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Mendis, Bopara & Moores propel Warriors to their first win

Lanka Premier League 2021

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Kandy Warriors recorded a 5-wicket win over Galle Gladiators in the 10th match of Lanka Premier League held today (11th) at R. Premadasa Stadium. 

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Galle Gladiators’ skipper Bhanuka Rajapaksa won the toss and decided to bat first. Kusal Mendis and Danushka Gunathilaka opened the innings for Gladiators but they couldn’t get off to a good start as the latter was bowled by left-arm seamer Shiraz Ahmed for just 5 runs in the 2nd over.

In the very next over, Samarawickrama was dismissed for no run in his first game of the tournament. Gladiators continued to lose wickets at regular intervals but Mendis held one end playing an anchor role scoring 44 runs off 34 balls with 3 fours and 1 six.

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Samit Patel coming to bat at 6, also chipped in with valuable 36 runs as Gladiators put on 127 for 7 in the allotted 20 overs. Ramesh Mendis was the pick of the bowlers for the Warriors as he snared 3 wickets for 25 runs.

Chasing 128 to win, the Warriors also struggled at the top losing the first 4 wickets for 56 runs inside the first 10 overs. However, experienced English batters Ravi Bopara (34*) and Tom Moores (28) held their nerves to guide the Warriors for their first win in the tournament.




Result


Galle Gladiators
127/7 (20)

Kandy Warriors
131/5 (18.4)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Kusal Mendis c Kamindu Mendis b Nimesh Vimukthi 44 34 3 1 129.41
Danushka Gunathilaka b Shiraz Ahmed 5 4 1 0 125.00
Sadeera Samarawickrama b Nimesh Vimukthi 0 6 0 0 0.00
Ben Dunk c Nimesh Vimukthi b Kamindu Mendis 12 14 2 0 85.71
Bhanuka Rajapakse lbw b Kamindu Mendis 3 7 0 0 42.86
Samit Patel not out 36 32 1 1 112.50
Dhananjaya Lakshan c & b Kamindu Mendis 14 15 2 0 93.33
Lahiru Madushanka b Shiraz Ahmed 2 4 0 0 50.00
Noor Ahmed not out 3 5 0 0 60.00


Extras 8 (b 1 , lb 2 , nb 1, w 4, pen 0)
Total 127/7 (20 Overs, RR: 6.35)
Fall of Wickets 1-17 (1.3) Danushka Gunathilaka, 2-18 (2.4) Sadeera Samarawickrama, 3-44 (6.2) Ben Dunk, 4-60 (8.6) Bhanuka Rajapakse, 5-75 (12.3) Kusal Mendis, 6-95 (16.4) Dhananjaya Lakshan, 7-104 (17.5) Lahiru Madushanka,

Bowling O M R W Econ
Tillakaratne Sampath 1 0 13 0 13.00
Shiraz Ahmed 4 0 23 2 5.75
Nimesh Vimukthi 4 0 17 2 4.25
Kamindu Mendis 4 0 25 3 6.25
Al-Amin Hossain 2 0 21 0 10.50
Sachindu Colombage 4 0 20 0 5.00
Charith Asalanka 1 0 5 0 5.00


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Charith Asalanka c Ben Dunk b Dhananjaya Lakshan 21 19 2 0 110.53
Tillakaratne Sampath lbw b Mohammad Amir 0 1 0 0 0.00
Angelo Perera b Nuwan Thushara 12 10 1 1 120.00
Kamindu Mendis c & b 7 15 0 0 46.67
Sachindu Colombage not out 34 39 1 0 87.18
Nishan Madushka Fernando st b 28 21 0 0 133.33
Minod Bhanuka not out 8 7 0 0 114.29


Extras 21 (b 0 , lb 3 , nb 0, w 18, pen 0)
Total 131/5 (18.4 Overs, RR: 7.02)
Fall of Wickets 1-5 (0.6) Tillakaratne Sampath, 2-33 (4.3) Charith Asalanka, 3-40 (5.4) Angelo Perera,

Bowling O M R W Econ
Mohammad Amir 3 0 19 1 6.33
Dhananjaya Lakshan 3 0 20 1 6.67
Nuwan Thushara 3.4 0 31 1 9.12
Noor Ahmad 4 0 28 0 7.00
Samit Patel 4 0 20 2 5.00
Danushka Gunathilaka 1 0 10 0 10.00