Sri Lanka Premier League, Kandurata Warriors v Uthura Rudras at Pallekele, Aug 18, 2012
Kandurata Warriors won by 32 runs (D/L method)
18 August 2012 - day/night match (20-over match)

Hello and welcome to the coverage of SLPL game today, it is between Kandurata Warriors and Uthura Rudras. Both the teams are lying at the bottom of the table without a win from 2 games they have played, so one of them has a chance to get a win on the board today. Toss: Kandurata Warriors won the toss and elected to bat. Pitch: The wicket is dry and looks good today.

0.1

du Preez to Samaraweera, 1 wide, short and wide outside the off stump, goes after it and misses it, signaled a wide.

0.1

du Preez to Samaraweera, 1 run, driven beautifully to deep backward point, the fielder fields it quickly and throws it to the keeper, Samaraweera is long way down the wicket, the keeper throws it to the bowler's end, Maharoof fails to gather the ball and misses a good run out chance.

0.2

du Preez to Jayasuriya, no run, blocked to the off side.

0.3

du Preez to Jayasuriya, no run, a leading edge to the off side.

0.4

du Preez to Jayasuriya, no run, pushes to mid-off.

0.5

du Preez to Jayasuriya, no run

0.6

du Preez to Jayasuriya, no run, off the body to the off side.

End of over 1 (2 runs) Kandurata Warriors 2/0

    • ST Jayasuriya 0 (5b)
    • TT Samaraweera 1 (1b)
    • D du Preez 1-0-2-0

Maharoof to share the attack.

1.1

Maharoof to Samaraweera, no run, short of a length delivery outside the off stump and Samaraweera shoulders arms.

1.2

Maharoof to Samaraweera, FOUR, goes after a full delivery and hits in the air to the extra cover fence for a boundary, the first one of the innings.

1.3

Maharoof to Samaraweera, FOUR, cuts hard through covers and no stopping that, goes to the fence for the second boundary of the innings, this time he pitches it short.

1.4

Maharoof to Samaraweera, no run, outside the off stump and through to the keeper.

1.5

Maharoof to Samaraweera, no run, makes room and looks to drill it through the infield but can only find the fielder at extra cover.

1.6

Maharoof to Samaraweera, 1 run, slower delivery worked forward of square leg for a single.

End of over 2 (9 runs) Kandurata Warriors 11/0

    • TT Samaraweera 10 (7b 2x4)
    • ST Jayasuriya 0 (5b)
    • MF Maharoof 1-0-9-0
    • D du Preez 1-0-2-0
2.1

du Preez to Samaraweera, FOUR, makes room and drives nicely through point to the fence for a boundary. Samaraweera is on fire today.

2.2

du Preez to Samaraweera, FOUR, goes after it and gets the edge past the keeper to the fence for another boundary, Samaraweerea is lucky as the ball misses the stumps and out of reach of the keeper.

2.3

du Preez to Samaraweera, 1 run, keeps a touch low, plays with an angled bat down to third man.

2.4

du Preez to Jayasuriya, 1 leg bye, off the pad and behind the wicket on the off side, they scamper through for a leg bye. Jayasuriya yet to get off the mark.

2.5

du Preez to Samaraweera, 1 run, flicks it from outside the off stump to deep backward square leg and picks up a single.

2.6

du Preez to Jayasuriya, 4 leg byes, down the leg side and off the pad down to fine leg fence for leg byes.

End of over 3 (15 runs) Kandurata Warriors 26/0

    • ST Jayasuriya 0 (7b)
    • TT Samaraweera 20 (11b 4x4)
    • D du Preez 2-0-12-0
    • MF Maharoof 1-0-9-0

Kandurata off to a flying start. The sun is out and here comes Naved-ul-Hasan.

3.1

Naved-ul-Hasan to Samaraweera, FOUR, pitched up outside the off stump, put his left foot forward and drives nicely through extra cover and that is racing along to the fence.

3.2

Naved-ul-Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, drops it short and Samaraweera this time does not time it well, mistimes to point.

3.3

Naved-ul-Hasan to Samaraweera, FOUR, slow full toss and Samaraweera moves across his stumps and a rank full toss which he puts it away to the fine leg fence for a boundary.

3.4

Naved-ul-Hasan to Samaraweera, 2 runs, glides it down to the right of third man and Maharoof gives away an extra run in trying to field the ball.

