8.3 another length ball on the stumps, tries to shovel this over long-on but doesn't middle it and it floats to the man stationed two yards inside the rope, Angelo Perera. Takes it at head height. 68/1
    16.5 thigh high full toss on sixth stump, should've gone for a boundary but for the second time this over Kumara gets away with it and gets some excellent assistance from Anwar Ali who reads it off the bat well before covering 10 yards to his left on the ring at mid-off and diving to pull off a sensational catch. He looks like he may have jammed his shoulder landing hard on the turf to brace himself. He's clutching at his left socket now. Will he be able to bowl later? For the moment he's staying on after coming up with a bit of brilliance to account for the well-set Charles. 146/6
    12.6 charges the bowler, doesn't get the elevation though and picks out long-on. Full length on fourth stump, got to the pitch but the ball was not flighted much, bowled flat and came lower on the bat to deny the batsman a chance to get under it. Struck flat to the fielder coming in off the rope 10 yards to take a sharp catch on the run at waist height ranging right, great read off the bat by Anwar Ali. 111/2
    13.5 doesn't get away with it two shots in a row! After a miscue just barely went for six previous ball, he doesn't get the elevation trying to clear long-off and picks out Anwar Ali with a blazing flat drive. Intercepted at thigh height three yards in from the rope. The captain's self-promotion falls flat. 120/3
    14.4 flighted on fourth stump, Shoaib is teased to overstretch forward looking to stroke down the ground and is beaten by the turn. Keeper Dickwella whips the bails off and roars. Third umpire confirms he's been stumped. Gem of a delivery to get second ball. 124/4
    15.6 full on the stumps, goes to scoop over fine leg but mistimes this and gets hardly any elevation. It lands short of short fine leg, but Pushpakumara has the Midas touch this innings and fires to the base of the striker's stumps to deny a single. de Silva wanted a run but was sent back by Charles who wasn't about to risk himself in the 70s. 141/5
    19.6 shuffles way across his stumps to scoop over fine leg but is defeated by a wide yorker. They try to scamper a bye but the relay comes in sharply from the keeper to the bowler before Rajitha spins and fires a rifle overarm shot into the base of the stumps from two yards away. All he needed was a gentle underhand flick. Could even have walked the ball to the stumps before the batsman got there. But he was going heavy metal rock and roll stumps breaking! 165/9
    16.6 good length ball on off, flicked to deep backward square. Very long single is assured but they decide to take on the fielder's arm for a dicey second and a dive to make the ground is in vain. Out by two yards. Foolish. Team hat-trick ball coming up to start the 18th. 147/7
    19.5 another knee high full toss on the stumps, punched straight to long-off. They push hard for the second to have Hasaranga keep strike and Lakmal sacrifices himself. He was eight yards short. Only way he would have made the second was by the bowler fumbling but Rajitha collects the relay from Angelo Perera off one bounce without any issues before taking off the bails. 165/8
    not out
    6 (nb 1, w 5)
    165/9 (20 Overs, RR: 8.25)
    Did not bat: D Olivier
    Fall of wickets: 1-68 (Avishka Fernando, 8.3 ov), 2-111 (Charith Asalanka, 12.6 ov), 3-120 (Thisara Perera, 13.5 ov), 4-124 (Shoaib Malik, 14.4 ov), 5-141 (Chaturanga de Silva, 15.6 ov), 6-146 (Johnson Charles, 16.5 ov), 7-147 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 16.6 ov), 8-165 (Suranga Lakmal, 19.5 ov), 9-165 (Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva, 19.6 ov)
    CBRLS Kumara403017.5082111
    CAK Rajitha403308.25104100
    SR Patel402807.00102130
    PM Pushpakumara402426.00101110
    Anwar Ali2027113.5022200
    MD Shanaka1013013.0023000
    RTM Mendis1010110.0010100
