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2nd ODI, Galle, Jul 2 2017, Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka
(30.1/50 ov, target 156)158/3
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets (with 119 balls remaining)
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• The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Hasaranga hat-trick, Sandakan four; Zimbabwe 155

A new-look Sri Lanka spin attack hit the ground running to dismiss Zimbabwe for 155 and set up a seven-wicket win in the second ODI in Galle

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Scorecard summary
Zimbabwe155/10(33.4 overs)
Sri Lanka158/3(30.1 overs)

3.24pm After failing to defend a target of 317 in the series opener, Sri Lanka have bounced back to level the series with a crushing win. It was set up by the two spinners - Lakshan Sandakan and debutant Wanidu Hasaranga. They befuddled Zimbabwe's batsmen with their variations. The sweeps and reverse-sweeps, which reaped rich reward on Friday, let the visitors down today. Sandakan claimed his first four-wicket haul in ODI cricket, while Hasaranga became only the third player, after Taijul Islam and Kagiso Rabada, to claim a hat-trick on ODI debut. It all seemed like a blur. Just ask Cremer's men.

Zimbabwe also have to deal with the anxiety of Chatara leaving the field because of a possible knee injury. Tharanga then anchored the chase of 156 with his third successive fifty. You can read all about that in Fidel Fernando's report, which will be updated shortly. Do stick with us for the presentations.

Sandakan, Man of the Match: The captain gave me a lot of confidence and I bowled really well. We planned to bowl a bit slower and we executed it in the middle. And well bowled to Wanidu Hasaranga who had a dream debut.

Cremer, Zimbabwe captain: We thought the wicket was a little bit different. Maybe 230 would have been a good score. It was just one of those days. Sri Lanka bowled well, credit to them, and maybe we need to look at the other options [apart from the sweep]. Like I said, 150 was not good enough on that wicket.

Mathews, Sri Lanka captain: I wouldn't call it a clinical performance. We still dropped catches. The attitude and intensity was superb, though,. We just need to regroup, and it was great effort from the boys. Sandakan was absolutely brilliant, so was Wanidu. Credit should go to the selectors to pick him. I, honestly, haven't seem him much. Chasing a modest total, is not easy if you lose a couple of wickets early on. We can't thank Upul enough. He has moved up and down the order to accommodate others. He has been an unlucky player. Can't thank him enough.

Right, the series is level at 1-1. Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did bringing it to you. Do come back for the third ODI at Hambantota on July 6. Until then, this is Deivarayan Muthu signing off on the behalf of Akshay Gopalakrishnan.

Varun: "Zimbabwe have been on the receiving end of a 'hat-trick on debut' twice now (previously against Taijul Islam)!"

Lovemore Siband: "it's impossible to sit on the fence here, Zim were completely outplayed in all departments. SL were playing around like a lion hunting down a springbok."

Eugene LaBrooy: "Can we now shake hands with Malinga and say to him, "thanks for coming" ? Or does he get another match?"

Hibshy: "Well tharanga is certainly sending a message to chandimal. Be consistent or be in the sidelines"

Samraat: "whenever gunathilaka and mendis haven't scored the runs. dickwella has scored runs. interesting. SL need to learn to click in unison though."

30.1
4
Cremer to Upul Tharanga, FOUR runs

Tharanga seals it for Sri Lanka! The series is now level at 1-1. Cremer lobs a low full-toss on middle, Tharanga brings his dexterous wrists into play, whipping it away to the left of mid-on. Sri Lankan fans go berserk in the banks of Galle

end of over 305 runs
SL: 154/3CRR: 5.13 RRR: 0.10
Upul Tharanga71 (85)
Angelo Mathews28 (35)
Ryan Burl 2-0-15-0
Graeme Cremer 9-0-42-1
29.6
1
Burl to Upul Tharanga, 1 run

looped up outside off, Tharanga presses forward, meets the pitch and caresses it to long-off

29.5
1
Burl to Angelo Mathews, 1 run

tapped down to long-on

29.4
Burl to Angelo Mathews, no run

beautiful dip and a hint of turn, Mathews dares to play across the line, against the break, and squirts a leading edge to point

