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Lanka Premier League 2023: Dhananjaya de Silva Half-Century Went Into Vain as BLK Won the Match by 7 Wickets

B-Love Kandy and Dambulla Aura came against each other in the 6th match of LPL 2023 at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele. Dambulla Aura  won the toss and decided to bat first.

Avishka Fernando and Kusal Mendis came to bat and Angelo Mathews opened the bowling attack. In the 1st over,  Avishka Fernando hit a four on the second ball and it was the first boundary of the match. In the 3rd over, Kusal Mendis hit a four on the third ball and got out after scoring 7(9) on the fourth ball. In the 4th over, Samarawickrama hit back-to-back two fours and got out after scoring 14(6) on the last ball. In the 6th over, Kusal Perera got out after scoring 4(5) on the third ball. After 6 overs, DMA was at 36-3.

In the 8th over, Avishka Fernando finished the over with a six and DMA reached 50 runs. In the 11th over,  Avishka Fernando took a single on the first ball and reached his 1000 runs in LPL and hit two more fours in the same over. In the 12th over,  Avishka Fernando got out after scoring 32(31) on the second ball and Ross finished the over with a four. In the 13th over, Ross hit two fours. In the 15th over, Dhananjaya hit a four on the second ball and DMA reached 100 runs and finished the over with a four. After 15 overs, DMA was at 109-4.

In the 16th over, Dhananjaya hit a six on the second ball and Ross got out after scoring 21(18) on the fourth ball. In the 19th over, Dhananjaya started the over with a four and hit a four on the last ball and scored a half-century. In the 20th over, Dhananjaya hit a six on the fourth ball and got out after scoring 61(39) on the last ball.

In 20 overs, Dambulla Aura scored 156 runs with a loss of 6 wickets.

Chasing 157 runs, Fakhar Zaman and Chandimal came to bat and Binura Fernando opened the bowling attack. In the 3rd over, Fakhar Zaman hit a four on the second ball and it was the first boundary of the inning and finished the over with back-to-back three fours. In the 5th over, Dinesh Chandimal smashed back-to-back four fours. In the 6th over, Dinesh Chandimal hit a four on the second ball and BLK reached 50 runs and he hit one more four on the next ball. After 6 overs, BLK was at 57-0.

In the 8th over, Fakhar Zaman got out after scoring 28(26) on the last ball. In the 12th over, Dinesh Chandimal got out after scoring 48(29) on the first ball and BLK reached 100 runs on the next ball. In the 16th over, Mathews hit a four on the third ball and got out after scoring 18(28) on the last ball. In the 17th over, Asif Ali smashed two fours. In the 19th over, Mathews started the over with a six and Asif Ali hit the winning four on the third ball.

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