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12th Match, Pool A, Dunedin, February 22, 2015, ICC Cricket World Cup
(48.2/50 ov, T:233) 236/6

Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
100 (120)
Afghanistan Innings
Sri Lanka Innings
Match Flow
Afghanistan  (50 ovs maximum)
c Herath b Lakmal24234140104.34
c Thirimanne b Mathews1030341033.33
c Mendis b Herath5457805194.73
c Mathews b Perera3870935054.28
b Malinga2127342177.77
c Perera b Lakmal1015280166.66
c Herath b Malinga1938651050.00
c Lakmal b Malinga2832391287.50
b Mathews4551080.00
c Mendis b Mathews012000.00
not out 11500100.00
Extras(lb 6, nb 1, w 16)23
TOTAL49.4 Ov (RR: 4.67, 213 Mins)232
Fall of wickets: 1-34 (Nawroz Mangal, 8.1 ov), 2-40 (Javed Ahmadi, 9.4 ov), 3-128 (Asghar Afghan, 27.1 ov), 4-157 (Samiullah Shinwari, 32.5 ov), 5-169 (Mohammad Nabi, 35.4 ov), 6-175 (Najibullah Zadran, 38.1 ov), 7-221 (Mirwais Ashraf, 47.4 ov), 8-227 (Dawlat Zadran, 48.5 ov), 9-227 (Hamid Hassan, 48.6 ov), 10-232 (Afsar Zazai, 49.4 ov)
35.4 to Mohammad Nabi, Nabi temporarily forgets who he is facing off too as he attempts another midwicket heave, but plays down the wrong line as the ball collides into the leg stump after he went through with the stroke. The skipper has to go as Afghanistan teeter every so delicately on 169 for 5. 169/5
47.4 to Mirwais Ashraf, another slow delivery which this time falls in the general vicinity of a fielder as Mirwais top-edges this attempted pull to hole out directly at long leg. Afghanistan seven down now with not too many deliveries to face in the innings. 221/7
49.4 to Afsar Zazai, and the innings comes to a close just a few balls before the quota as Zazai, looking for quick runs, ends up holing out to the slip who has to back away a couple of faces after the mis-timed slog didn't quite come off. Herath takes the catch comfortably. 232/10
9.4 to Javed Ahmadi, short delivery which cramps Ahmadi for space as he looks to pull this one away through midwicket, but really was in no position to execute the stroke as this ends up going off the top-edge high towards midwicket, who is able to safely get under it in the end. Ahmadi is disgusted with himself as he storms off the pitch. 40/2
38.1 to Najibullah Zadran, sent soaring high in the air by Zadran, as he attempted to go down the ground, with Perera taking the catch somewhere near the non-striker's. Another blow as we head into the business end of the innings. 175/6
8.1 to Nawroz Mangal, and straightaway he does the damage as he delivers this military medium-paced delivery on off which is chipped straight to silly mid-off, who takes a simple catch. 34/1
48.5 to Dawlat Zadran, Mathews strikes timber as Dawlat's brief stay comes to a close as he plays all around this fuller one on the stumps, with the ball taking care of the rest. 227/8
48.6 to Hamid Hassan, Mathews on a hat-trick next game as Zazai has to go now after failing to clear midwicket with this lusty blow, instead hitting it straight up in the air, with Jeevan running hard over on the leg side to settle under it. 227/9
32.5 to Samiullah Shinwari, Thisara gets some reward with plugging away at this line outside of off as Shenwari ends up throwing it away with a hard slap to mid-off, who takes it comfortably at stomach-height. 157/4
27.1 to Asghar Afghan, advances down the track to try and hammer Herath over cow corner, but doesn't quite middle it so as he ends up holing out to the fielder in the deep. Ends a spirited knock from the Afghanistan batsman, who has played a wonderful hand for his team. 128/3
Sri Lanka  (T: 233 runs from 50 ovs)
lbw b Dawlat Zadran011000.00
c †Afsar Zazai b Shapoor Zadran017000.00
b Hamid Hassan713281053.84
c Nawroz Mangal b Hamid Hassan2332473071.87
c Nawroz Mangal b Hamid Hassan1001201488183.33
run out (Mohammad Nabi)44811152054.32
not out 917390052.94
not out 47263261180.76
Extras(lb 2, nb 1, w 3)6
TOTAL48.2 Ov (RR: 4.88, 208 Mins)236/6
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 0.1 ov), 2-2 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 1.2 ov), 3-18 (Kumar Sangakkara, 5.3 ov), 4-51 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 11.6 ov), 5-177 (Angelo Mathews, 40.3 ov), 6-178 (Mahela Jayawardene, 41.2 ov)
0.1 to HDRL Thirimanne, and what a way to get Afghanistan off and rocking as he delivers a full delivery on the pads which strikes Lahiru in line. The keeper and slips know he is gone right away as the umpire doesn't hesitate to raise the finger. This was definitely in line, and hitting the back pad. 0/1
