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Pathum Nissanka Century in Vain as Kandy Falcons Chase on 225

KFL vs JK Match Highlights Today Match 11 of Lanka Premier League 2024

Kandy Falcons vs Jaffna Kings 11th Match Highlights:

KFL vs JK Match Highlights: In a firework game of boundaries the batsman have made the most out of the pitch in this 11th game of the LPL 2024. Kandy Falcons was resilient enough to pull off a win by 7 wickets against Jaffna Kings in this crucial encounter of the Lanka Premier League.

In a must-win game for Kandy Falcons, the team showed great spirit in scoring runs at a high rate. After failing with the ball they came back with the bat to register their second win in five games. It was complete fireworks from both teams, where bowlers had zero chance of getting the limelight.

After winning the toss Kandy Falcons decided to bat first taking the pitch condition in mind. However, it was complete miss fire from the Falcon bowlers as the table toppers Jaffna Kings scored a massive total of 224/7 in 20 overs, huge thanks to Pathum Nissanka’s century and Rossouw’s 18 ball cameo that powered Kings score to 220+.


Early on In the Game: Jaffna Kings Overpowers Kandy Falcons Bowlers

Even though Shanaka, Chameera, and R Mendis contributed by picking up a couple of wickets they were unable to stop the storm of Jaffna Kings. Pathum Nissanka was the star man with the bat as he smashed an absolute blinder to score a century. In 59 balls he scored 119 runs which included 4 massive sixes and 16 boundaries.

Later on, Rossouw also smashed an 18-ball 41 runs cameo to proper Jaffna Kings score of 224 in 20 overs. For Falcons, it was Shanaka who picked up the highest wickets (3), while  Chameera, and R Mendis both picked up two wickets each.

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Kandy Falcons Fight Hard To Chase Down the Target

The run-chase was going to be tough as the target was 225 to score in 20 overs, however, they started off wonderfully with the opener Dinesh Chandimal scoring 89 runs before getting bowled by Shamsi in the 14th over. Even though they lost their main players Kamindu Mendis and Angelo Mathews made sure that Kandy Falcons crossed the line comfortably with their wonderful cameos.

Jaffna Kings who were excellent with the bat failed to replicate the same kind of performance yet again. Kamindu Mendis scored a brilliant 65* off 35 balls, while Angelo Mathews gave the finishing touch with his 13 balls and 29 runs cameo in the end.

The Falcons chase down the target with 10 balls to spare showing that they have a powerful batting lineup that scores or chase high scores.


Conclusion: Kandy Falcons beat Jaffna Kings by 7 Wickets

After winning their last three games the Jaffna King’s winning streak has finally been broken by Kandy Falcons in this 11th game of the Lanka Premier League 2024. This loss has dropped Jaffna Kings from first place to second in the points tally as of now. It was a wonder team batting from Kandy Falcons to pull off a historic chase in the LPL 2024.

Abhinandan Krishnan
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MI NY724015-0.451
LAK R724015-0.710
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Galle Marvels8530010-0.059
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