Avishka Fernando keeps Stallions unbeaten
2020-12-03 at 19:55
Jaffna Stallions secured an all-important 5-wicket victory over Galle Gladiators in game nine of the 2020 Lanka Premier League to continue their unbeaten run at the top of the points table.
The Gladiators batting first posted a respectable 170/6 in their 20 overs with Danushka Gunathilaka top scoring with 56 off 44 balls.
West Indies Batsman Chadwick Walton hit a quick fire 31 off 14 deliveries that was studded with three sixes and a boundary.
For the Stallions Wanindu Hasaranga picked up 2/29.
Chasing 171 runs for a win, Stallions batsmen performed well to seal victory in the final over.
Avishka Fernando showed promise as he clinched yet another man of the match award for his knock of 84 runs off 59 balls including five sixes and seven fours.
Minod Bhanuka put on 40 runs for Jaffna as the duo put on 99 for the second wicket.
The Stallions continue to dominate the league.
Asitha Fernando picked up two wickets while three Gladiators’ bowlers picked up a wicket apiece showing both intent and depth of the side heading to the business end of the tournament.
However, Galle recorded their fourth successive defeat in the tournament.
Meanwhile the Kandy Tuskers won the toss and opted to bat against underdogs Dambulla Vikings in the 10th LPL Game in Hambantota currently underway.