ICC World Twenty20, 7th Match, Group B: Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Providence, May 3, 2010
ICC World Twenty20 - 7th match, Group B
Sri Lanka won by 14 runs (D/L method)
Played at Providence Stadium, Guyana (neutral venue)
3 May 2010 (20-over match)

Mpofu to Jayawardene, FOUR, short again, but this time enough width outside off for Mahela to free his arms and square cut it handsomely for four

Sri Lanka 4/0   DPMD Jayawardene 4* (2b 1x4)   CB Mpofu 0.2-0-4-0

Mpofu to Jayawardene, FOUR, beautiful! Again, straying on to middle, but it was short of a length. Mahela got his front foot across and eased it with the wrists, in the air, but safely between mid on and midwicket for four. That shot was a lesson in timing!

Sri Lanka 14/0   DPMD Jayawardene 14* (6b 2x4 1x6)   CB Mpofu 1-0-14-0

Chigumbura to Jayawardene, FOUR, slow and high bouncer outside off, Mahela is not seeing it like a football, he is seeing it like a blimp. Rides the bounce and upper cuts it easily for a four, very fine in the third man region

Sri Lanka 28/1   DPMD Jayawardene 25* (13b 3x4 2x6)   E Chigumbura 0.5-0-4-1

Chigumbura to Jayawardene, FOUR, my oh my! Timing all the way! Similar ball to the one he hit for six, but this time, just for variety, he decided four would suffice, extends the arms and drives through the line over the head of extra cover and the ball purrs away to the boundary. It almost seemed happy to get there, when treated with such finesse and touch!

Sri Lanka 45/1   DPMD Jayawardene 39* (21b 4x4 3x6)   E Chigumbura 1.5-0-17-1

Chigumbura to Jayawardene, FOUR, no, bowling short is not an option Mr. Elton, Mahela seemed to say as he rocked back and cut it fiercely through point and cover for four more!

Sri Lanka 49/1   DPMD Jayawardene 43* (22b 5x4 3x6)   E Chigumbura 2-0-21-1

Price to Jayawardene, FOUR, short again, and on leg stump, Mahela picked it so early and got into position to pull-swing it easily over midwicket

Sri Lanka 54/1   DPMD Jayawardene 47* (24b 6x4 3x6)   RW Price 2.3-0-18-0

Price to Perera, FOUR, rubbish bowling, and Perera gets into the act, just as well too - after all he is the designated pinch-hitter! Gets back to the short ball and cuts it well in front of square, along the carpet for four

Sri Lanka 59/1   NLTC Perera 6* (6b 1x4)   RW Price 2.5-0-23-0

Utseya to Jayawardene, FOUR, this is the non-violent movement from Jayawardene and it is working fine! He knows where the gaps are, waits on that short and wide ball and strokes another late cut, the ball goes into the gap behind square on the off and takes its time before reaching the ropes

Sri Lanka 106/3   DPMD Jayawardene 67* (39b 7x4 3x6)   P Utseya 2.3-0-18-0

Cremer to Jayawardene, FOUR, and this time, he bisects the gap perfectly! Swept, just to the left of short fine leg and to the right of the sweeper running across for four

Sri Lanka 136/4   DPMD Jayawardene 85* (52b 8x4 4x6)   AG Cremer 2.5-0-22-1

Lamb to Jayawardene, FOUR, makes room and opens the face to send it hurtling at the pace it came down to third man. Lovely!

Sri Lanka 143/5   DPMD Jayawardene 91* (55b 9x4 4x6)   GA Lamb 3.4-0-29-2

Lamb to Jayawardene, FOUR, more finesse and elegance, he's just not stopping today! Swishes the wand with minimal fuss to send it flying towards wide long on. Does not help Zim's cause that it was a full toss

Sri Lanka 147/5   DPMD Jayawardene 95* (56b 10x4 4x6)   GA Lamb 3.5-0-33-2





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