pitched fuller, driven straight back to the fence, a match-winning shot to the fence there and Uva have their first points on the board!
One match tomorrow, Kandurata play Nagenhira at the same ground and I, Suneer Chowdhary, will be back with its live coverage. Till then have a very good evening ahead!
Dilshan: Didn't start well, lost too many wickets, we needed to get to 160. The pitch had slowed down, it is the third man here but Upul batted well. We need to better our fielding, back-to-back matches also did not help.
Kandamby: We started the game well, Oram and Umar bowled well, as did the spinners. Fernando has now been playing for Sri Lanka for a long time, is a wicket-taking bowler. We wanted to start well in the tournament and we are happy to win it.
Fernando, the man of the match That was our strategy, me and Gul to bowl the slog overs, short and slower ones was what I had planned. The slower balls had a lot more bounce than other pitches and that is what I tried to do.
While it was an excellent show from Uva in both their batting and bowling departments, the Basnahira side looked a tad flat; they never got going with the bat and did not show too much verve on the field defending their mediocre score. Probably to do with playing two games in a row, Dilshan had spoken about wanting to recover quickly for this game at the toss.
Fernando scalped five wickets after Jacob Oram had grabbed the top three while Upul Tharanga caressed his way to an unbeaten 65. One of them will be the man-of-the-match, which we will soon know as we await the presentation.
shorter one from Jayaratne and pushed it to the point region, they do not go for the single
Just two more needed.
pitched up, taken on the full and driven through the covers for a single
almost a wicket against the run of play, shorter and he wanted to pull it away for a win, a top-edge and it just eludes mid-on fielder, Dilshan
yep, this isn't lasting too long, shorter and pulled away over mid-wicket for four, and it is only one scoring shot short...
pitched fuller on to the bat and Tharanga has lofted it over mid-on who was inside the circle, its not going to last too long now...
slower bouncer, he wanted to pull it away, but it never arrived and Tharanga finally decided to let it go
and that is another shorter one, outside the off stump, cut away to the sweeper fielder and they jog across for a single
Langeveldt comes on now.
doing it easily here, punched down the track for a single and that is five from the over.
driven down the track to long-on for a single taking him to 56
chips down the wicket and nudges it to wide long-on, could have come back for the second but they could be sapped here
round the stumps, quicker, darting in but driven through to long-off for a single
shorter, outside the off stump, opens the face and nudges it to short third-man for a single
defended back to the bowler
whoa, a carbon copy of the previous four, inside-out, over extra-cover for a four and that brings the equation down to 18 needed off four overs.
and this is way too short but Malik is able to get him away for only a single, probably his eyes lit up too much at that one!
pitched up, driven to long-off and that brings up his half-century, a very good knock from the Sri Lankan ODI opener
inside out and four, bringing up the 50-run stand and bringing down the required-rate below six! It was pitched up and he got it over extra-cover...
fuller again and Malik almost goes down on his knees and drives through the covers for a single
The towels are out, dew on the field?
outside the off stump, pitched fuller, driven to the off side for a single