Asian Cricket Council Emerging Teams Cup, 2013 / Commentary

Muggy morning here in Singapore

0.1

Mohammad Naveed to Jayasundera, no run, full, on off, played to point

0.2

Mohammad Naveed to Jayasundera, no run, full on off again, stroked firmly, to point

0.3

Mohammad Naveed to Jayasundera, no run

0.4

Mohammad Naveed to Jayasundera, no run

0.5

Mohammad Naveed to Jayasundera, no run

0.6

Mohammad Naveed to Jayasundera, no run, decent pace from Naveed, played off the back foot

Jayasundera looks a good bat, middling everything. Naveed bowling tightly.

End of over 1 (maiden) Sri Lanka Under-23s 0/0
MDUS Jayasundera    0* (6b)      Mohammad Naveed    1-1-0-0
DSNFG Jayasuriya    0* (0b)     

1.1

Silva to Jayasuriya, 1 run

1.2

Silva to Jayasundera, no run

1.3

Silva to Jayasundera, no run

1.4

Silva to Jayasundera, 2 runs, driven, to mid-off, in the air but into the gap

1.5

Silva to Jayasundera, no run

1.6

Silva to Jayasundera, no run

End of over 2 (3 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 3/0
MDUS Jayasundera    2* (11b)      EHSN Silva    1-0-3-0
DSNFG Jayasuriya    1* (1b)      Mohammad Naveed    1-1-0-0

One slip in place, 'keeper about 20 yards back

2.1

Mohammad Naveed to Jayasuriya, no run, defended on the back foot

2.2

Mohammad Naveed to Jayasuriya, no run, on a length, outside off, cracked to backward point who fields on the bounce

2.3

Mohammad Naveed to Jayasuriya, no run, full, on off, driven to mid-off

2.4

Mohammad Naveed to Jayasuriya, no run, full, on off again, played back to short extra

2.5

Mohammad Naveed to Jayasuriya, 1 run, almost through with that delivery, fired in at the pads, inside edged

2.6

Mohammad Naveed to Jayasundera, no run, full length, on middle, at pace, played back

UAE have found that paceman they've spent a couple of years looking for

End of over 3 (1 run) Sri Lanka Under-23s 4/0
MDUS Jayasundera    2* (12b)      Mohammad Naveed    2-1-1-0
DSNFG Jayasuriya    2* (6b)      EHSN Silva    1-0-3-0

Spin again from Shadeep, regular new ball bowler for UAE!

3.1

Silva to Jayasuriya, no run, defended

3.2

Silva to Jayasuriya, 1 run

3.3

Silva to Jayasundera, FOUR, forward to lash an on-drive wide of long-on running to his left. That was a powerful stroke, first boundary of the day

3.4

Silva to Jayasundera, 1 run, tucked away off his legs to midwicket

3.5

Silva to Jayasuriya, 1 run, pushed to the off-side

3.6

Silva to Jayasundera, FOUR, top-shot, on the back foot through cover

Given respite from rain yesterday afternoon, the outfield has been trimmed and the ball is travelling far more quickly over the surface

End of over 4 (11 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 15/0
MDUS Jayasundera    11* (15b 2x4)      EHSN Silva    2-0-14-0
DSNFG Jayasuriya    4* (9b)      Mohammad Naveed    2-1-1-0

4.1

Mohammad Naveed to Jayasuriya, no run

4.2

Mohammad Naveed to Jayasuriya, no run, short, batsman plays back to defend

4.3

Mohammad Naveed to Jayasuriya, no run

4.4

Mohammad Naveed to Jayasuriya, no run, climbs off a length, batsman flashes, beaten outside off, 'keeper takes on the rise

4.5

Mohammad Naveed to Jayasuriya, no run, fuller, forward in defence, good contest between Naveed and the left-handers

4.6

Mohammad Naveed to Jayasuriya, no run, driven hard off the front foot, cover point down well to save

End of over 5 (maiden) Sri Lanka Under-23s 15/0
DSNFG Jayasuriya    4* (15b)      Mohammad Naveed    3-2-1-0
MDUS Jayasundera    11* (15b 2x4)      EHSN Silva    2-0-14-0

Rohan Mustafa OB on in place of Shadeep Silva at the Pavilion End

5.1

Rohan Mustafa to Jayasundera, FOUR, on middle and driven firmly to long-on

5.2

Rohan Mustafa to Jayasundera, 1 run, stroked to mid-on's right

5.3

Rohan Mustafa to Jayasuriya, 1 run

5.4

Rohan Mustafa to Jayasundera, no run, not afraid to pitch it up, played back to the bowler

5.5

Rohan Mustafa to Jayasundera, no run

5.6

Rohan Mustafa to Jayasundera, no run, half-volley, on middle, driven hard, Mustafa fields to his left

End of over 6 (6 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 21/0
MDUS Jayasundera    16* (20b 3x4)      Rohan Mustafa    1-0-6-0
DSNFG Jayasuriya    5* (16b)      Mohammad Naveed    3-2-1-0

Naveed to continue from the City End. Has bowl

6.1

Mohammad Naveed to Jayasuriya, 1 run

6.2

Mohammad Naveed to Jayasundera, no run, defended on the front foot

6.3

Mohammad Naveed to Jayasundera, no run, length ball, back foot drive unleashed, straight to cover

Timing it well is Jaysundera

6.4

Mohammad Naveed to Jayasundera, 2 runs, full, lofted over the top of mid-on

6.5

Mohammad Naveed to Jayasundera, FOUR, fuller, on the pads and driven away, ball swerving in the air towards the midwicket boundary

