280dThe Report by Andrew Fernando

Kamran Akmal fifty takes Wayamba to top

Kamran Akmal's second half century in three matches and a stifling bowling performance carried Wayamba United to their third consecutive victory, as they crushed Basnahira Cricket Dundee by 67 runs

Match Centre

Match Details


Wayamba United , elected to bat 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

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

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Wayamba United 2, Basnahira Cricket Dundee 0

Commentator: Suneer Chowdhary


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.

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

19 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | BDund: 98/9 (68 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.15, RRR: 68.00)

  • Charl Langeveldt14 (20b)
  • Dirk Nannes3 (1b)
  • Isuru Udana4-0-27-1
  • Chathuranga Kumara4-0-18-1
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!
Udana to Nannes, 3 runs, outside the off and driven through the covers, crisply done and they were going to get an easy two before it was misfielded at the fence, and they come back for the third
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

Udana to Gunathilaka, no run, shorter ball and wanted to pull it away, ouch, hits his helmet
Udana to Gunathilaka, no run, full-toss, toe-ends it back to the bowler, who had to dive to his right, a bit away from the bowler, the non-striker was darting for a single and the throw from mid-off did not not the stumps

Basnahira CD 2nd innings Partnerships

1st29TM DilshanFDM Karunaratne
2nd11FDM KarunaratneRR Rossouw
3rd17CJ BorgasRR Rossouw
4th5CJ BorgasBMAJ Mendis
5th10BMAJ MendisKTGD Prasad
6th0BMAJ MendisSC Serasinghe
7th1SC SerasingheMD Gunathilaka
8th0HMRKB HerathMD Gunathilaka
9th18CK LangeveldtMD Gunathilaka
10th7CK LangeveldtDP Nannes