Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 3rd Match: Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Bulawayo, Jun 1, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets (with 64 balls remaining)
1 June 2010 (50-over match)
  Zimbabwe innings (26 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal H Masakadza c Kulasekara b Fernando 62 108 69 4 1 89.85
24.4 Masakadza's effort has come to an end, thanks to another smart bouncer from Fernando. He was looking to get forward, and was taken by surprise by the short one, but went through with the pull. It looped over midwicket, and Kulasekara running back, took a good catch and tumbled over backwards. 116/9
View dismissal BRM Taylor c †Chandimal b Fernando 2 7 5 0 0 40.00
1.5 and Dilhara has struck, very strange shot from Taylor, who reacted to the short-of-length ball outside off, by backing away to the leg side, the way Chris Martin would have. It moved away off the seam, and in the end, he offered a limp nothing shot outside off, it kissed the edge and landed in Chandimal's gloves. 4/1
View dismissal GA Lamb c BMAJ Mendis b BAW Mendis 10 23 19 0 0 52.63
6.3 and Lamb holes out this time. Mendis continues to work on that short of a length area, on leg stump and Lamb goes for a sweep without much idea of what the ball is doing. The top edge loops up to square leg, where jeewan Mendis runs back to take a nice catch. Lamb has been doubly Mendis-ed, so to speak. 28/2
View dismissal CR Ervine c Dilshan b BAW Mendis 7 23 20 0 0 35.00
12.3 Mendis has his man, it was always on the cards, and as was to be expected, it is that lethal googly of his doing the trick. Ervine came down the track, almost as if he was in a trance, rolled his head skywards and swung the bat towards midwicket, the ball duly turned away, took the outside edge and nestled in the hands of the lone slip fielder. Seeya later 64/3
View dismissal CK Coventry c Perera b Randiv 11 12 11 0 1 100.00
15.5 gone. Coventry was looking fidgety and wanted to dominate the spinners, this was in his slot and he looked to hit straight, but got too much elevation, at the cost of range, it went high and swirled around, before landing in Thissara Perera's safe hands 83/4
View dismissal E Chigumbura* b BMAJ Mendis 1 2 2 0 0 50.00
16.3 ah! Tragedy this - Chigumbura is gone to one of the few bad balls on offer, and Jeevan Mendis has his maiden wicket with a rank bad long hop, Chigumbura went for the pull and got a bottom edge on to the stumps. 85/5
View dismissal AM Blignaut c †Chandimal b Randiv 1 3 3 0 0 33.33
17.1 another one bites the dust. Vicious turn from Randiv, from round the wicket, ripping across Blignaut from leg stump to off, beating the forward prod. It hit something, from first view it seemed like his thigh, and was pouched behind. The umpire reckoned it was an edge 86/6
View dismissal AG Cremer b Randiv 2 2 3 0 0 66.66
17.6 he's a gonner! Perfect offie's dismissal, that was tossed up outside off, eliciting the batsman to flick towards the legside, but leaving him complacent enough to do so without closing the bat-pad gap. It beat the shot, and snuck in to shatter the timber 90/7
View dismissal P Utseya st †Chandimal b BMAJ Mendis 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
18.5 and now a dream leggie's dismissal for Jeevan Mendis! Beautiful, ripping legspinner turning across from leg stump and defeating the forward prod. The batsman over-balanced on the front foot and Chandimal whipped the bails off in far lesser time than it takes to read out BMAJ Mendis' full name 92/8
View dismissal RW Price run out (Perera/Fernando) 9 29 15 0 0 60.00
24.5 from Fernando, Fitting end to an innings full of fits and starts. Price looks to shovel the full ball to the leg side, and the comedy of errors begins with his leading edge that takes it high towards the covers. Jeevan Mendis runs in miles from the boundary and dives forward, but fails to collect the catch. Price is keen on farming the strike and looks to take a second, and Perera notices he is halfway down, and lobs a throw to the bowler who breaks the stumps. 118/10
CB Mpofu not out 0 2 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 3, lb 5, w 4, nb 1) 13
  Total (all out; 24.5 overs; 111 mins) 118 (4.75 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  KMDN Kulasekara 4 0 12 0 3.00 15 0 0
View wickets CRD Fernando 4.5 0 26 2 5.37 14 3 0 (1w)
1.5 to Taylor, and Dilhara has struck, very strange shot from Taylor, who reacted to the short-of-length ball outside off, by backing away to the leg side, the way Chris Martin would have. It moved away off the seam, and in the end, he offered a limp nothing shot outside off, it kissed the edge and landed in Chandimal's gloves. 4/1
