LPL: Colombo Stars defeat Dambulla Aura by nine runs to claim the competition's maiden victory.

Colombo Stars defeated Dambulla Aura by 9 runs to win the Lanka Premier League . Niroshan Dickwella scored a quickfire 62 from 41 balls .

Hambantota (Sri Lanka), December 9: On Thursday, the Colombo Stars defeated Dambulla Aura by 9 runs to win the Lanka Premier League (LPL).They finished the innings first by winning by a total of 165 for the loss of 9 wickets.Suranga Lakmal dismissed Jordan Cox for 29 runs from 15 balls at the end of the day, by 53 runs.His innings was punctuated by 6 boundaries.

Tom Abell made a quickfire 33 runs from 22 balls towards the end of the game.His innings included 5 boundaries.Captain Dasun Shanaka (31 not out), praised him well, but the team fell short of reaching the goal.Suranga Lakmal, Dominic Drakes, and Karim Janat were among the colombo Stars wicket pickers for the tournament.

Niroshan Dickwella scored a quickfire 62 from 41 balls.His innings included 8 boundaries and 2 sixes.Ravi Bopara and Dinesh Chandimal both contributed 26 and 29 (not out) towards the end of the innings to help the team record a score of 165 for the loss of 9 wickets.For Dambulla Aura, Lahiru Kumara was the pick of the bowler as he scalped 436 from his 4 overs.

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