• Legendary all-rounder Irfan Pathan played a brilliant inning for the Candy Tuskers
  • Shamiullah Shinwari gave his team an unbeaten 46-run innings victory on 20 balls

In the 16th match of Lanka Premier League 2020, Candy Tuskers defeated Jaffna Stallions by 6 wickets. In the 17th match, Dambulla Viking defeated Galle Gladiators by 4 wickets.

Talking about the first match, Jaffna Stallions scored 150 runs in the first 20 overs, playing the first match. Shoaib Malik made the highest innings of 59 runs with the help of 5 fours and 1 six off 44 balls. Apart from this, M Bhanuka also scored 21 runs off 22 balls. Despite this, however, the team could only score 150. For Candy Tuskers, Nuwan Pradeep took 3 wickets for 25 runs in 4 overs.

Irfan Pathan played useful innings for Candy Tuskers

Captain Kusal Perera scored 42 runs in 36 balls with 4 fours in the top order for the Candy Tuskers to chase the target. In the lower order, Ashla Gunaratne played an unbeaten 52-run knock off 37 balls with the help of 5 fours and 1 six. Apart from this, Irfan Pathan also scored an unbeaten 25-run knock with the help of 4 fours in 19 balls to give his team the victory in 19.1 overs.

If we talk about the second match, Galle Gladiators scored 168 runs at the loss of 7 wickets in the first play. Danushka Gunatilaka scored 46 runs off 31 balls with the help of 8 fours. At the same time, Bhanuka Rajapaksa also scored 31 runs off 18 balls. In the lower order, Shehan Jayasuriya scored 39 off 27 balls and Dhananjay Ghatak scored 23 not out off 18 balls.

In response, Dambulla Viking achieved this target in 20 overs, losing 6 wickets. Niroshan Dikwela smashed 38 off 30 balls, Angelo Perera 45 off 31 balls, Shamiullah Shinwari smashed an unbeaten 46 off 20 balls.