Jaffna Stallions defeated Galle Gladiators by 8 wickets to register their win in the second match of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) 2020 played at MRICS in Hambantota on Friday (27).
The Gladiators won the toss and elected to bat first scoring 175 for the loss of 8 wickets. The Jaffna Stallions chased the target easily led by a brilliant knock of 92 from Sri Lanka batsman Avishka Fernando.
The Gladiators were struggling early on to put runs on the board until the arrival of their captain Shahid Afridi, who scored a quick fire 58 runs off just 23 balls including 6 sixes.
However, that wasn't enough as Avishka Fernando, ably supported by veteran all rounder Shoaib Malik, hit seven sixes and finished on 92 not out off 63 balls leading the Jaffna Stallions to a comprehensive victory over the Galle Gladiators.