Asian Cricket Council Emerging Teams Cup, 2013 / Commentary

Asian Cricket Council Emerging Teams Cup - Group B

Singapore v Sri Lanka Under-23s

Sri Lanka Under-23s won by 13 runs

Welcome to the sunny Kallang for this Asian Cricket Council Emerging Teams Cup Group B Match between home team Singapore and Sri Lanka U-23. Sri Lanka's captain called correctly, and as yesterday, has chosen to bat

0.1

Mohamed Shoib to Jayasundera, no run

0.2

Mohamed Shoib to Jayasundera, no run

0.3

Mohamed Shoib to Jayasundera, no run

0.4

Mohamed Shoib to Jayasundera, no run

0.5

Mohamed Shoib to Jayasundera, no run

0.6

Mohamed Shoib to Jayasundera, FOUR, spoils the good work of the over so far, every ball full and on the stumps by dropping short, ball sits up and his pulled away in front of square

End of over 1 (4 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 4/0
MDUS Jayasundera    4* (6b 1x4)      Mohamed Shoib    1-0-4-0
DSNFG Jayasuriya    0* (0b)     

Singapore's leading all-rounder Chetan Suryawanshi from the Pavilion End

1.1

Suryawanshi to Jayasuriya, 1 run

1.2

Suryawanshi to Jayasundera, 1 run, full, on leg, driven to mid-on's left

1.3

Suryawanshi to Jayasuriya, no run

Slip and gully in place

1.4

Suryawanshi to Jayasuriya, no run

1.5

Suryawanshi to Jayasuriya, no run, full, on off, driven to point who gets down to save

1.6

Suryawanshi to Jayasuriya, no run, full, comes forward to drive, beaten outside off

End of over 2 (2 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 6/0
DSNFG Jayasuriya    1* (5b)      CR Suryawanshi    1-0-2-0
MDUS Jayasundera    5* (7b 1x4)      Mohamed Shoib    1-0-4-0

Slip and gully, 'keeper about 10 yards back

2.1

Mohamed Shoib to Jayasundera, no run, on a length, forward to drive to mid-off

2.2

Mohamed Shoib to Jayasundera, no run, full, driven, to point

2.3

Mohamed Shoib to Jayasundera, no run, fuller, almost through, into the pads, pitching outside leg

2.4

Mohamed Shoib to Jayasundera, no run, on middle and leg, played back to the bowler

2.5

Mohamed Shoib to Jayasundera, no run, on a length, played off the back foot to cover close in

2.6

Mohamed Shoib to Jayasundera, no run, full, on off, Udara sets himself up for a grand drive, doesn't time it

Steady by Shoib so far, just one loose delivery by Singapore, batsmen unable to attack

End of over 3 (maiden) Sri Lanka Under-23s 6/0
MDUS Jayasundera    5* (13b 1x4)      Mohamed Shoib    2-1-4-0
DSNFG Jayasuriya    1* (5b)      CR Suryawanshi    1-0-2-0

3.1

Suryawanshi to Jayasuriya, no run

3.2

Suryawanshi to Jayasuriya, no run

3.3

Suryawanshi to Jayasuriya, 3 runs, shot, on-driven, mid-on Ishant chases well and saves the ball inches from the boundary

3.4

Suryawanshi to Jayasundera, no run

3.5

Suryawanshi to Jayasundera, SIX, full, on off, and lofted over the long-on rope with a straight bat

3.6

Suryawanshi to Jayasundera, no run, a little faster, on a length, played to leg

End of over 4 (9 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 15/0
MDUS Jayasundera    11* (16b 1x4 1x6)      CR Suryawanshi    2-0-11-0
DSNFG Jayasuriya    4* (8b)      Mohamed Shoib    2-1-4-0

4.1

Mohamed Shoib to Jayasuriya, no run, forward, on a length, forward to drive, hard but can't beat mid-off

4.2

Mohamed Shoib to Jayasuriya, no run, length ball, on off, pushed to point

4.3

Mohamed Shoib to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, edged! Waist-high through vacant first slip, good fielding again by Ishant running round from wide third man to save runs

4.4

Mohamed Shoib to Jayasuriya, no run, forward in defence

4.5

Mohamed Shoib to Jayasuriya, no run, forward to drive, timed well, straight back to the bowler

4.6

Mohamed Shoib to Jayasuriya, OUT, full, driven, doesn't quite get over it and the tall Andre at short cover takes a good catch, ankle-high eight yards from the bat. Shehan can't believe it!

