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Colombo Kings vs Galle Gladiators, Semi Final 1 Cricbuzz, Mobilecric or Vcricket livescore Colombo Kings vs Galle Gladiators, Semi Final 1 04 Thursday March 2021 183505000000 Galle Gladiators won by 2 wkts Cricinfo Commentary updated on 04 Thursday March 2021 183505000000 CLK - 150/9 (20) GGD - 151/8 (19.5) Cricinfo Commentary updated on 04 Thursday March 2021 183505000000 CRR:  7.61 Player of the Match Dhananjaya Lakshan Scorecard Refresh Commentary You have to feel for Colombo Kings. They were the most consistent side in the tournament but had one bad day which has knocked them out of the tournament. On the other hand, Galle Gladiators are peaking at the right time and might just fancy winning the trophy after such a victory. That's all we have for you today. The second semifinal is tomorrow. Do join us for that game. Until then, goodbye and stay safe. Dhananjaya Lakshan | Player of the Match: The plan was to bat till the end as I was the last batsman. I had to take it to the last over and then take the risk. Shehan got out at a crucial stage and my idea was to bat through. The plan was to not make it a dot ball and have some sort of connection, luckily Sandakan got it off the middle. Bhanuka Rajapaksa | Winning captain: It is a miracle that we go through from the stage we were. Lakshan should a lot of maturity in the middle and in the end we came through. We lost wickets and that set us back but credit goes to Lakshan, also Sandakan for the boundary. Amir set the tone for us with the new ball. We are a young team and got all the support from the groundstaff. We are looking forward to the final. Our bowling set the tone for us and the seniors had to take responsibility. We have been performing well but the results were not going our way. Lot of confidence in the young guys. Angelo Mathews | Losing captain: We had a terrible day today. It does not give us any sort of cushioning even when we topped the table. The format is such that one bad day and you are out of the tournament. Credit to Galle Gladiators. We were not good in the field as well, dropping 5-6 catches and you can't win games like that. I am not even sure we can hold a XI in the field. It (my injury) is pretty bad. 22:50 Local Time, 17:20 GMT, 22:50 IST: We have witnessed a mad, mad game. Laurie Evans was ruled out before the start of the game. Russell slipped in the dressing room and didn't take the field while the Kings were bowling. Mathews walked off just over the halfway mark and Udana could barely walk when he was bowling the final over. Yet it is the Galle Gladiators who made life difficult for themselves and somehow managed to crawl over the line. Gunathilaka's departed early and so do his opening partner, Azam Khan and skipper Rajapaksa counter-attacked but threw their wickets away. The Gladiators kept losing their way until Lakshan came in and batted sensibly with Shehan Jayasuriya. The pair brought the innings back on track and then it was up for Lakshan to take them over the line. He huffed and puffed and managed to get the job done. The Kings will rue the injuries and the missed opportunities in the field but that's cricket.. Hang around for the presentations. 19.5 Udana to Sandakan, FOUR , Galle Gladiators are in the final. Look at the scenes. All the players run onto the field to embrace Sandakan and Lakshan. Even the support staff are there celebrating. Udana dishes out a half volley, Sandakan says thank you very much and pumps it over mid-off. He clears the fielder comfortably and seals the victory 19.4 Udana to Dhananjaya Lakshan, 1 run, spears it into the blockhole, Lakshan squeezes it to long-on and has to settle with a single. Sandakan wanted the second but that would have been suicidial. 4 off 2 now.. 19.3 Udana to Dhananjaya Lakshan, SIX , oh my! He has sent this over the rope. Udana goes for pace on the ball and it was right in the slot, Lakshan had the room to free his arms and he sends it over long-off. The fielder was inside the ring so it was a safe shot 19.2 Udana to Dhananjaya Lakshan, 2 runs, slower ball dug into the surface, Lakshan mistimes the pull to backward square leg, races back for the second run and keeps strike 19.1 Udana to Dhananjaya Lakshan, 2 runs, dropped! Come on Qais. Mathews is frustrated in the dugout. It was a low full toss and Lakshan does not get hold of the loft, toe-ends it over mid-off and Qais tracks back and gets both ends but ends up spilling it. The batsmen take a brace Isuru Udana [3.0-0-11-0] is back into the attack Lakshan Sandakan, right handed bat, comes to the crease Now, now.. Who is going to bowl the final over? Is Udana eligible to bowl? He is right now down on the ground getting some stretches from physio.. Yup, he is eligible to bowl. Still limping though GGD: 136-8 after 19 overs 18.6 T de Silva to Amir, out Caught by Priyanjan!! Yes, he can. Thikshila has done a brilliant job for the Kings. He has not only picked a wicket but only conceded 2 runs. Amir walks across to lap it over short fine, but gets cramped up and spoons a dolly towards square leg, Priyanjan makes no mistake and the Kings inch closer. Amir c Priyanjan b T de Silva 8(8) [6s-1] T de Silva to Amir, THATS OUT!! Caught!! 18.5 T de Silva to Amir, no run, nails the yorker outside off, Amir cannot lay bat on that and it is another dot. Can Thikshila finish well? Colombo Kings are doing their best to run down the clock so that Udana is eligible to bowl the final over.. 18.4 T de Silva to Dhananjaya Lakshan, 1 run, so far so good for the Kings. Low full toss and Lakshan jams it hard into the ground, goes straight and he calls for two, but the fielder does well to keep it down to a single 18.3 T de Silva to Amir, 1 run, dropped! Everything is happening. Full delivery outside off, Amir drills it straight to cover and Qais puts down a sitter, but he could have had Lakshan run out if he had hit the stumps at the striker's end. Lakshan was not even in the frame as the ball passes the stumps 18.2 T de Silva to Amir, no run, two dots.. Amir is not happy with this one. He thinks it is a wide but it is clearly inside the guideline outside off, Amir cannot reach for it and the ball goes past his outside edge Load More Commentary

Colombo Kings vs Galle Gladiators, Semi Final 1

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Galle Gladiators won by 2 wkts

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 04 Thursday March 2021 183505000000

CLK - 150/9 (20)
GGD - 151/8 (19.5)

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 04 Thursday March 2021 183505000000
CRR:  7.61

Player of the Match

Commentary

You have to feel for Colombo Kings. They were the most consistent side in the tournament but had one bad day which has knocked them out of the tournament. On the other hand, Galle Gladiators are peaking at the right time and might just fancy winning the trophy after such a victory. That's all we have for you today. The second semifinal is tomorrow. Do join us for that game. Until then, goodbye and stay safe.

