Sri Lanka Premier League - 1st semi final

Wayamba United v Uva Next

Uva Next won by 20 runs

8.00pm Kumar Sangakkara says par score on this track is 160. Kandamby, the Uva captain: "Everyone is fit to play. Three changes: Umar is back, Bhanuka is back," he can't remember the third change. "We have a very good bowling line-up, 160 should be a good total to defend." Upul Tharanga has fractured a finger, so he is out.

Mahela Jayawardene: "It is a fresh wicket, we haven't played on this. Azhar comes back. These pitches have played true, if we can keep them down to 150-160, it will be competitive."

7.45pm Greeting folks, it's the first semi-final of the SLPL: fancied Wayamba United take on Uva Next.

Uva have won the toss and chosen to bat.

Wayamba have been almost undefeated in the league phase, winning all their matches except a narrow defeat to Kandurata. Uva have been less convincing, but have done enough to reach the knock-outs.

Still about five minutes to go for the start of the match, spend it reading Andrew Fernando's excellent preview.

There's plenty of other cricket on as well. Two of the best one-day batsmen around, Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers, are in the middle as South Africa are 170 for 3 in the second ODI against England. Comms here.

And over in the UAE, Pakistan have just begun batting against Australia in the first ODI. Comms for that game < a href="/pakistan-v-australia-2012/engine/current/match/571145.html" target="_blank">here.

Yogi expects an upset as Kamran Akmal and Mohammad Hafeez have left for the UAE: "Wayamba had strong batting with Pakistani players who are currently playing in UAE, Uva Next in Finals!"

0.1

Udana to Munaweera, 1 run, Munaweera faces the first ball, a length delivery is punched to the left of the bowler Udana for the first run of the match

0.2

Udana to Rajapaksa, no run, outside off and that is left alone by Rajapaksa

0.3

Udana to Rajapaksa, FOUR, full and wide and that is thumped to the sweeper cover boundary by Rajapaksa, who doesn't take the trouble of keeping it along the ground

0.4

Udana to Rajapaksa, OUT, Udana has struck in the first over, shortish and angling in towards the off stump, don't think there was much movement off the pitch, Rajapaksa nibbles it through to the keeper

PBB Rajapaksa c †Chandimal b Udana 4 (3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

The captain Thilina Kandamby walks in

0.5

Udana to Kandamby, no run, pitched up by Udana, Kandamby gets well forward and defends to the off side

0.6

Udana to Kandamby, 1 run, another edge, a thick one this time as Kandamby drives, down to third man for a single

End of over 1 (6 runs) Uva Next 6/1
SHT Kandamby    1* (2b)      I Udana    1-0-6-1
EMDY Munaweera    1* (1b)     

Azhar Mahmood charges in

1.1

Azhar Mahmood to Kandamby, no run, starts with a ball on the pads, tucked towards midwicket by Kandamby

1.2

Azhar Mahmood to Kandamby, FOUR, superb timing there from Kandamby, a push off the front foot sends the ball racing between the bowler and mid-off for four, no power at all there from Kandamby

1.3

Azhar Mahmood to Kandamby, no run, Mahmood responds by shortening the length, bowls it on middle stump, defended by Kandamby

1.4

Azhar Mahmood to Kandamby, 1 run, again a thick outside edge, Kandamby gets a single down to third man

1.5

Azhar Mahmood to Munaweera, no run, swing there for Mahmood, curving the ball away from the batsman, no footwork at all from Munaweera as he swishes at that one outside off and is beaten

1.6

Azhar Mahmood to Munaweera, FOUR, fuller and wider, again Munaweera is happy to keep his feet rooted and throw his bat at it, connects well this time, sends the ball flying over point for four

End of over 2 (9 runs) Uva Next 15/1
EMDY Munaweera    5* (3b 1x4)      Azhar Mahmood    1-0-9-0
SHT Kandamby    6* (6b 1x4)      I Udana    1-0-6-1

2.1

Udana to Kandamby, 2 leg byes, sliding it down the leg side, helped just past short fine leg for a couple

Hashim Amla continues to enjoy his England tour. Another century for him.