3.5

Naved-ul-Hasan to Samaraweera, no run, tucks up the batsman, played to the onside to short midwicket.

3.6

Naved-ul-Hasan to Samaraweera, FOUR, once again he moves across his stumps and laps it fine past the keeper for another boundary, so it is raining boundaries at the moment for Samaraweera and Kandurata.

End of over 4 (14 runs) Kandurata Warriors 40/0

    • TT Samaraweera 34 (17b 7x4)
    • ST Jayasuriya 0 (7b)
    • Naved-ul-Hasan 1-0-14-0
    • D du Preez 2-0-12-0

Jayasuriya is yet to get off the mark and the score is already 40 from 4 overs.

4.1

Maharoof to Jayasuriya, 1 run, edges and dropped by Taylor, goes in the air to his left and he drops it, Jayasuriya gets off the mark.

4.2

Maharoof to Samaraweera, FOUR, slow pitched up delivery and Samaraweera drives well through extra cover for a boundary.

4.3

Maharoof to Samaraweera, 1 run, dabs it down to third man for a single.

4.4

Maharoof to Jayasuriya, FOUR, uses his feet and slices it in the air to the backward point fence for Jayasuriya's first boundary, brings up the 50 for Kandurata.

4.5

Maharoof to Jayasuriya, OUT, this time Maharoof gets the wicket of Jayasuriya, pitches and moves away to find the edge of Jayasuriya's bat and Taylor takes the catch to his left.

ST Jayasuriya c †Taylor b Maharoof 5 (10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Kulatunga is the new batsman.

4.6

Maharoof to Kulatunga, 1 leg bye, pitches and moves in to strike the pad bit high and they scamper a leg bye.

End of over 5 (11 runs) Kandurata Warriors 51/1

    • HGJM Kulatunga 0 (1b)
    • TT Samaraweera 39 (19b 8x4)
    • MF Maharoof 2-0-19-1
    • Naved-ul-Hasan 1-0-14-0

Peiris comes on

5.1

Peiris to Kulatunga, no run, back of a length delivery defended to the onside.

5.2

Peiris to Kulatunga, no run, defended to the off side.

5.3

Peiris to Kulatunga, 1 run, full delivery and he pushes to mid-off for a single.

5.4

Peiris to Samaraweera, 5 wides, a big bouncer and goes down the leg side, was a terrible one, the keeper jumps up but to no avail, goes to the fence.

5.4

Peiris to Samaraweera, no run, off the pad to the onside, pitches outside the leg stump.

5.5

Peiris to Samaraweera, 1 run, slower delivery pushed softly to midwicket and they pick up a quick single.

5.6

Peiris to Kulatunga, no run, good tight delivery from Peiris, Kulatunga is forced to defend.

End of over 6 (7 runs) Kandurata Warriors 58/1

    • HGJM Kulatunga 1 (5b)
    • TT Samaraweera 40 (21b 8x4)
    • KPCM Peiris 1-0-7-0
    • MF Maharoof 2-0-19-1

Maharoof into his 3rd over.

6.1

Maharoof to Samaraweera, 2 runs, works it through midwicket for couple of runs.

6.2

Maharoof to Samaraweera, 1 wide, down the leg side and through to the keeper.

6.2

Maharoof to Samaraweera, FOUR, hits it well in the air over midwicket to the fence for a boundary, that is Samaraweera's 9th boundary.

6.3

Maharoof to Samaraweera, 1 run, moves across his stumps and plays it forward of square leg for a single.

6.4

Maharoof to Kulatunga, 1 run, nips back in and Samaraweera plays to the right of point for a quick single.

6.5

Maharoof to Samaraweera, 1 run, plays to the left of midwicket and picks up a single.

6.6

Maharoof to Kulatunga, 1 wide, down the leg side and signaled a wide.

6.6

Maharoof to Kulatunga, 1 run, slower delivery and Kulatunga plays it through square leg for a single.

It is strategic time out.

End of over 7 (12 runs) Kandurata Warriors 70/1

    • HGJM Kulatunga 3 (7b)
    • TT Samaraweera 48 (25b 9x4)
    • MF Maharoof 3-0-31-1
    • KPCM Peiris 1-0-7-0

Here is Muralitharan

7.1

Muralitharan to Kulatunga, no run, comes forward and pushes to the onside to short midwicket.

7.2

Muralitharan to Kulatunga, no run, sweeps it straight to the fielder at short fine leg.

