Sri Lanka Cricket Super 4's Twenty20 Tournament - Final

Kandurata Maroons v Basnahira Greens

Kandurata Maroons won by 7 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)

Angelo Mathews says they would like to have a psychological advantage by batting first. His counterpart, Lahiru Thirimanne says he would have opted to bat first too but the pitch looks good for batting and the toss shouldn't play a big role. It's quite sunny in Colombo with a few patches of clouds and the first ball is going to be bowled soon.

Hello and welcome to the final of the Super Fours Tournament between Kandurata Maroons and Basnahira Greens in Colombo. A Champions League T20 spot is up for grabs here. Russel Arnold tweets that Basnahira Greens have won the toss and have elected to bat. Basnahira won both their matches in which they batted first during the league stage. Kandurata lost their last league match, while chasing against Uthura Yellows.

0.1

Kulasekara to Munaweera, 4 leg byes, angled in to the batsman with swing, glanced off the pads fine for four

0.2

Kulasekara to Munaweera, no run, Munaweera charges down but Kulasekara pitches it away from him outside off

0.2

Kulasekara to Munaweera, no run, full outside off, driven to cover

0.3

Kulasekara to Munaweera, 1 run, length ball outside off, defended with soft hands for a quick single

0.4

Kulasekara to Rupasinghe, 5 wides, way down the leg side and swinging further away from the keeper, five wides

0.4

Kulasekara to Rupasinghe, no run, length ball outside off, left alone

0.5

Kulasekara to Rupasinghe, no run, slightly wider outside off, Rupasinghe tries to cut and misses

0.6

Kulasekara to Rupasinghe, no run, length ball outside off, pushed to point

End of over 1 (10 runs) Basnahira Greens 10/0
RJMGM Rupasinghe    0* (3b)      KMDN Kulasekara    1-0-6-0
EMDY Munaweera    1* (3b)     

1.1

Dilhara to Munaweera, no run, full and outside off, crunched straight to extra cover

1.2

Dilhara to Munaweera, no run, short and on the stumps, hits him on the pads and its a loud appeal but turned down, would have gone over the stumps

1.3

Dilhara to Munaweera, FOUR, length ball on the stumps, hoisted on the on side towards deep square leg for four

1.4

Dilhara to Munaweera, no run, slightly shorter on similar line and Munaweera tries another slog but misses this time

1.5

Dilhara to Munaweera, no run, slow and low full toss outside off, Munaweera fails to connect properly

1.6

Dilhara to Munaweera, 2 runs, length ball on the stumps, steered towards the cow corner for a double

End of over 2 (6 runs) Basnahira Greens 16/0
EMDY Munaweera    7* (9b 1x4)      LHD Dilhara    1-0-6-0
RJMGM Rupasinghe    0* (3b)      KMDN Kulasekara    1-0-6-0

2.1

Kulasekara to Rupasinghe, OUT, got him! short of length on the stumps and this one came in sharply, Rupasinghe stayed in the crease and it hit on the pads in front of the stumps. Strong comeback from Kulasekara after an expensive first over

RJMGM Rupasinghe lbw b Kulasekara 0 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

2.2

Kulasekara to Sampath, 1 run, full outside off, steered to third man for a single

2.3

Kulasekara to Munaweera, no run, length ball outside off, defended to point

2.4

Kulasekara to Munaweera, OUT, bowled him! It was a length ball on the stumps, Munaweera made room to swing his bat but missed it completely and Kula has struck again

EMDY Munaweera b Kulasekara 7 (11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 63.63

2.5

Kulasekara to Serasinghe, no run, length ball with a hint of swing outside off, Serasinghe tries to poke and misses

2.6

Kulasekara to Serasinghe, 1 run, straight and full on the stumps, driven down to mid-off

End of over 3 (2 runs) Basnahira Greens 18/2
SC Serasinghe    1* (2b)      KMDN Kulasekara    2-0-8-2
TN Sampath    1* (1b)      LHD Dilhara    1-0-6-0

3.1

Dilhara to Serasinghe, no run, short of length on the stumps, it was angling down, the batsman tried to glance but missed and the loud lbw appeal was turned down

3.2

Dilhara to Serasinghe, 1 leg bye, short ball, Rupasinghe tries to pull but misses again, scampers for a leg bye this time