Naveed not quite as sharp in pace as he was in his first overs

6.6

Mohammad Naveed to Jayasundera, no run, full, on middle, played to cover

End of over 7 (7 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 28/0
MDUS Jayasundera    22* (25b 4x4)      Mohammad Naveed    4-2-8-0
DSNFG Jayasuriya    6* (17b)      Rohan Mustafa    1-0-6-0

7.1

Rohan Mustafa to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, ticked off his pads into the vacant leg-side behind square

7.2

Rohan Mustafa to Jayasuriya, 1 run, forward to drive, mid-off is a little deep, allowing the single

7.3

Rohan Mustafa to Jayasundera, no run, rocks back to cut, doesn't time it

7.4

Rohan Mustafa to Jayasundera, 1 run, full, driven, two bounces to the man at long-off

7.5

Rohan Mustafa to Jayasuriya, no run, played back to the bowler

7.6

Rohan Mustafa to Jayasuriya, SIX, shimmies down the wicket to create a half-volley outside off, drives,, two bounces to the long-off rope

End of over 8 (10 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 38/0
DSNFG Jayasuriya    15* (21b 1x6)      Rohan Mustafa    2-0-16-0
MDUS Jayasundera    23* (27b 4x4)      Mohammad Naveed    4-2-8-0

8.1

Mohammad Naveed to Jayasundera, no run, played to point off the back foot

8.2

Mohammad Naveed to Jayasundera, no run, tucked off his hips

8.3

Mohammad Naveed to Jayasundera, 1 run, on a length outside off, forced off the back foot to backward point

Jayasuriya the taller of the two left-handed openers

8.4

Mohammad Naveed to Jayasuriya, no run, blocked away to point

8.5

Mohammad Naveed to Jayasuriya, no run, batsman's first movement a semi-back and across at the crease, then forward to defend

8.6

Mohammad Naveed to Jayasuriya, no run, ditto

End of over 9 (1 run) Sri Lanka Under-23s 39/0
DSNFG Jayasuriya    15* (24b 1x6)      Mohammad Naveed    5-2-9-0
MDUS Jayasundera    24* (30b 4x4)      Rohan Mustafa    2-0-16-0

9.1

Rohan Mustafa to Jayasundera, no run

9.2

Rohan Mustafa to Jayasundera, SIX, Right there in the driving length again, and lofted high over long-on, the ball resting beneath my desk here at the Kallang

9.3

Rohan Mustafa to Jayasundera, no run, again up there to drive, played to mid-on

9.4

Rohan Mustafa to Jayasundera, no run

9.5

Rohan Mustafa to Jayasundera, 2 runs, driven to mid-off

9.6

Rohan Mustafa to Jayasundera, no run, faster, flatter played back down the track

End of over 10 (8 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 47/0
MDUS Jayasundera    32* (36b 4x4 1x6)      Rohan Mustafa    3-0-24-0
DSNFG Jayasuriya    15* (24b 1x6)      Mohammad Naveed    5-2-9-0

Nasir Aziz OB on at the City End in place of the pace of Naveed

10.1

Nasir Aziz to Jayasuriya, 1 run, on the pads, played away to leg

10.2

Nasir Aziz to Jayasundera, no run

10.3

Nasir Aziz to Jayasundera, 1 run, driven to long-off

10.4

Nasir Aziz to Jayasuriya, 1 run, on-driven, in the air for a while

10.5

Nasir Aziz to Jayasundera, 1 run, good stroke, cover-drives a length delivery

10.6

Nasir Aziz to Jayasuriya, 1 run, full, on leg, clipped away in front of square

End of over 11 (5 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 52/0
DSNFG Jayasuriya    18* (27b 1x6)      Nasir Aziz    1-0-5-0
MDUS Jayasundera    34* (39b 4x4 1x6)      Rohan Mustafa    3-0-24-0

11.1

Rohan Mustafa to Jayasuriya, no run, back of a length, beaten in the flight, inside edge on the pads saves him

11.2

Rohan Mustafa to Jayasuriya, 1 run, driven to long-off

11.3

Rohan Mustafa to Jayasundera, no run

11.4

Rohan Mustafa to Jayasundera, no run, Mustafa not bowling as full this over

11.5

Rohan Mustafa to Jayasundera, FOUR, short, sits up, swatted away to vacant long-on

11.6

Rohan Mustafa to Jayasundera, OUT, tries a sweep, ball takes the top-edge, in the air for two seconds, bowler waits beneath it

MDUS Jayasundera c & b Rohan Mustafa 38 (45m 43b 5x4 1x6) SR: 88.37

End of an enterprising innings, credit to the bowler for keeping the ball up there and challenging the batsmen

End of over 12 (5 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 57/1
     Rohan Mustafa    4-0-29-1
DSNFG Jayasuriya    19* (29b 1x6)      Nasir Aziz    1-0-5-0

12.1

Nasir Aziz to Jayasuriya, no run, forward to defend

12.2

Nasir Aziz to Jayasuriya, 1 run, driven to long-on

One more left-hander in the top order. Chief of Selectors Sanath Jayauriya must like them!

