Prominent pace bowler Hasan Ali sustained a finger injury during an ongoing match in the Lanka Premier League (LPL) at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium. The injury to the right-arm pacer, who plays a crucial role for Dambulla Aura in the current season, poses concerns for the team as they approach the final game of the tournament.
Known for his potent bowling, the 29-year-old cricketer suffered the injury during the last over of the first Qualifier match against Galle Titans. Medical assessments have confirmed the vulnerability of his middle finger, casting doubts on his availability for the upcoming LPL final.
Despite the injury setback, Dambulla Aura managed a convincing six-wicket victory against Galle Titans, successfully pursuing a target of 147 runs in the final over. Notable contributions from Kusal Perera and Kusal Mendis, who scored 53 runs off 39 balls and 49 runs off 45 balls respectively, played a pivotal role in the team’s triumph.
Bowling-wise, Hayden Kerr stood out with three wickets for Dambulla Aura, while Hasan Ali secured one wicket and conceded 29 runs in his three-over spell.
It’s worth mentioning that Dambulla Aura is poised to meet the winner of the match between Galle Titans and Kandy in the final showdown scheduled for August 20.