ICC World Twenty20, 1st Match, Group C: Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Hambantota, Sep 18, 2012
ICC World Twenty20 - 1st match, Group C
Sri Lanka won by 82 runs

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


Mpofu to Munaweera, 1 run, sitter dropped at deep midwicket by Malcolm Waller. That's one-and-a-half chances spilled by Waller now. Length ball, on the pads, flicked in the air, Waller at deep midwicket sets up for a low catch and spills it


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


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


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


Mpofu to Munaweera, FOUR, low full towss on the pads, and easily glanced fine of short fine leg

Sri Lanka 53/0   CB Mpofu 1-0-15-0

Mpofu to BMAJ Mendis, no run, beats him with a shortish delivery that angles in, and gets another dot in


Mpofu to BMAJ Mendis, 1 run, fuller, outside off, gets the inside half of the bat for a single to long-on


Mpofu to Sangakkara, 1 run, length ball, outside off, driven wide of long-off, but not wide enough to come back for a second


Mpofu to BMAJ Mendis, 1 run, length ball, angling in, drops and runs, and completes a comfortable single


Mpofu to Sangakkara, 3 runs, full and wide, Sanga drives with an open face, places it wide of sweeper-cover. Craig Ervine makes a diving save, but can't prevent the third


Mpofu to BMAJ Mendis, FOUR, full, on off, driven back at Mpofu, who gets a hand to it. The ball now travels much slower to long-on, but in the hurry to keep the batsmen down to one, both long-on and long-off misfield, and let it through for four. Vittori is the one who is done in by a wobble, and Utseya has overrun it. Gould is pretty amused as he signals four

Sri Lanka 96/3   CB Mpofu 2-0-25-0

Mpofu to BMAJ Mendis, 2 runs, length ball outside off, pushed with an open face, past cover point, and square of sweeper-cover


Mpofu to BMAJ Mendis, 1 run, full, on off, wristily hit back, gets a single off the ricochet off Mpofu


Mpofu to Sangakkara, 1 run, short of a length, Sanga checks his shot, chips it down the ground for one


Mpofu to BMAJ Mendis, no run, crisp hit to a shortish ball outside off, but he finds extra cover with it


Mpofu to BMAJ Mendis, 1 run, moves across to hit this full ball into the leg side. Mis-hits it for a single to wide long-on


Mpofu to Sangakkara, FOUR, no third man and he digs this one in short. Sanga backs away, and clears short third easily with his upper-cut

Sri Lanka 129/3   CB Mpofu 3-0-34-0

Mpofu to Sangakkara, 1 run, low full toss, just outside off, Sanga has backed away, and can't reach it properly. Gets a single to long-on


Mpofu to BMAJ Mendis, 1 run, nice yorker as Mendis gives him the charge. Just the single conceded


Mpofu to Sangakkara, SIX, that's a bit of toying around. Moves well across, gets inside the line of a full delivery, and flicks it over square leg for six


Mpofu to Sangakkara, 1 run, OUT, full and wide, hit to deep cover, and Sanga has run himself out trying a near-impossible second, but he was possibly taking a chance against sloppy what has been sloppy Zimbabwean fielding

KC Sangakkara run out 44 (48m 26b 2x4 1x6) SR: 169.23


Mpofu to Perera, SIX, and he has hit a six first ball. Length ball, into the pads, goes deep into the crease, and heaves it over square leg. Flat six. And again, let me remind you this is a huge playing field


Mpofu to Perera, no run, low full toss, misses it, and they don't go through for a bye

Sri Lanka 182/4   CB Mpofu 4-0-49-0





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