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

Jarvis to Munaweera, FOUR, a gentle full toss first ball. Swinging away, but too full, and Munaweera opens the face to guide it past point, and with with the wind. So four off first ball in international cricket

Sri Lanka 4/0   EMDY Munaweera 4* (1b 1x4)   KM Jarvis 0.1-0-4-0

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

Sri Lanka 8/0   TM Dilshan 4* (3b 1x4)   BV Vitori 0.3-0-4-0

Jarvis to Munaweera, FOUR, full, on the pads, he has chipped this straight down the ground, almost bisecting mid-off and mid-on. Good timing takes it for four

Sri Lanka 16/0   EMDY Munaweera 8* (9b 2x4)   KM Jarvis 1.3-0-10-0

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

Sri Lanka 28/0   TM Dilshan 12* (9b 2x4)   BV Vitori 1.5-0-15-0

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

Sri Lanka 33/0   TM Dilshan 17* (12b 3x4)   P Utseya 0.2-0-4-0

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

Sri Lanka 44/0   TM Dilshan 24* (16b 4x4)   CB Mpofu 0.3-0-6-0

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

Sri Lanka 48/0   TM Dilshan 28* (17b 5x4)   CB Mpofu 0.4-0-10-0

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

Sri Lanka 53/0   EMDY Munaweera 17* (18b 3x4)   CB Mpofu 1-0-15-0

Utseya to Jayawardene, FOUR, reverse-sweep from Mahela, takes it from middle and leg, and beats backward point. What innivation

Sri Lanka 64/1   DPMD Jayawardene 7* (8b 1x4)   P Utseya 2.2-0-15-0

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   BMAJ Mendis 7* (5b 1x4)   CB Mpofu 2-0-25-0

Cremer to BMAJ Mendis, FOUR, big winding sweep, and he has hit this really powerfully, and placed it wide of deep square leg

Sri Lanka 103/3   BMAJ Mendis 12* (8b 2x4)   AG Cremer 3.5-0-23-1

Cremer to BMAJ Mendis, FOUR, back-to-back fours for Mendis as he backs away and hits powerfully at this short delivery. He has placed it wide of long-off

Sri Lanka 107/3   BMAJ Mendis 16* (9b 3x4)   AG Cremer 4-0-27-1

Chigumbura to BMAJ Mendis, FOUR, poor poor bowling. Had Mendis not helped it along its way for four this would have been a big wide down the leg side

Sri Lanka 118/3   BMAJ Mendis 26* (13b 4x4 1x6)   E Chigumbura 0.5-0-11-0

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   KC Sangakkara 20* (14b 1x4)   CB Mpofu 3-0-34-0

Jarvis to Sangakkara, FOUR, top shot from Sanga. He first moves across, then backs away, finds he has got a half-volley on off, and drives it over point with an open face. Almost carries all the way for six

Sri Lanka 159/3   KC Sangakkara 34* (21b 2x4)   KM Jarvis 3.2-0-23-0





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