ICC World Twenty20 - 1st match, Group C

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe

Sri Lanka won by 82 runs

1.1

Vitori to Dilshan, no run, short of a length, outside off, punched nicely to point

1.2

Vitori to Dilshan, no run, full and wide, Dilshan drives, but doesn't hit it well

1.3

Vitori to Dilshan, FOUR, short of a length, angling away, Dilshan presses forward and punches this one the up. Between cover-point and cover. Into the wind. Still four all the way

1.4

Vitori to Dilshan, 1 wide, half a shout for a catch at the wicket as Dilshan tries to pull this well down the leg side. Close to the glove, but called a wide. A big wide too

1.4

Vitori to Dilshan, 1 run, short of a length, on the pads, worked past short fine for a single

Sri Lanka 10/0   TM Dilshan 5* (4b 1x4)

2.1

Jarvis to Dilshan, no run, quick inswinger, 137.4ks, beats Dilshan both with the pace and the movement the other way. Appeals for lbw, but it is headed down leg

2.2

Jarvis to Dilshan, 1 run, slower ball, 111ks, short of a length, turning in towards off, Dilshan gets a single off the bat and pad

Sri Lanka 11/0   TM Dilshan 6* (6b 1x4)

3.3

Vitori to Dilshan, 1 wide, effort ball, digs it in too short, and pays for it with a call of wide

3.3

Vitori to Dilshan, 2 runs, slower ball, Dilshan gets a big leading edge as he tries to flick, and clears Brendan Taylor with ease. with the wind too. Dilshan gets away with one there

3.4

Vitori to Dilshan, no run, nice slower ball. Seams like a beamer to start off with, and then suddenly dips on him. Dilshan is not playing at it, and is lucky this is not in line with the stumps

3.5

Vitori to Dilshan, 1 wide, big wide down the leg side this time

3.5

Vitori to Dilshan, FOUR, Uppish drive on the up. In the air for a bit too long, but goes right into the gap between cover and cover-point

3.6

Vitori to Dilshan, 1 run, swing this time, and Dilshan gets an inside edge onto the pad. They try to steal a single to point, and Munaweera is late to start, and gives up half way. However, the stumps are not hit. A possible run-out missed here

Sri Lanka 29/0   TM Dilshan 13* (10b 2x4)

4.1

Utseya to Dilshan, no run, starts off with a short flat delivery, Dilshan rocks back, but is beaten on the pull. Headed down leg, so he is safe

4.2

Utseya to Dilshan, FOUR, punched off the back foot between cover and extra-cover. Top shot as it is played against a quickish delivery after a forward press

4.3

Utseya to Dilshan, 1 run, flighted now, and swept away to deep square leg for one

4.6

Utseya to Dilshan, 1 run, quick offbreak, Dilshan gets a soft leading edge towards for a single

Sri Lanka 38/0   TM Dilshan 19* (14b 3x4)

5.1

Mpofu to Dilshan, 1 run, short of a length, on off, punched wide of mid-off for a single

5.3

Mpofu to Dilshan, FOUR, The ramp shot. The scoop. We were expecting it Mr Dilshan. Length ball, pretty straight, and he is on a knee to clear short fine leg with ease

5.4

Mpofu to Dilshan, FOUR, half-volley on off, and he off-drives it between the bowler and mid-off. No-fuss shot

5.5

Mpofu to Dilshan, 1 run, short of a length, on off, punched to cover-point, and Munaweera would have been run out despite the dive had Zimbabwe hit direct. They miss the stumps again

Sri Lanka 49/0   TM Dilshan 29* (18b 5x4)

6.1

Utseya to Dilshan, no run, misses out. Length ball, on the pads, but he finds short fine leg with the sweep

6.2

Utseya to Dilshan, 1 run, shorter now, and worked away for a single to deep square leg

Sri Lanka 54/0   TM Dilshan 30* (20b 5x4)

7.2

Cremer to Dilshan, 1 run, short of a length, on leg, punched to wide long-on for one

7.4

Cremer to Dilshan, 1 run, full, on off, driven to long-off for one

Sri Lanka 59/1   TM Dilshan 32* (22b 5x4)

8.1

Utseya to Dilshan, 1 run, swept to short fine leg where Mpofu misfields to let them steal a single

8.4

Utseya to Dilshan, 2 runs, nicely played. Soft hands, and pushed wide of long-on, and comes back for an easy second

8.5

Utseya to Dilshan, 2 runs, short, turning into the pads, pulled fine of deep square, and gets another couple

8.6

Utseya to Dilshan, 1 run, short of a length, turned away with soft hands towards deep square, but this time time they have to settle for just one

Sri Lanka 70/1   TM Dilshan 38* (26b 5x4)

9.1

Cremer to Dilshan, 1 run, full, on off, driven to long-off for one

9.5

Cremer to Dilshan, OUT, Cremer has come back well from that wicket off a no-ball with a quick delivery. Dilshan tries to cut it, there seems to be a noise, and Zimbabwe are pretty certain they have Dilshan caught at the wicket. The umpire takes his time before raising the wicket, and neither batsman looks happy with the decision

TM Dilshan c †Taylor b Cremer 39 (49m 28b 5x4 0x6) SR: 139.28

Sri Lanka 75/2   TM Dilshan 39 (28b 5x4)
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Photos

Sep 18, 2012

Ajantha Mendis celebrates the wicket of Hamilton Masakadza, Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, Group C, World T20 2012, Hambantota, September 18, 2012

Ajantha Mendis celebrates the wicket of Hamilton Masakadza

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Sep 18, 2012

Ajantha Mendis recorded best ever T20I bowling figures, Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, Group C, World T20 2012, Hambantota, September 18, 2012

Ajantha Mendis recorded best ever T20I bowling figures

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