3.3

Dilhara to Sampath, 1 run, short of length wide outside off, Sampath slashes hard at it and goes to third man

3.4

Dilhara to Serasinghe, 1 run, length ball outside off, guided to third man

3.5

Dilhara to Sampath, no run, full outside off, driven to cover point

3.6

Dilhara to Sampath, 2 runs, sllightly short of length, pulled to deep square leg for a couple

End of over 4 (5 runs) Basnahira Greens 23/2
TN Sampath    4* (4b)      LHD Dilhara    2-0-10-0
SC Serasinghe    2* (5b)      KMDN Kulasekara    2-0-8-2

First bowling change of the morning, Dammika Prasad into the attack now

4.1

Prasad to Serasinghe, no run, full and straight, driven down firmly but Prasad sticks his left foot out to stop the ball

4.2

Prasad to Serasinghe, FOUR, short of length, Serasinghe makes a bit of room and times it well between point and third man

Slip has been moved to cover point

4.3

Prasad to Serasinghe, 1 run, slightly short on the stumps, pulled a little wide of mid-on

4.4

Prasad to Sampath, FOUR, pitched up ont he stumps and Sampath scoops it just over short fine leg for a four, a risky shot with rewards there

4.5

Prasad to Sampath, 1 run, length ball on off, defended towards mid-on for a quick single

4.6

Prasad to Serasinghe, no run, quicker ball, short of length outside off and missed by Serasinghe

End of over 5 (10 runs) Basnahira Greens 33/2
SC Serasinghe    7* (9b 1x4)      KTGD Prasad    1-0-10-0
TN Sampath    9* (6b 1x4)      LHD Dilhara    2-0-10-0

Another bowling change, Ajantha Mendis replaces Lokuhettige

5.1

Mendis to Sampath, 1 run, anglled down leg, steered on the on side for a single

5.2

Mendis to Serasinghe, no run, pitched it middle, it was a googly and the inside edge went on the on side

5.3

Mendis to Serasinghe, no run, on the stumps, defended safely

5.4

Mendis to Serasinghe, OUT, a googly on off, Serasinghe comes forward and pushes it to point and wants a single but Sampath says no and Serasinghe might fall short of his ground here, on his way back. It's gone to the third umpire and replays confirm the fall of the third wicket

SC Serasinghe run out 7 (12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 58.33

Basnahira are in trouble now despite winning the toss and electing to bat, which has not gone wrong in this tournament so far

5.5

Mendis to Mathews, no run, full on the stumps, defended safely

5.6

Mendis to Mathews, 1 run, full on middle and leg, pushed down the ground

End of over 6 (2 runs) Basnahira Greens 35/3
AD Mathews    1* (2b)      BAW Mendis    1-0-2-0
TN Sampath    10* (7b 1x4)      KTGD Prasad    1-0-10-0

6.1

Prasad to Mathews, no run, short and quick on off, defended on the back foot

6.2

Prasad to Mathews, 2 runs, short of length outside off, inside edge goes to the right of deep backward square leg and the batsmen run two quickly

6.3

Prasad to Mathews, no run, short of length outside off again, Mathews pokes and misses

6.4

Prasad to Mathews, no run, length ball on off, pushed down the ground firmly

6.5

Prasad to Mathews, 1 run, length ball outside off, driven to sweeper cover

6.6

Prasad to Sampath, 1 run, short ball on the stumps, Sampath tried to pull but can't connect properly, single to fine leg

End of over 7 (4 runs) Basnahira Greens 39/3
TN Sampath    11* (8b 1x4)      KTGD Prasad    2-0-14-0
AD Mathews    4* (7b)      BAW Mendis    1-0-2-0

Lokuarachchi replaces Mendis now

7.1

Lokuarachchi to Sampath, 1 run, pitched up on off, pushed to cover

7.2

Lokuarachchi to Mathews, no run, tossed up on off, defended by leaning forward

7.3

Lokuarachchi to Mathews, no run, full and outside off, pushed to cover

7.4

Lokuarachchi to Mathews, no run, length ball on off, defended in the crease

7.5

Lokuarachchi to Mathews, no run, length ball on middle and leg, defended again

7.6

Lokuarachchi to Mathews, no run, tight line and length on the stumps, defended with respect, just one run off the over