12.3

Nasir Aziz to Dickwella, 1 run, tucked away off his pads to get off the mark first up

12.4

Nasir Aziz to Jayasuriya, no run, driven to mid-off

12.5

Nasir Aziz to Jayasuriya, no run, forward to defend with soft hands

12.6

Nasir Aziz to Jayasuriya, no run, solid forward defensive to a length delivery on off and middle

End of over 13 (2 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 59/1
DSNFG Jayasuriya    20* (34b 1x6)      Nasir Aziz    2-0-7-0
N Dickwella    1* (1b)      Rohan Mustafa    4-0-29-1

13.1

Rohan Mustafa to Dickwella, no run, pitched right up again, driven hard, bowler parries

13.2

Rohan Mustafa to Dickwella, no run, driven to mid-off

13.3

Rohan Mustafa to Dickwella, no run, tossed up, bit of flight, batsman pushes to on

13.4

Rohan Mustafa to Dickwella, no run, floated up, does the batsman in the air, misplays that defensive push

13.5

Rohan Mustafa to Dickwella, no run, defended on the front foot

13.6

Rohan Mustafa to Dickwella, no run, forward to drive a ball on off, bowler fields.

Good over from the UAE all-rounder, flight and variation

End of over 14 (maiden) Sri Lanka Under-23s 59/1
N Dickwella    1* (7b)      Rohan Mustafa    5-1-29-1
DSNFG Jayasuriya    20* (34b 1x6)      Nasir Aziz    2-0-7-0

14.1

Shetty to Jayasuriya, 1 run, forward to drive, mid-on fields

14.2

Shetty to Dickwella, 2 runs, two steps down the wicket to one floated up, goes over the top of mid-on

14.3

Shetty to Dickwella, no run, down the wicket, played back to the bowler

14.4

Shetty to Dickwella, no run, shimmies down, tapped to cover

14.5

Shetty to Dickwella, 1 run, driven wide of mid off

14.6

Shetty to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, good stroke, uses his long reach to drive through cover

Jayasuriya looking elegant and composed, DIckwella a bit more of a bustler. UAE will be hoping to keep the score to around 250, Sri Lanka look set for a healthy score already. Wicket playing firm and true.

End of over 15 (6 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 65/1
DSNFG Jayasuriya    23* (36b 1x6)      V Shetty    1-0-6-0
N Dickwella    4* (11b)      Rohan Mustafa    5-1-29-1

15.1

Rohan Mustafa to Dickwella, 1 run, driven to mid-off

15.2

Rohan Mustafa to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, flicked away from middle to midwicket

15.3

Rohan Mustafa to Jayasuriya, 1 run, forward to drive on the up, long-on fields

15.4

Rohan Mustafa to Dickwella, no run

15.5

Rohan Mustafa to Dickwella, 1 run, forward to drive, long-on collects

15.6

Rohan Mustafa to Jayasuriya, 1 run, a little faster, on a length, forward to drive to long on

End of over 16 (6 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 71/1
DSNFG Jayasuriya    27* (39b 1x6)      Rohan Mustafa    6-1-35-1
N Dickwella    6* (14b)      V Shetty    1-0-6-0

16.1

Shetty to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, swept square, bisects the two on the leg-side for the stroke

16.2

Shetty to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, another one, firmer this time, hauled back a couple of yards from the square leg rope

16.3

Shetty to Jayasuriya, 1 run, back of a length. clipped away to backward point, whipcrack of bat on ball

16.4

Shetty to Dickwella, 1 run, driven to wide mid-off

16.5

Shetty to Jayasuriya, 1 run, full, driven to long-on

16.6

Shetty to Dickwella, 1 run, full, on leg, driven to long-on, jogged single

End of over 17 (8 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 79/1
N Dickwella    8* (16b)      V Shetty    2-0-14-0
DSNFG Jayasuriya    33* (43b 1x6)      Rohan Mustafa    6-1-35-1

UAE's captain the tall Ahmed Raza SLA brings himself on at the Pavilion End. Hardly ever gets collared but needs wickets to slow the mounting Sri Lankan run-rate. Around the wicket to the left-handers

17.1

Ahmed Raza to Dickwella, 1 run, length ball, bit of width, cut away square

17.2

Ahmed Raza to Jayasuriya, 1 run, length ball, fingers ripping over the seam, tucked away on leg

17.3

Ahmed Raza to Dickwella, no run, full, on off, defended

17.4

Ahmed Raza to Dickwella, 2 runs, forward to drive, in the air for a bit, long-off fields

17.5

Ahmed Raza to Dickwella, 2 runs, not too short, but width allows the stocky Dickwella the cut shot

17.6

Ahmed Raza to Dickwella, no run, forward to defend

End of over 18 (6 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 85/1
N Dickwella    13* (21b)      Ahmed Raza    1-0-6-0
DSNFG Jayasuriya    34* (44b 1x6)      V Shetty    2-0-14-0

18.1

Shetty to Jayasuriya, 1 run, length ball, outside off, tapped away to point

18.2

Shetty to Dickwella, 1 run, tip and run close in on the off-side, UAE not the best fielders in the business

18.3

Shetty to Jayasuriya, no run, tries a sweep, misses, and the ball just misses leg-stump

18.4

Shetty to Jayasuriya, FOUR, in the driving slot on leg, whips a drive over midwicket, one bounce over the rope

18.5

Shetty to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, swept hard to backward square

18.6

Shetty to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, gets over the sweep shot, plays it fine

Match State: Drinks UAE haven't bowled badly just lacking any real threat on this good wicket and against these dynamic strokeplayers. Sri Lanka on the math, already set for 250, in terms of the game we've seen so far, set for more than 300.

