Udana hat-trick earns win for Wayamba

Updated: 22 September 2010 14:48 IST

Isuru Udana took a hat-trick as the Wayamba Elevens finished their Champions League Twenty20 campaign with a 74-run win over the Central Stags.

Port Elizabeth:

Isuru Udana took a hat-trick as the Wayamba Elevens finished their Champions League Twenty20 campaign with a 74-run win over the Central Stags here on Wednesday.

Wayamba could only score 144 for six in their 20 overs but it proved enough as Udana and unorthodox spinner Ajantha Mendis sent the New Zealand team plunging to 16 for five. They were all out for 70 in 15.3 overs, the lowest total of the tournament.

The win at St George's Park enabled Wayamba to climb off the bottom of the Group A table. Both teams had lost their first three matches.

The first blow was struck by Mendis, who shared the new ball with Udana. Mendis trapped Stags captain Jamie How, the team's leading run-scorer, leg before wicket.

Left-armer Udana, 22, who played for Sri Lanka in the 2009 World Twenty20 in England, deceived Brad Patton with a slower fourth ball of the next over, with the batsman playing too early and popping the ball up in the air for wicketkeeper Kushal Perera to run around to take an easy catch.

Mathew Sinclair over-balanced and was stumped off a leg- side wide and George Worker played down the wrong line to be bowled by a delivery which slanted in to complete the hat-trick.

Udana finished with three for 22 and Mendis with three for 14, while left-arm spinner Rangana Herath had the most economical figures of the tournament, two for seven off four overs.

"We really wanted it today," said Wayamba captain Jehan Mubarak. "But there are still a lot of areas we want to work on."

"It was a disastrous batting performance," said How.

"We've learned some pretty good lessons and hopefully we'll be back a lot stronger."

Topics : Cricket Champions League Twenty20, 2011
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