Colombo Kings defeated Galle Gladiators by 34 runs in the fourth match of the Lanka Premier League. Due to rain, this match was only 5-5 overs. Playing first, the Colombo Kings scored a mammoth score of 96 at the loss of 1 wicket, in response, Galle’s team could only manage 62 runs after losing 2 wickets.
Galle Gladiators captain Shahid Afridi decided to bowl after winning the toss but his decision proved to be absolutely wrong. Opening for Colombo, Andre Russell scored 30 runs in the first over. Although TD Silva was dismissed without opening an account in the second over, Russell continued his batting batting.
Andre Russell scored 65 runs off 19 balls
Andre Russell scored an unbeaten 65 off just 19 balls with 9 fours and 4 sixes. Laurie Evans supported him well and scored an unbeaten 21 off 10 balls with the help of 1 fours and 2 sixes. For Galle Gladiators, veteran fast bowler Mohammad Aamir proved to be very expensive and conceded 46 runs in just 2 overs.
For the Galle team, chasing the target, Danushka Gunatilaka scored 30 off 15 balls and captain Shahid Afridi scored 12 runs off 6 balls. Azam Khan remained unbeaten after scoring 10 runs off 3 balls. However these runs were not enough to win the team.
The Colombo Kings team is now at the first position in the points table with 2 wins in 2 matches. Galle Gladiators is at the bottom of the points table with 2 defeats in 2 matches.