2.2

Udana to Kandamby, 1 run, worked towards backward square leg for a single

2.3

Udana to Munaweera, FOUR, another lofted hit from Munaweera, a length ball is launched over cover for four

2.4

Udana to Munaweera, 1 run, slower one from Udana, tucked for a single

2.5

Udana to Kandamby, 1 wide, down the leg side, a free run for Uva

2.5

Udana to Kandamby, 1 leg bye, an appeal for lbw, that was going down, off the pads for a leg bye

Andrew Fernando says just one stand is full in the stadium, with a few spectators scattered in the other stands. The papare band making quite a din though

2.6

Udana to Munaweera, no run, Udana goes up in the appeal once more, he is pleading with the umpire here, pitching way outside leg stump though

End of over 3 (10 runs) Uva Next 25/1
EMDY Munaweera    10* (6b 2x4)      I Udana    2-0-13-1
SHT Kandamby    7* (9b 1x4)      Azhar Mahmood    1-0-9-0

3.1

Azhar Mahmood to Kandamby, no run, outside off and that is left alone

3.2

Azhar Mahmood to Kandamby, 1 run

3.3

Azhar Mahmood to Munaweera, FOUR, Munaweera charges down the track and clubs the ball past point for four more, he was nowhere near the pitch of that one but carried on with the shot

3.4

Azhar Mahmood to Munaweera, no run, short of length and outside off, steered towards backward point, that was a slower one from Azhar

3.5

Azhar Mahmood to Munaweera, 1 wide, a wild delivery from Azhar, short and down the leg side, a diving take from Chandimal

Around 8000 fans in the stadium today, says Andrew F.

3.5

Azhar Mahmood to Munaweera, no run, slower one again from Azhar, pitched short of a length and well outside off, mistimed towards cover off the front foot

3.6

Azhar Mahmood to Munaweera, FOUR, yet another slower delivery, he's bowling more slower deliveries than the specialist Udana, this one doesn't worry Munaweera though, who scythes it through to the cover boundary, Uva move to 35 for 1

End of over 4 (10 runs) Uva Next 35/1
EMDY Munaweera    18* (10b 4x4)      Azhar Mahmood    2-0-19-0
SHT Kandamby    8* (11b 1x4)      I Udana    2-0-13-1

The unreadable Mr Hogg is on.

4.1

Hogg to Kandamby, 1 run, loopy length ball, spinning away, driven towards extra cover

4.2

Hogg to Munaweera, no run, this one spins away from off, Munaweera waits on the back foot and tries to read it off the pitch, but he had no idea about that one, past the outside edge

4.3

Hogg to Munaweera, no run, looking to power that one over the leg side, didn't expect it to spin away, hit high on the blade and the ball loops towards midwicket

4.4

Hogg to Munaweera, 1 run, an unconvincing push through the off side for a single

4.5

Hogg to Kandamby, no run, length ball outside off, blocked off the back foot to the off side

4.6

Hogg to Kandamby, 1 run, waits on the back foot, tucks the ball towards midwicket and gets a single, a good first over from Hogg

End of over 5 (3 runs) Uva Next 38/1
SHT Kandamby    10* (14b 1x4)      GB Hogg    1-0-3-0
EMDY Munaweera    19* (13b 4x4)      Azhar Mahmood    2-0-19-0

Razzaq to bowl now

5.1

Abdul Razzaq to Kandamby, no run, starts with a full ball angling across, just outside off, slapped towards cover off the front foot

5.2

Abdul Razzaq to Kandamby, 2 runs, short of length and on the pads, clipped towards deep square leg for two

5.3

Abdul Razzaq to Kandamby, 1 run, short of length ball is punched towards mid-on

5.4

Abdul Razzaq to Munaweera, FOUR, beautifully done by Munaweera, a short of length ball outside off, too wide when you have third man up, Munaweera steers it past the man there for four, a controlled shot

