Dambulla Viiking swept apart Kandy Tuskers problem in match 10 of LPL 2020 at Hambantota to clinch a five-wicket victory. Dambulla Viiking put in an expert bowling effort to limit Kandy Tuskers to 156 for five after shedding the toss.
Kasun Rajitha stood out with figures of two for 16 whereas Malinda Pushpakumara claimed 2 for 28 as Kandy Tuskers failed to seek out any traction within the match.
Angelo Perera led the chase of 157 for Dambulla Viiking with a stroke-filled 67 from 49 balls. He slammed 5 fours and three sixes to place Dambulla Viiking in command. With the openers not firing, and the skilled Samit Patel additionally falling cheaply, Angelo Perera took it upon himself to play the knock that mattered.
Having taken back-to-back fours off Seekkuge Prasanna within the eleventh over, he proceeded to flick Nuwan Pradeep for a most. He raced to his fifty off 32 balls, and featured in an important 79-run stand for the fourth wicket with in-form skipper Dasun Shanaka, who contributed 33 from 23.
Angelo Perera and Shanaka each perished in successive overs to present Kandy Tuskers some hope. A 4 and a six from Samiullah Shinwari and Anwar Ali, respectively, off Naveen-ul-Haq within the penultimate over settled the matter.
The skilled Munaf Patel gave Kandy Tuskers an early wicket by having Niroshan Dickwella caught behind within the first over. Upul Tharanga (19) then holed out to long-off in opposition to Gunaratne. And, when Patel failed in his try to tackle Prasanna, Kandy Tuskers had been within the sport at 56 for 3. Angelo Perera, although, knocked them out of the competition with some enterprising stroke-play.
Kandy Tuskers batsmen reward benefit to Dambulla Viiking
Having misplaced Rahmanullah Gurbaz for 15, Kandy Tuskers discovered themselves ready of nice energy due to a powerful stand of 58 between skipper Kusal Perera and Kusal Mendis. Nevertheless, identical to in previous matches, Kandy Tuskers threw away the benefit.
Perera was wanting in good contact when he slogged Ramesh Mendis to deep midwicket having made 41 from 34. Kandy Tuskers had been effectively positioned at 91 for 1 within the twelfth over earlier than Perera gave his wicket away. From that time, it was all Dambulla Viiking.
Brendan Taylor perished for 13 to Pushpakumara, on the lookout for the large hit. Seekuge Prasanna put the bowler on a hat-trick, slog-sweeping the left-arm spinner straight to deep midwicket.
Kusal Mendis tried to maintain one finish going for Kandy Tuskers. He was finally dismissed for a 45-ball 55 because the innings fell aside. Regardless of a few good hits from Asela Gunaratne, Kandy Tuskers fell in need of a aggressive whole.
LPL 2020: Kandy Tuskers vs Dambulla Viiking: Who was the Man of the Match?
Kusal Mendis held the innings collectively for Kandy Tuskers with a mature half-century. His 55 gave the franchise one thing to bowl at. Rajitha and Pushpakumara stood out with the ball for Dambulla Viiking claiming two essential wickets every.
The person-of-the-match award, although, went to Angelo Perera, who rescued the aspect from a difficult place and put them on the trail to victory. With out his essential contribution, Dambulla Viiking may have discovered the going powerful within the chase.
Revealed 04 Dec 2020, 00:11 IST