Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    0.2 gone, yorker, misses and lbw! Again a full pitched ball, it was one of the closest definitions of a toe-crusher, hits him flush on the leg stump, the umpire has no hesitation giving it out and Uthura are one down for nothing 0/1
    4.3 wide outside the off and slashed it down the third-man's laps, he makes it look slightly more difficult than it was but the end result matters, three down and going nowhere with the required-rate 22/3
    2.5 bowled 'em! Another yoker, another wicket! In terms of line and length, this was a perfect yorker, and helped by Taylor who missed it and the ball finds its way to hit the base of the stumps, two down without too many on the board 17/2
    6.4 gone, caught behind! Not a yorker but very full and he went for the drive, gets an outside feather, the keeper's up to the stumps and he still manages to grab it well, after bit of a fumble if I may add 34/4
    10.4 slower on his pads and that has been flicked to the short fine-leg! It was a decent slower ball but a bad line, should have been spanked away for four, instead he has holed out, simple catch straight to the fielder 79/5
    12.1 gone, slogged and caught at long-on! it was short and with the required-rate touching 15, he had to go for it, but did not hit anywhere near the middle of the bat and is easily caught at wide long-on 95/8
    11.1 gone, caught at deep point, six down! Outside the off, pitched fuller and slower too, he tries to slash it over the boundary, gets it far but not far enough, caught well over his head 83/6
    11.4 slower one, on the length and bowled! This has not been such a good day for Mills, it was not quick which sent his defensive stroke a tad awry, missed the length and the off stump gets rattled 90/7
    14.2 another slower one and this time Murali tries to slog it away, misses and the non-striker wants a single, Muralia responds, PJ has a shy at the stumps, hits it and Peiris is gone! 114/9
    15.5 goes for another slog and it looks like it has been caught at long-on, Murali thinks it might have bounced before it went into Silva's hands, but he is sent on his way by the on-field umpires, win for Ruhuna 118/10
    not out
    18 (b 5, lb 4, w 9)
    118 all out (15.5 Overs, RR: 7.45)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Imran Farhat, 0.2 ov), 2-17 (Brendan Taylor, 2.5 ov), 3-22 (Mahela Udawatte, 4.3 ov), 4-34 (Chamara Kapugedera, 6.4 ov), 5-79 (Jehan Mubarak, 10.4 ov), 6-83 (Janaka Gunaratne, 11.1 ov), 7-90 (Kyle Mills, 11.4 ov), 8-95 (Farveez Maharoof, 12.1 ov), 9-114 (Chathura Peiris, 14.2 ov), 10-118 (Muttiah Muralitharan, 15.5 ov)
    SL Malinga412145.2520
    JE Taylor302418.0010
    ABT Lakshitha201819.0000
    Shahid Afridi302016.6610
    DJ Harris302217.3310
    RLB Rambukwella0.50414.8000

Match Notes

Uthura 2nd innings Partnerships

1st0Imran FarhatML Udawatte
2nd17BRM TaylorML Udawatte
3rd5ML UdawatteCK Kapugedera
4th12J MubarakCK Kapugedera
5th45J MubarakMF Maharoof
6th4MF MaharoofLJP Gunaratne
7th7KD MillsMF Maharoof
8th5MF MaharoofKPCM Peiris
9th19M MuralitharanKPCM Peiris
10th4M MuralitharanKK Cooper