Niyamai Niyamai! Samaraweera backs away to force it through covers. Slap! SL win by 3 wickets.
Some drama in the end as Sri Lanka lost a few wickets, going for the bonus point but Samaraweera steered them home. Please do hang on for quotes from the post-match ceremony
Taylor: "We were outplayed in all facets. We picked up three or four wickets when they went for bonus which made it appear lot closer than it was. Watling played well. When you are facing Malinga for the first time, it can't get easy."
Sanga: "Our bowlers started really well and our spinners also came into the game mid-way through. We wanted the first 10-15 overs to go well. Then spinners came on. We wanted that bonus point. In Dumbulla you never know. But it was not to be. I am pretty happy with the win."
Man of the Match is Upul Tharanga: "After the 35th over, we thought we will go for the bonus point but we couldn't get it. I played well but I have to make sure that I stay till the end."
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straightens around off stump, stabbed towards covers
slower one, full, driven to mid-off for a single. There is a direct hit at the non-striker's end but the batsman was home
full delivery on the middle, flicked past square-leg
slower one, fullish, driven to long-on
And it's a dot ball. It was short and outside off, Samaraweere tried to steer it through the vacant slip region and makes no contact
Five runs from one delivery for that bonus. Hmmm
short in length around off, tapped to the off for a single
6 from 2
shuffles across yet again and plays one more of his clip shots past square-leg
7 from 3 for Bonus point ie
shortish delivery, pulled away for a single
Samaraweera has a chat.
short in length, kicks up as it comes in, Kapu tries to work it to the on side for a single but misses. And the ball rolls of the pads.
For Bonus point they need 8 from 5
the bouncer around the off stump, Kapu allows it pass through to the keeper
fullish, eased gently towards long-on for a single
Shot Machang! It was the short-of-length delivery outside off stump and Kapu cuts it through point. Three men in pursuit of it but its the ball boy who gets it
leans forward to defend to the off side
And Kapu walks out. Finally.
Hello! Hello! What is happening out there? They took the Batting Powerplay to go for the Bonus point but have lost wickets in a heap here. Herath tries to flick the off cutter to the on side but gets a leading edge and Taylor holds on to a dolly at short cover
works this behind square-leg for a single
Drama First almost caught. Then almost run out. In the end, a single results. Rangana checked his defensive push and the ball lobbed close on the on side and Taylor from short midwicket got pretty close to it. He then flicked the ball to the non striker's end where a run out seemed a possibility but Rangana makes a tumbling entry to his crease
banged in short, short-arm pulled to deep square-leg
It's Herath who has come out. Wonder what happened to Kapu
High bouncer outside off stump and Kula top edges the pull shot to Hopkins. He tried to fetch it from outside off but was thwarted by the extra bounce. Six down. Now then .. now then..!
Vinay: "Boss, this is not IPL that you qualify a catch as a Dettol catch neither are you qualified enough as Ravi Shastri to do that :)" Ouch!
Violent thump! He cleared that front foot and swung it high over long-on. Whack!