5.5

Abdul Razzaq to Munaweera, 1 no ball, Razzaq oversteps, that was a length ball that is defended

5.5

Abdul Razzaq to Munaweera, no run, a short ball outside off, the free-hit is wasted as the batsman went for the big swipe to the leg side but doesn't connect

5.6

Abdul Razzaq to Munaweera, OUT, was that going down? the umpire doesn't think so, he raises the finger as soon as the lbw question is raised, that was a short of length ball angling in, Munaweera looked to swing it to the leg side, was struck on the thigh pad in front of middle and leg

EMDY Munaweera lbw b Abdul Razzaq 23 (17b 5x4 0x6) SR: 135.29

End of over 6 (8 runs) Uva Next 46/2
     Abdul Razzaq    1-0-8-1
SHT Kandamby    13* (17b 1x4)      GB Hogg    1-0-3-0

6.1

Weeraratne to Kandamby, 1 leg bye

6.2

Weeraratne to Chanderpaul, no run, defended to the off side

6.3

Weeraratne to Chanderpaul, 1 run, steers it towards deep backward point for a single

6.4

Weeraratne to Kandamby, 1 run, another single, towards cover this time

6.5

Weeraratne to Chanderpaul, 1 run, opens the face to guide it towards third man, a slower ball that one

6.6

Weeraratne to Kandamby, FOUR, lovely stroke from Kandamby, skips down the track and drills a short of length ball past a diving extra cover for four

End of over 7 (8 runs) Uva Next 54/2
SHT Kandamby    18* (20b 2x4)      K Weeraratne    1-0-7-0
S Chanderpaul    2* (3b)      Abdul Razzaq    1-0-8-1

7.1

Abdul Razzaq to Chanderpaul, no run, defended to the off side, off the back foot by Chanderpaul

7.2

Abdul Razzaq to Chanderpaul, 1 run, short of length ball just outside off, slapped towards backward point for a quick single

7.3

Abdul Razzaq to Kandamby, no run, sort of length and angling across, Kandamby looks to send that into orbit, he misses and that is through to the keeper

7.4

Abdul Razzaq to Kandamby, 1 run, short of length ball on the pad,s tucked towards deep square leg for a single

7.5

Abdul Razzaq to Chanderpaul, 1 run, length ball on the pads, Chanders shuffles across as he does on every delivery, glances it down to fine leg for a single

7.6

Abdul Razzaq to Kandamby, 1 run, a good looking shot from Kandamby, making room and calmly guiding that towards deep backward point for a single

End of over 8 (4 runs) Uva Next 58/2
SHT Kandamby    20* (23b 2x4)      Abdul Razzaq    2-0-12-1
S Chanderpaul    4* (6b)      K Weeraratne    1-0-7-0

8.1

Hogg to Kandamby, FOUR, Hoog's first ball is tossed up, pitching outside off and spinning away, the slog-sweep dispatches that to the midwicket boundary

8.2

Hogg to Kandamby, 2 runs, this one is quicker and skidding towards off, pushed towards mid-on, Hogg has to chase that one, he sprints after it but doesn't pick it up cleanly allowing the batsmen time for the second

8.3

Hogg to Kandamby, 1 run, whipped towards square leg for a single this time

8.4

Hogg to Chanderpaul, no run, flighted once more, Chanderpaul drives firmly but can't beat short extra cover

8.5

Hogg to Chanderpaul, no run, quicker and fizzes through, Chanderpaul is cramped by that one, but he gets the bat down quickly, quick enough to keep that one out

8.6

Hogg to Chanderpaul, 1 run, whipped in front of square leg for one more

End of over 9 (8 runs) Uva Next 66/2
S Chanderpaul    5* (9b)      GB Hogg    2-0-11-0
SHT Kandamby    27* (26b 3x4)      Abdul Razzaq    2-0-12-1

The exciting new talent Akila Dhananjaya comes on

9.1

Dananjaya to Chanderpaul, no run, from round the wicket, that one is on a length and sliding down the leg side, a mild lbw appeal

9.2

Dananjaya to Chanderpaul, 1 run, full ball on middle and leg, lashed towards long-on

9.3

Dananjaya to Kandamby, 1 run, gives that one plenty of air, a full toss on the pads, clipped for a single towards square leg

9.4

Dananjaya to Chanderpaul, 1 run, keeps it full, eased towards mid-on for a single

Dhananjaya is 18 years old, and looks even younger.