29.3
1
Burl to Upul Tharanga, 1 run

full on middle and leg, driven down to long-on

29.2
1
Burl to Angelo Mathews, 1 run

higher full-toss just outside off, Mathews shovels it powerfully to long-on

29.1
1
Burl to Upul Tharanga, 1 run

low full-toss on the leg stump, serenely pushed down to long-on

end of over 2910 runs
SL: 149/3CRR: 5.13 RRR: 0.33
Upul Tharanga68 (82)
Angelo Mathews26 (32)
Graeme Cremer 9-0-42-1
Ryan Burl 1-0-10-0
28.6
1
Cremer to Upul Tharanga, 1 run

nice dip on middle, but Tharanga gets close enough to the pitch, driving a single down to long-on

28.5
4
Cremer to Upul Tharanga, FOUR runs

floated on middle and leg, Tharanga goes low and sweeps it in the air over square leg. He has kicked up a gear

28.4
4
Cremer to Upul Tharanga, FOUR runs

... and Tharanga shakes off the blow with a boundary. Full legbreak, swatted handsomely over midwicket

28.3
Cremer to Upul Tharanga, no run

Tharanga cops a glancing blow on the grille of the helmet. Bursts off the surface, turns, beats the sweep, and hits the grille

28.2
1
Cremer to Angelo Mathews, 1 run

full non-turner on off, milked down to long-off

28.1
Cremer to Angelo Mathews, no run

slower legbreak, finds turn, Mathews adjusts well and blocks it onto the pitch

end of over 2810 runs
SL: 139/3CRR: 4.96 RRR: 0.77
Upul Tharanga59 (78)
Angelo Mathews25 (30)
Ryan Burl 1-0-10-0
Graeme Cremer 8-0-32-1
27.6
4
Burl to Upul Tharanga, FOUR runs

tossed up on middle, perhaps too full. Tharanga collapses his back leg and drives it inside-out through the covers. Delightful timing, that's Tharanga at his best

27.5
Burl to Upul Tharanga, no run

floated up full on middle, pushed back

27.4
1
Burl to Angelo Mathews, 1 run

worked away through square leg

27.3
4
Burl to Angelo Mathews, FOUR runs

another low full-toss, this time to Mathews on off stump, he shovels it away in the yawning gap between midwicket and long-on

27.2
1
Burl to Upul Tharanga, 1 run

low full-toss on middle, pushed to mid-on

27.1
Burl to Upul Tharanga, no run

too full on middle, kept out

Here is Burl. He bowls legspin

end of over 272 runs
SL: 129/3CRR: 4.77 RRR: 1.17
Angelo Mathews20 (28)
Upul Tharanga54 (74)
Graeme Cremer 8-0-32-1
Sean Williams 3-0-20-0
26.6
Cremer to Angelo Mathews, no run

full and straight, Mathews answers with a dead bat

Best performances - batters
Upul Tharanga portrait
WU Tharanga SL
75 runs (86)
8 fours
0 six
Control85%
Productive shot
on drive
12 runs
1 four
0 six
7719237912
Hamilton Masakadza
H Masakadza ZIM
41 runs (56)
8 fours
0 six
Control71%
Productive shot
cut shot
11 runs
2 fours
0 six
616613900
Best performances - bowlers
Lakshan Sandakan portrait
PADLR Sandakan SL
O
10
M
0
R
52
W
4
ECO
5.2
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Wanindu Hasaranga
PWH de Silva SL
O
2.4
M
0
R
15
W
3
ECO
5.62
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Galle International Stadium
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
SeriesZimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka
Season2017
Player Of The Match
Lakshan Sandakan
Lakshan Sandakan
Series result5-match series level 1-1
Match numberODI no. 3899
Hours of play (local time)09.45 start, First Session 09.45-13.15, Interval 13.15-14.00, Second Session 14.00-17.30
Match days02 July 2017 - day (50-over match)
ODI debut
Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva
Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva
Umpires
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Nigel Llong
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Ruchira Palliyaguruge
TV Umpire
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Ian Gould
Reserve Umpire
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Ranmore Martinesz
Match Referee
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Chris Broad
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