Sri Lanka Premier League

Uthura Rudras v Uva Next

Uva Next won by 4 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)

Toss: Uthura won the toss and will bat. Muralitharan not playing this one. Kandamby says they would have batted first too. Same 11 for him.

Hello and welcome to the next game of the Sri Lanka Premier League 2012, I am Suneer Chowdhary and will bring you the Uthura Rudras v Uva Next game live. Toss in some time.

0.1

Oram to Taylor, no run, jags back into the bat sharply and the beats the forward defensive stroke, hits the pad but outside the off stump line

0.2

Oram to Taylor, no run, outside the off and this one has deviated away from the bat, left alone by Brendan Taylor

0.3

Oram to Taylor, no run, and this one comes back yet again, he was shaping to push it to the leg side but it falls in front of the batsman

0.4

Oram to Taylor, no run, through the batsman yet again, beats him! Got nowhere near that defensive stroke and it goes through to the keeper

0.5

Oram to Taylor, no run, walks across to the off side and it goes over the leg stump, or probably slightly just outside, no way it was going to be called a wide

0.6

Oram to Taylor, no run, ripper! outside the off stump and deviates away from the line and a clueless Taylor jabs at it, fails to make any contact at it

End of over 1 (maiden) Uthura Rudras 0/0
BRM Taylor    0* (6b)      JDP Oram    1-1-0-0
Imran Farhat    0* (0b)     

Maiden to start. What can Gul do?

1.1

Umar Gul to Imran Farhat, no run, short of length, tries to cut it through but the bounce manages to keep him at bay from getting it through the covers

1.2

Umar Gul to Imran Farhat, OUT, bowled him, second ball, through the gate, it was pitched right up to the bat and swung into the batsman, he was going for a drive and went through to disturb the castle.

Imran Farhat b Umar Gul 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Jehan Mubarak, captain at three.

1.3

Umar Gul to Mubarak, no run, left alone, allows it to go through, it was a length ball and it just goes over the top of off

1.4

Umar Gul to Mubarak, no run, jagging back into the batsman yet again and hits him hard at pace, does not get any bat. The scoreboard's still to tick

1.5

Umar Gul to Mubarak, no run, beaten, yet again, this one has come into the bat and beaten him for bounce too, as they say, the batsman's at sea!

1.6

Umar Gul to Mubarak, no run, outside the off, some room, wanted to cut but misses, that is a rarity, two maidens to start a game, has it ever happened?

End of over 2 (wicket maiden) Uthura Rudras 0/1
J Mubarak    0* (4b)      Umar Gul    1-1-0-1
BRM Taylor    0* (6b)      JDP Oram    1-1-0-0

2.1

Oram to Taylor, no run, he is trying to make things happen, goes down the pitch but pushes it back to the bowler

2.2

Oram to Taylor, no run, outside the off and movement away from the bat, beaten yet again! Someone needs to remind them that the game gets over tonight itself, not five days later!

2.3

Oram to Taylor, no run, beaten. again. outside the off stump, he is stuck at the crease, misses, through to the keeper.

2.4

Oram to Taylor, OUT, dabbed to the leg side, desperate to get off the mark, rushes for a single but the mid-wicket fielder is quick and throws down the stumps at the non-striker's end, the third umpire is called for and he has an easy decision to make. Out.

BRM Taylor run out 0 (10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Three slips in place

2.5

Oram to Mubarak, no run, outside the off, fuller, driven to the off side, but to the fielder.

2.6

Oram to Mubarak, no run, now that should certainly be a record, outside the off and pushed straight into the covers, a third maiden!

End of over 3 (wicket maiden) Uthura Rudras 0/2
J Mubarak    0* (6b)      JDP Oram    2-2-0-0
ARS Silva    0* (0b)      Umar Gul    1-1-0-1

3.1

Umar Gul to Silva, no run, outside the off stump and moving away from the bat, the same stereo-type, not close to the bat, beaten!

3.2

Umar Gul to Silva, no run, oooh! Close! on the off, jagging back into the bat, misses it, hits on the knee roll and there is an appeal, not-out given

3.3

Umar Gul to Silva, no run, outside the off stump and moves away from the bat this, one of the many that have done that, he allows it go away, another dot

3.4

Umar Gul to Silva, no run, another one, outside the off and that is the second successive shouldering of arms!

