Monday, December 4, 2023

Shakib’s goal Titans lost the fourth match in a row

Despite winning their first two matches in the Lanka Premier League (LPL) this season, Shakib Al Hasan’s goal titans are unable to take advantage. The team lost for the fourth time in a row. Dambulla Ora beat Gaul by 7 wickets on Friday night. At the start, they scored 133 runs in 20 overs. In response, Dambulla won with 14 balls and 7 wickets in hand.

After winning the toss at the start of the match held in Colombo, Shakib’s goal invited the Dambulla Ora team captain Kushal Mendis to bat. Gol did not start well after losing the toss and batting. The team lost the two openers by 25 runs. Tim Scheffert scored 15 and Chevon Daniel scored 7 runs. Chad Bowes scored 22 runs.

Tiger all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan could not benefit. He scored 13 runs off 13 balls. Besides, Asan Priyanjan scored 9 runs and Sohan de Livera scored 12 runs. In the end, the team leader Dasun Shanak increased the team score by playing an innings of 36 runs. Samarakon 6, Rajitha 1 and Ngarava 3 runs.

The two openers Aviska Fernando and Kushal Mendis started playing in pursuit of runs. Mendis returned with 18 runs. Meanwhile, Sadera Samarawickrama scored 25 off 18 balls and Kushar Perera scored 5 runs off 8 balls.

After that, Aviska Fernando left the field with Dhananjaya De Silva to confirm the victory. After completing his personal half-century, Fernando remained unbeaten on 70 runs off 49 balls. De Silva remains unbeaten with 6 runs from 7 balls. Dambulla Ora’s opener Aviska Fernando was adjudged man of the match.

(12 August/MM)


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