(N), Colombo, Aug 24 2012, Sri Lanka Premier League
(20 ov, target 150)147/6
K Warriors won by 2 runs
player of the match
Chris Lynn
Kandurata Warriors
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• The Report by Andrew Fernando

Kandurata hold nerve to win thriller

The Kandurata Warriors eked out a tense two-run win against Wayamba United to put one foot into the semi-finals of the SLPL

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Commentator: Suneer Chowdhary
Scorecard summary
Kandurata Warriors149/8(20 overs)
Wayamba United147/6(20 overs)
end of over 2012 runs
WyUtd: 147/6CRR: 7.35 
Abdul Razzaq36 (18)
Milinda Siriwardana9 (4)
Sohail Tanvir4-0-41-1
John Hastings3-0-26-0

That is it from me, Suneer Chowdhary, the live coverage of the SLPL 2012 continues tomorrow with a couple of games. Have a good evening!

Hafeez: We tried giving chances to youngsters, bowling was not up to the mark but the youngters did well. Lynn played well, it all came off for him, 130 was a par score but his batting took them to 150.

Jayasuriya: Yes, it was very close, we did not have a good start by Chris batted well to get to 149. Overall, the bowlers did well, under pressure they did well and barring the 19th over we did well. We have another game tomorrow and need to focus on winning it, tough to play back to back games but we are looking forward to it.

Lynn, who is the man of the match: It was good to get an opportunity and happy to contribute. Took some time to get going, more than happy with the win. Good fun to play in front of the band and some experience doing that.

Third win for Kandurata pushes them to six points and it also means that they are almost through to the semi-finals. Wayamba lose their first game in the tournament, with a team that was admittedly a depleted one. Hold on for the presentation.

Tanvir to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR runs

yorker length, goes fuller in fact and Razzaq swings hard at it, is able to bisect the field at wide long-on and it goes to the fence for a four, good shot too but that is two runs short of the tie!

Many captains on the field right now. Razzaq looks cool but six to tie is difficult.

Tanvir to Siriwardana, 1 bye

outside the off, very full and he gets no bat on it, they still run for a bye, which means that Wayamba need six to tie.

Tanvir to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run

full toss on his pads and that has been swung away but straight to the fielder at deep fine-leg, only a single!

Tanvir to Siriwardana, 1 run

slower ball and he wanted to slog it over, beats him but the top edge falls within the circle, they could have got a second, Tanvir wanted strike!

Third-man and fine-leg up in the circle.

Tanvir to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run

shorter one and spanked to long-on, unfortuanately he is not able to come back for the second

Tanvir to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR runs

outside the off stump from over the wicket and that has been smashed over covers for a four, again there was no fielder outside the circle

15 from the last over with Razzaq on strike. Tanvir will bowl the last.

end of over 1917 runs • 1 wicket
WyUtd: 135/6CRR: 7.10 • RRR: 15.00 • Need 15 from 6b
Milinda Siriwardana8 (2)
Abdul Razzaq26 (14)
John Hastings3-0-26-0
Saeed Ajmal4-0-31-1
Hastings to Siriwardana, FOUR runs

another one, another four, what a shot at such a crucial moment, it was a good length ball on the off stump and he punched it through the covers for a four, the extra-cover fielder got some hand there but failed to stall the flow!

Hastings to Siriwardana, FOUR runs

poor ball, outside the off, short of length and enough room with third-man and point inside the circle, cracks it away for a four!

23 off eight. Still in hunt.

Hastings to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, OUT

another slower one, Razzaq got some bat on it and got it through to long-on, they get a single, the non-striker wanted to come back for the second to get the Pakistani on strike, but Razzaq does not respond to it and he is run-out at the striker's end

Kusal Perera run out (Kulatunga/†Vithanage) 3 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 150
Hastings to Abdul Razzaq, SIX runs

full-toss and spank! It was a juicy full-toss and that has been dispatched over mid-wicket for a six!

Hastings to Abdul Razzaq, no run

a very, very slow delivery and Razzaq tried to go for a big shot before checking his shot, almost as though he wanted a wide, the ump was having none of it

Hastings to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs

right in the block-hole, on the leg stump and he is able to get bit of a bat on that one, runs away to deep square-leg for a couple of runs, poor throw.

32 needed from two overs. Not impossible, although very difficult on this track. Hastings come in now.

end of over 189 runs • 1 wicket
WyUtd: 118/5CRR: 6.55 • RRR: 16.00 • Need 32 from 12b
Kusal Perera3 (2)
Abdul Razzaq17 (10)
Saeed Ajmal4-0-31-1
Sanath Jayasuriya4-0-24-0
Ajmal to Perera, 2 runs

goes for a slog shot over deep mid-wicket, but that was fired in, gets a top edge and it runs over Jayasuriya at short third-man, he gives it an excellent chase and stops it with his boots, only a couple

Ajmal to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run

quicker on the leg stump, gets bit of a bounce too, pushed into the covers for a single

Ajmal to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR runs

full-toss on the middle stump and that has been spanked back down the ground, misfielded by Perera and it goes for a four

Ajmal to Perera, 1 run

pitched right up to the bat, drilled through the covers for a single, only a single!

Ajmal to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run

short of length, backs away cut and goes through to the sweeper fielder for a single

Ajmal to Weeraratne, OUT

inside out but can only get it to long-off, caught easily this time at long-off, was giving himself room but was followed by the bowler

Kaushalya Weeraratne c Perera b Saeed Ajmal 10 (12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

41 needed off 18. Ajmal comes on.

end of over 1710 runs
WyUtd: 109/4CRR: 6.41 • RRR: 13.67 • Need 41 from 18b
Abdul Razzaq11 (7)
Kaushalya Weeraratne10 (11)
Sanath Jayasuriya4-0-24-0
Saeed Ajmal3-0-22-0
Jayasuriya to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR runs

outside edge and that has run away through the slips for a four, the short third-man gave it a chase but had no chance of getting close

Jayasuriya to Weeraratne, 1 run

shorter and following the batsman who was making room by moving towards the leg side, can only drive to long-off

Was going down the pitch to hit it before Jayasuriya pulled out of his action

Match details
R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo
TossKandurata Warriors, elected to bat first
SeriesSri Lanka Premier League
Player Of The Match
Chris Lynn
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00
Match days24 August 2012 - night match (20-over match)
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Ravindra Kottahachchi
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Tyron Wijewardene
TV Umpire
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Sagara Gallage
Reserve Umpire
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Asanga Jayasooriya
Match Referee
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Vinothen John
PointsKandurata Warriors 2, Wayamba United 0