2nd match (D/N), Mirpur, January 17, 2018, Bangladesh Tri-Nation Series
(48.1/50 ov, T:291) 278

Zimbabwe won by 12 runs

Player Of The Match
81* (67), 1/54 & 2 catches
Zimbabwe Innings
Sri Lanka Innings
Match Flow
Zimbabwe  (50 ovs maximum)
c sub (MD Gunathilaka) b Gunaratne7383-10087.95
c Mendis b NLTC Perera3437-5091.89
c Mathews b Lakmal29-0022.22
b NLTC Perera3851-4074.50
not out 8167-81120.89
c Tharanga b Gunaratne2935-2182.85
c Dananjaya b Gunaratne1918-02105.55
not out 00-00-
Extras(lb 4, w 10)14
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 5.80)290/6
Fall of wickets: 1-75 (Solomon Mire, 12.6 ov), 2-85 (Craig Ervine, 16.3 ov), 3-142 (Hamilton Masakadza, 27.3 ov), 4-169 (Brendan Taylor, 32.6 ov), 5-226 (Malcolm Waller, 43.1 ov), 6-287 (Peter Moor, 49.4 ov)
16.3 to CR Ervine, edged and taken at wide slip. Lakmal bangs it in, hits a hard length, and Ervine can't help himself from wafting. Gets a thick outside edge which flies to the well-placed slip fielder, who takes a sharp reverse-cupped catch. Extra bounce, pace and just enough lateral movement. Well bowled. 85/2
12.6 to SF Mire, oh, dear! This was a needless shot. He's been trying to force something for a while but it was really not required because Zimbabwe were moving along at a fair clip. Mire tries to force a pull but it really didn't come on to him. And it's the wrong line as well. Tucked up completely and he skews it off the top-edge to short midwicket who moves to his right and gets under it. Much-needed breakthrough for Sri Lanka and it's been gifted to them. 75/1
32.6 to BRM Taylor, variable bounce. Taylor is cleaned up by one that keeps slightly low. But only slightly. It's a very good delivery. Cuts in off the seam and takes the inside edge as Taylor brings the bat out and clatters into the stumps. Crucial strike for Sri Lanka in their bid to peg Zimbabwe back. 169/4
27.3 to H Masakadza, taken at mid-off. False shot, Masakadza is distraught. Lots of flight, overpitched outside off. Masakadza sees an opportunity, winds up and swings. But the ball is too full, disallowing him from getting underneath the length. And so his powerful drive goes straight to mid-off, who takes a juggled catch. 142/3
43.1 to MN Waller, oh, brilliant catch. That's as good a take as you'll ever see. Waller responds to a dipping full toss from outside off by getting down on one knee and heaving a sweep. Deep backward square leg runs to his left and slides across just in time to get behind the line and snaffle a lovely catch. And it's Tharanga with the terrific catch. 226/5
49.4 to PJ Moor, goes for the big hit again and this one's skewed off the splice. He's expecting it to come into him but it comes straight on and lobs in the air at cover where Dananjaya gets around it and takes it on the second attempt.. 287/6
Sri Lanka  (T: 291 runs from 50 ovs)
c Muzarabani b Sikandar Raza8083-8296.38
c Moor b Jarvis1117-2064.70
c Cremer b Chatara04-000.00
c Sikandar Raza b Muzarabani4264-1165.62
b Jarvis3433-31103.03
st †Taylor b Cremer49-0044.44
c Sikandar Raza b Chatara6437-53172.97
c Moor b Cremer1112-0191.66
c Cremer b Chatara819-0042.10
not out 59-0055.55
c sub (B Mavuta) b Chatara14-0025.00
Extras(b 4, lb 3, nb 2, w 9)18
TOTAL48.1 Ov (RR: 5.77)278
Fall of wickets: 1-46 (Upul Tharanga, 5.4 ov), 2-47 (Kusal Mendis, 6.5 ov), 3-132 (Kusal Perera, 24.6 ov), 4-157 (Angelo Mathews, 30.6 ov), 5-181 (Dinesh Chandimal, 33.2 ov), 6-194 (Asela Gunaratne, 35.4 ov), 7-224 (Wanindu Hasaranga, 39.2 ov), 8-261 (Akila Dananjaya, 44.6 ov), 9-275 (Thisara Perera, 46.4 ov), 10-278 (Dushmantha Chameera, 48.1 ov)
24.6 to MDKJ Perera, nice, smart catch. Perera's been trying one shot too many and he finally loses his wicket. Tries to force a sweep and is really strangled for room as this one's slid into him and curves in sharply. And it's not full enough either which results in a top-edge that lobs towards short fine leg. Muzarabani moves across to his left and tumbles forward to take a nicely-judged catch. 132/3
5.4 to WU Tharanga, and gone. Too many shots from Sri Lanka and they lose one. It's full outside off, he looks to flay a drive through the off side. Hard hands through the line, the ball lobs off the inside half to mid-on. A poor shot, it worked for a while but there were just too many, especially considering the start they had got. 46/1
33.2 to LD Chandimal, ooh, it has clipped the off stump and Chandimal is bowled! Or is he? Chaos. It was a good length delivery that kept very low, Chandimal missed a clip, and the ball found a way between his bat and pad. The ball hit the off stump but the bail on middle and leg stump fell off. So that will be out. Tharanga's good luck, Chandimal's bad. 181/5
6.5 to BKG Mendis, Kusal picks out the fielder this time and Sri Lanka have lost another. His terrible form continues. Short delivery outside off, Kusal goes back, looking to pull but the ball is too close to him. All he manages is a stabbed pull to mid-on. Sri Lanka under pressure. 47/2
44.6 to A Dananjaya, juggled but taken at cover. A slower delivery outside off, the ball stops on Dananjaya, as he looks to drive over the infield. The ball lobs away towards cover, who backtracks and keeps his eyes on the ball. The ball pops out of Cremer's hands, but he takes the parry. But has he overstepped? Yikes, nothing behind the line, according to me. A no-ball for me. But he's been given. Hmm. Interesting.. 261/8
46.4 to NLTC Perera, Thisara has holed out to deep midwicket! A massive moment in the game. A low full toss around off, Thisara clears his front leg and looks to heave the ball, but he toe-ends it away, without great timing. The ball is below the waist. Just met the ball a tad early.. 275/9
48.1 to PVD Chameera, and Zimbabwe take the game! A slower short delivery outside off, Chameera is completely deceived by the lack of pace, meets the ball too early and the ball lobs to point. Sensational game goes to Cremer and Zimbabwe. It was a clever change in pace, with the batsmen expecting the ball full and straight, but it was an offcutter that flummoxed Chameera, forcing him to make contact much earlier than he expected. Sri Lanka's dismal ODI record in the last few months continues.. 278/10
30.6 to AD Mathews, Raza takes a brilliant catch. Mathews doesn't get on top of this short ball and pulls without control. Hits it in the air and Raza from midwicket dives forward and takes a superb catch. Zimbabwe soaring. 157/4
35.4 to DAS Gunaratne, what a jaffa! Cremer strikes with an unplayable delivery. Tosses this up, draws Gunaratne forward, but the ball dips, drifts and spins past the outside edge. Gunaratne ran forward, hoping he could get to the pitch, but the ball beats him on the outside edge. The keeper does the rest. Lovely piece of legspin bowling. 194/6
39.2 to PWH de Silva, and holes out next ball. There is clever, thinking game awareness and then there is this shot. He has just hit a six, the asking rate is around six, but he still comes down and takes on Zimbabwe's best spinner, the legbreak outside off, chipped to long-off. He didn't get to the pitch either. 224/7
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  • Zimbabwe innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 64 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Zimbabwe: 50 runs in 7.2 overs (44 balls), Extras 0
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 44 balls (H Masakadza 26, SF Mire 26, Ex 0)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory - 150 runs, 4 wickets)
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 83/1 in 16.0 overs (H Masakadza 46, CR Ervine 0)
  • H Masakadza: 50 off 58 balls (8 x 4)
  • Zimbabwe: 100 runs in 19.6 overs (120 balls), Extras 3
  • Over 21.4: Review by Zimbabwe (Batting), Umpire - Sharfuddoula, Batsman - BRM Taylor (Upheld)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 58 balls (H Masakadza 24, BRM Taylor 23, Ex 3)
  • Zimbabwe: 150 runs in 29.2 overs (176 balls), Extras 6
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 161/3 in 32.0 overs (BRM Taylor 37, Sikandar Raza 8)
  • Zimbabwe: 200 runs in 37.4 overs (226 balls), Extras 7
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 40.1 - 50.0 (Mandatory - 76 runs, 2 wickets)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 50 balls (Sikandar Raza 22, MN Waller 27, Ex 1)
  • Over 41.3: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - Sharfuddoula, Batsman - MN Waller (Struck down)
  • Sikandar Raza: 50 off 50 balls (3 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Zimbabwe: 250 runs in 46.3 overs (279 balls), Extras 12
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 34 balls (Sikandar Raza 37, PJ Moor 12, Ex 4)
  • Innings Break: Zimbabwe - 290/6 in 50.0 overs (Sikandar Raza 81, AG Cremer 0)
  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 61 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 7.3 overs (45 balls), Extras 0
  • Over 7.5: Review by Zimbabwe (Bowling), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - AD Mathews (Struck down)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory - 174 runs, 5 wickets)
  • MDKJ Perera: 50 off 32 balls (6 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 88/2 in 17.0 overs (MDKJ Perera 62, AD Mathews 13)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 64 balls (MDKJ Perera 27, AD Mathews 20, Ex 3)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 17.3 overs (106 balls), Extras 3
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 29.1 overs (177 balls), Extras 10
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 181/4 in 33.0 overs (LD Chandimal 34, DAS Gunaratne 1)
  • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 37.1 overs (225 balls), Extras 15
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 40.1 - 50.0 (Mandatory - 43 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 43.1 overs (261 balls), Extras 16
  • NLTC Perera: 50 off 29 balls (5 x 4, 2 x 6)
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Match numberODI no. 3955
Hours of play (local time)12:00 start, First Session 12.00-15.30, Interval 15.30-16.15, Second Session 16.15-19.45
Match days17 January 2018 - daynight (50-over match)
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsZimbabwe 4, Sri Lanka 0
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