235dThe Report by Andrew Fernando

Wayamba win two in two

Wayamba United roared back after a poor start to record their second win in as many matches in the SLPL, beating Uva Next by 20 runs in Pallekele

Match Centre

Match Details


Uva Next , elected to field first

Player Of The Match


Hours of play (local time)

16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.20, Interval 17.20-17.40, Second Session 17.40-19.00

Match days

17 August 2012 - day/night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire


Wayamba United 2, Uva Next 0

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.

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 (Jayawardene/Udana) 26 (19b 1x4 2x6) SR: 136.84

18 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | UvNxt: 127/9 (21 runs required from 11 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."

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

Kumara to Oram, 1 run, turns a full one off the pad to midwicket
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

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
Kumara to Umar Gul, (no ball) FOUR runs, 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
  • Wayamba win two in two

    Wayamba United roared back after a poor start to record their second win in as many matches in the SLPL, beating Uva Next by 20 runs in Pallekele

Uva Next 2nd innings Partnerships

1st30S ChanderpaulEMDY Munaweera
2nd19WU TharangaEMDY Munaweera
3rd5Shoaib MalikWU Tharanga
4th9SHT KandambyShoaib Malik
5th4SHT KandambyPBB Rajapaksa
6th16SHT KandambyJDP Oram
7th2JDP OramSMSM Senanayake
8th32JDP OramS Prasanna
9th9JDP OramUmar Gul
10th1JDP OramCRD Fernando