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5th ODI, Hambantota, July 10, 2017, Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka
(38.1/50 ov, T:204) 204/7

Zimbabwe won by 3 wickets (with 71 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
27* (27) & 3/21
Player Of The Series
258 runs
Sri Lanka Innings
Zimbabwe Innings
Match Flow
Sri Lanka  (50 ovs maximum)
c †Moor b Chatara3840037.50
lbw b Williams52861305060.46
c Cremer b Sikandar Raza18140012.50
b Sikandar Raza69161066.66
c Masakadza b Cremer2447554051.06
not out 59811164072.83
c Cremer b Sikandar Raza055000.00
b Cremer551010100.00
c Musakanda b Waller720240035.00
not out 1931361061.29
Extras(b 4, lb 7, w 16)27
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 4.06, 209 Mins)203/8
Did not bat:
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Niroshan Dickwella, 1.2 ov), 2-13 (Kusal Mendis, 4.1 ov), 3-31 (Upul Tharanga, 8.2 ov), 4-78 (Angelo Mathews, 20.4 ov), 5-119 (Danushka Gunathilaka, 31.5 ov), 6-120 (Wanindu Hasaranga, 32.5 ov), 7-126 (Nuwan Kulasekara, 34.2 ov), 8-153 (Akila Dananjaya, 41.1 ov)
4.1 to BKG Mendis, oh, dear, Mendis! Advances down the track to meet the pitch of this delivery. And of all the places in the leg side field, he drills it straight into the hands of straightish midwicket. Kudos to Raza for inviting the batsman to come forward by boldly pitching it up. 13/2
8.2 to WU Tharanga, goodness, what a delivery! That's a beauty from Raza. It's a dream delivery for an offspinner. Loops up a length ball that pitches on middle and draws Tharanga forward. Rips past the outside edge and so sharp is the turn that it only takes out the outside part of off-stump. In-form batsman sent back, Sri Lanka firmly on the backfoot now. 31/3
32.5 to PW Hasaranga, this is a superb catch at midwicket. The ball stops on him. This was a touch short, he rocked back to whip this away but couldn't keep it down. Had already committed to the stroke and ended up punching it to the fielder, who dived forward to complete the catch. Sri Lanka in real trouble. 120/6
1.2 to N Dickwella, Dickwella makes the mistake of sticking his bat out outside off and has paid the ultimate price. Just back of a length, in the corridor of uncertainty, and Dickwella sends a clear edge in the way of the wicketkeeper. Early breakthrough for Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka pushed on the backfoot early. 3/1
20.4 to AD Mathews, shot of the morning followed by a ball that would've got most top order batsmen out. Mathews is drawn forward by the length. This was nicely tossed up, the ball drifted away a touch and then spun away. Mathews stabbed at the ball, which means he went at it with hard hands, and the thick edge flew low to the right of the slip fielder, who stayed nice and low and moved as the ball descended to pluck off a stunning catch. There was some doubt for a while regarding the catch itself, but Mathews was happy to walk off as Masakadza told him he had taken it cleanly. Good to see. Sri Lanka are in trouble. 78/4
34.2 to KMDN Kulasekara, was that a googly from Cremer? Yes,it was. Kulasekara does not pick it at all, pushes forward to play for the turn as the ball pitches outside off, ends up leaving daylight between bat and pad as the ball sneaks through to rattle the top of off. Sri Lanka's last recognised pair has been split up. 126/7
31.5 to MD Gunathilaka, plumb in front. Makes the cardinal sin of playing back to a full delivery that drifted away from around the stumps. The only bone of contention was if it pitched outside leg. No, it didn't. This one spun back in just a wee bit to beat his flick. Would've smashed into the stumps.. 119/5
41.1 to A Dananjaya, oh, what a catch! That's a blinder by Musakanda at point. It was short and wide and to be fair to Dananjaya, he gave it exactly the treatment it deserved and flays a cut powerfully off the backfoot. But what do you know? Musakanda takes flight at point, flings himself full-length to his right and sticks his right hand out to pluck a stunner. 153/8
Zimbabwe  (T: 204 runs from 50 ovs)
c Kulasekara b Malinga73861099184.88
b Gunaratne43325952134.37
c Hasaranga b Dananjaya3749814075.51
lbw b Dananjaya26130033.33
c Mendis b Dananjaya2770028.57
not out 27275012100.00
c & b Malinga13130033.33
c Mendis b Dananjaya1780014.28
not out 1113170084.61
Extras(lb 2, nb 1, w 4)7
TOTAL38.1 Ov (RR: 5.34, 182 Mins)204/7
Fall of wickets: 1-92 (Solomon Mire, 14.2 ov), 2-137 (Hamilton Masakadza, 23.6 ov), 3-148 (Craig Ervine, 26.3 ov), 4-152 (Sean Williams, 28.4 ov), 5-165 (Tarisai Musakanda, 30.5 ov), 6-172 (Malcolm Waller, 33.2 ov), 7-175 (Peter Moor, 34.4 ov)
23.6 to H Masakadza, it's taken a superb catch by Kulasekara at mid-off to end Masakadza's party. Looks to loft this over mid-off but this was the slower ball, he had to force the pace. Went a little too hard and ended up slicing it. Kulasekara timed his jump well and was airborne as he plucked the catch. Then held his balance and composure as he landed. This has been a super knock, one that has really given Zimbabwe a big push towards a series win. 137/2
