During the ongoing Major Clubs T20 tournament, two clubs of Sri Lanka have collaborated to set a new record for the lowest total for a tied match in T20 cricket, or indeed any match that has lasted more than 10 overs.
The game registered a record in the history books and it also shows the level of domestic cricket being played in the country. The club competitions in any country are the once which represent the future of young talent who will take on the guards in the coming years and for Sri Lanka the future in cricket looks darker.
The record-breaking game of Cricket played between two clubs of Sri Lanka
In a rain-shortened six-overs-a-side game, Kalutara Town Club (KTC) and Galle Cricket Club (GCC) both completed with identical totals of 30 for 9. Only two of the game’s 12 overs failed to produce a wicket, and the match average of 3.33 is the lowest of any T20 contest that has lasted longer than 10 overs.
In what was a typical spin-friendly Sri Lankan domestic surface, the majority of the wickets (15) were taken by left-arm spinners. While the four run-outs and two stumpings correctly depicted a hectic game of cricket which led to achieving this feat.
Inshaka Siriwardena of KTC claimed the game’s and his best statistics of 5 for 5 in two overs, including a four-wicket over. With the haul, he moves to the top of the tournament’s wicket-takers leaderboard.
Kawsitha Kodithuwakku of Galle, on the other hand, was the only batter from either side to reach double figures, with 12. The result, however, has little bearing on either team’s chances of qualifying for the tournament’s semi-finals.
Which are decided by the group leaders from four groups of six or seven teams; after this result. KTC is one point off the bottom of the group, while GCC is third, three points behind the top, with only one game remaining.
Meanwhile, Super Over will be played only from the knockout rounds forward, according to the competition rules. The game between KTC and GCC was one of 32 that were rescheduled after a series of games were cancelled due to weather earlier this month.
The competition is largely being used to discover individuals who will be featured in the Lanka Premier League selection in August.