DSNFG Jayasuriya c de Lange b Mohamed Shoib 6 (20m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

End of over 5 (2 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 17/1
     Mohamed Shoib    3-1-6-1
MDUS Jayasundera    11* (16b 1x4 1x6)      CR Suryawanshi    2-0-11-0

5.1

Suryawanshi to Jayasundera, no run, full, on off, driven to mid-off

5.2

Suryawanshi to Jayasundera, FOUR, back of a length, bit of width and laced through point off the back foot

5.3

Suryawanshi to Jayasundera, no run, full, defended down the track

5.4

Suryawanshi to Jayasundera, no run, hurries in, quicker ball, defended

5.5

Suryawanshi to Jayasundera, no run, full, on off, defended

5.6

Suryawanshi to Jayasundera, FOUR, not too short but pulled off the front foot, in the air through vacant midwicket

Easy-paced pitch this, have to bowl with immense discipline

End of over 6 (8 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 25/1
MDUS Jayasundera    19* (22b 3x4 1x6)      CR Suryawanshi    3-0-19-0
MLR Buddika    0* (0b)      Mohamed Shoib    3-1-6-1

6.1

Mohamed Shoib to Buddika, no run

6.2

Mohamed Shoib to Buddika, no run, defended to point

6.3

Mohamed Shoib to Buddika, no run

6.4

Mohamed Shoib to Buddika, 1 run

6.5

Mohamed Shoib to Jayasundera, no run

6.6

Mohamed Shoib to Jayasundera, no run, line and length from the Singaporean bowler, coach Trevor Chappell will be pleased

End of over 7 (1 run) Sri Lanka Under-23s 26/1
MDUS Jayasundera    19* (24b 3x4 1x6)      Mohamed Shoib    4-1-7-1
MLR Buddika    1* (4b)      CR Suryawanshi    3-0-19-0

Midwicket goes to the boundary, short cover and sill mid-on the two close in

7.1

Suryawanshi to Buddika, 1 run, full, on leg, worked away

7.2

Suryawanshi to Jayasundera, no run, on a length, back-foot punch, short cover fields

7.3

Suryawanshi to Jayasundera, 1 run, back of a length, tucked away on the leg side

7.4

Suryawanshi to Buddika, 1 run, short, on off, played with a straight bat past point

7.5

Suryawanshi to Jayasundera, no run, length delivery on middle, defended on the back foot

7.6

Suryawanshi to Jayasundera, no run, full, played to silly mid-on

End of over 8 (3 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 29/1
MDUS Jayasundera    20* (28b 3x4 1x6)      CR Suryawanshi    4-0-22-0
MLR Buddika    3* (6b)      Mohamed Shoib    4-1-7-1

8.1

Mohamed Shoib to Buddika, no run, full, on off, defended, Shoib continuing where he left off

Long run-up generating all the pace he can, not express but bowls a heavier ball than you'd expect for a man of average build

8.2

Mohamed Shoib to Buddika, no run, a touch shorter, clipped to point

8.3

Mohamed Shoib to Buddika, no run, length delivery on off, played to point

8.4

Mohamed Shoib to Buddika, no run, full, driven to mid-off

8.5

Mohamed Shoib to Buddika, 1 run, really bends his back for that effort ball, full, on leg, driven to mid-on

8.6

Mohamed Shoib to Jayasundera, no run, length delivery, batsman tries to work it away to leg, misses, into the pads, big appeal but pitching outside

Another good over from Shoib

End of over 9 (1 run) Sri Lanka Under-23s 30/1
MDUS Jayasundera    20* (29b 3x4 1x6)      Mohamed Shoib    5-1-8-1
MLR Buddika    4* (11b)      CR Suryawanshi    4-0-22-0

9.1

Suryawanshi to Buddika, 1 run, full, bit of width, outer half of the bat drive down to third man

9.2

Suryawanshi to Jayasundera, 2 runs, full, tucked off the pads to midwicket, good running

9.3

Suryawanshi to Jayasundera, no run, defended to point

9.4

Suryawanshi to Jayasundera, 1 run, length ball, on leg, worked away

9.5

Suryawanshi to Buddika, no run, full, driven, on the bounce to cover

9.6

Suryawanshi to Buddika, no run

full, on middle, driven to mid-on

End of over 10 (4 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 34/1
MLR Buddika    5* (14b)      CR Suryawanshi    5-0-26-0
MDUS Jayasundera    23* (32b 3x4 1x6)      Mohamed Shoib    5-1-8-1

Shoib to continue from the City End, test of stamina as well as skill now

10.1

Mohamed Shoib to Jayasundera, no run, on a length, defended

10.2

Mohamed Shoib to Jayasundera, no run, full, pushed to off, thinks about a single, sent back

10.3

Mohamed Shoib to Jayasundera, no run, length delivery, climbs a bit, high-right elbow backfoot defense

10.4

Mohamed Shoib to Jayasundera, 1 run, comes down the wicket to try and break the bowler's binds, doesn't get hold of the attempted big drive

10.5

Mohamed Shoib to Buddika, no run, length, on middle, played back

10.6

Mohamed Shoib to Buddika, no run, forced into textbook defence

Just 3 runs off Shoib's last three overs, has bowled very well wicket to wicket

End of over 11 (1 run) Sri Lanka Under-23s 35/1
MLR Buddika    5* (16b)      Mohamed Shoib    6-1-9-1
MDUS Jayasundera    24* (36b 3x4 1x6)      CR Suryawanshi    5-0-26-0

11.1

Suryawanshi to Jayasundera, 1 run, full. on middle, driven to long on

11.2

Suryawanshi to Buddika, no run, length delivery outside off, scoots past the outside edge

11.3

Suryawanshi to Buddika, no run, full, on the stumps, played back

long-on, midwicket, square leg, third man the boundary fielders

11.4

Suryawanshi to Buddika, 1 run, length, width, tapped down to third man

11.5

Suryawanshi to Jayasundera, 1 run, OUT, full, on the pads, driven to midwicket with good timing

