Result
1st Match, Sharjah, Apr 3 1997, Singer-Akai Cup
187/9
(45.4/50 ov, target 188)
188/3
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets (with 26 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Zimbabwe Innings (50 overs maximum)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
GW Flower  b Zoysa1227-2044.44
CB Wishart run out (Mahanama)3236-4088.88
ADR Campbell (c)lbw b Vaas28-0025.00
DP Viljoen st †Kaluwitharana b Dharmasena1752-2032.69
A Flower  b Muralitharan3861-1062.29
SV Carlisle c Tillakaratne b Muralitharan623-0026.08
PA Strang  b Vaas3852-2073.07
HH Streak run out (Atapattu)1124-0045.83
EA Brandes not out107-01142.85
AR Whittall c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas48-0050.00
EZ Matambanadzo not out04-000.00
Extras(b 3, lb 7, nb 3, w 4)17
TOTAL(50 Ov, RR: 3.74)187/9
Fall of wickets: 1-31 (Grant Flower), 2-34 (Alistair Campbell), 3-65 (Craig Wishart), 4-77 (Dirk Viljoen), 5-100 (Stuart Carlisle), 6-139 (Andy Flower), 7-169 (Heath Streak), 8-180 (Paul Strang), 9-186 (Andy Whittall)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
WPUJC Vaas1022532.50---00
DNT Zoysa1004614.60---21
M Muralitharan1013923.90---02
PA de Silva1003403.40---10
HDPK Dharmasena1003313.30---10
Sri Lanka Innings (target: 188 runs from 50 overs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
ST Jayasuriya c Wishart b Strang5674-7175.67
RS Kaluwitharana c Wishart b Brandes03-000.00
MS Atapattu not out52120-2143.33
PA de Silva c Strang b GW Flower6081-9074.07
A Ranatunga (c)not out00-00-
Extras(b 6, lb 3, w 11)20
TOTAL(45.4 Ov, RR: 4.11)188/3
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Romesh Kaluwitharana), 2-80 (Sanath Jayasuriya), 3-187 (Aravinda de Silva)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
EA Brandes703314.71---00
EZ Matambanadzo703805.42---42
AR Whittall1003003.00---50
HH Streak712203.14---00
PA Strang1004114.10---00
GW Flower4.401513.21---00
MATCH DETAILS
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
TossSri Lanka , elected to field first
SeriesSinger-Akai Cup 1997
Player Of The Match
Aravinda de Silva
Match numberODI no. 1189
Season1996/97
Match days3 April 1997 (50-over match)
ODI debut
Dirk Viljoen
Umpires
Doug Cowie
Steve Dunne
TV Umpire
Cyril Mitchley
Match Referee
Hanumant Singh
PointsSri Lanka 2, Zimbabwe 0