Presentation

Mahela Jayawardene: Great to see so many fans, boys put up a decent show for them. Akila is looking good, he is enjoying his cricket, everyone's doing their job which is a good thing. Azhar is a quality performer and that makes us spoilt for choices.

T Dilshan: Did not bowl well first six-seven overs, restricted them well later, but then did not bat well. My plan was to bat throughout but got out and that put pressure on the others.

Kamran Akmal is the man of the match for his half-century, his second this tournament. He hopes he will continue his form for the Australia series next.

Basnahira's tournament has hit a roadblock, they won the first match before losing three in a row. MJ's Wayamba now have three wins from three games and are mostly only a win away from making it to the semi-finals. Presentation in some time.

19.1
W
Weeraratne to Nannes, OUT, out, bowled, end of match! on the middle stump, there was no foot movement and the defensive stroke left a lot of gap between the bat and the pads and down went the bails

DP Nannes b Weeraratne 3 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

18.6
4
Udana to Langeveldt, FOUR runs, short ball yet again, goes for a cut, throws the bat and the top edge goes over the third-man region for a four!
18.4
W
Udana to Gunathilaka, OUT, slower one and beats the batsman all ends, following up that quick bouncer this was an excellent fuller, slower one, he outside edges it to the point fielder

MD Gunathilaka c Siriwardana b Udana 6 (16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

14.3
4
Weeraratne to Langeveldt, FOUR runs, drives it down the ground and a boundary after long, he gave himself room to almost slog it down long-on for a four, Udana gave chase but couldn't pull it back
13.3
W
Dananjaya to Herath, OUT, outside the off and pushed to the point fielder, went for a quick run, sent back by the non-striker and by the time he realises it, the throw has already come in, he tries to dive back but Akmal removes the bails and they have lost their eighth!

HMRKB Herath run out (Siriwardana/†Kamran Akmal) 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

13.1
W
Dananjaya to Serasinghe, OUT, gone, lbw to a 'Doosra'! It pitched on middle, on a length and did not turn into the bat as it usually does for him, the batsman was expecting an offie and played for it, befuddled by the straighter one, misses it

SC Serasinghe lbw b Dananjaya 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

12.2
W
Weeraratne to Mendis, OUT, outside the off stump and driven straight to short cover! The required-rate was climbing and they needed to go for it, he went down the track to drive it away but managed only to get it to the short cover fielder who dives in front to pick it up

BMAJ Mendis c Chandimal b Weeraratne 6 (12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

11.6
W
Dananjaya to Prasad, OUT, bowled him this time, tossed up yet again and it was a straighter one, the batsman went for it yet again, missed it and the stumps are hit!

KTGD Prasad b Dananjaya 7 (6b 0x4 1x6) SR: 116.66

11.5
6
Dananjaya to Prasad, SIX runs, goes down the pitch yet again and this time he connects, it was outside the off and he threw his bat at it and it goes for a six over long-off
10.1
W
Weeraratne to Borgas, OUT, gone, out, caught off a top-edge! outside the off and he goes for a slog, high, high in the air but it is captain MJ under it and he takes it very well

CJ Borgas c Jayawardene b Weeraratne 6 (12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

104 needed from the last 10.

8.2
W
Kumara to Rossouw, OUT, slower one outside the off stump, and he flashes at it, suddenly there was a huge appeal and the umpire has given him out caught behind! It seems to have taken a feather through to the keeper!

RR Rossouw c †Kamran Akmal b Kumara 20 (16b 3x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

7.6
4
Mohammad Hafeez to Rossouw, FOUR runs, another one cut away, this goes behind point and beats the short third-man fielder with much ease
7.5
4
Mohammad Hafeez to Rossouw, FOUR runs, shorter this time and that has been cut away to the left of the deep cover fielder for a four, some breaking of shackles
5.6
W
Mohammad Hafeez to Karunaratne, OUT, gone, out, caught and bowled! He was trying to hit it over the off side by giving himself room, gets nowhere with the stroke except back to the bowler and that's easily caught by the bowler to his left

FDM Karunaratne c & b Mohammad Hafeez 19 (18b 4x4 0x6) SR: 105.55

4.1
4
Kumara to Rossouw, FOUR runs, on the leg stump line but pitched right up to the bat and even for a new-comer that is easy picking, no fielder on the boundary at mid-wicket

C Kumara is on.

3.5
W
Azhar Mahmood to Dilshan, OUT, bowled 'em! through the gate and sends the captain back, it was deviating back into the bat too and he missed it completely

TM Dilshan b Azhar Mahmood 9 (10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 90.00

2.6
4
Udana to Karunaratne, FOUR runs, short of length angling into the bat and that has been pulled over square-leg for a four!
2.4
4
Udana to Dilshan, FOUR runs, poor, poor ball this time, full-toss on his off stump, and that has been easily spanked through mid-off for a four, the mid-off was wide for Dilshan and he finds the gap well
1.2
4
Azhar Mahmood to Karunaratne, FOUR runs, on his pads, swinging further down and he gets some bat on it, flicked away to fine-leg for a four!
0.6
4
Udana to Karunaratne, FOUR runs, shorter, slower and rolls his wrists over the ball, there was no fielder at fine-leg and the deep square-leg fielder was never getting close
0.3
4
Udana to Karunaratne, FOUR runs, full and swinging into the left hander again, he was going over the mid-on field, gets an outside edge over the covers for a four!

Basnahira CD 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
29TM DilshanFDM Karunaratne
11FDM KarunaratneRR Rossouw
17CJ BorgasRR Rossouw
5CJ BorgasBMAJ Mendis
10BMAJ MendisKTGD Prasad
0BMAJ MendisSC Serasinghe
1SC SerasingheMD Gunathilaka
0HMRKB HerathMD Gunathilaka
18CK LangeveldtMD Gunathilaka
7CK LangeveldtDP Nannes