Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    6.3 an action-filled delivery. Muna tries to sweep a full and straight delivery, and just about manages to get bat on it. He takes off despite hitting it straight to short fine leg. Dilshan sends him back, and he loses his bat while turning back. And not having the bat in his hand has cost him a bit of reach and also his wicket 54/1
    9.5 Cremer has come back well from that wicket off a no-ball with a quick delivery. Dilshan tries to cut it, there seems to be a noise, and Zimbabwe are pretty certain they have Dilshan caught at the wicket. The umpire takes his time before raising the wicket, and neither batsman looks happy with the decision 75/2
    11.3 that's a risky second. Cut away to deep point, and they pause a moment before starting the second. When they do decide to take it, they decide to take the second on the throw. The throw follows Jayawardene at non-striker's end, and he is out comfortably. That's Waller's throw. Some redemption for him 82/3
    19.4 full and wide, hit to deep cover, and Sanga has run himself out trying a near-impossible second, but he was possibly taking a chance against sloppy what has been sloppy Zimbabwean fielding 176/4
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    30
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    143.33
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    6
    2
    2
    0
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    300.00
    Extras
    20 (b 4, lb 6, nb 3, w 7)
    TOTAL
    182/4 (20 Overs, RR: 9.10)
    Fall of wickets: 1-54 (EMDY Munaweera, 6.3 ov), 2-75 (TM Dilshan, 9.5 ov), 3-82 (DPMD Jayawardene, 11.3 ov), 4-176 (KC Sangakkara, 19.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    KM Jarvis403107.7593011
    BV Vitori302709.0062031
    P Utseya402506.25102020
    CB Mpofu4049012.2535200
    AG Cremer402716.7562001
    E Chigumbura1013013.0021110
  • BATSMEN
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    7.2 googly there. This is not an offbreak, mind you. this is bowled from the back of the hand. Masakadza thinks he has picked a carrom ball, and plays for the turn away. The ball, however, comes back in from outside off, and bursts through the gate. Mr Mendis, we have been expecting you 43/3
    5.3 and it takes Mendis three balls to strike. And this is his favourite way of striking. Length ball, on middle, Sibanda plays for the angle, the ball holds its line enough to beat him, and strike the middle stump. Welcome back, Ajantha 37/1
    5.4 and he is done in by the carrom ball first ball. On a length, on off, Taylor plays for a straightish delivery, and the turns goes past him. Sanga is pretty sure he has got him stumped. Replays show Taylor has lifted the foot during the exact second that Sanga flicks the bails off. That's gone for mine, but he might just get the benefit of the doubt as he lifted the bat only for a brief second. Thankfully the bowler prevails 37/2
    13.6 Mendis has four for the fourth time in his career. And three of them bowled. This looks like a googly too. Full, pitched just outside off, Chigumbura plays for the turn away, and the ball sneaks through to hit off 80/6
    10.3 googly, doesn't read it, makes room to drive, misses by a mile, and he has overbalanced. Sanga stumps him, and doesn't even feel the need to appeal. Ervine doesn't walk, Sanga appeals, and the replay shows his foot in the air. Zimbabwe have no answer for the Mendises tonight 58/4
    10.5 J Mendis gets two in his first over too. That might seal his MOM, And it's a googly here, and Chigumbura is deep in his crease, and is hit in front 58/5
    16.5 natural variation for Mendis. Flighted legbreak, Cremer has read this right, but the ball doesn't turn enough, and squeezes through the gap between pad and bat to hit the middle stump 93/9
    15.1 Can he ever? Tossed up putside off, making the tailender drive, the ball turns away a little, and the edge goes into the lap of Mahela at slip. That's Mendis second five-for in Twenty20 Internationals 87/7
    15.4 that's best bowling figures in all T20 internationals, beating Mendis's own 6 for 16. This is a googly, and as alien to Jarvis as Persian. Short of a length, pitched outside off, beats his bat by a mile, and traps him smack in front 87/8
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    17.3 slower ball, too good form Mpofu as he lobs it to mid-off while backing away 100/10
    Extras
    15 (lb 9, w 6)
    TOTAL
    100 all out (17.3 Overs, RR: 5.71)
    Fall of wickets: 1-37 (V Sibanda, 5.3 ov), 2-37 (BRM Taylor, 5.4 ov), 3-43 (H Masakadza, 7.2 ov), 4-58 (CR Ervine, 10.3 ov), 5-58 (MN Waller, 10.5 ov), 6-80 (E Chigumbura, 13.6 ov), 7-87 (P Utseya, 15.1 ov), 8-87 (KM Jarvis, 15.4 ov), 9-93 (AG Cremer, 16.5 ov), 10-100 (CB Mpofu, 17.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    KMDN Kulasekara301605.33102010
    SL Malinga2.302018.0082000
    BAW Mendis42862.00201000
    AD Mathews20703.5070010
    NLTC Perera201608.0041100
    BMAJ Mendis402436.00141130

Match Details

Series

Toss

Zimbabwe , elected to field first

Player of the match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.30 start, First Session 19.30-20.50, Interval 20.50-21.10, Second Session 21.10-22.30

Match days

18 September 2012 - night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Sri Lanka 2, Zimbabwe 0

Match Notes

World T20

Super 10 Group 1
TEAMMWLPTNRR
WI43160.359
ENG43160.145
SA42240.651
SL4132-0.461
AFG4132-0.715
Super 10 Group 2
TEAMMWLPTNRR
NZ44081.900
INDIA4316-0.305
AUS42240.233
PAK4132-0.093
BDESH4040-1.805
First Round Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
BDESH32051.938
NL31130.154
OMAN3113-1.521
IRE3021-0.685
First Round Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
AFG33061.540
ZIM3214-0.567
SCOT3122-0.132
HKG3030-1.017