MLR Buddika run out 6 (31m 20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

11.6

Suryawanshi to Buddika, OUT, forward to a length ball, pushes to cover, sets off, turns back, cover - that man Andre the Giant - hits the stumps with the 'keeper still rushing up to them

MLR Buddika run out 6 (31m 20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

Singapore getting due reward for some disciplined bowling

End of over 12 (3 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 38/1
     CR Suryawanshi    6-0-29-0
MDUS Jayasundera    26* (38b 3x4 1x6)      Mohamed Shoib    6-1-9-1

12.1

Mohamed Shoib to Jayasundera, 2 runs, just the second short ball he's bowled all day, swivelled round to deep square leg

12.2

Mohamed Shoib to Jayasundera, no run, back to basics, length ball on off

12.3

Mohamed Shoib to Jayasundera, no run, full, on leg, mid-on gets down well to his left

12.4

Mohamed Shoib to Jayasundera, no run, fullish length, on off, forward to defend

12.5

Mohamed Shoib to Jayasundera, no run, fullish length again, on middle, batsman goes back in the crease and plays to mid-on

12.6

Mohamed Shoib to Jayasundera, no run, forward to push to mid-on

Just 5 runs off Shoib's last four overs, Singapore doing well

End of over 13 (2 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 40/2
MDUS Jayasundera    28* (44b 3x4 1x6)      Mohamed Shoib    7-1-11-1
N Dickwella    0* (0b)      CR Suryawanshi    6-0-29-0

13.1

Suryawanshi to Dickwella, no run, full, driven to Singapore's captain Saad Khan at mid-off

13.2

Suryawanshi to Dickwella, 1 run, slightly slower in pace this over, Chetan, full, played to the onside

13.3

Suryawanshi to Jayasundera, no run

13.4

Suryawanshi to Jayasundera, 2 runs, full and wide, edged along the ground down to third man

13.5

Suryawanshi to Jayasundera, no run, pitched up, driven hard, bowler fields well to his left

13.6

Suryawanshi to Jayasundera, 1 run, on a length, tucked off his legs

End of over 14 (4 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 44/2
MDUS Jayasundera    31* (48b 3x4 1x6)      CR Suryawanshi    7-0-33-0
N Dickwella    1* (2b)      Mohamed Shoib    7-1-11-1

And Shoib takes a well-earned rest after seven sterling overs, Singapore's RFM captain is now on from the City End. FIne leg, third man, backward square, long-on the boundary fielders

14.1

Saad Janjua to Jayasundera, no run, on a length, on middle, defended

14.2

Saad Janjua to Jayasundera, 3 wides, on the off-side and they run two

14.2

Saad Janjua to Jayasundera, no run

14.3

Saad Janjua to Jayasundera, no run

14.4

Saad Janjua to Jayasundera, 2 runs, short and wide and upper cut square over the infield

14.5

Saad Janjua to Jayasundera, FOUR, short and wide and cut hard in front of square. First boundary in 53 deliveries

Round the wicket

14.6

Saad Janjua to Jayasundera, no run, full, almost through, batsman gets bat down in time

End of over 15 (9 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 53/2
MDUS Jayasundera    37* (54b 4x4 1x6)      Saad Janjua    1-0-9-0
N Dickwella    1* (2b)      CR Suryawanshi    7-0-33-0

15.1

Suryawanshi to Dickwella, no run, back to his usual pace, full, defended

15.2

Suryawanshi to Dickwella, no run

15.3

Suryawanshi to Dickwella, no run

15.4

Suryawanshi to Dickwella, no run

15.5

Suryawanshi to Dickwella, no run, in the block-hole played back to the bowler

15.6

Suryawanshi to Dickwella, no run, full, wide of off, played to point

Match State: Drinks

End of over 16 (maiden) Sri Lanka Under-23s 53/2
N Dickwella    1* (8b)      CR Suryawanshi    8-1-33-0
MDUS Jayasundera    37* (54b 4x4 1x6)      Saad Janjua    1-0-9-0

Still round the wicket to the left-handers

16.1

Saad Janjua to Jayasundera, no run, full, on middle, defended

16.2

Saad Janjua to Jayasundera, no run

16.3

Saad Janjua to Jayasundera, no run

16.4

Saad Janjua to Jayasundera, 1 run, short, bit of width, cut to backward point

16.5

Saad Janjua to Dickwella, 1 run

16.6

Saad Janjua to Jayasundera, 3 runs, on a length, driven on the up through cover

End of over 17 (5 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 58/2
MDUS Jayasundera    41* (59b 4x4 1x6)      Saad Janjua    2-0-14-0
N Dickwella    2* (9b)      CR Suryawanshi    8-1-33-0

Spin from the Pavilion End now, if there's turn it'll be reasonably slow in the morning, more available as the equatorial sun gets going

17.1

Narender Reddy to Jayasundera, no run, defended on the front foot

17.2

Narender Reddy to Jayasundera, no run

17.3

Narender Reddy to Jayasundera, FOUR, driven hard off the front foot through mid-off

