Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    18.6 and at the end of the day, he proves he is human after all! Mahela jumps out again, looks to loft over long on and mis-hits one for the first time today. It makes contact high on the bat and goes straight up for a simple catch at long on. Please stand and applaud for this wonderful innings. 166/7
    2.1 gone, Dilshan's horror patch shows no sign of ending, and that shot said it all. Short of good length and straight, and Dilshan is not in the kind of form Mahela is, but still went through with the straight lofted drive. Timing was conspicuous by its absence, and it ballooned for an easy catch towards mid off. 24/1
    8.4 wonderful catch by Chigumbura in the deep to send Perera back! Full toss from Lamb, dealt with in violent fashion by Perera, who was again eyeing the long on boundary, but he could not get enough elevation this time. Chigumbura runs to his left from long on and takes it a couple of feet inside the ropes. Well taken! 80/2
    11.1 Sanga will not get out to a poorer ball, how ever hard he tries! Rank long hop on middle, that sat up with the turn and asked to be deposited outside the ground, Sanga tried to pull it away and got a farcical top edge that lobbed straight up for a simple catch at short fine leg. 96/3
    12.6 this time he's found the fielder, and this time, the fielder has held on to the catch! Similar shot, down the track, towards long off, just not enough to clear the boundary and it was taken easily. 113/4
    16.2 gone! Mathews goes hard with the slog sweep, but can't time it half as well as his incredibly in-form partner at the other end, it lands in the hands of Erwine at midwicket who jumps at the right instant to pull it in. Great catch! 138/5
    18.5 gone. It is on the pads and Kapu slog sweeps it in the air towards square leg, where Masakadza runs in and takes the catch. In the process, he puts his knee down and takes out a bit of the earth from the Providence outfield. 166/6
    not out
    not out
    14 (lb 5, w 9)
    173/7 (20 Overs, RR: 8.65)
    Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 2.1 ov), 2-80 (Thisara Perera, 8.4 ov), 3-96 (Kumar Sangakkara, 11.1 ov), 4-113 (Dinesh Chandimal, 12.6 ov), 5-138 (Angelo Mathews, 16.2 ov), 6-166 (Chamara Kapugedera, 18.5 ov), 7-166 (Mahela Jayawardene, 18.6 ov)
    CB Mpofu302709.0082200
    RW Price403127.75112220
    E Chigumbura2021110.5053100
    GA Lamb403428.5092200
    P Utseya403218.0051120
    AG Cremer302317.6691130

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, First Session 09.30-10.50, Interval 10.50-11.10, Second Session 11.10-12.30

Match days

3 May 2010 (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Sri Lanka 2, Zimbabwe 0

Match Notes

  • A Twenty20 hundred for the purists

    Before this tournament started there were two Twenty20 international hundreds. In the last 48 hours that tally has been doubled and Mahela Jayawardene's even 100 will rank among the finest innings played in the format

  • Jayawardene ton floors Zimbabwe

    Sri Lanka won on the Duckworth-Lewis method as Zimbabwe only reached 29 for 1 in five overs instead of the required 43 for 1.

  • Sri Lanka seek to avoid early exit

    With Afghanistan, Ireland and Bangladesh unable to produce an upset in their opening World Twenty20 matches it is now down to Zimbabwe to shake up the established order

  • Zimbabwe coach looks to spin

    Alan Butcher, the Zimbabwe coach, has backed his team's strength in spin bowling to cause Sri Lanka problems when the two teams meet at Providence on Monday