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Best performances - Batsmen

DJ Bell-Drummond
70(53) 7x4 - 3x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 19 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
8 6 5 4 3 1 14 29
PBB Rajapaksa
33(17) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 5 5 0 5 8 0 10

Best performances - Bowlers

PADLR Sandakan
PADLR Sandakan
O4
M0
R32
W3
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
N Thushara
O4
M0
R27
W2
Eco6.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Binoy George | Commentator: @PeterDellaPenna

Well well well.... what surprises might there be in store tomorrow for the second semi-final? Come back to see whether Jaffna Stallions or Dambulla Viiking will join the Gladiators in the tournament final. Thanks for following along. I'm Peter Della Penna. Good night!

Man of the Match Dhananjaya Lakshan: "My plan was to bat to the end. I wanted to take it to the last over."

Galle Gladiators captain Bhanuka Rajapaksa: "It's a miracle that we got through from the stage that we were. We could have easily got through from 60 for 3 but then we lost wickets in the middle. But credit goes to Dhananjaya Lakshan. He showed a lot of maturity and eventually we came through. Our bowling set the tone for us. We had to take responsibility as seniors because it's a very young side."

Colombo Kings captain Angelo Mathews: "I thought we had a terrible day today. It doesn't give us a cushion for topping the table. The tournament is structured in a way where you lead the table, you have one off day and you're gone. But credit should go to the Galle Gladiators. They outplayed us. We had a terrible day in all three departments. We dropped about five or six catches today and that doesn't do any good when you're defending 150. I'm not even sure if we could've had 11 on the field if we made the final. Laurie, Andre, Isuru, Qais, myself."

10.50 pm Not the most cleanly played semi-final you'll ever see. Plenty of grit though and it sees the Gladiators into the final. Fielding was sloppy on both sides today but Kings paid for it most as Qais Ahmad shells two easy chances in the final overs that could have iced the game. Dhananjaya Lakshan an unlikely hero with the ball at the start and then with an unbeaten 31 off 23 to keep hopes alive until Sandakan clinched it with one shot.

19.5
4
Udana to Sandakan, FOUR runs, one ball is all it takes for the tailender to KO the best team in the regular season! Half-volley on off stump, Sandakan backs away from leg to create room and carves this on the up to clear mid-off on the ring. Gladiators win by two wickets with a ball to spare! They poach 15 off 5 balls to stun the Kings!

Sandakan comes on strike for the first time. Udana comes around the wicket to him.

19.4
1
Udana to Lakshan, 1 run, yorker on off driven to long-on for one.
19.3
6
Udana to Lakshan, SIX runs, tried to go yorker but didn't get it full enough! Lakshan goes deep in his crease and drives this high over long-off. The pendulum swings the other way!
19.2
2
Udana to Lakshan, 2 runs, slower ball lands on a good length on the stumps, pulled off a top edge behind square for another hasty two.
19.1
2
Udana to Lakshan, 2 runs, dropped! Low full toss on off stump, sliced this high over mid-off and Qais drops another easy chance jogging back over his shoulder. They take two.

Colombo is on the verge of pulling off a major heist. They've been behind virtually the entire match. Galle need 15 off 8 now. Udana getting a lengthy stretch on the turf now for his right leg. They've stalled long enough for him to be eligible to bowl, though he's going to be hobbling after every ball.

END OF OVER:
19 | 2 Runs 1 Wkt | GG: 136/8 (15 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.15, RRR: 15.00)

  • Dhananjaya Lakshan20 (19b)
  • Thikshila de Silva1-0-2-1
  • Dushmantha Chameera3.5-0-36-1
18.6
W
de Silva to Mohammad Amir, OUT, 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.

Mohammad Amir c Priyanjan b de Silva 8 (8b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

Gladiators 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
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

Lanka Premier League

TeamMWLPTNRR
CK862120.448
DV85211-0.191
JS84390.788
GG8264-0.203
KT8264-0.771