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    8.2 Zimbabwe are sliding here! that was bowled back of a length on the off stump and swinging away, Masakdza prods at it with absolutely no foot movement, gets a thin edge to Sangakkara who makes no mistake. Three down and Zimbabwe flounder after opting to bat first 22/3
    1.6 gone!! That was pitched on a good length outside off and swinging away, comes forward and tries to defend it on the off side, gets a thick outside edge and Sangakkara dives to his right to take a good, neat catch. One down! 10/1
    6.1 gone! Maharoof strikes! back of a length outside off and angling away, Chibhaha gets on the back foot and tries to run it down to third man, gets a thick outside edge and Kapugedara at second slip takes a regulation chance. 19/2
    19.1 gone!! bowled 'im!! that went straight on, bowled with a flatter trajectory on middle stump, Taibu anticipating an off spinner tried to work it away towards square leg, but the ball held its line, missed Taibu's bat, and crashed into middle and off stump. 45/5
    12.4 gone!! poor shot! that was full outside the off stump, Matsikenyeri tried to drive it on the up wide of the bowler, ended up hitting it straight ti a shortish mid-on, where Thushara takes it a little awkwardly, but completes the catch nevertheless. Zimbabwe in trouble here, they are four down now 34/4
    21.5 gone! that was pitched on a good length on middle stump, held its line, Chigumbura expecting it to spin towards him, tries to drive it back to the bowler, but the ball goes straight on and strikes his back pad, hits him in line with middle stump, and a delayed appeal by Mendis is upheld by Aleem Dar 48/6
    30.6 gone!! all over!! that was flighted on the off stump, Williams planted his foot forward and tried to loft that one over mid on, Maharoof remained alert and ran behind to take a well judged catch 67/10
    22.6 gone!! We seem to be heading for another early finish here! that was bowled on a good length outside off and leaving the right hander, comes forward to defend but gets a thin outside edge to Sangakkara who takes the easiest of catches 49/7
    28.3 gone!! that was pitched on a good length outside off and angling away, Price has a lethargic prod at it, gets the outside edge and Jayawardene at first slip takes a good catch diving forward and to his left. Eight down now! 64/8
    30.2 pitches on a good length on the off stump and spinning in, Mupariwa gets on his knees and tries to sweep that fine, deflects off the glove and the ball lobs in the air and over the keeper, Jayawardene at first slip runs a few steps to his left to take an easy catch. Mendis strikes immediately 66/9
    not out
    12 (lb 1, w 11)
    67 all out (31 Overs, RR: 2.16)
    Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Vusi Sibanda, 1.6 ov), 2-19 (Chamu Chibhabha, 6.1 ov), 3-22 (Hamilton Masakadza, 8.2 ov), 4-34 (Stuart Matsikenyeri, 12.4 ov), 5-45 (Tatenda Taibu, 19.1 ov), 6-48 (Elton Chigumbura, 21.5 ov), 7-49 (Prosper Utseya, 22.6 ov), 8-64 (Ray Price, 28.3 ov), 9-66 (Tawanda Mupariwa, 30.2 ov), 10-67 (Sean Williams, 30.6 ov)
    MF Maharoof822633.25374020
    KMDN Kulasekara74711.00390020
    BAW Mendis611542.50250000
    T Thushara701722.42340020
    M Muralitharan32100.33170000

Match Notes

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