Match Details

BLK vs GM 10th Match, LPL 2021

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BLK
131-518.4
Kandy Warriors won by 5 wickets
GM
20.0127-7
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M Bhanuka Logo
M Bhanuka Jersy
4s: 1
6s: 0
SR:114.29
+
R Bopara Logo
R Bopara Jersy

34

(39)

R Bopara
34(39)
4s: 3
6s: 0
SR:87.18
N Thushara Logo
N Thushara Jersy

1-31

(3.4)

N Thushara

1-31(3.4)
Econ: 8.45
16th Over:
0
1
0
4
0
W
 
= 5
17th Over:
0
0
4wd
wd
1
2lb
wd
1
1
 
= 12
Last Over:
0
1
1
0
1
1
 
= 4
This Over:
4
0
1
4
 
= 9
BLKBLK - 2nd Innings
SessionOpenPASS
6 Over 4845
10 Over 6864
15 Over 92101
GMGM - 1st Innings
SessionOpenPASS
6 Over 4743
10 Over 6864
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Angelo Perera - We are delighted, we were very close in the first three games, but we couldn't close it off. Ravi and Tom did well, our bowlers, I thought they were outstanding. I did tell the coach that we'd win if Ravi stood till the end of the chase.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa- We were 10-15 runs short, anything around 140 would have been competitive. It wasn't a mistake (playing an extra seamer), Hafeez was unable to play and we needed to balance the side.
Ravi Bopara: It was a tough wicket, the boys sis tell me that. In a low scoring game, sometimes you go into a shell, but it's nice to win our first two points. The plan was to rotate the strike, we knew we could get the boundaries when needed. Was a long time ago that we played T20 cricket, so it was good to chase the total down.
Ravi Bopara has been named as the 'Man of the Match'
Finally, Kandy Warriors break the duck after three matches with the experienced Ravi Bopara playing a stellar role. There is no doubt that it was the bowling attack that set-up this victory for Kandy as the likes of Shiraz Ahmed, Nimesh Vimukthi and Kamindu Mendis combined to take seven wickets. However, the pitch wasn't a straight-forward one and they needed someone like Bopara to guide the side through a tricky chase.

Mohammad Amir struck an early blow to signal his first appearance in this season as he sent back TM Sampath is a cracking yorker. The other Kandy opener, Charith Asalanka tried to remain positive and played a few shots with the skipper Angelo Perera for company. However, the 28-run partnership was broken in the fifth over when Asalanka miscued an attempted big shot off Dhananjaya Lakshan to Ben Dunk at mid-on.

In the very next over, Nuwan Thushara produced a jaffer to strike Angelo Perera's off-stump as Kandy suffered a jittery phase. A few quite overs later, Samit Patel came into the game as Kamindu Mendis failed to get requisite connection on the pull shot attempted towards deep square-leg. Just when Galle seemed to be coming back into the game, Bopara and Tom Moores batted with a lot of sense to get the scorecard ticking.

Moores,  in particular, chanced his arm and produced a few boundaries to relieve the pressure off Bopara who was batting with a below-par strike-rate. It didn't help Galle that Noor Ahmad bowled too many wides while the fielders also fumbled on more than one occasion. Moores played one shot too many and got himself stumped off Samit's bowling but it was a little bit too late, too less for Galle. In the end, Bopara and Minod Bhanuka saw Kandy through to their first victory in the tournament
18.4 N Thushara to R Bopara
4 Short ball outside the channel and the batter drags a pull in front of square leg and gets enough to thump it over the ropes. Bopara finishes off in style and Kandy Warriors finds their first victory of the tournament.
18.3 N Thushara to M Bhanuka
1 On a length down the thigh pads, this time and the batter swots it finer for a single.
18.2 N Thushara to M Bhanuka
0 A swing and a miss. Angles it away from the southpaw, pitching on length on the middle and off.
18.1 N Thushara to M Bhanuka
4 Pricks at this one and the ball flows away towards the boundary rapidly. Dished out at the pads and the batter whips it finer this time. Lucky boundary!!
17.6 D Lakshan to M Bhanuka
1 Single to end the over. Pulls away the swaying away short ball, over mid wicket for a single.
17.5 D Lakshan to R Bopara
1 Legcutter pitching on the middle and leg, and the batter taps it down in front of mid on for a single.
17.4 D Lakshan to R Bopara
0 Short ball sprayed slower and the batter pulls and misses.
17.3 D Lakshan to M Bhanuka
1 Minod turns this one for a single. Flat bat slash at the swaying away delivery. Back of a length from the bowler and angling away from the reach of Bhanuka.
17.2 D Lakshan to R Bopara
1 Stays there and tucks this one down the onside for a single. Back of a length from the bowler now.
17.1 D Lakshan to R Bopara
0 Length delivery shaping in from the fifth stump and the batter jabs it down by sticking to the pitch of the line.
OVER 17
Kandy Warriors
118/5
Minod Bhanuka
1(2)
Ravi Bopara
28(34)
Noor Ahmad
0-28(4.0)
16.6 N Ahmad to R Bopara
1 This one turns back sharply at the right hander and Bopara tucks this one well for a single near square leg.
16.5 N Ahmad to M Bhanuka
1 Sprays this on the full , and much wider and the batter leans forward and drills it along the ground for a single near long on.
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