3.5

Umar Gul to Silva, no run, another one, this is getting sickening, the batsman continues to play at it, and he continues to miss it. Through to the keeper, the score's still 0.

3.6

Umar Gul to Silva, no run, oh there is a change, in-ducker and while it misses the bat, it hits his pads, appeal but going down the leg side. Four maiden overs in a row. You hear it right.

End of over 4 (maiden) Uthura Rudras 0/2
ARS Silva    0* (6b)      Umar Gul    2-2-0-1
J Mubarak    0* (6b)      JDP Oram    2-2-0-0

4.1

Oram to Mubarak, 1 run, finally a run, and it has come off a dropped catch! there were many a slips and the edge was carrying to the first slip, Kandamby went in front of him, he floors it and they are off for a single, somewhere a holiday is probably declared.

4.1

Oram to Mubarak, 1 run, inside out, over the extra-cover region for a four, that was a confident blow

4.2

Oram to Silva, 1 wide, wide down the leg side, it is now leaking runs!

4.2

Oram to Silva, no run, on the off stump, pushed back to the bowler and he wanted to go for a single, but it was too near the bowler

4.3

Oram to Silva, no run, in-swing from outside the off stump, hits him flush on his pads, another stifled appeal, not-out obviously

4.4

Oram to Silva, no run, another loud appeal, this time for a caught behind down the leg side, seemed to have flicked some part of the clothing

4.5

Oram to Silva, no run, outside the off stump and you can repeat after me for the umpteenth time, swinging away, shouldered arm and most importantly, no run.

4.6

Oram to Silva, no run, jagging in then going away, this is another one that beats the outside edge of the bat, this is becoming excruciatingly difficult for the batsmen

End of over 5 (2 runs) Uthura Rudras 2/2
ARS Silva    0* (11b)      JDP Oram    3-2-2-0
J Mubarak    1* (7b)      Umar Gul    2-2-0-1

5.1

Fernando to Mubarak, 1 wide, starts off with a wide, wide down the leg-side, the keeper did well to get to it

5.1

Fernando to Mubarak, FOUR, shorter, outside the off and that has been punched through the extra-cover for a four

5.2

Fernando to Mubarak, 1 run, down the leg side yet again, short of length, goes for a pull shot and it rolls over to fine-leg

5.3

Fernando to Silva, 1 wide, wide outside the off, poor line there after five good overs from the others, but his pace has always done that to him

5.3

Fernando to Silva, 1 wide, and now it is a repetition of wides, outside off and swinging away, the batsman wanted to cut it but misses, wide called

5.3

Fernando to Silva, 1 run, short of length outside the off, punched to the covers and they are off for a quick single

5.4

Fernando to Mubarak, 1 run, outside the off and at 137 km/hr, that is flayed away and it flies to third-man, flat and it reaches him on the first bounce

5.5

Fernando to Silva, no run, gets his off stump line right, fuller as well and defended on to the off side

5.6

Fernando to Silva, no run, short of good length and on the middle, the batsman hops back and defends well, textbook style. Some textual or non-textual boundaries needed here.

End of a nine-ball over from the Fernando. Strategic time-out now.

End of over 6 (10 runs) Uthura Rudras 12/2
ARS Silva    1* (14b)      CRD Fernando    1-0-10-0
J Mubarak    7* (10b 1x4)      JDP Oram    3-2-2-0

6.1

Senanayake to Mubarak, no run, down the pitch and pushed back to the bowler

6.2

Senanayake to Mubarak, no run, defended to the off side and again, it is a dot ball

6.3

Senanayake to Mubarak, 1 run, outside the off, pushed to the off side and they get a single this time

sallu: "I have never seen such a start in a twenty twenty cricket." Been some time I saw such a start in Test cricket as well.