    1.5 length ball wide outside off, drives hard and gets a thick edge high toward deep third man. Unlike Rajitha in the first innings who spilled a sitter at deep fine leg, Shoaib Malik is there with safe hands on the rope to take this crouching on his knees. 11/1
    8.2 stands upright this time to prod past a full ball on off, big lbw shout upheld after a long ponder by the umpire. Dickwella calls for the review but there's no edge. And he was hit in line with the stumps. No doubt it was ripping out middle. 62/3
    2.5 flighted it a touch more and Perera's eyes light up trying to clear mid-off, but he flubs the shot and doesn't get the elevation, splices it low to Thisara on the ring who takes the catch lunging forward on his knees to claim it at ankle height. Poor shot to put it mildly but clever change of pace and flight to tease him into the shot. 18/2
    14.6 thin edge well held! Flighted full on fourth stump, encouraged the drive from Tharanga and the batsman backs away again from leg trying to clear extra cover. Instead it's a clearly audible edge well held by Charles. Tharanga's painstaking innings is finally put out of its misery as he walks before the umpire raises a finger. Not for the first time this tourney, Hasaranga decimates a lineup. 96/7
    10.2 charges the bowler and is beaten a touch trying to drive over mid-off, slices a thick edge to short third man. They set off for a non-existent run and the throw comes from Shinwari into the striker's end. It's a direct hit halfway up the stumps to catch Shanaka three inches short. 69/4
    10.6 prods down the wrong line reaching a long way forward. Ambitious shout but given out! Looked like there was plenty of doubt as to whether he was struck in line with off stump but he was hit below the knee roll. Samiullah wants to call for the review but it's already been burned earlier by Dickwella. 73/5
    14.3 flighted outside leg, batsman premeditates a sweep but telegraphs it resulting in the line being way outside leg to counter the shot. Bottom edge is dragged to short third man and they set off for a dicey run. Shinwari is showing no mercy on these relays and fires another bullet into the striker's stumps for his second runout to catch Anwar Ali a half-yard short. 91/6
    17.4 full on off, tries to shovel this over mid-off in the ring but doesn't get the elevation, Shinwari has been a magnet for the ball in the field and he backpedals from the ring to take this catch with palms facing into the body at rib height. 122/9
    16.1 sharp catch at slip! Good length ball on sixth stump, top spinner skids to produce an edge on a cut that goes fine into the slip fielder's lap. Straightforward catch. This leggie has been something else in the LPL! 108/8
    19.1 flighted full on fourth stump and skids on, batsman goes to slog sweep and misses. Middle and off stump are knocked back and the bails light up on their way to the earth. Jaffna Stallions with a brilliant fightback in the field to win by 37 runs. 128/10
    not out
    7 (b 2, lb 1, nb 1, w 3)
    128 all out (19.1 Overs, RR: 6.67)
    Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Samit Patel, 1.5 ov), 2-18 (Angelo Perera, 2.5 ov), 3-62 (Niroshan Dickwella, 8.2 ov), 4-69 (Dasun Shanaka, 10.2 ov), 5-73 (Samiullah Shinwari, 10.6 ov), 6-91 (Anwar Ali, 14.3 ov), 7-96 (Upul Tharanga, 14.6 ov), 8-108 (Malinda Pushpakumara, 16.1 ov), 9-122 (Ramesh Mendis, 17.4 ov), 10-128 (Kasun Rajitha, 19.1 ov)
    DM de Silva402315.7582000
    RAS Lakmal302418.0095000
    Usman Shinwari201306.5083000
    Shoaib Malik10808.0021001
    KIC Asalanka10717.0021000
    D Olivier403518.75104130
    PWH de Silva411533.75152000
    PC de Silva0.10010.0010000

Match Notes

Viiking 2nd innings Partnerships

1st11SR PatelN Dickwella
2nd7AK PereraN Dickwella
3rd44WU TharangaN Dickwella
4th7WU TharangaMD Shanaka
5th4WU TharangaSamiullah Shinwari
6th18WU TharangaAnwar Ali
7th5WU TharangaRTM Mendis
8th12PM PushpakumaraRTM Mendis
9th14CAK RajithaRTM Mendis
10th6CAK RajithaCBRLS Kumara

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