Player of the Match
Player of the Match
332dThe Bulletin by Sriram Veera

Spinners, Dilshan humble Zimbabwe

Sri Lanka attacked from every corner, with seam and spin, to strangle and harass Zimbabwe who just about managed to get past 100. And Tillakaratne Dilshan helped them polish off the target without any trouble

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

H Masakadza
H Masakadza
62(69) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 16 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
6 2 10 2 5 7 17 13
TM Dilshan
TM Dilshan
60(45) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 19 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
2 4 8 16 11 0 7 12

Best performances - Bowlers

S Randiv
O5
M0
R23
W3
Eco4.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
BMAJ Mendis
BMAJ Mendis
O4
M0
R12
W2
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

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