Sri Lanka tour of Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI: Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Nov 24, 2008
Sri Lanka won by 5 runs
Played at Harare Sports Club
24 November 2008 (50-over match)
  Sri Lanka innings (28 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal ML Udawatte lbw b Mupariwa 1 45 8 0 0 12.50
3.4 gone! bowled on a good length on middle and off, Udawatte gets forward and tries to defend it back to the bowler, is struck a little high on the pads, definitely in line, and the umpire raises his finger. Zimbabwe strike early 13/1
View dismissal WU Tharanga c †Taibu b Chigumbura 29 19 35 4 0 82.85
8.4 gone! that was short of a good length on the off and moving away, Tharanga tries to defend it off the back foot, gets the thinnest of edges to Taibu who takes a comfortable catch 41/2
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c Mupariwa b Chigumbura 57 96 59 4 0 96.61
25.6 full on the off stump, Sangakkara comes down and tries to loft that one over mid on, fails to connect well, gets the leading edge and Mupariwa at mid on runs backwards and dives to his left to take a superb catch 149/5
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene* c †Taibu b Chigumbura 4 8 7 0 0 57.14
10.3 gone! poor shot! that was short and wide, held its line, Jayawardene reached for it, tried to slash it wide of point, got a thick outside edge and Taibu moved well to his right to take a good catch. Zimbabwe are doing well here! 51/3
View dismissal CK Kapugedera st †Taibu b Mupariwa 28 31 32 1 2 87.50
19.1 stumped, off a wide ball, bowled full outside leg stump, Taibu collects it well and removes the bails in no time to find Kapugedara outside the crease as he attempts to flick the ball towards square leg. Good job! That appeared as though it was planned 94/4
View dismissal J Mubarak c Price b Mupariwa 22 39 21 0 1 104.76
27.4 gone!! that was bowled full on middle, tries to drive it on the on-side, gets a leading edge to Raymond Price at backward point who takes a comfortable catch 167/6
View dismissal MF Maharoof c Utseya b Mupariwa 14 11 8 2 0 175.00
27.6 gone! that was bowled full on middle and off, Maharoof drives that uppishly and straight to extra cover where Utseya completes an easy catch. Mupariwa finishes with four wickets! 171/7
T Thushara not out 0 2 0 0 0 -
Extras (lb 1, w 13, nb 2) 16
  Total (7 wickets; 28 overs) 171 (6.10 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  EC Rainsford 5 0 21 0 4.20 18 0 1 (2w)
View wickets E Chigumbura 5 0 37 3 7.40 16 4 0 (8w)
8.4 to Tharanga, gone! that was short of a good length on the off and moving away, Tharanga tries to defend it off the back foot, gets the thinnest of edges to Taibu who takes a comfortable catch 41/2
10.3 to Jayawardene, gone! poor shot! that was short and wide, held its line, Jayawardene reached for it, tried to slash it wide of point, got a thick outside edge and Taibu moved well to his right to take a good catch. Zimbabwe are doing well here! 51/3
25.6 to Sangakkara, full on the off stump, Sangakkara comes down and tries to loft that one over mid on, fails to connect well, gets the leading edge and Mupariwa at mid on runs backwards and dives to his left to take a superb catch 149/5
View wickets T Mupariwa 6 0 39 4 6.50 15 4 0 (3w)
3.4 to Udawatte, gone! bowled on a good length on middle and off, Udawatte gets forward and tries to defend it back to the bowler, is struck a little high on the pads, definitely in line, and the umpire raises his finger. Zimbabwe strike early 13/1
19.1 to Kapugedera, stumped, off a wide ball, bowled full outside leg stump, Taibu collects it well and removes the bails in no time to find Kapugedara outside the crease as he attempts to flick the ball towards square leg. Good job! That appeared as though it was planned 94/4
27.4 to Mubarak, gone!! that was bowled full on middle, tries to drive it on the on-side, gets a leading edge to Raymond Price at backward point who takes a comfortable catch 167/6
27.6 to Maharoof, gone! that was bowled full on middle and off, Maharoof drives that uppishly and straight to extra cover where Utseya completes an easy catch. Mupariwa finishes with four wickets! 171/7
  P Utseya 6 0 45 0 7.50 13 2 2 (2nb)
  RW Price 6 1 28 0 4.66 15 1 0
  Zimbabwe innings (target: 172 runs from 28 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal H Masakadza c Kulasekara b Thushara 77 95 71 7 2 108.45
22.6 gone!! goes for another big one, gets a thick outside edge that flies away towards third man where Kulasekara takes a well judged catch. Sri Lanka have struck, but is it too late? Masakadza departs for a potentially decisive 77 134/2
View dismissal V Sibanda c †Sangakkara b Thushara 25 54 37 0 1 67.56
12.5 gone!! that was short outside off, Sibanda fishes for it and tries to play at it with hard hands, hardly any footwork, gets a thick outside edge to Sangakkara who makes no mistake. Sri Lanka strike, finally! What a spirited innings by Sibanda! 76/1
View dismissal T Taibu b Kulasekara 31 55 38 1 0 81.57
25.6 gone!! slower ball bowled full on middle, tries to swing it away towards mid wicket, misses, and the stumps take a beating 151/4
View dismissal E Chigumbura b Mendis 3 6 4 0 0 75.00
24.1 bowled im!! comes down the track and tries to flay a quicker one, misses completely, and the off stump is out of the ground. What a timely wicket! 141/3
View dismissal S Matsikenyeri lbw b Muralitharan 19 18 10 1 1 190.00
27.1 gone!! he was struck in line with middle stump, no doubts there, the umpire raises his finger and there is dead silence around the ground 162/6
View dismissal CJ Chibhabha b Mendis 0 5 2 0 0 0.00
26.5 bowled im!! Chibhabha went for a big sweep, missed it completely, and the ball crashed into middle and off stump 162/5
SC Williams not out 2 9 3 0 0 66.66
View dismissal T Mupariwa st †Sangakkara b Muralitharan 0 4 3 0 0 0.00
27.6 gone!! so near, yet so far! charges down the track but misses a straight ball, Sangakkara fumbles it the first time but recovers well to take down the stumps. It's referred to the third umpire and the batsman is short of his ground. Sri Lanka have won a thriller, by just five runs! 166/7
Extras (lb 5, w 4) 9
  Total (7 wickets; 28 overs) 166 (5.92 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  MF Maharoof 5 0 39 0 7.80 13 3 2 (1w)
View wicket KMDN Kulasekara 6 0 35 1 5.83 14 0 1
25.6 to Taibu, gone!! slower ball bowled full on middle, tries to swing it away towards mid wicket, misses, and the stumps take a beating 151/4
View wickets BAW Mendis 6 0 36 2 6.00 14 2 1
24.1 to Chigumbura, bowled im!! comes down the track and tries to flay a quicker one, misses completely, and the off stump is out of the ground. What a timely wicket! 141/3
26.5 to Chibhabha, bowled im!! Chibhabha went for a big sweep, missed it completely, and the ball crashed into middle and off stump 162/5
View wickets T Thushara 5 0 31 2 6.20 12 3 0 (1w)
12.5 to Sibanda, gone!! that was short outside off, Sibanda fishes for it and tries to play at it with hard hands, hardly any footwork, gets a thick outside edge to Sangakkara who makes no mistake. Sri Lanka strike, finally! What a spirited innings by Sibanda! 76/1
22.6 to Masakadza, gone!! goes for another big one, gets a thick outside edge that flies away towards third man where Kulasekara takes a well judged catch. Sri Lanka have struck, but is it too late? Masakadza departs for a potentially decisive 77 134/2
View wickets M Muralitharan 6 0 20 2 3.33 21 1 0 (2w)
27.1 to Matsikenyeri, gone!! he was struck in line with middle stump, no doubts there, the umpire raises his finger and there is dead silence around the ground 162/6
27.6 to Mupariwa, gone!! so near, yet so far! charges down the track but misses a straight ball, Sangakkara fumbles it the first time but recovers well to take down the stumps. It's referred to the third umpire and the batsman is short of his ground. Sri Lanka have won a thriller, by just five runs! 166/7

