Jeffrey Vandersay bowled a brilliant spell of bowling to thrash the Kandy Warriors batting lineup.
Kandy Warriors were dismissed on just 124 runs in 17 overs due to the magnificent bowling performance from the Colombo bowlers.
Colombo Stars 20 overs 182-6
K.Perera 58(38) Vimukthi 3-24 Chandimal 44(29) Colombage 1-17 D.de Sliva 40(28) Al-Amin 1-40
Kandy Warriors 17 overs 124 all-out
Bopara 47(31) Vandersay 6-24 Lewis 21(11) Prasanna 2-27 Gunaratne 17(17) Naveen 1-9
Colombo Stars scored a big total of 182 runs on the board thanks to some brilliant batting performances from Kusal Perera, Chandimal, de Silva, and Mathews.
All of them played superbly and helped their side to reach a total of 180 plus.
Perera and Dhananjaya lay the foundation
It was a bad start by Colombo as they lost Ashan Priyanjan in the first over of the match.
Priyanjan was dismissed on a duck by Vimukthi.
Kusal Perera and Dhananjaya de Silva rescued their side after a bad start and scored an important partnership of 79 runs for the second wicket.
Both of them played aggressive cricket and scored 60 runs in the Powerplay.
Their stand gave a solid base for the upcoming batters to go and hit a big total on the board.
Vimukthi again strikes to dismiss Dhananjaya de Silva in the 9th over of the innings.
D. de Silva scored a brilliant knock of 40 runs off just 28 balls.
The next batter, Tom Banton had a very short stay on the pitch as he was run out on just 2 runs.
Colombage dismissed the dangerous-looking Perera on 58 runs in the 13th over.
Kusal Perera smashed 6 fours and 2 sixes in his knock.
Vimukthi also got the wicket of Kemo Paul on just 1 run to end up his figures on 3-24.
Chandimal and Mathews stand
The most senior and in-form members of the side, Chamdimal and Mathews batted outstandingly in the death overs and helped their side to reach a good total in the first innings.
They smashed a 53 runs stand for the 6th wicket.
Mathews was dismissed in the last over after scoring 29 runs off just 16 balls(4 fours).
On the other hand, Chandimal remained unbeaten on 44 runs off 29 balls including 3 fours and 2 sixes.
In reply, the Kennar Lewis started aggressively as he smashed 3 sixes in the first 3 overs but Jaffrey Vandersay dismissed both Lewis and Minod Bhanuka in the same over.
After losing both their openers in the span of just 3 deliveries, Bopara and Asalanka built up a small partnership but that didn’t last long as Vandersay dismissed Asalanka to pick up his 3rd wicket of the innings.
Ravi Bopara was clean bowled by Prasanna after scoring 47 runs off 31 balls including 5 fours and 1 six.
Bopara was the only batter who showed some fight as none of the other Kandy batters passed even a 25 run mark and the whole team was dismissed on just 124 runs.
Vandersay’s magic with the ball
Vandersay bowled a superb bowling spell and it was one of the best spells in the LPL history.
Vandersay single-handedly destroyed the opposition’s batting lineup.
He didn’t bowl any loose deliveries to the batters.
Vandersay picked up 6 wickets for just 25 runs in his 4 overs and he was also named as the Player of the Match due to this brilliant performance.