End of over 19 (10 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 95/1
DSNFG Jayasuriya    43* (49b 1x4 1x6)      V Shetty    3-0-24-0
N Dickwella    14* (22b)      Ahmed Raza    1-0-6-0

19.1

Ahmed Raza to Dickwella, 1 run

19.2

Ahmed Raza to Jayasuriya, no run, beats him outside off, batsman trying a drive on the back foot

19.3

Ahmed Raza to Jayasuriya, no run

19.4

Ahmed Raza to Jayasuriya, no run

19.5

Ahmed Raza to Jayasuriya, no run

19.6

Ahmed Raza to Jayasuriya, no run, bowler down to field a firm drive to a fullish ball on middle

End of over 20 (1 run) Sri Lanka Under-23s 96/1
DSNFG Jayasuriya    43* (54b 1x4 1x6)      Ahmed Raza    2-0-7-0
N Dickwella    15* (23b)      V Shetty    3-0-24-0

Saqib Ali OB on from the City End

20.1

Saqib Ali to Dickwella, no run, on off and middle, defended

20.2

Saqib Ali to Dickwella, 1 run, tapped away to the off-side

20.3

Saqib Ali to Jayasuriya, 1 run, pushed into the off-side gap

20.4

Saqib Ali to Dickwella, 1 run, stroked away square on the off-side

20.5

Saqib Ali to Jayasuriya, 1 run, full, on leg, stroked away for an easy single to long-on

20.6

Saqib Ali to Dickwella, 1 run, tossed up, on off, driven wide of mid-off

End of over 21 (5 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 101/1
N Dickwella    18* (27b)      Saqib Ali    1-0-5-0
DSNFG Jayasuriya    45* (56b 1x4 1x6)      Ahmed Raza    2-0-7-0

21.1

Ahmed Raza to Dickwella, 1 run

21.2

Ahmed Raza to Jayasuriya, no run, forward in defense

21.3

Ahmed Raza to Jayasuriya, no run, cracked away hard but straight to the bowler

Runs drying up a bit

21.4

Ahmed Raza to Jayasuriya, OUT, leans back to cut, goes to the right of short third man, DIckwella racing down, can't beat the throw to the bowler's end in his retreat

N Dickwella run out 19 (34m 28b 0x4 0x6) SR: 67.85

21.5

Ahmed Raza to Jayasuriya, FOUR, forward to lash a full follow-through drive to cover

21.6

Ahmed Raza to Jayasuriya, no run, forward to drive firmly, finds cover

End of over 22 (5 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 106/2
DSNFG Jayasuriya    49* (61b 2x4 1x6)      Ahmed Raza    3-0-12-0
K Mendis    0* (0b)      Saqib Ali    1-0-5-0

22.1

Saqib Ali to Mendis, 1 run

22.2

Saqib Ali to Jayasuriya, no run, forward to defend, bowler fields

22.3

Saqib Ali to Jayasuriya, no run

22.4

Saqib Ali to Jayasuriya, 1 run, on leg, driven to long-on and that's 50 for the tall left-hander

22.5

Saqib Ali to Mendis, 2 runs

22.6

Saqib Ali to Mendis, 1 run, faster, short, worked off his legs

End of over 23 (5 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 111/2
K Mendis    4* (3b)      Saqib Ali    2-0-10-0
DSNFG Jayasuriya    50* (64b 2x4 1x6)      Ahmed Raza    3-0-12-0

23.1

Ahmed Raza to Mendis, no run, full, on off, played back down the track

23.2

Ahmed Raza to Mendis, no run

23.3

Ahmed Raza to Mendis, no run, probe on middle, played away to leg

23.4

Ahmed Raza to Mendis, no run, Ahmed Raza imposing himself on the right-hander

23.5

Ahmed Raza to Mendis, no run, another one that has the batsman playing a little uncertainly off his pads, not quite reading the spinning ball

23.6

Ahmed Raza to Mendis, no run, takes the inner half of the bat to short fine leg

Maiden

End of over 24 (maiden) Sri Lanka Under-23s 111/2
K Mendis    4* (9b)      Ahmed Raza    4-1-12-0
DSNFG Jayasuriya    50* (64b 2x4 1x6)      Saqib Ali    2-0-10-0

24.1

Saqib Ali to Jayasuriya, 1 run, played to cover off the front toot

24.2

Saqib Ali to Mendis, 1 run, full, on leg, driven to mid-on

24.3

Saqib Ali to Jayasuriya, 1 run, forward to drive into the off-side gap

24.4

Saqib Ali to Mendis, 1 run, full, driven to long-on

24.5

Saqib Ali to Jayasuriya, 1 run, shimmy down the wicket, push-drive to mid-on

24.6

Saqib Ali to Mendis, no run, takes the pad

End of over 25 (5 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 116/2
K Mendis    6* (12b)      Saqib Ali    3-0-15-0
DSNFG Jayasuriya    53* (67b 2x4 1x6)      Ahmed Raza    4-1-12-0

25.1

Ahmed Raza to Jayasuriya, 1 run, forward to drive to long-off

25.2

Ahmed Raza to Mendis, 1 run, forward to drive to long-off

25.3

Ahmed Raza to Jayasuriya, 1 run, full, on leg, flick-driven, plenty of wrist to mid-wicket

25.4

Ahmed Raza to Mendis, no run, on the back foot, to punch a length ball back to the bowler

25.5

Ahmed Raza to Mendis, no run, forward to drive, square leg fields

25.6

Ahmed Raza to Mendis, 1 run, driven to long-off, evading mid-off

End of over 26 (4 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 120/2
K Mendis    8* (16b)      Ahmed Raza    5-1-16-0
DSNFG Jayasuriya    55* (69b 2x4 1x6)      Saqib Ali    3-0-15-0

