Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

S Chanderpaul
50(41) 5x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Azhar Mahmood
75(47) 8x4 - 4x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

JDP Oram
O4.0
M1
R16
W3
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Abdul Razzaq
O4.0
M0
R17
W2
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | WyUtd: 151/8

  • GB Hogg2 (2b)
  • Azhar Mahmood75 (47b)
  • AB McDonald4-0-34-1
  • Umar Gul4-0-18-2

Wayamba were the dominant team in the league phase but have come up short when it mattered. They were expected to crush Uva, but they slumped to 27 for 7 before an extraordinary partnership between Azhar Mahmood and Isuru Udana brought them close to a miraculous victory. There was no miracle, though, and Uva held on to become the first side into the SLPL final. Gul bowled a momentum-robbing 19th over to virtually kill off Wayamba's chances.

Presentation ceremony:

Mahela Jayawardene: " We made too many mistakes on the field, a bad day to make mistakes. They kept a lot of pressure on us, they played better cricket than us. We played some really good cricket, but it was just one of those days."

Thilina Kandamby: "We knew Wayamba would be difficult to beat. Azhar was batting really well, but we knew we had the bowlers with experience with Umar and Andrew."

Man of the Match is Jacob Oram: "I had a bit of cramp. The wickets have surprised me, I came here expecting some slow, low turners, but they are quite nice to bowl some seamers on. So far so good, but the big one is still to come."

Andrew Fernando is putting the finishing touches to his match report here, take a look. Tomorrow is the second semi-final: Kandurata v Nagenahira. Join us for the fun then, till then goodbye.

19.6
1
McDonald to Hogg, 1 run, last ball is swatted to long-on for a single, Uva have knocked out Wayamba, a 20-run win for Kandamby team, the star of the show was Jacob Oram
19.5
1
McDonald to Azhar Mahmood, 1 run, slower ball from McDonald again, Mahmood lashes it towards long-off for a single
19.4
1
McDonald to Hogg, 1 run, short of length ball on middle stump, slapped towards sweeper cover for a single
19.3
1
McDonald to Azhar Mahmood, 1 run, slower delivery outside off, Mahmood didn't read it, looped wide of the keeper for a single, Mahmood is cursing himself
19.2
W
McDonald to Udana, OUT, the partnership is over, more importantly that was a dot ball, surely Uva are safe now, Udana's superb hand of 42 is over as he holes out to long-off, his previous highest in T20s was 13, Udana walks away distraught, at least Mahmood has the strike
19.1
1lb
McDonald to Azhar Mahmood, 1 leg bye, starts with a short ball that strikes Mahmood flush on the helmet grille, Mahmood was looking for the pull but didn't connect, a leg-bye

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

S Chanderpaul
50(41) 5x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Azhar Mahmood
75(47) 8x4 - 4x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

JDP Oram
O4.0
M1
R16
W3
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Abdul Razzaq
O4.0
M0
R17
W2
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF