ICC Cricket World Cup, 26th Match, Group A: Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Pallekele, Mar 10, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 26th match, Group A
Sri Lanka won by 139 runs
10 March 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)
1.1

Panyangara to Dilshan, FOUR, skiddy length delivery that angles in to the pads, Dilshan goes through the straight drive with a flick of the wrists, and mid on dives over the ball to let it through

1.2

Panyangara to Dilshan, SIX, hammered, this could be painful for Zimbabwe if they don't sort out Dilshan, who gets one marginally short and latches on to it hungrily, pulling it over deep midwicket into the grass banks

1.3

Panyangara to Dilshan, FOUR, this time he goes full, but provides Dilshan just a hint of width outside off stump, mistake, he latches on to it with that whiplash drive that goes in the huge gap between extra cover and mid off, horror start for Panyangara

1.4

Panyangara to Dilshan, FOUR, more trouble for Zimbabwe, this time Dilshan gets on top of one that bounces outside off stump, cuts hard, and the ball races past point and beats squarish third man who was hardly a few paces from it

1.5

Panyangara to Dilshan, no run, finally some respite for the bowler, Dilshan defends an angled delivery with the straightest of bats in to the off side

1.6

Panyangara to Dilshan, no run, another one blocked in to the off side, still 18 runs off this over

Sri Lanka 24/0   T Panyangara 1-0-18-0
3.1

Panyangara to Tharanga, no run, bounces outside off stump from short of a good length, left alone quietly

3.2

Panyangara to Tharanga, 1 run, better start from Panyangara to the over, fuller now around off and Tharanga drives it without power to mid off

3.3

Panyangara to Dilshan, 1 run, again Dilshan latches on to one that is marginally short, doesn't bounce as much as Dilshan expected but he still pulls it away, there is man at deep midwicket now

3.4

Panyangara to Tharanga, no run, bit of width outside off stump, he opens the face to guide it to backward point

3.5

Panyangara to Tharanga, no run, good over so far, cramps him for room with one on the stumps, pushed away in to the leg side

3.6

Panyangara to Tharanga, no run, and almost gets Tharanga this time, had him feeling for one that was angled across on off stump, Tharanga brought down an angled bat, and the inside edge rolled away perilously close to the stumps

Sri Lanka 35/0   T Panyangara 2-0-20-0
5.1

Panyangara to Tharanga, no run, 111.6 slower one, he adjusts the front foot movement to push it away in to covers

5.2

Panyangara to Tharanga, no run, short and wide, but he cannot capitalise as he reaches out to play the cut, the ball kept low, that's why

5.3

Panyangara to Tharanga, 2 runs, steers this one that is not that wide outside off stump, and it goes through gully's hands wide of third man

5.4

Panyangara to Tharanga, FOUR, Tharanga lofts wide of mid on, and Tharanga gets four, friendly length delivery around middle and leg stump, and he goes through with the swing, and mid on's desperate dive was in vain

5.5

Panyangara to Tharanga, 1 run, makes some room outside leg stump now to one that is short of a length, and steers it to third man

5.6

Panyangara to Dilshan, no run, he had set himself up for the slap-drive through extra cover, but it came in off the seam, and he under-edged it close to the stumps, he thought he could at least get a single, but point was quick to get to the ball

Sri Lanka 48/0   T Panyangara 3-0-27-0
7.1

Panyangara to Tharanga, 1 run, stays in the crease and pushes a length ball to mid on and brings Dilshan on strike

7.2

Panyangara to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan is living dangerously, gets away again, surprised him with the bouncer, he looked to belatedly hook, but the top edge fell just short of short fine leg, maybe he could have come in a bit faster

7.3

Panyangara to Tharanga, no run, driven confidently off the front foot to mid off

7.4

Panyangara to Tharanga, no run, closer to off stump now, blocked away tho short extra cover

7.5

Panyangara to Tharanga, no run, no room for Tharanga to work this one away, he plays it out on the leg side

7.6

Panyangara to Tharanga, 1 wide, goes for the yorker, gets it very full too, but marginally down the pads, they call them wides in limited-overs cricket

7.6

Panyangara to Tharanga, 1 run, slower one now, but it has some width, he steers it down to third man

Sri Lanka 58/0   T Panyangara 4-0-31-0
32.1

Panyangara to Tharanga, FOUR, Panyangara - keeps getting atacked everytime he bowls. If I remember right, this happened when he played New Zealand too. First ball of a new spell, over-pitched at a friendly length on leg stump, and Tharanga lofts cleanly over mid-on for four

32.2

Panyangara to Tharanga, 1 run, fullish again, Tharanga opens the off side and drives fluently to deep extra cover for a single

32.3

Panyangara to Dilshan, 1 run, back of a length outside off, Dilshan cuts but finds the man in the deep

32.4

Panyangara to Tharanga, no run, back of a length outside off, Tharanga stays back on the crease and guides backward of point.

32.5

Panyangara to Tharanga, 2 runs, this time he gets it away, waiting for the ball to get beside him before playing the cut, getting it backward of point. A big effort at the deep keeps him down to two

32.6

Panyangara to Tharanga, FOUR, that's Tharanga's shot of the day. Short ball coming in and cramping him for room, Tharanga was not taken by surprise, even as he arrested his forward motion and slapped with a lovely sleight of the wrists. In the air, safely into the gap and nearly six through square leg

Sri Lanka 196/0   T Panyangara 5-0-43-0
48.1

Panyangara to Samaraweera, 1 run, drops it in to the off side for a single, better than giving catching practice

48.2

Panyangara to Sangakkara, 1 run, targets the blockhole now, worked away off the pads to deep midwicket

48.3

Panyangara to Samaraweera, 1 run, Thilan steps outside off stump, and plays a neat cover drive to bring Sanga on strike

48.4

Panyangara to Sangakkara, 1 wide, more waywardness of the wide kind from Zimbabwe, down the leg side

48.4

Panyangara to Sangakkara, 2 runs, Sanga waltzes down the track, and lofts it straight down the ground, but long off runs across to field, Thilan charges back for the second

48.5

Panyangara to Sangakkara, 1 run, brings Thilan on strike with a run down the ground, what can Thilan do now?

48.6

Panyangara to Samaraweera, 1 run, he walks outside off stump, and flicks this one away in front of square leg, a bit strange to see Thilan go about in these end overs

Sri Lanka 316/6   T Panyangara 6-0-51-0
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