Lanka Premier League 11th Match: Kandy Falcons Bagged a Thumping win of 77 Runs Against Dambulla Aura
It was the 11th match of the LPL, and Kandy Falcons & Dambulla Aura played against each other. Dambulla Aura yet to win its first match of this Lanka Premier League season. Kandy Falcons opted to bat first after winning the toss. Nissanka and Fletcher opened for Kandy Falcons while Shanaka bowled the opening over for Dambulla Aura. After 5 overs, Kandy Falcons successfully posted 39 runs for no loss of wickets. However, right in the next over, Nissanka got bowled by C de Silva at 26 (20). Fletcher showed his intent and played some big shots against spinners. Kandy Falcons posted 82-1 in 10 overs. In the 12th over, Fletcher was sent to the pavilion by a classic run out from Madushan/Jordan Fox at 44 (31). Mendis was complementing Fletcher to put a par score for Kandy Falcons and Mendis brought his 50 in the 17th over and then in the 18th over, he was dismissed by Madushan 58 (40). After 20 overs, Kandy Falcons successfully posted soaring 193-3.
In the run chase, Shevon and Lasith Croospulle came on the crease while Udana opened the attack for Falcons. Both openers had the target in their minds as they posted 23 runs in 2 overs but soon Karunaratne stroke twice to dismiss Shevon 9 (5) and Croospulle 13 (9). Jordan Cox was dismissed at 1(3), putting additional pressure on the upcoming batters. After 6 overs, Dambulla Aura scored 44 runs and lost 5 wickets. Things were not going right as Dambulla kept losing wickets in almost every over. After 11 overs, the score was 82-8 and Kandy Falcons were in a dominating position. Soon, Madushan and Noor Ahmad were sent to pavilion, ending the sloppy innings of Dambulla Aura at 116 runs. Kandy Falcons won the game by 77 runs.
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