Dambulla scrape through in finale rehearsal

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Both Dambulla and Colombo knew they’ll be meeting each other again on Sunday(02nd Sep) in the final of Sri Lanka Cricket T20 League, but it was another closely fought battle between the two most dominant sides of the tournament in the final group stage game in Pallekele.  

Team Dambulla won the toss and elected to bat first but were looking down the barrel at the half way stage with half of their side back in the pavilion.

Photos: Dambulla Vs. Kandy | SLC T20 LEAGUE – 2018.08.26

Wanindu Hasaranga was struggling with his timing as he made a dodged unbeaten 26* off 33 balls before skipper Isuru Udana struck a few lusty blows making  41* off just 25 balls. His knock included a remarkable five sixes while he did not hit a single boundary during his innings.

Jeevan Mendis bowled another impressive spell capturing 3/23 in his four overs to put the breaks on Dambulla, before they broke free towards the very latter part of their innings.

Team Dambulla carried momentum in to their bowling innings as they captured three quick wickets in the first five overs.

But a vital recovery stand between Priyamal Perera and Kamindu Mendis got Team Colombo back on track before Sammu Ashan walked out and hit four towering sixes to push Colombo closer towards victory.

Galle stay in hunt with vital win

Team Galle stayed in thr hunt for a spot in the final on Sunday (02nd September ) when they recorded a vital 38 run win over……

The pendulum kept swinging both ways but Sammu Ashan’s run out in the penultimate over all but sealed the game for Dambulla who recorded their fourth win of the tournament by a nerve wrecking five runs.

Amila Aposo who bowled a tidy spell on Wednesday evening, followed it up with another tremendous spell capturing 3/13 as he choked the Dambulla too and middle order.

The final will be played between Dambulla and Colombo at the R. Premadasa stadium on Sunday, the 02nd of September under floodlights.









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Full Scorecard

Team Dambulla

140/6

(20 overs)

Result

Team Colombo

135/8

(20 overs)

Dambulla won by 5 runs

Team Dambulla’s Innings

Batting R B
Danushka Gunathilaka b S Ashan 10 7
Ramith Rambukwella c S Jayasuriya b J Mendis 20 14
Hasitha Boyagoda c S Ashan b A Fernando 13 9
Sadeera Samarawickrama st V Chathuranga b J Mendis 18 17
Ashan Priyanjan lbw by C de Silva 7 11
Minod Bhanuka b J Mendis 1 4
Wanindu Hasaranga not out 26 33
Isuru Udana not out 41 25
Extras
4 (w 4)
Total
140/6 (20 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-26 (D Gunathilaka, 2.1 ov), 2-39 (H Boyagoda, 3.4 ov), 3-62 (S Samarawickrama, 7.3 ov), 4-63 (R Rambukwella, 8.0 ov), 5-68 (M Bhanuka, 9.3 ov), 6-71 (A Priyanjan, 10.5 ov)
Bowling O M R W E
Asitha Fernando 3 0 36 1 12.00
Nuwan Pradeep 3 0 34 0 11.33
Shammu Ashan 2 0 13 1 6.50
Shehan Jayasuriya 2 0 9 0 4.50
Jeewan Mendis 4 0 23 3 5.75
Chathuranga de Silva 4 0 20 1 5.00
Kamindu Mendis 2 0 5 0 2.50

Team Colombo’s Innings

Batting R B
Upul Tharanga c A Priyanjan b A Aponso 8 11
Avishka Fernando st S Samarawickrama b A Aponso 2 3
Priyamal Perera (runout) D Gunathilaka 46 47
Shehan Jayasuriya (runout) W Hasaranga 1 1
Kamindu Mendis c H Boyagoda b W Hasaranga 21 21
Chathuranga de Silva c M Bhanuka b L Sandakan 3 5
Jeewan Mendis b A Aponso 2 6
Shammu Ashan (runout) S Samarawickrama 32 15
Asitha Fernando not out 6 5
Nuwan Pradeep not out 4 6
Extras
10 (b 1, lb 6, w 3)
Total
135/8 (20 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-6 (A Fernando, 1.1 ov), 2-15 (U Tharanga, 3.4 ov), 3-21 (S Jayasuriya, 4.2 ov), 4-69 (K Mendis, 11.4 ov), 5-85 (C de Silva, 14.2 ov), 6-86 (P Perera, 15.1 ov), 7-89 (J Mendis, 15.5 ov), 8-120 (S Ashan, 18.3 ov)
Bowling O M R W E
Danushka Gunathilaka 4 0 28 0 7.00
Amila Aponso 4 0 13 3 3.25
Ashan Priyanjan 2 0 20 0 10.00
Wanindu Hasaranga 4 0 34 1 8.50
Lakshan Sandakan 4 0 16 1 4.00
Isuru Udana 1 0 7 0 7.00
Shehan Madushanka 1 0 10 0 10.00