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Galle Gladiators vs Dambulla Viiking, 17th Match Cricbuzz, Mobilecric or Vcricket livescore Galle Gladiators vs Dambulla Viiking, 17th Match 28 Sunday February 2021 065223000000 Dambulla Viiking won by 4 wkts Cricinfo Commentary updated on 28 Sunday February 2021 065223000000 GGD - 168/7 (20) DVK - 174/6 (20) Cricinfo Commentary updated on 28 Sunday February 2021 065223000000 CRR:  8.70 Player of the Match Samiullah Shinwari Scorecard Refresh Commentary That's a wrap to today's LPL coverage. Dambulla have moved atop the points table and this win today will boost their morale further, given that it came without any of their main guns firing. As for Galle, their inability to close out games continues to sting. They fielded well for a major part of the game and then totally lost the plot to gift the opposition a victory. This now makes tomorrow's Kandy-Galle clash a virtual knockout for the final semifinal slot. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Until next time, it's goodbye from us. Cheers! Shinwari | Player of the Match: It was a good wicket and I was trying to stay till the end. Got some luck too. Did my best for the team and I'm glad that it has worked. We have a good top order and middle order. Lot of quality players and I didn't get my chance early on. Got it now and I feel I can do any role for the team. Shanaka | Winning captain: Winning is a good habit and it's nice to see our team keeping that habit. Our execution early on was very poor and that was better after that. We discussed about pace off and it worked. In the middle overs, we could have done better with the bat. Myself and the other middle order guys should do better. We've gelled well as a team and I'm really pleased about it. Rajapaksa | Losing captain: I think on this pitch, anything above 160 was our target. It was crucial not to lose wickets during the middle overs but we recovered well to get 168. It was very defendable. We had to change plans according to the pitch and they (Lakshan, Sandakan) have been brilliant for us. Unfortunately they couldn't finish the job today. We have been training under dew earlier and I don't want to use that as an excuse. Our fielding let us down in this game. We have been mentally prepared to play knockout cricket from our previous game and so we're ready. 23:54 local: One of the most overused adages in cricket 'catches win you matches' could well be on the menu for dinner tonight for the Gladiators. They had everything going their way right from the start with timely wickets and string of dot balls through the middle overs. To say that their fielding's shabby would be an understatement. They had an absolute horror time dropping as many as three/four catches and the misfields near the boundary ropes didn't help their cause either. The Viikings looked all lost after losing their skipper Shanaka, but Samiullah Shinwari, helped by a bit of luck, blitzed a 20-ball 46 to see his side through in the end. Presentations coming up, stay tuned... DVK: 174-6 after 20 overs 19.6 Jayasuriya to Shinwari, SIX , no superover! Shinwari gets a friendly full toss at the hip and it's been smoked away over long leg. Dambulla viiking add another two points with this win and leap to the top of the table Superover? 19.5 Jayasuriya to Shinwari, no run, low full toss outside off, Shinwari slogs and gets a thick outside edge to short third. Ramesh Mendis almost ran half-way down the pitch but Shinwari was never interested in the single, he wants to back himself to hit big off the last ball. Let's see how it goes.... 19.4 Jayasuriya to Shinwari, no run, looks to slog this loopy delivery on leg-stump and misses, gets knocked high on the front pad 19.3 Jayasuriya to Ramesh Mendis, 1 run, full on leg-stump, Mendis wrists it to mid-wicket and hurries across for a quick single 19.2 Jayasuriya to Shinwari, 1 run, full on the stumps, biffed away to long-on 19.1 Jayasuriya to Shinwari, FOUR , dropped! Sums up the Gladiators' sorry show today. Shinwari chips this full delivery straight to long-on and Dhananjaya Lakshan couldn't get hold of the catch, runs sideways but slips and conceds the boundary Shehan Jayasuriya [2.0-0-14-1] is back into the attack Just 7 needed from 6. It's Jayasuriya to bowl...Are we in for a last-ball thriller? DVK: 162-6 after 19 overs 18.6 Amir to Ramesh Mendis, no run, slower length delivery slanting away outside off, Mendis is early into his leg-side bat swing and gets beaten on the edge 18.5 Amir to Ramesh Mendis, FOUR , low full toss on the pads and it's been put in the gap behind square with a lovely flick of the wrists 18.4 Amir to Shinwari, 1 run, 135ks very full outside off, Samiullah opens the bat face and squeezes it to the right of the keeper for a quick single 18.3 Amir to Shinwari, FOUR , the poor fielding continues... Slower ball bowled into the pitch outside off, Shinwari heaves it powerfully to the left of deep mid-wicket and the dive wasn't good enough to prevent the boundary 18.2 Amir to Ramesh Mendis, 1 run, another short ball and it's been pulled to the right of deep mid-wicket 18.1 Amir to Ramesh Mendis, no run, fiery bumper angled across outside off, Mendis looks to pull and gets beaten for pace Load More Commentary

