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
    3 (lb 2, w 1)
    100 all out (17.2 Overs, RR: 5.76)
    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)
    Sohail Tanvir3.21431.2010
    JW Hastings4.002616.5000
    NLTC Perera2.0022011.0000
    ST Jayasuriya3.001013.3300
    Saeed Ajmal4.002335.7500
    KS Lokuarachchi1.0013013.0000

Match Details


Kandurata Warriors , elected to bat 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

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

Twenty20 debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Kandurata Warriors 2, Ruhuna Royals 0

Match Notes