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    38.3 goes for a big swing through the leg side, but he was getting tired and missed the ball by a fair distance as it crashes into the stumps. The end of another fine innings from the left-hander who has built a platform from which the rest of the Sri Lankan batsmen can really have a dip in the closing overs.& 214/3
    8.1 absolutely brilliant fielding from Chigumbura after Jayasuriya went walk about at the non-striker's end. That wicket came from nowhere, but Jayasuriya was backing up too far and the Zimbabweans get their reward for some enthusiastic fielding. Jayasuriya walks off shaking his head 38/1
    10.5 a short, wide ball brings another breakthrough for Zimbabwe as Jayawardene chases the delivery from Ireland and sends a thin edge through to Taylor. It would probably have been called a wide and Jayawardene can hardly believe what he's done but that's a huge wicket 49/2
    39.4 tries to clear long off but doesn't get hold of the lofted drive and is comfortably held by Matsikenyeri. An impressive innings from Sangakkara but now Sri Lanka have two new batsmen in the middle so maybe there's a chance for the Zimbabweans to keep the total down 219/4
    not out
    42.1 a bit of a soft dismissal. The batsman tried to paddle that, got a bit of a top edge and that's straight down's Kamungozi's throat at square leg, and the fielder makes no mistake. That's another blip in Sri Lanka's progress 235/5
    46.4 that was a huge shout and a deserved wicket; the ball was nicely flighted and that pitched in line, turned a touch and that's the first wicket of the day for Kamungozi, his third in all. 259/6
    48.2 that's clubbed off the bottom of the bat straight down long-off's throat and Muralitharan's cameo (10 from six balls) comes to an end 273/7
    not out
    15 (b 3, nb 6, w 6)
    285/7 (50 Overs, RR: 5.7)
    Fall of wickets: 1-38 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 8.1 ov), 2-49 (Mahela Jayawardene, 10.5 ov), 3-214 (Upul Tharanga, 38.3 ov), 4-219 (Kumar Sangakkara, 39.4 ov), 5-235 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 42.1 ov), 6-259 (Farveez Maharoof, 46.4 ov), 7-273 (Muttiah Muralitharan, 48.2 ov)
    AJ Ireland1005315.30304011
    T Mupariwa603105.16212112
    E Chigumbura402406.00144010
    HP Rinke302107.0083000
    CJ Chibhabha512515.00121001
    P Utseya1005815.80295012
    TP Kamungozi1005525.50235000
    S Matsikenyeri201517.5021010
    2.1 and another one goes. Huge waft away from his body against a delivery that bounces and Mufambisi sends a high edge flying towards Jayawardene at second slip, who this time makes no mistake and pouches it with two hands above his head. Sadly, it's a familiar tale for Zimbabwe but this is impressive bowling from Malinga 7/2
    1.5 that was very much on the cards. Perera pitches up and finds a hint of inswing, a loose drive from Rinke takes the inside edge and crashes into the stumps. 7/1
    6.5 outstanding bowling from Malinga, the pace was too much for Chibhabha as he is caught on the crease and sends a thick edge towards third slip where Dilshan holds a sharp chance down by his ankles. Zimbabwe's top order again being blown away. 23/3
    19.2 squared up by that one which was just leaving him and he got an edge on it which was cleanly taken with two hands by Sangakkara, away to his right. And that's a slow walk off for the batsman 86/5
    18.5 cleaned up with a pearler that came back in and went right through the gate, taking middle and off stumps. Another good fight from Taylor, with a very promising innings, comes to an end 86/4
    22.6 you could see that wicket coming a mile off and it's Matsikenyeri who falls to the short ball as he can't get out of the way, the ball takes the glove and flies behind the wicket. Sangakkara tries to jump for it but Jayasuriya runs round and grabs a comfortable chance as the end gets closer for Zimbabwe 107/7
    19.3 launched into that one with positive intent but that's another wicket, with a run-out. Kamikaze call for a second run there and the batsman had no chance of getting back in as the bowler picked up the relay and threw it to Sangakkara who took the stumps cleanly 89/6
    35.4 edged and gone! Muralitharan gets a wicket with a doosra, with a simple feather straight to the welcoming hands of first slip. 'Give Murali a stationary target long enough...' deadpans Jeff Dujon, and he couldn't be more right. 126/8
    42.3 finally Malinga gets one straight and Mupariwa misses a wild heave to bring this match to an end. The result has been known for much of Zimbabwe's innings but the Sri Lankan bowlers will be pleased with their run out, although there were a few too many extras once again 141/10
    39.2 another doosra and that's comprehensively beaten the batsman who was looking for the off-break, but it went the other way, just rubbing the outside edge and Sangakkara does the rest 134/9
    not out
    27 (lb 1, nb 8, w 18)
    141 all out (42.3 Overs, RR: 3.31)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Piet Rinke, 1.5 ov), 2-7 (Tafadzwa Mufambisi, 2.1 ov), 3-23 (Chamu Chibhabha, 6.5 ov), 4-86 (Brendan Taylor, 18.5 ov), 5-86 (Hamilton Masakadza, 19.2 ov), 6-89 (Elton Chigumbura, 19.3 ov), 7-107 (Stuart Matsikenyeri, 22.6 ov), 8-126 (Prosper Utseya, 35.4 ov), 9-134 (Anthony Ireland, 39.2 ov), 10-141 (Tawanda Mupariwa, 42.3 ov)
    SL Malinga9.302532.63483060
    PDRL Perera612714.50243030
    CRD Fernando912823.11452015
    MF Maharoof403719.25146022
    M Muralitharan1022022.00491011
    ST Jayasuriya42300.75220010

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00 Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

10 October 2006 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Sri Lanka 2, Zimbabwe 0

Match Notes

  • Gently trampled upon

    Zimbabwe put on a better show in their second game of the tournament - albeit by 56 runs - showing glimpses of genuine potential even as Sri Lanka muscled their way to two wins in as many games, and virtually assured themselves a place in the main draw

  • Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, 3rd qualifying match, Ahmedabad

    Match home for the Champions Trophy's third qualifying match between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe at Ahmedabad

  • Tharanga stars in another win

    Upul Tharanga's rich vein of form continued as he hammered his second hundred in a row and his fourth in nine innings to help Sri Lanka coast to a 144-run win against Zimbabwe and all but ensure a place in the main draw of the Champions Trophy.

  • Sri Lanka aim for emphatic win

    The margin of defeat in the first game of the Champions Trophy - 37 runs - as Bangladesh succumbed to Sri Lanka was not an accurate reflection of the match as a competition

Zimbabwe 2nd innings Partnerships

1st7HP RinkeTV Mufambisi
2nd0TV MufambisiCJ Chibhabha
3rd16H MasakadzaCJ Chibhabha
4th63H MasakadzaBRM Taylor
5th0H MasakadzaS Matsikenyeri
6th3S MatsikenyeriE Chigumbura
7th18S MatsikenyeriP Utseya
8th19T MupariwaP Utseya
9th8T MupariwaAJ Ireland
10th7T MupariwaTP Kamungozi

ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut)

Group A
Group B
Qualifying Group