26th Match, Group A (D/N), Pallekele, March 10, 2011, ICC Cricket World Cup
(39/50 ov, T:328) 188

Sri Lanka won by 139 runs

Player Of The Match
144 (131) & 4/4
Sri Lanka Innings
Zimbabwe Innings
Match Details
Sri Lanka  (50 ovs maximum)
Upul Tharanga c Chigumbura b Mpofu13314118217094.32
Tillakaratne Dilshan c Panyangara b Utseya144131186161109.92
Thisara Perera c Chigumbura b Price3550060.00
Mahela Jayawardene c Chakabva b Mpofu97710128.57
Kumar Sangakkara (c)†not out 117710157.14
Angelo Mathews c Chigumbura b Mpofu011000.00
Chamara Silva c Panyangara b Mpofu42210200.00
Thilan Samaraweera not out 87710114.28
Extras(b 2, lb 3, nb 1, w 9)15
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 6.54)327/6
Fall of wickets: 1-282 (Upul Tharanga, 44.4 ov), 2-289 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 45.4 ov), 3-296 (Thisara Perera, 46.3 ov), 4-300 (Mahela Jayawardene, 47.1 ov), 5-302 (Angelo Mathews, 47.3 ov), 6-308 (Chamara Silva, 47.6 ov)
Chris Mpofu706248.851610021
44.4 to WU Tharanga, falls just short of the world record for the highest opening partnership of 286, came down the track for another lofted one over extra cover, for once, it did not come off cleanly, went high in the air more than anything else, and was taken cleanly way inside the boundary, do Zimbabwe have some respite? Not. 282/1
47.1 to DPMD Jayawardene, Mahela goes now, gets outside leg and lifts a fullish slower one right to long on who takes a fine high catch. 300/4
47.3 to AD Mathews, the ball is following Elton all around, and he is not letting it down, Angelo skied it high looking for the slog over midwicket, and Chigumbura took a nice running catch diving forward. 302/5
47.6 to LPC Silva, this was coming, one more batsman falls going for the big shot, Chamara wanted to lift this full delivery over deep midwicket again, but could not get it wide of the man this time, hit it straight to him in fact. 308/6
Tinashe Panyangara605108.50136120
Ray Price914615.11296020
46.3 to NLTC Perera, Perera goes now, he went for a wild slog to a flat delivery that goes straight on, takes the outside edge, and loops high in the air for cover to take a simple catch, Price deserved a wicket. 296/3
Elton Chigumbura302006.6683000
Prosper Utseya1005015.00274010
45.4 to TM Dilshan, it's over for Dilshan now, went down the track for another big one, got too close to the ball, and lifted it miles in the air, but it came down somewhere near deep midwicket, and was taken safely, he walks back to thunderous applause, acknowledges it with a swing of his bat. 289/2
Graeme Cremer704206.00133010
Greg Lamb805106.37165010
Zimbabwe  (T: 328 runs from 50 ovs)
Brendan Taylor c Jayawardene b Mathews807210191111.11
Regis Chakabva  b Muralidaran3561833057.37
Tatenda Taibu c †Sangakkara b Mathews4680066.66
Prosper Utseya st †Sangakkara b Dilshan411210036.36
Craig Ervine lbw b Dilshan1721232080.95
Elton Chigumbura (c)c Perera b Muralidaran611210054.54
Greg Lamb c Jayawardene b Dilshan011000.00
Graeme Cremer not out 1427421051.85
Ray Price c Samaraweera b Perera1115222073.33
Tinashe Panyangara lbw b Dilshan042000.00
Chris Mpofu  b Muralidaran1540020.00
Extras(b 2, lb 2, w 12)16
TOTAL39 Ov (RR: 4.82)188
Fall of wickets: 1-116 (Regis Chakabva, 19.5 ov), 2-125 (Tatenda Taibu, 22.1 ov), 3-132 (Brendan Taylor, 24.1 ov), 4-150 (Prosper Utseya, 27.3 ov), 5-156 (Craig Ervine, 29.3 ov), 6-156 (Greg Lamb, 29.4 ov), 7-165 (Elton Chigumbura, 31.5 ov), 8-185 (Ray Price, 36.5 ov), 9-185 (Tinashe Panyangara, 37.4 ov), 10-188 (Chris Mpofu, 38.6 ov)
Lasith Malinga805106.37276070
Nuwan Kulasekara803304.12313010
Thisara Perera603315.50203100
36.5 to RW Price, Perera has removed Price with yet another short ball. Ironically, it is the first one he really caught hold of, he saw it early, waited for it and swatted it powerfully, but straight to the man at deep square leg. 185/8
Muthiah Muralidaran903433.77282000
19.5 to RW Chakabva, Murali works his magic, the doosra gets Chakabva, almost the perfect delivery, tossed up and pitched around off stump on a length, drew the batsman forward, and just moved past his forward push to hit off stump, that will do, Sri Lanka have the breakthrough, after ages. 116/1
31.5 to E Chigumbura, Sri Lanka have held on, another one goes, it was Perera on the deep square leg boundary, Elton went down to a full delivery and belted it off the middle of the bat, but his sweep went in the air straight to Perera, who tumbled forward but held on to the bat. 165/7
38.6 to CB Mpofu, aha, so what if the replays don't vindicate you. Murali decides to do it all by himself, lands the doosra outside leg stump and turns it around to hit the timber as Mopfu sweeps and misses. The wizard has finished his final game at home with a wicket. Sri Lanka are the first team to enter the quarters of World Cup 2011.. 188/10
Angelo Mathews502925.80123000
22.1 to T Taibu, Kumar Sangakkara, what a catch, superlative, he was initially moving to the leg side as this one was angled in to the batsman, it straightened around middle stump, Taibu had no chance with it, he edged it, and the ball was dying to the right of Sanga, who stopped his movement in the opposite direction, and went diving to take it inches from the ground. 125/2
