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JAFFNA STALLIONS WIN LPL 2020

Jaffna Stallions beat Galle Gladiators by 53 runs in the final of the inaugural Lanka Premier League (LPL) 2020 last (16) night under lights at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota.

Scores:

Jaffna Stallions (won the toss) 188/6 (run rate 9.40) (Shoaib Malik 46, Thisara Perera 39 n.o. in 14 balls – 4×5, 6×2, Dhananjaya de Silva 33, Avishka Fernando 27, Johnson Charles 26; Dhananjaya Lakshan 3/36)

Galle Gladiators 134/9 (run rate 6.88) (Bhanuka Rajapaksa 40, Azam Khan 36 in 17 – 4×1, 6×4, Shehan Jayasuriya 15, Sahan Arachchige 17; Shoaib Malik 2/13, Usman Shinwari 2/20, )

Result: Jaffna Stallions won by 53 runs

Winner: Jaffna Stallions 2020 LPL Champions (prize money $ 100,000 or Rs. 18.6 million)

Runners-up: Galle Gladiators ($ 50,000 or Rs. 9.3 m)

Player of the Final: Shoaib Malik (Jaffna Stallions) ($ 2,500 or Rs. 467,345)

Player of the Series: Danushka Gunathilaka (Galle Gladiators) ($ 8,000 or Rs. 1,495,505)