Lanka Premier League, Match 6: Kandy Falcons Registered 3-Wickets Win Over Jaffna Kings
- Kandy Falcons won the toss and opted to bowl first.
- Avishka Fernando scored maximum runs for Jaffna Kings, 31 in 26 balls.
- Udana, Fabian Allen, and W Hasaranga, each dismissed two JKS batters.
- Jaffna Kings posted 147 runs on the scoreboard with a loss of 7 wickets.
- Bandara scored 44 (39) and Karunaratne hit 26* (16) for KDF
At Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele, the teams Kandy Falcons and Jaffna Kings faced off each other. The former team won the toss and chose to bowl first.
To unveil the batting attack, Gurbaz and Avishka Fernando came to the crease on the opening bowling attack of Zahoor Khan. In the first over only, Fernando bought the first two boundaries of the innings and one more in the immediate over. They got a score of 27 after 2 overs.
In the 4th over, Gurbaz and Fernando both made two fours, one each on the throw from Brathwaite. Scoring 16 runs in 13 balls, Gurbaz lost his wicket to Fabian Allen. After 7 overs, the side crossed the half-century with a score of 51-1.
On the throw from Allen in the 11th over, Samarawickrama smacked two boundaries and the side reached a score of 79-3. Fueling 31 runs in 26 balls for the side, Fernando got a dismissal from Hasaranga and the left-handed batter, Dunith Wellalage came to the crease. He kept smacking boundaries and sixes and reached a score of 125-4 after 17 overs.
In 20 overs, JKS posted 147 runs on the scoreboard with a loss of 7 wickets.
For the run chase of 148, Nissanka and Fletcher came to the crease to witness the bowling of Perera. In the first over only, Fletcher bought the first two boundaries of the side.
In the 3rd over, Fletcher lost his wicket to Zaman Khan and the left-handed batter, Kamindu Mendis took the batting charge. After 3 overs, the side got a score of 23-1. On the delivery from M Theekshana, Nissanka smacked two beautiful boundaries.
After 5 overs, KDF reached a score of 46-1. With Nissanka on the pitch, KDF crossed the half-century with a score of 54-2 after 6 overs. In the 8th over, Bandara crunched two fours and fueling 29 runs in 24 balls, he got out to Wellalage.
Kandy Falcons reached a score of 89-4 after 12 overs. In the next over, Fabian Allen was departed by Viyaskanth on fine delivery. Kandy Falcons kept losing wickets over by over as in the 15th over, Brathwaite was shown the way to the pavilion by Theekshana at 3 off 6 balls. KDF were 105-6. The require run rate kept increasing, putting more pressure on the tailenders of KDF.
Karunaratne and Bandara tried to pull off the game for KDF and kept hitting boundaries on weaker deliveries. In final over of the match, KDF needed 16 off 6 balls. Karunaratne hit back to back sixes to J Fuller, bringing KDF back into the game. KDF ended the match with 3 wickets in hand and a victory in the bag. Kandy Falcons outplayed Jaffna Kings by 3 wickets.
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