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Galle Gladiators vs Kandy Tuskers, 19th Match Cricbuzz, Mobilecric or Vcricket livescore Galle Gladiators vs Kandy Tuskers, 19th Match 16 Friday April 2021 191258000000 Galle Gladiators won by 9 wkts Cricinfo Commentary updated on 16 Friday April 2021 191258000000 KDT - 126 (19.1) GGD - 130/1 (17) Cricinfo Commentary updated on 16 Friday April 2021 191258000000 CRR:  7.65 Player of the Match Danushka Gunathilaka Scorecard Refresh Commentary That's all we have for you for today. Until tomorrow and the league's last match to clarify who stands where come the semis, on behalf of us , ta ta!! Danushka Gunathilaka | MoM : I try to stick to my basics. I look to play my natural game and play my cricketing shots. Very happy with the way I carried myself in the middle. I thought we did really well as a unit with a young side. We spoke before he match that this was a do or die game. It doesn't matter whether it is T20 or ODIs or Test cricket for me, I just try to do the basic stuff. Bhanuka Rajapaksa | Winning skipper: Winning the toss was very fortunate for us. I haven't won a lot of tosses, but today was a good one. We could have grabbed the opportunities given to us earlier, but today the equation was simple - win or go home. We had two close games against Dambulla and we beat Colombo, but we have to play our best game irrespective of who we play against. Kusal Mendis | Losing skipper (replacing Kusal Perera): Losing three wickets in the first six overs was tough. 150-160 would've been good on this pitch. I am very excited to have played in this league. It was a very good experience to play with Afghani, Pakistani, Indian and West Indian players. Asela and the bowlers bowled really well in the last three games. I did well in a couple of games and I hope I play hard and well for Sri Lanka. I think Perera is okay, he got hit on the knee. 23:17 Local Time, 17:47 GMT, 23:17 IST: Let's look at the bigger picture then -- Galle are through to the semis. Kandy are eliminated. And in the small grumpier picture, Gunathilaka, after batting brilliantly and just when he seemed to have his century hit all planned, Gurbaz let one slip through. But that's all, that's the only joy Kandy can take out of this, for otherwise they were totally outplayed. 126 was in no way going to be enough to defend, and despite Zazai scratching around at the other end, Gunathilaka was a little too good to even allow any sort of a challenge. Hang around, the presentations should be up soon .. GGD: 130-1 after 17 overs 16.6 Gunaratne to Ahsan Ali, byes, FOUR , through everyone. Poor old Gunathilaka .. he can only watch his century go get burnt, thanks to Gunaratne's sharp in-ripper that goes through Ahsan's bat and pad, and then through the keeper's gloves as well 16.5 Gunaratne to Gunathilaka, 1 run, quietly taps it down to long-on. Okay now for Ali to block and not try anything fancy So Gunathilaka's on 93 now. And GG need 2 to win. So he needs a single, Ali to block the last ball, and then smack a six and everyone's happy. 16.4 Gunaratne to Gunathilaka, no run, tighter good length on the stumps, defended 16.3 Gunaratne to Gunathilaka, FOUR , wide yorker, and Gunathilaka still finds a way to squeeze this through with a delightful square drive, waiting on the ball to get close and open his bat face to slice it past point 16.2 Gunaratne to Ahsan Ali, 1 run, on the pads, clipped round the corner 16.1 Gunaratne to Gunathilaka, 1 run, backs away, swings and drags his heave off the inside half to backward square leg. One-bounced 16.1 Gunaratne to Gunathilaka, wide , full, angles across, a little too much Asela Gunaratne [3.0-0-23-0] is back into the attack A rather forced time-out this. 9 runs | 24 balls . GGD: 118-1 after 16 overs 15.6 Steyn to Gunathilaka, 1 run, full, tapped out to cover, and takes the fielder on 15.5 Steyn to Gunathilaka, no run, another swing and a miss, this time in wanting to heave it across the line over mid-wicket 15.4 Steyn to Gunathilaka, no run, back of a length, on the stumps, dabbed away to short third man 15.3 Steyn to Gunathilaka, no run, slower one, and Gunathilaka has a big swing at it, only to miss it with the angle going across and getting the better of him 15.2 Steyn to Gunathilaka, no run, wide yorker, and Gunathilaka can't reach out. In fact Steyn's quite lucky here to escape another wide Load More Commentary