7.3

Muralitharan to Kulatunga, 2 runs, swept to deep backward square leg and picks up couple of runs.

7.4

Muralitharan to Kulatunga, no run, moves back to a doosra and plays down the track.

7.5

Muralitharan to Kulatunga, 1 run, dabs it square of the wicket on the off side to point and picks up a single.

7.6

Muralitharan to Samaraweera, 1 run, pushes through the vacant midwicket for a single, thinking about a second run, not there as the throw comes in.

End of over 8 (4 runs) Kandurata Warriors 74/1

    • TT Samaraweera 49 (26b 9x4)
    • HGJM Kulatunga 6 (12b)
    • M Muralitharan 1-0-4-0
    • MF Maharoof 3-0-31-1
8.1

Peiris to Samaraweera, 1 run, dabs it down to third man and brings up the 50 for Samaraweera, well played.

8.2

Peiris to Kulatunga, 1 run, uses his feet and makes room and cuts to deep point for a single.

8.3

Peiris to Samaraweera, 2 runs, uses his feet and drives well to deep extra cover and picks up couple of runs.

8.4

Peiris to Samaraweera, 1 run, plays to square leg and picks up a single.

8.5

Peiris to Kulatunga, no run, looking to work it through the onside, uses his feet and taken low on the pad.

8.6

Peiris to Kulatunga, 1 run, uses his feet and plays it through the covers to the sweeper for a single.

End of over 9 (6 runs) Kandurata Warriors 80/1

    • HGJM Kulatunga 8 (15b)
    • TT Samaraweera 53 (29b 9x4)
    • KPCM Peiris 2-0-13-0
    • M Muralitharan 1-0-4-0
9.1

Muralitharan to Kulatunga, 1 run, tossed up and driven down the ground to long off.

9.2

Muralitharan to Samaraweera, 1 run, driven down the ground to long on.

9.3

Muralitharan to Kulatunga, 1 run, a leading edge in the air through the vacant covers to the sweeper, was looking to work it through the onside.

9.4

Muralitharan to Samaraweera, 1 run, works it from outside the off stump to backward square leg.

9.5

Muralitharan to Kulatunga, 1 run, walks few paces and looks to swing it over the midwicket fence, miscues it high in the air and lands over the mid-on fielder.

9.6

Muralitharan to Samaraweera, 1 run, works it through midwicket for a single.

End of over 10 (6 runs) Kandurata Warriors 86/1

    • TT Samaraweera 56 (32b 9x4)
    • HGJM Kulatunga 11 (18b)
    • M Muralitharan 2-0-10-0
    • KPCM Peiris 2-0-13-0
10.1

du Preez to Samaraweera, 1 run, gets a thickish edge down to fine leg.

10.2

du Preez to Kulatunga, no run, full delivery squeezed out to extra cover.

10.3

du Preez to Kulatunga, 1 run, slashes in the air down to third man for a single.

10.4

du Preez to Samaraweera, 2 runs, swings it high in the air to deep midwicket, the fielders cannot get to it.

10.5

du Preez to Samaraweera, 1 run, works it from outside the off stump to the right of midwicket for a single.

10.6

du Preez to Kulatunga, no run, stays in the crease and punches to extra cover.

End of over 11 (5 runs) Kandurata Warriors 91/1

    • HGJM Kulatunga 12 (21b)
    • TT Samaraweera 60 (35b 9x4)
    • D du Preez 3-0-17-0
    • M Muralitharan 2-0-10-0
11.1

Muralitharan to Samaraweera, no run, driven to the off side.

11.2

Muralitharan to Samaraweera, no run, uses his feet and mistimes to the off side.

11.3

Muralitharan to Samaraweera, SIX, swings it high over the square leg fence for a six, that was well hit.

11.4

Muralitharan to Samaraweera, no run, dabs it down to short third man, was the doosra.

11.5

Muralitharan to Samaraweera, 1 run, driven down the ground to long on.

11.6

Muralitharan to Kulatunga, 1 run, too short and played to deep backward point for a single.

End of over 12 (8 runs) Kandurata Warriors 99/1

    • HGJM Kulatunga 13 (22b)
    • TT Samaraweera 67 (40b 9x4 1x6)
    • M Muralitharan 3-0-18-0
    • D du Preez 3-0-17-0

Naved is back on.

