CHANDIMAL,BOPARA SEAL LAST BALL THRILLER IN COLOMBO STARS WIN

Colombo Stars seal last-ball thriller

Chandimal, Bopara help scale 194 run chase :
Dinesh Chandimal plays a shot

Dinesh Chandimal opened the batting and scored a superb knock of 63 in 33 balls with 6 fours and 3 sixes as Colombo Stars achieved an outstanding run-chase to beat Galle Gladiators by 2 wickets in a thriller in their LPL cricket fixture played at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium yesterday.

Galle Gladiators scored 193 for 5 wickets in 20 overs with opener Kusal Mendis playing an anchor role to hit 72 while Ashif Safiq scored 58.

Ravi Bopara led Colombo to a great finish as scored 31 in 14 balls. He was named the Man of the Match.

Chief scores:

Galle Gladiators: 193 for 5 wickets in 20 overs (Thanuka Dabare 33, Kusal Mendis 72, Lahiru Udara 24, Ashif Safiq 58, Naveen Ul Haq 2/33)

Colombo Stars: 197 for 8 wickets in 20 overs (Dinesh Chandimal 63, Charith Asalanka 46, Benny Howell 22, Ravi Bopara 31*, Seekuge Prasanna 14, Nuwan Thushara 3/29, Anwar Ali 3/44)