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Jaffna Kings a king size job, crush Dambulla Giants by 8 wickets

Jaffna Kings hit the winning trail by a comprehensive 8-wicket hammering of Dambulla Giants on the third day of the Lanka Premier League at the R. Premadasa Stadium on Tuesday.

It was a king size finish by Thisara Perera’s team as they made it in a canter reaching 117 for 2 off only 12.3 overs with Tom Kohler Cadmore finishing on an unbeaten 45 off 30 balls with Shoaib Malik unleashing the final flourish smashing 3 sixes in his unbeaten 26 off 10.

Dambulla Giants could muster only 107 for 8 off 20 overs against the spin of Wanindu Hasaranga’s 3 for 16   and Maheesh Theekshana’s 3 for 22 with quick Suranga Mammal taking 2 for 28.

Upfront opening batsman Avishka Fernando set the tempo with a 27-ball 33 heightened by 3 over the top to good effect and a boundary. He shared in a second wicket partnership of 76 with Cadmore.

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