24.4 to Masakadza, Masakadza's effort has come to an end, thanks to another smart bouncer from Fernando. He was looking to get forward, and was taken by surprise by the short one, but went through with the pull. It looped over midwicket, and Kulasekara running back, took a good catch and tumbled over backwards. 116/9
View wickets BAW Mendis 6 0 21 2 3.50 22 0 0 (1nb, 1w)
6.3 to Lamb, and Lamb holes out this time. Mendis continues to work on that short of a length area, on leg stump and Lamb goes for a sweep without much idea of what the ball is doing. The top edge loops up to square leg, where jeewan Mendis runs back to take a nice catch. Lamb has been doubly Mendis-ed, so to speak. 28/2
12.3 to Ervine, Mendis has his man, it was always on the cards, and as was to be expected, it is that lethal googly of his doing the trick. Ervine came down the track, almost as if he was in a trance, rolled his head skywards and swung the bat towards midwicket, the ball duly turned away, took the outside edge and nestled in the hands of the lone slip fielder. Seeya later 64/3
  NLTC Perera 1 0 16 0 16.00 1 1 1 (1w)
View wickets S Randiv 5 0 23 3 4.60 13 0 1
15.5 to Coventry, gone. Coventry was looking fidgety and wanted to dominate the spinners, this was in his slot and he looked to hit straight, but got too much elevation, at the cost of range, it went high and swirled around, before landing in Thissara Perera's safe hands 83/4
17.1 to Blignaut, another one bites the dust. Vicious turn from Randiv, from round the wicket, ripping across Blignaut from leg stump to off, beating the forward prod. It hit something, from first view it seemed like his thigh, and was pouched behind. The umpire reckoned it was an edge 86/6
17.6 to Cremer, he's a gonner! Perfect offie's dismissal, that was tossed up outside off, eliciting the batsman to flick towards the legside, but leaving him complacent enough to do so without closing the bat-pad gap. It beat the shot, and snuck in to shatter the timber 90/7
View wickets BMAJ Mendis 4 0 12 2 3.00 14 0 0 (1w)
16.3 to Chigumbura, ah! Tragedy this - Chigumbura is gone to one of the few bad balls on offer, and Jeevan Mendis has his maiden wicket with a rank bad long hop, Chigumbura went for the pull and got a bottom edge on to the stumps. 85/5
18.5 to Utseya, and now a dream leggie's dismissal for Jeevan Mendis! Beautiful, ripping legspinner turning across from leg stump and defeating the forward prod. The batsman over-balanced on the front foot and Chandimal whipped the bails off in far lesser time than it takes to read out BMAJ Mendis' full name 92/8
  Sri Lanka innings (target: 119 runs from 26 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WU Tharanga run out (†Taylor/Utseya) 40 42 37 6 0 108.10
10.5 from Lamb, that's the only way it looked like a wicket would fall. Tharanga gets forward and plays it straight to cover and calls his captain across for a single. Dilshan did not seem interested, and Tharanga was half way down the pitch when the fielder swooped in and fired a throw to the keeper. Curtains for Tharanga 86/1
TM Dilshan* not out 60 64 45 7 1 133.33
LD Chandimal not out 10 21 10 2 0 100.00
Extras (lb 6, w 3) 9
  Total (1 wicket; 15.2 overs; 64 mins) 119 (7.76 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  CB Mpofu 2.2 1 17 0 7.28 9 3 0 (1w)
  RW Price 3 0 14 0 4.66 11 2 0
  AM Blignaut 2 0 15 0 7.50 3 1 0
  P Utseya 3 0 21 0 7.00 10 2 1
  GA Lamb 2 0 20 0 10.00 5 3 0
  E Chigumbura 2 0 15 0 7.50 6 2 0 (2w)
  AG Cremer 1 0 11 0 11.00 1 2 0

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to field
Points - Sri Lanka 5, Zimbabwe 0
ODI debuts - LD Chandimal and BMAJ Mendis (Sri Lanka)
Player of the match - S Randiv (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - O Chirombe and RE Koertzen (South Africa)
TV umpire - RB Tiffin
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire - LA Ngwenya

Match Notes


    • Zimbabwe innings
    • Rain: Zimbabwe - 0/0
    • Wet Ground: Zimbabwe - 0/0
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 6 to 8
    • Zimbabwe: 50 runs in 8.4 overs (54 balls), Extras 8
    • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 64/3 in 12.3 overs (H Masakadza 36)
    • H Masakadza: 50 off 51 balls (3 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 23 to 24
    • Zimbabwe: 100 runs in 20.6 overs (129 balls), Extras 11
    • Innings Break: Zimbabwe - 118/10 in 24.5 overs (CB Mpofu 0)
    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 7.1 overs (43 balls), Extras 5
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 6 to 8
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 43 balls (WU Tharanga 32, TM Dilshan 16, Ex 5)
    • TM Dilshan: 50 off 34 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 16 to 17
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 12.4 overs (76 balls), Extras 6
 
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