Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 6th Match: Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Jun 7, 2010
Zimbabwe won by 8 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
Played at Harare Sports Club
7 June 2010 (50-over match)

Utseya to Dilshan, OUT, Stumped! Done in by the floater. Dilshan was down the track for the big shot but the ball drifted away and he ended up chasing it well away from his body and missed. Taibu did the rest

TM Dilshan st †Taibu b Utseya 78 (84m 66b 9x4 2x6) SR: 118.18

Sri Lanka 122/1   WU Tharanga 42* (56b 5x4)   P Utseya 2.2-0-19-1

Utseya to Chandimal, OUT, Utseya takes his second wicket. He floated it outside off and got it to straighten as well. Chandimal, who had cut a similar delivery for couple of runs earlier, went for the cut shot again. But this time the ball flew straight to backward point. Utseya wins this mini-battle.

LD Chandimal c Masakadza b Utseya 6 (11m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 46.15

Sri Lanka 134/2   WU Tharanga 48* (68b 5x4)   P Utseya 4.3-0-24-2

Masakadza to Kapugedera, OUT, now that's a celebration. Soft dismissal, Kapu doesn't quite get to the pitch of a length ball and chips an easy return catch to Masakadza, who throws the ball in the air, and then lifts his shirt to show his vest with "just married" inscribed on it

CK Kapugedera c & b Masakadza 12 (16m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

Sri Lanka 155/3   WU Tharanga 57* (82b 5x4)   H Masakadza 0.3-0-2-1

Cremer to Tharanga, OUT, Done in the flight. Tharanga went down the track but couldn't get to the pitch of the ball and ended up slicing it towards long-off. Coventry rushed in from the deep and lunged forward to take a good catch

WU Tharanga c Coventry b Cremer 69 (138m 97b 5x4 0x6) SR: 71.13

Sri Lanka 181/4   TT Samaraweera 12* (21b 1x4)   AG Cremer 5.3-0-22-1

Cremer to Mendis, OUT, It was a pretty short delivery actually if not a long hop. Mendis opened his stance and went for the pull but got more elevation than distance. Taylor moved in from deep midwicket to collect that

BMAJ Mendis c Taylor b Cremer 7 (10m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

Sri Lanka 192/5   TT Samaraweera 16* (27b 1x4)   AG Cremer 6.5-0-31-2

Cremer to Samaraweera, OUT, Samaraweera is run out and he storms off Oh what a dreary mess. It was pushed past non-striker and the straight midwicket fielder moves to his left to cut it off and fumbles. Samaraweera thinks there is a single there and rushes down the track. Thirimanne turns, sees Samaraweera run in but stays put at his end. Both end up together. And the throw goes to Taibu. Gone!

TT Samaraweera run out 16 (46m 31b 1x4 0x6) SR: 51.61

Sri Lanka 199/6   HDRL Thirimanne 6* (7b)   AG Cremer 7.4-0-32-2

Mpofu to Perera, OUT, Another celebration .. this time like Brazilian footballer Bebeto ... It was the full delivery, almost a yorker, which has taken out the middle stump. The batsman was looking for the big hit. Mpofu does a movement like Bebeto - as if he is cradling a child

NLTC Perera b Mpofu 8 (18m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Sri Lanka 218/7   HDRL Thirimanne 15* (19b)   CB Mpofu 7.2-1-28-1

Mpofu to Thirimanne, OUT, Now Price and Mpofu do some stylish celebrations! It was a full delivery which has been square driven straight to point! Even as Mpofu cradles an imaginary baby, Taibu, who has just had a second child, envelops him with a hug. And Price joins in and he and Mpofu have a little dance - tapping each others' foot.

HDRL Thirimanne c Taylor b Mpofu 15 (32m 21b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

Sri Lanka 219/8   S Randiv 1* (1b)   CB Mpofu 7.5-1-29-2

Price to Thushara, OUT, And then they were one. Price slowed up the pace and also gave it bit of air outside off.. Thushara went for the slog sweep and ended up dragging it to deep midwicket

T Thushara c Taylor b Price 7 (14m 8b 0x4 1x6) SR: 87.50

Sri Lanka 235/9   S Randiv 9* (9b 1x4)   RW Price 9.3-1-41-1

Price to Fernando, OUT, Taibu you beauty! It was nudged to say squarish short leg ... Fernando stepped down the track for a single and was sent back. He hadn't gone down too long but Taibu was very quick. Very alert. He dashed off, picked the ball, had already removed his right glove, and under-armed a direct hit!

CRD Fernando run out 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 236/10   S Randiv 9* (9b 1x4)   RW Price 9.5-1-42-1





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