Cremer tries to surpris DIlshan with a bouncer, yes a bouncer!, and Dilshan responds with a pull to fine-leg boundary! Congrats Sri Lanka.They win by 9 wickets. Comprehensive. Wonderful tournament for Dilshan who has got back to form in style. A fine tournament for Zimbabwe as well.
This is Umpire Rudi's last ODI. Rudi takes a stump as a souvenir. He is congratulated by Zimbabwe and the Sri Lankan players.
Thilan: "Completing 4500 runs with a century ... well done Dilshan ...."
Please hang for quotes from post-match ceremony.
Elton Chigumbura "Sri Lanka bowled well and put us under pressure from ball one. There are lots of positives to get out of this tournament. Especially our batsmen. Unfortunately we are having a break after this. But it's good for the next season. Hopefully we are going in the right way and we will keep winning more matches. Keep watching us and keep supporting us."
Man of the series is Brendan Taylor: "It;s very satisfying to get where we are. Unfortuanately we didn't back it up in the final but we are pleased with how we have gone. Not just my self, others have done welll. Taibu, masakadza and spinners. I am probably more relaxed in this series. Opening is new to me. I haven't done it for a while. It 's nice to play with a good bunch of people."
Dilshan: "I am very happy. the boys performed well. The two fast bowlers set the tone for us by bowling really well. We brought lots of youngsters here and they have got opportunities and done well. Chandimal got a hundred and Jeevan Mendis is a good allrounder .. we are looking at World Cup. I got my form back as well. I want to carry it to the World Cup. I would like to thank my team-mates for supporting me as a captain. It wasn't easy to captain and I have enjoyed it. I like a challenge. "
Dilshan accepts the Trophy and poses together with his team. Happy scenes.
That's it from us. Thanks for logging on. Good bye and good luck
turns outside off and Dilshan cuts for couple of runs
leans forward to caress it through the off side. the scores are level
short in length and it has been pulled away
drops it slightly short and Dilshan retains the strike with a cut shot
wide down the leg side. Just six more now
quicker, Dilshan tries to swing it over square-leg but misses . the ball rolls of the pad
Dilshan's seventh ODI ton and his first against ZImbabwe. First as a captain of course. It was slightly short in length and Dilshan went back to cut it to backward point boundary
turns in from outside off, squeezed to square-leg
a long hop arrives and Chandimal pulls it to the boundary
leans forward to defend to the off side
Lasith malinga time again: "Who is the best singer in the dressing room?
Chaminda Vaas, and Malinga Bandara .
Tell us about something unusual you recently did that you enjoyed?
When I was playing county cricket last time in England, I drove from London to Kent at 240kph - definitely better than bowling a 100mph fast one! "
leans forward to defend the leg break to the off side
leans forward and gets a leading edge on the drive .. through mid-off
shorter this time and Dilshan cuts to deep point
rocks back to cut to point where Elton intercepts
skips down the track and drives with the turn to deep cover
flighted on the off stump line, eased back to the bowler
on the middle and leg, clipped towards deep midwicket, again hit gently enough so that he has the time to come back for the second run
the young man rotates the strike back with an on drive
full, just outside off, tapped to cover point for a single
|Harare Sports Club|
|Toss||Sri Lanka, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Player Of The Series|
|Series result||Sri Lanka won the 2010 Zimbabwe Triangular Series|
|Match number||ODI no. 2990|
|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 days||9 June 2010 - day (50-over match)|
Dilshan thrilled with young team
Dilshan century drives Sri Lanka to title
Zimbabwe headed in the right direction - Taylor
|WU Tharanga||run out||72||79|
|TM Dilshan||not out||108||102|
|LD Chandimal||not out||16||27|
|Extras||(lb 2, w 5)|
|Total||203(1 wkt; 34.4 ovs)|