9.5

Dananjaya to Kandamby, 1 run, another single to mid-on

9.6

Dananjaya to Chanderpaul, 1 run, keeps it full, just five singles in the over, on the pads and that is driven along the ground towards long-on

End of over 10 (5 runs) Uva Next 71/2
S Chanderpaul    8* (13b)      A Dananjaya    1-0-5-0
SHT Kandamby    29* (28b 3x4)      GB Hogg    2-0-11-0

Razzaq is back

10.1

Abdul Razzaq to Chanderpaul, no run, shortish ball outside off, Chanderpaul was looking to pull that powerfully but it was too slow from Razzaq, bottom-edge bounces through to the keeper

10.2

Abdul Razzaq to Chanderpaul, 1 run, length ball outside off, guided down towards third man for a single

10.3

Abdul Razzaq to Kandamby, OUT, Razzaq strikes, it was a short of length ball, Kandamby moved away from leg stump and looked to crash that through the off side, he pats it straight to backward point, the pressure had been building over the last few overs

SHT Kandamby c Tamim Iqbal b Abdul Razzaq 29 (29b 3x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Andrew McDonald is the new batsman

10.4

Abdul Razzaq to McDonald, no run, Razzaq fires it in towards the off stump, defended to the leg side by McDonald

10.5

Abdul Razzaq to McDonald, no run

10.6

Abdul Razzaq to McDonald, no run, a terrific over from Razzaq comes to an end, once more it is a back of length ball around off, punched to short cover, just a single off that over, and the wicket of the Uva captain

End of over 11 (1 run) Uva Next 72/3
AB McDonald    0* (3b)      Abdul Razzaq    3-0-13-2
S Chanderpaul    9* (15b)      A Dananjaya    1-0-5-0

11.1

Dananjaya to Chanderpaul, 1 run, on the pads, guided towards midwicket for a single

11.2

Dananjaya to McDonald, no run, gives it some air, length ball spinning in, driven towards cover

11.3

Dananjaya to McDonald, OUT, McDonald is foxed by the flight, he is lured out of the crease on seeing the ball tossed up, he can't get bat on it though and it slips past him, nearly slips past the keeper as well, who needs several attempts to collect the ball before clumsily breaking the stumps to confirm a duck for McDonald

AB McDonald st †Chandimal b Dananjaya 0 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Andrew Fernando reports that the a much larger crowd is at the ground now, the biggest of the tournament.

11.4

Dananjaya to Prasanna, SIX, another flighted delivery, just outside off, Seekkuge blasts that over long-off for six, no need for a sighter for this man

11.5

Dananjaya to Prasanna, 1 run, poked towards point for one more

11.6

Dananjaya to Chanderpaul, 1 run, length ball on the pads, nudged to midwicket for one more

End of over 12 (9 runs) Uva Next 81/4
S Chanderpaul    11* (17b)      A Dananjaya    2-0-14-1
S Prasanna    7* (2b 1x6)      Abdul Razzaq    3-0-13-2

12.1

Abdul Razzaq to Chanderpaul, no run, Razzaq starts his final over, Chanderpaul moves across and looks to slice the ball through the off side, he misses, seven dots and 11 singles so far in the innings for Chanders

12.2

Abdul Razzaq to Chanderpaul, no run, make that eight dots and 11 singles, defended to the off side

12.3

Abdul Razzaq to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, short ball and that is awkwardly slugged towards deep midwicket, they should have got three there, and that would have taken Chanderpaul off the strike as well, they settle for two instead

12.4

Abdul Razzaq to Chanderpaul, no run, Chanders playing down the wrong line there, looking to push it to the off side and that sneaks between bat and pad, sails over the off stump

12.5

Abdul Razzaq to Chanderpaul, 1 run, poked towards point for a single

12.6

Abdul Razzaq to Prasanna, 1 run, end of a nagging spell from Razzaq, that was a length ball sliding down, helped along to fine leg for a single

End of over 13 (4 runs) Uva Next 85/4
S Prasanna    8* (3b 1x6)      Abdul Razzaq    4-0-17-2
S Chanderpaul    14* (22b)      A Dananjaya    2-0-14-1

13.1

Hogg to Prasanna, no run, Hogg spins it away from the right hander, Prasanna was looking to slog that to midwicket, he misses and that is past the off stump

13.2

Hogg to Prasanna, 1 run, gets well back and chops that towards deep point for a single, plenty of power on that stroke

13.3

Hogg to Chanderpaul, 1 run, terrific delivery from Hogg, Chanders had absolutely no clue about that one, that fizzes past the outside edge as he stayed back in the crease looking to defend it

13.4

Hogg to Prasanna, 2 byes, the wrong 'un from Hogg, Prasanna looks to slog-sweep again, he has no idea which way the ball is going, the keeper isn't doing much better either, it beats both to run away for a couple of byes

13.5

Hogg to Prasanna, OUT, third time in the over that he went for the sweep, Hogg bowls the perfect chinaman delivery, pitching on a length just outside off and spinning in, beats the sweep and takes out off stump, Hogg is toying with Uva here

S Prasanna b Hogg 9 (7b 0x4 1x6) SR: 128.57

Akila Dhananjaya is off the field, he might have hurt his ankle as he was fielding earlier in the over

13.6

Hogg to Oram, no run, outside off and that is left alone, Uva is plenty of trouble here

End of over 14 (4 runs) Uva Next 89/5
JDP Oram    0* (1b)      GB Hogg    3-0-13-1
S Chanderpaul    15* (23b)      Abdul Razzaq    4-0-17-2

Shehan Jayasuriya to bowl now, round the wicket

14.1

Jayasuriya to Chanderpaul, 1 wide, flat and short, wild delivery down the leg side

14.1

Jayasuriya to Chanderpaul, 1 run, Chanders looks to paddle that one, top-edges it and that ball swirls past the keeper, Wayamba wouldn't mind keeping Chanders in the middle

14.2

Jayasuriya to Oram, 1 wide, spun away sharply that one after pitching outside off, surprised Oram and the bowler as well

14.2

Jayasuriya to Oram, 1 run, clipped off the back foot towards midwicket

14.3

Jayasuriya to Chanderpaul, FOUR, Chanders gets his first boundary, the reverse-sweep comes out and he connects well, powered past point, many of Chanders; boundaries in limited overs come off sweeps and reverse-sweeps these days

14.4

Jayasuriya to Chanderpaul, no run

14.5

Jayasuriya to Chanderpaul, no run, defended to the off side, not too convincingly

14.6

Jayasuriya to Chanderpaul, FOUR, length ball outside off, another reverse-sweep, again Chanders connects well, gets it over point for four more, 12 off the over, the best of the innings

End of over 15 (12 runs) Uva Next 101/5
S Chanderpaul    24* (28b 2x4)      DSNFG Jayasuriya    1-0-12-0
JDP Oram    1* (2b)      GB Hogg    3-0-13-1

Dhananjaya is back

15.1

Dananjaya to Oram, no run, flighted from round the innings, Oram looks to drive through the off, outside-edge towards short third man

15.2

Dananjaya to Oram, no run, gets deep in the crease and pushes the ball back towards the bowler

15.3

Dananjaya to Oram, 2 runs, again a big step backwards, waits for the ball to spin away and carves it to deep point

15.4

Dananjaya to Oram, FOUR, looking to thrash that one through the off side, connects well and gets a boundary for his efforts

15.5

Dananjaya to Oram, no run, punched back towards the bowler, who fields and throws the ball at the batsman, off his pads and past the keeper, not sure what the keeper was appealing for there

15.6

Dananjaya to Oram, SIX, Oram tries to slam that over the leg side, gets a top edge, I thought that was going to be caught somewhere near mid-off but that has carried all the way for six, another over which yields 12

End of over 16 (12 runs) Uva Next 113/5
JDP Oram    13* (8b 1x4 1x6)      A Dananjaya    3-0-26-1
S Chanderpaul    24* (28b 2x4)      DSNFG Jayasuriya    1-0-12-0

16.1

Hogg to Chanderpaul, 1 run, on the pads, clipped to midwicket for a single

16.2

Hogg to Oram, SIX, Jacob Oram can hit 'em, he's hitting them now, skips down to get near the pitch of the ball and launches that to the long-off boundary, 99m hit that one, no doubt over that clearing the rope

Kapil: "Anything less then 60 in the last 5 overs, the game is in the bag for WU.."

16.3

Hogg to Oram, 2 runs, dropped, Oram looking to dispatch every delivery now, he doesn't get hold of that one, swirls towards midwicket, two fielders converge but it is put down

16.4

Hogg to Oram, 1 run, swept for a single

16.5

Hogg to Chanderpaul, 1 run, spinning away after pitching on a length outside off, guided towards backward point for a single

16.6

Hogg to Oram, 1 run, Oram makes room and look to swipe that to midwicket, doesn't get proper hold of it, along the ground to deep midwicket

End of over 17 (12 runs) Uva Next 125/5
JDP Oram    23* (12b 1x4 2x6)      GB Hogg    4-0-25-1
S Chanderpaul    26* (30b 2x4)      A Dananjaya    3-0-26-1

Azhar Mahmood is back

17.1

Azhar Mahmood to Oram, SIX, he starts with a gift, a full toss on the pads, Oram gets under that one and clobbers it over wide long-on, momentum with Uva now

17.2

Azhar Mahmood to Oram, SIX, Oram changing the face of this game now, hitting sixes at will, a full slower one, Oram spots it and delays his shot, launches it straight for six, just clears the rope

17.3

Azhar Mahmood to Oram, 1 wide, full and wide, too wide, not the best of days for Mahmood so far

17.3

Azhar Mahmood to Oram, no run, slower ball, nearly a yorker, Oram can't get under that one, squeezed out towards point

17.4

Azhar Mahmood to Oram, 1 wide, slower bouncer on leg stump, Oram ducks under that one, umpire calls that a wide, Oram is 6' 6" but the umpires think that is too high for him as well, Mahela isn't impressed

17.4

Azhar Mahmood to Oram, SIX, six more for Oram, a short of length ball is punished over extra cover, Oram gets the front leg out of the way and throws his bat at that one, high and long

17.5

Azhar Mahmood to Oram, OUT, Oram's pyrotechnics are over, a full toss outside off, Oram checks his cut, and that carries to backward point, a soft dismissal there after all the hard-hitting, still Oram's 41 has transformed this game, Uva were plodding along till he came along to energise the innings

JDP Oram c Siriwardana b Azhar Mahmood 41 (17b 1x4 5x6) SR: 241.17

17.6

Azhar Mahmood to Senanayake, no run, good finish there from Mahmood, gets the final ball of the over past the outside edge

End of over 18 (20 runs) Uva Next 145/6
SMSM Senanayake    0* (1b)      Azhar Mahmood    3-0-39-1
S Chanderpaul    26* (30b 2x4)      GB Hogg    4-0-25-1

Oram: "Anything around 160-170 is going to be tough to chase under lights." He says the pitch is slower than yesterday's, with some more turn in it.