17.4

Narender Reddy to Jayasundera, no run

17.5

Narender Reddy to Jayasundera, 2 wides

17.5

Narender Reddy to Dickwella, no run

17.6

Narender Reddy to Dickwella, 2 runs

End of over 18 (8 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 66/2
N Dickwella    4* (11b)      B Narender Reddy    1-0-8-0
MDUS Jayasundera    45* (63b 5x4 1x6)      Saad Janjua    2-0-14-0

Medium pace from the City End, Andre (the Giant) on

18.1

de Lange to Jayasundera, no run

18.2

de Lange to Jayasundera, no run

18.3

de Lange to Jayasundera, no run

18.4

de Lange to Jayasundera, no run

18.5

de Lange to Jayasundera, 1 run

18.6

de Lange to Dickwella, no run, tapped back to the bowler

End of over 19 (1 run) Sri Lanka Under-23s 67/2
N Dickwella    4* (12b)      AD de Lange    1-0-1-0
MDUS Jayasundera    46* (68b 5x4 1x6)      B Narender Reddy    1-0-8-0

Four in the 'V' the boundary fielders

19.1

Narender Reddy to Jayasundera, 1 run

19.2

Narender Reddy to Dickwella, no run, comes down the wicket, bowler spots it, drops it short, batsman misses with the attempted big drive

19.3

Narender Reddy to Dickwella, 2 runs, ticked round the corner

19.4

Narender Reddy to Dickwella, 1 run, fullish length, clipped to midwicket

19.5

Narender Reddy to Jayasundera, 1 run, full, driven to long-on and that's his 50

19.6

Narender Reddy to Dickwella, 1 run, length delivery, more revs on the ball, takes the edge down to third man

End of over 20 (6 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 73/2
N Dickwella    8* (16b)      B Narender Reddy    2-0-14-0
MDUS Jayasundera    48* (70b 5x4 1x6)      AD de Lange    1-0-1-0

Wicket-keeper standing up to the bat

20.1

de Lange to Dickwella, no run

20.2

de Lange to Dickwella, no run

20.3

de Lange to Dickwella, 1 run, driven, in the air, but into the off-side gap

20.4

de Lange to Jayasundera, 1 run, push-driven on the front foot to the off-side

20.5

de Lange to Dickwella, no run, tries a cut, bounces on him, one bounce to third man in the circle

20.6

de Lange to Dickwella, no run, played to point off the back foot

End of over 21 (2 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 75/2
N Dickwella    9* (21b)      AD de Lange    2-0-3-0
MDUS Jayasundera    49* (71b 5x4 1x6)      B Narender Reddy    2-0-14-0

21.1

Shekhar to Jayasundera, 1 run, and that's his 50, good solid innings, chanceless

21.2

Shekhar to Dickwella, no run

21.3

Shekhar to Dickwella, no run

21.4

Shekhar to Dickwella, no run

21.5

Shekhar to Dickwella, 1 run, full, bit of width, timed well to extra cover

21.6

Shekhar to Jayasundera, 1 run, pitched right up, driven to long on

End of over 22 (3 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 78/2
MDUS Jayasundera    51* (73b 5x4 1x6)      I Shekhar    1-0-3-0
N Dickwella    10* (25b)      AD de Lange    2-0-3-0

22.1

de Lange to Jayasundera, no run, Full, on middle, played back

22.2

de Lange to Jayasundera, no run, cracked off the front foot but straight to cover

22.3

de Lange to Jayasundera, 1 run, length ball, bit of width, cut away to backward point, Abhiraj Singh round quickly to prevent the second

22.4

de Lange to Dickwella, 1 run, forcing stroke off the back foot to extra cover

22.5

de Lange to Jayasundera, no run, back foot push down the track

22.6

de Lange to Jayasundera, no run, full, pushed back

End of over 23 (2 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 80/2
MDUS Jayasundera    52* (78b 5x4 1x6)      AD de Lange    3-0-5-0
N Dickwella    11* (26b)      I Shekhar    1-0-3-0

23.1

Shekhar to Dickwella, 1 run, tossed up, driven, through Andre at cover

23.2

Shekhar to Jayasundera, 1 run, full, driven, on the bounce to mid-off

23.3

Shekhar to Dickwella, 1 run, full, bit off width, played to extra cover

23.4

Shekhar to Jayasundera, 1 run, full, in the driving slot, powered to long-off

23.5

Shekhar to Dickwella, 1 run, full and slightly wide, played to cover

23.6

Shekhar to Jayasundera, 1 no ball, FREE HIT next

23.6

Shekhar to Jayasundera, SIX, low full-toss, toe-ended but with enough timing and heft to send it over long-on, 50-partnership too

End of over 24 (12 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 92/2
MDUS Jayasundera    60* (82b 5x4 2x6)      I Shekhar    2-0-15-0
N Dickwella    14* (29b)      AD de Lange    3-0-5-0

24.1

de Lange to Dickwella, no run, back of a length, cut on the bounce to point

24.2

de Lange to Dickwella, FOUR, touch short, bit of width, cut to vacant third man

24.3

de Lange to Dickwella, no run, length ball on off, chopped down on with an angled bat

24.4

de Lange to Dickwella, 1 run, full, driven past the bowler

24.5

de Lange to Jayasundera, 1 run, on a length and pushed into the offside gap

24.6

de Lange to Dickwella, no run, on a length on off, backward point fields the dab away

