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2018 SLC T20 League

The 2018 SLC T20 League was a domestic Twenty20 cricket tournament that was held in Sri Lanka, between 21 August and 2 September 2018.[1][2] Four teams took part in the tournament: Colombo, Dambulla, Galle and Kandy.[3][4] The Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Pallekele International Cricket Stadium and the R. Premadasa Stadium hosted all the matches.[5]

The third match, between Colombo and Kandy, finished as a tie, therefore going to a Super Over to determine the winner.[6] However, the match was still tied after the Super Over, with both teams scoring five runs each.[6] Colombo were declared the eventual winners, as they had scored the most boundaries.[6]

Colombo were the first team to qualify for the final, after remaining unbeaten in their first four matches.[7][8] They were joined in the final by Dambulla, who finished second in the group stage.[9] Colombo won the final by 7 wickets, with Upul Tharanga scoring an unbeaten century.[10]

Squads

The following teams and squads were named to compete in the tournament:[11][12]

Team ColomboTeam DambullaTeam GalleTeam Kandy

Points table

Teams[13]PldWLNRPtsNRR
Team Colombo64208+0.906
Team Dambulla64208+0.645
Team Kandy62404–0.048
Team Galle62404–1.561
  •      Top two teams advanced to the final

Fixtures

Group stage

21 August 2018
14:00
Scorecard
Colombo
197/5 (20 overs)
v
Galle
107 (19.2 overs)
Upul Tharanga 124* (67)
Kasun Rajitha 2/38 (4 overs)
Angelo Perera 54 (35)
Akila Dananjaya 3/13 (3.2 overs)
Colombo won by 90 runs
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Lyndon Hannibal and Kumar Dharmasena

21 August 2018
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Dambulla
202/5 (20 overs)
v
Kandy
184/8 (20 overs)
Ashan Priyanjan 108 (52)
Malinda Pushpakumara 2/33 (4 overs)

22 August 2018
14:00
Scorecard
Colombo
188/5 (20 overs)
v
Kandy
188/7 (20 overs)
Shehan Jayasuriya 63 (36)
Charith Asalanka 2/34 (4 overs)
Lahiru Thirimanne 50 (36)
Shehan Jayasuriya 3/22 (4 overs)
Match tied
(Colombo won the Super Over)

R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Lyndon Hannibal and Ranmore Martinesz
  • Colombo won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Nipun Ransika (Kandy) made his T20 debut.

22 August 2018
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Dambulla
179/6 (20 overs)
v
Galle
84 (17.5 overs)
Ashan Priyanjan 57 (41)
Dhananjaya de Silva 2/11 (2 overs)
Dambulla won by 95 runs
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena and Raveendra Wimalasiri
  • Dambulla won the toss and elected to bat

25 August 2018
14:00
Scorecard
Galle
193/5 (20 overs)
v
Kandy
186/8 (20 overs)
Bhanuka Rajapaksa 63 (33)
Nishan Peiris 2/24 (4 overs)
Galle won by 7 runs
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Gamini Dissanayake and Keerthi Bandara
  • Galle won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Nishan Madushka (Galle) made his T20 debut.

25 August 2018
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Dambulla
123 (18.5 overs)
v
Colombo
124/7 (19 overs)
Ramith Rambukwella 33 (22)
Akila Dananjaya 3/28 (4 overs)
Upul Tharanga 35 (21)
Wanindu Hasaranga 3/20 (4 overs)
Colombo won by 3 wickets
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Kapil Kottahachchi and Asanga Jayasooriya
  • Dambulla won the toss and elected to bat.

26 August 2018
14:00
Scorecard
Galle
131/8 (20 overs)
v
Colombo
134/3 (16 overs)
Dhananjaya de Silva 44 (30)
Akila Dananjaya 3/28 (4 overs)
Upul Tharanga 81 (41)
Kasun Rajitha 2/36 (4 overs)
  • Galle won the toss and elected to bat.

26 August 2018
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Dambulla
217/7 (20 overs)
v
Kandy
211/7 (20 overs)
Danushka Gunathilaka 87 (54)
Lahiru Gamage 2/42 (4 overs)
Dasun Shanaka 81 (46)
Dilruwan Perera 2/20 (2 overs)
  • Kandy won the toss and elected to field.

29 August 2018
14:00
Scorecard
Galle
163/8 (20 overs)
v
Dambulla
125/9 (20 overs)
Kusal Mendis 58 (32)
Amila Aponso 3/22 (4 overs)
Danushka Gunathilaka 73 (58)
Kasun Rajitha 4/28 (4 overs)
  • Galle won the toss and elected to bat.

29 August 2018
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Colombo
165/7 (20 overs)
v
Kandy
168/3 (17.3 overs)
Avishka Fernando 54 (35)
Malinda Pushpakumara 2/25 (4 overs)
Kusal Perera 84 (45)
Shehan Jayasuriya 2/27 (4 overs)
  • Colombo won the toss and elected to bat.

30 August 2018
14:00
Scorecard
Galle
196/5 (20 overs)
v
Kandy
199/5 (19.2 overs)
Angelo Perera 47 (36)
Charith Asalanka 4/14 (3 overs)
Dasun Shanaka 105* (52)
Dhananjaya de Silva 2/9 (2 overs)
  • Galle won the toss and elected to bat.

30 August 2018
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Dambulla
140/6 (20 overs)
v
Colombo
135/8 (20 overs)
Isuru Udana 41* (25)
Jeevan Mendis 3/23 (4 overs)
Priyamal Perera 46 (47)
Amila Aponso 3/13 (4 overs)
  • Dambulla won the toss and elected to bat.

Final

2 September 2018
19:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Dambulla
163/8 (20 overs)
v
Colombo
167/3 (18.2 overs)
Ramith Rambukwella 57 (40)
Jeevan Mendis 2/27 (4 overs)
Upul Tharanga 104* (55)
Isuru Udana 1/26 (2.2 overs)
  • Dambulla won the toss and elected to bat.

References

  1. ^ "Appointment of Mr. Sajith Fernando as the Tournament Director SLC T20 League". Sri Lanka Cricket. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Four-team SLC T20 League to start on 21 August in Colombo". Cricket Country. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  3. ^ "SLC T20 League Managers appointment". Sri Lanka Cricket. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Cricket: Coaches named of SLC T20 League teams". Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  5. ^ "All you need to know about the SLC T20 League". Daily Sports (Sri Lanka). Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  6. ^ a b c "Colombo win over Kandy in thriller; Dambulla rout Galle". Sri Lanka Cricket. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Tharanga blitz secure final berth for Team Colombo". The Papare. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Colombo maintain unbeaten run with successive wins; win each for Galle and Dambulla". Sri Lanka Cricket. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Kandy and Dambulla win: A Colombo-Dambulla final". Sri Lanka Cricket. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Colombo beat Dambulla by seven wickets to emerge SLC T20 2018 Champs on Tharanga ton". Cricket Sri Lanka. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  11. ^ "SLC T20 League 2018 squads finalized". The Papare. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  12. ^ "SLC T20 League 2018 a window for young players to impress – SLC CEO, Ashley de Silva". Sri Lanka Cricket. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Sri Lanka Domestic T20 Table - 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 August 2018.

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