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

1.5

Vitori to Munaweera, no run, full, inswinger, beats him, but hits him on the pad when headed down leg

1.6

Vitori to Munaweera, no run, short, on leg, tries to pull, but is beaten by the pace

Sri Lanka 10/0   BV Vitori 1-0-6-0

3.1

Vitori to Munaweera, no run, short, angling towards just outside off, and he pulls all over it

3.2

Vitori to Munaweera, 1 run, gets the pull right this time, gets a single to deep square leg

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   BV Vitori 2-0-16-0

17.1

Vitori to Sangakkara, 1 run, nice yorker, follows him too. Just the single to long-on. Runs straight down the pitch, and the umpire has a word with him

17.2

Vitori to BMAJ Mendis, 1 run, down the wicket, surprised by a full toss, gets a single to long-off

17.3

Vitori to Sangakkara, 2 runs, Sanga is down the wicket, Vittori bowls a low full toss, manages a hit to long-on. Mendis catches Sibanda by surprise, and takes the second

17.4

Vitori to Sangakkara, 3 runs, Sanga charges down and backs away, Vittori follows him, Sanga drives wide of sweeper-cover for two, but the relay throw from Masakadza is wild, and allows them the third

17.5

Vitori to BMAJ Mendis, 1 no ball, slower ball gone wrong, and is a wide down the leg side. Also a high full toss. So called a no-ball as a beamer

17.5

Vitori to BMAJ Mendis, 1 run, gets away with a slower-ball full toss, as Mendis hits it straight to fine leg for one

17.6

Vitori to Sangakkara, 2 runs, full, otuside off, Sanga has premeditated by backing away, and struggles to reach it. The mis-hit goes to Waller at deep cover, where a fumble allows them to come back for the second

Sri Lanka 150/3   BV Vitori 3-0-27-0
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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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