DISSANAYEKA INJURY ENDS MATCH

A horrible injury to Mahinda Dissanayeka, the Reykjavík batsman, resulted in the abandonment of the fourth round of the Sixty Ball Shootout on Wednesday. Dissanayeka lost his balance hooking his second ball for four, and landed hard on his right ankle, breaking it in two places. After a 45-minute delay, during most of which an ambulance was on the field, the match officials decided that both of the day's matches would be postponed and rescheduled at a later date.


Reykjavík v Hafnarfjörður

  • Hafnarfjörður 95 for 5 (10 overs) Dushan Bandara 29 Ankur Kumar 2—11

  • Reykjavík 36 for 1 (2.3 overs) Derick Deonarain 20* Sulaman Nawaz 1—13

  • Match abandoned Full scorecard

With Dushan Bandara back in their ranks, the Hammers had a blistering start. Wayward bowling from Sadun Lankathilaka, who increasingly appeared to be struggling with back pain, and Khan Gul, who was fast but erratic, saw the fifth partnership posted before the halfway stage. Lakmal Bandara and Ankur Kumar pegged things back so effectively that even with Dushan Bandara lasting for most of the innings, Hafnarfjörður could not get a hundred on the board. They lost wickets regularly, and their total might have been even more meagre had the two in-form spinners, Prabhath Weerasooriya and Lal Mahagoda, not been restricted to bowling just 12 balls between them. Derick Deonarain began as sublimely as he has all season, finding the boundary seemingly at will. Though Ravi Rawat went early, the Vikings were well on their way and the match was evenly poised when Dissanayeka contorted himself into the shot, and the misfortune, that ended his season.



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