Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

HDRL Thirimanne
34(33) 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TR Birt
33(38) 4x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

SL Malinga
O2.0
M0
R4
W1
Eco2.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RMS Eranga
O4.0
M0
R15
W3
Eco3.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
12 | 14 Runs | Nagas: 77/2

  • AD Mathews4 (7b)
  • TR Birt33 (38b)
  • Shahid Afridi3-0-22-0
  • ABT Lakshitha3-0-20-1

7.30: Word just in. Nagenahira have won by five runs by Duckworth/Lewis Method.

Their par score was 72, they finished at 77 for 2. The rain has delayed the toss for the second game. Could be a frustrating wait.

A good performance by the Nagenehira bowlers, particularly Ajantha Mendis, to keep Ruhuna down to 134. Would have been an interesting finish had it not been for the rain.

7.20pm: It's still drizzling and the ground's completely covered.

D gets scientific: "Perhaps scientists should study cricket matches like these and harness their incredible power to summon rain in dry spells. Perhaps this knowledge could be used to end droughts for good."

Kush: "Sri Lankan farmers will be soo happy with this rain , there was no rain in SL for past couple of weeks :)"

7.05pm: No improvements yet. I was told that Nagenahira are ahead at this stage on D/L, as their par score is 72.

6.50pm: Groundstaff getting ready. It's drizzling and they're going off. Getting heavier now. I'd seen enough of the rain when I was in Sri Lanka a month ago! My weather updates weren't always accurate though.

Andrew says it's getting really heavy. We'll be lucky to complete this game. The second game is supposed to begin at 8pm.

Jose: "This is the rainy season in Srilanka. Wonder, why they scheduled the tournament now!" Because there was no other slot available.

11.6
1
Shahid Afridi to Mathews, 1 run, pushes it down the ground for a single
11.5
1
Shahid Afridi to Birt, 1 run, flicks it away to the on side
11.4
4
Shahid Afridi to Birt, FOUR runs, lovely shot! Makes room, the ball is short outside off, waits for it to turn and crunches it past the covers
11.4
1w
Shahid Afridi to Birt, 1 wide, once again down the leg side, shapes to sweep but misses
11.3
0
Shahid Afridi to Birt, no run, slower through the air and pushed back to the bowler
11.2
1
Shahid Afridi to Mathews, 1 run, drills it down to long-on for a single

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

HDRL Thirimanne
34(33) 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TR Birt
33(38) 4x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

SL Malinga
O2.0
M0
R4
W1
Eco2.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RMS Eranga
O4.0
M0
R15
W3
Eco3.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF