Toss: Wayamba have won the toss and will bat first.

Hello and welcome to the clash of the table-toppers in the SLPL 2012. Wayamba take on Nagenahira and I am Suneer Chowdhary, here to bring you this game live.

0.1

Eranga to Tamim Iqbal, 1 leg bye

0.2

Eranga to Kamran Akmal, FOUR

0.3

Eranga to Kamran Akmal, 1 run

0.4

Eranga to Tamim Iqbal, 1 leg bye

0.5

Eranga to Kamran Akmal, 1 run

0.6

Eranga to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR

End of over 1 (12 runs) Wayamba United 12/0
Tamim Iqbal    4* (3b 1x4)      RMS Eranga    1-0-10-0
Kamran Akmal    6* (3b 1x4)     

Pathirana's in

1.1

Pathirana to Kamran Akmal, no run, pitched right up to the bat, driven back to the bowler

1.2

Pathirana to Kamran Akmal, no run, shorter, but quicker and angling in, tries to cut it, to the point fielder

1.3

Pathirana to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, down the track, he immediately shortens his length, driven to mid-on for a single

1.4

Pathirana to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on the leg stump, pushed to the mid-wicket region

1.5

Pathirana to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on his pads yet again and he goes for the reverse sweep, off the middle but to the point fielder

1.6

Pathirana to Tamim Iqbal, no run, again on the middle, pushed to the mid-wicket region

End of over 2 (1 run) Wayamba United 13/0
Tamim Iqbal    4* (6b 1x4)      SS Pathirana    1-0-1-0
Kamran Akmal    7* (6b 1x4)      RMS Eranga    1-0-10-0

2.1

Alvitigala to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, outside the off stump, too short for the kind of width, punched through the covers for a four!

2.2

Alvitigala to Kamran Akmal, no run, short of length again and he goes for a pull, it did not arrive too quickly and he misses, it hits him flush on his inner thigh I think, and he is down

2.3

Alvitigala to Kamran Akmal, no run, short of length, tries to punch it through the covers yet again, goes to short cover

2.4

Alvitigala to Kamran Akmal, OUT, outside the off stump and top-edged to first slip which was rather far from the stumps! Akmal got enough width to go after it but it did not hit the middle of the bat and flew away to the lone slip fielder who jumped up and caught it well

Kamran Akmal c Birt b Alvitigala 11 (10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 110.00

Captain MJ's in.

2.5

Alvitigala to Jayawardene, no run, outside the off, lets it go through to the keeper, bit of a nip away

second slip comes in

2.6

Alvitigala to Jayawardene, 1 run, outside the off, fuller up to the bat, gets an edge through the gully area and a single to third-man

End of over 3 (5 runs) Wayamba United 18/1
DPMD Jayawardene    1* (2b)      KG Alvitigala    1-0-5-1
Tamim Iqbal    4* (6b 1x4)      SS Pathirana    1-0-1-0

Shaminda Eranga's in now.

3.1

Eranga to Jayawardene, no run, pitched up to the bat, outside the off and swings slightly away, beaten through to the keeper

3.2

Eranga to Jayawardene, no run, now he goes down the track and tries to cut it away, misses yet again, that was agricultural from one of the more graceful batsmen around

3.3

Eranga to Jayawardene, 1 run, slightly wider off the stumps, opens the face and guides it to third-man for a single

3.4

Eranga to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, on the middle and swinging into the bat, pushes it to wide mid-on and they are off for a quick one,

3.5

Eranga to Jayawardene, FOUR, uppish and over extra-cover, hands over head stuff, pitched up and MJ went for a drive, he did not keep it down and the fielder jumps high, just over him!

3.6

Eranga to Jayawardene, FOUR, and this has been neatly tucked away to fine-leg for a four, it was drifting on to his pads and the batsman played a delightful stroke to beat short fine-leg

End of over 4 (10 runs) Wayamba United 28/1
DPMD Jayawardene    10* (7b 2x4)      RMS Eranga    2-0-20-0
Tamim Iqbal    5* (7b 1x4)      KG Alvitigala    1-0-5-1

4.1

Alvitigala to Tamim Iqbal, no run, outside the off and jumps up on the bat, he was shaping to cut it but needs to pull his hand off the bat

4.2

Alvitigala to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, pitched this one right up to the bat, he was on the back foot and needed to jab his bat down in a hurry, gets an inside edge to deep square-leg

4.3

Alvitigala to Jayawardene, FOUR, edged and gone for four, it was outside the off and nipping slightly away, it got an outside edge and the slip fielder had to dive in front towards his right, it fell short

4.4

Alvitigala to Jayawardene, no run, cracker, good length ball and jumps up on the batsman, outside edge missed through to the wicket-keeper

4.5

Alvitigala to Jayawardene, no run, this slightly wider from the off stump and MJ can let that go through to the keeper, there is enough juice on this track to test the best

4.6

Alvitigala to Jayawardene, no run, poor ball, on the pads and MJ flicks it away, straight to the short fine-leg fielder, will be disappointed to miss out on a boundary

End of over 5 (5 runs) Wayamba United 33/1
DPMD Jayawardene    14* (11b 3x4)      KG Alvitigala    2-0-10-1
Tamim Iqbal    6* (9b 1x4)      RMS Eranga    2-0-20-0

Ben Laughlin's on

5.1

Laughlin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pitched right up to the bat, on the middle, swinging in and driven to mid-on

5.2

Laughlin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, length ball outside the off, again slight deviation into the bat, driven back to the bowler

5.3

Laughlin to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, on the middle stump, drives to mid-off and they are off for a quick one, misfield allows them to complete it easily

5.4

Laughlin to Jayawardene, FOUR, outside the off stump and MJ throws his bat at it, gets an inside edge and beats the short fine-leg fielder, rolling over for a four!

5.5

Laughlin to Jayawardene, 1 run, outside the off and cut away to third-man for a single

Iqbal wants to change his bat.

5.6

Laughlin to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, full-toss, hit hard to mid-off and the throw came in really quickly, the batsman was a yard away and it needed a direct hit, he missed it!

End of over 6 (7 runs) Wayamba United 40/1
Tamim Iqbal    8* (13b 1x4)      B Laughlin    1-0-7-0
DPMD Jayawardene    19* (13b 4x4)      KG Alvitigala    2-0-10-1

decent shot in the first six overs, 40/1.

6.1

Alvitigala to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, goes down the track and smacks it over the mid-off fielder for a four, easily done

Change in the ball now, seems to have got out of shape.

6.2

Alvitigala to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, on the middle, short of length and tapped to the leg side, towards mid-on and they are away for a single

6.3

Alvitigala to Jayawardene, FOUR, bad, bad ball on the leg stump, MJ needed to get only a little bat on that and it is all it needs to get it to the fence, nine runs off the first three balls

6.4

Alvitigala to Jayawardene, 1 run, another one on the legs of MJ and he has flicked it away to deep square-leg for a single

6.5

Alvitigala to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short ball from Alvitigala and Iqbal tries to launch a ferocious pull, does not get too much room to play it over and it goes back to the bowler

6.6

Alvitigala to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, short of length, opens the bat and guides it to third-man, was in air for some time before bouncing short of the fielder

End of over 7 (11 runs) Wayamba United 51/1
Tamim Iqbal    14* (17b 2x4)      KG Alvitigala    3-0-21-1
DPMD Jayawardene    24* (15b 5x4)      B Laughlin    1-0-7-0

7.1

Pathirana to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, on his pads, dabbed away to the leg side for a single

7.2

Pathirana to Jayawardene, 1 run, bit of an arm ball, comes in with the arm, tapped to the square-leg region for a single

7.3

Pathirana to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, on his pads and Tamim's lapped it up for a four to a very fine, fine-leg, it was a quick ball and he used the pace of the ball to get it through

7.4

Pathirana to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, and on his pads yet again, it has been played to deep square-leg and they want to come back for the second, the fielder had to run across from backward square-leg and they get there in the end

7.5

Pathirana to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, on the pads again and tipped it for a single to fine-leg

7.6

Pathirana to Jayawardene, FOUR, and another lap sweep shot for a four, and this one has gone into MJ's account, a costly over for the Nagas

End of over 8 (13 runs) Wayamba United 64/1
DPMD Jayawardene    29* (17b 6x4)      SS Pathirana    2-0-14-0
Tamim Iqbal    22* (21b 3x4)      KG Alvitigala    3-0-21-1

Ajantha Mendis comes on. This should be interesting.

8.1

Mendis to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on the middle, puts his foot out and defends.

8.2

Mendis to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on the off stump, fuller yet again, driven back but well fielded by the bowler to his right

8.3

Mendis to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, on the off yet again and he has punched it to the covers, they are off for a quick one

8.4

Mendis to Jayawardene, no run, on the middle stump, turning a little away and defended back to the bowler

8.5

Mendis to Jayawardene, no run, he was trying to scoop it over the keeper, misses, hits the pads and loops up, there is an appeal for an lbw, but given not out.

