Zimbabwe Triangular Series, Final: Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Jun 9, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets (with 92 balls remaining)
Played at Harare Sports Club
9 June 2010 (50-over match)

Kulasekara to Masakadza, OUT, This was coming. Kulasekara has been harassing Hamilton with his two-card trick. In and out. Out and in. This one shapes away from short of length, Hamilton had stepped out, trying to counter the swing, but this one kicks up and cuts away. He had a poke at it and the ball took the outside edge. Gone!

H Masakadza c †Chandimal b Kulasekara 4 (21m 23b 0x4 0x6) SR: 17.39

Zimbabwe 11/1   BRM Taylor 4* (6b)   KMDN Kulasekara 2.5-0-4-1

Fernando to Taylor, OUT, What a stunner from Samaraweera at Gully. It was a short of length delivery outside off and Taylor just opened his bat-face and tried to guide it to third man. The ball flew low to right of Samaraweera who swooped forward to take it inches of the turf. And boy is he delirious or what?! Big wicket this.

BRM Taylor c Samaraweera b Fernando 19 (45m 22b 3x4 0x6) SR: 86.36

Zimbabwe 29/2   T Taibu 2* (12b)   CRD Fernando 4.3-0-17-1

Mathews to Taibu, OUT, Ervine is run out It was pushed towards backward point and there is confusion between the two over the single. Taibu takes couple of steps down the track and Ervine rushes half-way. Taibu stops and turns. too late for Ervine who is unable to beat the throw which comes in to Angelo who breaks the stumps

CR Ervine run out 9 (34m 24b 1x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

Zimbabwe 49/3   T Taibu 11* (30b 1x4)   AD Mathews 1.3-0-5-0

Fernando to Taibu, OUT, Almost like Taylor. Weak shot. It was a short delivery outside off and Taibu almost guided it straight, tapped it straight, to backward point. What a soft dismissal. What a fine knock, though. He led Zimbabwe's revival

T Taibu c Kapugedera b Fernando 71 (125m 93b 4x4 0x6) SR: 76.34

Zimbabwe 139/4   GA Lamb 29* (53b 1x4)   CRD Fernando 6.5-0-29-2

BAW Mendis to Chigumbura, OUT, Tickets please here! Mendis flicks it full on a length and Elton chips it tamely to covers. And Zimbabwe continue to wobble

E Chigumbura c Dilshan b BAW Mendis 10 (14m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 55.55

Zimbabwe 155/5   GA Lamb 34* (61b 1x4)   BAW Mendis 6.1-1-20-1

BMAJ Mendis to Lamb, OUT, Clatter! Jeevan has nailed Lamb. It landed on the middle stump line and turned. Lamb went for the big slog sweep but no wood on leather. It was leather on the wood. Gone!

GA Lamb b BMAJ Mendis 37 (86m 65b 1x4 0x6) SR: 56.92

Zimbabwe 163/6   CK Coventry 5* (5b)   BMAJ Mendis 7.4-0-29-1

BMAJ Mendis to Coventry, OUT, But he is gone now! Again looking to be aggressive, he went down the track and heaved it straight to long-on! 200 looks a long way from here

CK Coventry c Tharanga b BMAJ Mendis 18 (11m 12b 3x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

Zimbabwe 178/7   AG Cremer 2* (4b)   BMAJ Mendis 8.3-0-34-2

Fernando to Cremer, OUT, The death rattle! Full in length, fast, and tilts in to move past the waft, hits the pad and clips the stumps!

AG Cremer b Fernando 5 (16m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Zimbabwe 189/8   P Utseya 6* (8b)   CRD Fernando 7.5-0-34-3

BAW Mendis to Price, OUT, And he is gone now. Full delivery on the middle, the googly this time, Price shovels it straight to short midwicket. And then they were one.

RW Price c Dilshan b BAW Mendis 0 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Zimbabwe 190/9   P Utseya 7* (10b)   BAW Mendis 8.4-1-37-2

BAW Mendis to Utseya, OUT, They don't get to 200. It was pushed to right of short midwicket and they go for the run. Dilshan swoops in, fires a low through to Chandimal who breaks the stumps

CB Mpofu run out 6 (9m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Zimbabwe 199/10   P Utseya 10* (15b)   BAW Mendis 10-1-44-2





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