Galle Gladiators vs Dambulla Viiking, 17th Match

Cricbuzz, Mobilecric or Vcricket livescore Galle Gladiators vs Dambulla Viiking, 17th Match 28 Sunday February 2021 065223000000

Dambulla Viiking won by 4 wkts

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 28 Sunday February 2021 065223000000

GGD - 168/7 (20)
DVK - 174/6 (20)

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 28 Sunday February 2021 065223000000
CRR:  8.70

Player of the Match

Commentary

That's a wrap to today's LPL coverage. Dambulla have moved atop the points table and this win today will boost their morale further, given that it came without any of their main guns firing. As for Galle, their inability to close out games continues to sting. They fielded well for a major part of the game and then totally lost the plot to gift the opposition a victory. This now makes tomorrow's Kandy-Galle clash a virtual knockout for the final semifinal slot. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Until next time, it's goodbye from us. Cheers!

Shinwari | Player of the Match: It was a good wicket and I was trying to stay till the end. Got some luck too. Did my best for the team and I'm glad that it has worked. We have a good top order and middle order. Lot of quality players and I didn't get my chance early on. Got it now and I feel I can do any role for the team.

Shanaka | Winning captain: Winning is a good habit and it's nice to see our team keeping that habit. Our execution early on was very poor and that was better after that. We discussed about pace off and it worked. In the middle overs, we could have done better with the bat. Myself and the other middle order guys should do better. We've gelled well as a team and I'm really pleased about it.

Rajapaksa | Losing captain: I think on this pitch, anything above 160 was our target. It was crucial not to lose wickets during the middle overs but we recovered well to get 168. It was very defendable. We had to change plans according to the pitch and they (Lakshan, Sandakan) have been brilliant for us. Unfortunately they couldn't finish the job today. We have been training under dew earlier and I don't want to use that as an excuse. Our fielding let us down in this game. We have been mentally prepared to play knockout cricket from our previous game and so we're ready.

23:54 local: One of the most overused adages in cricket 'catches win you matches' could well be on the menu for dinner tonight for the Gladiators. They had everything going their way right from the start with timely wickets and string of dot balls through the middle overs. To say that their fielding's shabby would be an understatement. They had an absolute horror time dropping as many as three/four catches and the misfields near the boundary ropes didn't help their cause either. The Viikings looked all lost after losing their skipper Shanaka, but Samiullah Shinwari, helped by a bit of luck, blitzed a 20-ball 46 to see his side through in the end. Presentations coming up, stay tuned...

DVK: 174-6 after 20 overs

19.6 Jayasuriya to Shinwari, SIX, no superover! Shinwari gets a friendly full toss at the hip and it's been smoked away over long leg. Dambulla viiking add another two points with this win and leap to the top of the table

Superover?

19.5 Jayasuriya to Shinwari, no run, low full toss outside off, Shinwari slogs and gets a thick outside edge to short third. Ramesh Mendis almost ran half-way down the pitch but Shinwari was never interested in the single, he wants to back himself to hit big off the last ball. Let's see how it goes....

19.4 Jayasuriya to Shinwari, no run, looks to slog this loopy delivery on leg-stump and misses, gets knocked high on the front pad

19.3 Jayasuriya to Ramesh Mendis, 1 run, full on leg-stump, Mendis wrists it to mid-wicket and hurries across for a quick single

19.2 Jayasuriya to Shinwari, 1 run, full on the stumps, biffed away to long-on

19.1 Jayasuriya to Shinwari, FOUR, dropped! Sums up the Gladiators' sorry show today. Shinwari chips this full delivery straight to long-on and Dhananjaya Lakshan couldn't get hold of the catch, runs sideways but slips and conceds the boundary

Shehan Jayasuriya [2.0-0-14-1] is back into the attack

Just 7 needed from 6. It's Jayasuriya to bowl...Are we in for a last-ball thriller?

DVK: 162-6 after 19 overs

18.6 Amir to Ramesh Mendis, no run, slower length delivery slanting away outside off, Mendis is early into his leg-side bat swing and gets beaten on the edge

18.5 Amir to Ramesh Mendis, FOUR, low full toss on the pads and it's been put in the gap behind square with a lovely flick of the wrists

18.4 Amir to Shinwari, 1 run, 135ks very full outside off, Samiullah opens the bat face and squeezes it to the right of the keeper for a quick single

18.3 Amir to Shinwari, FOUR, the poor fielding continues... Slower ball bowled into the pitch outside off, Shinwari heaves it powerfully to the left of deep mid-wicket and the dive wasn't good enough to prevent the boundary

18.2 Amir to Ramesh Mendis, 1 run, another short ball and it's been pulled to the right of deep mid-wicket

18.1 Amir to Ramesh Mendis, no run, fiery bumper angled across outside off, Mendis looks to pull and gets beaten for pace