Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    22.6 gone!! goes for another big one, gets a thick outside edge that flies away towards third man where Kulasekara takes a well judged catch. Sri Lanka have struck, but is it too late? Masakadza departs for a potentially decisive 77 134/2
    12.5 gone!! that was short outside off, Sibanda fishes for it and tries to play at it with hard hands, hardly any footwork, gets a thick outside edge to Sangakkara who makes no mistake. Sri Lanka strike, finally! What a spirited innings by Sibanda! 76/1
    25.6 gone!! slower ball bowled full on middle, tries to swing it away towards mid wicket, misses, and the stumps take a beating 151/4
    24.1 bowled im!! comes down the track and tries to flay a quicker one, misses completely, and the off stump is out of the ground. What a timely wicket! 141/3
    27.1 gone!! he was struck in line with middle stump, no doubts there, the umpire raises his finger and there is dead silence around the ground 162/6
    26.5 bowled im!! Chibhabha went for a big sweep, missed it completely, and the ball crashed into middle and off stump 162/5
    not out
    27.6 gone!! so near, yet so far! charges down the track but misses a straight ball, Sangakkara fumbles it the first time but recovers well to take down the stumps. It's referred to the third umpire and the batsman is short of his ground. Sri Lanka have won a thriller, by just five runs! 166/7
    9 (lb 5, w 4)
    166/7 (28 Overs, RR: 5.92)
    Fall of wickets: 1-76 (V Sibanda, 12.5 ov), 2-134 (H Masakadza, 22.6 ov), 3-141 (E Chigumbura, 24.1 ov), 4-151 (T Taibu, 25.6 ov), 5-162 (CJ Chibhabha, 26.5 ov), 6-162 (S Matsikenyeri, 27.1 ov), 7-166 (T Mupariwa, 27.6 ov)
    MF Maharoof5.003907.80133210
    KMDN Kulasekara6.003515.83140100
    BAW Mendis6.003626.00142100
    T Thushara5.003126.20123010
    M Muralitharan6.002023.33211020

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