33.2 to MN Waller, the roar in the stadium tells you the story. This was full, fast and dead straight on the stumps. The ball tailed back in late. He was looking to flick but got a leading edge back to Malinga who managed to hang on in his followthrough. There's life in this game still. Zimbabwean nerves will be jangling. 172/6
14.2 to SF Mire, bowled around the legs. Finally, Sri Lanka end this first-wicket madness. Mire gets down for a sweep and plants the front foot across. Ends up exposing his legstump and the ball has been slid in on middle and leg. It's the attempted legbreak again, and he misses the sweep and goes off the front thigh and takes out the stumps. Can Sri Lanka claw back or has the damage already been done?. 92/1
26.3 to CR Ervine, wonder why it wasn't given out immediately. Replays confirm this was as plumb as it could get. This one drifted in a long way from around the stumps, pitched on leg and spun away to hit him on the back pad. Ervine was well back inside the crease so the ball didn't have much distance to travel. Hawkeye confirms this would've hit top of middle. Is there another twist?. 148/3
28.4 to SC Williams, match on. Zimbabwe are making a mess of this or what? Makes the cardinal sin of trying to flick against the turn, but gets the leading edge as Kusal Mendis takes a dolly at cover. This was a poor shot from a man of Williams's experience. 152/4
30.5 to TK Musakanda, this is now a proper meltdown. Oh, dear. Musakanda, why would you do that? This was nicely tossed up on middle from around the stumps, he looked to hit it towards midwicket but this didn't turn as much as he expected and skewed it towards long-on. Game on. 165/5
34.4 to PJ Moor, this is epic! Beautiful bowling from Dananjaya, tossed this up superbly on middle, he was itchy to drive but the ball dipped on him to ensure he didn't get to the pitch of it, he went through with the shot to get a thick inside edge as Kusal Mendis, stationed specifically for something like that at leg gully, moves swiftly to his left to take an excellent reflex-action catch. 175/7
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  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 34 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory - 112 runs, 4 wickets)
  • Over 11.5: Review by Zimbabwe (Bowling), Umpire - IJ Gould, Batsman - AD Mathews (Struck down)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 14.6 overs (90 balls), Extras 5
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 51/3 in 15.0 overs (MD Gunathilaka 28, AD Mathews 8)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 27.3 overs (165 balls), Extras 10
  • MD Gunathilaka: 50 off 75 balls (5 x 4)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 126/6 in 34.0 overs (DAS Gunaratne 18, KMDN Kulasekara 5)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 40.1 - 50.0 (Mandatory - 57 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 40.2 overs (242 balls), Extras 25
  • DAS Gunaratne: 50 off 75 balls (2 x 4)
  • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 49.2 overs (296 balls), Extras 26
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 203/8 in 50.0 overs (DAS Gunaratne 59, PVD Chameera 18)
  • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 53 balls (DAS Gunaratne 29, PVD Chameera 18, Ex 3)
  • Zimbabwe innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 62 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Over 1.1: Review by Zimbabwe (Batting), Umpire - RR Wimalasiri, Batsman - SF Mire (Upheld)
  • Zimbabwe: 50 runs in 7.4 overs (46 balls), Extras 1
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 46 balls (H Masakadza 24, SF Mire 25, Ex 1)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory)
  • H Masakadza: 50 off 55 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Zimbabwe: 100 runs in 15.4 overs (94 balls), Extras 1
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 106/1 in 17.0 overs (H Masakadza 59, TK Musakanda 3)
  • Over 26.3: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - IJ Gould, Batsman - CR Ervine (Upheld)
  • Zimbabwe: 150 runs in 27.5 overs (168 balls), Extras 4
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 165/5 in 30.5 overs (Sikandar Raza 4)
  • Zimbabwe: 200 runs in 38.1 overs (230 balls), Extras 7
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota
TossZimbabwe, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Series resultZimbabwe won the 5-match series 3-2
Match numberODI no. 3904
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 days10 July 2017 - day (50-over match)
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