8.6

Mendis to Jayawardene, 2 runs, full-toss, driven down the ground to wide long-off and they are able to come back for the second

End of over 9 (3 runs) Wayamba United 67/1
DPMD Jayawardene    31* (20b 6x4)      BAW Mendis    1-0-3-0
Tamim Iqbal    23* (24b 3x4)      SS Pathirana    2-0-14-0

Out there at Lord's, England have mounted a fightback against South Africa, need 106 to win, with three wickets standing. Minimum of 29 overs remaining too. Still a tough ask.

9.1

Pathirana to Tamim Iqbal, no run, round the stumps, bit of flight, leading edge to short cover

9.2

Pathirana to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, down the track, goes inside out and smashes it through covers for a four, hit hard!

9.3

Pathirana to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, on his pads, and he sweeps it away to deep square-leg for a single

9.4

Pathirana to Jayawardene, no run, turning away from the middle stump, outside edge to point

9.5

Pathirana to Jayawardene, FOUR, full-toss and that is swept away to backward of square-leg for a four, the fielder tried to slide and stop it but missed it

9.6

Pathirana to Jayawardene, 1 run, shorter this time, outside the off and punched to the deep covers for a single

End of over 10 (10 runs) Wayamba United 77/1
DPMD Jayawardene    36* (23b 7x4)      SS Pathirana    3-0-24-0
Tamim Iqbal    28* (27b 4x4)      BAW Mendis    1-0-3-0

10.1

Mendis to Jayawardene, 1 run, outside the off, he went down the track and smashes it through the covers but to the fielder deep, only a single

10.2

Mendis to Tamim Iqbal, 1 wide, wide outside the off, flighted probably to entice him but he lets it fo

10.2

Mendis to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on the middle stump, defended and gets an outside edge to the covers

10.3

Mendis to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, short, wide and cut away over point for a four, bad ball but advantage well-taken, hit over the in-field

10.4

Mendis to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, gone this time, Tamim has holed out back to the bowler, easy catch and relief for the Nagenahira Nagas! Was on the middle and he wanted to drive it down, got a bit of an edge back to the left of the bowler

Tamim Iqbal c & b Mendis 32 (30b 5x4 0x6) SR: 106.66

10.5

Mendis to Weeraratne, no run, on the off stump, turning away from the bat, driven into the covers

10.6

Mendis to Weeraratne, no run, quicker on the off and tapped to the off side, not for runs though

End of over 11 (6 runs) Wayamba United 83/2
K Weeraratne    0* (2b)      BAW Mendis    2-0-9-1
DPMD Jayawardene    37* (24b 7x4)      SS Pathirana    3-0-24-0

11.1

Pathirana to Jayawardene, 1 run, slower, shorter and MJ punches it to the covers for a single

11.2

Pathirana to Weeraratne, FOUR, reverse swept for a four, hit really hard and that is excellent shot-making for someone reverse-sweeping!

11.3

Pathirana to Weeraratne, no run, outside the off stump, quicker and he goes for a drive, misses

11.4

Pathirana to Weeraratne, no run, shorter, tries to cut it away, misses yet again!

11.5

Pathirana to Weeraratne, no run, reverse swept and that has gone straight to the backward point fielder, lucky for the bowler it did not go into the gap

11.6

Pathirana to Weeraratne, 1 run, on the pads and flicked away to the deep square-leg for a single

End of over 12 (6 runs) Wayamba United 89/2
K Weeraratne    5* (7b 1x4)      SS Pathirana    4-0-30-0
DPMD Jayawardene    38* (25b 7x4)      BAW Mendis    2-0-9-1

12.1

Laughlin to Weeraratne, no run, Oooh, that is almost through, yorker length and he tries to work it away to the leg side and almost creeps through

12.2

Laughlin to Weeraratne, 1 run, hits it across the line and it goes to the deep square-leg region, they take a single and there is a bit of a misfield, but they decide against the second!

12.3

Laughlin to Jayawardene, no run, slower, full-toss but it was dipping into the bat, he is just able to play it to the leg side

12.4

Laughlin to Jayawardene, 1 run, full-toss and driven to the long-off region for a single

12.5

Laughlin to Weeraratne, FOUR, what a shot, brilliant improvisation, he was trying to paddle it over the fine-leg, it was outside the off, he gets an outside edge as he opens the face of the bat over third-man for a four!

12.6

Laughlin to Weeraratne, FOUR, another four, this time the third-man was brought up and he opens the face to guide it through the point region for another four!

