Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    3.4 gone! bowled on a good length on middle and off, Udawatte gets forward and tries to defend it back to the bowler, is struck a little high on the pads, definitely in line, and the umpire raises his finger. Zimbabwe strike early 13/1
    8.4 gone! that was short of a good length on the off and moving away, Tharanga tries to defend it off the back foot, gets the thinnest of edges to Taibu who takes a comfortable catch 41/2
    25.6 full on the off stump, Sangakkara comes down and tries to loft that one over mid on, fails to connect well, gets the leading edge and Mupariwa at mid on runs backwards and dives to his left to take a superb catch 149/5
    10.3 gone! poor shot! that was short and wide, held its line, Jayawardene reached for it, tried to slash it wide of point, got a thick outside edge and Taibu moved well to his right to take a good catch. Zimbabwe are doing well here! 51/3
    19 stumped, off a wide ball, bowled full outside leg stump, Taibu collects it well and removes the bails in no time to find Kapugedara outside the crease as he attempts to flick the ball towards square leg. Good job! That appeared as though it was planned 94/4
    27.4 gone!! that was bowled full on middle, tries to drive it on the on-side, gets a leading edge to Raymond Price at backward point who takes a comfortable catch 167/6
    27.6 gone! that was bowled full on middle and off, Maharoof drives that uppishly and straight to extra cover where Utseya completes an easy catch. Mupariwa finishes with four wickets! 171/7
    not out
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    Extras
    16 (lb 1, nb 2, w 13)
    TOTAL
    171/7 (28 Overs, RR: 6.1)
    Fall of wickets: 1-13 (ML Udawatte, 3.4 ov), 2-41 (WU Tharanga, 8.4 ov), 3-51 (DPMD Jayawardene, 10.3 ov), 4-94 (CK Kapugedera, 19 ov), 5-149 (KC Sangakkara, 25.6 ov), 6-167 (J Mubarak, 27.4 ov), 7-171 (MF Maharoof, 27.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    EC Rainsford502104.20180120
    E Chigumbura503737.40164080
    T Mupariwa603946.50154030
    P Utseya604507.50132202
    RW Price612804.66151000
  • BATSMEN
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    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
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    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
    Extras
    9 (lb 5, w 4)
    TOTAL
    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)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    MF Maharoof503907.80133210
    KMDN Kulasekara603515.83140100
    BAW Mendis603626.00142100
    T Thushara503126.20123010
    M Muralitharan602023.33211020

Match Notes

  • Zimbabwe spark but Sri Lanka make it 3-0

    A match reduced to 28 overs produced the series' most compelling game in Harare, and the first performance by Zimbabwe to cause Sri Lanka a headache, but Sri Lanka nevertheless made it three wins out of three

Zimbabwe 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st76H MasakadzaV Sibanda
2nd58T TaibuH Masakadza
3rd7T TaibuE Chigumbura
4th10T TaibuS Matsikenyeri
5th11S MatsikenyeriCJ Chibhabha
6th0S MatsikenyeriSC Williams
7th4T MupariwaSC Williams