18.1

Udana to Chanderpaul, 1 run, driven towards deep extra cover for a single

18.2

Udana to Senanayake, 1 run, length ball on middle and off, defended to the off side

18.3

Udana to Chanderpaul, no run, length ball outside off, not much pace on it, driven to extra cover, an appeal for a run-out at the non-striker's end, the umpire doesn't ask for a replay, it was close but the batsman seemed to have made his ground

18.4

Udana to Chanderpaul, SIX, the effectiveness of the Chanderpaul sweep on display again, he moves across and gets on his knees as he uses the pace to send that one over the square leg boundary for six, Chanderpaul up to a run a ball now

18.5

Udana to Chanderpaul, FOUR, full and well outside off, Chanderpaul looked to drive that through the off, edged to third man, fine enough to get another boundary

18.6

Udana to Chanderpaul, 1 run, a tight single towards cover to end the over, a full-length dive from Chanderpaul as he looks to make his ground, crashes into the bowler, Chanders seems to have hurt his hand here, physio is out

Last five overs: 69 runs

Kaiser: "i think 160+ should be a good a total as WU have a good batting line while uva next has a good bowling side."

End of over 19 (13 runs) Uva Next 158/6
S Chanderpaul    38* (35b 3x4 1x6)      I Udana    3-0-26-1
SMSM Senanayake    1* (2b)      Azhar Mahmood    3-0-39-1

19.1

Azhar Mahmood to Chanderpaul, no run, short ball outside off, Chanders looks to pummel that down the ground, bottom-edge through to the keeper on the bounce

HMN: "Its going to be interesting to see how WU go about their chase especially since the PAK duo are missing....MJ, Chandimal and Tamim will have to fire......"

19.2

Azhar Mahmood to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, keeps it short, Chanders pulls that firmly towards the deep square leg boundary, seemed headed for four till Udana puts in a dive to stop that one, Mahmood applauds the effort from Udana

19.3

Azhar Mahmood to Chanderpaul, no run, a full toss outside off seems to have confused Chanders, who wasn't sure how to deal with that one, ultimately decides to try to guide that past the keeper to the third man boundary, beaten

19.4

Azhar Mahmood to Chanderpaul, 1 wide, short ball that Chanders can't reach, well outside off

19.4

Azhar Mahmood to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, slowr ball, on a length and outside off, edged past the keeper and down to third man for a couple, Chanders was looking to club it through the off side, had to delay the shot

19.5

Azhar Mahmood to Chanderpaul, FOUR, length ball outside off, drilled down the ground and Tamim at mid-off should have stopped that, at least by getting his body behind the ball, instead Tamim makes a hash of things, allowing a boundary

19.6

Azhar Mahmood to Chanderpaul, FOUR, a low full toss to finish the innings, Chanders chips that over mid-off, a controlled shot to fetch himself a boundary, and reaches his half-century as well, 50 off 41 at the end, not too shabby an effort from Chanders

Uva finish on 171, should prove a challenge even for a strong Wayamba side. Back with the chase in a bit.

Ken: "Good work from Chanderpaul to hold the innings together, sad that he is not part of WI T20 plans." Not sure there's a place for Chanders in Wi's T20 squad, Ken.. given the number of allrounders and T20 specialists they have.

End of over 20 (13 runs) Uva Next 171/6
S Chanderpaul    50* (41b 5x4 1x6)      Azhar Mahmood    4-0-52-1
SMSM Senanayake    1* (2b)      I Udana    3-0-26-1
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
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Photos

Aug 28, 2012

Wayamba's Azhar Mahmood hits a ball hard, Wayamba v Uva, SLPL, 1st semi-final, Colombo, August 28, 2012

Wayamba's Azhar Mahmood hits a ball hard

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Aug 28, 2012

Jacob Oram celebrates a wicket, Wayamba v Uva, SLPL, 1st semi-final, Colombo, August 28, 2012

Jacob Oram celebrates a wicket

© Shaun Roy/SPORTZPICS/SLPL

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