12.1

Naved-ul-Hasan to Kulatunga, FOUR, short ball pulled in the air to the midwicket fence, absolutely smashed it, forehand shot.

12.2

Naved-ul-Hasan to Kulatunga, 1 run, driven to the mid-off and a misfield by Maharoof.

12.3

Naved-ul-Hasan to Samaraweera, 1 run, plays it down to third man for a single.

12.4

Naved-ul-Hasan to Kulatunga, 1 leg bye, full toss on the legs, fails to get some bat to it, off the pad.

12.5

Naved-ul-Hasan to Samaraweera, 1 run, slower delivery and played to deep backward point for a single, was looking for the second but the fielder was quick to get the ball back to the keeper.

12.6

Naved-ul-Hasan to Kulatunga, 1 run, stays in the crease and pushes it down to long on.

End of over 13 (9 runs) Kandurata Warriors 108/1

    • HGJM Kulatunga 19 (26b 1x4)
    • TT Samaraweera 69 (42b 9x4 1x6)
    • Naved-ul-Hasan 2-0-22-0
    • M Muralitharan 3-0-18-0

Murali into his final over.

13.1

Muralitharan to Kulatunga, no run, driven along the ground straight to extra cover.

13.2

Muralitharan to Kulatunga, 1 run, sweeps to deep backward square leg for a single.

13.3

Muralitharan to Samaraweera, 1 run, tossed up and does not give any room to Samaraweera to go through the off side, mistimes to the vacant midwicket and Murali like Bolt gets to the ball quickly, wonderful stuff.

Murali is out of breath after that Bolt run.

13.4

Muralitharan to Kulatunga, no run, swings and misses.

13.5

Muralitharan to Kulatunga, SIX, swings it well this time, gets hold of it and puts it over the midwicket fence for a massive six. The fan in red drops it.

13.6

Muralitharan to Kulatunga, 1 leg bye, plays it to short fine leg.

It is strategic time out.

End of over 14 (9 runs) Kandurata Warriors 117/1

    • HGJM Kulatunga 26 (31b 1x4 1x6)
    • TT Samaraweera 70 (43b 9x4 1x6)
    • M Muralitharan 4-0-26-0
    • Naved-ul-Hasan 2-0-22-0
14.1

Peiris to Kulatunga, 1 run, runs it down to third man for a single.

14.2

Peiris to Samaraweera, 1 run, uses his feet and makes room and cuts to the sweeper cover.

14.3

Peiris to Kulatunga, 1 run, hit in the air down the ground to long on.

14.4

Peiris to Samaraweera, OUT, stays back in the crease and looks to go big, misses it completely and the sound of timber.

TT Samaraweera b Peiris 71 (45b 9x4 1x6) SR: 157.77

14.5

Peiris to Perera, 2 runs, works it to deep backward square leg and picks up couple of runs.

14.6

Peiris to Perera, no run, bouncer through to the keeper.

End of over 15 (5 runs) Kandurata Warriors 122/2

    • NLTC Perera 2 (2b)
    • HGJM Kulatunga 28 (33b 1x4 1x6)
    • KPCM Peiris 3-0-18-1
    • M Muralitharan 4-0-26-0

Maharoof to bowl his final over.

15.1

Maharoof to Kulatunga, 1 run, mishits to midwicket and scampers through for a quick single, the throw comes to the bowler, referred to third umpire, the replays suggest the batsman is in.

15.2

Maharoof to Perera, 1 wide, full and wide outside the off stump.

15.2

Maharoof to Perera, no run, full once again outside the off stump, goes after it and misses. A strong breeze blowing at the moment.

15.3

Maharoof to Perera, OUT, moves across his off stump and looks to lap it around but lobs it in the air straight down the throat of du Preez.

NLTC Perera c du Preez b Maharoof 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Misbah is in.

15.4

Maharoof to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, picks up a single and gets off the mark

15.5

Maharoof to Kulatunga, 2 runs, hit in the air over the bowler to the deep, Naved does well near the boundary ropes.

15.6

Maharoof to Kulatunga, OUT, looking for the big shot, miscues it high in the air, a leading edge and du Preez running well takes a well judged catch at deep backward point.

HGJM Kulatunga c du Preez b Maharoof 31 (36b 1x4 1x6) SR: 86.11

End of over 16 (5 runs) Kandurata Warriors 127/4

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 1 (1b)
    • MF Maharoof 4-0-36-3
    • KPCM Peiris 3-0-18-1
16.1

du Preez to Lokuarachchi, no run, defended to the off side to extra cover.

