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)
  Sri Lanka innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WU Tharanga c Chigumbura b Mpofu 133 182 141 17 0 94.32
44.4 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 282/1
View dismissal TM Dilshan c Panyangara b Utseya 144 186 131 16 1 109.92
45.4 55.5 mph, 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 289/2
View dismissal NLTC Perera c Chigumbura b Price 3 5 5 0 0 60.00
46.3 52.5 mph, 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 296/3
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene c Chakabva b Mpofu 9 7 7 1 0 128.57
47.1 Mahela goes now, gets outside leg and lifts a fullish slower one right to long on who takes a fine high catch 300/4
KC Sangakkara*† not out 11 7 7 1 0 157.14
View dismissal AD Mathews c Chigumbura b Mpofu 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
47.3 68.5 mph, 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 302/5
View dismissal LPC Silva c Panyangara b Mpofu 4 2 2 1 0 200.00
47.6 69.7 mph, 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 308/6
TT Samaraweera not out 8 7 7 1 0 114.28
Extras (b 2, lb 3, w 9, nb 1) 15
  Total (6 wickets; 50 overs) 327 (6.54 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets CB Mpofu 7 0 62 4 8.85 16 10 0 (1nb, 2w)
44.4 to Tharanga, 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 282/1
47.1 to Jayawardene, Mahela goes now, gets outside leg and lifts a fullish slower one right to long on who takes a fine high catch 300/4
47.3 to Mathews, 68.5 mph, 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 302/5
47.6 to Silva, 69.7 mph, 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 308/6
  T Panyangara 6 0 51 0 8.50 13 6 1 (2w)
View wicket RW Price 9 1 46 1 5.11 29 6 0 (2w)
46.3 to Perera, 52.5 mph, 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 296/3
  E Chigumbura 3 0 20 0 6.66 8 3 0
View wicket P Utseya 10 0 50 1 5.00 27 4 0 (1w)
45.4 to Dilshan, 55.5 mph, 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 289/2
  AG Cremer 7 0 42 0 6.00 13 3 0 (1w)
  GA Lamb 8 0 51 0 6.37 16 5 0 (1w)
  Zimbabwe innings (target: 328 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal BRM Taylor c Jayawardene b Mathews 80 101 72 9 1 111.11
24.1 and strikes right away, it is the big fish, it was the slower one, the angle and the fuller length lured Taylor into going for the lofted shot over midwicket, but he ended up hitting it straight to the man in the end, Taylor is disgusted with his shot as he walks back 132/3
View dismissal RW Chakabva b Muralitharan 35 83 61 3 0 57.37
19.5 Murali works his magic, the doosra gets Chakabva, almost the perfect delivery, tossed up and pitched around off stump on a length, drew the batsman forward, and just moved past his forward push to hit off stump, that will do, Sri Lanka have the breakthrough, after ages 116/1
View dismissal T Taibu c †Sangakkara b Mathews 4 8 6 0 0 66.66
22.1 Kumar Sangakkara, what a catch, superlative, he was initially moving to the leg side as this one was angled in to the batsman, it straightened around middle stump, Taibu had no chance with it, he edged it, and the ball was dying to the right of Sanga, who stopped his movement in the opposite direction, and went diving to take it inches from the ground 125/2
View dismissal P Utseya st †Sangakkara b Dilshan 4 21 11 0 0 36.36
27.3 48.6 mph, Sanga appeared to have messed the stumping, Dilshan managed to draw Utseya out of the crease, and then got it to go straight on past the bat, Sanga fluffed the take, somehow the ball managed to deflect on to the stumps, and the off bail was dislodged before Utseya got back, as the replays confirm after a confident Sanga appealed 150/4
View dismissal CR Ervine lbw b Dilshan 17 23 21 2 0 80.95
29.3 53.1 mph, Dilshan can do no wrong today, fires one in from round the stumps, and gets it to strike him on the pads as he misses the sweep, that straightened neatly, umpire Erasmus gave the decision in Dilshan's favour after a fervent appeal, Zimbabwe went for the review, that was hitting middle, and Ervine has to walk back 156/5
View dismissal E Chigumbura* c Perera b Muralitharan 6 21 11 0 0 54.54
31.5 49.1 mph, Sri Lanka have held on, another one goes, it was Perera on the deep square leg boundary, Elton went down to a full delivery and belted it off the middle of the bat, but his sweep went in the air straight to Perera, who tumbled forward but held on to the bat 165/7
View dismissal GA Lamb c Jayawardene b Dilshan 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
29.4 Mahela, what a ripper, Dilshan is all over Zimbabwe, this one doesn't turn as he goes forward pushing inside the line, the edge flies between keeper and slip, from where Mahela puts out his left hand in a reflex motion, and pouches the blinder, two in two for Dilshan 156/6
