 3 days of the tournament including a tie on the opening day. Sri Lankan players, including Dasun Shanaka, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Kumara and Upul Tharanga have put up few exceptional performances so far. 

 Match 1 – Maratha Arabians vs Northern Warriors

Dasun Shanaka top-scored for Maratha Arabians with an unbeaten 19-ball 37 though his team ended up on the losing side.  

 Sri Lanka players

Dasun Shanaka – 37*(19)

Wanindu Hasaranga – 0 (3)

Nuwan Pradeep – 1/22 (2)

Lasith Malinga – 0/23 (2)

Brief Scores

MA: 88/6 in 10 overs (Dasun Shanka 37*, Chadwick Walton 24, Andre Russell 2/12)
NW: 91/1 in 7 overs (Andre Russell 58*, George Munsey 24*, Dwayne Bravo 1/22)
Northern Warriors won by 9 wickets


Match 2 – Deccan Gladiators vs Delhi Bulls

Angelo Mathews played a cameo at the end of Delhi Bulls innings to take his team to the victory, chasing 103 in 9.3 overs.

 Sri Lanka players

Dushmantha Chameera – 1/19 (2)

Kusal Perera – 8 (9)

Angelo Mathews – 22*(13)

Brief Scores

DG: 102/1 in 10 overs (Shane Watson 57*, Anton Devcich 28*, Dushmantha Chameera 1/19)
DB: 103/3 in 9.3 overs (Eoin Morgan 52*, Angelo Mathews 22*, Zahir Khan 3/17)
Delhi Bulls won by 7 wickets


Match 3 – Qalandars vs Team Abu Dhabi

After the completed 20 overs, the two teams couldn’t be separated as the match ended in a thrilling tie with both Lahiru Kumara and Seekkuge Prasanna starring with the ball for Team Abu Dhabi.

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Sri Lanka players

Niroshan Dickwella – 17(7)

Lahiru Kumara – 2/22 (2)

Seekkuge Prasanna – 1/3 (1) & 1*(1)

Brief Scores

TAB: 103/6 in 10 overs (Corey Anderson 43, Luke Wright 20, Lahiru Kumara 2/22)
QLD: 103/3 in 10 overs (Dawid Malan 33, Luke Ronchi 23*, Marchant de Lange 2/20)
Match tied


Match 4 – Bangla Tigers vs Deccan Gladiators

Bangla Tigers skipper Thisara Perera couldn’t find his form as his team lost the game with just 1 ball remaining.

Sri Lanka players

Thisara Perera – 3(3) & 0/6 (0.5)

Bhanuka Rajapaksha – 12 (8)

Brief Scores

BGT: 108/5 in 10 overs (Colin Ingram 37, Rilee Rossouw 26, Migael Pretorius 3/10)
DG: 109/4 in 9.5 overs (Shane Watson 41, Anton Devcich 27, David Wiese 2/15)
Deccan Gladiators won by 6 wickets


Match 5 – Delhi Bulls vs Karnataka Tuskers

Sri Lanka players, Upul Tharanga and Angelo Mathews made the highest scores for both teams as the pair scored 48 and 31 respectively. Tharanga’s innings included 5 fours and 2 sixes.

Sri Lanka players

Upul Tharanga – 48(22)

Dushmantha Chameera – 1/26 (2)

Kusal Perera – 9 (9)

Angelo Mathews – 31 (21)

 Brief Scores

KT: 110/5 in 10 overs (Upul Tharanga 48, Shafiqullah Shafiq 34, Ravi Rampaul 2/16)
DB: 91/8 in 10 overs (Angelo Mathews 31, Eoin Morgan 21, Nathan Rimmington 3/28)
Karnataka Tuskers won by 19 runs.


Match 6 – Northern Warriors vs Qalandars

Lahiru Kumara and Seekkuge Prasanna shared 5 wickets between them to plot victory for Qalandars, bowling out the opposition for just 46, handing them a 66-run win.

Sri Lanka players

Nuwan Pradeep – 1/19 (2)

Lahiru Kumara – 3/10 (2)

Seekkuge Prasanna – 2/7 (2) 

Brief Scores

QLD: 112/4 in 10 overs (Tom Banton 53*, Jordan Clark 15, Andre Russell 1/18)
NW: 46/10 in 9 overs (Sam Billings 14, George Munsey 9, Lahiru Kumara 3/10)
Qalandars won by 66 runs.


Match 7 – Northern Warriors vs Team Abu Dhabi

Niroshan Dickwella failed again opening the innings for Team Abu Dhabi as he was able to collect just 8 runs though Luke Wright and Moeen Ali carried their team to victory.

Sri Lanka players

Niroshan Dickwella – 8(4)

Asela Gunaratne – 0/7 (1)

Nuwan Pradeep – 0/14 (1)

Brief Scores

NW: 92/1 in 10 overs (Andre Russell 37*, Sam Billings 27*, Ben Laughlin 1/19)
AD: 93/4 in 8.3 overs (Luke Wright 48, Moeen Ali 30, Chris Green 2/22)
Team Abu Dhabi won by 6 wickets.


Match 8 – Bangla Tigers vs Karnataka Tuskers

Bangla Tigers skipper Thisara Perera had a horrible day with the bat and the ball though his team chased 115 in just 8.5 overs thanks to Andre Fletcher and Tom Moores blitz. 

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Sri Lanka players

Thisara Perera – 3(5) & 0/21 (2) 

Brief Scores

KT: 114/1 in 10 overs (Johnson Charles 57, Hashim Amla 47*, Kevin Koththigoda 1/21)
BT: 117/5 in 8.5 overs (Andre Fletcher 40, Tom Moores 28*, Sandeep Lamichhane 2/9)
Bangla Tigers won by 5 wickets.


Match 9 – Maratha Arabians vs Qalandars 

5 Sri Lanka players featured in the contest between Maratha Arabians and Qalandars as Maratha Arabians secured a 47-run victory. Lasith Malinga only gave 7 runs in his 2 overs though not getting wickets.

Sri Lanka players

Dasun Shanaka – 16(10)

Wanindu Hasaranaga – 3(3) & 0/10 (1)

Lahiru Kumara – 2/34 (2)

Seekkuge Prasanna – 0/10 (1) & 5(8)

Lasith Malinga – 0/7 (2)

Brief Scores

MA: 107/8 in 10 overs (Adam Lyth 21, Mitchell McClenaghan 20*, Lahiru Kumara 2/34)
QLD: 60/4 in 10 overs (Dawid Malan 32, Philip Salt 7, Mitchell McClenaghan 2/9)
Maratha Arabians won by 47 runs.

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