ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 26th match, Group A

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe

Sri Lanka won by 139 runs

44.4

Mpofu to Tharanga, OUT, falls just short of the world record for the highest opening partnership of 286, came down the track for another lofted one over extra cover, for once, it did not come off cleanly, went high in the air more than anything else, and was taken cleanly way inside the boundary, do Zimbabwe have some respite? Not

WU Tharanga c Chigumbura b Mpofu 133 (182m 141b 17x4 0x6) SR: 94.32

Sri Lanka 282/1   TM Dilshan 139* (128b 15x4 1x6)   CB Mpofu 4.4-0-42-1

45.4

Utseya to Dilshan, OUT, it's over for Dilshan now, went down the track for another big one, got too close to the ball, and lifted it miles in the air, but it came down somewhere near deep midwicket, and was taken safely, he walks back to thunderous applause, acknowledges it with a swing of his bat

TM Dilshan c Panyangara b Utseya 144 (186m 131b 16x4 1x6) SR: 109.92

Sri Lanka 289/2   NLTC Perera 2* (3b)   P Utseya 9.4-0-48-1

46.3

Price to Perera, OUT, Perera goes now, he went for a wild slog to a flat delivery that goes straight on, takes the outside edge, and loops high in the air for cover to take a simple catch, Price deserved a wicket

NLTC Perera c Chigumbura b Price 3 (5m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

Sri Lanka 296/3   DPMD Jayawardene 6* (3b 1x4)   RW Price 8.3-0-42-1

47.1

Mpofu to Jayawardene, OUT, Mahela goes now, gets outside leg and lifts a fullish slower one right to long on who takes a fine high catch

DPMD Jayawardene c Chakabva b Mpofu 9 (7m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 128.57

Sri Lanka 300/4   KC Sangakkara 0* (0b)   CB Mpofu 5.1-0-44-2

47.3

Mpofu to Mathews, OUT, the ball is following Elton all around, and he is not letting it down, Angelo skied it high looking for the slog over midwicket, and Chigumbura took a nice running catch diving forward

AD Mathews c Chigumbura b Mpofu 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 302/5   KC Sangakkara 1* (1b)   CB Mpofu 5.3-0-46-3

47.6

Mpofu to Silva, OUT, this was coming, one more batsman falls going for the big shot, Chamara wanted to lift this full delivery over deep midwicket again, but could not get it wide of the man this time, hit it straight to him in fact

LPC Silva c Panyangara b Mpofu 4 (2m 2b 1x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

Sri Lanka 308/6   KC Sangakkara 2* (2b)   CB Mpofu 6-0-52-4

Photos

Mar 10, 2011

Tillakaratne Dilshan celebrates his fourth wicket, Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, Group A, World Cup, Pallekele, March 10, 2011

Tillakaratne Dilshan celebrates his fourth wicket

© Associated Press

Mar 10, 2011

Mahela Jayawardene drops a catch to deny Tillakaratne Dilshan a hat-trick, Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, Group A, World Cup, Pallekele, March 10, 2011

Mahela Jayawardene drops a catch to deny Tillakaratne Dilshan a hat-trick

© AFP

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