AG Cremer not out 14 42 27 1 0 51.85
View dismissal RW Price c Samaraweera b Perera 11 22 15 2 0 73.33
36.5 81.6 mph, Perera has removed Price with yet another short ball. Ironically, it is the first one he really caught hold of, he saw it early, waited for it and swatted it powerfully, but straight to the man at deep square leg 185/8
View dismissal T Panyangara lbw b Dilshan 0 2 4 0 0 0.00
37.4 49.6 mph, 4 for 4 and a century. Dilshan is unstoppable today. Lovely delivery, the slider than lands on a length around off and shoots through. Panyangara was groping inside the line, expecting an offie. No luck, the ball darts past the outside edge and hits him plumb in front. No need to review those. 185/9
View dismissal CB Mpofu b Muralitharan 1 4 5 0 0 20.00
38.6 46.4 mph, aha, so what if the replays don't vindicate you. Murali decides to do it all by himself, lands the doosra outside leg stump and turns it around to hit the timber as Mopfu sweeps and misses. The wizard has finished his final game at home with a wicket. Sri Lanka are the first team to enter the quarters of World Cup 2011. 188/10
Extras (b 2, lb 2, w 12) 16
  Total (all out; 39 overs) 188 (4.82 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  SL Malinga 8 0 51 0 6.37 27 6 0 (7w)
  KMDN Kulasekara 8 0 33 0 4.12 31 3 0 (1w)
View wicket NLTC Perera 6 0 33 1 5.50 20 3 1
36.5 to Price, 81.6 mph, Perera has removed Price with yet another short ball. Ironically, it is the first one he really caught hold of, he saw it early, waited for it and swatted it powerfully, but straight to the man at deep square leg 185/8
View wickets M Muralitharan 9 0 34 3 3.77 28 2 0
19.5 to Chakabva, Murali works his magic, the doosra gets Chakabva, almost the perfect delivery, tossed up and pitched around off stump on a length, drew the batsman forward, and just moved past his forward push to hit off stump, that will do, Sri Lanka have the breakthrough, after ages 116/1
31.5 to Chigumbura, 49.1 mph, Sri Lanka have held on, another one goes, it was Perera on the deep square leg boundary, Elton went down to a full delivery and belted it off the middle of the bat, but his sweep went in the air straight to Perera, who tumbled forward but held on to the bat 165/7
38.6 to Mpofu, 46.4 mph, aha, so what if the replays don't vindicate you. Murali decides to do it all by himself, lands the doosra outside leg stump and turns it around to hit the timber as Mopfu sweeps and misses. The wizard has finished his final game at home with a wicket. Sri Lanka are the first team to enter the quarters of World Cup 2011. 188/10
View wickets AD Mathews 5 0 29 2 5.80 12 3 0
22.1 to Taibu, Kumar Sangakkara, what a catch, superlative, he was initially moving to the leg side as this one was angled in to the batsman, it straightened around middle stump, Taibu had no chance with it, he edged it, and the ball was dying to the right of Sanga, who stopped his movement in the opposite direction, and went diving to take it inches from the ground 125/2
24.1 to Taylor, and strikes right away, it is the big fish, it was the slower one, the angle and the fuller length lured Taylor into going for the lofted shot over midwicket, but he ended up hitting it straight to the man in the end, Taylor is disgusted with his shot as he walks back 132/3
View wickets TM Dilshan 3 1 4 4 1.33 15 0 0
27.3 to Utseya, 48.6 mph, Sanga appeared to have messed the stumping, Dilshan managed to draw Utseya out of the crease, and then got it to go straight on past the bat, Sanga fluffed the take, somehow the ball managed to deflect on to the stumps, and the off bail was dislodged before Utseya got back, as the replays confirm after a confident Sanga appealed 150/4
29.3 to Ervine, 53.1 mph, Dilshan can do no wrong today, fires one in from round the stumps, and gets it to strike him on the pads as he misses the sweep, that straightened neatly, umpire Erasmus gave the decision in Dilshan's favour after a fervent appeal, Zimbabwe went for the review, that was hitting middle, and Ervine has to walk back 156/5
29.4 to Lamb, Mahela, what a ripper, Dilshan is all over Zimbabwe, this one doesn't turn as he goes forward pushing inside the line, the edge flies between keeper and slip, from where Mahela puts out his left hand in a reflex motion, and pouches the blinder, two in two for Dilshan 156/6
37.4 to Panyangara, 49.6 mph, 4 for 4 and a century. Dilshan is unstoppable today. Lovely delivery, the slider than lands on a length around off and shoots through. Panyangara was groping inside the line, expecting an offie. No luck, the ball darts past the outside edge and hits him plumb in front. No need to review those. 185/9

