ICC Champions Trophy, 3rd Qualifying Match: Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Ahmedabad, Oct 10, 2006
ICC Champions Trophy - 3rd match, Qualifying Group
Sri Lanka won by 144 runs
Played at Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad (neutral venue)
10 October 2006 - day/night match (50-over match)

Ireland to Tharanga, OUT, absolutely brilliant fielding from Chigumbura after Jayasuriya went walk about at the non-striker's end. That wicket came from nowhere, but Jayasuriya was backing up too far and the Zimbabweans get their reward for some enthusiastic fielding. Jayasuriya walks off shaking his head

ST Jayasuriya run out 9 (39m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

Sri Lanka 38/1   WU Tharanga 24* (37b 3x4 1x6)   AJ Ireland 4.1-0-16-0

Ireland to Jayawardene, OUT, a short, wide ball brings another breakthrough for Zimbabwe as Jayawardene chases the delivery from Ireland and sends a thin edge through to Taylor. It would probably have been called a wide and Jayawardene can hardly believe what he's done but that's a huge wicket

DPMD Jayawardene c †Taylor b Ireland 4 (14m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Sri Lanka 49/2   WU Tharanga 31* (43b 3x4 1x6)   AJ Ireland 5.5-0-22-1

Matsikenyeri to Tharanga, OUT, goes for a big swing through the leg side, but he was getting tired and missed the ball by a fair distance as it crashes into the stumps. The end of another fine innings from the left-hander who has built a platform from which the rest of the Sri Lankan batsmen can really have a dip in the closing overs.&

WU Tharanga b Matsikenyeri 110 (158m 130b 13x4 1x6) SR: 84.61

Sri Lanka 214/3   KC Sangakkara 78* (82b 7x4)   S Matsikenyeri 0.3-0-5-1

Chibhabha to Sangakkara, OUT, tries to clear long off but doesn't get hold of the lofted drive and is comfortably held by Matsikenyeri. An impressive innings from Sangakkara but now Sri Lanka have two new batsmen in the middle so maybe there's a chance for the Zimbabweans to keep the total down

KC Sangakkara c Matsikenyeri b Chibhabha 80 (110m 86b 7x4 0x6) SR: 93.02

Sri Lanka 219/4   MS Atapattu 2* (3b)   CJ Chibhabha 3.4-1-16-1

Utseya to Dilshan, OUT, a bit of a soft dismissal. The batsman tried to paddle that, got a bit of a top edge and that's straight down's Kamungozi's throat at square leg, and the fielder makes no mistake. That's another blip in Sri Lanka's progress

TM Dilshan c Kamungozi b Utseya 6 (11m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Sri Lanka 235/5   MS Atapattu 12* (12b 1x4)   P Utseya 9.1-0-57-1

Kamungozi to Maharoof, OUT, that was a huge shout and a deserved wicket; the ball was nicely flighted and that pitched in line, turned a touch and that's the first wicket of the day for Kamungozi, his third in all.

MF Maharoof lbw b Kamungozi 13 (16m 18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 72.22

Sri Lanka 259/6   MS Atapattu 23* (21b 2x4)   TP Kamungozi 8.4-0-46-1

Kamungozi to Muralitharan, OUT, that's clubbed off the bottom of the bat straight down long-off's throat and Muralitharan's cameo (10 from six balls) comes to an end

M Muralitharan c Matsikenyeri b Kamungozi 10 (6m 6b 2x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

Sri Lanka 273/7   MS Atapattu 27* (25b 2x4)   TP Kamungozi 9.2-0-49-2





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