16.2

du Preez to Lokuarachchi, FOUR, works it through midwicket and no stopping that as it was timed well.

16.3

du Preez to Lokuarachchi, 2 runs, hits it well along the ground to deep extra cover and picks up couple of runs.

16.4

du Preez to Lokuarachchi, 1 run, makes room and looks to go through the off side, mistimes it and chops it into the ground just beside the wicket on the off side and Misbah calls him through for a single.

16.5

du Preez to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, low full toss driven down the ground to long on.

16.6

du Preez to Lokuarachchi, no run, short delivery and the batsman misses the pull and through to the keeper.

End of over 17 (8 runs) Kandurata Warriors 135/4

    • KS Lokuarachchi 7 (5b 1x4)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 2 (2b)
    • D du Preez 4-0-25-0
    • MF Maharoof 4-0-36-3
17.1

Naved-ul-Hasan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, opens the face off the bat and plays it down to third man, coming back for the second run, good fielding by du Preez.

17.2

Naved-ul-Hasan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, wristly works it down to wide long on and picks up couple of runs.

17.3

Naved-ul-Hasan to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, plays to the off side.

17.4

Naved-ul-Hasan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, chops it into the ground behind point.

17.5

Naved-ul-Hasan to Lokuarachchi, 1 run, slower short delivery down the leg side, pulled down to long leg.

17.6

Naved-ul-Hasan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, chips it in the air to midwicket for a single.

End of over 18 (7 runs) Kandurata Warriors 142/4

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 8 (7b)
    • KS Lokuarachchi 8 (6b 1x4)
    • Naved-ul-Hasan 3-0-29-0
    • D du Preez 4-0-25-0
18.1

Peiris to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 wide, full and way too wide outside the off stump.

18.1

Peiris to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, goes for the almighty heave and gets a thickish inside edge and down to fine leg fence.

18.2

Peiris to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, goes for the slog and gets hit on the pad.

18.3

Peiris to Lokuarachchi, 1 run, mistimes to the onside to the right of midwicket.

18.4

Peiris to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, in the block-hole and squeezed out to the onside.

18.5

Peiris to Lokuarachchi, SIX, swings it high and dry over the midwicket fence for a six, that is a massive strike, was in the slot for the batsman.

18.6

Peiris to Lokuarachchi, SIX, goes big over the off side this time, hits it well over the long off fence for a six.

End of over 19 (20 runs) Kandurata Warriors 162/4

    • KS Lokuarachchi 21 (9b 1x4 2x6)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 14 (10b 1x4)
    • KPCM Peiris 4-0-38-1
    • Naved-ul-Hasan 3-0-29-0
19.1

Naved-ul-Hasan to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, slower delivery and Misbah miscues it high in the air and Naved calls for it, who circles around on the off side and takes a well judged catch.

Misbah-ul-Haq c & b Naved-ul-Hasan 14 (11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 127.27

19.2

Naved-ul-Hasan to Hastings, 2 runs, full delivery driven down the ground to long on, comes back for the second run as the throw comes into the bowler.

19.3

Naved-ul-Hasan to Hastings, 2 runs, slow full toss mistimes it just outside the circle at midwicket and coming back for a tight second run, the throw comes in and keeper fails to collect the ball, would have had a run out.

19.4

Naved-ul-Hasan to Hastings, 1 run, dropped at extra cover by Silva, smashed straight down the throat of Silva who drops a sitter.

19.5

Naved-ul-Hasan to Lokuarachchi, 1 run, slower delivery and played to the onside, they scamper through for a run.

19.6

Naved-ul-Hasan to Hastings, no run, short delivery and Hastings misses it completely and through to the keeper.

Innings break: Kandurata Warriors finish on 168 for the loss of 5 wickets in their 20 overs. Samaraweera and Kulatunga played well to get a good early start for Kandurata. Samaraweera scoring 71 from 45 balls with 9 fours and a six. Join us after the break for the run chase.

End of over 20 (6 runs) Kandurata Warriors 168/5

    • JW Hastings 5 (4b)
    • KS Lokuarachchi 22 (10b 1x4 2x6)
    • Naved-ul-Hasan 4-0-35-1
    • KPCM Peiris 4-0-38-1
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