26.1

Nasir Aziz to Mendis, no run

26.2

Nasir Aziz to Mendis, 1 run

26.3

Nasir Aziz to Jayasuriya, 1 run

26.4

Nasir Aziz to Mendis, no run

26.5

Nasir Aziz to Mendis, no run

26.6

Nasir Aziz to Mendis, 1 run, paddled round to fine leg

End of over 27 (3 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 123/2
K Mendis    10* (21b)      Nasir Aziz    3-0-10-0
DSNFG Jayasuriya    56* (70b 2x4 1x6)      Ahmed Raza    5-1-16-0

27.1

Ahmed Raza to Mendis, 1 wide

27.1

Ahmed Raza to Mendis, no run

27.2

Ahmed Raza to Mendis, 1 run, short, forcing stroke off the back foot goes to mid-off

27.3

Ahmed Raza to Jayasuriya, no run, length ball, played on the back foot to the bowler

27.4

Ahmed Raza to Jayasuriya, no run, bounces off a length, thigh pad

27.5

Ahmed Raza to Jayasuriya, no run, forward, bat on ball to the bowler

27.6

Ahmed Raza to Jayasuriya, 1 run, full, on middle, flicked away along the ground to midwicket

UAE making their opponents work hard for their runs, keeping them honest in their strokeplay

End of over 28 (3 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 126/2
DSNFG Jayasuriya    57* (74b 2x4 1x6)      Ahmed Raza    6-1-19-0
K Mendis    11* (23b)      Nasir Aziz    3-0-10-0

28.1

Nasir Aziz to Jayasuriya, FOUR, beaten in the flight, inside edges a drive just past the stumps

28.2

Nasir Aziz to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, big slash outside off, skews away to third man

28.3

Nasir Aziz to Jayasuriya, no run, forward to defend a length-delivery

28.4

Nasir Aziz to Jayasuriya, no run, forward to drive, just done in the flight again perhaps, one bounce to the bowler

28.5

Nasir Aziz to Jayasuriya, SIX, the get out of trouble stroke! Big, booming drive, over extra cover

28.6

Nasir Aziz to Jayasuriya, no run, bounces off a length, gloved down in front of him

Uwaisul Karnain: "Commentator's curse - 12 runs in the last over!"

End of over 29 (12 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 138/2
DSNFG Jayasuriya    69* (80b 3x4 2x6)      Nasir Aziz    4-0-22-0
K Mendis    11* (23b)      Ahmed Raza    6-1-19-0

29.1

Ahmed Raza to Mendis, 1 run, nudged off his legs, backwaed of square

29.2

Ahmed Raza to Jayasuriya, no run, slashes a drive to short third man

29.3

Ahmed Raza to Jayasuriya, 1 run, driven to long-off, strolled single

29.4

Ahmed Raza to Mendis, no run

29.5

Ahmed Raza to Mendis, OUT, has never been certain against this bowler, mistimes a drive to a ball pitching on middle and leg, inner half of the bat to long-on, doesn't see it straight away but has enough time to run forward and cling on.

K Mendis c Mohammad Naveed b Ahmed Raza 12 (27m 26b 0x4 0x6) SR: 46.15

29.6

Ahmed Raza to Jayasuriya, no run, forward, driving, mid-off fields, throws back to hit the wicket at the bowler's end, appeal for a run-out

End of over 30 (2 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 140/3
DSNFG Jayasuriya    70* (83b 3x4 2x6)      Ahmed Raza    7-1-21-1
KDK Vithanage    0* (0b)      Nasir Aziz    4-0-22-0

30.1

Nasir Aziz to Vithanage, no run, forward in defence

30.2

Nasir Aziz to Vithanage, no run, ditto

30.3

Nasir Aziz to Vithanage, 1 run, crisply times a front-foot drive to wide long-off

30.4

Nasir Aziz to Jayasuriya, no run

30.5

Nasir Aziz to Jayasuriya, 1 run, punched off the back foot to the left of cover

30.6

Nasir Aziz to Vithanage, 1 run, full, worked away off the legs in front of square

UAE plugging away, four of the top five have been left-handers. No one yet quite in the mould of Chief of Selectors Sanath Jayauriya, but who could be? Shehan Jayasuriya playing a good hand here

End of over 31 (3 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 143/3
KDK Vithanage    2* (4b)      Nasir Aziz    5-0-25-0
DSNFG Jayasuriya    71* (85b 3x4 2x6)      Ahmed Raza    7-1-21-1

Captain to captain

31.1

Ahmed Raza to Vithanage, no run

31.2

Ahmed Raza to Vithanage, no run

31.3

Ahmed Raza to Vithanage, no run, third ball in a row the batsman has come forward to, without really trying anything

31.4

Ahmed Raza to Vithanage, no run, defended on the leg side

31.5

Ahmed Raza to Vithanage, no run

31.6

Ahmed Raza to Vithanage, no run, forward in defence, another gfood over by the tall UAE captain. Terrific control with his left-arm spin

End of over 32 (maiden) Sri Lanka Under-23s 143/3
KDK Vithanage    2* (10b)      Ahmed Raza    8-2-21-1
DSNFG Jayasuriya    71* (85b 3x4 2x6)      Nasir Aziz    5-0-25-0

32.1

Shetty to Jayasuriya, no run

32.2

Shetty to Jayasuriya, no run, cracked away off the front foot but straight to cover

