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Best performances - Batsmen

WU Tharanga
75(86) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
7 7 1 9 23 7 9 12
H Masakadza
41(56) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
6 1 6 6 13 9 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

PADLR Sandakan
O10
M0
R52
W4
Eco5.20
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
PWH de Silva
O2.4
M0
R15
W3
Eco5.62
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

5-match series level 1-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

09.45 start, First Session 09.45-13.15, Interval 13.15-14.00, Second Session 14.00-17.30

Match days

02 July 2017 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu

3.24pm After failing to defend a target of 317 in the series opener, Sri Lanka have bounced back to level the series with a crushing win. It was set up by the two spinners - Lakshan Sandakan and debutant Wanidu Hasaranga. They befuddled Zimbabwe's batsmen with their variations. The sweeps and reverse-sweeps, which reaped rich reward on Friday, let the visitors down today. Sandakan claimed his first four-wicket haul in ODI cricket, while Hasaranga became only the third player, after Taijul Islam and Kagiso Rabada, to claim a hat-trick on ODI debut. It all seemed like a blur. Just ask Cremer's men.

Zimbabwe also have to deal with the anxiety of Chatara leaving the field because of a possible knee injury. Tharanga then anchored the chase of 156 with his third successive fifty. You can read all about that in Fidel Fernando's report, which will be updated shortly. Do stick with us for the presentations.

Sandakan, Man of the Match: The captain gave me a lot of confidence and I bowled really well. We planned to bowl a bit slower and we executed it in the middle. And well bowled to Wanidu Hasaranga who had a dream debut.

Cremer, Zimbabwe captain: We thought the wicket was a little bit different. Maybe 230 would have been a good score. It was just one of those days. Sri Lanka bowled well, credit to them, and maybe we need to look at the other options [apart from the sweep]. Like I said, 150 was not good enough on that wicket.

Mathews, Sri Lanka captain: I wouldn't call it a clinical performance. We still dropped catches. The attitude and intensity was superb, though,. We just need to regroup, and it was great effort from the boys. Sandakan was absolutely brilliant, so was Wanidu. Credit should go to the selectors to pick him. I, honestly, haven't seem him much. Chasing a modest total, is not easy if you lose a couple of wickets early on. We can't thank Upul enough. He has moved up and down the order to accommodate others. He has been an unlucky player. Can't thank him enough.

Right, the series is level at 1-1. Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did bringing it to you. Do come back for the third ODI at Hambantota on July 6. Until then, this is Deivarayan Muthu signing off on the behalf of Akshay Gopalakrishnan.

Varun: "Zimbabwe have been on the receiving end of a 'hat-trick on debut' twice now (previously against Taijul Islam)!"

Lovemore Siband: "it's impossible to sit on the fence here, Zim were completely outplayed in all departments. SL were playing around like a lion hunting down a springbok."

Eugene LaBrooy: "Can we now shake hands with Malinga and say to him, "thanks for coming" ? Or does he get another match?"

Hibshy: "Well tharanga is certainly sending a message to chandimal. Be consistent or be in the sidelines"

Samraat: "whenever gunathilaka and mendis haven't scored the runs. dickwella has scored runs. interesting. SL need to learn to click in unison though."

30.1
4
Cremer to Tharanga, FOUR runs, Tharanga seals it for Sri Lanka! The series is now level at 1-1. Cremer lobs a low full-toss on middle, Tharanga brings his dexterous wrists into play, whipping it away to the left of mid-on. Sri Lankan fans go berserk in the banks of Galle

END OF OVER:
30 | 5 Runs | SL: 154/3 (2 runs required from 19.5 overs, RR: 5.13, RRR: 0.10)

  • Upul Tharanga71 (85b)
  • Angelo Mathews28 (35b)
  • Ryan Burl2-0-15-0
  • Graeme Cremer9-0-42-1
29.6
1
Burl to Tharanga, 1 run, looped up outside off, Tharanga presses forward, meets the pitch and caresses it to long-off
29.5
1
Burl to Mathews, 1 run, tapped down to long-on
29.4
0
Burl to Mathews, no run, beautiful dip and a hint of turn, Mathews dares to play across the line, against the break, and squirts a leading edge to point
29.3
1
Burl to Tharanga, 1 run, full on middle and leg, driven down to long-on
29.2
1
Burl to Mathews, 1 run, higher full-toss just outside off, Mathews shovels it powerfully to long-on

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st9MD GunathilakaN Dickwella
2nd1N DickwellaBKG Mendis
3rd67WU TharangaN Dickwella
4th81WU TharangaAD Mathews