6.4

Senanayake to Silva, no run, on the middle, he was moving to the leg side, before pushing it to the covers

6.5

Senanayake to Silva, no run, goes down the track but the bowler sees that and it is fired on his pads, hit to the leg side

6.6

Senanayake to Silva, no run, was going for a slog sweep over mid-wicket but the ball arrived rather slow and he had to check stroke, goes to short fine-leg

End of over 7 (1 run) Uthura Rudras 13/2
ARS Silva    1* (17b)      SMSM Senanayake    1-0-1-0
J Mubarak    8* (13b 1x4)      CRD Fernando    1-0-10-0

7.1

Fernando to Mubarak, 1 wide, outside the off and deviating away from the batsman, pitched up too and he went for a drive, misses but it is a wide

7.1

Fernando to Mubarak, 1 run, full toss and punched to the wide mid-off for a single

7.2

Fernando to Silva, 1 wide, outside the off, and way wide outside the off stump, he went for a lavish slash, wide called

7.2

Fernando to Silva, 2 runs, on the middle stump, flicked away to mid-wicket for a couple of runs, good chase from the captain Kandamby there

7.3

Fernando to Silva, FOUR, poor bowling from Fernando, he is sending them everywhere and this one is on the leg side, on his pads and short of length, a tickle on that one takes it speeding away to fine-leg at his pace

7.4

Fernando to Silva, no run, short of length, outside the off, he wanted to cut it away, misses, through to the keeper and thankfully for the bowler, it is wide enough to be called one.

7.5

Fernando to Silva, no run, short of length, moves slightly in, got some kind of a nick, through to the keeper and there was an appeal too, but the umpire gives it not-out

7.6

Fernando to Silva, 1 run, on the pads and played away to deep square-leg for a single

End of over 8 (10 runs) Uthura Rudras 23/2
ARS Silva    8* (22b 1x4)      CRD Fernando    2-0-20-0
J Mubarak    9* (14b 1x4)      SMSM Senanayake    1-0-1-0

8.1

Senanayake to Silva, no run, on the middle, nudged away to the short fine-leg for nothing

8.2

Senanayake to Silva, OUT, goes down the track and hits it wide long-on, Oram dashes for it and takes an excellent catch to his right, does not need to dive but that is because he has judged it rather well there

ARS Silva c Oram b Senanayake 8 (24b 1x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

8.3

Senanayake to Mubarak, 1 run, shorter from the bat, pushed to the square-leg region for a single

8.4

Senanayake to du Preez, no run, round the wicket, quicker, inside edge into the bat and rolls towards the leg side

8.5

Senanayake to du Preez, 2 leg byes, down the leg side yet again from round the stump, neatly tucked behind the wickets, they are able to come back for the second

8.6

Senanayake to du Preez, no run, outside the off stump and a drive attempted but goes straight to the covers

End of over 9 (3 runs) Uthura Rudras 26/3
D du Preez    0* (3b)      SMSM Senanayake    2-0-2-1
J Mubarak    10* (15b 1x4)      CRD Fernando    2-0-20-0

9.1

Prasanna to Mubarak, FOUR, on the pads and the left-handed captain has swept the ball away to backward square-leg for a four, good shot that

9.2

Prasanna to Mubarak, 1 run, shorter this time, tapped away to the square-leg for a single

9.3

Prasanna to du Preez, 1 run, on the middle, driven back to the right of the bowler, missed by the bowler and they are able to run away for a single

9.4

Prasanna to Mubarak, 1 run, goes down the track and is able to chip it away to long-off, fielded on the bounce

9.5

Prasanna to du Preez, 1 run, driven down the ground, long-on comes around and by that time they are away for a single

9.6

Prasanna to Mubarak, no run, outside the off stump, shorter too, should have cut it away hard, tries a cute cut instead and misses

End of over 10 (8 runs) Uthura Rudras 34/3
J Mubarak    16* (19b 2x4)      S Prasanna    1-0-8-0
D du Preez    2* (5b)      SMSM Senanayake    2-0-2-1

10.1

Senanayake to du Preez, OUT, gone, bowled this time, he had to attempt those slogs given the batting side's situation and he misses it, four down!

