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Galle Gladiators vs Jaffna Stallions, Final Cricbuzz, Mobilecric or Vcricket livescore Galle Gladiators vs Jaffna Stallions, Final 07 Sunday March 2021 205211000000 Jaffna Stallions won by 53 runs Cricinfo Commentary updated on 07 Sunday March 2021 205211000000 JST - 188/6 (20) GGD - 135/9 (20) Cricinfo Commentary updated on 07 Sunday March 2021 205211000000 CRR:  6.75 Player of the Match Shoaib Malik Player of the Series Wanindu Hasaranga Scorecard Refresh Commentary That brings an end to our coverage of a successful Lanka Premier League. We witnessed many exciting contests right throughout the tournament, but the final turned out to be a rather disappointing one. At the end of the day, the team that deserved to lift the title is posing for the cameras. A happy bunch of players, indeed! Hope you liked our coverage of this tournament. It was our pleasure! This is Nikhil Jadhav signing off on behalf of Abhinand Raghavendran, Siva and Sagar Chawla. Don't forget to join us for the coverage of the day-night Test between Australia and India that starts tomorrow. Goodnight! Thisara Perera, Jaffna Stallions captain: As a captain I'm really happy, the boys did really well. We could maintain the pressure if we put a good score on the board. We all did well, we were together as a family. We tried out few things in the last few games. I would like to thank everyone for giving us an opportunity to play cricket in such a difficult situation. Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Galle Gladiators captain: It's tough to be on the losing side, but credit goes to the boys to show character. It's a collective effort from the boys, but credit goes to the Stallions for their performance right throughout the tournament. We can't blame anyone, we just had a bad day. We could have conceded 20-25 runs less. We fought well after losing three wickets. My injury cost us too. We have had a young side, very fortunate to play with this. We can be proud of what we have achieved. Credit goes to SLC for organising this tournament for us. It's a very successful event for me. Wanindu Hasaranga, Player of the Tournament: I am very happy to play this tournament, thanks to Sri Lanka Cricket. To play in the inaugural Lanka Premier League is a great honour and to win it is a greater honour. I learnt a lot playing along with the senior players. I made sure I did the right things by listening to them. Having the likes of coach Kandamby, captain Thisara Perera, Shoaib Malik and Johnson Charles was a great honour. Most of the times they were right and that helped me a lot.  Shoaib Malik, Man of the Match: I really enjoyed the tournament. Sometimes you are successful, sometimes you are not, you got to back yourself. The trophy is the biggest thing, that's a big satisfaction. Happy with the performance. Would like to congratulate the Gladiators who played good cricket. We started off really well, but we struggled a bit in the middle part of the tournament. That happens in such tournaments. Hemang Badani, Assistant coach of Stallions: It's been wonderful to be honest. The way the owners and franchise have taken the tournament forward. Commendable job done by everyone. It was challenging to be honest. With COVID, it was difficult to practice. They are great cricketers and young boys. I think there's talent. In times to come, few of them might play for the national side. I have learned how the game is played in this part of the world. How to bounce back, and other such nuances. I have learnt a lot. If the franchise wants me to come back, I will be happy to be a part of that. Tom Moores: It's an amazing feeling. It's a great bunch of lads, it's a big family. I have learnt a lot about the culture, has been an unbelievable experience. We always had the belief and had the confidence. The results didn't go our way, but we were always confident. It will be really nice to come back here. Dhananjaya de Silva: We were happy having posted a big score in the final. Malik is an experienced player, he told me what I had to do there. I haven't got a chance in the last few games, so it was my best chance to perform. We were always happy with the team, winning the final is a pleasure. Johnson Charles: Always feels so great when you win a championship. The feeling is overwhelming. Glad that we made it over the line, very glad. Wicket-keeping makes you look at the bowlers more closely, that's one of the perks of keeping, that played a role. Our bowlers, the skills they have, (we were) definitely pleased with the score we got. Everything about the LPL was good. The guys are lovely, the place is lovely, the food is great, have a lot of memories.  Chasing a tough target in the final was never going to be an easy task and that was quite evident when Galle Gladiators walked out to bat. Their top three batsmen departed without much of a contribution, and to fight back from such a difficult situation is never an easy task either. Gunathilaka who was the tournament's top scorer was unfortunately run-out, and that was a huge setback. Azam hit a few big sixes towards the end. Rajapaksa tried his best although he was injured, but even that wasn't going to be enough as they had a mountain to climb. Gladiators who lost most of their matches couldn't challenge the Stallions, who on the contrary; were absolutely sensational across all the departments. Hang on for the presentations.. 22:31 Local Time, 17:01 GMT, 22:31 IST: Jaffna Stallions are the champions of the inaugural edition of Lanka Premier League. What a dominating performance by Thisara Perera and his boys on the night of the final. Electing to bat first, the Stallions got off to a flier as both openers were at their aggressivebest in the powerplay. Once the openers departed, Shoaib Malik in the company of Dhananjaya de Silva built a solid partnership that laid the foundation for an ideal finish. And how can we forget Thisara Perera's blitzkrieg towards the end? He played a skipper's knock as the Stallions finished with a massive score of 188/6. GGD: 135-9 after 20 overs 19.6 Shoaib Malik to Sandakan, 1 run, Jaffna Stallions win by 53 runs! Shoaib Malik bowls another shortish delivery around off and Sandakan works it through mid-wicket to bring an end to the tournament. Fireworks around the stadium as the teams and match officials greet each other. Thisara Perera looks a happy skipper and proud of his team mates 19.5 Shoaib Malik to Sandakan, no run, lot slower through the air and Sandakan punches it back to Shoaib Malik 19.4 Shoaib Malik to Sandakan, no run, flatter in trajectory again, this one slides along the deck and Sandakan punches it in front of covers off his back foot 19.3 Shoaib Malik to Sandakan, no run, rocks back in his crease to ease this one back to Shoaib Malik 19.2 Shoaib Malik to Sandakan, no run, darted at the off stump from round the wicket, Sandakan defends it off his back foot 19.1 Shoaib Malik to Sandakan, no run, flatter delivery around off, Sandakan knocks it back to the bowler Galle Gladiators need 55 runs in 6 balls GGD: 134-9 after 19 overs 18.6 C de Silva to Sandakan, 1 run, drives this widish delivery through covers for a single 18.5 C de Silva to Sandakan, no run, fired on middle and leg, flatter in trajectory, Sandakan goes for a cut and mistimes it to the bowler Load More Commentary

