JF vs CS Live Score: Jaffna Kings beat Colombo Stars by 6 runs on Monday to register their fourth win in the Lanka Premier League 2022 and, thereby, reached the top of the points table.
Once again, the Kings put in an outstanding display of batting. All the batters played with aggressive intent and they kept scoring runs at a great pace despite the fall of wickets.
Once again, Gurbaz and Avishka Fernando started off strongly as the duo amassed 35 runs in just 23 balls.
Gurbaz got out on the final ball of the fourth over after scoring 17 runs in 11 balls, while Fernando amassed 32 runs in 31 deliveries, including 4 fours. Coming in at number three, Ashan Randika didn’t wait too long to get going and smashed bowlers to all apart.
He smacked 2 fours and as many sixes in her short cameo of 27 off 14 balls. By the end of 11 overs, all three batters got out for the score of 85 runs but Colombo Stars couldn’t stop the pace at which the runs were being scored.
Samarawickrama joined hands with Shoaib Malik and the duo added 57 runs for the fourth wicket. Dominic Drakes rattled the former’s stump in the 18th over but Shoaib Malik went on to play an unbeaten knock of 35 runs in 26 balls, Thisara Perera also played a short cameo of 13-ball 29.
Angelo Matthews smacked 73* off 38 deliveries
In pursuit of the run-chase, Colombo Stars fell 6 runs short of the target. They made a miserable start losing half of their side for just 37 runs on the board inside the first 8 overs.
However, what followed was one of the best knocks of this season from former Sri Lankan skipper, Angelo Mathews. He put in an exhibition of fours and sixes and played an unbeaten knock of 73 runs in 38 balls.
Mathews received good support from Benny Howell, who managed 43 runs in 20 deliveries, including 5 fours and 2 sixes. However, despite those contributions, the Jaffna Kings couldn’t cross the line in the end.