32.3

Shetty to Jayasuriya, 1 run, driven to cover's left this time

32.4

Shetty to Vithanage, no run, elegant stroke for no run, bowler fields to his right

32.5

Shetty to Vithanage, 1 run, forward to drive to wide long-off

Four on the boundary around the 'V'

32.6

Shetty to Jayasuriya, no run

End of over 33 (2 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 145/3
DSNFG Jayasuriya    72* (89b 3x4 2x6)      V Shetty    4-0-26-0
KDK Vithanage    3* (12b)      Ahmed Raza    8-2-21-1

Rohan Mustafa OB back on from the Pavilion End, Round the wicket

33.1

Rohan Mustafa to Vithanage, FOUR, drops it short first up, hammered through mid-on

33.2

Rohan Mustafa to Vithanage, 1 run, faster, fuller, played to midwicket

33.3

Rohan Mustafa to Jayasuriya, 1 run, punched to long-on off the front foot

33.4

Rohan Mustafa to Vithanage, 1 run, driven to long-off

33.5

Rohan Mustafa to Jayasuriya, 1 run, full, driven to midwicket against the spin

33.6

Rohan Mustafa to Vithanage, 1 run, driven to long-on

End of over 34 (9 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 154/3
KDK Vithanage    10* (16b 1x4)      Rohan Mustafa    7-1-44-1
DSNFG Jayasuriya    74* (91b 3x4 2x6)      V Shetty    4-0-26-0

34.1

Shetty to Vithanage, 1 run, full, driven to long on

34.2

Shetty to Jayasuriya, no run

34.3

Shetty to Jayasuriya, no run, down the wicket to drive through cover, wide long-off comes round to his right, sends back a good throw

34.4

Shetty to Jayasuriya, 2 runs

34.5

Shetty to Jayasuriya, no run, down the wicket again, manufactures a full toss, played to mid-on

34.6

Shetty to Jayasuriya, no run

UAE haven't allowed the Sri Lankans to get away, have bowled well

End of over 35 (3 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 157/3
DSNFG Jayasuriya    76* (96b 3x4 2x6)      V Shetty    5-0-29-0
KDK Vithanage    11* (17b 1x4)      Rohan Mustafa    7-1-44-1

Nasir Azoz OB back from the Pavilion End, round the wicket

35.1

Nasir Aziz to Vithanage, no run, defended

35.2

Nasir Aziz to Vithanage, OUT, through him, just flicks the off-bail on the way past

KDK Vithanage b Nasir Aziz 11 (21m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 57.89

And it's another left-hander!

35.3

Nasir Aziz to Gunathilaka, no run, forward to defend, just looks like he's a hitter does Gunathilaka, strong bottom hand-grip

35.4

Nasir Aziz to Gunathilaka, no run

35.5

Nasir Aziz to Gunathilaka, no run

35.6

Nasir Aziz to Gunathilaka, 1 run, tucked away on leg to get off the mark

End of over 36 (1 run) Sri Lanka Under-23s 158/4
MD Gunathilaka    1* (4b)      Nasir Aziz    6-0-26-1
DSNFG Jayasuriya    76* (96b 3x4 2x6)      V Shetty    5-0-29-0

36.1

Shetty to Gunathilaka, no run

36.2

Shetty to Gunathilaka, FOUR, top-shot, wasn't all that short, quick to spot it and cracks a cut shot to the point boundary

36.3

Shetty to Gunathilaka, 1 run, played square on the leg side

36.4

Shetty to Jayasuriya, 1 run

36.5

Shetty to Gunathilaka, no run, plays and misses outside off

36.6

Shetty to Gunathilaka, 1 run, driven to wide long-off, call for "2", settle for one

Match State: Drinks The 300 which looked possible when the openers were going well has receded a fair bit, UAE have bowled steadily and the batsmen have had to work hard for their runs. The turf is lush and heavy here, even with last night's trim, and boundaries are at a relative premium.

End of over 37 (7 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 165/4
MD Gunathilaka    7* (9b 1x4)      V Shetty    6-0-36-0
DSNFG Jayasuriya    77* (97b 3x4 2x6)      Nasir Aziz    6-0-26-1

37.1

Nasir Aziz to Gunathilaka, no run

37.2

Nasir Aziz to Gunathilaka, 1 run

37.3

Nasir Aziz to Jayasuriya, no run

37.4

Nasir Aziz to Jayasuriya, SIX, frees the front leg to go with the spin over cover, top shot

37.5

Nasir Aziz to Jayasuriya, 1 run, driven into the off side

37.6

Nasir Aziz to Gunathilaka, no run

End of over 38 (8 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 173/4
MD Gunathilaka    8* (12b 1x4)      Nasir Aziz    7-0-34-1
DSNFG Jayasuriya    84* (100b 3x4 3x6)      V Shetty    6-0-36-0

Pace from Naveed, back from the City End

38.1

Mohammad Naveed to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, full. driven to the off-side, cover over-runs it

38.2

Mohammad Naveed to Jayasuriya, no run, forced off the back-foot, to point

38.3

Mohammad Naveed to Jayasuriya, 1 run, edged, down to third man

38.4

Mohammad Naveed to Gunathilaka, 2 runs, flicked to fine leg, not all the bat on that one

38.5

Mohammad Naveed to Gunathilaka, no run, length ball on leg tucks up the batsman

38.6

Mohammad Naveed to Gunathilaka, no run, beaten outside off, feet rooted in the crease

