Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

TM Dilshan
144(131) 16x4 - 1x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 0 1 0 10 0 2 5
BRM Taylor
80(72) 9x4 - 1x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
4 1 7 0 0 0 1 1

Best performances - Bowlers

TM Dilshan
O3.0
M1
R4
W4
Eco1.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
CB Mpofu
O7.0
M0
R62
W4
Eco8.85
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
39 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | ZIM: 188/10

  • AG Cremer14 (27b)
  • M Muralitharan9-0-34-3
  • TM Dilshan3-1-4-4

Right, congrats to everyone who had Dilshan as their Fantasy captain - they must have shot to the top of their respective Fantasy leagues. What a stirring show from the guy, after the needless controversy sparked off recently. Top performance. Two games coming up tomorrow, join us for both - they could have a huge bearing on Group B's fate. On behalf of Abhishek and the rest of the crew, this is Nitin Sundar signing off. So long, and thanks for all the Kamran jokes!

Dilshan is MoM "This is my career's best match. Very good wicket to bat, ball came on well. The hat-trick unfortunately went away, but before that, Mahela took a brilliant catch, so the second wicket really went to him. I think everyone's performing very well, so we are in a good position."

Sanga: "This is where I am from, and it is a magnificent ground. We adjusted our line-up for the dew, but things were ok today. The opening stand just took it away. Dilshan has that magic touch with bat, ball and on the field. Murali is a champion, and that's why he is rated the best in the world. When the tough times come, he stands up."

Chigumbura: "We have to beat Kenya and do well against Pakistan. Disappointed with the show today. Good atmosphere in this stadium."

Dilshan becomes just the second luminary to hit a 100 and take 4 wickets in a World Cup ODI. The first was Feiko Kloppenburg. Here's the full list.

Murali: "Taylor played well and we did not bowl well initially, but we came back strongly. I've taken almost 100 wickets in Kandy (Asgiriya) .. sad moment for me, but a happy moment for the team. This is the best ground in the country."

Murali ends with a flourish, but this was completely' Tillakaratne's Thursday. And don't forget Tharanga, he played a fine innings. Full marks to Taylor for trying, but it wasn't enough.

38.6
W
Muralitharan to Mpofu, OUT, aha, so what if the replays don't vindicate you. Murali decides to do it all by himself, lands the doosra outside leg stump and turns it around to hit the timber as Mopfu sweeps and misses. The wizard has finished his final game at home with a wicket. Sri Lanka are the first team to enter the quarters of World Cup 2011.
38.5
0
Muralitharan to Mpofu, no run, I can't believe Nigel Llong hasn't given it out lbw. Sanga reviews an lbw appeal. The bounce has saved him. Or so says Hawkeye. Lands on a length around middle and off and then turns away. The perfect doosra, Mpofu had no cluse what it was doing. According to Hawk-Eye it is missing by half a foot.
38.4
1
Muralitharan to Cremer, 1 run, turning down the leg side, worked with the spin through square leg for another single
38.3
0
Muralitharan to Cremer, no run, flighted outside off, defended to the off side against the spin
38.2
1
Muralitharan to Mpofu, 1 run, Mpofu gets a single, swiping through midwicket and he's away
38.1
0
Muralitharan to Cremer, 1 bye, Not many people will play the reverse sweep in this setting to a ball churned out on leg stump. Cremer misses and gets a bye as the ball slips down the leg side

Murali. Round the wicket. With slip and leg slip.

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

TM Dilshan
144(131) 16x4 - 1x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 0 1 0 10 0 2 5
BRM Taylor
80(72) 9x4 - 1x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
4 1 7 0 0 0 1 1

Best performances - Bowlers

TM Dilshan
O3.0
M1
R4
W4
Eco1.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
CB Mpofu
O7.0
M0
R62
W4
Eco8.85
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

ICC Cricket World Cup

Pool A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ660012.0002.568
AUS64109.0002.260
SL64208.0000.376
BDESH63207.0000.130
ENG62404.000-0.758
AFG61502.000-1.856
SCOT60600.000-2.226
Pool B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA660012.0001.832
SA64208.0001.707
PAK64208.000-0.084
WI63306.000-0.049
IRE63306.000-0.931
ZIM61502.000-0.532
UAE60600.000-2.039