End of over 8 (1 run) Basnahira Greens 40/3
AD Mathews    4* (12b)      KS Lokuarachchi    1-0-1-0
TN Sampath    12* (9b 1x4)      KTGD Prasad    2-0-14-0

8.1

Prasad to Sampath, 2 runs, short of length outside off, Sampath comes down the track and smashes it to the left of long-off and they take two, it could have been three there

8.2

Prasad to Sampath, OUT, appeal for caught behind and he's gone! It was another quick delivery well outside off and Sampath went hard at it but managed only an inside edge to Sangakkara

TN Sampath c †Sangakkara b Prasad 14 (11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 127.27

8.3

Prasad to de Zoysa, 1 run, length ball outside off, defended with soft hands

8.4

Prasad to Mathews, no run, short of length on the stumps, defended in the crease

8.5

Prasad to Mathews, 2 runs, full and just outside off, driven down straight and it hits the stumps at the non-striker's end, just missing Prasad's fingers on the way and the batsmen take two runs after the deflection

8.6

Prasad to Mathews, FOUR, full and wider outside off, driven down firmly past mid-on for four

End of over 9 (9 runs) Basnahira Greens 49/4
AD Mathews    10* (15b 1x4)      KTGD Prasad    3-0-23-1
RSSS de Zoysa    1* (1b)      KS Lokuarachchi    1-0-1-0

9.1

Lokuarachchi to de Zoysa, 1 run, OUT, tossed up on middle, swept to fine leg and they are coming back for two, another appeal for run-out! Some more work for the third umpire. De Zoysa had to dive to come close to the crease, very close call here and it seems like he was just short when Sangakkara dislodged the bails

RSSS de Zoysa run out 2 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

9.2

Lokuarachchi to Gunaratne, 1 run, tossed up outside off, driven to cover for a single

9.3

Lokuarachchi to Mathews, no run, tossed up on leg, pushed back to the bowler

9.4

Lokuarachchi to Mathews, 1 run, full on leg again, driven down to long-on

9.5

Lokuarachchi to Gunaratne, no run, full on off, pushed to cover

9.6

Lokuarachchi to Gunaratne, no run, flighted on middle and off, defended on the front foot

End of over 10 (3 runs) Basnahira Greens 52/5
LJP Gunaratne    1* (3b)      KS Lokuarachchi    2-0-4-0
AD Mathews    11* (17b 1x4)      KTGD Prasad    3-0-23-1

Half-way through and Kandurata are on top here, they have taken wickets at regular intervals

10.1

Siriwardana to Mathews, 1 run, pitched up on middle, steered to midwicket

10.2

Siriwardana to Gunaratne, 1 run, low full toss on off, driven down to long-off

10.3

Siriwardana to Mathews, 1 run, half-volley on middle, pushed to long-on

10.4

Siriwardana to Gunaratne, no run, length ball on off, pushed back to the bowler

10.5

Siriwardana to Gunaratne, no run, loud appeal for lbw by Sangakkara but the batsman was a long way down the crease and there was no appeal from the bowler

10.6

Siriwardana to Gunaratne, no run, angled in from middle, hits Gunaratne on the pads

End of over 11 (3 runs) Basnahira Greens 55/5
LJP Gunaratne    2* (7b)      TAM Siriwardana    1-0-3-0
AD Mathews    13* (19b 1x4)      KS Lokuarachchi    2-0-4-0

11.1

Lokuarachchi to Mathews, no run, tossed up on off, defended to cover

11.2

Lokuarachchi to Mathews, 1 run, full on middle and leg, another single to long-on

11.3

Lokuarachchi to Gunaratne, 1 run, quicker and full on leg, pushed down to long-on

11.4

Lokuarachchi to Mathews, 1 run, length ball on the pads, steered to midwicket on the back foot

11.5

Lokuarachchi to Gunaratne, no run, flatter outside off, Gunaratne comes down and the ball hits him on the pads

11.6

Lokuarachchi to Gunaratne, no run, full on off, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 12 (3 runs) Basnahira Greens 58/5
LJP Gunaratne    3* (10b)      KS Lokuarachchi    3-0-7-0
AD Mathews    15* (22b 1x4)      TAM Siriwardana    1-0-3-0

Ajantha Mendis is back

12.1

Mendis to Mathews, 1 run, length ball on the pads, tucked on the on side with soft hands

