264dThe Report by Andrew Fernando

Kandurata hold nerve to win thriller

The Kandurata Warriors eked out a tense two-run win against Wayamba United to put one foot into the semi-finals of the SLPL

Match Centre

Match Details


Kandurata Warriors , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match


Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00

Match days

24 August 2012 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Kandurata Warriors 2, Wayamba United 0

Commentator: Suneer Chowdhary

20 | 12 Runs | WyUtd: 147/6 (3 runs required, RR: 7.35)

  • Abdul Razzaq36 (18b)
  • TAM Siriwardana9 (4b)
  • Sohail Tanvir4-0-41-1
  • JW Hastings3-0-26-0

That is it from me, Suneer Chowdhary, the live coverage of the SLPL 2012 continues tomorrow with a couple of games. Have a good evening!

Hafeez: We tried giving chances to youngsters, bowling was not up to the mark but the youngters did well. Lynn played well, it all came off for him, 130 was a par score but his batting took them to 150.

Jayasuriya: Yes, it was very close, we did not have a good start by Chris batted well to get to 149. Overall, the bowlers did well, under pressure they did well and barring the 19th over we did well. We have another game tomorrow and need to focus on winning it, tough to play back to back games but we are looking forward to it.

Lynn, who is the man of the match: It was good to get an opportunity and happy to contribute. Took some time to get going, more than happy with the win. Good fun to play in front of the band and some experience doing that.

Third win for Kandurata pushes them to six points and it also means that they are almost through to the semi-finals. Wayamba lose their first game in the tournament, with a team that was admittedly a depleted one. Hold on for the presentation.

Sohail Tanvir to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR runs, yorker length, goes fuller in fact and Razzaq swings hard at it, is able to bisect the field at wide long-on and it goes to the fence for a four, good shot too but that is two runs short of the tie!

Many captains on the field right now. Razzaq looks cool but six to tie is difficult.

Sohail Tanvir to Siriwardana, 1 bye, outside the off, very full and he gets no bat on it, they still run for a bye, which means that Wayamba need six to tie.
Sohail Tanvir to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, full toss on his pads and that has been swung away but straight to the fielder at deep fine-leg, only a single!
Sohail Tanvir to Siriwardana, 1 run, slower ball and he wanted to slog it over, beats him but the top edge falls within the circle, they could have got a second, Tanvir wanted strike!

Third-man and fine-leg up in the circle.

Sohail Tanvir to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, shorter one and spanked to long-on, unfortuanately he is not able to come back for the second
Sohail Tanvir to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR runs, outside the off stump from over the wicket and that has been smashed over covers for a four, again there was no fielder outside the circle

15 from the last over with Razzaq on strike. Tanvir will bowl the last.

Wayamba U 2nd innings Partnerships

1st16Kamran AkmalMohammad Hafeez
2nd50Mohammad HafeezGSNFG Jayasuriya
3rd18LD ChandimalGSNFG Jayasuriya
4th9K WeeraratneLD Chandimal
5th16Abdul RazzaqK Weeraratne
6th18Abdul RazzaqMDKJ Perera
7th20Abdul RazzaqTAM Siriwardana