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Chandimal’s special knock goes in vain as Giants win a thriller

Lanka Premier League 2021

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Dambulla Giants recorded a thrilling 1-run win over Colombo Stars in the 11th match of Lanka Premier League held today at R. Premadasa Stadium. 

Dambulla Giants skipper Dasun Shanaka won the toss and chose to bat first. Giants made one change for their playing XI bringing in Sachitha Jayathilake for Dilshan Munaweera.

On the other hand, Colombo Stars have made two changes bringing in Ravi Rampaul and Jeffrey Vandersay replacing Keemo Paul and Thikshila De Silva.

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Dambulla Giants (Playing XI): Niroshan Dickwella(w), Philip Salt, Sohaib Maqsood, Najibullah Zadran, Sachitha Jayathilake, Dasun Shanaka(c), Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Tharindu Ratnayake, Nuwan Pradeep, Imran Tahir

Colombo Stars (Playing XI): Kusal Perera(w), Tom Banton, Sherfane Rutherford, Ashan Priyanjan, Dhananjaya de Silva(c), Dinesh Chandimal, Seekkuge Prasanna, Dushmantha Chameera, Naveen-ul-Haq, Ravi Rampaul, Jeffrey Vandersay

Opening the batting, Dickwella and Salt once again got off to a flying start adding 48 runs off 30 balls before leg spinner Seekkuge Prasanna broke the partnership sending both the openers back to the hut in a space of five balls in the sixth over.

Shoaib Maqsood and Tharindu Rathnayake who got a promotion up the batting order built a decent 35-run partnership for the third wicket but the leg spinner Jeffrey Vandersay who was playing his first game of the tournament strike twice in two consecutive balls to dismiss both the batters putting Giants in trouble at 88 for 4 after 12 overs.

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There was no rhythm into the latter part of the Giants innings as well as they stalled in the last few overs and were restricted to 138 for 9 in the allotted 20 overs.

Chasing 139 to win, Stars lost their opening batters Tom Banton and Kusal Perera inside the first 4 overs for just 17 runs. Giants’ spinners continued to put pressure on Stars’ batting lineup as they were struggling at the middle except for Chandimal who held one end playing an anchor role for Stars.

Chandimal played a blinder of an innings scoring an unbeaten 65 runs off 40 balls with 4 fours and 3 sixes but the Giants held their nerves at the end to snatch a 1-run thrilling win.




Result


Colombo Stars
137/8 (20)

Dambulla Giants
138/9 (20)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Niroshan Dickwella c Kusal Perera b Seekkuge Prasanna 30 15 6 0 200.00
Phil Salt c Kusal Perera b Seekkuge Prasanna 21 18 4 0 116.67
Sohaib Maqsood lbw b Jeffrey Vandersay 24 22 4 0 109.09
Tharindu Rathnayake c Ashan Priyanjan b Jeffrey Vandersay 5 15 0 0 33.33
Najibullah Zadran lbw b Jeffrey Vandersay 11 15 1 0 73.33
Dasun Shanaka c Jeffrey Vandersay b Ravi Rampaul 16 15 2 0 106.67
Ramesh Mendis c Dhananjaya De Silva b Ravi Rampaul 8 7 0 0 114.29
Chamika Karunaratne lbw b Ravi Rampaul 12 10 0 1 120.00
Sachitha Jayathilake run out (Dinesh Chandimal) 1 1 0 0 100.00
Nuwan Pradeep not out 0 0 0 0 0.00


Extras 10 (b 4 , lb 3 , nb 0, w 3, pen 0)
Total 138/9 (20 Overs, RR: 6.9)
Did not bat Imran Tahir,

Fall of Wickets 1-48 (5.1) Niroshan Dickwella, 2-53 (5.5) Phil Salt, 3-88 (11.4) Tharindu Rathnayake, 4-88 (11.5) Sohaib Maqsood, 5-109 (15.2) Najibullah Zadran, 6-120 (17.4) Dasun Shanaka, 7-134 (19.1) Ramesh Mendis, 8-136 (19.4) Sachitha Jayathilake, 9-138 (19.6) Chamika Karunaratne,

Bowling O M R W Econ
Ravi Rampaul 4 0 27 3 6.75
Dushmantha Chameera 2 0 26 0 13.00
Seekkuge Prasanna 4 0 17 2 4.25
Dhananjaya De Silva 2 0 13 0 6.50
Naveen Ul Haq 3 0 15 0 5.00
Ashan Priyanjan 1 0 8 0 8.00
Jeffrey Vandersay 4 0 25 3 6.25


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Kusal Perera b Tharindu Rathnayake 5 7 1 0 71.43
Tom Banton lbw b Imran Tahir 8 11 1 0 72.73
Ashan Priyanjan lbw b Imran Tahir 3 5 0 0 60.00
Dhananjaya De Silva c Chamika Karunaratne b Tharindu Rathnayake 33 30 3 1 110.00
Sherfane Rutherford c Niroshan Dickwella b Tharindu Rathnayake 4 8 1 0 50.00
Dinesh Chandimal not out 65 40 4 3 162.50
Jeffrey Vandersay c Imran Tahir b Ramesh Mendis 7 11 0 0 63.64
Seekkuge Prasanna c Phil Salt b Nuwan Pradeep 7 7 1 0 100.00
Dushmantha Chameera c & b Chamika Karunaratne 0 1 0 0 0.00
Naveen Ul Haq not out 0 0 0 0 0.00


Extras 5 (b 0 , lb 1 , nb 0, w 4, pen 0)
Total 137/8 (20 Overs, RR: 6.85)
Fall of Wickets 1-14 (2.2) Tom Banton, 2-17 (3.2) Kusal Perera, 3-32 (5.6) Ashan Priyanjan, 4-38 (7.5) Sherfane Rutherford, 5-70 (12.1) Dhananjaya De Silva, 6-86 (15.5) Jeffrey Vandersay,

Bowling O M R W Econ
Tharindu Rathnayake 4 0 18 3 4.50
Ramesh Mendis 4 0 23 1 5.75
Imran Tahir 4 0 19 2 4.75
Sachitha Jayathilake 3 0 19 0 6.33
Nuwan Pradeep 4 0 46 1 11.50
Chamika Karunaratne 1 0 11 1 11.00