5.3 hooping inswinger finally does the trick! What a gem! He's been bowling a number of these darting in from outside off. Chandimal felt it was safe enough to drive but is beaten by the movement and it kisses the leg bail. Just a gentle smooch to light up the stumps! Beauty! 32/2
    1.1 slower ball to start results in a wicket. Batsman was well out in front of this and couldn't check his hands softly enough. Full length ball on off stump is shoveled high to mid-on. Easy catch on the ring. 3/1
    15.4 superb effort by captain Bhanuka denies Bell-Drummond a fourth life! Floated full and wide to encourage a drive, Bell-Drummond is a touch loose carving this uppishly toward extra cover, enough air under it to allow Bhanuka to dive left and pluck this at knee height. Tremendous to finally dislodge the set batsman. 112/6
    9.4 flights this wider on sixth stump, Mathews tries to slog this to midwicket but it's too far to drag across and it results in a top edge that swirls over mid-off. Fielder Shehan Jayasuriya comes into the ring and settles under it before taking the catch falling forward on his knees. Clever bowling to stretch Mathews away from his body to make him reach out with a risky swipe. 57/3
    11.3 what's happening here? Flighted full outside leg, Russell goes to sweep and mistimes this off the gloves then the pads before popping up to the keeper. Given not out. They call for the review. Russell walks off immediately after the 3rd umpire is called for and Galle starts celebrating. Replays confirm he is indeed out and the decision overturned. 75/4
    13.6 tries to flick this from fifth stump through midwicket. Almost a carbon copy dismissal shot to the one that claimed Mathews. This one turns back toward the batsman but with not as much turn as he expected, leading edge skies over cover for an easy catch on the ring. 99/5
    17.2 another slower ball fetches a wicket! Dhananjaya Lakshan has been superb today. Slower bouncer on fifth stump, batsman tries to keep his hands back attempting to slap this flat over long-off, didn't time it at all and it flutters toward long-off where the fielder takes this charging 20 yards forward and pouches it sliding on his knees. 126/8
    16.3 fullish length and wide on sixth stump, Qais' charge is defeated by Thushara. Couldn't reach the bat to this cleanly aiming for mid-on and a thick edge flies to deep third man, easy catch taken by Amir crouching two yards in from the rope. 123/7
    19.6 juicy full toss, but Udana might need to hit the weight room! Should've gone for six but can't muscle it beyond the fielder at long-on. Easy catch to end the innings three yards in from the rope. 150/9
    not out
    5 (lb 1, w 4)
    150/9 (20 Overs, RR: 7.50)
    Did not bat: MA Aponso
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Lahiru Udara, 1.1 ov), 2-32 (Dinesh Chandimal, 5.3 ov), 3-57 (Angelo Mathews, 9.4 ov), 4-75 (Andre Russell, 11.3 ov), 5-99 (Ashan Priyanjan, 13.6 ov), 6-112 (Daniel Bell-Drummond, 15.4 ov), 7-123 (Qais Ahmad, 16.3 ov), 8-126 (Thikshila de Silva, 17.2 ov), 9-150 (Isuru Udana, 19.6 ov)
    Mohammad Amir402606.50114010
    N Thushara402726.75124030
    D Lakshan402726.7594000
    PADLR Sandakan403238.0070300
    SSD Arachchige302117.0060100
    GSNFG Jayasuriya1016116.0010200
    1.5 flighted full on fourth stump, sweeps this to deep midwicket. Sucker ball picks out one of the two men on the rope in the Powerplay. Qais jogs in casually to take this 10 yards inside the rope. Poor poor shot from the tournament's most consistently dangerous batting threat. 13/1
    2.2 what a gem! This time Mathews knocks back the stumps with a heat seeking inswinger. Pitches on a fullish length on fifth stump and tails back in, Ali with a very loose drive leaving a tremendous gap between bat and pad. Doesn't have to search too hard to find a way to sneak through. Off stump is rattled. 17/2
    8.1 too casual by the batsman, too easy stumping down the leg side! Priyanjan flights this on the pads and the drift takes it down leg as the batsman walks past the ball missing a flick for midwicket. Straightforward take and removal of the bails by Chandimal. Wide called for the ball going down leg but they'll happily trade the extra run for the wicket. 76/4
    5.6 another change of pace sparks a wicket. Length ball at 118 kph on sixth stump, Azam tried to flick this over midwicket and instead a leading edge skies over mid-off. Udana settles under this on the ring and takes a catch backpedaling at the final moment. 57/3
    8.2 team hat-trick ball coming up after a sloppy runout! Full on fourth stump, walks down the track to flick through toward deep midwicket, very long single is taken but they try to come back for a dicey second and the relay to Mathews at the non-striker's end beats the dive by four yards. Never a second there. 77/5
    15.6 Udana creates a runout! Slower wide yorker, batsman carves this out to backward point. Major indecision between the batting pair. It was right to the fielder but he fumbled it and that created the yes, no, yes. Kaushal on as a sub fielder recovers after the fumble to relay to Udana at the bowler's end who takes the bails off with the batsman 5 yards short. Calamity all around. Kings may pull this match out, if they have enough bowlers left standing for the final over overs. 116/7
    12.6 Kings still fighting, Gladiators running out of weapons! Flighted full on fourth stump, tries to drive this over long-on but the spin creates a spliced chance to long-off, fielder charges in and takes this sliding on his knees 15 yards in from the rope. 98/6
    not out
    18.6 what an over from de Silva and it ends in a wicket! Full and wide again, Amir tries to counter it with a shuffle way across and flicks aiming to clear short fine leg but instead he gets under it too much and sends a catch to Priyanjan at square leg on the ring. 136/8
    not out
    7 (lb 1, w 6)
    151/8 (19.5 Overs, RR: 7.61)
    Did not bat: N Thushara
    Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Danushka Gunathilaka, 1.5 ov), 2-17 (Ahsan Ali, 2.2 ov), 3-57 (Azam Khan, 5.6 ov), 4-76 (Bhanuka Rajapaksa, 8.1 ov), 5-77 (Sahan Arachchige, 8.2 ov), 6-98 (Chanaka Ruwansiri, 12.6 ov), 7-116 (Shehan Jayasuriya, 15.6 ov), 8-136 (Mohammad Amir, 18.6 ov)
    AD Mathews3.101715.36123000
    SMA Priyanjan4042210.5064210
    I Udana3.502606.7871100
    PVD Chameera3.503619.39114110
    Qais Ahmad402716.7571100
    ST de Silva10212.0040000

Match Notes

Gladiators 2nd innings Partnerships

1st13MD GunathilakaAhsan Ali
2nd4PBB RajapaksaAhsan Ali
3rd40PBB RajapaksaAzam Khan
4th19PBB RajapaksaSSD Arachchige
5th1GSNFG JayasuriyaSSD Arachchige
6th21LAC RuwansiriGSNFG Jayasuriya
7th18GSNFG JayasuriyaD Lakshan
8th20Mohammad AmirD Lakshan
9th15PADLR SandakanD Lakshan

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