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Jaffna Stallions vs Colombo Kings, 18th Match Cricbuzz, Mobilecric or Vcricket livescore Jaffna Stallions vs Colombo Kings, 18th Match 03 Wednesday March 2021 025652000000 Colombo Kings won by 6 runs Cricinfo Commentary updated on 03 Wednesday March 2021 025652000000 CLK - 173/4 (20) JST - 167/6 (20) Cricinfo Commentary updated on 03 Wednesday March 2021 025652000000 CRR:  8.35 Player of the Match Laurie Evans Scorecard Refresh Commentary That's it from the first game. Do join us for the second which isn't far away. Cheers! Laurie Evans: MOM Plan was to get some runs (laughs). It was tricky at the start, they bowled quite well. Knew if I was at the back end, I could cash in. You just try and target bowlers as much as you can. Lakmal bowled well at the top, but I thought I could target spin. Hasaranga got me in the game before with a really good googly. That's sort of the challenge playing players you haven't played before. Today I sort of knew what to expect. I mostly played for the googly, it came off. Mathews: Laurie batted brilliantly, assessed the conditions. It was a little bit slow upfront. We've played good cricket through the tournament, except for a couple of games. Today we turned up with great attitude and bowlers responded brilliantly. We've won some games convincingly, but semis is anyone's game. Perera: It's cricket. Happy with the bowling unit. With our batting, 173 should be chaseable. Little worried about the batting lineup. Good news is that all our players are fit for semis. 18:56 Local Time, 13:26 GMT, 18:56 IST: It was only for a brief spell of close to three overs, after Thisara Perera came to the crease, that Stallions seemed to threaten the target of 174. His partnership with Shoaib Malik raced to 34 in no time as there was a sudden burst of boundaries. But Andre Russell's twin strikes, removing Perera and Malik back to back, meant the hopes of a turnaround were shortlived. Perera's time at the crease aside, Kings were in control of this defence almost right through. JST: 167-6 after 20 overs 19.6 Russell to Hasaranga, FOUR , slower one, Hasaranga makes room and whacks it wide of long-off but it's the Kings who will take this one 19.5 Russell to Hasaranga, no run, now this should be it. The dive at backward point keeps the ball from going for four. Almost a yorker, Hasaranga does really well trying to carve it away, but he doesn't find the gap 19.5 Russell to Hasaranga, no ball , SIX , no-ball goes for six to add life into the match out of nowhere. Short ball, Hasaranga swings and the top-edge flies. Russell's foot is well over the line 19.4 Russell to Hasaranga, no run, full outside off, drags it off the inside edge onto pad 19.3 Russell to Hasaranga, no run, Russell sticks to the slower ball, although he pulls the length well back. It dips late under Hasaranga's pull 19.2 Russell to Hasaranga, SIX , tonk! Another slower ball, this one disappears. Hasaranga clears the front leg and goes big over long-on 19.1 Russell to Lakmal, byes, 1 run, slower ball, Lakmal swings through it early and is beaten. They steal a bye JST: 149-6 after 19 overs 18.6 Udana to Hasaranga, no run, full outside off, Hasaranga swings and misses 18.5 Udana to Lakmal, 1 run, can't get under it. Full outside off, drilled to long-off 18.4 Udana to Hasaranga, 1 run, nice and full from Udana, Hasaranga shovels it to midwicket where there's a misfield 18.3 Udana to Lakmal, 1 run, sliced away towards third man 18.2 Udana to Lakmal, FOUR , in the slot from Udana, Lakmal drives hard on the bounce to long-on. It's a bit of an awkward position for the fielder with the ball bouncing in front of him. He tries keeping it in but only succeeds in parrying it over the ropes 18.1 Udana to Hasaranga, 1 run, yorker length at the stumps, Hasaranga squeezes it to long-on Isuru Udana [2.0-0-12-1] is back into the attack JST: 141-6 after 18 overs 17.6 Russell to Lakmal, FOUR , full toss on leg stump, and finally Lakmal gets hold of one. Nails it back down the ground Load More Commentary

Jaffna Stallions vs Colombo Kings, 18th Match

Cricbuzz, Mobilecric or Vcricket livescore Jaffna Stallions vs Colombo Kings, 18th Match 03 Wednesday March 2021 025652000000

Colombo Kings won by 6 runs

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 03 Wednesday March 2021 025652000000

CLK - 173/4 (20)
JST - 167/6 (20)

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 03 Wednesday March 2021 025652000000
CRR:  8.35

Player of the Match

Commentary

That's it from the first game. Do join us for the second which isn't far away. Cheers!

