• BATSMEN
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    24.1 and strikes right away, it is the big fish, it was the slower one, the angle and the fuller length lured Taylor into going for the lofted shot over midwicket, but he ended up hitting it straight to the man in the end, Taylor is disgusted with his shot as he walks back 132/3
    19.5 Murali works his magic, the doosra gets Chakabva, almost the perfect delivery, tossed up and pitched around off stump on a length, drew the batsman forward, and just moved past his forward push to hit off stump, that will do, Sri Lanka have the breakthrough, after ages 116/1
    22.1 Kumar Sangakkara, what a catch, superlative, he was initially moving to the leg side as this one was angled in to the batsman, it straightened around middle stump, Taibu had no chance with it, he edged it, and the ball was dying to the right of Sanga, who stopped his movement in the opposite direction, and went diving to take it inches from the ground 125/2
    27.3 Sanga appeared to have messed the stumping, Dilshan managed to draw Utseya out of the crease, and then got it to go straight on past the bat, Sanga fluffed the take, somehow the ball managed to deflect on to the stumps, and the off bail was dislodged before Utseya got back, as the replays confirm after a confident Sanga appealed 150/4
    29.3 Dilshan can do no wrong today, fires one in from round the stumps, and gets it to strike him on the pads as he misses the sweep, that straightened neatly, umpire Erasmus gave the decision in Dilshan's favour after a fervent appeal, Zimbabwe went for the review, that was hitting middle, and Ervine has to walk back 156/5
    31.5 Sri Lanka have held on, another one goes, it was Perera on the deep square leg boundary, Elton went down to a full delivery and belted it off the middle of the bat, but his sweep went in the air straight to Perera, who tumbled forward but held on to the bat 165/7
    29.4 Mahela, what a ripper, Dilshan is all over Zimbabwe, this one doesn't turn as he goes forward pushing inside the line, the edge flies between keeper and slip, from where Mahela puts out his left hand in a reflex motion, and pouches the blinder, two in two for Dilshan 156/6
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    42
    27
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    51.85
    36.5 Perera has removed Price with yet another short ball. Ironically, it is the first one he really caught hold of, he saw it early, waited for it and swatted it powerfully, but straight to the man at deep square leg 185/8
    37.4 4 for 4 and a century. Dilshan is unstoppable today. Lovely delivery, the slider than lands on a length around off and shoots through. Panyangara was groping inside the line, expecting an offie. No luck, the ball darts past the outside edge and hits him plumb in front. No need to review those. 185/9
    38.6 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. 188/10
    Extras
    16 (b 2, lb 2, w 12)
    TOTAL
    188 all out (39 Overs, RR: 4.82)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SL Malinga8.005106.37276070
    KMDN Kulasekara8.003304.12313010
    NLTC Perera6.003315.50203100
    M Muralitharan9.003433.77282000
    AD Mathews5.002925.80123000
    TM Dilshan3.01441.33150000
    Fall of wickets:1-116 (RW Chakabva, 19.5 ov), 2-125 (T Taibu, 22.1 ov), 3-132 (BRM Taylor, 24.1 ov), 4-150 (P Utseya, 27.3 ov), 5-156 (CR Ervine, 29.3 ov), 6-156 (GA Lamb, 29.4 ov), 7-165 (E Chigumbura, 31.5 ov), 8-185 (RW Price, 36.5 ov), 9-185 (T Panyangara, 37.4 ov), 10-188 (CB Mpofu, 38.6 ov)

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