Jaffna Stallions champions of KSC T20 Blast
Jaffna Stallions Cricket Academy team after winning the KSC Super League T20 Blast in Batticaloa
Jaffna Stallions Cricket Academy led by Rajiv Nirmalasingam registered a thrilling nine run win over Royal Kings Cricket Club to emerge champs of the inaugural Koddaimunai Sports Club T20 Blast played at the Koddaimunai Sports Village Ground in Batticaloa on Tuesday.
In the league stage, Jaffna Stallions defeated Club Trout by 5 wickets and hosts Koddaimunai Sports Club by 38 runs.
In the final Jaffna Stallions powered by a 30 ball 34 by Rajiv Nirmalasingam scored 109/9 in their 20 overs. Ruchira Adikari and Shaveen Minosh captured three wickets each. The Jaffna Stallions bowlers kept the chase in check as Royal Kings were 39/6 at the halfway stage but the tail-enders added 61 more runs to reach 100/10 and falling short of ten runs.
Jaffna Stallions Cricket Academy 109/9 in 20 overs (Rajiv Nirmalasinham 34; Ruchira Adikari 3-15, Shaveen Minosh 3-08)
Royal Kings Cricket Club 100 in 18.5 overs (Udara Pieris 31, Savindu Uthsara 24; Saaran Anton Selvathas 2-14, Murvin Abinash 2-26)