Laurie Evans: MOM Plan was to get some runs (laughs). It was tricky at the start, they bowled quite well. Knew if I was at the back end, I could cash in. You just try and target bowlers as much as you can. Lakmal bowled well at the top, but I thought I could target spin. Hasaranga got me in the game before with a really good googly. That's sort of the challenge playing players you haven't played before. Today I sort of knew what to expect. I mostly played for the googly, it came off.

Mathews: Laurie batted brilliantly, assessed the conditions. It was a little bit slow upfront. We've played good cricket through the tournament, except for a couple of games. Today we turned up with great attitude and bowlers responded brilliantly. We've won some games convincingly, but semis is anyone's game.

Perera: It's cricket. Happy with the bowling unit. With our batting, 173 should be chaseable. Little worried about the batting lineup. Good news is that all our players are fit for semis.

18:56 Local Time, 13:26 GMT, 18:56 IST: It was only for a brief spell of close to three overs, after Thisara Perera came to the crease, that Stallions seemed to threaten the target of 174. His partnership with Shoaib Malik raced to 34 in no time as there was a sudden burst of boundaries. But Andre Russell's twin strikes, removing Perera and Malik back to back, meant the hopes of a turnaround were shortlived. Perera's time at the crease aside, Kings were in control of this defence almost right through.

JST: 167-6 after 20 overs

19.6 Russell to Hasaranga, FOUR, slower one, Hasaranga makes room and whacks it wide of long-off but it's the Kings who will take this one

19.5 Russell to Hasaranga, no run, now this should be it. The dive at backward point keeps the ball from going for four. Almost a yorker, Hasaranga does really well trying to carve it away, but he doesn't find the gap

19.5 Russell to Hasaranga, no ball, SIX, no-ball goes for six to add life into the match out of nowhere. Short ball, Hasaranga swings and the top-edge flies. Russell's foot is well over the line

19.4 Russell to Hasaranga, no run, full outside off, drags it off the inside edge onto pad

19.3 Russell to Hasaranga, no run, Russell sticks to the slower ball, although he pulls the length well back. It dips late under Hasaranga's pull

19.2 Russell to Hasaranga, SIX, tonk! Another slower ball, this one disappears. Hasaranga clears the front leg and goes big over long-on

19.1 Russell to Lakmal, byes, 1 run, slower ball, Lakmal swings through it early and is beaten. They steal a bye

JST: 149-6 after 19 overs

18.6 Udana to Hasaranga, no run, full outside off, Hasaranga swings and misses

18.5 Udana to Lakmal, 1 run, can't get under it. Full outside off, drilled to long-off

18.4 Udana to Hasaranga, 1 run, nice and full from Udana, Hasaranga shovels it to midwicket where there's a misfield

18.3 Udana to Lakmal, 1 run, sliced away towards third man

18.2 Udana to Lakmal, FOUR, in the slot from Udana, Lakmal drives hard on the bounce to long-on. It's a bit of an awkward position for the fielder with the ball bouncing in front of him. He tries keeping it in but only succeeds in parrying it over the ropes

18.1 Udana to Hasaranga, 1 run, yorker length at the stumps, Hasaranga squeezes it to long-on

Isuru Udana [2.0-0-12-1] is back into the attack

JST: 141-6 after 18 overs

17.6 Russell to Lakmal, FOUR, full toss on leg stump, and finally Lakmal gets hold of one. Nails it back down the ground