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)
21.1

Lamb to Dilshan, 1 run, turns in from outside off, Dilshan forces against the spin into the covers

21.2

Lamb to Tharanga, no run, back of a length from round the wicket, Tharanga works it off the back foot to backward square leg

21.3

Lamb to Tharanga, 1 run, short of a length again, Tharanga works it to the leg side for one more

21.4

Lamb to Dilshan, 1 run, more turn this time, comes in sharply as Dilshan prepares to cut, and he gets it away for another single

21.5

Lamb to Tharanga, no run, drifts onto the pads, Tharanga flicks but can't get to his 50 yet.

21.6

Lamb to Tharanga, 1 run, now he does. Full delivery on leg stump, punched off the front foot down the ground for one.

Sri Lanka 125/0   GA Lamb 1-0-4-0
23.1

Lamb to Dilshan, no run, flighted on the stumps, driven back to the bowler

23.2

Lamb to Dilshan, no run, flatter and on the pads, Dilshan turns it with the angle to midwicket

23.3

Lamb to Dilshan, 1 run, back of a length outside off, Dilshan opens the face and guides backward of point for a single

23.4

Lamb to Tharanga, no run, on the pads, Tharanga dinks it backward of square leg but can't find the single

23.5

Lamb to Tharanga, no run, tossed up on off stump, Tharanga drives with the spin through mid off

23.6

Lamb to Tharanga, 1 run, short of a length on the pads, worked with the angle for a single through backward square leg

Sri Lanka 135/0   GA Lamb 2-0-6-0
25.1

Lamb to Dilshan, 2 runs, and now a short ball for Dilshan, who leans back and cuts delicately backward od point. The fielder sweeping on the backward point boundary does really well to prevent four

25.2

Lamb to Dilshan, FOUR, this time, even that fielder can't do much. Dilshan adjusts superbly, waiting that extra instant before playing the cut, to get it fine of that fielder, while also eluding third man.

25.3

Lamb to Dilshan, no run, tossed up this time, Dilshan jumps out to the pitch and drives. He finds covers though.

25.4

Lamb to Dilshan, 1 run, another single, the 150 is up as Dilshan pokes into the covers. The bowling is not posing any challenge at the moment.

25.5

Lamb to Tharanga, 1 run, tossed up on the pads, Tharanga works it to long on and ambles along somnolently for an easy single

25.6

Lamb to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan opens the face and dabs another easy single into the cover point area.

Sri Lanka 152/0   GA Lamb 3-0-15-0
27.1

Lamb to Tharanga, no run, slides down the leg side, Tharanga misses the sweep but probably got some pad on it, en route Taibu's gloves.

27.2

Lamb to Tharanga, no run, tossed up on off, Tharanga reaches forward and defends

27.3

Lamb to Tharanga, 1 run, over-pitched on leg stump, Tharanga drives down the ground for a single

27.4

Lamb to Dilshan, 1 run, short of a length and turning in, Dilshan slaps it into the covers for one more

27.5

Lamb to Tharanga, 1 run, loopy non-descript ball on the toes, Tharanga drives for another single to long on

27.6

Lamb to Dilshan, 1 run, flighted on middle and breaking in, Dilshan drives inside out for another single through extra cover.

Sri Lanka 160/0   GA Lamb 4-0-19-0
29.1

Lamb to Dilshan, no run, Lamb turns this one into the pads and is lucky to escape as Dilshan's sweep finds short fine leg

29.2

Lamb to Dilshan, no run, turning in from back of a length, Dilshan hangs back and defends to the off side

29.3

Lamb to Dilshan, 1 run, full toss on the leg stumop, but too low for the agrucultural swipe. Dilshan bunts to long on for one more

29.4

Lamb to Tharanga, no run, on Tharanga's pads, very full and he can't flick through midwicket for a single

29.5

Lamb to Tharanga, 1 run, eases into the covers with the spin for a single.

29.6

Lamb to Dilshan, 1 run, short of a length outside off, Dilshan hangs on the crease and dabs towards point for one more single

Sri Lanka 166/0   GA Lamb 5-0-22-0
31.1

Lamb to Tharanga, no run, back of a length, Tharanga stays on the crease and defends

31.2

Lamb to Tharanga, 1 run, tossed up on off, Tharanga leans out to the pitch and lofts past wide mid off for a single

31.3

Lamb to Dilshan, 1 run, turning in from outside off, Dilshan drives through mid off for a single

31.4

Lamb to Tharanga, 1 run, Tharanga backs away to the leg side, looking for the off side loft, and plays softly for a single to the deep

31.5

Lamb to Dilshan, 3 runs, hideous bowling. Full toss on off stump, Dilshan cracks it with that heaved drive of his into the deep. Panyangara runs a mile from deep backward point and uses the boot to save a four

31.6

Lamb to Tharanga, 1 wide, quicker ball, looks to cramp Tharanga as he backs away, but it slips too wide down the leg side

31.6

Lamb to Tharanga, 1 run, on the leg stump to end the over, driven down to long on for a single

Sri Lanka 184/0   GA Lamb 6-0-30-0
39.1

Lamb to Tharanga, 1 run, fuller one played with the turn to, long off, again

39.2

Lamb to Dilshan, 1 run, goes outside leg to make room for the turn and squeezes it away towards covers

39.3

Lamb to Tharanga, no run, comes forward and pushes in the air towards midwicket, they run a few steps for the single, but retreat sooner

39.4

Lamb to Tharanga, 1 run, worked away off the pads to square leg, moves to 99

39.5

Lamb to Dilshan, FOUR, Dilshan finally gets one away, wayward delivery down the pads, and he sweeps in the air over short fine leg

39.6

Lamb to Dilshan, no run, backs away to cut a quicker and flatter one turning in, but short third man pulls off a diving stop

Sri Lanka 233/0   GA Lamb 7-0-37-0
41.1

Lamb to Tharanga, FOUR, Tharanga backs away and throws his bat at one turning away, but the thick edge goes wide of short third man, Price dived over the ball as well

41.2

Lamb to Tharanga, 1 run, the inside out lofted shot over extra cover, connects well but cannot beat the man at sweeper cover

41.3

Lamb to Dilshan, 1 run, goes for the pull shot, he is struggling to connect them, goes on a couple of bounces to deep midwicket

41.4

Lamb to Tharanga, FOUR, tharanga is hitting some lovely lofted shots over the off-side infield, this one was a full toss on off stump, and he stepped outside leg to get the connection over a leaping extra cover

41.5

Lamb to Tharanga, FOUR, and again, this is clean efficient hitting, makes a lot of room outside leg stump, and though the bowler tried to follow him, Tharanga had enough momentum to lift the full ball over cover

41.6

Lamb to Tharanga, 1 leg bye, this time he stays put, and goes for the sweep to this one outside leg stump, but it rolls away fine

Sri Lanka 259/0   GA Lamb 8-0-51-0
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