LPL 2022: Watch - Azam Khan taken off on stretcher after being hit on the head off Nuwan Pradeep's spell
Kandy Falcons went on to face Galle Gladiators in the 9th match of the Lanka Premier League on 12th December, Monday. Winning the toss, the skipper of Galle Gladiators Kusal Mendis opted to bat.
Batting first, Galle Gladiators posted a total of 153 runs with the help of Thanuka Dabare's fabulous 70-run knock at the top order. Coming down the order, Newanidu Fernando smashed an unbeaten 56 runs that consists of 5 boundaries.
Chasing the target, Kandy Falcons haven't been much effective with the bat as they have been restricted under a total of 141 runs. Ashan Bandara was the top scorer for his side as he remained unbeaten on 41 runs with the help of 3 fours and a six. Hence, Galle Gladiators defeated Kandy Falcons by a margin of 12 runs.
It's a good pitch for the slower bowlers: Kusal Mendis
After defeating Kandy Falcons, the skipper of Galle Gladiators, Kusal Mendis looked pretty happy in the post-match presentation and shared a few words about their performance in the game.
"It was an important toss. Was the same track used yesterday, so we knew it will be slow. It's a good pitch for the slower bowlers and they did the job for us," Kusal Mendis was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.
"Toss wasn't that crucial, but we just gave too many runs away in the middle overs. When you lose a lot of wickets early, it's difficult to come back in such tricky chases and that's where we lost the game," said Wanindu Hasaranga.
However, during the game, Azam Khan who was standing behind the stumps got hit on his head when he tried to grab the ball bowled by Nuwan Pradeep. He was soon taken off the field on a stretcher and might be fit to play the upcoming game.
Watch the video here: