Powell Cameo Fails to Rescue Warriors


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Rovman Powell hits out throughout his 42 for Kandy Warriors on Monday. Photograph: cmc

Rovman Powell warmed up for West Indies’ collection towards Pakistan beginning subsequent week with an explosive knock however his efforts proved in useless as Kandy Warriors slumped to a 20-run defeat to Dambulla Giants of their opening sport of the Lanka Premier League on Monday.

In pursuit of a difficult 191 on the R Premadasa Stadium, Warriors discovered themselves tottering on 88 for six within the thirteenth over, with West Indies batsman Devon Thomas (2) and Jamaican Kennar Lewis (17) each perishing cheaply.

Arriving at quantity six with Warriors in serious trouble, the right-handed Powell launched a brutal assault, hammering a 4 and 4 sixes in 42 off 21 balls, to rally the innings.

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He placed on 40 for the seventh wicket with Ishan Jayaratne (18) earlier than falling at the beginning of the seventeenth over with 63 runs required from 24 balls, miscuing a slower ball from new-ball seamer Nuwan Pradeep (3-31) to mid off.

Powell, together with Thomas, have been late call-ups to the West Indies facet following damage to captain Kieron Pollard which has dominated him out of the collection.

Jayaratne added an extra 31 for the eighth wicket with Sachindu Colombage, who lashed an unbeaten 27 from 16 balls, earlier than the innings subsided to 170 for eight.

Off-spinner Ramesh Mendis, who starred within the latest Take a look at collection towards West Indies, completed with three for 21 from his 4 overs.

Earlier, Powell had proved maybe probably the most economical bowler with one for 12 from his two overs of medium tempo as Giants, selecting to bat first, tallied 190 for seven off their 20 overs.

Englishman Phil Salt slammed 64 from 27 balls, lashing 4 fours and 5 sixes in a rollicking 97-run, opening stand with Niroshan Dickwella who made 37 from 23 balls.

Salt was one in every of three wickets to tumble for 23 runs off 17 balls however Dasun Shanaka struck 24 off 18 deliveries to regular the innings earlier than Mendis offered a dashing 11-ball unbeaten 22 in the direction of the tip.

Within the different sport of the doubleheader on the venue, out-of-favour West Indies batsman Sherfane Rutherford failed with ten however his Colombo Stars beat Galle Gladiators by 4 wickets.

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