6.6 short of a good length outside off, looks to defend it off the back foot, gets an inside edge on the pads and onto the stumps. Sri Lanka struggling here! 8/2
    3.4 gone! full outside off, there to drive, gets on the front foot and pushes it uppishly towards cover where Usteya dives forward to complete a good catch. 6/1
    24.2 gone! Sangakkara goes! that was flighted outside off, pitches short of a length, Sangakkara gets on the back foot to cut it past point, gets a thick outside edge that's snapped up easily by Taibu. He makes amends for his spilled chance earlier on and Sri Lanka are in some trouble now! 62/4
    13.1 full on middle and leg, flicked uppishly but straight to Matsikenyeri at midwicket who makes no mistake. Sri Lanka continue to struggle. 23/3
    45.1 gone! run out, flatter from wide of crease on middle and off, dropped onto the off side, Kandamby backs up too far, is halfway down the pitch, Taibu runs forward, picks up the ball and flicks it straight on to the stumps to find Kandamby well short of his ground at the non-strikers end 129/6
    38.3 gone! short on middle, Mubarak gets on the back foot and pulls it away straight to Matsikenyeri at square leg who dives low to his right to take a sharp catch 97/5
    48.2 slower ball on middle and leg, makes room to loft the ball over mid-off, times it well but fails to get the elevation, hits it straight to Masakadza who takes a good sharp catch. 150/9
    45.6 bowled 'im! that was slow through the air on middle and off, Kulasekara tries to loft it over mid-off on the back foot, misses, and the off stump takes a beating 132/7
    47.3 run out, flatter on middle and leg, gets on the back foot and drops it onto the leg side, Murali calls for a single and runs down the pitch but is sent back by Mathews, Taibu runs to his left, picks the ball up and records yet another direct hit at the non-striker's end to find Murali short of his ground 147/8
    not out
    48.5 gone! yorker on middle, Dilhara fails to get his bat down in time to have his stumps rearranged. Sri Lanka bowled out for 152 152/10
    19 (b 6, lb 2, w 11)
    152 all out (48.5 Overs, RR: 3.11)
    Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Mahela Jayawardene, 3.4 ov), 2-8 (Upul Tharanga, 6.6 ov), 3-23 (Chamara Kapugedera, 13.1 ov), 4-62 (Kumar Sangakkara, 24.2 ov), 5-97 (Jehan Mubarak, 38.3 ov), 6-129 (Thilina Kandamby, 45.1 ov), 7-132 (Nuwan Kulasekara, 45.6 ov), 8-147 (Muttiah Muralitharan, 47.3 ov), 9-150 (Angelo Mathews, 48.2 ov), 10-152 (Dilhara Fernando, 48.5 ov)
    EC Rainsford8.532232.49400110
    T Mupariwa711722.42321010
    E Chigumbura201809.0030050
    P Utseya1021501.50470010
    S Matsikenyeri1002912.90371020
    RW Price702814.00220010
    KM Dabengwa401513.75110000
    4.4 slower ball outside off, didn't pick it, went through with the attempted slog-sweep over midwicket, the ball lobbed up in the air towards fine leg where Mendis judged the catch to perfection. Zimbabwe lose their openers 25/2
    3.4 gone this time! full on middle and leg from round the wicket, tries to sweep it away towards square leg, misses, is struck on the back pad in line with middle, the appeal is upheld. That was plumb! 23/1
    12.1 gone! full on middle and leg, gets on the front foot to turn it away towards square leg, misses it completely and is rapped on the pads walking forward, is hit in line with leg stump and the umpire has no hesitation in raising his finger 58/6
    5.4 gone! flighted outside off and spinning towards middle, tries to sweep it towards square leg, misses, and is hit in line with middle. That was absolutely plumb! That was identical to Sibanda's lbw 27/3
    7.4 but this was plumb! pitched on a good length outside off, gets on the back foot to defend, misses, and is rapped on the pads as the ball spins towards middle to trap him right in front of the middle stump. No doubt about that one 40/4
    9.3 bowled 'im! bowled flat on the off stump, and spinning in sharply, Chigumbura came onto the front foot but failed to bring his bat down in time as the ball whizzed through him and onto the off stump. 49/5
    40.2 bowled 'im! what a timely wicket! that was short on the off stump, kept a touch low, makes room and tries to guide that one down to third man, fails to get his bat down in time and the ball crashes into the off stump. 130/7
    42.5 gone! good length on the off stump and angling in towards middle, gets forward to defend, misses, and is struck in line with middle and off, that looked out and the umpire had no doubt 133/8
    43.6 gone! Murali takes five, his 10th five-wicket haul, that was quicker through the air, pitched on a good length outside off and spun in sharply, Price came forward to defend but failed to make contact, was struck on the pads and in line with middle and the umpire didn't take too long to raise his finger 133/10
    42.6 gone! full toss on middle, tries to drive it wide of mid-on, gets a leading edge straight to mid-off where Mendis takes a comfortable catch 133/9
    not out
    24 (lb 4, nb 2, w 18)
    133 all out (44 Overs, RR: 3.02)
    Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Vusi Sibanda, 3.4 ov), 2-25 (Hamilton Masakadza, 4.4 ov), 3-27 (Chamu Chibhabha, 5.4 ov), 4-40 (Stuart Matsikenyeri, 7.4 ov), 5-49 (Elton Chigumbura, 9.3 ov), 6-58 (Tatenda Taibu, 12.1 ov), 7-130 (Keith Dabengwa, 40.2 ov), 8-133 (Prosper Utseya, 42.5 ov), 9-133 (Tawanda Mupariwa, 42.6 ov), 10-133 (Ray Price, 43.6 ov)
    CRD Fernando903323.66372032
    KMDN Kulasekara921431.55440010
    M Muralitharan1022952.90492030
    BAW Mendis902302.55401020
    J Mubarak401403.50120000
    AD Mathews201306.5050100
    SHT Kandamby10303.0030000

Match Details


Zimbabwe , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Sri Lanka won the 5-match series 5-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00 Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15

Match days

30 November 2008 (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Zimbabwe 2nd innings Partnerships

1st23H MasakadzaV Sibanda
2nd2T TaibuH Masakadza
3rd2T TaibuCJ Chibhabha
4th13T TaibuS Matsikenyeri
5th9T TaibuE Chigumbura
6th9T TaibuKM Dabengwa
7th72KM DabengwaP Utseya
8th3RW PriceP Utseya
9th0RW PriceT Mupariwa
10th0RW PriceEC Rainsford