24.1 to BRM Taylor, and strikes right away, it is the big fish, it was the slower one, the angle and the fuller length lured Taylor into going for the lofted shot over midwicket, but he ended up hitting it straight to the man in the end, Taylor is disgusted with his shot as he walks back. 132/3
Tillakaratne Dilshan31441.33150000
27.3 to P Utseya, Sanga appeared to have messed the stumping, Dilshan managed to draw Utseya out of the crease, and then got it to go straight on past the bat, Sanga fluffed the take, somehow the ball managed to deflect on to the stumps, and the off bail was dislodged before Utseya got back, as the replays confirm after a confident Sanga appealed. 150/4
29.3 to CR Ervine, Dilshan can do no wrong today, fires one in from round the stumps, and gets it to strike him on the pads as he misses the sweep, that straightened neatly, umpire Erasmus gave the decision in Dilshan's favour after a fervent appeal, Zimbabwe went for the review, that was hitting middle, and Ervine has to walk back. 156/5
29.4 to GA Lamb, Mahela, what a ripper, Dilshan is all over Zimbabwe, this one doesn't turn as he goes forward pushing inside the line, the edge flies between keeper and slip, from where Mahela puts out his left hand in a reflex motion, and pouches the blinder, two in two for Dilshan. 156/6
37.4 to T Panyangara, 4 for 4 and a century. Dilshan is unstoppable today. Lovely delivery, the slider than lands on a length around off and shoots through. Panyangara was groping inside the line, expecting an offie. No luck, the ball darts past the outside edge and hits him plumb in front. No need to review those.. 185/9
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TossZimbabwe, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka
Tillakaratne Dilshan
Match numberODI no. 3125
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 March 2011 - daynight (50-over match)
South Africa
Marais Erasmus
Nigel Llong
TV Umpire
New Zealand
Tony Hill
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka
Ranmore Martinesz
Match Referee
Chris Broad
PointsSri Lanka 2, Zimbabwe 0
  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 77 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 6.3 overs (39 balls), Extras 1
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 39 balls (WU Tharanga 20, TM Dilshan 29, Ex 1)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 11.1 - 16.0 (Bowling side - 15 runs, 0 wicket)
  • TM Dilshan: 50 off 43 balls (8 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 16.1 overs (97 balls), Extras 3
  • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 97 balls (WU Tharanga 39, TM Dilshan 61, Ex 3)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 106/0 in 17.0 overs (WU Tharanga 40, TM Dilshan 63)
  • WU Tharanga: 50 off 67 balls (6 x 4)
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 25.4 overs (154 balls), Extras 4
  • 1st Wicket: 150 runs in 154 balls (WU Tharanga 61, TM Dilshan 85, Ex 4)
  • TM Dilshan: 100 off 95 balls (12 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 33.4 overs (202 balls), Extras 6
  • 1st Wicket: 200 runs in 202 balls (WU Tharanga 82, TM Dilshan 112, Ex 6)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 217/0 in 36.0 overs (WU Tharanga 93, TM Dilshan 116)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 40.1 - 45.0 (Batting side - 51 runs, 1 wicket)
  • WU Tharanga: 100 off 122 balls (12 x 4)
  • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 41.3 overs (249 balls), Extras 8
  • 1st Wicket: 250 runs in 249 balls (WU Tharanga 114, TM Dilshan 128, Ex 8)
  • Sri Lanka: 300 runs in 46.6 overs (283 balls), Extras 11
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 327/6 in 50.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 11, TT Samaraweera 8)
  • Zimbabwe innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 57 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Zimbabwe: 50 runs in 9.1 overs (55 balls), Extras 9
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 55 balls (BRM Taylor 27, RW Chakabva 16, Ex 9)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0 (Bowling side - 31 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Over 11.3: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - BRM Taylor (Struck down)
  • BRM Taylor: 50 off 39 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Zimbabwe: 100 runs in 16.4 overs (100 balls), Extras 11
  • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 100 balls (BRM Taylor 59, RW Chakabva 31, Ex 11)
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 103/0 in 17.0 overs (BRM Taylor 60, RW Chakabva 32)
  • Zimbabwe: 150 runs in 27.2 overs (164 balls), Extras 11
  • Over 29.3: Review by Zimbabwe (Batting), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - CR Ervine (Struck down)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 31.1 - 36.0 (Batting side - 20 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 165/7 in 31.5 overs (AG Cremer 7)
  • Over 38.5: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - NJ Llong, Batsman - CB Mpofu (Struck down)
  • Attendance - 30,000
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