• BATSMEN
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    6s
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    4.1 throws his wicket away. The off-side field was packed and Chatara bowls to his field by pitching it up outside off, Dickwella clears the front leg and carves a drive. Fails to keep it down and sends it into the hands of Ryan Burl at covers 16/1
    25.2 brain freeze! Especially because he got a boundary off the previous delivery. Looks to play a reverse sweep this time, Williams spots that and fires this across, he goes through with the shot but can't get any timing or power on the stroke and finds backward point. 133/2
    31.3 deceived him in flight and then takes an excellent return catch. Mendis looks to work this across the line but can only manage a leading edge. Cremer ran to his right, put his hand out to nonchalantly pluck the catch. A century was there for the taking. 180/3
    not out
    79
    73
    8
    1
    108.21
    41.5 cleaned him up. Just back of a length and Mathews instinctively responds with a pull shot. There is no pace on the ball as Mire rolled his fingers over it. Besides, there is not much room outside off and he gets tucked up, ends up missing the shot as the ball crashes into the stumps 254/4
    49.2 short of good length ball, Gunaratne again has to contend with a serious lack of pace. Besides, he has to fetch it from outside off so had to entirely rely on his power. Finds the top edge that is held at deep midwicket 310/5
    not out
    1
    1
    0
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    9 (b 1, lb 2, w 6)
    TOTAL
    316/5 (50 Overs, RR: 6.32)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    TL Chatara9.014925.44317010
    DT Tiripano6.004507.50145100
    SC Williams9.005716.33176000
    AG Cremer10.005715.70286100
    SF Mire7.004716.71163120
    Sikandar Raza9.005806.44195120
    Fall of wickets:1-16 (N Dickwella, 4.1 ov), 2-133 (MD Gunathilaka, 25.2 ov), 3-180 (BKG Mendis, 31.3 ov), 4-254 (AD Mathews, 41.5 ov), 5-310 (DAS Gunaratne, 49.2 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    2.4 dreadful shot to a loose delivery that should've been whacked for four. Masakadza was way too early into the pull as he gloved this down leg side to the keeper. Oh, hang on. The umpire's are having a look. This could be a no-ball. Looks like there was just about a millimetre behind the crease at the point of impact. Very, very close. 12/1
    32.3 oh, dear! Soft dismissal. Gunaratne's chance of pace does it. Back of a length delivery, Mire is hanging back and pushes it back to the bowler, can't keep it down as he does not read the drop in pace too well. Gunaratne takes it without fuss. What a good innings this has been. He has given Zimbabwe a real chance here.Up to Williams and the rest now 207/3
    10.2 this was just a matter of time. Both batsmen were completely in a tangle against spin. Ervine looks to sweep this and gets across a long way to play the shot, had to hit it against the stiff breeze. Didn't get any power behind the shot as it lobbed straight to the man stationed at deep backward square leg. 46/2
    34.2 oh, dear. Williams, what have you done? Plays all around a full delivery. Looked to nurdle this to the leg side but was better off looking to ease it down the ground. This was full, cramped him for room and deflected off the boot onto the stumps. Back to back wickets for Asela. Sri Lanka are up and running 220/4
    not out
    67
    56
    7
    1
    119.64
    not out
    40
    29
    4
    0
    137.93
    Extras
    15 (lb 5, nb 1, w 9)
    TOTAL
    322/4 (47.4 Overs, RR: 6.75)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SL Malinga9.005115.66315031
    ANPR Fernando9.015205.77255000
    A Dananjaya10.006116.10287010
    MA Aponso8.407708.88168130
    MD Gunathilaka2.001306.5041010
    LD Madushanka2.001809.0043010
    DAS Gunaratne7.004526.42165000
    Fall of wickets:1-12 (H Masakadza, 2.4 ov), 2-46 (CR Ervine, 10.2 ov), 3-207 (SF Mire, 32.3 ov), 4-220 (SC Williams, 34.2 ov)

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