END OF OVER:
20 | 1 Run | GG: 135/9 (54 runs required, RR: 6.75)

  • Lakshan Sandakan9 (24b)
  • Nuwan Thushara0 (0b)
  • Shoaib Malik3-0-13-2
  • Chaturanga de Silva1-0-1-0

That's it from us for LPL 2020. Thanks to Andrew Fernando and Madushka Balasuriya for all their work during the tournament, as well as our fantasy guru Rahul Maniraja. I'm Peter Della Penna, thanks for following along. Now onto the India v Australia Tests and the Big Bash League!

Winning captain Thisara Perera: "As a captain, I'm really really happy. My boys did really well. If we put a good score on the board, always we can maintain the pressure. That's why we won the toss and elected to bat first. We are gelling as a family. We always experiment the last few matches so [losing] was not a worry. After that, we got our full strength in the semi-finals and today also."

Losing captain Bhanuka Rajapaksa: "It's sad to lose the final but credit goes to the Stallions for the way they performed throughout the season. We had a bad day and Stallions played brilliant cricket to win the trophy. We needed to concede about 20-25 less runs in the field. It was a big task to score 190 against a team like the Stallions."

Wanindu Hasaranga is the Man of the Tournament: "I learned quite a lot by playing along with the senior players and made sure to do the right things by listening to them."

Man of the Match Shoaib Malik: "I really enjoyed the tournament. I wanted to do well in the previous games as well. Sometimes you come out successful and sometimes you don't."

Here's Dhananjaya de Silva of Jaffna Stallions: "Pressure batting second in the final, we were happy. Malik is an experienced player. He just told me what I can do. I haven't gotten a chance to bat up in the order in the past matches but today was an opportunity for me to perform."

Johnson Charles: "It always feels so grateful when you win a championship. I'm just glad we made it over the line. It's a very great feeling. With our bowlers and the skill they have we were definitely pleased with the score we had."

10:30 pm The team that stormed their way to the early lead in the LPL table finishes in the strongest terms possible. A mostly one-sided final. Stallions are deserved champs. Thisara Perera famously said after one win in the group stage that his captaincy was "perfect". This was about as close to the perfect final as his side could get. Won the toss, posted a huge total and then deflated the Gladiators with a bundle of wickets in the Powerplay during the chase.

19.6
1
Shoaib Malik to Sandakan, 1 run, good length ball on the stumps, flicked to deep midwicket for one. Sandakan successfully preserves a not out for himself while his side goes down by 53 runs. Jaffna Stallions romp to the LPL title!
19.5
0
Shoaib Malik to Sandakan, no run, good length ball on fifth stump, punched back to Shoaib.
19.4
0
Shoaib Malik to Sandakan, no run, good length ball punched to extra cover.
19.3
0
Shoaib Malik to Sandakan, no run, good length ball on off, defended back to Shoaib.
19.2
0
Shoaib Malik to Sandakan, no run, good length ball on fourth stump, defended back to Shoaib again.
19.1
0
Shoaib Malik to Sandakan, no run, good length ball on fourth stump, punched back to the bowler.

Shoaib to bowl the final over.

END OF OVER:
19 | 1 Run | GG: 134/9 (55 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.05, RRR: 55.00)

  • Lakshan Sandakan8 (18b)
  • Nuwan Thushara0 (0b)
  • Chaturanga de Silva1-0-1-0
  • Shoaib Malik2-0-12-2
18.6
1
PC de Silva to Sandakan, 1 run, full and wide, driven to the sweeper.
18.5
0
PC de Silva to Sandakan, no run, good length ball on the stumps, mistimes a punch.
18.4
0
PC de Silva to Sandakan, no run, good length ball on the stumps, punched to the ring.
18.3
0
PC de Silva to Sandakan, no run, charges the bowler and heaves this flat toward long-on. They turn down the run.
18.2
0
PC de Silva to Sandakan, no run, good length ball, defended.
18.1
0
PC de Silva to Sandakan, no run, good length ball on off, flicked to midwicket.

Chaturanga comes on for an over in the final. Hasaranga's brother.

END OF OVER:
18 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | GG: 133/9 (56 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.38, RRR: 28.00)

  • Lakshan Sandakan7 (12b)
  • Nuwan Thushara0 (0b)
  • Shoaib Malik2-0-12-2
  • Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva4-0-18-1
17.6
1
Shoaib Malik to Sandakan, 1 run, flights this exaggeratedly outside off on fifth stump, flicked through midwicket for one.
17.5
2
Shoaib Malik to Sandakan, 2 runs, good length ball on the pads, flicked down leg past the keeper for a pair.
17.4
0
Shoaib Malik to Sandakan, no run, good length ball, defended.

The fat lady has gone through all her vocal cord exercises.

17.3
W
Shoaib Malik to Arachchige, OUT, flights this more and drags it wider on sixth stump, the batsman tries to heave this over midwicket but skies this high toward long-on. Hangs up in the air toward Hasaranga who takes this above his head a yard in from the rope.

SSD Arachchige c PWH de Silva b Shoaib Malik 17 (18b 2x4 0x6) SR: 94.44

17.2
0
Shoaib Malik to Arachchige, no run, darts this in flat on the pads, goes to slog sweep this and the bat flies out of the hand towards square leg while the ball caroms off the pads toward point. The bat went twice as far as the ball.
17.2
2nb
Shoaib Malik to Sandakan, (no ball) 1 run, short and wide, slaps to the point sweeper. Loud shout of no ball as Malik oversteps by two inches to open up a free hit next ball.
17.1
0
Shoaib Malik to Sandakan, no run, good length ball on off, goes to flick to the leg side but misses.

END OF OVER:
17 | 4 Runs | GG: 128/8 (61 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.52, RRR: 20.33)

  • Lakshan Sandakan3 (7b)
  • Sahan Arachchige17 (16b)
  • Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva4-0-18-1
  • Duanne Olivier2-0-25-1
16.6
1
PWH de Silva to Sandakan, 1 run, flighted full on the stumps, based to midwicket in the ring, slight misfield allows the run.
16.5
1
PWH de Silva to Arachchige, 1 run, flighted full on off, driven firmly through the legs of Hasaranga to long-on.
16.4
1
PWH de Silva to Sandakan, 1 run, googly lands full on sixth stump, slogs this to deep backward square leg.

Gladiators 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st1MD GunathilakaHazratullah Zazai
2nd2MD GunathilakaAhsan Ali
3rd4PBB RajapaksaAhsan Ali
4th55PBB RajapaksaGSNFG Jayasuriya
5th14GSNFG JayasuriyaAzam Khan
6th17D LakshanAzam Khan
7th17SSD ArachchigeAzam Khan
8th4Mohammad AmirSSD Arachchige
9th16PADLR SandakanSSD Arachchige
10th5PADLR SandakanN Thushara

Lanka Premier League

TeamMWLPTNRR
CS862120.448
DG85211-0.191
JK84390.788
GG8264-0.203
KW8264-0.771