ÍSLENSK PREMIER LEAGUE: WEEK 2

Highlights of the second week

  • Hafnarfjörður go outright top with their second win

  • Their total of 194 for 4 is their highest ever

  • Chamley Fernando scores a Hafnarfjörður record 71 from 37 balls

  • Dushan Bandara makes his second successive unbeaten half-century

  • Fida Wur takes a career best 2 for 9

  • Sebastiaan Dreyer scores a career best 44 not out

  • Anantha Krishnan Kuppusamy makes debut for Vesturbær

  • Rain forces a DLS result

Hafnarfjörður v Vesturbær

  • Hafnarfjörður 194 for 4 (20 overs) Chamley Fernando 71, Dushan Bandara 60*, Tajdar Khan 20, Mehmood Tariq 20 Gujapan Ramachandran 1—20, Mohit Kotian 1—22

  • Vesturbær 102 for 6 (13.4 overs) Sebastiaan Dreyer 44*, Avik Ghosh 27 Fida Wur 2—9

  • Hafnarfjördur won by 31 runs (DLS method) Full scorecard

The Hammers made it two in two with an emphatic win as the Volcano struggled against scoreboard pressure and the onset of foul Arctic weather. Fernando, now opening the batting, went off like a rocket as he peppered the leg side with aerial shots. He reached the boundary 15 times in his 37 balls, clearing it twice. There was no respite when he departed, either, as Bandara replaced him and merely continued the onslaught. In fact, he scored even faster, hitting four sixes in his better than a run-a-ball innings; this was his 19th half-century. Ramachandran and Kotian bowled well, combining for figures of 7—1—42—2, but the rest of the bowlers combined to return 13—0—150—1. Even if Kotian had bowled his final over, it might not have made much of a difference as Javed Miakhiel quickly knocked over Lee Nelson. Dreyer and Ghosh made a half-century stand, but as the rain came, so did the collapse and Vesturbær lost wickets regularly until the weather had the final say.


Reykjavík v Kópavogur

It quickly became clear, as the rain spread from the south east, that the same squall that curtailed the Vesturbær innings would also put paid to the second game of the day. The umpires and captains agreed that the match would have to be abandoned.



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