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Lanka Premier League 2023: Skipper Wanindu Hasaranga’s Allround Performance Powered B-Love Kandy to 89 Runs Win Over Galle Titans

B-Love Kandy and Galle Titans came against each other in the 12th match of LPL 2023 at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele. Galle Titans won the toss and decided to bowl first.

Mohammad Haris and Fakhar Zaman came to bat and Rajitha opened the bowling attack. In the 2nd over, Mohammad Haris hit a four on the first ball and it was the first boundary of the match. In the 3rd over, Mohammad Haris started the over with back-to-back two fours and Fakhar Zaman hit a four on the fifth ball. In the 4th over, Mohammad Haris got out after scoring 17(14) on the fourth ball. In the 5th over, Dinesh Chandimal hit two fours. After 6 overs, BLK was at 42-1.

In the 7th over, Fakhar Zaman hit a six on the fourth ball and BLK reached 50 runs. In the 8th over, Fakhar Zaman started the over with a four and Chandimal hit back-to-back two fours. In the 9th over, Chandimal got out after scoring 25(17) on the last ball. In the 11th over, Fakhar Zaman hit back-to-back two boundaries. In the 12th over, Mathews hit a six on the last ball and BLK reached 100 runs. After 12 overs, BLK was at 103-2.

In the 13th over, Fakhar Zaman got out after scoring 45(35) on the first ball and Hasaranga finished the over with a four. In the 14th over, Hasaranga hit back-to-back two fours. In the 15th over, Hasaranga started the over with a four and hit one more back-to-back two boundaries in the same over. In the 16th over, Hasaranga started the over with a four, Mathews hit a six on the third ball and BLK reached 150 runs and Hasaranga finished the over with a four. After 16 overs, BLK was at 158-3.

In the 17th over, Hasaranga hit a six and scored the fastest half-century of the season, Mathews hit a four on the fourth ball and Hasaranga finished the over with a four. In the 18th over, Mathews started the over with back-to-back fours. In the 19th over, Mathews got out after scoring 40(23) on the third ball and Hasaranga hit a four on the fifth ball. In  the 20th over, Hasaranga got out after scoring 64(27) on the second ball and BLK reached 200 runs on the third ball.

In 20 overs, B-Love Kandy scored 203 runs with a loss of 5 wickets.

Chasing 204 runs, Croospulle and Shevon Daniel came to bat and Mathews opened the bowling attack. In the 2nd over, Croospulle started the over with back-to-back two fours and Shevon Daniel got out after scoring 0(2) on the fourth ball. In the 4th over, Rajapaksa got out after scoring 5(8) on the third ball. In the 5th over, Seifert got out after scoring 1(5) on the second ball and Shakib finished the over with a four. After 6 overs, GLT was at 38-3.

In the 7th over, Croospulle got out after scoring 27(17) on the third ball. In the 8th over, Shanaka got out after scoring 1(3) on the third ball. In the 9th over, Shakib got out after scoring 11(12) on the first ball. In the 10th over, Priyanjan took a single on the first ball and GLT reached 50 runs and Lahiru Samarakoon finished the over with a six. After 12 overs, GLT was at 77-6.

In the 15th over, Priyanjan started the over with a four and Lahiru Samarakoon hit a four on the third ball. With this four, GLT reached 100 runs and the partnership between Lahiru Samarakoon and Ashan Priyanjan reached 50 runs. In the 16th over, Lahiru Samarakoon hit a six on the third ball and got out after scoring 36(25) on the fourth ball and Priyanjan got out after scoring 25(23) on the last ball. In the 17th over, Shamsi got out for a duck on the third ball and Ngarava secured the golden duck on the next ball. GLT got all out at 114 runs and lost the match by 89 runs.

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