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174dAndrew Fernando at the R Premadasa Stadium

Tamim, Kamran overpower Uthura

A blazing opening stand between Tamim Iqbal and Kamran Akmal made a chase of 180 seem a cakewalk, as Wayamba United crushed Uthura Rudras by nine wickets

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Match Details


Wayamba United , elected to field first

Player Of The Match


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 days

12 August 2012 - day/night match (20-over match)

Twenty20 debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Wayamba United 2, Uthura Rudras 0

Commentator: Suneer Chowdhary

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.

19 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | WyUtd: 177/1 (3 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 9.31, RRR: 3.00)

  • Umar Akmal0 (1b)
  • Tamim Iqbal87 (59b)
  • 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