D du Preez b Senanayake 2 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

10.2

Senanayake to Kapugedera, no run, round the stumps, on the off stump, pushed back to the bowler

10.3

Senanayake to Kapugedera, 1 run, middle stump line, pushed down the ground for a single

10.4

Senanayake to Mubarak, no run, reverse flick attempted and straight to the short fine-leg fielder

10.5

Senanayake to Mubarak, 1 run, shorter and pulled away, not from the middle of the bat, to deep square-leg

10.6

Senanayake to Kapugedera, 5 runs, pushed to the leg side and they are off for a single, a quick one too, the fielder from short fine-leg throws it to the non-striker's end and it hits it direct, third umpire sees the batsman well inside the crease, which also means that the overthrow gives them four extra runs!

End of over 11 (7 runs) Uthura Rudras 41/4
CK Kapugedera    6* (3b)      SMSM Senanayake    3-0-9-2
J Mubarak    17* (21b 2x4)      S Prasanna    1-0-8-0

11.1

Prasanna to Kapugedera, 1 run, on the middle, driven to long-on for a single

11.2

Prasanna to Mubarak, FOUR, full toss on the leg stump and that has been banished to the deep square-leg for a four

11.3

Prasanna to Mubarak, FOUR, quicker outside the off, seemed to have hit the under edge of the bat and it rushes away between the wicket-keeper's feet for a four behind the stumps, this is something to cheer about in the last couple of overs

11.4

Prasanna to Mubarak, no run, another reverse sweep attempted before changing his mind midway, and tries a paddle sweep in the end, Dean Jones on commentary calls it the reverse, reverse sweep!

11.5

Prasanna to Mubarak, 1 run, driven down the ground for a single

11.6

Prasanna to Kapugedera, 1 leg bye, quicker on the pads, flicked away for a single, that looped up off the front pad

End of over 12 (11 runs) Uthura Rudras 52/4
CK Kapugedera    7* (5b)      S Prasanna    2-0-18-0
J Mubarak    26* (25b 4x4)      SMSM Senanayake    3-0-9-2

52 in 12 overs, the first four were maidens of them.

12.1

Oram to Kapugedera, no run, outside the off, swung hard by the batsman, but cannot hold a candle to his bowling.

12.2

Oram to Kapugedera, 2 wides, down the leg side and that is the first really bad ball from Oram, so bad that the batsman does not get close to flicking it away, thankfully the keeper gets a hand to it.

12.2

Oram to Mubarak, 1 run, short ball and surprises Mubarak, who goes for a pull, gets high on the bat, to deep square-leg

12.3

Oram to Kapugedera, no run, short of length outside the off, cut away and to the point fielder, no run there again

12.4

Oram to Kapugedera, FOUR, inside edge and four, finally some runs off Oram, who had conceded two in his first three overs, went for a drive and it flies to very fine, fine-leg

12.5

Oram to Kapugedera, no run, goes for a slog, not the length to play that stroke, gets nothing out of that stroke

12.6

Oram to Kapugedera, 5 wides, and that is another one down the leg side, he has been affected by the Fernando problem, down to the fence too!

12.6

Oram to Kapugedera, 1 wide, another one, wide outside the off stump this time!

12.6

Oram to Kapugedera, no run, defended back to the bowler to end a superb spell of bowling, barring those last few deliveries

End of over 13 (13 runs) Uthura Rudras 65/4
CK Kapugedera    11* (10b 1x4)      JDP Oram    4-2-15-0
J Mubarak    27* (26b 4x4)      S Prasanna    2-0-18-0

13.1

Umar Gul to Mubarak, 1 wide, outside the off stump and Gul concedes a wide, it seems to have afflicted everyone here, of course the swing here is not helping the bowlers always

13.1

Umar Gul to Mubarak, 1 run, short of length, pushed to third-man for a single

13.2

Umar Gul to Kapugedera, 1 run, pitched it right up to the batsman who was trying to flick it away, gets bit of an inside edge on to the pads and that stalls the appeal early

13.3

Umar Gul to Mubarak, OUT, short of length, he tried to upper cut it over point, but did not get any elevation, probably because he did not have the room to hit it, goes straight to point...gone for 28 off even time

J Mubarak c Prasanna b Umar Gul 28 (28b 4x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

13.4

Umar Gul to Maharoof, no run, outside the off stump, driven to the off side, not for runs though

