Player of the Match
Player of the Match

So there - Zim have let themselves down big time today, and squandered their advantage on the league table. Sri Lanka have jumped into the lead, and there is a lot to play for going into the second round of league games. Hang on for the presentation.

Chigumbura: "Very disappointing. We did not play well, hopefully we will bounce back. Building an innings has been a problem - we lost four wickets in a short space of time. We need to improve on that. 180 was going to be competitive, but it was difficult to get there after losing those wickets. I thought Masakadza stuck at it, and hopefully he will carry it on."

Dilshan: "Very happy. We got the bonus point, it is a huge advantage. Kulasekara and Dilhara bowled well up front, and then all three spinners did well today. After the first innings, I was keen to find how many overs for the bonus point, and after 6-7 overs I said let's go for it, it is easy to get there in 20 overs. I hope to continue my form going forward."

Man of the match is Suraj Randiv. "I am very happy, this is my first MoM award. Masakadza does not play the sweep shot, so I used the round the wicket tactic."

That's it from us at Cricinfo. On behalf of the team, this is Nitin Sundar signing off. Do check out Sriram Veera's bulletin for the game. Cheers!

15.3
1w
Mpofu to Dilshan, 1 wide, fitting finish. Bouncer that flies high over Dilshan's head and wide down the leg side, so it is wide on two counts. Sri Lanka have five points, and Zimbabwe are down from first on the table, to last.
15.2
2
Mpofu to Dilshan, 2 runs, swung away to the leg side for a couple. Scores are level.
15.1
0
Mpofu to Dilshan, no run, short of a length outside off, looks to cut and misses

Batting Powerplay taken. Get ready for some action. Sri Lanka need 3 runs to win off 9 overs. This could be interesting! Yawn.

END OF OVER:
15 | 3 Runs | SL: 116/1 (3 runs required from 10.4 overs, RR: 7.73, RRR: 0.27)

  • Dinesh Chandimal10 (10b)
  • Tillakaratne Dilshan58 (43b)
  • Ray Price3-0-14-0
  • Elton Chigumbura2-0-15-0
14.6
0
Price to Chandimal, no run, full on leg, and he cannot get the sweep past short fine leg
14.5
0
Price to Chandimal, no run, full on midde stump, hurries the batsman back and he plays it back with straight bat
14.4
1
Price to Dilshan, 1 run, worked away off the pads again for another single
14.3
0
Price to Dilshan, no run,
14.2
2
Price to Dilshan, 2 runs, worked off the pads into the leg side and they run hard for a couple
14.1
0
Price to Dilshan, no run, speared in from wide of the crease, cuts away into the off side for a single

END OF OVER:
14 | 7 Runs | SL: 113/1 (6 runs required from 10.4 overs, RR: 8.07, RRR: 0.50)

  • Tillakaratne Dilshan55 (39b)
  • Dinesh Chandimal10 (8b)
  • Elton Chigumbura2-0-15-0
  • Graeme Cremer1-0-11-0
13.6
1
Chigumbura to Dilshan, 1 run, short of a length outside off, looks to cut and bottom edges it away to point for one
13.5
2
Chigumbura to Dilshan, 2 runs, lashes at the full ball outside off and gets it into the outfield at cover
13.5
1w
Chigumbura to Dilshan, 1 wide, full and slipping down the leg, he has bowled all over the place in this over. Dilshan has no clue what is coming next. I reckon, neither does Chigumbura
13.4
0
Chigumbura to Dilshan, no run, short and wide outside off, Dilshan swishes hard at it and makes no contact
13.4
1w
Chigumbura to Dilshan, 1 wide, attempted bouncer goes awry, slips down the leg side and it is called wide
13.3
1
Chigumbura to Chandimal, 1 run, short this time, pulls it fine behind square for a single
13.2
0
Chigumbura to Chandimal, no run, hit back viciously, on the bounce to the bowler
13.1
1
Chigumbura to Dilshan, 1 run, short of a length outside off, cuts it away to the covers

END OF OVER:
13 | 11 Runs | SL: 106/1 (13 runs required from 10.4 overs, RR: 8.15, RRR: 1.00)

  • Dinesh Chandimal9 (6b)
  • Tillakaratne Dilshan51 (35b)
  • Graeme Cremer1-0-11-0
  • Elton Chigumbura1-0-8-0
12.6
4
Cremer to Chandimal, FOUR runs, well... another rank long hop, the batsman pounced on it and pulled it fine of square leg, where the fielder made a mess of a regulation stop.
12.5
0
Cremer to Chandimal, no run, short again, but turning to the offside, he goes for the cut but for no runs.
12.4
4
Cremer to Chandimal, FOUR runs, another short ball, this is ordinary bowling at its most ordinary. Pulled away high and handsome for four