The Sri Lankan run-rate climbing after a long spell of impressive containment from Singapore's opening bowlers

End of over 25 (6 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 98/2
N Dickwella    19* (34b 1x4)      AD de Lange    4-0-11-0
MDUS Jayasundera    61* (83b 5x4 2x6)      I Shekhar    2-0-15-0

25.1

Kumarage to Jayasundera, no run

25.2

Kumarage to Jayasundera, no run

25.3

Kumarage to Jayasundera, no run

25.4

Kumarage to Jayasundera, 1 run

25.5

Kumarage to Dickwella, no run

25.6

Kumarage to Dickwella, 1 run, full, clipped away off the pads to midwicket

End of over 26 (2 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 100/2
N Dickwella    20* (36b 1x4)      CR Kumarage    1-0-2-0
MDUS Jayasundera    62* (87b 5x4 2x6)      AD de Lange    4-0-11-0

26.1

de Lange to Dickwella, no run

26.2

de Lange to Dickwella, 1 run, full, on leg, driven to midwicket

26.3

de Lange to Jayasundera, FOUR, full, bit of width, creamed through cover

26.4

de Lange to Jayasundera, no run

26.5

de Lange to Jayasundera, 1 run

26.6

de Lange to Dickwella, no run, jams into the pads above the knee roll

End of over 27 (6 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 106/2
N Dickwella    21* (39b 1x4)      AD de Lange    5-0-17-0
MDUS Jayasundera    67* (90b 6x4 2x6)      CR Kumarage    1-0-2-0

27.1

Kumarage to Jayasundera, no run, full, driven to cover

27.2

Kumarage to Jayasundera, no run, driven back to the bowler

27.3

Kumarage to Jayasundera, no run, tucked off the pads to backward square, looking for one, sent back

27.4

Kumarage to Jayasundera, 1 run, full, driven to long-off

27.5

Kumarage to Dickwella, no run, on a length on off, played to cover

27.6

Kumarage to Dickwella, 1 run, full, driven to wide long-off

End of over 28 (2 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 108/2
N Dickwella    22* (41b 1x4)      CR Kumarage    2-0-4-0
MDUS Jayasundera    68* (94b 6x4 2x6)      AD de Lange    5-0-17-0

28.1

de Lange to Dickwella, FOUR

28.2

de Lange to Dickwella, 2 runs

28.3

de Lange to Dickwella, no run

28.4

de Lange to Dickwella, 1 run, CHANCE, driven hard, bowler can't hold on, chest-high to his left

28.5

de Lange to Jayasundera, no run

28.6

de Lange to Jayasundera, 1 run

End of over 29 (8 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 116/2
MDUS Jayasundera    69* (96b 6x4 2x6)      AD de Lange    6-0-25-0
N Dickwella    29* (45b 2x4)      CR Kumarage    2-0-4-0

29.1

Kumarage to Jayasundera, 1 run

29.2

Kumarage to Dickwella, 1 run

29.3

Kumarage to Jayasundera, no run, tucked off the pads, straight to square leg

29.4

Kumarage to Jayasundera, no run, forward in defence

29.5

Kumarage to Jayasundera, no run, played to cover off the front-foot

29.6

Kumarage to Jayasundera, 1 run, forward, drives to long-on

End of over 30 (3 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 119/2
MDUS Jayasundera    71* (101b 6x4 2x6)      CR Kumarage    3-0-7-0
N Dickwella    30* (46b 2x4)      AD de Lange    6-0-25-0

30.1

Narender Reddy to Jayasundera, no run

30.2

Narender Reddy to Jayasundera, 1 run

30.3

Narender Reddy to Dickwella, FOUR, comes forward to drive powerfully through cover

30.4

Narender Reddy to Dickwella, OUT, caught behind trying to force off the back foot!

N Dickwella c †Shinde b Narender Reddy 34 (72m 48b 3x4 0x6) SR: 70.83

End of a good partnership for the Sri Lankans, the run-rate which had been dawdling, boosted and now the stage is set on a good track for some late-overs acceleration

Sri Lanka's captain in

30.5

Narender Reddy to Vithanage, no run, defended down the track

30.6

Narender Reddy to Vithanage, 1 run

End of over 31 (6 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 125/3
KDK Vithanage    1* (2b)      B Narender Reddy    3-0-20-1
MDUS Jayasundera    72* (103b 6x4 2x6)      CR Kumarage    3-0-7-0

31.1

Kumarage to Vithanage, no run

31.2

Kumarage to Vithanage, no run

31.3

Kumarage to Vithanage, 1 run

31.4

Kumarage to Jayasundera, OUT, reward for wicket-to-wicket bowling, fine edge, 'keeper bags

MDUS Jayasundera c †Shinde b Kumarage 72 (130m 104b 6x4 2x6) SR: 69.23

Match State: Drinks

Mendis one of the rare right-handers in Chief of Selectors Sanath Jayasuriya's hand-picked line up of young Sri Lankans

31.5

Kumarage to Mendis, 1 run

31.6

Kumarage to Vithanage, no run

End of over 32 (2 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 127/4
KDK Vithanage    2* (6b)      CR Kumarage    4-0-9-1
K Mendis    1* (1b)      B Narender Reddy    3-0-20-1