End of over 13 (10 runs) Wayamba United 99/2
K Weeraratne    14* (11b 3x4)      B Laughlin    2-0-17-0
DPMD Jayawardene    39* (27b 7x4)      SS Pathirana    4-0-30-0

13.1

Alvitigala to Jayawardene, no run, on the middle, he pushes it to the leg side, straight to the fielder

13.2

Alvitigala to Jayawardene, 2 runs, short of length, outside the off and cuts it away to the deep point region, they are able to come back for the second

100 comes up, both 50s have come off 40 balls!

13.3

Alvitigala to Jayawardene, 1 run, outside edge, gets to the wicket-keeper, who misses fielding it cleanly, off for a single

13.4

Alvitigala to Weeraratne, 1 run, outside the off, tries to upper cut it away over to third-man, just falls short of the fielder

13.5

Alvitigala to Jayawardene, 1 run, opens the face through to the third-man for a single

Decent over so far.

13.6

Alvitigala to Weeraratne, 1 run, on his pads and that has been smacked over, but straight to deep square-leg for a single

End of over 14 (6 runs) Wayamba United 105/2
K Weeraratne    16* (13b 3x4)      KG Alvitigala    4-0-27-1
DPMD Jayawardene    43* (31b 7x4)      B Laughlin    2-0-17-0

14.1

Laughlin to Weeraratne, 2 leg byes, on the off side, slower it was and he was too quickly into his shot, beaten for the lack of pace and it races away to third-man

14.2

Laughlin to Weeraratne, FOUR, full-toss, on the off stump, mid-off is up inside the circle and that has been spanked away through wide mid-off for four

14.3

Laughlin to Weeraratne, 2 runs, leading edge and that has spooned up, one thought it was going straight to hand but just carries over mid-off!

14.4

Laughlin to Weeraratne, no run, bouncer and he ducks under it, one for the over and the bowler has a problem with that too!

14.5

Laughlin to Weeraratne, 2 runs, he is living by the sword and for now surviving them, goes for a slash, in the air, and falls short of the third-man fielder

14.6

Laughlin to Weeraratne, 1 run, and he survives again, he tries to pull it, goes over the mid-wicket region and just eludes the fielder there, only a single though

End of over 15 (11 runs) Wayamba United 116/2
K Weeraratne    25* (19b 4x4)      B Laughlin    3-0-26-0
DPMD Jayawardene    43* (31b 7x4)      KG Alvitigala    4-0-27-1

15.1

Mendis to Weeraratne, FOUR, outside the off and spinning away, the batsman unleashes his reverse sweep and smacks him over the in-field for a four!

15.2

Mendis to Weeraratne, 1 run, on the off stump, driven down the ground for a single

15.3

Mendis to Jayawardene, no run, yorker length from Mendis, dug out well by MJ but he will want to score off every ball at this stage

15.4

Mendis to Jayawardene, no run, on the off stump, spinning slightly away, cuts away to the short third-man fielder

15.5

Mendis to Jayawardene, FOUR, on the off stump and MJ goes down the track and hits it inside out through extra-cover for a four!

15.6

Mendis to Jayawardene, 1 run, fuller on the off and reverse swept, that was nearly sneaking through the point region but a fine save by the fielder

End of over 16 (10 runs) Wayamba United 126/2
DPMD Jayawardene    48* (35b 8x4)      BAW Mendis    3-0-19-1
K Weeraratne    30* (21b 5x4)      B Laughlin    3-0-26-0

Time-out now. Eranga comes on now.

16.1

Eranga to Jayawardene, 2 runs, outside the off, full-toss and driven through the covers for a single, and wait, he is coming back for the second here, gets to his half-century with that stroke!

16.2

Eranga to Jayawardene, FOUR, that was wide, wide outside the off stump and he has turned that into a boundary ball over fine-leg! The fielder was up but it was quite clearly a miraculous stroke!

16.3

Eranga to Jayawardene, 1 run, goes for a slog, goes through to long-on for a single

16.4

Eranga to Weeraratne, no run, outside the off, length ball and he swings his bat alright, but does not get a touch, through to the keeper

MJ has a talk with his junior partner

16.5

Eranga to Weeraratne, SIX, short ball and it has been powerfully smoked over mid-wicket, I wonder whether the ball survived that shot, hit really hard that was!

16.6

Eranga to Weeraratne, OUT, gone now, bowled! Gets the length a tad fuller and he goes for that same slog shot, misses this time and the stumps are rattled, an end of an excellent stand

K Weeraratne b Eranga 36 (24b 5x4 1x6) SR: 150.00

End of over 17 (13 runs) Wayamba United 139/3
     RMS Eranga    3-0-33-1
DPMD Jayawardene    55* (38b 9x4)      BAW Mendis    3-0-19-1

Experienced T20 batsman Azhar Mahmood at five. Laughlin to bowl.

