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!
Malinga: Disappointing, not bowling too well, giving too many boundaries. It is hot during the day and it does not swing, at night the pitch affords some swing and makes it difficult for the batsmen too.
Jayasuriya: The batsmen did well despite losing the wickets, we kept up the run-rate. The batsmen should bat longer though, Tanvir troubled all the batsmen, Hastings did well too and that is why we did well. Not too many want to bat against Tanvir with the new ball.
Vithanage is the man of the match: Like keeping to the quicks, easier for me. Yeah enjoyed my catch to dismiss Sri Lanka. The pitch was a tad slow, not too quick and I was accordingly standing up for it.
That is it for this one, hop over to the live commentary of the second match of the day.
One would have thought that that 143 was not too much of a chase, but superb bowling from Tanvir at the start and Ajmal in the middle has scuttled the Ruhuna chase, in the end they have been bowled out for 100. Presentation next.
short of length, on the off and pushed to the covers
slower and shorter but wider too, he fails to get a bat on it, wide outside the off
another full-toss, another miss, he has failed to hit many of these full-tosses today, gets something on it to the off side for a single
pitched up to the bat and punched down the ground to long-off for a single
goes down the track and he can only pull it away to deep mid-wicket for a single
on the leg stump, turning further down, but pushed to the leg side for a single
full-toss, pulled away to deep square-leg for a single
yorker length, quick too, gets an outside edge of the bat and goes to short third-man
defended away to the leg side by the debutant
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
tries to drill it away, but an outside edge for a single
short outside the off and pulled away to long-on for a single
fuller, quicker and beaten outside the off
The required-rate's up to 10 with only two wickets standing.
another full-toss and driven to long-off for a single
full-toss on the leg stump, goes down the track and smacks it to extra-cover
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!
on the off stump, punched down the ground for a single
on the leg stump, fuller as well, dabbed to leg side
Back on his feet now.