Galle Gladiators vs Jaffna Stallions, Final

Cricbuzz, Mobilecric or Vcricket livescore Galle Gladiators vs Jaffna Stallions, Final 07 Sunday March 2021 205211000000

Jaffna Stallions won by 53 runs

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 07 Sunday March 2021 205211000000

JST - 188/6 (20)
GGD - 135/9 (20)

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 07 Sunday March 2021 205211000000
CRR:  6.75

Player of the Match

Player of the Series

Commentary

That brings an end to our coverage of a successful Lanka Premier League. We witnessed many exciting contests right throughout the tournament, but the final turned out to be a rather disappointing one. At the end of the day, the team that deserved to lift the title is posing for the cameras. A happy bunch of players, indeed! Hope you liked our coverage of this tournament. It was our pleasure! This is Nikhil Jadhav signing off on behalf of Abhinand Raghavendran, Siva and Sagar Chawla. Don't forget to join us for the coverage of the day-night Test between Australia and India that starts tomorrow. Goodnight!

Thisara Perera, Jaffna Stallions captain: As a captain I'm really happy, the boys did really well. We could maintain the pressure if we put a good score on the board. We all did well, we were together as a family. We tried out few things in the last few games. I would like to thank everyone for giving us an opportunity to play cricket in such a difficult situation.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Galle Gladiators captain: It's tough to be on the losing side, but credit goes to the boys to show character. It's a collective effort from the boys, but credit goes to the Stallions for their performance right throughout the tournament. We can't blame anyone, we just had a bad day. We could have conceded 20-25 runs less. We fought well after losing three wickets. My injury cost us too. We have had a young side, very fortunate to play with this. We can be proud of what we have achieved. Credit goes to SLC for organising this tournament for us. It's a very successful event for me.

Wanindu Hasaranga, Player of the Tournament: I am very happy to play this tournament, thanks to Sri Lanka Cricket. To play in the inaugural Lanka Premier League is a great honour and to win it is a greater honour. I learnt a lot playing along with the senior players. I made sure I did the right things by listening to them. Having the likes of coach Kandamby, captain Thisara Perera, Shoaib Malik and Johnson Charles was a great honour. Most of the times they were right and that helped me a lot. 

