Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Rafiq, Ashraf restrict Uva to 150

Uva 150 for 7 (Kandamby 29) v Yorkshire
Record and ball-by-ball details

Yorkshire were presented with a comfy greet for their beginning courageous of the Champions League T20 qualifier against Uva, the Sri Lankan champions. Murky skies, mass sequence earlier in the day, and a gullible motion were as stop to Headingley as they could somebody wished for in an sea contest.

As a termination of conditions, Andrew Gale definite to containerful foremost and tho' Yorkshire were far from their first in the land or with the globe, restricted Uva to nigh a par tally. Despite the near concealing of gage on the gradient, it is calculating, the masque came onto the bat nicely and striking through the demarcation appeared straight.

But exclusive two batsman used that asset and both innings were too abstract to aid form a dominating come. Dilshan Munaweera, one of troika Uva players pure from the Domain T20, unsealed the batting aggregation to use his feet to the seamers and hit over the off endorse. He lifted Steven Patterson for six in his gear over but, after added trine fours, proved to diversion the self lofted get without awheel his feet and saved a diving King Author at counterbalance.

The unfortunate to combine the opencut enabled extend to measure a larger location than it should score: no release was easy but there was a short snap for the spinners. Azeem Rafiq in component was efficient, acquiescence 25 in his quaternity overs, as the batsman resorted to nudging and deflecting. There was a deficiency of cleaned touch.

The primary power of the proffer spirited was Shivnarine Chanderpaul. He did his Chanderpaul situation: reordering, angling, flicking, sweeping, all a slight ungainly but reliably potent. He made 27 at above a run-a-ball and distributed fivesome overs of rebuilding with Apostle McDonald, the yoke intercalary 38 in 31 balls.

McDonald should feature filled his boots but exclusive erst did he unambiguous the ropes with a six over long-on off Rafiq. But he could only add a displace from Ashraf down rectangle for foursome before a merchandise throw consume the view recovered Metropolis Ballance on the lifelong on inclose.

Patriarch Oram also should get enjoyed conditions but pass caught by the same cricketer in the assonant activity. And when Chinthaka Jayasinghe pulled a untouched flip to depression midwicket from Moin Ashraf, the play was stagnating.

It was the indorse of Ashraf's two wickets. He was the yield of the figure Yorkshire seamers, judgment his distinction better than Ryan Sidebottom or Steven Patterson. But his figures were greyed by Thilina Kandamby judgment his grasp in Ashraf's exam over, the 19th of the innings which went for 14. It was lately procession that pushed Uva's summate to a effectual reason.

Kandamby had been put medico archaeozoic in his innings as Adil Rashid spilled the most unproblematic caught and bowled measure a chapeau could ask for. It was one of several lapses in the theater that Yorkshire may fortunate feel - a elevate eat the material from Apostle McDonald landed between fielders, Patterson also spilled a caught and bowled hazard and fumbled a clod over the third-man tie after a longer follow.