17.1

Laughlin to Jayawardene, 2 runs, outside the off and that has been carved over the deep point region for a couple of runs

17.2

Laughlin to Jayawardene, FOUR, outside the off, he was going down the leg stump and then opens the face of the bat through to the fine third-man region, beats the fielder!

17.3

Laughlin to Jayawardene, SIX, that is a six and that is an excellent six! He moved outside the off and scoops the full-toss over the keeper's head, whoa I must add!

17.4

Laughlin to Jayawardene, no run, slog attempted and missed, wanted to go over mid-wicket but does not get any bat to it.

17.5

Laughlin to Jayawardene, SIX, slower one pitched up and MJ awaited its arrival, he really did and then when the time was right he has smashed it over mid-wicket for a six!

17.6

Laughlin to Jayawardene, no run, yorker length outside the off and he manages to beat him this time, end of an over that costs 18!

End of over 18 (18 runs) Wayamba United 157/3
DPMD Jayawardene    73* (44b 10x4 2x6)      B Laughlin    4-0-44-0
Azhar Mahmood    0* (0b)      RMS Eranga    3-0-33-1

18.1

Mendis to Azhar Mahmood, 2 runs, shorter from the bowler, it has been punched down to wide long-on and they are able to come back for the second

18.2

Mendis to Azhar Mahmood, 2 runs, outside the off, he goes for a slog and that has ballooned up in the air, Mushfiqur Rahim goes for it towards the point region and drops it!

18.3

Mendis to Azhar Mahmood, OUT, goes for another slog, misses it and the off stump is rattled, Mahmood is back for a three-ball four

Azhar Mahmood b Mendis 4 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

18.4

Mendis to Chandimal, 2 runs, dropped it again, that is two in three, it has been spooned up and the fielder on the off side side was trying to grab it, but got nowhere near it!

18.5

Mendis to Chandimal, no run, driven to the off side, MJ wanted the single, but is quickly sent back

18.6

Mendis to Chandimal, FOUR, whatever is happening here, it's the third sitter dropped, Chandimal slogged it over mid-wicket but there was a fielder there, who back-pedalled a tad and had it, and then dropped it!

End of over 19 (10 runs) Wayamba United 167/4
LD Chandimal    6* (3b 1x4)      BAW Mendis    4-0-29-2
DPMD Jayawardene    73* (44b 10x4 2x6)      B Laughlin    4-0-44-0

19.1

Eranga to Jayawardene, no run, tries to play a cheeky little dab again and misses this time

19.2

Eranga to Jayawardene, SIX, shot, slogged away over mid-wicket for a six! it was outside the off, full and MJ gave it his all, probably it was the slower ball too and it was dispatched with all his might!

19.3

Eranga to Jayawardene, FOUR, outside the off stump, and that has been hit inside out, gone straight to the fielder and he has dropped it again!

19.4

Eranga to Jayawardene, SIX, slower ball on the off stump and it has been smoked over deep square-leg for a six, he waited for the ball knowing that there was a slower one lurking around the corner, takes him to 89.

19.5

Eranga to Jayawardene, SIX, another one, another six, this could well be Vivian Richards batting but I have my glasses on and no, this is MJ alright, he has gone over to the off stump and pummelled the white ball over backward square-leg for a six!

19.6

Eranga to Jayawardene, 1 run, driven through the covers for a single to end the innings on 190/4, with MJ missing his 100 by just four!

Match State: Innings Break. Frenetic pace set by all the top-order batsmen there, with Jayawardene taking the cream with his 50-ball 96. He was dropped towards the end of the innings but take nothing away, it was a knock that combined grace, panache and hard-hitting in one! Back in 10 with a difficult chase

End of over 20 (23 runs) Wayamba United 190/4
DPMD Jayawardene    96* (50b 11x4 5x6)      RMS Eranga    4-0-56-1
LD Chandimal    6* (3b 1x4)      BAW Mendis    4-0-29-2
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Aug 20, 2012

Akila Dananjaya celebrates one of his three wickets, Nagenahira Nagas v Wayamba United, SLPL, Pallekele, August 20, 2012

Akila Dananjaya celebrates one of his three wickets

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Aug 20, 2012

Mahela Jayawardene on his way to 96 off 50, Nagenahira Nagas v Wayamba United, SLPL, Pallekele, August 20, 2012

Mahela Jayawardene on his way to 96 off 50

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