End of over 39 (5 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 178/4
MD Gunathilaka    10* (15b 1x4)      Mohammad Naveed    6-2-14-0
DSNFG Jayasuriya    87* (103b 3x4 3x6)      Nasir Aziz    7-0-34-1

39.1

Nasir Aziz to Jayasuriya, 1 run, soft hands to a length delivery on off, pinch a single to short third man

39.2

Nasir Aziz to Gunathilaka, no run, defended

39.3

Nasir Aziz to Gunathilaka, no run, crisply driven, UAE captain down well to his left at cover

39.4

Nasir Aziz to Gunathilaka, no run

39.5

Nasir Aziz to Gunathilaka, no run, slower, given air, cut to backward point

39.6

Nasir Aziz to Gunathilaka, no run, leans back to generate pace on the stroke, forced straight to backward point

And that's the end of the Batting Powerplay, just 22 runs off it

End of over 40 (1 run) Sri Lanka Under-23s 179/4
MD Gunathilaka    10* (20b 1x4)      Nasir Aziz    8-0-35-1
DSNFG Jayasuriya    88* (104b 3x4 3x6)      Mohammad Naveed    6-2-14-0

40.1

Mohammad Naveed to Jayasuriya, no run

40.2

Mohammad Naveed to Jayasuriya, no run, short, front-foot pull to mid-on

40.3

Mohammad Naveed to Jayasuriya, no run, full, on the stumps, no room to force

40.4

Mohammad Naveed to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, back of a length, flat-batted to long-off, good throw again by Nasir Aziz, hits the stumps at the bowler's end on the full, batsman safe

40.5

Mohammad Naveed to Jayasuriya, no run

40.6

Mohammad Naveed to Jayasuriya, 1 run, full, driven on the front foot o long-off. Jayasuriya moves into the 90s

Naveed continues to impress. UAE doing well

End of over 41 (3 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 182/4
DSNFG Jayasuriya    91* (110b 3x4 3x6)      Mohammad Naveed    7-2-17-0
MD Gunathilaka    10* (20b 1x4)      Nasir Aziz    8-0-35-1

41.1

Rohan Mustafa to Jayasuriya, 1 run, forward to drive a length delivery to long-off

41.2

Rohan Mustafa to Gunathilaka, 1 wide, down leg, tried something faster

41.2

Rohan Mustafa to Gunathilaka, 1 run, clipped to mid-on, Ahmed Raza can't gather cleanly

41.3

Rohan Mustafa to Jayasuriya, no run, CHANCE driven back hard, dropped, in front of the bowler's face!

41.4

Rohan Mustafa to Jayasuriya, FOUR, insult to injury with a straight drive to the sightscreen

41.5

Rohan Mustafa to Jayasuriya, 1 run

41.6

Rohan Mustafa to Gunathilaka, no run

Some ambling on the field, drinks have come on and off, field being rearranged

End of over 42 (8 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 190/4
MD Gunathilaka    11* (22b 1x4)      Rohan Mustafa    8-1-52-1
DSNFG Jayasuriya    97* (114b 4x4 3x6)      Mohammad Naveed    7-2-17-0

Shadeep Silva SLA on from the City End. Has four in the 'V' on the boundary

42.1

Silva to Jayasuriya, no run

42.2

Silva to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, driven to long-off

42.3

Silva to Jayasuriya, no run

42.4

Silva to Jayasuriya, 1 run, driven to long-off, and that's his 100

42.5

Silva to Gunathilaka, 1 run, played off the front-foot into the off-side gap

42.6

Silva to Jayasuriya, 1 run, down the wicket to drive, on one knee to long-off

End of over 43 (5 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 195/4
DSNFG Jayasuriya    101* (119b 4x4 3x6)      EHSN Silva    3-0-19-0
MD Gunathilaka    12* (23b 1x4)      Rohan Mustafa    8-1-52-1

43.1

Nasir Aziz to Jayasuriya, no run, short, misses with the pull

43.2

Nasir Aziz to Jayasuriya, OUT, down the wicket for a yahoo, misses, hits halfway up the stumps, end of a fine innings, never able to quite dominate as much as he liked but played very well nevertheless. Due reward for Aziz, has bowled well in his latter spells

DSNFG Jayasuriya b Nasir Aziz 101 (165m 121b 4x4 3x6) SR: 83.47

43.3

Nasir Aziz to Kumara, no run, defended to the on-side

43.4

Nasir Aziz to Kumara, no run, turned away to backward square

43.5

Nasir Aziz to Kumara, no run, forward, bat on ball to short cover

43.6

Nasir Aziz to Kumara, no run, length ball, played to short extra with a flat bat

Another good over for UAE, the Sri Lankans haven't had it easy

End of over 44 (wicket maiden) Sri Lanka Under-23s 195/5
SAC Kumara    0* (4b)      Nasir Aziz    9-1-35-2
MD Gunathilaka    12* (23b 1x4)      EHSN Silva    3-0-19-0

Around the wicket to the left-hander

44.1

Silva to Gunathilaka, no run, on a length, beats the attempted cut

44.2

Silva to Gunathilaka, 1 run, played to cover

Around the wicket to the right-hander too

44.3

Silva to Kumara, 2 runs, slog-sweeps a ball on middle to midwicket

44.4

Silva to Kumara, no run, leans back to force through cover, doesn't get hold of it, sent back

44.5

Silva to Kumara, 2 runs, tucked away off his legs, bowler runs to square leg himself to field