13.5

Umar Gul to Maharoof, no run, bouncer and the batsman was on the back foot, goes under the ball

13.6

Umar Gul to Maharoof, no run, another short of a length ball, pushed to the off side again, and not for runs

End of over 14 (3 runs) Uthura Rudras 68/5
MF Maharoof    0* (3b)      Umar Gul    3-2-3-2
CK Kapugedera    12* (11b 1x4)      JDP Oram    4-2-15-0

14.1

Prasanna to Kapugedera, FOUR

14.2

Prasanna to Kapugedera, 3 runs, pitched right up to the bat, on the off stump and driven through the covers, they get an easy second...and there is an overthrow at the non-striker's end and they come back for the third

14.3

Prasanna to Maharoof, 2 runs, goes down the ground and hits it straight to the left of long-on, are able to come back for the second

14.4

Prasanna to Maharoof, 1 run, on the middle, pushed to the leg side and they are off, the bowler rushed across to save it but the throw went a tad awry

14.5

Prasanna to Kapugedera, 1 run, short of length, pulled but on the bounce to long-on for only a single

14.6

Prasanna to Maharoof, no run, outside the off, swings it across the line and misses, a decent over for the batting side

End of over 15 (11 runs) Uthura Rudras 79/5
MF Maharoof    3* (6b)      S Prasanna    3-0-29-0
CK Kapugedera    20* (14b 2x4)      Umar Gul    3-2-3-2

15.1

Fernando to Kapugedera, OUT, slower one, pitched right up and it hits the pads, the customary appeal is followed by its upholding and that is wicket number six for Uva Next

CK Kapugedera lbw b Fernando 20 (15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

15.2

Fernando to Gunaratne, no run, length ball outside the off and swung away from the batsman, misses the outside edge of the bat

15.3

Fernando to Gunaratne, 1 run, on the middle stump, pushed to the deep cover region and they are off for a quick single

15.4

Fernando to Maharoof, FOUR, moves his front foot away and tonks it over the bowler's head, it does not seem to hit the bat too well and still runs over for a four!

15.5

Fernando to Maharoof, 2 runs, slower, full-toss, he strikes over the cover region and the fielder at sweeper has to rush to his left to stop it

15.6

Fernando to Maharoof, 1 run, short ball on the leg stump and he pulls it but it goes down to deep square-leg for only a run

End of over 16 (8 runs) Uthura Rudras 87/6
MF Maharoof    10* (9b 1x4)      CRD Fernando    3-0-28-1
LJP Gunaratne    1* (2b)      S Prasanna    3-0-29-0

16.1

Prasanna to Maharoof, no run, slower on the leg stump, gives himself room and wants to cut, but goes straight to the cover fielder

16.2

Prasanna to Maharoof, 1 run, length ball, tries to swing it away, gets an under edge to fine-leg for a single

16.3

Prasanna to Gunaratne, no run, on the leg stump, no turn there and he tries to flick it away, hits the pads

16.4

Prasanna to Gunaratne, 1 leg bye, another one on the pads, and he tries to nudge it away again, hits pads for another one

16.5

Prasanna to Maharoof, 1 run, tries to go down the track and tonk over the in-field, another edge to square-leg for a single

16.6

Prasanna to Gunaratne, 1 run, flicked away to the deep square-leg for a single

End of over 17 (4 runs) Uthura Rudras 91/6
LJP Gunaratne    2* (5b)      S Prasanna    4-0-32-0
MF Maharoof    12* (12b 1x4)      CRD Fernando    3-0-28-1

17.1

Fernando to Gunaratne, 1 run, slower ball, a tad misdirected, on his pads but the attempt to slog it away goes for a single to fine-leg

17.2

Fernando to Maharoof, no run, and Maharoof continues to attempt getting some quick runs, tries to swing it away by moving to outside the off, it was a deliberately bowled slower one and the bat missed the ball by some distance

17.3

Fernando to Maharoof, OUT, another one attempted, gets an outside edge and is caught at third-man! He continues to move around in his crease, Fernando sends it quicker on the middle stump and he only gets nowhere near the middle, carries all the way to Oram

MF Maharoof c Oram b Fernando 12 (14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

