3rd Match |LPL | Dambulla Viiking vs Kandy Tuskers
Tuskers won the toss and decided to ball first
Viiking were struggling at the start of the innings but when Shanaka came to the middle match was started to turn around by putting up a partnership over 100 runs with Patel.
Playing an explosive role Shanaka scored 73 runs in 37 balls (8 fours and 4 sixes) as the captain. His partner Patel scored 58 runs in 38 balls (5 fours and 2 sixers).
In balling, Asela Gunaratne took two wickets in three overs giving 20 runs and Naveen took tickets for 42 runs in his 4 overs.
With all this, first innings score ended up as 195/4
In the chase, Kandy Tuskers lose their captain for 4 runs in the second over and explosive batsman Gurbaz in the sixth over. This made the Tuskers in the backseat.
Before rain starts, Tuskers scored 84 runs for 3 wickets in 9.4 overs.
As per the D/L Tuskers should score 88 runs to win this match. Therefore, as the D/L Dambulla Viikings won the by DL method got 2 points in their first match. Meanwhile, Kandy Tuskers lose all the two matches which they played.
Dasun Shanaka the captain of the Viikings awarded the Man of the match for his 73 runs cameo.