44.6

Silva to Kumara, no run, full, played square on the off-side

End of over 45 (5 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 200/5
SAC Kumara    4* (8b)      EHSN Silva    4-0-24-0
MD Gunathilaka    13* (25b 1x4)      Nasir Aziz    9-1-35-2

Naveed swaps ends, on for his third spell, from the Pavilion End

45.1

Mohammad Naveed to Gunathilaka, 1 run, full, on leg and middle, tip and sprint to mid-on

45.2

Mohammad Naveed to Kumara, 3 runs, full, on leg, sweetly stroked through midoff

45.3

Mohammad Naveed to Gunathilaka, 1 run, full, on off, played down to third man

long-off, point, square leg the boundary fielders

45.4

Mohammad Naveed to Kumara, no run, yorker length, squeezed out to midon

45.5

Mohammad Naveed to Kumara, 2 runs, back of a length, tapped away to cover point with an angled bat, good running for two

45.6

Mohammad Naveed to Kumara, 1 run, leans forward with an angled bat to a length delivery, played to cover

End of over 46 (8 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 208/5
SAC Kumara    10* (12b)      Mohammad Naveed    8-2-25-0
MD Gunathilaka    15* (27b 1x4)      EHSN Silva    4-0-24-0

Still round the wicket

46.1

Silva to Kumara, OUT, on leg and middle, sweep top-edged, backward square leg catches

SAC Kumara c Patil b Silva 10 (14m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 76.92

The fifth left-hander of the day takes guard

46.2

Silva to Gunathilaka, 1 run, tapped to leg

46.3

Silva to Jayampathi, 3 runs, leg-glanced, good running

46.4

Silva to Gunathilaka, 2 runs, back of a length, cut hard square of the wicket

46.5

Silva to Gunathilaka, 1 run, bit of a leading edge down the track, wide of the bowler

46.6

Silva to Jayampathi, no run, pitched up, spinning away, played back to the bowler

End of over 47 (7 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 215/6
WMC Jayampathi    3* (2b)      EHSN Silva    5-0-31-1
MD Gunathilaka    19* (30b 1x4)      Mohammad Naveed    8-2-25-0

47.1

Mohammad Naveed to Gunathilaka, 1 run, back of a length, wide of off, cut down to third man, no chance of a second

47.2

Mohammad Naveed to Jayampathi, no run, full, almost through the defences, touch of Afghan Hamid Hassan with that delivery

47.3

Mohammad Naveed to Jayampathi, 1 run, tip and run to mid-on close in, suicide run but the throw misses at the bowler's end

47.4

Mohammad Naveed to Gunathilaka, 1 run, driven to long-off

47.5

Mohammad Naveed to Jayampathi, 2 runs, driven to long-off, hustle and a misfield allows the second

47.6

Mohammad Naveed to Jayampathi, 1 run, driven off the back foot to long-off, no chance of two

End of over 48 (6 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 221/6
WMC Jayampathi    7* (6b)      Mohammad Naveed    9-2-31-0
MD Gunathilaka    21* (32b 1x4)      EHSN Silva    5-0-31-1

48.1

Nasir Aziz to Jayampathi, 1 run, played to the onside

48.2

Nasir Aziz to Gunathilaka, 1 run, fast off-spin from Nasir, batsman misses the attempted pull

48.3

Nasir Aziz to Jayampathi, 2 runs, full, hoicked to midwicket

48.4

Nasir Aziz to Jayampathi, OUT, down the wicket for the cross-bat heave, misses

WMC Jayampathi b Nasir Aziz 10 (11m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 111.11

48.5

Nasir Aziz to Jayaratne, no run, beaten outside off, length delivery

48.6

Nasir Aziz to Jayaratne, no run, down the wicket, has to play defensively

End of over 49 (4 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 225/7
PLM Jayaratne    0* (2b)      Nasir Aziz    10-1-39-3
MD Gunathilaka    22* (33b 1x4)      Mohammad Naveed    9-2-31-0

49.1

Mohammad Naveed to Gunathilaka, 1 run, OUT, low full-toss, the call was for "2,2" the moment it was hit, but the batter himself can't beat the throw from Rohan Mustafa at long-off as he comes back for the second

MD Gunathilaka run out 23 (64m 34b 1x4 0x6) SR: 67.64

49.2

Mohammad Naveed to Buddika, 1 leg bye, blockhole ball

49.3

Mohammad Naveed to Jayaratne, 2 runs, inside edge down to fine leg

49.4

Mohammad Naveed to Jayaratne, 1 run, driven to long-on

49.5

Mohammad Naveed to Buddika, 1 leg bye, full, appeal for lbw

49.6

Mohammad Naveed to Jayaratne, FOUR, good stroke, length ball, hit on the up, face angled perfectly to beat the diving mid-off's left hand

Sri Lanka U-23 would have expected to score more but UAE's bowlers impressed, sticking to their task with accurate bowling that made the Sri Lankans work hard for every run. Shehan Jayasuriya batted well for his hundred without ever really dominating and even though Mohammad Naveed took no wickets he was a threat throughout with his fast-medium. UAE's captain Ahmed Raza bowled tightly and if UAE's hitters and stroke-players get going we could be in a for a fine run-chase, the wicket getting harder in the sun. Thanks for being with us, join us again here at The Kallang in Singapore for the resumption.

End of over 50 (10 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 235/8
PLM Jayaratne    7* (5b 1x4)      Mohammad Naveed    10-2-39-0
MLR Buddika    0* (2b)      Nasir Aziz    10-1-39-3
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