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8th Super, East London, March 15, 2003, ICC World Cup
(41.5/50 ov, T:257) 182

Sri Lanka won by 74 runs

Player Of The Match
103* (127)
Sri Lanka Innings
Zimbabwe Innings
Match Flow
Sri Lanka  (50 ovs maximum)
Marvan Atapattu not out 1031272077081.10
Sanath Jayasuriya (c)c †Taibu b Streak2244542050.00
Avishka Gunawardene c & b Marillier4162702066.12
Aravinda de Silva c †Taibu b Ervine2531342080.64
Kumar Sangakkara c GW Flower b Streak35253240140.00
Russel Arnold c GW Flower b Hondo1360033.33
Chaminda Vaas not out 1181110137.50
Extras(lb 3, w 15)18
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 5.12, 208 Mins)256/5
Fall of wickets: 1-41 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 12.2 ov), 2-124 (Avishka Gunawardene, 30.2 ov), 3-175 (Aravinda de Silva, 40.2 ov), 4-227 (Kumar Sangakkara, 46.4 ov), 5-233 (Russel Arnold, 47.4 ov)
Heath Streak1004024.00343000
12.2 to ST Jayasuriya, gone! short delivery on the middle and off stump line, moving away from the left hander, Jayasuriya tries to run it down to the third-man region but only manages to get a faint touch and the ball finds Taibu behind the stumps. 41/1
46.4 to KC Sangakkara, gone! low fulltoss on the middle and leg stump line, Sangakkara tires it loft over the mid-wicket fielder but misses, ball takes the leading edge and balloons up over the square leg fielder, Grant Flower runs back, dives and catches it. 227/4
Andy Blignaut804005.00275040
Travis Friend201306.5020010
Douglas Hondo503617.2071020
47.4 to RP Arnold, slower delivery on the middle and angling across the left hander, Arnold didn't pick it up and in the end plays it straight down the throat of Grant Flower at point, Douglas Hondo gets his first wicket. 233/5
Grant Flower1004404.40262010
Dougie Marillier1004314.30293000
30.2 to DA Gunawardene, flighted delivery outside the leg stump, Gunawardene moves away and tires to play it to the off side but only manages to mis-hit it back to the bowler, Marillier makes no mistake and Sri Lanka are two down!. 124/2
Stuart Matsikenyeri201306.5041010
Sean Ervine302418.0073020
40.2 to PA de Silva, good length delivery touch outside the off stump, Aravinda tries to run it down fine but manages only a faint edge, Taibu standing up takes a superb catch, Ervine strikes in his first over!. 175/3
Zimbabwe  (T: 257 runs from 50 ovs)
Craig Wishart  b Jayasuriya4371844060.56
Dougie Marillier c Jayasuriya b Gunaratne19142420135.71
Travis Friend  b Gunaratne21202340105.00
Andy Flower lbw b de Silva3851631074.50
Grant Flower c & b Jayasuriya3152854059.61
Tatenda Taibu  b Muralidaran210160020.00
Andy Blignaut c de Silva b Fernando1560020.00
Sean Ervine  b Vaas1219261063.15
Heath Streak (c)c Atapattu b Jayasuriya2770028.57
Stuart Matsikenyeri not out 1370033.33
Douglas Hondo  b Vaas023000.00
Extras(lb 5, nb 3, w 4)12
TOTAL41.5 Ov (RR: 4.35, 172 Mins)182
Fall of wickets: 1-36 (Dougie Marillier, 5.2 ov), 2-68 (Travis Friend, 11.3 ov), 3-111 (Craig Wishart, 21.3 ov), 4-140 (Andy Flower, 28.3 ov), 5-150 (Tatenda Taibu, 32.1 ov), 6-151 (Andy Blignaut, 33.2 ov), 7-178 (Sean Ervine, 39.2 ov), 8-181 (Heath Streak, 40.4 ov), 9-181 (Grant Flower, 40.6 ov), 10-182 (Douglas Hondo, 41.5 ov)
Chaminda Vaas9.504624.67416003
39.2 to SM Ervine, Bowled'm!!! Plays a careless shot, across the line, makes no contact with the ball, and Ervine hears the rattling sound of stumps being hit.. 178/7
41.5 to DT Hondo, Bowled'm!!! All over! Fires it in full, a good yorker does the trick.. 182/10
Pulasthi Gunaratne703324.71265000
5.2 to DA Marillier, on the middle and off stump line, Marillier comes down the track, doesn't get to the pitch of the delivery but goes through with his shot and ends up skying it towards the mid-off region, Jayasuriya gets under it and makes no mistake. 36/1
11.3 to TJ Friend, gone! pitched up delivery on the middle, Friend tries to play across the line but misses, ball crashes into the wood work and Gunaratne gets his second wicket. 68/2
Aravinda de Silva913614.00251010
28.3 to A Flower, quicker delivery, on the off and spinning in, the ball takes the inside edge and crashes into the pad, huge appeal and the umpire raises his finger! unfortunate end to the great man's last International innings. 140/4
Muthiah Muralidaran702213.14272000
32.1 to T Taibu, flighted delivery on the off, came in sharply, Taibu had no clue what to do and in the end plays a nothing shot, ball goes past the bat and crashes into the stumps, Muralitharan gets his first wicket!. 150/5
Sanath Jayasuriya603035.00151010
21.3 to CB Wishart, good length delivery on the middle, Wishart moves away and tries to play it but misses the target by miles, ball crashes into the furniture, Jayasuriya strikes!. 111/3
40.4 to HH Streak, Gone! This is game-set-match for Sri Lanka, dances down the track and lofts it towards long-on, Atapattu charges in from the ropes, takes a good catch.. 181/8
40.6 to GW Flower, Got'm!!! Good return catch! Flower charges down the track - hits the ball in the air just to the left of Jayasuriya, the Sri Lankan skipper takes a tumbling catch to his left, ninth wicket down.. 181/9
Dilhara Fernando301013.33121000
33.2 to AM Blignaut, fulltoss on the off, hit straight to Aravinda de Silva at short cover, Fernando strikes in his first over!. 151/6
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  • 4th (reserve) umpire: SJA Taufel (Aus)
  • Sri Lanka 50 off 87 balls in 63 mins
  • 50 partnership, Gunawardene 25 Atapattu 23 off 57 balls in 46 mins
  • Sri Lanka 100 off 145 balls in 105 mins
  • Atapattu 50 off 69 balls in 115 Mins
  • Sri Lanka 150 off 224 Balls in 146 mins
  • 50 Partnership Atapattu 24 & De Silva 25 off 59 balls in 32 mins
  • Sri Lanka 200 off 274 balls in 178 mins
  • 50 Partnership Sangakkara 34 & Atapattu 11 off 39 balls in 30 mins
  • Atapattu 100 125 balls in 205 mins
  • Sri Lanka 250 off 309 balls in 206 mins
  • Zimbabwe 50 off 53 balls in 35 mins
  • Zimbabwe 100 off 110 balls in 72 mins
  • Zimbabwe 150 off 195 balls in 123 mins
Buffalo Park, East London
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka
Marvan Atapattu
Match numberODI no. 1989
Match daysday (50-over match)
TV Umpire
Match Referee
PointsSri Lanka 4, Zimbabwe 0
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