West Indian all-rounder Carlos Braithwaite grabbed 4 wickets for 14 runs to spearhead Kandy Falcons to a comprehensive 5-wicket win over Galle Gladiators in back to back triumphs in the night fixture and the fourth on the second day of the Sri Lanka Cricket Premier League Tournament 2022 at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. The Gladiators batting first, made 121 for 8 off 20 overs a replica of Dambulla Aura’s total in the first D/N game in tasting consecutive defeats. Kandy Falcons finished it off on 123 for 5 winning with 30 balls to spare.
Kamindu Mendis top scored for the Falcons with 44 after Pathum Nissanka 22 and Andre Fletcher 20 had posted 30 for the first wicket off 23 balls. The Gladiators wilted against the pace of Brathwaite and were reeling on 5 for 28 after 5.4 overs following the dismissal of skipper Kusal Mendis for 14 before Movin Subasinghe revived the innings striking a run a ball 40 in adding 65 for the sixth wicket with Imad Wasim who made 34 off 39. Brathwaite took the Player of the Match.
CHIEF SCORES: Galle Gladiators 121/8 (20 Overs) (Movin Subasinghe 40, Imad Wasim 34, Kusal Mendis 14, Nuwanidu Fernando 13, Carlos Brathwaite 4/14, Zahoor Khan 2/26, Isuru Udana 1/19, Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva 1/34). Kandy Falcons 123/5 (15 Overs).(Kamindu Mendis 44, Pathum Nissanka 22, Andre Fletcher 20, Fabian Allen 10, Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva n.o. 8, Carlos Brathwaite n o. 4, Ifthikar Ahmed 1/7, Nuwan Thushara 1/18, Pulina Tharanga 1/20, Nuwan Pradeep 1/34)