32.1

Narender Reddy to Mendis, 1 run

32.2

Narender Reddy to Vithanage, no run

32.3

Narender Reddy to Vithanage, 1 run

32.4

Narender Reddy to Mendis, OUT, gets his man! Ball spinning in, past the bat and that was going to hit

K Mendis lbw b Narender Reddy 2 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

32.5

Narender Reddy to Gunathilaka, no run

32.6

Narender Reddy to Gunathilaka, 2 runs, spins off the face of the forward push, down to third man

Narender Reddy enjoying himself here, getting good purchase off the track

End of over 33 (4 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 131/5
MD Gunathilaka    2* (2b)      B Narender Reddy    4-0-24-2
KDK Vithanage    3* (8b)      CR Kumarage    4-0-9-1

33.1

Kumarage to Vithanage, 1 run, full, driven to the off-side

33.2

Kumarage to Gunathilaka, no run

33.3

Kumarage to Gunathilaka, no run

33.4

Kumarage to Gunathilaka, 1 run, low full-toss, check-driven to long-off

33.5

Kumarage to Vithanage, 1 run, full, driven to long-off

33.6

Kumarage to Gunathilaka, 1 run

End of over 34 (4 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 135/5
MD Gunathilaka    4* (6b)      CR Kumarage    5-0-13-1
KDK Vithanage    5* (10b)      B Narender Reddy    4-0-24-2

34.1

Narender Reddy to Gunathilaka, no run, on a length, let go outside off

34.2

Narender Reddy to Gunathilaka, no run, forward in defence

34.3

Narender Reddy to Gunathilaka, 1 run, full, on the legs played to midwicket

34.4

Narender Reddy to Vithanage, no run, forward, played to cover

34.5

Narender Reddy to Vithanage, 1 run, rocks back to drive to extra cover

34.6

Narender Reddy to Gunathilaka, no run, forward in defence

Another good over from the cart-wheeling Singapore spinner

End of over 35 (2 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 137/5
MD Gunathilaka    5* (10b)      B Narender Reddy    5-0-26-2
KDK Vithanage    6* (12b)      CR Kumarage    5-0-13-1

The Batting Powerplay starts. Chetan back on at the Pavilion End

35.1

Suryawanshi to Vithanage, 1 run, full, on off, tapped away for a quickly taken single

Round the wicket

35.2

Suryawanshi to Gunathilaka, 1 run, soft hands to a ball on a length, point fields

35.3

Suryawanshi to Vithanage, 1 run, full, pushed away to mid-on

35.4

Suryawanshi to Gunathilaka, no run, ball aiming for the base of off, played back down the track

35.5

Suryawanshi to Gunathilaka, no run, that yorker-length again, defended

35.6

Suryawanshi to Gunathilaka, 1 run, CHANCE, full, driven in the air, to the left of the bowler, dives, gets a strong hand on it, falls away

End of over 36 (4 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 141/5
MD Gunathilaka    7* (14b)      CR Suryawanshi    9-1-37-0
KDK Vithanage    8* (14b)      B Narender Reddy    5-0-26-2

36.1

Narender Reddy to Gunathilaka, no run, arm-ball, goes under the cut-shot, over off-stump, Reddy yelps in disappointment

36.2

Narender Reddy to Gunathilaka, no run

36.3

Narender Reddy to Gunathilaka, no run

36.4

Narender Reddy to Gunathilaka, 1 run, tip and run to the off-side

36.5

Narender Reddy to Vithanage, 2 runs, slides off the face down to third man, bit of hesitation about the second, home safe

36.6

Narender Reddy to Vithanage, no run, forward to drive to mid-off

Singapore doing well here, none of the bowlers have let anything more than a couple slip and the young Sri Lankans have have had to work hard for their runs. Hot day here in Singapore, into the mid-30s Centigrade

End of over 37 (3 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 144/5
KDK Vithanage    10* (16b)      B Narender Reddy    6-0-29-2
MD Gunathilaka    8* (18b)      CR Suryawanshi    9-1-37-0

Round the wicket, 'keeper standing up

37.1

Suryawanshi to Gunathilaka, no run, full, on leg, played to the bowler

37.2

Suryawanshi to Gunathilaka, no run, ditto

37.3

Suryawanshi to Gunathilaka, no run, length, on off, pushed away to cover

37.4

Suryawanshi to Gunathilaka, no run, length ball, on off, pushed away to cover, Vithanage the non-striker has to scurry back

37.5

Suryawanshi to Gunathilaka, 1 run, pushed away to mid-off

37.6

Suryawanshi to Vithanage, 1 run, full, on the pads, tapped to leg

End of his 10 overs, has done well

End of over 38 (2 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 146/5
KDK Vithanage    11* (17b)      CR Suryawanshi    10-1-39-0
MD Gunathilaka    9* (23b)      B Narender Reddy    6-0-29-2

38.1

Narender Reddy to Vithanage, 1 run, tip and run to the off side

38.2

Narender Reddy to Gunathilaka, 1 run

38.3

Narender Reddy to Vithanage, 1 run, soft hands to vacant gully, good running

38.4

Narender Reddy to Gunathilaka, 1 run, taking on the infielders every delivery, winning so far

