Cricket World Player of the Week - Laurie Evans
Colombo Kings may have missed out on the final berth in the Lanka Premier League 2020 after a narrow two-wicket defeat against Galle Gladiators in semi-final 1 but Laurie Evans was one of their biggest positives of the tournament.
Colombo Kings finished the group stage at the top of the Lanka Premier League 2020 points table with wins in 6 and losses in 2 of their 8 matches. And a lot of credit for that goes to Laurie Evans.
In Colombo's second-last fixture of the league stage, Evans, batting along with Dinesh Chandimal at the top of the order, scored an unbeaten 108 off just 65 deliveries, laced with 9 fours and 5 sixes.
Evans batted at a strike rate of 166 and took the Kings to a total of 173, which helped them to register a 6-run victory.
In Colombo's last league match of the Lanka Premier League as well, while chasing 204, Laurie Evans gave the team the desired start, blasting 53 off just 24 balls with 5 fours and 4 sixes, at a strike rate of 220.
Unfortunately for him, he was retired hurt. But, his blistering start meant that Colombo Kings overhauled the mammoth total with more than an over to spare.
The Kings might have been knocked out of the tournament after a defeat in the semi-final but Laurie Evans turned out to be a huge positive for the team.
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