Wed, 18 May 2022 Today's Paper

Skipper Shanaka stars as Colombo Kings meet their waterloo

2 December 2020 12:10 am - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

By M. Shamil Amit

Skipper, Dasun Shanaka continued his excellent form stroking his second successive half century to guide Dambulla Viiking to an easy 28-run win over the unbeaten Colombo Kings, in their Lanka Premier League (LPL) T20 Cricket Tournament encounter played at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium in Hambantota yesterday.


The Kings, in pursuit of 176 runs for victory lost opener, Dinesh Chandimal in the very first ball and they never recovered thereafter, and were eventually bowled out for 147 runs.   


The Kings lost their Skipper, Angelo Mathews and the key wicket of Andre Russell early and they were struggling at 63 for five at the halfway stage of the innings.


However, opener, Laurie Evans put in some stiff resistance with the bat and made a top score of 59 before he ran out of partners at the other end. 


Earlier, Viiking rallied around to reach a formidable total after they had won the toss and elected to bat first.
Their innings was built around a splendid half century from Skipper Shanaka who hit a top score of 56 from 34 deliveries inclusive of four sixes and three boundaries.


The dynamic all-rounder then took control of the situation and hammered the bowlers to all corners of the ground before racing to his fifty in 32 deliveries with the aid of three sixes and three boundaries.


The Viiking of course, had a very poor start to the innings as they lost both openers, Niroshan Dickwella and Paul Stirling with just three runs on the board.


However, Upul Tharanga and Samit Patel revived the Viiking innings with a third-wicket stand of 71 runs from six overs.


Both batsmen departed in the space of two overs before Shanaka took over and produced an outstanding batting performance with the support of Angelo Perera.    

 

Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.

  Comments - 0

Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.


Constitutional Reform for ‘System Change’

A peaceful democratic ‘revolution’ is sweeping across Sri Lanka. It is a

Linus Jayatilake (Sept. 1942 - May 2022): A Comrade of all Working PeopLe

I first met Linus Jayatilake about a decade ago as some of us began engaging

Sri Lanka – In Lee Kuan Yew’s words

Lee Kuan Yew’s views about Sri Lanka have been published in three books, th

The Three Universal Truths in Buddhism

Buddhism is a moral and philosophical system, which expounds a unique path of