1st Match, Group C (N), Hambantota, September 18, 2012, ICC World Twenty20
(17.3/20 ov, T:183) 100

Sri Lanka won by 82 runs

Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka Innings
Zimbabwe Innings
Match Details
Sri Lanka  (20 ovs maximum)
Dilshan Munaweera run out (Mpofu/†Taylor)1719333089.47
Tillakaratne Dilshan c †Taylor b Cremer39284950139.28
Mahela Jayawardene (c)run out (Waller/Cremer)1318221072.22
Kumar Sangakkara run out (Waller/†Taylor)44264821169.23
Jeevan Mendis not out 43304141143.33
Thisara Perera not out 62201300.00
Extras(b 4, lb 6, nb 3, w 7)20
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 9.10)182/4
Fall of wickets: 1-54 (Dilshan Munaweera, 6.3 ov), 2-75 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 9.5 ov), 3-82 (Mahela Jayawardene, 11.3 ov), 4-176 (Kumar Sangakkara, 19.4 ov)
Kyle Jarvis403107.7593011
Brian Vitori302709.0062031
Prosper Utseya402506.25102020
Chris Mpofu4049012.2535200
Graeme Cremer402716.7562001
9.5 to TM Dilshan, Cremer has come back well from that wicket off a no-ball with a quick delivery. Dilshan tries to cut it, there seems to be a noise, and Zimbabwe are pretty certain they have Dilshan caught at the wicket. The umpire takes his time before raising the wicket, and neither batsman looks happy with the decision. 75/2
Elton Chigumbura1013013.0021110
Zimbabwe  (T: 183 runs from 20 ovs)
Hamilton Masakadza  b BAW Mendis2023363086.95
Vusi Sibanda  b BAW Mendis1116231068.75
Brendan Taylor (c)†st †Sangakkara b BAW Mendis013000.00
Elton Chigumbura  b BAW Mendis19193611100.00
Craig Ervine st †Sangakkara b BMAJ Mendis1013140176.92
Malcolm Waller lbw b BMAJ Mendis021000.00
Graeme Cremer  b BMAJ Mendis1720222085.00
Prosper Utseya c Jayawardene b BAW Mendis1240050.00
Kyle Jarvis lbw b BAW Mendis031000.00
Brian Vitori not out 74900175.00
Chris Mpofu c sub (LD Chandimal) b Malinga025000.00
Extras(lb 9, w 6)15
TOTAL17.3 Ov (RR: 5.71)100
Fall of wickets: 1-37 (Vusi Sibanda, 5.3 ov), 2-37 (Brendan Taylor, 5.4 ov), 3-43 (Hamilton Masakadza, 7.2 ov), 4-58 (Craig Ervine, 10.3 ov), 5-58 (Malcolm Waller, 10.5 ov), 6-80 (Elton Chigumbura, 13.6 ov), 7-87 (Prosper Utseya, 15.1 ov), 8-87 (Kyle Jarvis, 15.4 ov), 9-93 (Graeme Cremer, 16.5 ov), 10-100 (Chris Mpofu, 17.3 ov)
Nuwan Kulasekara301605.33102010
Lasith Malinga2.302018.0082000
17.3 to CB Mpofu, slower ball, too good form Mpofu as he lobs it to mid-off while backing away. 100/10
Ajantha Mendis42862.00201000
5.3 to V Sibanda, and it takes Mendis three balls to strike. And this is his favourite way of striking. Length ball, on middle, Sibanda plays for the angle, the ball holds its line enough to beat him, and strike the middle stump. Welcome back, Ajantha. 37/1
5.4 to BRM Taylor, and he is done in by the carrom ball first ball. On a length, on off, Taylor plays for a straightish delivery, and the turns goes past him. Sanga is pretty sure he has got him stumped. Replays show Taylor has lifted the foot during the exact second that Sanga flicks the bails off. That's gone for mine, but he might just get the benefit of the doubt as he lifted the bat only for a brief second. Thankfully the bowler prevails. 37/2
7.2 to H Masakadza, googly there. This is not an offbreak, mind you. this is bowled from the back of the hand. Masakadza thinks he has picked a carrom ball, and plays for the turn away. The ball, however, comes back in from outside off, and bursts through the gate. Mr Mendis, we have been expecting you. 43/3
13.6 to E Chigumbura, Mendis has four for the fourth time in his career. And three of them bowled. This looks like a googly too. Full, pitched just outside off, Chigumbura plays for the turn away, and the ball sneaks through to hit off. 80/6
15.1 to P Utseya, Can he ever? Tossed up putside off, making the tailender drive, the ball turns away a little, and the edge goes into the lap of Mahela at slip. That's Mendis second five-for in Twenty20 Internationals. 87/7
15.4 to KM Jarvis, that's best bowling figures in all T20 internationals, beating Mendis's own 6 for 16. This is a googly, and as alien to Jarvis as Persian. Short of a length, pitched outside off, beats his bat by a mile, and traps him smack in front. 87/8
Angelo Mathews20703.5070010
Thisara Perera201608.0041100
Jeevan Mendis402436.00141130
10.3 to CR Ervine, googly, doesn't read it, makes room to drive, misses by a mile, and he has overbalanced. Sanga stumps him, and doesn't even feel the need to appeal. Ervine doesn't walk, Sanga appeals, and the replay shows his foot in the air. Zimbabwe have no answer for the Mendises tonight. 58/4
10.5 to MN Waller, J Mendis gets two in his first over too. That might seal his MOM, And it's a googly here, and Chigumbura is deep in his crease, and is hit in front. 58/5
16.5 to AG Cremer, natural variation for Mendis. Flighted legbreak, Cremer has read this right, but the ball doesn't turn enough, and squeezes through the gap between pad and bat to hit the middle stump. 93/9
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Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota
TossZimbabwe, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka
Ajantha Mendis
Match numberT20I no. 263
Hours of play (local time)19.30 start, First Session 19.30-20.50, Interval 20.50-21.10, Second Session 21.10-22.30
Match days18 September 2012 - night (20-over match)
T20I debut
Dilshan Munaweera
Dilshan Munaweera
Brian Vitori
Brian Vitori
Ian Gould
Rod Tucker
TV Umpire
Richard Kettleborough
Reserve Umpire
Steve Davis
Match Referee
New Zealand
Jeff Crowe
PointsSri Lanka 2, Zimbabwe 0
  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 53 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 5.6 overs (36 balls), Extras 7
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 36 balls (EMDY Munaweera 17, TM Dilshan 29, Ex 7)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 13.5 overs (84 balls), Extras 8
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 29 balls (KC Sangakkara 15, BMAJ Mendis 34, Ex 1)
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 17.6 overs (110 balls), Extras 14
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 182/4 in 20.0 overs (BMAJ Mendis 43, NLTC Perera 6)
  • Zimbabwe innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 39 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Zimbabwe: 50 runs in 9.4 overs (58 balls), Extras 11
  • Zimbabwe: 100 runs in 17.2 overs (104 balls), Extras 15
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