Ruhuna Royals versus Uthura Rudaras met each other for the 1st time to day at Sri Lanka Premier League 2012 at R Premadasa Stadium.
Jehan Mubarak the captain of Uthura won the toss and elected to bat first under flood lights, Ruhuna openers were showed outstanding batting performances to form a partnership of 97 runs for the 1st wicket, Gihan Rupasinghe (Tamil Union) gone as the first wicket of Ruhuna after reaching his half century for 50 runs. Rupasinghe only spent 35 balls to score his 50 runs with two sixes.
Aron Finch carried his form from practice matches and scored 65 runs in 48 deliveries and equal the Rupasinghe. The match interrupted by rain and delayed the game proceeding for a one hour, the match reduced to 16 overs each and Ruhuna Managed to score 145 runs in their 16 overs.
Ruhuna Royals 146/2 (16/16 overs)
Shahid Afridi 0*, LPC Silva 19, RJMGM Rupasinghe 50, AJ Finch 65
KPCM Peiris 0/14, J Mubarak 1/15, M Muralitharan 0/31, K Cooper 0/29, LJP Gunaratne 0/19, KD Mills 1/34
The target for Rudras shown as 154 in 16 overs, Malinga striked early to get both Imran Farhat and Mahela Udawatta for low scores, Malinga Managed to pick top order of Rudras and Taylor, Lakshitha, Wahab Riaz and Danial Harris shared one wicket each.
The only two batsman who succeeded during Rudras inning were Captain Mubarak 28 runs in 18 deliveries and Farveez Maharoof 32 in 17 Deliveries with 3 sixes.
Uthura All out for 118 Runs and Ruhuna won by 36 Runs D/L method.
Uthura Rudaras 118 (15.5 overs)
Imran Farhat 0 ML Udawatte 8, BRM Taylor 12, CK Kapugedera 4, J Mubarak 28, MF Maharoof 32, LJP Gunaratne 1, KD Mills 0, KPCM Peiris 7, M Muralitharan 6*, K Cooper 2*,
SL Malinga 4/21, JE Taylor 1/24, ABT Lakshitha 1/18, Shahid Afridi 1/20, DJ Harris 1/22, RLB Rambukwella 0/4