Boucher sets up Warriors

Chasing a modest 154 for a win, the Warriors were never in trouble as they were nicely placed at 93 for three in the 11th over before wicketkeeper-batsman Boucher and Justin Kreusch (37 not out) took them to a comfortable win with 10 balls remaining.

The duo shared a 63-run stand for the unconquered fourth wicket from 44 balls.
Boucher struck four fours and two sixes during his 26-ball stay while Kreusch hit three fours in his 29-ball innings.

Earlier, opener Jeevantha Kulatunga struck a strokeful 59 to help Wayamba reach 153 for nine after the Sri Lankan champion side were reduced to 50 for three in the ninth over after electing to bat.

Wayamba: Mahela Jayawardene c Kreusch b Theron 0, Jeevantha Kulatunga c Kreusch b Tsotsobe 59, Mahela Udawatte c Boje b Theron 2, Jehan Mubarak c Prince b Boje 9, Kushal Perera c Prince b Theron 39, Kaushal Lokuarachchi c Boje b Botha 14, Thisara Perera c Botha b Ntini 11, Farveez Maharoof c Tsotsobe b Ntini 5, Rangana Herath (run out) 8, Ajantha Mendis (not out) 1. Extras: (LB-3, W-2) 5. Total: (for 9 wkts, 20 overs) 153.
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-2, 3-50, 4-110, 5-126, 6-133, 7-144, 8-144, 9-153.
Bowling: Rusty Theron 4-0-23-3, Lonwabo Tsotsobe 4-0-31-1, Makhaya Ntini 4-0-34-2, Johan Botha 4-0-21-1, Nicky Boje 2-0-22-1, Justin Kreusch 2-0-19-0.
Warriors: Davey Jacobs b Mendis 26, Ashwell Prince b Welegedara 10, Colin Ingram c Mubarak b Herath 34, Justin Kreusch (not out) 37, Mark Boucher (not out) 40. Extras: (B-4, LB-2, W-3) 9. Total (for 3 wkts, 18.2 overs) 156.
Fall of wickets: 1-17, 2-69, 3-93.
Bowling: Chanaka Welegedara 3.2-0-26-1, Ferveez Maharoof 2-0-24-0, Thisara Perera 3-0-32-0, Ajantha Mendis 4-0-25-1, Rangana Herath 4-0-18-1; Kaushal Lokuarachchi 2-0-25-0.

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