38.5

Narender Reddy to Vithanage, no run, driven back to the bowler

38.6

Narender Reddy to Vithanage, no run, played to point, too firmly to attempt a run

End of over 39 (4 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 150/5
KDK Vithanage    13* (21b)      B Narender Reddy    7-0-33-2
MD Gunathilaka    11* (25b)      CR Suryawanshi    10-1-39-0

Chaminda Ruwan back on at the Pavilion End for his second-spell, 'keeper up, three in the V wide and straight long-off on the boundary, cover sweeper and third man too

39.1

Kumarage to Gunathilaka, no run, full, on the stumps, played back up the track

39.2

Kumarage to Gunathilaka, 1 run, tip and run to point

39.3

Kumarage to Vithanage, FOUR, full, fetched from off on one knee and swung round to midwicket. Calculated risk by the Sri Lankan captain

39.4

Kumarage to Vithanage, OUT, faster through the air, plays on, leg stump knocked back, pace out of nowhere all of a sudden, maybe some swing too!

KDK Vithanage b Kumarage 17 (33m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 73.91

39.5

Kumarage to Kumara, no run, forward in defence

39.6

Kumarage to Kumara, no run, fizzes past the defensive push

End of the Batting Powerplay, Singapore have kept plugging away, the Sri Lankans have been made to work for every run.

End of over 40 (5 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 155/6
SAC Kumara    0* (2b)      CR Kumarage    6-0-18-2
MD Gunathilaka    12* (27b)      B Narender Reddy    7-0-33-2

40.1

Narender Reddy to Gunathilaka, 1 run, a little short, wide, cut away

40.2

Narender Reddy to Kumara, 1 run, full on off, driven to wide long-off

40.3

Narender Reddy to Gunathilaka, no run, pushed away to point, looking for a run, sent back

40.4

Narender Reddy to Gunathilaka, no run, forward in defence

40.5

Narender Reddy to Gunathilaka, 1 run, steps forward to drive crisply to wide long-off

40.6

Narender Reddy to Kumara, no run, defended down the track, no chance of a run

Another steady over by the tall off-spinner

End of over 41 (3 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 158/6
SAC Kumara    1* (4b)      B Narender Reddy    8-0-36-2
MD Gunathilaka    14* (31b)      CR Kumarage    6-0-18-2

41.1

Kumarage to Gunathilaka, no run

41.2

Kumarage to Gunathilaka, 1 run, full, driven to long-on

41.3

Kumarage to Kumara, OUT, on a length, doesn't get as high as the batsman expected, trying to play round his static pad, and that was hitting

SAC Kumara lbw b Kumarage 1 (9m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

shihan: "with bowling attack Sri Lankans have..you think 210 can be a good score to defend?" Possibly! It's a good track, Singapore have some good batsmen, likely to be close. Every run matters from now on in.

41.4

Kumarage to Jayaratne, no run

41.5

Kumarage to Jayaratne, no run

41.6

Kumarage to Jayaratne, no run

End of over 42 (1 run) Sri Lanka Under-23s 159/7
PLM Jayaratne    0* (3b)      CR Kumarage    7-0-19-3
MD Gunathilaka    15* (33b)      B Narender Reddy    8-0-36-2

42.1

Narender Reddy to Gunathilaka, 3 runs, short and wide, cut hard to third man, fielders do well

42.2

Narender Reddy to Jayaratne, no run, forward in defence

42.3

Narender Reddy to Jayaratne, no run, sliced drive, along the ground to point

42.4

Narender Reddy to Jayaratne, 2 runs, short, cut to vacant third man, good throw prevents a third run

42.5

Narender Reddy to Jayaratne, no run, full, on off, doesn't go far off the bat

42.6

Narender Reddy to Jayaratne, no run, driven to mid-off

End of over 43 (5 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 164/7
PLM Jayaratne    2* (8b)      B Narender Reddy    9-0-41-2
MD Gunathilaka    18* (34b)      CR Kumarage    7-0-19-3

43.1

Kumarage to Gunathilaka, 2 runs, low full-toss, clipped to midwicket, hustle for two

43.2

Kumarage to Gunathilaka, 1 run, on a length, tapped away to leg

43.3

Kumarage to Jayaratne, 2 runs, on a length, glanced away to wide third man

43.4

Kumarage to Jayaratne, 1 run

43.5

Kumarage to Gunathilaka, no run

43.6

Kumarage to Gunathilaka, no run

Ridhwan: "They've done really well to get the Sri Lankans to this point, but it's very difficult to see Singapore chase anything more than 150 against this attack. Guys like Aponso and Kumara are very tough bowlers to face in a limited overs game. Of course we can't write off Singapore completely, hope Anish goes big today."

