Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    2.1 and another one goes. Huge waft away from his body against a delivery that bounces and Mufambisi sends a high edge flying towards Jayawardene at second slip, who this time makes no mistake and pouches it with two hands above his head. Sadly, it's a familiar tale for Zimbabwe but this is impressive bowling from Malinga 7/2
    1.5 that was very much on the cards. Perera pitches up and finds a hint of inswing, a loose drive from Rinke takes the inside edge and crashes into the stumps. 7/1
    6.5 outstanding bowling from Malinga, the pace was too much for Chibhabha as he is caught on the crease and sends a thick edge towards third slip where Dilshan holds a sharp chance down by his ankles. Zimbabwe's top order again being blown away. 23/3
    19.2 squared up by that one which was just leaving him and he got an edge on it which was cleanly taken with two hands by Sangakkara, away to his right. And that's a slow walk off for the batsman 86/5
    18.5 cleaned up with a pearler that came back in and went right through the gate, taking middle and off stumps. Another good fight from Taylor, with a very promising innings, comes to an end 86/4
    22.6 you could see that wicket coming a mile off and it's Matsikenyeri who falls to the short ball as he can't get out of the way, the ball takes the glove and flies behind the wicket. Sangakkara tries to jump for it but Jayasuriya runs round and grabs a comfortable chance as the end gets closer for Zimbabwe 107/7
    19.3 launched into that one with positive intent but that's another wicket, with a run-out. Kamikaze call for a second run there and the batsman had no chance of getting back in as the bowler picked up the relay and threw it to Sangakkara who took the stumps cleanly 89/6
    35.4 edged and gone! Muralitharan gets a wicket with a doosra, with a simple feather straight to the welcoming hands of first slip. "Give Murali a stationary target long enough..." deadpans Jeff Dujon, and he couldn't be more right. 126/8
    42.3 finally Malinga gets one straight and Mupariwa misses a wild heave to bring this match to an end. The result has been known for much of Zimbabwe's innings but the Sri Lankan bowlers will be pleased with their run out, although there were a few too many extras once again 141/10
    39.2 another doosra and that's comprehensively beaten the batsman who was looking for the off-break, but it went the other way, just rubbing the outside edge and Sangakkara does the rest 134/9
    not out
    27 (lb 1, nb 8, w 18)
    141 all out (42.3 Overs, RR: 3.31)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (HP Rinke, 1.5 ov), 2-7 (TV Mufambisi, 2.1 ov), 3-23 (CJ Chibhabha, 6.5 ov), 4-86 (BRM Taylor, 18.5 ov), 5-86 (H Masakadza, 19.2 ov), 6-89 (E Chigumbura, 19.3 ov), 7-107 (S Matsikenyeri, 22.6 ov), 8-126 (P Utseya, 35.4 ov), 9-134 (AJ Ireland, 39.2 ov), 10-141 (T Mupariwa, 42.3 ov)
    SL Malinga9.302532.63483060
    PDRL Perera6.012714.50243030
    CRD Fernando9.012823.11452015
    MF Maharoof4.003719.25146022
    M Muralitharan10.022022.00491011
    ST Jayasuriya4.02300.75220010

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player of the match

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00 Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

10 October 2006 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Sri Lanka 2, Zimbabwe 0

Match Notes

ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut)

Group A
Group B