The Galle Gladiators claimed a 9-run win over Dambulla Giants for their third win at the R Premadasa Stadium in the Lanka Premier League 2021.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s charges came to measure to atone for the two consecutive losses to retain second place in the points table.
Having made 137 for 7 wickets off 14 overs in a rain curtailed match, the Gladiators restricted Dambulla Giants to 125/5 off 14.
The Gladiators innings was bolstered by Kusal Mendis who made 35 while Rajapaksa struck 33.
Imran Tahir’s 3 for 20 and Josh Little’s 2 for 29 were the pick of the bowlers for Dambulla Giants.
The Dambulla Giants produced the only half centurion of the match in Janith Liyanage who struck 51 while Phil Salt made 41.
Isuru Udana took 2/30, while Samit Patel was adjudged Player of the Match for his 2 for 24.