RESULT
3rd Match, Bulawayo, June 01, 2010, Zimbabwe Triangular Series
(24.5/26 ov) 118
(15.2/26 ov, T:119) 119/1

Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets (with 64 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
3/23
suraj-randiv
Zimbabwe Innings
Sri Lanka Innings
Match Details
Zimbabwe  (26 ovs maximum)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Hamilton Masakadza c Kulasekara b Fernando62691084189.85
Brendan Taylor c †Chandimal b Fernando2570040.00
Greg Lamb c BMAJ Mendis b BAW Mendis1019230052.63
Craig Ervine c Dilshan b BAW Mendis720230035.00
Charles Coventry c Perera b Randiv11111201100.00
Elton Chigumbura (c) b BMAJ Mendis1220050.00
Andy Blignaut c †Chandimal b Randiv1330033.33
Graeme Cremer  b Randiv2320066.66
Prosper Utseya st †Chandimal b BMAJ Mendis032000.00
Ray Price run out (Perera/Fernando)915290060.00
Chris Mpofu not out 00200-
Extras(b 3, lb 5, nb 1, w 4)13
TOTAL24.5 Ov (RR: 4.75, 111 Mts)118
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Brendan Taylor, 1.5 ov), 2-28 (Greg Lamb, 6.3 ov), 3-64 (Craig Ervine, 12.3 ov), 4-83 (Charles Coventry, 15.5 ov), 5-85 (Elton Chigumbura, 16.3 ov), 6-86 (Andy Blignaut, 17.1 ov), 7-90 (Graeme Cremer, 17.6 ov), 8-92 (Prosper Utseya, 18.5 ov), 9-116 (Hamilton Masakadza, 24.4 ov), 10-118 (Ray Price, 24.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Nuwan Kulasekara401203.00150000
Dilhara Fernando4.502625.37143010
1.5 to BRM Taylor, and Dilhara has struck, very strange shot from Taylor, who reacted to the short-of-length ball outside off, by backing away to the leg side, the way Chris Martin would have. It moved away off the seam, and in the end, he offered a limp nothing shot outside off, it kissed the edge and landed in Chandimal's gloves.. 4/1
24.4 to H Masakadza, Masakadza's effort has come to an end, thanks to another smart bouncer from Fernando. He was looking to get forward, and was taken by surprise by the short one, but went through with the pull. It looped over midwicket, and Kulasekara running back, took a good catch and tumbled over backwards.. 116/9
Ajantha Mendis602123.50220011
6.3 to GA Lamb, and Lamb holes out this time. Mendis continues to work on that short of a length area, on leg stump and Lamb goes for a sweep without much idea of what the ball is doing. The top edge loops up to square leg, where jeewan Mendis runs back to take a nice catch. Lamb has been doubly Mendis-ed, so to speak.. 28/2
12.3 to CR Ervine, Mendis has his man, it was always on the cards, and as was to be expected, it is that lethal googly of his doing the trick. Ervine came down the track, almost as if he was in a trance, rolled his head skywards and swung the bat towards midwicket, the ball duly turned away, took the outside edge and nestled in the hands of the lone slip fielder. Seeya later. 64/3
Thisara Perera1016016.0011110
Suraj Randiv502334.60130100
15.5 to CK Coventry, gone. Coventry was looking fidgety and wanted to dominate the spinners, this was in his slot and he looked to hit straight, but got too much elevation, at the cost of range, it went high and swirled around, before landing in Thissara Perera's safe hands. 83/4
17.1 to AM Blignaut, another one bites the dust. Vicious turn from Randiv, from round the wicket, ripping across Blignaut from leg stump to off, beating the forward prod. It hit something, from first view it seemed like his thigh, and was pouched behind. The umpire reckoned it was an edge. 86/6
17.6 to AG Cremer, he's a gonner! Perfect offie's dismissal, that was tossed up outside off, eliciting the batsman to flick towards the legside, but leaving him complacent enough to do so without closing the bat-pad gap. It beat the shot, and snuck in to shatter the timber. 90/7
Jeevan Mendis401223.00140010
16.3 to E Chigumbura, ah! Tragedy this - Chigumbura is gone to one of the few bad balls on offer, and Jeevan Mendis has his maiden wicket with a rank bad long hop, Chigumbura went for the pull and got a bottom edge on to the stumps.. 85/5
18.5 to P Utseya, and now a dream leggie's dismissal for Jeevan Mendis! Beautiful, ripping legspinner turning across from leg stump and defeating the forward prod. The batsman over-balanced on the front foot and Chandimal whipped the bails off in far lesser time than it takes to read out BMAJ Mendis' full name. 92/8
Sri Lanka  (T: 119 runs from 26 ovs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Upul Tharanga run out (†Taylor/Utseya)40374260108.10
Tillakaratne Dilshan (c)not out 60456471133.33
Dinesh Chandimal not out 10102120100.00
Extras(lb 6, w 3)9
TOTAL15.2 Ov (RR: 7.76, 64 Mts)119/1
Fall of wickets: 1-86 (Upul Tharanga, 10.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Chris Mpofu2.211707.2893010
Ray Price301404.66112000
Andy Blignaut201507.5031000
Prosper Utseya302107.00102100
Greg Lamb2020010.0053000
Elton Chigumbura201507.5062020
Graeme Cremer1011011.0012000
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MATCH DETAILS
Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
Series
Season2010
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka
Suraj Randiv
Match numberODI no. 2985
Hours of play (local time)09.00 start, First Session 09.00-12.30, Interval 12.30-13.15, Second Session 13.15-16.45
Match days1 June 2010 - day (50-over match)
ODI debut
Jeevan Mendis
Jeevan Mendis
Dinesh Chandimal
Dinesh Chandimal
Umpires
Zimbabwe
Owen Chirombe
South Africa
Rudi Koertzen
TV Umpire
Zimbabwe
Russell Tiffin
Reserve Umpire
Zimbabwe
Lucky Ngwenya
Match Referee
New Zealand
Jeff Crowe
PointsSri Lanka 5, Zimbabwe 0
MATCH NOTES
  • Zimbabwe innings
  • Rain: Zimbabwe - 0/0
  • Wet Ground: Zimbabwe - 0/0
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 6 to 8
  • Zimbabwe: 50 runs in 8.4 overs (54 balls), Extras 8
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 64/3 in 12.3 overs (H Masakadza 36)
  • H Masakadza: 50 off 51 balls (3 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 23 to 24
  • Zimbabwe: 100 runs in 20.6 overs (129 balls), Extras 11
  • Innings Break: Zimbabwe - 118/10 in 24.5 overs (CB Mpofu 0)
  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 7.1 overs (43 balls), Extras 5
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 6 to 8
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 43 balls (WU Tharanga 32, TM Dilshan 16, Ex 5)
  • TM Dilshan: 50 off 34 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 16 to 17
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 12.4 overs (76 balls), Extras 6