(D/N)Sri Lanka Premier League at Colombo (RPS), Aug 12 2012
(19.2/20 ov, target 180)
Wayamba U won by 9 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Wayamba United
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Commentator: Suneer Chowdhary
Scorecard summary
Uthura Rudras179/7(20 overs)
Wayamba United183/1(19.2 overs)
end of over 206 runs
WyUtd: 183/1CRR: 9.46 
Tamim Iqbal93 (61)
Umar Akmal0 (1)
Jehan Mubarak0.2-0-6-0
Kevon Cooper4-0-26-1

At the halfway stage, Uthura seemed to have done enough, not too often is a target of 180 chased, and especially not on a track which was affording some turn. But as it turned out, Kamran Akmal and Tamim Iqbal gave their opposition no chance and carved out a 176-run stand for the first wicket. None of the bowlers were spared, with even Muthiah Muralitharan going for 36 in his four overs. A convincing couple of points for Wayamba then.

Back with the presentation in a while.

Mubarak: We thought it was enough, harsh game when you get those many and lose. Tamim and Kamran played some clean strokes and put us back. We were hoping that after the six-over mark we would be able to rein them in. If someone gave me 180 at the beginning of the game, I would have taken it every time.

Jayawardene: It is a good win, we will take it any day, the guys played well upfront. It was a good wicket and got better and the openers batted well. We knew we needed a good start and that is what we got, and the two finished it off well. We only had three overseas players, Kamran landed at 2 pm and we managed to get him into the side.

Tamim IqbalThe pitch played well, the ball was coming on to the bat and I enjoyed myself. We discussed that we will not look at the scoreboard, and we batted well to get there. I was not well the last two days, the way they cook here with the coconut oil! Kamran did well to get here just before the game and play the way he did.

Mubarak to Tamim Iqbal, SIX runs
down the track, inside out and finished it in style, six runs with a shot that he has played throughout this game, remains unbeaten on 93!
Mubarak to Tamim Iqbal, no run
oooh, wanted to cut it away, missed the outside edge!

Three runs for the win. It is captain Mubarak bowling this one.

end of over 196 runs • 1 wicket
WyUtd: 177/1CRR: 9.31 • RRR: 3.00 • Need 3 from 6b
Umar Akmal0 (1)
Tamim Iqbal87 (59)
Kevon Cooper4-0-26-1
Chathura Peiris4-0-35-0
Cooper to Umar Akmal, no run
pitched right up and dug out by the new man, Umar
Cooper to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run

Taron: "It's truly a joy to see all these new T20 competitions. It gives so many local players a chance to shine on the world stage. Even guys who don't get selected in IPL get chances in these sorts of leagues. As a Bangladeshi living in UK it so good to see Bangladeshi's getting chances in the teams and doing well!"

Tamim's definitely doing well and on the verge of leading his team to a win here. Three more needed for the win.

Cooper to Kamran Akmal, OUT
finally a wicket, Kamran wants to slash it away, but the slog does not go in the direction he wanted, top edge carries to the covers and is easily taken
Kamran Akmal c Mubarak b Cooper 79 (55b 7x4 3x6) SR: 143.63
Cooper to Kamran Akmal, no run
goes for a slog, but it far slower than what he expected
Cooper to Kamran Akmal, FOUR runs
inside out to a delivery that was pitched right up and finally a four for the tiring batsmen, it is Akmal this time who manages to get it through
Cooper to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run
outside the off stump, driven through the covers for a single

Nine more needed from 12. They haven't lost any wickets. Cooper to continue.

end of over 184 runs
WyUtd: 171/0CRR: 9.5 • RRR: 4.50 • Need 9 from 12b
Tamim Iqbal85 (57)
Kamran Akmal75 (52)
Chathura Peiris4-0-35-0
Kevon Cooper3-0-20-0
Peiris to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run
leg-side full-toss and that is flicked away to fine-leg for a single, on another day they would have come back for the second
Peiris to Kamran Akmal, 1 run
hits it over to long-off, goes on the bounce to the fielder and for a single
Peiris to Kamran Akmal, no run
winds up and goes for a slog, misses hitting the middle of the bat, Kamran's cramping up a little here...
Peiris to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run
works it around his pads and for a single to fine-leg
Peiris to Tamim Iqbal, no run
short of length ball, punched but straight to the fielder at extra-cover
Peiris to Kamran Akmal, 1 run
outside the off stump, full and sliced away to the deep point for a couple of runs, Gunaratne does well to save the boundary
end of over 174 runs
WyUtd: 167/0CRR: 9.82 • RRR: 4.33 • Need 13 from 18b
Kamran Akmal73 (49)
Tamim Iqbal83 (54)
Kevon Cooper3-0-20-0
Chathura Peiris3-0-31-0
Cooper to Kamran Akmal, 1 run
full-toss and easily driven to long-on for a single by Akmal
Cooper to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run
slower, outside the off stump, guides it through to the third-man for a single
Cooper to Tamim Iqbal, no run
slower one outside the off stump and he fails to get any timing on the stroke, hits it into the ground and to the wicket-keeper
Cooper to Kamran Akmal, 1 run
fuller yet again, flicked away to the leg side for a single
Match details
R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo
TossWayamba United , elected to field first
SeriesSri Lanka Premier League 2012
Player Of The Match
Tamim Iqbal
Hours of play (local time)16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.20, Interval 17.20-17.40, Second Session 17.40-19.00
Match days12 August 2012 - day/night match (20-over match)
Twenty20 debut
Akila Dananjaya
Asoka de Silva
Sena Nandiweera
TV Umpire
Nishan Dhanasinghe
Reserve Umpire
Prageeth Rambukwella
Match Referee
Graeme Labrooy
PointsWayamba United 2, Uthura Rudras 0