Match details


Toss - Zimbabwe, who chose to field
Points - Sri Lanka 2, Zimbabwe 0
Player of the match - TM Dilshan (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - M Erasmus (South Africa) and NJ Llong (England)
TV umpire - AL Hill (New Zealand)
Match referee - BC Broad (England)
Reserve umpire - REJ Martinesz

Match Notes


    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 77 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 6.3 overs (39 balls), Extras 1
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 39 balls (WU Tharanga 20, TM Dilshan 29, Ex 1)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 11.1 - 16.0 (Bowling side - 15 runs, 0 wicket)
    • TM Dilshan: 50 off 43 balls (8 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 16.1 overs (97 balls), Extras 3
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 97 balls (WU Tharanga 39, TM Dilshan 61, Ex 3)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 106/0 in 17.0 overs (WU Tharanga 40, TM Dilshan 63)
    • WU Tharanga: 50 off 67 balls (6 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 25.4 overs (154 balls), Extras 4
    • 1st Wicket: 150 runs in 154 balls (WU Tharanga 61, TM Dilshan 85, Ex 4)
    • TM Dilshan: 100 off 95 balls (12 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 33.4 overs (202 balls), Extras 6
    • 1st Wicket: 200 runs in 202 balls (WU Tharanga 82, TM Dilshan 112, Ex 6)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 217/0 in 36.0 overs (WU Tharanga 93, TM Dilshan 116)
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 40.1 - 45.0 (Batting side - 51 runs, 1 wicket)
    • WU Tharanga: 100 off 122 balls (12 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 41.3 overs (249 balls), Extras 8
    • 1st Wicket: 250 runs in 249 balls (WU Tharanga 114, TM Dilshan 128, Ex 8)
    • Sri Lanka: 300 runs in 46.6 overs (283 balls), Extras 11
    • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 327/6 in 50.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 11, TT Samaraweera 8)
    • Zimbabwe innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 57 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Zimbabwe: 50 runs in 9.1 overs (55 balls), Extras 9
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 55 balls (BRM Taylor 27, RW Chakabva 16, Ex 9)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0 (Bowling side - 31 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Over 11.3: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - BRM Taylor (Struck down)
    • BRM Taylor: 50 off 39 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Zimbabwe: 100 runs in 16.4 overs (100 balls), Extras 11
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 100 balls (BRM Taylor 59, RW Chakabva 31, Ex 11)
    • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 103/0 in 17.0 overs (BRM Taylor 60, RW Chakabva 32)
    • Zimbabwe: 150 runs in 27.2 overs (164 balls), Extras 11
    • Over 29.3: Review by Zimbabwe (Batting), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - CR Ervine (Struck down)
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 31.1 - 36.0 (Batting side - 20 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 165/7 in 31.5 overs (AG Cremer 7)
    • Over 38.5: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - NJ Llong, Batsman - CB Mpofu (Struck down)
    • Attendance - 30,000
 
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