Isuru Udana defends 11 in nervy final over to secure Paarl Rocks’ double

Isuru Udana was the man tasked with defending 11 runs in the final over, and he made a good start when Nawaz holed out to long-off off the first ball.

Udana could have a second wicket with his next delivery when Magala skied a chance but the Sri Lankan dropped the return catch and that’s when the nerves started.

A leg bye off the third ball meant the Blitz needed 10 off three, but Udana gave them a fourth with a wide. His legitimate fourth delivery was a dot ball so the Blitz’s requirement was 10 runs off two balls and then Magala got an outside edge to third man that went for four. Six runs were needed off the final ball and Udana delivered…