Lanka Premier League, Match 18: Kandy Falcons Won by 39 Runs Against Dambulla Aura
The 18th match of Lanka Premier League 2022 was held between Kandy Falcons and Dambulla Aura on 18 December 2022 at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
Kandy Falcons won the toss and opted to bat first. The first inning started with Kaveen and M Bhanuka at the crease, and Shanaka opened the attack. Kalana came to throw the 4th over and dismissed the first wicket of M Bhanuka, and he was gone after 14(11). Kaveen tried well by hitting some great boundaries, but Kalana dismissed him in the 6th over after 27(16). Kamindu Mendis was also gone in the 8th over, and Kandy Falcons reached 78, losing 3 wickets.
Najibullah tried to chase a good run score but could not do so as Forde dismissed him the 13.4 overs. However, with the great performance of Najibullah and Ashen Bandara, KDF scored 128 runs after 15 overs. Dilum Sudeera credited 2 wickets of Hasaranga and Ashen Bandara to his account in the 17th over.
A good fightback from the Auras as they restricted the Falcons to a manageable 160 in 20 overs after they raced to 136 for 4 at the end of 16 overs.
The second inning started with Jordan Cox and Shevon Daniel on the crease, and Zohoor Khan opened the attack. Zahoor dismissed the first wicket of the second inning in the 3rd ball. Jordon Cox was gone without scoring a single run. O Thomas dismissed 2 wickets of Rajapaksa and Shevon in the 5th over. Shanaka was also gone in the 7th over after 14(11). Hasaranga didn’t allow Ravindu to start his inning as he dismissed him on 0.
After 10 overs, Dambulla Aura reached 54 with a loss of 5 wickets. Fabian Allen dismissed Forde and Raza in the 11th and 13th overs, respectively. In 15 overs, DMA crossed 89 runs but lost 7 wickets. Wijesinghe took 2 back-to-back wickets in the 16th over. After that, Pramod Madushan and Dilum Sudeera tried to chase the score of 161 runs but ended the game with 121 runs. Kandy Falcons won the game by 39 runs.
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