23.6 it's taken a superb catch by Kulasekara at mid-off to end Masakadza's party. Looks to loft this over mid-off but this was the slower ball, he had to force the pace. Went a little too hard and ended up slicing it. Kulasekara timed his jump well and was airborne as he plucked the catch. Then held his balance and composure as he landed. This has been a super knock, one that has really given Zimbabwe a big push towards a series win 137/2
    14.2 bowled around the legs. Finally, Sri Lanka end this first-wicket madness. Mire gets down for a sweep and plants the front foot across. Ends up exposing his legstump and the ball has been slid in on middle and leg. It's the attempted legbreak again, and he misses the sweep and goes off the front thigh and takes out the stumps. Can Sri Lanka claw back or has the damage already been done? 92/1
    30.5 this is now a proper meltdown. Oh, dear. Musakanda, why would you do that? This was nicely tossed up on middle from around the stumps, he looked to hit it towards midwicket but this didn't turn as much as he expected and skewed it towards long-on. Game on 165/5
    26.3 wonder why it wasn't given out immediately. Replays confirm this was as plumb as it could get. This one drifted in a long way from around the stumps, pitched on leg and spun away to hit him on the back pad. Ervine was well back inside the crease so the ball didn't have much distance to travel. Hawkeye confirms this would've hit top of middle. Is there another twist? 148/3
    28.4 match on. Zimbabwe are making a mess of this or what? Makes the cardinal sin of trying to flick against the turn, but gets the leading edge as Kusal Mendis takes a dolly at cover. This was a poor shot from a man of Williams's experience 152/4
    not out
    33.2 the roar in the stadium tells you the story. This was full, fast and dead straight on the stumps. The ball tailed back in late. He was looking to flick but got a leading edge back to Malinga who managed to hang on in his followthrough. There's life in this game still. Zimbabwean nerves will be jangling 172/6
    34.4 this is epic! Beautiful bowling from Dananjaya, tossed this up superbly on middle, he was itchy to drive but the ball dipped on him to ensure he didn't get to the pitch of it, he went through with the shot to get a thick inside edge as Kusal Mendis, stationed specifically for something like that at leg gully, moves swiftly to his left to take an excellent reflex-action catch 175/7
    not out
    7 (lb 2, nb 1, w 4)
    204/7 (38.1 Overs, RR: 5.34)
    SL Malinga10.004424.40344011
    KMDN Kulasekara3.002508.33114110
    DAS Gunaratne4.002315.7592000
    A Dananjaya10.014744.70363200
    PWH de Silva6.104507.29184200
    PVD Chameera4.011604.00182020
    MD Gunathilaka1.00202.0050000
    Fall of wickets:1-92 (SF Mire, 14.2 ov), 2-137 (H Masakadza, 23.6 ov), 3-148 (CR Ervine, 26.3 ov), 4-152 (SC Williams, 28.4 ov), 5-165 (TK Musakanda, 30.5 ov), 6-172 (MN Waller, 33.2 ov), 7-175 (PJ Moor, 34.4 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


Zimbabwe , elected to field first

Series result

Zimbabwe won the 5-match series 3-2

Player of the match

Player of the series

TV Umpires

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Match Referee

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