Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

T Taibu
36(58) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • no shot
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 2 1 5 1 1 0 1
KC Sangakkara
46(95) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 2 3 5 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

RW Price
O7.0
M1
R24
W2
Eco3.42
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
M Muralitharan
O4.0
M1
R14
W4
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

The end of a one-sided affair. It would perhaps not have been one had Matsikenyeri and Taibu continued playing the way the were. Instead, their team capitulated to spin to lose seven wickets for three runs and make a Sri Lankan win a formality after being bowled out for 127. Sri Lanka, who are without Jayasuriya, took their time to chase down the target, trying to get acclimatised to the conditions in Zimbabwe before the four other games to follow.

Ray Price and Prosper Utseya bowled well but just didn't have enough runs on the board to put pressure on Sri Lanka. Hope the next game turns out to be more competitive.

Prosper Utseya: "We are disappointed not to get a competitive score."

Mahela Jayawardene: "We wanted to win the first game, but were disappointed with the way we started. However, our spinners did a wonderful job."

Muttiah Muralitharan is the Man of the Match.

Well, that's it from here folks. Join us for the second ODI on Saturday. Goodbye

33.2
4
Utseya to Sangakkara, FOUR runs, that's it! it's all over!,that was tossed up on middle and leg, Sangakkara came down the track and lofted it over the bowlers head for a one-bounce four to the long on boundary
33.1
0
Utseya to Sangakkara, no run, flighted outside the off stump, played back to the bowler

END OF OVER:
33 | 2 Runs | SL: 126/4

  • J Mubarak0 (10b)
  • KC Sangakkara42 (93b)
  • RW Price7-1-24-2
  • P Utseya6-1-24-0
32.6
0
Price to Mubarak, no run, short outside off, cut straight to point
32.5
0
Price to Mubarak, no run, quicker through the air, pitches on a good length outside off, defended
32.4
0
Price to Mubarak, no run, tossed up, pitches on a good length outside off and spins in, defended watchfully
32.3
0
Price to Mubarak, no run, flatter outside off stump, Mubarak in no hurry here, plays it back to the bowler

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

T Taibu
36(58) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • no shot
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 2 1 5 1 1 0 1
KC Sangakkara
46(95) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 2 3 5 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

RW Price
O7.0
M1
R24
W2
Eco3.42
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
M Muralitharan
O4.0
M1
R14
W4
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF