4.4 slower ball outside off, didn't pick it, went through with the attempted slog-sweep over midwicket, the ball lobbed up in the air towards fine leg where Mendis judged the catch to perfection. Zimbabwe lose their openers 25/2
    3.4 gone this time! full on middle and leg from round the wicket, tries to sweep it away towards square leg, misses, is struck on the back pad in line with middle, the appeal is upheld. That was plumb! 23/1
    12.1 gone! full on middle and leg, gets on the front foot to turn it away towards square leg, misses it completely and is rapped on the pads walking forward, is hit in line with leg stump and the umpire has no hesitation in raising his finger 58/6
    5.4 gone! flighted outside off and spinning towards middle, tries to sweep it towards square leg, misses, and is hit in line with middle. That was absolutely plumb! That was identical to Sibanda's lbw 27/3
    7.4 but this was plumb! pitched on a good length outside off, gets on the back foot to defend, misses, and is rapped on the pads as the ball spins towards middle to trap him right in front of the middle stump. No doubt about that one 40/4
    9.3 bowled 'im! bowled flat on the off stump, and spinning in sharply, Chigumbura came onto the front foot but failed to bring his bat down in time as the ball whizzed through him and onto the off stump. 49/5
    40.2 bowled 'im! what a timely wicket! that was short on the off stump, kept a touch low, makes room and tries to guide that one down to third man, fails to get his bat down in time and the ball crashes into the off stump. 130/7
    42.5 gone! good length on the off stump and angling in towards middle, gets forward to defend, misses, and is struck in line with middle and off, that looked out and the umpire had no doubt 133/8
    43.6 gone! Murali takes five, his 10th five-wicket haul, that was quicker through the air, pitched on a good length outside off and spun in sharply, Price came forward to defend but failed to make contact, was struck on the pads and in line with middle and the umpire didn't take too long to raise his finger 133/10
    42.6 gone! full toss on middle, tries to drive it wide of mid-on, gets a leading edge straight to mid-off where Mendis takes a comfortable catch 133/9
    not out
    24 (lb 4, nb 2, w 18)
    133 all out (44 Overs, RR: 3.02)
    Fall of wickets: 1-23 (V Sibanda, 3.4 ov), 2-25 (H Masakadza, 4.4 ov), 3-27 (CJ Chibhabha, 5.4 ov), 4-40 (S Matsikenyeri, 7.4 ov), 5-49 (E Chigumbura, 9.3 ov), 6-58 (T Taibu, 12.1 ov), 7-130 (KM Dabengwa, 40.2 ov), 8-133 (P Utseya, 42.5 ov), 9-133 (T Mupariwa, 42.6 ov), 10-133 (RW Price, 43.6 ov)
    CRD Fernando9.003323.66372032
    KMDN Kulasekara9.021431.55440010
    M Muralitharan10.022952.90492030
    BAW Mendis9.002302.55401020
    J Mubarak4.001403.50120000
    AD Mathews2.001306.5050100
    SHT Kandamby1.00303.0030000

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