result
3rd Qualifying Match (D/N), Ahmedabad, Oct 10 2006, ICC Champions Trophy
(42.3/50 ov, target 286)141
Sri Lanka won by 144 runs
Player Of The Match
110 (130)
upul-tharanga
15y
• The Bulletin by S Rajesh

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.

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Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka285/7(50 overs)
Zimbabwe141/10(42.3 overs)

So Sri Lanka make it two out of two in the Champions Trophy and are virtually assured of moving into the main section of the tournament. It still has to be settled but Sri Lanka have found some useful practice in these early matches.

The hightlight of the match was the batting of Upul Tharanga and Kumar Sangakkara. Tharanga made his second century in two matches before the Sri Lankan seamers ran through the Zimbabwean top order.

The next match is tomorrow between West Indies and Bangladesh and you can catch live coverage here on Cricinfo. We hope you have enjoyed today's match and from me, Andrew McGlashan, and Jenny Thompson it's goodbye for now and thanks for following the match with us.

42.3
W
Malinga to Mupariwa, OUT

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

Tawanda Mupariwa b Malinga 20 (68m 67b 2x4 0x6) SR: 29.85
42.2
4
Malinga to Mupariwa, FOUR runs

hold onto your hats folks, it's a boundary! A thick edge flies over the slips and down to third man

42.1
Malinga to Mupariwa, no run

tries to give himself room again, doesn't time the ball and goes to mid off

end of over 421 run
ZIM: 137/9CRR: 3.26 RRR: 18.62
Tafadzwa Kamungozi0 (10)
Tawanda Mupariwa16 (64)
Dilhara Fernando 9-1-28-2
Lasith Malinga 9-0-21-2
41.6
Fernando to Kamungozi, no run

goes for a drive, misses, and the rather turgid end to this match continues

41.5
Fernando to Kamungozi, no run

draws the bat inside the line and the ball goes over the stumps

41.4
Fernando to Kamungozi, no run

all defence from Kamungozi who is still looking for his first international run

41.3
1
Fernando to Mupariwa, 1 run

gives himself room and crunches this towards mid off who runs round and keeps it to a single

41.2
Fernando to Mupariwa, no run

gets this yorker on target but it is well dug out

41.1
Fernando to Mupariwa, no run

this one slips out and goes on the full toss past the stumps

end of over 412 runs
ZIM: 136/9CRR: 3.31 RRR: 16.66
Tafadzwa Kamungozi0 (7)
Tawanda Mupariwa15 (61)
Lasith Malinga 9-0-21-2
Muthiah Muralidaran 10-2-20-2
40.6
Malinga to Kamungozi, no run

attempted yorker, hits the boot but drifting down the leg side

40.5
Malinga to Kamungozi, no run

inswinger and defended from the crease

40.4
Malinga to Kamungozi, no run

outside off stump and left to the keeper

40.3
1
Malinga to Mupariwa, 1 run

gets bat onto this one and they scamper a single

40.3
1w
Malinga to Mupariwa, 1 wide

very wide outside off stump

40.2
Malinga to Mupariwa, no run

strikes the pads but going well down the leg side

40.1
Malinga to Mupariwa, no run

short, on the off stump and zips past the edge

Thanks Jen, well it hasn't been the most thrilling of innings and Sri Lanka will hope to wrap this up very quickly&

end of over 40Wicket maiden
ZIM: 134/9CRR: 3.35 RRR: 15.20
Tafadzwa Kamungozi0 (4)
Tawanda Mupariwa14 (58)
Muthiah Muralidaran 10-2-20-2
Lasith Malinga 8-0-19-2

That's the end of my stint - and now I will pass over to the delighted and delightful Andrew who is waiting to tell you about the end of the match

39.6
Murali to Kamungozi, no run

and that's defended to end the over

39.5
Murali to Kamungozi, no run

how did that miss? It just went through straight

39.4
Murali to Kamungozi, no run

there was some bat on that one, but that just evades the man in short on the off-side

39.3
Murali to Kamungozi, no run

that pops up a little bit

Best performances - batters
Upul Tharanga portrait
WU Tharanga SL
110 runs (130)
13 fours
1 six
Control78%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
52 runs
7 fours
1 six
1514124142139
Kumar Sangakkara portrait
KC Sangakkara SL
80 runs (86)
7 fours
0 six
Control90%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
20 runs
1 four
0 six
15346194326
Best performances - bowlers
Lasith Malinga portrait
SL Malinga SL
O
9.3
M
0
R
25
W
3
ECO
2.63
Muttiah Muralitharan portrait
M Muralitharan SL
O
10
M
2
R
20
W
2
ECO
2
Match details
Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
SeriesICC Champions TrophySri Lanka tour of India
Season2006/07
Player Of The Match
Upul Tharanga
Upul Tharanga
Match numberODI no. 2425
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 days10 October 2006 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
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Aleem Dar
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Asad Rauf
TV Umpire
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Rudi Koertzen
Reserve Umpire
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Mark Benson
Match Referee
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Jeff Crowe
PointsSri Lanka 2, Zimbabwe 0
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