Seekkuge Prasanna spins Uva Next to 14-run win

Seekkuge Prasanna spins Uva Next to 14-run win

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Published on: Aug 21, 2012

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Uva Next defeated Ruhuna Royals by 14 runs today at the Pallekele International Stadium in Kandy. Led by southpaw Thilina Kandamby, Uva Next now has 3 wins in 4 matches to sit in the second spot of the points table.

By BV Swagath

Uva Next defeated Ruhuna Royals by 14 runs today at the Pallekele International Stadium in Kandy. Led by southpaw Thilina Kandamby, Uva Next now has 3 wins in 4 matches to sit in the second spot of the points table.

Batting first after winning the toss, Uva Next put up a decent total of 155 for 6 with opener Upul Tharanga top scoring with a steady 48 (from 40 balls with 6 fours and a six). Pakistan International Shoaib Malik scored 27 from 20 balls while Australian discard Andrew McDonald did the finishing act with 28* from 14 balls. For the Lasith Malinga led Ruhuna Royals, Pakistani left-arm quick Wahab Riaz picked up 3 for 34.

Seekkuge PrasannaIt was a disastrous run chase for Ruhuna Royals as they were rattled at 49 for 4 in the 9th over. Eventually they could settle for 141 for 9 with the margin of defeat getting drastically reduced by Wahab Riaz’s 31* (from 18 balls). The Man of the Match was the 27-year-old leg-spinner Seekkuge Prasanna, who claimed superb figures of 4 for 19 in 4 overs. Apart from him, Umar Gul with 4-0-23-1 and Andrew McDonald with 4-0-16-2 bowled extremely well.

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