That is it from this game. Another one starts in twenty minutes.

Chathuranga Kumara is the Man of the Match for his three wickets

Mahela: "We were behind the eight ball after we lost the toss on that sticky wicket. Last six overs, the two left-handers got us a fighting total. Young guys put up their hands and performed, good to see the energy in the field. Senior lot will take the responsibility, young guys need to go out and have fun, that is how they will learn, with a relaxed mind."

Kandamby: "We did not capitalise after Jacob started really well. He is in very good form, gave us a brilliant start in the last game also. 147 is very much gettable, we did not bat well, did not do basics right."

Oram took the most wickets and made the most runs for his side, but still ended up on the losing side. Wayamba recovered from 18 for 3 and then kept taking wickets regularly during Uva's chase. Keep an eye out for Akila Dananjaya, 18, bowls a mix of offbreaks, legbreaks, sliders, the works.

18.1
W
Udana to Oram, OUT, that is it then, Oram is run out by some way, he has slowed down between the wickets over the years and was never going to make it after drilling the full delivery to extra cover, the throw arrived on target to the bowler, wonder why Oram was attempting the single to give strike to No 11

JDP Oram run out 26 (19b 1x4 2x6) SR: 136.84

END OF OVER:
18 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | UvNxt: 127/9 (21 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.05, RRR: 10.50)

  • CRD Fernando0 (1b)
  • JDP Oram26 (18b)
  • SAC Kumara4-0-33-3
  • I Udana3-0-19-2

KS: "As a SL fan, I'm excited about the prospect that is Akila Dhananjaya. Let's just hope he doesn't suffer from Ajantha Mendis syndrome."

17.6
0
Kumara to Fernando, no run, goes for the yorker, not exactly in the blockhole, Dilhara pats it away

Mahela is at wide slip, in the 18th over

17.5
1
Kumara to Oram, 1 run, turns a full one off the pad to midwicket
17.4
W
Kumara to Umar Gul, OUT, Gul departs, not a great stroke to play, given he had Oram waiting at the other end, he has basically holed out here, not in control at all as he looked to go over extra cover

Umar Gul c Udana b Kumara 6 (5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

17.3
2
Kumara to Umar Gul, 2 runs, swings the free hit high over square leg, fielder cannot get to the ball in time to 'catch' it
17.3
5nb
Kumara to Umar Gul, (no ball) FOUR, full, wide, Gul throws his bat at it, gets four with a thick edge past the keeper, and it is called a no-ball, front foot landed comfortably before the line, no way that was a front-foot no ball
17.2
1
Kumara to Oram, 1 run, goes for the yorker on leg, not quite in the blockhole, Oram squeezes it out to long off
17.1
0
Kumara to Oram, no run, beaten as he tries to steer a length ball just outside off
17.1
1w
Kumara to Oram, 1 wide, Oram makes room outside leg, bowler goes wide with the angle outside off, it is called a wide, looked to be well inside the marker

Anush: "Feel bad about Oram here. Did phenomenally well with the ball, but that isn't enough to get his team over the line as his teammates have failed with the bat Now he has to do phenomenally well with the bat too."

END OF OVER:
17 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | UvNxt: 117/8 (31 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.88, RRR: 10.33)

  • Umar Gul0 (2b)
  • JDP Oram24 (15b)
  • I Udana3-0-19-2
  • Mohammad Hafeez4-0-33-0
16.6
0
Udana to Umar Gul, no run, this time he does get bat to ball, but pushes it straight to point
16.5
0
Udana to Umar Gul, no run, beats him with a slow length ball outside off, Gul comes forward but cannot get bat to it

round the stumps again

16.4
W
Udana to Prasanna, OUT, Udana strikes with a regular full delivery around the blockhole, not a slower one, Prasanna tries to flick it away, misses and is caught plumb in front, of middle and leg

S Prasanna lbw b Udana 19 (10b 3x4 1x6) SR: 190.00

back over the stumps

16.3
4
Udana to Prasanna, FOUR, he succeeds this time, Udana tries a similar ball, slow and very full from back of the hand, Prasanna bends his knee and sweeps it hard past short fine leg
16.2
2lb
Udana to Prasanna, 2 leg byes, appeal for lbw as he misses a hoick off a very full one, looked to be headed down leg
16.1
4
Udana to Prasanna, FOUR, slower one from round the stumps, Prasanna stays calm in the crease and cracks it hard to sweeper cover's right, no chance for the fielder

END OF OVER:
16 | 16 Runs | UvNxt: 107/7 (41 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 6.68, RRR: 10.25)

  • JDP Oram24 (15b)
  • S Prasanna11 (6b)
  • Mohammad Hafeez4-0-33-0
  • A Dananjaya4-0-20-2
15.6
4
Mohammad Hafeez to Oram, FOUR, flat and wide, Oram backs away and gets the cut in the gap past backward point
15.5
0
Mohammad Hafeez to Oram, no run,
15.4
6
Mohammad Hafeez to Oram, SIX, crack! Oram gets a wide and full one, and hammers it hard over the deep extra cover boundary