3 slog swept and caught at deep square-leg! It was outside the off stump from round the stumps yet again, and he went for the shot, hits it well but straight to the fielder at deep square-leg, caught well over his head! 18/2
    2.3 bowled, on the leg stump, wanted to sweep it away, missed and the leg stump is pegged back! 16/1
    4.1 outside the off, short of length, and he has tried to go over the top of mid-on, but gets bit of a top edge, it goes to the mid-wicket region where Imran Khan runs across from mid-on to hold it well 35/3
    11.4 driven to wide long-off, they go for a single and try to come back for the second but the batsman is well short of the crease when the throw comes in and the keeper dislodges the stumps, half the side is back now. 74/5
    5.1 bowled him, first ball, Afridi has gone through the defences of his Pakistani captain, quicker on the middle, wrong 'un, and he was on his back foot, went for the cut and missed! 39/4
    16.5 gone, run-out, it was outside the off and he pushes it to the cover fielder, the non-striker was rushing for a single, the batsman was not having any of it and the throw is back to the bowler, who whips off the bails and they have lost their ninth now. 123/9
    13.5 pulled away and to the fielder at deep square-leg, it was a short ball too and the batsman backed himself to clear it, he did not and a beaming Imran Khan celebrates his first wicket with a broad smile! 103/6
    15.3 yorker and smashes his stumps! That was a quick, quick ball, middle stump line and swinging to hit the leg-stump, thankfully it missed his toe, which may not survived the impact, such was its pace 119/7
    16.3 slog swept it away but straight into the hands of the fielder at deep mid-wicket, easily caught by Silva and they are now eight down! 122/8
    not out
    19.2 bowled him, on the middle stump, length ball, he wants to flick it away, misses and the stumps are pegged back, second wicket for the youngster 142/10
    17 (b 2, lb 4, nb 3, w 8)
    142 all out (19.2 Overs, RR: 7.34)
    Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Tharanga Paranavitana, 2.3 ov), 2-18 (Thilan Samaraweera, 2.6 ov), 3-35 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 4.1 ov), 4-39 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 5.1 ov), 5-74 (Jeevantha Kulatunga, 11.4 ov), 6-103 (Thisara Perera, 13.5 ov), 7-119 (John Hastings, 15.3 ov), 8-122 (Kaushal Lokuarachchi, 16.3 ov), 9-123 (Kithuruwan Vithanage, 16.5 ov), 10-142 (Saeed Ajmal, 19.2 ov)
    SL Malinga401714.2502
    JE Taylor403418.5031
    MDK Perera402135.2510
    Imran Khan3.203329.9020
    Shahid Afridi302919.6620
    DJ Harris10202.0000
    0.3 huge appeal for a caught-behind and he has been given! This one was swinging back into the batsman instead of going away, takes the edge and the wicket-keeper has snaffled up a beauty, diving to his right and picking it up inches from the ground! 0/1
    11.3 gone this time, Rupasinghe is run-out and Afridi can easily be blamed here, he called Rupasinghe for a single, and once the batsman had taken five steps out of the crease, Afridi decided to send him back, the throw from short fine-leg was quick and accurate, hits the stumps direct too. 76/5
    4.3 gone, caught at short covers! That one went away from the batsman, he looked too early into the stroke, wanted to cut it away before checking it and the ball hits the toe of the bat, loops up for the short cover fielder to rush in and pouch a simple catch 18/2
    7.2 on the leg stump and that has been pulled straight into the hands of the short fine-leg fielder! It was neither too short, nor was it too full and he played an in-between stroke too, neither a pull nor a sweep and it lobs up for a simple catch to the fielder 27/3
    10.5 edged and gone, squared him up, dying on the way to getting to the keeper too but taken well! It was from round the wicket, was angling in before leaving the bat and he nicked it 69/4
    13.1 edged and gone, round the stumps, wanted to cut that short one away, gets an outside edge and the keeper does well to hold on to it, end of Afridi's cameo, and the Royals are a fair distance away for the target yet. 85/6
    14.4 down the pitch, extravagant drive through the covers, they take a single and Silva wanted to come back for the second, the non-striker sends him back but he slips and the bails are removed by an ecstatic Jayasuriya before he can recover! 90/8
    14.1 dolly for Jayasuriya and he has done his foot while taking it! Quick arm action, slower one and the batsman tries to work it to the leg side, gets something of a leading edge back to the bowler, who I must admit, needed to stretch to his right to take it, but in the process he looks hurt. 88/7
    17.2 bowled him, end of the game, comprehensive performance from the Warriors, it was full on the middle and Malinga went for a hoick, misses bat, hits stumps! 100/10
    15.5 goes for a pull, was short enough but he played inside the turn, missed it and the umpire's had no issue giving him out 94/9
    not out
    3 (lb 2, w 1)
    100 all out (17.2 Overs, RR: 5.76)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Aaron Finch, 0.3 ov), 2-18 (Prasanna Jayawardene, 4.3 ov), 2-18* (Gihan Rupasinghe, retired not out ), 3-27 (Daniel Harris, 7.2 ov), 4-69 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 10.5 ov), 5-76 (Gihan Rupasinghe, 11.3 ov), 6-85 (Shahid Afridi, 13.1 ov), 7-88 (Dilruwan Perera, 14.1 ov), 8-90 (Chamara Silva, 14.4 ov), 9-94 (Jerome Taylor, 15.5 ov), 10-100 (Lasith Malinga, 17.2 ov)
    Sohail Tanvir3.21431.2010
    JW Hastings402616.5000
    NLTC Perera2022011.0000
    ST Jayasuriya301013.3300
    Saeed Ajmal402335.7500
    KS Lokuarachchi1013013.0000

Match Details


Kandurata Warriors , 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

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

Twenty20 debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Kandurata Warriors 2, Ruhuna Royals 0

Match Notes

Ruhuna Ryls 2nd innings Partnerships

1st0AJ FinchRJMGM Rupasinghe
2nd18HAPW JayawardeneRJMGM Rupasinghe
3rd?DJ HarrisRJMGM Rupasinghe
3rd9DJ HarrisHDRL Thirimanne
4th42Shahid AfridiHDRL Thirimanne
5th7Shahid AfridiRJMGM Rupasinghe
6th9Shahid AfridiLPC Silva
7th3LPC SilvaMDK Perera
8th2LPC SilvaSL Malinga
9th4SL MalingaJE Taylor
10th6SL MalingaImran Khan