Shoaib Malik, Man of the Match: I really enjoyed the tournament. Sometimes you are successful, sometimes you are not, you got to back yourself. The trophy is the biggest thing, that's a big satisfaction. Happy with the performance. Would like to congratulate the Gladiators who played good cricket. We started off really well, but we struggled a bit in the middle part of the tournament. That happens in such tournaments.

Hemang Badani, Assistant coach of Stallions: It's been wonderful to be honest. The way the owners and franchise have taken the tournament forward. Commendable job done by everyone. It was challenging to be honest. With COVID, it was difficult to practice. They are great cricketers and young boys. I think there's talent. In times to come, few of them might play for the national side. I have learned how the game is played in this part of the world. How to bounce back, and other such nuances. I have learnt a lot. If the franchise wants me to come back, I will be happy to be a part of that.

Tom Moores: It's an amazing feeling. It's a great bunch of lads, it's a big family. I have learnt a lot about the culture, has been an unbelievable experience. We always had the belief and had the confidence. The results didn't go our way, but we were always confident. It will be really nice to come back here.

Dhananjaya de Silva: We were happy having posted a big score in the final. Malik is an experienced player, he told me what I had to do there. I haven't got a chance in the last few games, so it was my best chance to perform. We were always happy with the team, winning the final is a pleasure.

Johnson Charles: Always feels so great when you win a championship. The feeling is overwhelming. Glad that we made it over the line, very glad. Wicket-keeping makes you look at the bowlers more closely, that's one of the perks of keeping, that played a role. Our bowlers, the skills they have, (we were) definitely pleased with the score we got. Everything about the LPL was good. The guys are lovely, the place is lovely, the food is great, have a lot of memories. 

Chasing a tough target in the final was never going to be an easy task and that was quite evident when Galle Gladiators walked out to bat. Their top three batsmen departed without much of a contribution, and to fight back from such a difficult situation is never an easy task either. Gunathilaka who was the tournament's top scorer was unfortunately run-out, and that was a huge setback. Azam hit a few big sixes towards the end. Rajapaksa tried his best although he was injured, but even that wasn't going to be enough as they had a mountain to climb. Gladiators who lost most of their matches couldn't challenge the Stallions, who on the contrary; were absolutely sensational across all the departments. Hang on for the presentations..

22:31 Local Time, 17:01 GMT, 22:31 IST: Jaffna Stallions are the champions of the inaugural edition of Lanka Premier League. What a dominating performance by Thisara Perera and his boys on the night of the final. Electing to bat first, the Stallions got off to a flier as both openers were at their aggressivebest in the powerplay. Once the openers departed, Shoaib Malik in the company of Dhananjaya de Silva built a solid partnership that laid the foundation for an ideal finish. And how can we forget Thisara Perera's blitzkrieg towards the end? He played a skipper's knock as the Stallions finished with a massive score of 188/6.

GGD: 135-9 after 20 overs

19.6 Shoaib Malik to Sandakan, 1 run, Jaffna Stallions win by 53 runs! Shoaib Malik bowls another shortish delivery around off and Sandakan works it through mid-wicket to bring an end to the tournament. Fireworks around the stadium as the teams and match officials greet each other. Thisara Perera looks a happy skipper and proud of his team mates

19.5 Shoaib Malik to Sandakan, no run, lot slower through the air and Sandakan punches it back to Shoaib Malik

19.4 Shoaib Malik to Sandakan, no run, flatter in trajectory again, this one slides along the deck and Sandakan punches it in front of covers off his back foot

19.3 Shoaib Malik to Sandakan, no run, rocks back in his crease to ease this one back to Shoaib Malik

19.2 Shoaib Malik to Sandakan, no run, darted at the off stump from round the wicket, Sandakan defends it off his back foot

19.1 Shoaib Malik to Sandakan, no run, flatter delivery around off, Sandakan knocks it back to the bowler

Galle Gladiators need 55 runs in 6 balls

GGD: 134-9 after 19 overs

18.6 C de Silva to Sandakan, 1 run, drives this widish delivery through covers for a single

18.5 C de Silva to Sandakan, no run, fired on middle and leg, flatter in trajectory, Sandakan goes for a cut and mistimes it to the bowler