The Galle Gladiators won over Dambulla Giants by 9 runs for their third win at the R. Premadasa Stadium in tonight’s second day-night game of the Lanka Premier League 2021. Their was no Gladiator stuff as such, but Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s charges did come to measure to atone for the two consecutive losses to retain the second place in the points table standings.
Having made 137 for 7 wickets off 14 overs in the rain curtailed match, the Gladiators restricted Dambulla Giants to 125 for 5 off 14.
Galle Gladiators innings was bolstered by Kusal Mendis who made 35 off 17 balls hitting 4 fours and a six while Skipper Bhanuka Rajapaksa struck 33 off 20 powered by 3 sixes and a four. Imran Tahir 3 for 20 and Josh Little 2 for 29 were the pick of the bowlers for Dambulla Giants.
Dambulla Giants produced the only half centurion of the match in Janith Liyanage who struck 51 off 37 balls inclusive of 5 fours and a six while Phil Salt made 41 off 29.
Isuru Udana took 2/30, Samit Patel was adjudged Player of the Match for his containing 2 for 24 performance.