12.2

Mendis to Gunaratne, no run, length ball on off, defended to cover

12.3

Mendis to Gunaratne, no run, flatter one on middle, guided to point

12.4

Mendis to Gunaratne, 1 run, tossed up on the stumps, Gunaratne comes down and lofts it towards deep midwicket

12.5

Mendis to Mathews, 1 run, length ball way outside off, driven down easily for a single

12.6

Mendis to Gunaratne, no run, flatter on off, Gunaratne comes down and defends on off

End of over 13 (3 runs) Basnahira Greens 61/5
LJP Gunaratne    4* (14b)      BAW Mendis    2-0-5-0
AD Mathews    17* (24b 1x4)      KS Lokuarachchi    3-0-7-0

Lokuarachchi into his fourth over

13.1

Lokuarachchi to Mathews, 1 run, full on off, Mathews comes down and chips it down to long-on

13.2

Lokuarachchi to Gunaratne, 1 run, tossed up on off, driven down to long-off

13.3

Lokuarachchi to Mathews, 1 run, flighted on middle, driven down to long-on

13.4

Lokuarachchi to Gunaratne, 1 leg bye, flatter outsid eoff, Gunaratne comes down and it hits it pads as they scamper for a quick single

13.5

Lokuarachchi to Mathews, no run, flatter and shorter outside off, driven to cover

13.6

Lokuarachchi to Mathews, 1 run, fuller and flighted on off, driven down to long-on. Just 11 runs given by Lokuarachchi in his four overs

End of over 14 (5 runs) Basnahira Greens 66/5
AD Mathews    20* (28b 1x4)      KS Lokuarachchi    4-0-11-0
LJP Gunaratne    5* (16b)      BAW Mendis    2-0-5-0

Lokuhettige replaces Mendis now

14.1

Dilhara to Mathews, no run, full toss on off, tucked straight to midwicket

14.2

Dilhara to Mathews, 1 run, full outside off, driven down to long-on for an easy single

14.3

Dilhara to Gunaratne, 1 run, short of length well outside off, cut to third man

14.4

Dilhara to Mathews, no run, low full toss, almost in the block hole, defended in the crease

14.5

Dilhara to Mathews, no run, low full toss outside off, Mathews scoops it straight to short fine leg after a bounce and wants a single but has to come back quickly

14.6

Dilhara to Mathews, 1 run, in the block hole on middle stumps, steered to midwicket for a single

End of over 15 (3 runs) Basnahira Greens 69/5
AD Mathews    22* (33b 1x4)      LHD Dilhara    3-0-13-0
LJP Gunaratne    6* (17b)      KS Lokuarachchi    4-0-11-0

15.1

Mendis to Mathews, 1 run, full on middle and leg, driven down for a quick single

15.2

Mendis to Gunaratne, no run, slightly short just outside off, he tried to cut but missed

15.3

Mendis to Gunaratne, 2 runs, short and flat going down leg, Gunaratne comes down the track and whacks it towards deep fine leg and a good effort in the deep saves two runs

15.4

Mendis to Gunaratne, 1 leg bye, lbw appeal after Gunaratne came down the track, it was a straight delivery

15.5

Mendis to Mathews, 1 run, pitched up on middle and Mathews manages only a single to long-on

15.6

Mendis to Gunaratne, 1 run, flatter outside off, Gunaratne comes down again and plays it to point

End of over 16 (6 runs) Basnahira Greens 75/5
LJP Gunaratne    9* (21b)      BAW Mendis    3-0-10-0
AD Mathews    24* (35b 1x4)      LHD Dilhara    3-0-13-0

Surajdon9: "The way Basnahira is batting its looks like 100 is beyond of reach.." Mathews will have to go for a few boundaries for them to reach the three-figure mark

16.1

Kulasekara to Gunaratne, OUT, Kulasekara has another one! It was a slower ball from the back of the hand on length, Gunaratne tries to slog it on the on side and missed it completely. Third wicket for Kula in 13 balls

LJP Gunaratne b Kulasekara 9 (22b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.90

16.2

Kulasekara to Udana, 1 run, length ball outside off, jabbed to deep point for a single

16.3

Kulasekara to Mathews, 1 run, length ball outside off, pushed down to long-off

16.4

Kulasekara to Udana, no run, very short, almost a bouncer well outside off, Udana tried to guide it to third man but missed

