• BATSMEN
    R
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    3 slog swept and caught at deep square-leg! It was outside the off stump from round the stumps yet again, and he went for the shot, hits it well but straight to the fielder at deep square-leg, caught well over his head! 18/2
    2.3 bowled, on the leg stump, wanted to sweep it away, missed and the leg stump is pegged back! 16/1
    4.1 outside the off, short of length, and he has tried to go over the top of mid-on, but gets bit of a top edge, it goes to the mid-wicket region where Imran Khan runs across from mid-on to hold it well 35/3
    11.4 driven to wide long-off, they go for a single and try to come back for the second but the batsman is well short of the crease when the throw comes in and the keeper dislodges the stumps, half the side is back now. 74/5
    5.1 bowled him, first ball, Afridi has gone through the defences of his Pakistani captain, quicker on the middle, wrong 'un, and he was on his back foot, went for the cut and missed! 39/4
    run out (Perera)
    31
    27
    2
    1
    114.81
    13.5 pulled away and to the fielder at deep square-leg, it was a short ball too and the batsman backed himself to clear it, he did not and a beaming Imran Khan celebrates his first wicket with a broad smile! 103/6
    15.3 yorker and smashes his stumps! That was a quick, quick ball, middle stump line and swinging to hit the leg-stump, thankfully it missed his toe, which may not survived the impact, such was its pace 119/7
    16.3 slog swept it away but straight into the hands of the fielder at deep mid-wicket, easily caught by Silva and they are now eight down! 122/8
    not out
    13
    7
    1
    1
    185.71
    19.2 bowled him, on the middle stump, length ball, he wants to flick it away, misses and the stumps are pegged back, second wicket for the youngster 142/10
    Extras
    17 (b 2, w 8, nb 3, lb 4)
    TOTAL
    142 all out (19.2 Overs, RR: 7.34)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6s
    SL Malinga4.001714.25610
    JE Taylor4.003418.50121
    MDK Perera4.002135.25600
    Imran Khan3.203329.90200
    Shahid Afridi3.002919.66440
    DJ Harris1.00202.00400
    Fall of wickets:1-16 (NT Paranavitana, 2.3 ov), 2-18 (TT Samaraweera, 2.6 ov), 3-35 (ST Jayasuriya, 4.1 ov), 4-39 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 5.1 ov), 5-74 (HGJM Kulatunga, 11.4 ov), 6-103 (NLTC Perera, 13.5 ov), 7-119 (JW Hastings, 15.3 ov), 8-122 (KS Lokuarachchi, 16.3 ov), 9-123 (KDK Vithanage, 16.5 ov), 10-142 (Saeed Ajmal, 19.2 ov)
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    0.3 huge appeal for a caught-behind and he has been given! This one was swinging back into the batsman instead of going away, takes the edge and the wicket-keeper has snaffled up a beauty, diving to his right and picking it up inches from the ground! 0/1
    11.3 gone this time, Rupasinghe is run-out and Afridi can easily be blamed here, he called Rupasinghe for a single, and once the batsman had taken five steps out of the crease, Afridi decided to send him back, the throw from short fine-leg was quick and accurate, hits the stumps direct too. 76/5
    4.3 gone, caught at short covers! That one went away from the batsman, he looked too early into the stroke, wanted to cut it away before checking it and the ball hits the toe of the bat, loops up for the short cover fielder to rush in and pouch a simple catch 18/2
    7.2 on the leg stump and that has been pulled straight into the hands of the short fine-leg fielder! It was neither too short, nor was it too full and he played an in-between stroke too, neither a pull nor a sweep and it lobs up for a simple catch to the fielder 27/3
    10.5 edged and gone, squared him up, dying on the way to getting to the keeper too but taken well! It was from round the wicket, was angling in before leaving the bat and he nicked it 69/4
    13.1 edged and gone, round the stumps, wanted to cut that short one away, gets an outside edge and the keeper does well to hold on to it, end of Afridi's cameo, and the Royals are a fair distance away for the target yet. 85/6
    14.4 down the pitch, extravagant drive through the covers, they take a single and Silva wanted to come back for the second, the non-striker sends him back but he slips and the bails are removed by an ecstatic Jayasuriya before he can recover! 90/8
    14.1 dolly for Jayasuriya and he has done his foot while taking it! Quick arm action, slower one and the batsman tries to work it to the leg side, gets something of a leading edge back to the bowler, who I must admit, needed to stretch to his right to take it, but in the process he looks hurt. 88/7
    17.2 bowled him, end of the game, comprehensive performance from the Warriors, it was full on the middle and Malinga went for a hoick, misses bat, hits stumps! 100/10
    15.5 goes for a pull, was short enough but he played inside the turn, missed it and the umpire's had no issue giving him out 94/9
    not out
    2
    3
    0
    0
    66.66
    Extras
    3 (w 1, lb 2)
    TOTAL
    100 all out (17.2 Overs, RR: 5.76)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6s
    Sohail Tanvir3.21431.20500
    JW Hastings4.002616.50430
    NLTC Perera2.0022011.00431
    ST Jayasuriya3.001013.33500
    Saeed Ajmal4.002335.75501
    KS Lokuarachchi1.0013013.00111
    Fall of wickets:1-0 (AJ Finch, 0.3 ov), 2-18 (HAPW Jayawardene, 4.3 ov), 2-18 (RJMGM Rupasinghe, ), 3-27 (DJ Harris, 7.2 ov), 4-69 (HDRL Thirimanne, 10.5 ov), 5-76 (RJMGM Rupasinghe, 11.3 ov), 6-85 (Shahid Afridi, 13.1 ov), 7-88 (MDK Perera, 14.1 ov), 8-90 (LPC Silva, 14.4 ov), 9-94 (JE Taylor, 15.5 ov), 10-100 (SL Malinga, 17.2 ov)

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