Featured LPL Padding Up

Thisara-Malik show: Jaffna Kings romp to 7-wkt. win over Kandy Warriors

Set 95 to win in 10 overs on the D/L, Jaffna Kings won a race against time making 95 for 3 off 8.4 overs with 8 balls to spare against Kandy Warriors with Skipper Thisara Perera leading from the front thumping an unbeaten 28 off 12 balls filled with 4 boundaries and a six at the R. Premadasa Stadium on Saturday.

 In a continuation of his rollicking form in the mega tournament, he shared in an unfinished fourth wicket partnership of 43 runs with Shoaib Malik who made 14 off 9 tucked with 2 boundaries.

 Malik, who has had a good run with the bat in the tournament, found the reward of the Player of the Match in the wake of his 1 for 19 in Kandy Warriors total of 94 for 2 off 12.2 overs in the rain marred game following two heavy downpours.

The 7-wicket triumph capped Jaffna Kings fourth smashing success from five games of outstanding cricket to topping the points table with 8 points for an unassailable lead.

Kandy Warriors innings revolved around an unbeaten 44 off 34 balls by one drop batsman Charith Asalanka inclusive of 2 boundaries and 2 sixes each. He shared in a second wicket partnership of 49 runs off 31 balls with Minod Bhanuka who made 20 off 16 inclusive of a boundary and a six.

Upfront’ Ahamed Shehzad made 22 off 19 hitting 4 boundaries. The Warriors made 94 for 2 off 12.2 overs with Tom Moore’s the other unbeaten batsman on 5 when a second downpour led to the game that had been reduced to 16 overs going into the D/R with Jaffna Kings having to score 95 to win off 10 overs.

Related posts

Lankan CC, CCC, Army and Police win

Web Admin

‘ජැෆ්නා කිංග්ස්’හි LPL ආධිපත්‍ය ‘ගෝල් ග්ලැඩියේටර්ස්’ බිඳ දමයිද…?

Chamila Karawita

‘මෝගන්’ව සලිත කළ ශ්‍රී ලංකාව අවසන් සටනට සැරසෙයි

Chamila Karawita