Match details


Toss - Zimbabwe, who chose to field
Series - Sri Lanka led the 5-match series 3-0
Player of the match - H Masakadza (Zimbabwe)
Umpires - Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and RB Tiffin
TV umpire - KC Barbour
Match referee - MJ Procter (South Africa)

Match Notes


    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 6.1 - 9.0 - fielding
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 10.1 overs (68 balls), Extras 8
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 19.6 overs (133 balls), Extras 14
    • KC Sangakkara: 50 off 55 balls (3 x 4)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 43 balls (KC Sangakkara 33, J Mubarak 14, Ex 3)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 25.1 - 27.0 - batting
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 26.1 overs (172 balls), Extras 16
    • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 171/7 in 28.0 overs (T Thushara 0)
    • Zimbabwe innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 6.1 - 9.0 - fielding
    • Zimbabwe: 50 runs in 6.4 overs (41 balls), Extras 3
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 41 balls (H Masakadza 29, V Sibanda 18, Ex 3)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 24.1 - 26.0 - batting
    • H Masakadza: 50 off 49 balls (3 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Zimbabwe: 100 runs in 17.6 overs (112 balls), Extras 7
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 58 balls (H Masakadza 27, T Taibu 24, Ex 1)
    • Zimbabwe: 150 runs in 25.4 overs (158 balls), Extras 7
 
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