17.4

Fernando to Gunaratne, 1 run, slower one, guided away through point for a single

17.5

Fernando to Naved-ul-Hasan, 1 wide, on the pads, the batsman was expecting a quicker one here but the ball almost did not arrive and he misses it, called a wide

17.5

Fernando to Naved-ul-Hasan, 1 run, on the off stump, defended awkwardly by the batsman to the off side, run away for a single

17.6

Fernando to Gunaratne, 1 run, full-toss on the middle, opens the face of the bat to third-man for a single

End of over 18 (5 runs) Uthura Rudras 96/7
LJP Gunaratne    5* (8b)      CRD Fernando    4-0-33-2
Naved-ul-Hasan    1* (1b)      S Prasanna    4-0-32-0

18.1

Senanayake to Gunaratne, 1 run, outside the off, opens the face of the bat and guides him down to short third-man for a single

18.2

Senanayake to Naved-ul-Hasan, OUT, down the track and bowled! Everything seemed to happen in slow motion there, was a tad slower, the batsman came down the track and wanted to slog it away, missed and the stumps are rattled

Naved-ul-Hasan b Senanayake 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

18.3

Senanayake to Peiris, 1 run, on the off stump, pushed to the covers for a single

18.4

Senanayake to Gunaratne, no run, outside the off, short of length, misses the outside edge there, can they get themselves to 110?

18.5

Senanayake to Gunaratne, FOUR, down the track and this has been smacked back for a four, Oram makes a decent effort running from long-on but gets no hand on it

18.6

Senanayake to Gunaratne, 1 run, was going down the track yet again, he sends it down flat and its pushed to the covers for a single

End of over 19 (7 runs) Uthura Rudras 103/8
LJP Gunaratne    11* (12b 1x4)      SMSM Senanayake    4-0-16-3
KPCM Peiris    1* (1b)      CRD Fernando    4-0-33-2

Gul, with figures of 2/3 from 3 to bowl his last.

19.1

Umar Gul to Gunaratne, 2 runs, gives himself room and crashed it through the covers, gets it into the gap and that is for a couple

19.2

Umar Gul to Gunaratne, 1 wide, bouncer and he ducks under it, it is drifting down the leg side too which makes the umpire stretch his arms

19.2

Umar Gul to Gunaratne, FOUR, good shot for four, pitched right up and he throws his bat at it, goes over the wide mid-off region, takes them to 110 too!

19.3

Umar Gul to Gunaratne, SIX, what was that shot, it has been slashed over the deep cover region for six, a la Sanath Jayasuriya! The score's raced away in this over

19.4

Umar Gul to Gunaratne, 1 run, slower one, bouncer, and pulled away to the deep square-leg region for a single

19.5

Umar Gul to Peiris, 1 bye, slower one, swings the bat away but misses, and they are away fora bye, that is well run by Gunaratne!

19.6

Umar Gul to Gunaratne, SIX, slower, shorter and that has been deposited into the deep square-leg region for a mighty six, that is an excellent end to a sluggish innings.

That is the end of an excellent bowling display from the Uva Next, barring the last over which went for 21!...you would think 124 is a below-par score but with the ball jagging around, you never know.

End of over 20 (21 runs) Uthura Rudras 124/8
LJP Gunaratne    30* (17b 2x4 2x6)      Umar Gul    4-2-23-2
KPCM Peiris    1* (2b)      SMSM Senanayake    4-0-16-3
Tournament Results
Uva Next v Nagenahira at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 31, 2012
Uva Next won by 19 runs (D/L method)
Nagenahira v K Warriors at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 29, 2012
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
Wayamba U v Uva Next at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 28, 2012
Uva Next won by 20 runs
Uva Next v Nagenahira at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 27, 2012
Nagenahira won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Ruhuna Ryls v Wayamba U at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 26, 2012
Wayamba U won by 14 runs
Nagenahira v Uthura at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 26, 2012
Uthura won by 15 runs
More results »

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Aug 19, 2012

Sachithra Senanayake picked up 3 for 16, Uthura Rudras v Uva Next, SLPL, Pallekele, August 19, 2012

Sachithra Senanayake picked up 3 for 16

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