Galle Gladiators vs Kandy Tuskers, 19th Match

Cricbuzz, Mobilecric or Vcricket livescore Galle Gladiators vs Kandy Tuskers, 19th Match 16 Friday April 2021 191258000000

Galle Gladiators won by 9 wkts

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 16 Friday April 2021 191258000000

KDT - 126 (19.1)
GGD - 130/1 (17)

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 16 Friday April 2021 191258000000
CRR:  7.65

Player of the Match

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That's all we have for you for today. Until tomorrow and the league's last match to clarify who stands where come the semis, on behalf of us , ta ta!!

Danushka Gunathilaka | MoM: I try to stick to my basics. I look to play my natural game and play my cricketing shots. Very happy with the way I carried myself in the middle. I thought we did really well as a unit with a young side. We spoke before he match that this was a do or die game. It doesn't matter whether it is T20 or ODIs or Test cricket for me, I just try to do the basic stuff.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa | Winning skipper: Winning the toss was very fortunate for us. I haven't won a lot of tosses, but today was a good one. We could have grabbed the opportunities given to us earlier, but today the equation was simple - win or go home. We had two close games against Dambulla and we beat Colombo, but we have to play our best game irrespective of who we play against.

Kusal Mendis | Losing skipper (replacing Kusal Perera): Losing three wickets in the first six overs was tough. 150-160 would've been good on this pitch. I am very excited to have played in this league. It was a very good experience to play with Afghani, Pakistani, Indian and West Indian players. Asela and the bowlers bowled really well in the last three games. I did well in a couple of games and I hope I play hard and well for Sri Lanka. I think Perera is okay, he got hit on the knee.

23:17 Local Time, 17:47 GMT, 23:17 IST: Let's look at the bigger picture then -- Galle are through to the semis. Kandy are eliminated. And in the small grumpier picture, Gunathilaka, after batting brilliantly and just when he seemed to have his century hit all planned, Gurbaz let one slip through. But that's all, that's the only joy Kandy can take out of this, for otherwise they were totally outplayed. 126 was in no way going to be enough to defend, and despite Zazai scratching around at the other end, Gunathilaka was a little too good to even allow any sort of a challenge. Hang around, the presentations should be up soon ..

GGD: 130-1 after 17 overs

16.6 Gunaratne to Ahsan Ali, byes, FOUR, through everyone. Poor old Gunathilaka .. he can only watch his century go get burnt, thanks to Gunaratne's sharp in-ripper that goes through Ahsan's bat and pad, and then through the keeper's gloves as well

16.5 Gunaratne to Gunathilaka, 1 run, quietly taps it down to long-on. Okay now for Ali to block and not try anything fancy

So Gunathilaka's on 93 now. And GG need 2 to win. So he needs a single, Ali to block the last ball, and then smack a six and everyone's happy.

16.4 Gunaratne to Gunathilaka, no run, tighter good length on the stumps, defended

16.3 Gunaratne to Gunathilaka, FOUR, wide yorker, and Gunathilaka still finds a way to squeeze this through with a delightful square drive, waiting on the ball to get close and open his bat face to slice it past point

16.2 Gunaratne to Ahsan Ali, 1 run, on the pads, clipped round the corner

16.1 Gunaratne to Gunathilaka, 1 run, backs away, swings and drags his heave off the inside half to backward square leg. One-bounced

16.1 Gunaratne to Gunathilaka, wide, full, angles across, a little too much

Asela Gunaratne [3.0-0-23-0] is back into the attack

A rather forced time-out this. 9 runs | 24 balls.

GGD: 118-1 after 16 overs

15.6 Steyn to Gunathilaka, 1 run, full, tapped out to cover, and takes the fielder on

15.5 Steyn to Gunathilaka, no run, another swing and a miss, this time in wanting to heave it across the line over mid-wicket

15.4 Steyn to Gunathilaka, no run, back of a length, on the stumps, dabbed away to short third man

15.3 Steyn to Gunathilaka, no run, slower one, and Gunathilaka has a big swing at it, only to miss it with the angle going across and getting the better of him

15.2 Steyn to Gunathilaka, no run, wide yorker, and Gunathilaka can't reach out. In fact Steyn's quite lucky here to escape another wide