9.4 there's the wicket. The young man has cleaned up Masakadza. Lured by the flight, looked to biff this across the line but the googly spun back in through the gap between bat and pad to smash into the stumps. What confidence to bowl the wrong'un at a time when the batsman were on a rampage. 67/1
    11.4 over-aggression has cost Mire here. Premeditates the sweep, trying to be too cheeky but he's hit this full toss straight to short fine leg. Hit too well, that's a dolly. 82/2
    17.6 edged! taken! the DLS equation changes completely once again. Short and on the fifth-stump line outside off stump, he pokes at that shot and the ball flies to the keeper. He moves to his right and collects the ball. It was travelling, some good place. A thick edge 128/3
    not out
    22.2 stumped!, a faster one this time, good length and wide, and the batsman races down the pitch to smash that away, misses the slog over the bowler completely, and the keeper gets the bails off in a flash. 145/4
    25.2 What. A. Brilliant. Catch., very full on middle and Raza hits it back above the bowler's head. But that's only if the bowler stood still. He instead jumps atleast a couple of feet in the air and takes a sharp return catch. That wicket completely belongs to the bowler. That ball was travelling 172/5
    29.1 full on off stump and he slogs it!. Its a slog but not well timed, he holes out to the deep fielder on the leg side. Good catch given how dark it is. Waller went for the glory shot, there 215/6
    not out
    13 (b 4, lb 1, w 8)
    219/6 (29.2 Overs, RR: 7.46)
    SL Malinga4.011804.50181100
    AM Fernando2.0022011.0053100
    PVD Chameera5.003216.40186010
    DAS Gunaratne7.004115.85184100
    PWH de Silva6.004036.66155000
    PADLR Sandakan3.2045113.5046030
    MD Gunathilaka2.001608.0042000
    Fall of wickets:1-67 (H Masakadza, 9.4 ov), 2-82 (SF Mire, 11.4 ov), 3-128 (TK Musakanda, 17.6 ov), 4-145 (SC Williams, 22.2 ov), 5-172 (Sikandar Raza, 25.2 ov), 6-215 (MN Waller, 29.1 ov)

Match Details

Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota

09.45 start, First Session 09.45-13.15, Interval 13.15-14.00, Second Session 14.00-17.30
  • Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota


Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Series result

5-match series level 2-2

Player of the match

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • Mathews unsure about captaining in 2019 World Cup

    A second ODI loss to Zimbabwe in the ongoing series, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews conceded, has put his captaincy under significant pressure, and he hinted that he is unsure if he will lead the side in the next World Cup

  • 'They probably didn't expect us to win' - Cremer

    Having drawn the series level, the Zimbabwe captain said his side always believed they could chase down big totals and that the pressure will be more on Sri Lanka going into the decider

  • Calm Ervine helps Zimbabwe draw level

    Sri Lanka managed only 300 for 6 after looking to post in excess of 350 at one stage. That Zimbabwe have only 301 to chase, in a bid to save the series, was courtesy a strong bowling effort in the death overs that included regular wickets

  • Zimbabwe need bowling revival to keep series alive

    Zimbabwe must now win both remaining matches, if they are to avoid a series defeat, but a newly inspired Sri Lanka top order stands in their way