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Dambulla Giants prevail in run-fest

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Dambulla Giants recorded their second win in the Lanka Premier League 2021 beating Colombo Stars by 18 runs in the 6th match of the competition on Wednesday evening at R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium.

After opting to bat, the Giants posted the highest score of the competition – 195/6 in 20 overs before restricting the Stars to 177 despite some late surge by the Colombo batters.

In a competition, which has not seen the batters blossom yet, Dambulla’s foreign players – Phil Salt and Najibullah Zadran struck half-centuries. Salt was brilliant at the top of the order – reaching his second LPL fifty in 22 balls.

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Salt’s aggressive 34-ball 62 set the tone perfectly for the Dambulla middle-order to dominate the Stars bowling attack. Dambulla mustered 75 runs in the powerplay despite losing Niroshan Dickwella, Dilshan Munaweera and Sohaib Maqsood cheaply.

Salt was undone right after the halfway point in the innings. Zadran took on the mantle of accumulating runs following Salt’s dismissal. The left-handed Afghan smashed 6 fours and 2 sixes during his 40-ball 54. Zadran and skipper Dasun Shanaka added 77 runs for the 5th wicket which was the third-highest stand in the entire competition.

Shanaka used the paddles and sweeps very elegantly to score 38 off 25 deliveries with 3 fours and 2 sixes. Speedster Dushmantha Chameera was the pick of the bowlers for Dambulla Stars with 3 scalps for 34 runs.

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Chasing a massive target of 196 runs to win, the Colombo Stars batting unit was rocked by spin early on. The ambidextrous spinner Tharindu Rathnayake, playing his first game, picked up two important wickets of Tom Banton and Sherfane Rutherford, while the experienced Imran Tahir made sure Kusal Perera was castled for 20, having smashed 2 sixes and 2 fours in his short stay.

Colombo Stars continued to lose wickets at regular intervals as none of the batters converted their starts into big ones. They were 5 down for 78 runs. However, some lusty blows by Dinesh Chandimal, Seekkuge Prasanna and Keemo Paul kept them in the hunt. But, the Giants prevailed over the more fancied Stars as they held their nerve in a run-fest.

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Result


Colombo Stars
177/10 (18.5)

Dambulla Giants
195/6 (20)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Phil Salt c Dushmantha Chameera b Keemo Paul 62 34 8 2 182.35
Niroshan Dickwella c Dhananjaya de Silva b Keemo Paul 17 6 4 0 283.33
Dilshan Munaweera, c Tom Banton b Akila Dananajaya 3 3 1 0 100.00
Sohaib Maqsood c Seekkuge Prasanna b Sherfane Rutherford 1 3 0 0 33.33
Najibullah Zadran c Dushmantha Chameera b Seekkuge Prasanna 54 40 6 2 135.00
Dasun Shanaka c Dushmantha Chameera b Seekkuge Prasanna 38 25 3 2 152.00
Chamika Karunaratne b 12 8 1 0 150.00
Ramesh Mendis b 0 1 0 0 0.00


Extras 8 (b 0 , lb 0 , nb 2, w 6, pen 0)
Total 195/6 (20 Overs, RR: 9.75)
Fall of Wickets 1-57 (3.3) Niroshan Dickwella, 2-65 (4.2) Dilshan Munaweera,, 3-69 (5.2) Sohaib Maqsood, 4-100 (10.2) Phil Salt, 5-177 (18.1) Dasun Shanaka, 6-182 (18.4) Najibullah Zadran,

Bowling O M R W Econ
Dhananjaya de Silva 1 0 15 0 15.00
Dushmantha Chameera 4 0 34 3 8.50
Naveen Ul Haq 4 0 37 0 9.25
Keemo Paul 3 0 48 1 16.00
Akila Dananajaya 4 0 37 1 9.25
Seekkuge Prasanna 4 0 21 1 5.25


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Pathum Nissanka c Phil Salt b Ramesh Mendis 12 13 1 0 92.31
Tom Banton b Tharindu Rathnayake 23 14 4 1 164.29
Kusal Perera b Imran Tahir 20 11 2 2 181.82
Sherfane Rutherford b Tharindu Rathnayake 16 18 2 0 88.89
Naveen Ul Haq c Nuwan Pradeep b Imran Tahir 3 6 0 0 50.00
Dinesh Chandimal c Chamika Karunaratne b Dasun Shanaka 26 16 2 2 162.50
Dhananjaya de Silva c Tharindu Rathnayake b Nuwan Pradeep 21 13 3 0 161.54
Keemo Paul c Sachindu Colambage b Nuwanidu Fernando 11 6 1 1 183.33
Seekkuge Prasanna lbw b Nuwan Pradeep 17 8 0 2 212.50
Dushmantha Chameera c Niroshan Dickwella b Chamika Karunaratne 15 7 1 1 214.29
Akila Dananajaya b 2 1 0 0 200.00


Extras 11 (b 0 , lb 2 , nb 0, w 9, pen 0)
Total 177/10 (18.5 Overs, RR: 9.4)
Fall of Wickets 1-26 (2.4) Tom Banton, 2-52 (4.6) Kusal Perera, 3-71 (8.4) Pathum Nissanka, 4-74 (9.5) Sherfane Rutherford, 5-78 (10.4) Naveen Ul Haq, 6-114 (13.6) Dhananjaya de Silva, 7-137 (15.4) Keemo Paul, 8-145 (16.6) Dinesh Chandimal, 9-163 (17.5) Seekkuge Prasanna, 10-177 (18.5) Dushmantha Chameera,

Bowling O M R W Econ
Chamika Karunaratne 3.5 0 46 2 13.14
Nuwan Pradeep 4 0 50 3 12.50
Tharindu Rathnayake 4 0 17 2 4.25
Ramesh Mendis 3 0 26 1 8.67
Imran Tahir 4 0 36 2 9.00