16.5

Kulasekara to Udana, 1 run, full and outside off, driven down to long-off

16.6

Kulasekara to Mathews, 1 run, full outside off again, driven down to long-off

End of over 17 (4 runs) Basnahira Greens 79/6
AD Mathews    26* (37b 1x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    3-0-12-3
I Udana    2* (3b)      BAW Mendis    3-0-10-0

17.1

Mendis to Mathews, 2 runs, short of length on middle, steered past midwicket off the back foot for two

17.2

Mendis to Mathews, 1 run, almost in the block hole on the leg stump, driven down to long-on

17.3

Mendis to Udana, 1 run, length ball on off, Udana hoists it over midwicket for a single

17.4

Mendis to Mathews, FOUR, Mathews comes down the track and makes this a full toss outside off and drives it in the cover region for four. It's only his second

17.5

Mendis to Mathews, FOUR, Another four! It was pitched on the pads and he drove it to the cow corner, bisecting two fielders

17.6

Mendis to Mathews, 1 run, flat and short, pushed to long-on

End of over 18 (13 runs) Basnahira Greens 92/6
AD Mathews    38* (42b 3x4)      BAW Mendis    4-0-23-0
I Udana    3* (4b)      KMDN Kulasekara    3-0-12-3

18.1

Dilhara to Mathews, 1 run, full on off, pushed to cover for a single

18.2

Dilhara to Udana, no run, that's slow and short, Udana made room and tried to pull but missed it completely

18.3

Dilhara to Udana, no run, another slower ball, this time closer to the stumps but Udana can't connect again

18.4

Dilhara to Udana, OUT, it was pitched short again and Udana connected this time but it took a leading edge and went high up in the air on the leg side. Kandamby at midwicket did well to run back a little and take a well-judged catch

I Udana c Kandamby b Dilhara 3 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

18.5

Dilhara to Mathews, 2 runs, length ball well outside off, Mathews came close to the ball to scoop but ended up steering it on the leg side for two quick runs

18.6

Dilhara to Mathews, SIX, this one's gone all the way! Mathews got one that was pitched up and he made full use of it, swinging his arms freely, lofting it well over the long-on fielder for a six. And it brings up their 100

End of over 19 (9 runs) Basnahira Greens 101/7
AD Mathews    47* (45b 3x4 1x6)      LHD Dilhara    4-0-22-1
CKB Kulasekara    0* (0b)      BAW Mendis    4-0-23-0

19.1

Kulasekara to Kulasekara, 1 leg bye, slower ball outside off, the batsman came well outside off and tried to sweep but can't connect with the bat and takes a leg bye

19.2

Kulasekara to Mathews, 2 runs, full outside off, Mathews drives it between sweeper cover and long-off and they come back for two

19.3

Kulasekara to Mathews, 1 run, in the block hole on middle, Mathews plucks it out to cover and says for the second, it's his fifty that has saved his team here

19.4

Kulasekara to Kulasekara, 1 run, low full toss outside off, driven down firmly to long-on brings back Mathews on strike

19.5

Kulasekara to Mathews, 2 runs, full outside off, Mathews scoops it over square leg for a couple of runs

Last ball coming up, how much can Mathews manage..

19.6

Kulasekara to Mathews, 1 run, quick ball on the leg stump, Mathews came down and an edge took the ball on off and they manage only a single

Basnahira won the toss but nothing went their way after that. Kulasekara and company bowled very tight and brought them down to 50 for 5. But captain Angelo Mathews made sure he was there till the end and his boundaries took his team to a modest 109. We'll be back in 10 minutes with the chase.

End of over 20 (8 runs) Basnahira Greens 109/7
AD Mathews    53* (49b 3x4 1x6)      KMDN Kulasekara    4-0-19-3
CKB Kulasekara    1* (2b)      LHD Dilhara    4-0-22-1
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Aug 17, 2013

Kandurata Maroons players celebrate after winning the final, Kandurata Maroons v Basnahira Greens, Colombo, August 17, 2013

Kandurata Maroons players celebrate after winning the final

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Aug 17, 2013

Lahiru Thirimanne receives the series trophy, Kandurata Maroons v Basnahira Greens, Colombo, August 17, 2013

Lahiru Thirimanne receives the series trophy

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