Dhananjaya Lakshan | Player of the Match: The plan was to bat till the end as I was the last batsman. I had to take it to the last over and then take the risk. Shehan got out at a crucial stage and my idea was to bat through. The plan was to not make it a dot ball and have some sort of connection, luckily Sandakan got it off the middle.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa | Winning captain: It is a miracle that we go through from the stage we were. Lakshan should a lot of maturity in the middle and in the end we came through. We lost wickets and that set us back but credit goes to Lakshan, also Sandakan for the boundary. Amir set the tone for us with the new ball. We are a young team and got all the support from the groundstaff. We are looking forward to the final. Our bowling set the tone for us and the seniors had to take responsibility. We have been performing well but the results were not going our way. Lot of confidence in the young guys.

Angelo Mathews | Losing captain: We had a terrible day today. It does not give us any sort of cushioning even when we topped the table. The format is such that one bad day and you are out of the tournament. Credit to Galle Gladiators. We were not good in the field as well, dropping 5-6 catches and you can't win games like that. I am not even sure we can hold a XI in the field. It (my injury) is pretty bad.

22:50 Local Time, 17:20 GMT, 22:50 IST: We have witnessed a mad, mad game. Laurie Evans was ruled out before the start of the game. Russell slipped in the dressing room and didn't take the field while the Kings were bowling. Mathews walked off just over the halfway mark and Udana could barely walk when he was bowling the final over. Yet it is the Galle Gladiators who made life difficult for themselves and somehow managed to crawl over the line. Gunathilaka's departed early and so do his opening partner, Azam Khan and skipper Rajapaksa counter-attacked but threw their wickets away. The Gladiators kept losing their way until Lakshan came in and batted sensibly with Shehan Jayasuriya. The pair brought the innings back on track and then it was up for Lakshan to take them over the line. He huffed and puffed and managed to get the job done. The Kings will rue the injuries and the missed opportunities in the field but that's cricket.. Hang around for the presentations.

19.5 Udana to Sandakan, FOUR, Galle Gladiators are in the final. Look at the scenes. All the players run onto the field to embrace Sandakan and Lakshan. Even the support staff are there celebrating. Udana dishes out a half volley, Sandakan says thank you very much and pumps it over mid-off. He clears the fielder comfortably and seals the victory

19.4 Udana to Dhananjaya Lakshan, 1 run, spears it into the blockhole, Lakshan squeezes it to long-on and has to settle with a single. Sandakan wanted the second but that would have been suicidial. 4 off 2 now..

19.3 Udana to Dhananjaya Lakshan, SIX, oh my! He has sent this over the rope. Udana goes for pace on the ball and it was right in the slot, Lakshan had the room to free his arms and he sends it over long-off. The fielder was inside the ring so it was a safe shot

19.2 Udana to Dhananjaya Lakshan, 2 runs, slower ball dug into the surface, Lakshan mistimes the pull to backward square leg, races back for the second run and keeps strike

19.1 Udana to Dhananjaya Lakshan, 2 runs, dropped! Come on Qais. Mathews is frustrated in the dugout. It was a low full toss and Lakshan does not get hold of the loft, toe-ends it over mid-off and Qais tracks back and gets both ends but ends up spilling it. The batsmen take a brace

Isuru Udana [3.0-0-11-0] is back into the attack

Lakshan Sandakan, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Now, now.. Who is going to bowl the final over? Is Udana eligible to bowl? He is right now down on the ground getting some stretches from physio.. Yup, he is eligible to bowl. Still limping though

GGD: 136-8 after 19 overs

18.6 T de Silva to Amir, out Caught by Priyanjan!! Yes, he can. Thikshila has done a brilliant job for the Kings. He has not only picked a wicket but only conceded 2 runs. Amir walks across to lap it over short fine, but gets cramped up and spoons a dolly towards square leg, Priyanjan makes no mistake and the Kings inch closer. Amir c Priyanjan b T de Silva 8(8) [6s-1]

T de Silva to Amir, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

18.5 T de Silva to Amir, no run, nails the yorker outside off, Amir cannot lay bat on that and it is another dot. Can Thikshila finish well?

Colombo Kings are doing their best to run down the clock so that Udana is eligible to bowl the final over..

18.4 T de Silva to Dhananjaya Lakshan, 1 run, so far so good for the Kings. Low full toss and Lakshan jams it hard into the ground, goes straight and he calls for two, but the fielder does well to keep it down to a single

18.3 T de Silva to Amir, 1 run, dropped! Everything is happening. Full delivery outside off, Amir drills it straight to cover and Qais puts down a sitter, but he could have had Lakshan run out if he had hit the stumps at the striker's end. Lakshan was not even in the frame as the ball passes the stumps

18.2 T de Silva to Amir, no run, two dots.. Amir is not happy with this one. He thinks it is a wide but it is clearly inside the guideline outside off, Amir cannot reach for it and the ball goes past his outside edge