1.2 to TM Dilshan, Shapoor is the man in Dunedin. Gets across a back of a length delivery at good pace, and carry off the deck. Dilshan, facing his very first ball, ends up tickling an edge to the keeper after this bounced a little more on him than he expected. Both openers in the shed with just eight deliveries bowled in the innings. Afghanistan off to a fantastic start!. 2/2
5.3 to KC Sangakkara, breaks through Sangakkara's defence as Hamid Hassan has set the University Oval on fire! The Big Kahuna falls as he is beaten through the gate to this one swinging in from wide of off, with Hamid Hassan putting in a rather awkward cartwheel to finish off the celebrations. 18/3
11.6 to FDM Karunaratne, Hamid Hassan is producing the good as he gets Dimuth to go after a length delivery outside of off which catches the outside edge to provide a straightforward chance to the slip, who is able to complete the catch after fumbling the first take. Hassan gets down on one knee and looks to the heavens, almost Freddie-Flintoff style. Sri Lanka four down and in a world of trouble. 51/4
41.2 to DPMD Jayawardene, Hassan is the man with the golden gun as he has managed to prise out the wicket all of Afghanistan would have wanted. Gets Mahela to flick at this back of a length through third man aerially, with this hit well enough to fly comfortably to third man in the deep, who takes it safely. Big, big blow as Hassan falls to his feet and then looks to the heavens once more. Afghanistan back into this I reckon, but Sri Lanka still ahead on the equation. 178/6
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  • Afghanistan innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 40 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Afghanistan: 50 runs in 11.5 overs (71 balls), Extras 2
  • Drinks: Afghanistan - 73/2 in 17.0 overs (Asghar Stanikzai 24, Samiullah Shenwari 12)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 69 balls (Asghar Stanikzai 34, Samiullah Shenwari 15, Ex 1)
  • Afghanistan: 100 runs in 21.3 overs (129 balls), Extras 8
  • Over 22.4: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - CB Gaffaney, Batsman - Samiullah Shenwari (Struck down)
  • Asghar Stanikzai: 50 off 50 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Afghanistan: 150 runs in 32.1 overs (194 balls), Extras 13
  • Drinks: Afghanistan - 157/4 in 32.5 overs (Mohammad Nabi 18)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 10 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Afghanistan: 200 runs in 45.1 overs (272 balls), Extras 21
  • Innings Break: Afghanistan - 232/10 in 49.4 overs (Shapoor Zadran 1)
  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 35 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 11.5 overs (71 balls), Extras 1
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 63/4 in 16.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 27, AD Mathews 4)
  • DPMD Jayawardene: 50 off 67 balls (5 x 4)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 26.3 overs (160 balls), Extras 3
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 89 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 33, AD Mathews 16, Ex 2)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 147/4 in 35.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 81, AD Mathews 32)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 28 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 35.3 overs (214 balls), Extras 4
  • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 144 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 64, AD Mathews 33, Ex 3)
  • Over 39.1: Review by Afghanistan (Bowling), Umpire - CB Gaffaney, Batsman - DPMD Jayawardene (Struck down)
  • DPMD Jayawardene: 100 off 118 balls (8 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 45.2 overs (273 balls), Extras 4
  • Over 47.1: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - CB Gaffaney, Batsman - BMAJ Mendis (Upheld)
  • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 39 balls (BMAJ Mendis 9, NLTC Perera 41, Ex 0)
  • Attendance: 2,711
University Oval, Dunedin
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Match numberODI no. 3609
Hours of play (local time)11.00 start, First Session 11.00-14.30 Interval 14.30-15.15, Second Session 15.15-18.45
Match days22 February 2015 - day (50-over match)
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PointsSri Lanka 2, Afghanistan 0
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