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Hapless Zimbabwe crushed once more

It has not been a particularly encouraging day for cricket's minnows. First Bangladesh were routed by an innings-and-129 runs in Bloemfontein while, in Harare, Zimbabwe capitulated to their fourth-lowest ODI score of 67 against a clinical Sri Lanka who, w

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KC Sangakkara
KC Sangakkara
28(25) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %96%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 8 3 0 4 4 4 1
WU Tharanga
WU Tharanga
26(57) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
2 1 5 3 4 2 4 8

Best performances - Bowlers

BAW Mendis
O6
M1
R15
W4
Eco2.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MF Maharoof
O8
M2
R26
W3
Eco3.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Sri Lanka have completed a clinical nine-wicket win here. Zimbabwe have only themselves to blame for their appalling batting display, and will hope to come back strongly in the next match.

Prosper Utseya: "We wanted to bat first after we batted well in the first 15 overs of the previous game. We need to do our homework, and we hope for a better performance in the next game"

Mahela Jayawardene: "This was a much improved performance from our last game and it was good to see our fast bowlers coming to the party this time."

Ajantha Mendis is the Man of the Match for his haul of 4 for 15.

That's it folks! Thanks for joining us today and lets all hope for a more exciting fixture on the 24th when these two teams meet again. Until then, it's goodbye from Siddhartha Talya on the commentary and Chaminda D'Silva on the scoring desk. Adios!

17.4
4
Mpofu to Tharanga, FOUR runs, That's it! it's all over! that was full on leg stump, whipped away off the pads wide of mid wicket, and Sri Lanka have won this game comprehensively

just one run needed now

17.3
1
Mpofu to Sangakkara, 1 run, full on middle and leg, pushed wide of mid on for a quick single
17.2
4
Mpofu to Sangakkara, FOUR runs, shot! that was short of a length outside off, Sangakkara steps down the track and swats that wide of the bowler to the long off boundary
17.1
4
Mpofu to Sangakkara, FOUR runs, short outside off, Sangakkara wants to finish this off early, tries to cut it over point, gets an outside edge wide of third man for a boundary

It's started raining in Harare now. What a twist to the tale

END OF OVER:
17 | 6 Runs | SL: 58/1 (10 runs required from 32.2 overs, RR: 3.41, RRR: 0.30)

  • Upul Tharanga25 (56b)
  • Kumar Sangakkara19 (22b)
  • Elton Chigumbura5-0-25-0
  • Prosper Utseya2-0-4-0
16.6
0
Chigumbura to Tharanga, no run, full on middle and off, tries to drive it down towards mid on, gets an inside edge onto his pads
16.5
1
Chigumbura to Sangakkara, 1 run,
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