Match Details

BLK vs DT 18th Match, LPL 2021

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BLK
135-419.2
Kandy Warriors won by 6 wickets
DT
20.0130-9
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17th Over:
1
2
1
2
1
2
 
= 9
18th Over:
1
1
1
1
4
4
 
= 12
Last Over:
1
1
1
1
1
2
 
= 7
This Over:
0
6
 
= 6
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Player of the Match

Ravi Bopara
59(50)
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Ravi Bopara Jersy
R(B)4S6SSR
29 (22)59 (50)3 3 0 2 131.82 118.00
P'ship : 60(43)
Last Wkt :   Kamindu Mendis 2(6)
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0-383.2 11.40
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BLKBLK - 2nd Innings
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6 Over 4038
10 Over 6268
15 Over 9493
DTDT - 1st Innings
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6 Over 5028
10 Over 5554
15 Over 8381
20 Over 131130

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Dambulla Giants won the toss and decided to bat first. Their decision to bat backfired as they ended up losing three-wicket for 20 runs after 3.4 overs. It went from bad to worst when Dasun Shanaka had to leave the ground with a back injury. They were 5 for 56 when Jayathilake and Mendis started the rebuild. Mendis ended up scoring 41 off 28 balls and helped his team reach a competitive total of 130. He made sure that his team had some sort of a total on the board. Kandy Warriors came out to bat knowing that a loss will mean curtains to their season. Lewis played a nice cameo up top but once he was dismissed they kept losing wickets from one end. Bopara (59 runs off 50 balls) was the one who took on the responsibility and made sure his team ended up on the right side of the result. He was well supported by Angelo Perera who scored 29 runs off 22 balls. Kandy Warriors are still alive in the LPL with this 6 wicket win.
Perera: We have been on the losing side most of the times, but we have played some exciting cricket. We opted to go with the extra seamer and that worked out for us. Zero pressure, to be honest, we just need to enjoy our game. Told the boys to play pressure-free cricket and we had a good outing today.
Dickwella: We have played good cricket throughout the tournament, but things haven't gone our way in the last 3 games. 130 is not easy to defend on any wicket. But we took the game till the 19th over, that's a positive. I haven't heard anything about Shanaka yet.
Bopara (Player of the Match): There are two ways to go about such a target. You knock it over in 14-15 overs, or take it deep and bat till the end, that is what I did. I was told this morning that I'll be batting at number 3, and that I had to bat through.
Kandy Warriors have won the match by 6 wickets.
19.2 Lange to R Bopara
6 Six!! Bang. Short ball outside off, Bopara pulls it perfectly over the square leg boundary for a match finishing six. The Warriors won by 6 wickets with four balls to spare.
19.1 Lange to R Bopara
0 Full ball on off, drives it back to the bowler. He didn't collect it cleanly but no run taken.
OVER 19
Kandy Warriors
129/4
Angelo Perera
29(22)
Ravi Bopara
53(48)
Imran Tahir
2-17(4.0)
18.6 I Tahir to A Perera
2 Full ball on off, slog sweeps it to mid wicket for two runs. Not timed well enough to get the boundary. Just 2 away from the win here Kandy Warriors.
18.5 I Tahir to R Bopara
1 Fullish ball on off, Bopara inside edges the sweep to pads and rolls to extra covers for a single.  
18.4 I Tahir to A Perera
1 Fullish ball on off, plays it to long on for another single.
18.3 I Tahir to R Bopara
1 On a length on off, cuts it covers for another single.
18.2 I Tahir to A Perera
1 Googly on off, turns in to middle and leg. Perera in time manages to get his bat down and gets a single to short third man.
18.1 I Tahir to R Bopara
1 Full ball on off, drives it to long on an easy single.
9 runs are needed off the last 12 balls. Boundaries of the last two balls have made it easy for the Kandy Warriors.
OVER 18
Kandy Warriors
122/4
Angelo Perera
25(19)
Ravi Bopara
50(45)
Marchant de Lange
0-32(3.0)
17.6 Lange to A Perera
4 Four again. Shortish on off, Perera moves to leg side a bit and guides it past the diving third man fielder for another boundary.
17.5 Lange to A Perera
4 Short ball on off and middle, Perera pulls it past the diving mid on fielder for a match deciding boundary. Not timed well enough though but gets the four.
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