SHARJAH: Kerala Kings beat Team Sri Lankan Cricket by eight wickets as the target revised to 91 off 8 overs due to rain.
Team Sri Lankan Cricket won the toss and elected to bat first.
Team Sri Lankan Cricket put a competitive 112 on board against Kerala Kings in the eight match of the first T10 League.
Captain Chandimal remained top-scorer with his 38 off 24 balls. Bhanuka and Rambukwella, on the other hand, took Kings’ bowlers to cleaners by hitting 26 off 16 balls and 20 off just 6 balls respectively.
Though the rain delay would have taken the momentum away, it wasn’t the case, Kerala kings have won it in style.
Kerala Kings – 86/2 after 5 overs (CAK Walton 47*, KA Pollard 34*)
(5.4) – SIX! Massive shot, brilliantly played by Pollard once again
(5.3) – SIX! Another one, Pollard pulls it away
(5.1) – SIX! full in the slot and hits it hard and long over covers for a six by Pollard
Kerala Kings – 67/2 after 5 overs (CAK Walton 47*, KA Pollard 15*)
(4.4) – SIX! tossed up, stands tall and slogs it flat over long-on for another six.
(4.3) – SIX! looped up, Pollard’s zone and its dispatched straight for a huge six into the grandstand
Kerala Kings – 52/2 after 4 overs (CAK Walton 46*, KA Pollard 1*)
(3.6) – SIX! full toss, gets hold of it nicely over mid-wicket for a six
Kerala Kings – 38/1 after 3 overs (CAK Walton 33*, EJG Morgan 1*)
Kerala Kings – 34/1 after 2 overs (CAK Walton 30*, EJG Morgan 0*)
(1.6) – FOUR! Yet another boundary by Walton
(1.5) – FOUR! back of a length, rocks on the backfoot and pulls it away to mid-wicket for another boundary
(1.4) – SIX! shot ball and Massive six by Walton
(1.2) – FOUR! full on the pads, Walton flicks it gloriously past square leg for a boundary
(1.1) – OUT! Stirling lost his wicket in seek of a boundary.
Kerala Kings – 12/0 after 1 over (CAK Walton 8*, PR Stirling 0*)
(0.3) – FOUR, full on off, gives it a full swing and gets it much straight than expected past the bowler for a boundary
(0.3) – FOUR! back of a length, jabs it off his thigh to mid-wicket for a boundary
Paul Stirling and Chadwick Walton to open the Kerala innings. Vishwa Fernando has the new ball.
A strong finish in the end for the Lankans. Rambukwella gave them a much-needed push with a six-ball 20 not out. This is a challenging total.
Kerala Kings need 113 runs to win.
Team Sri Lankan Cricket – 112/3 after 10 overs ( LD Chandimal 38*, RLB Rambukwella 20*)
(9.5) – SIX! Rambukwella on fire!
(9.2) – SIX! full in the slot and hits it hard and long over covers for a six by Rambukwella
(9.1) – SIX! Rambukwella hits harder
Team Sri Lankan Cricket – 91/3 after 9 overs ( LD Chandimal 37*, RLB Rambukwella 1*)
(8.3) – WICKET! Run out this time, poor running between the wicket
(8.1) – WICKET! Sohail Tanveer departs Rajapaksa, moves away to hit it towards cover but misses it and it hits the top of off-stump
Team Sri Lankan Cricket – 85/1 after 8 overs ( LD Chandimal 33*, PBB Rajapaksa 26*)
(7.6) – FOUR! short ball, pulls it to square leg for a boundary
(7.1) – FOUR! full outside off, takes a step down and drives it past point for a boundary
Team Sri Lankan Cricket – 71/1 after 7 overs ( LD Chandimal 29*, PBB Rajapaksa 17*)
(6.6) – SIX! slow ball, comes down and meets it nicely and gets it huge over long-on for a six
(6.2) – SIX! slow ball but gets it wrong outside off, had all the time to get under it and slap it over point for a six
(6.1) – SIX! full outside off, lofts it hard and all the way over covers for a six
Team Sri Lankan Cricket – 52/1 after 6 overs ( LD Chandimal 23*, PBB Rajapaksa 4*)
(5.6) – FOUR! back of a length on the pads, gets down on the knee and sweeps it to square leg for a boundary
(5.5) – FOUR! back of a length outside off, slaps it over cover for a boundary
Team Sri Lankan Cricket – 38/1 after 5 overs ( LD Chandimal 14*, PBB Rajapaksa 0*)
(4.4) – FOUR! the slow bouncer comes down and drags it away to mid-wicket for a boundary
Team Sri Lankan Cricket – 29/1 after 4 overs ( LD Chandimal 5*, PBB Rajapaksa 0*)
(3.5) – OUT! Emrit trapped Munaweera in front of the stumps
Team Sri Lankan Cricket – 27/0 after 3 overs ( LD Chandimal 4*, EMDY Munaweera 4*)
Team Sri Lankan Cricket – 12/0 after 2 overs ( LD Chandimal 4*, EMDY Munaweera 7*)
Team Sri Lankan Cricket – 7/0 after 1 over ( LD Chandimal 2*, EMDY Munaweera 2*)
(0.6) – FOUR! short outside cuts it late for a boundary past the keeper.
There comes the Sri Lankan openers. Dilshan Munaweera and captain Dinesh Chandimal at the crease. Sohail Tanvir to start off proceedings for the Kerala Kings.
Kerala Kings: Eoin Morgan (Icon), Liam Plunkett, Sohail Tanvir, Wahab Riaz, Samuel Badree, Ryad Emrit, Rohan Mustafa, Kieron Pollard, Ryan Ten Doeschate, Babar Hayat, Nicholas Pooran, Shakib Al Hasan, Paul Stirling, Imran Haider, Chadwick Walton
Team Sri Lankan Cricket: Dinesh Chandimal (Icon), Thisara Perera, Nipun Karunanayake, Angelo Perera, Shehan Jayasuriya, Alankara Asanka Lahiru Thirimanne, Dilshan Munaweera, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Angelo Jaya Singh, Wanidu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Vishwa Fernando, Sachithra Senanayake, Jeffrey Vandersay