(D/N), Pallekele, Aug 17 2012, Sri Lanka Premier League
(18.1/20 ov, target 148)127
Wayamba U won by 20 runs
Player Of The Match

That is it from this game. Another one starts in twenty minutes.

Chathuranga Kumara is the Man of the Match for his three wickets

Mahela: "We were behind the eight ball after we lost the toss on that sticky wicket. Last six overs, the two left-handers got us a fighting total. Young guys put up their hands and performed, good to see the energy in the field. Senior lot will take the responsibility, young guys need to go out and have fun, that is how they will learn, with a relaxed mind."

Kandamby: "We did not capitalise after Jacob started really well. He is in very good form, gave us a brilliant start in the last game also. 147 is very much gettable, we did not bat well, did not do basics right."

Oram took the most wickets and made the most runs for his side, but still ended up on the losing side. Wayamba recovered from 18 for 3 and then kept taking wickets regularly during Uva's chase. Keep an eye out for Akila Dananjaya, 18, bowls a mix of offbreaks, legbreaks, sliders, the works.

Udana to Oram, OUT

that is it then, Oram is run out by some way, he has slowed down between the wickets over the years and was never going to make it after drilling the full delivery to extra cover, the throw arrived on target to the bowler, wonder why Oram was attempting the single to give strike to No 11

Jacob Oram run out (Jayawardene/Udana) 26 (19b 1x4 2x6) SR: 136.84
end of over 1810 runs • 1 wicket
UvNxt: 127/9CRR: 7.05 RRR: 10.50
Dilhara Fernando0 (1)
Jacob Oram26 (18)
Chathuranga Kumara 4-0-33-3
Isuru Udana 3-0-19-2

KS: "As a SL fan, I'm excited about the prospect that is Akila Dhananjaya. Let's just hope he doesn't suffer from Ajantha Mendis syndrome."

Kumara to Fernando, no run

goes for the yorker, not exactly in the blockhole, Dilhara pats it away

Mahela is at wide slip, in the 18th over

Kumara to Oram, 1 run

turns a full one off the pad to midwicket

Kumara to Umar Gul, OUT

Gul departs, not a great stroke to play, given he had Oram waiting at the other end, he has basically holed out here, not in control at all as he looked to go over extra cover

Umar Gul c Udana b Kumara 6 (5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 120
Kumara to Umar Gul, 2 runs

swings the free hit high over square leg, fielder cannot get to the ball in time to 'catch' it

Kumara to Umar Gul, (no ball) FOUR runs

full, wide, Gul throws his bat at it, gets four with a thick edge past the keeper, and it is called a no-ball, front foot landed comfortably before the line, no way that was a front-foot no ball

Kumara to Oram, 1 run

goes for the yorker on leg, not quite in the blockhole, Oram squeezes it out to long off

Kumara to Oram, no run

beaten as he tries to steer a length ball just outside off

Kumara to Oram, 1 wide

Oram makes room outside leg, bowler goes wide with the angle outside off, it is called a wide, looked to be well inside the marker

Anush: "Feel bad about Oram here. Did phenomenally well with the ball, but that isn't enough to get his team over the line as his teammates have failed with the bat Now he has to do phenomenally well with the bat too."

end of over 1710 runs • 1 wicket
UvNxt: 117/8CRR: 6.88 RRR: 10.33
Umar Gul0 (2)
Jacob Oram24 (15)
Isuru Udana 3-0-19-2
Mohammad Hafeez 4-0-33-0
Udana to Umar Gul, no run

this time he does get bat to ball, but pushes it straight to point

Udana to Umar Gul, no run

beats him with a slow length ball outside off, Gul comes forward but cannot get bat to it

round the stumps again

Udana to Prasanna, OUT

Udana strikes with a regular full delivery around the blockhole, not a slower one, Prasanna tries to flick it away, misses and is caught plumb in front, of middle and leg

Seekkuge Prasanna lbw b Udana 19 (10b 3x4 1x6) SR: 190

back over the stumps

Udana to Prasanna, FOUR runs

he succeeds this time, Udana tries a similar ball, slow and very full from back of the hand, Prasanna bends his knee and sweeps it hard past short fine leg

Udana to Prasanna, 2 leg byes

appeal for lbw as he misses a hoick off a very full one, looked to be headed down leg

Udana to Prasanna, FOUR runs

slower one from round the stumps, Prasanna stays calm in the crease and cracks it hard to sweeper cover's right, no chance for the fielder