End of over 44 (6 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 170/7
MD Gunathilaka    21* (38b)      CR Kumarage    8-0-25-3
PLM Jayaratne    5* (10b)      B Narender Reddy    9-0-41-2

44.1

Narender Reddy to Jayaratne, no run

44.2

Narender Reddy to Jayaratne, 1 run, comes down the wicket to go big, inner half of the bat to midwicket, Abhiraj fields well

44.3

Narender Reddy to Gunathilaka, 1 run

44.4

Narender Reddy to Jayaratne, no run, goes on with the arm, and beats the outside edge

44.5

Narender Reddy to Jayaratne, no run, and again, fizz off the wicket will please the Sri Lankan bowlers too at this stage

44.6

Narender Reddy to Jayaratne, no run, slides off the bat to short third man

Has bowled very well, once he changed ends to City, has the off-spinner

End of over 45 (2 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 172/7
PLM Jayaratne    6* (15b)      B Narender Reddy    10-0-43-2
MD Gunathilaka    22* (39b)      CR Kumarage    8-0-25-3

45.1

Kumarage to Gunathilaka, 1 run

45.2

Kumarage to Jayaratne, no run

45.3

Kumarage to Jayaratne, 2 runs, fullish length, flat-bat slash through the off-side

45.4

Kumarage to Jayaratne, FOUR, full-toss, on off, flashed away to the cover boundary. First loose ball he's bowled. Sri Lanka's first boundary in 37 balls deliveries

45.5

Kumarage to Jayaratne, 1 run

45.6

Kumarage to Gunathilaka, no run, on a length, driven on the bounce to mid-off

End of over 46 (8 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 180/7
MD Gunathilaka    23* (41b)      CR Kumarage    9-0-33-3
PLM Jayaratne    13* (19b 1x4)      B Narender Reddy    10-0-43-2

Shoib back, from the City End been the pick of the bowlers up to now

46.1

Mohamed Shoib to Jayaratne, OUT, through the forward press, and the off-stump's knocked back!

PLM Jayaratne b Mohamed Shoib 13 (18m 20b 1x4 0x6) SR: 65.00

46.2

Mohamed Shoib to Aponso, no run, full, played back up the track

46.3

Mohamed Shoib to Aponso, no run, full, bowler fields to his right

46.4

Mohamed Shoib to Aponso, OUT, length ball, skids through, wicket to wicket virtues, ball strikes middle and off

MA Aponso b Mohamed Shoib 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

46.5

Mohamed Shoib to Madushanka, no run, full, on middle, played back up the track

46.6

Mohamed Shoib to Madushanka, no run, full, on off, driven on the bounce back to the bowler

Double wicket maiden

End of over 47 (wicket maiden) Sri Lanka Under-23s 180/9
HUK Madushanka    0* (2b)      Mohamed Shoib    8-2-11-3
MD Gunathilaka    23* (41b)      CR Kumarage    9-0-33-3

47.1

de Lange to Gunathilaka, no run

47.2

de Lange to Gunathilaka, no run, goes across the line, down on one knee, misses outside off

47.3

de Lange to Gunathilaka, 2 runs, full, driven away to midwicket

47.4

de Lange to Gunathilaka, FOUR, connects this time with the leg-side heave, fetches a length ball on middle and sends it through square leg

47.5

de Lange to Gunathilaka, no run, on a length, played on the back foot to the bowler

47.6

de Lange to Gunathilaka, no run, length on off, stroked to cover

Just two boundaries in the last nine overs, the grass is long, the outfield's heavy but Sri Lanka U-23 haven't been able to play with aggression against tight bowling

End of over 48 (6 runs) Sri Lanka Under-23s 186/9
MD Gunathilaka    29* (47b 1x4)      AD de Lange    7-0-31-0
HUK Madushanka    0* (2b)      Mohamed Shoib    8-2-11-3

48.1

Mohamed Shoib to Madushanka, no run

48.2

Mohamed Shoib to Madushanka, 1 run, full, on off, glanced down to wide third man

Mid-wicket long, off, long on, square leg the boundary fielders

48.3

Mohamed Shoib to Gunathilaka, FOUR, full again, inside-edged, flies down to the boundary

48.4

Mohamed Shoib to Gunathilaka, no run, gets low to dink a full-length delivery, takes the toe of the bat

Uwaisul Karnain: "Nice to see teams like Singapore and UAE competing well in these games. This is also a good learning curve for young Sri Lankan bowlers to face the challenge of defending a lower score under pressure."

48.5

Mohamed Shoib to Gunathilaka, OUT, full, on middle, hammered with a angled bat to the left of long-on who clutches it waist-high

MD Gunathilaka c Narender Reddy b Mohamed Shoib 33 (68m 50b 2x4 0x6) SR: 66.00

Match State: Innings Break And Singapore have done well. Receive a good round of applause from their fans here at The Kallang, bowled with immense discipline and tactical nous, field settings were good, and though Jayasundera made 72 it was always a hard-fought endeavour for him and all the other batsmen. Shoib Razzak the pick of a fine bowling performance by Singapore with 4-16. We're back with the Singapore innings, and they have plenty of strokeplayers, at 1.45, around 35 minutes from now. Thanks for being with us.

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Photos

Aug 22, 2013

Anish Param plays a shot against Sri Lanka Under-23, Singapore v Sri Lanka Under-23, Group B, Asian Cricket Council Emerging Teams Cup, Singapore, August 21, 2013

Anish Param plays a shot against Sri Lanka Under-23

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Aug 21, 2013

Shehan Jayasuriya plays to the off side, Singapore v Sri Lanka Under-23, Group B, Asian Cricket Council Emerging Teams Cup, Singapore, August 21, 2013

Shehan Jayasuriya plays to the off side

© ACC/Mithilesh Mishra