result
Final, Harare, Jun 9 2010, Zimbabwe Triangular Series
(34.4/50 ov, target 200)203/1
Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets (with 92 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
108* (102) & 2 catches
tillakaratne-dilshan
Player Of The Series
295 runs
brendan-taylor
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• The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

Dilshan century drives Sri Lanka to title

On the final day of the tri-series, the clock struck 12 and Zimbabwe's Cinderella XI ran into harsh reality and were beaten comfortably by Sri Lanka

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Scorecard summary
Zimbabwe199/10(49 overs)
Sri Lanka203/1(34.4 overs)

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

34.4
4
Cremer to Dilshan, FOUR runs

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.

34.3
2
Cremer to Dilshan, 2 runs

turns outside off and Dilshan cuts for couple of runs

34.2
1
Cremer to Chandimal, 1 run

leans forward to caress it through the off side. the scores are level

34.1
1
Cremer to Dilshan, 1 run

short in length and it has been pulled away

end of over 3411 runs
SL: 195/1CRR: 5.73 RRR: 0.31
Tillakaratne Dilshan101 (99)
Dinesh Chandimal15 (26)
Prosper Utseya 6-0-44-0
Graeme Cremer 4-0-19-0
33.6
1
Utseya to Dilshan, 1 run

drops it slightly short and Dilshan retains the strike with a cut shot

33.6
1w
Utseya to Dilshan, 1 wide

wide down the leg side. Just six more now

33.5
Utseya to Dilshan, no run

quicker, Dilshan tries to swing it over square-leg but misses . the ball rolls of the pad

33.4
4
Utseya to Dilshan, FOUR runs

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

33.3
1
Utseya to Chandimal, 1 run

turns in from outside off, squeezed to square-leg

33.2
4
Utseya to Chandimal, FOUR runs

a long hop arrives and Chandimal pulls it to the boundary

33.1
Utseya to Chandimal, no run

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! "

end of over 333 runs
SL: 184/1CRR: 5.57 RRR: 0.94
Tillakaratne Dilshan96 (96)
Dinesh Chandimal10 (23)
Graeme Cremer 4-0-19-0
Prosper Utseya 5-0-33-0
32.6
Cremer to Dilshan, no run

leans forward to defend the leg break to the off side

32.5
1
Cremer to Chandimal, 1 run

leans forward and gets a leading edge on the drive .. through mid-off

32.4
1
Cremer to Dilshan, 1 run

shorter this time and Dilshan cuts to deep point

32.3
Cremer to Dilshan, no run

rocks back to cut to point where Elton intercepts

32.2
1
Cremer to Chandimal, 1 run

skips down the track and drives with the turn to deep cover

32.1
Cremer to Chandimal, no run

flighted on the off stump line, eased back to the bowler

end of over 327 runs
SL: 181/1CRR: 5.65 RRR: 1.05
Tillakaratne Dilshan95 (93)
Dinesh Chandimal8 (20)
Prosper Utseya 5-0-33-0
Graeme Cremer 3-0-16-0
31.6
2
Utseya to Dilshan, 2 runs

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

31.5
1
Utseya to Chandimal, 1 run

the young man rotates the strike back with an on drive

31.4
1
Utseya to Dilshan, 1 run

full, just outside off, tapped to cover point for a single

Best performances - batters
Tillakaratne Dilshan portrait
TM Dilshan SL
108 runs (102)
14 fours
0 six
Control81%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
29 runs
5 fours
0 six
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Upul Tharanga portrait
WU Tharanga SL
72 runs (79)
8 fours
1 six
Control83%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
21 runs
4 fours
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Dilhara Fernando portrait
CRD Fernando SL
O
9
M
0
R
36
W
3
ECO
4
Jeevan Mendis portrait
BMAJ Mendis SL
O
9
M
0
R
36
W
2
ECO
4
Match details
Harare Sports Club
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
SeriesZimbabwe Triangular Series
Season2010
Player Of The Match
Tillakaratne Dilshan
Tillakaratne Dilshan
Player Of The Series
Brendan Taylor
Brendan Taylor
Series resultSri Lanka won the 2010 Zimbabwe Triangular Series
Match numberODI 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 days9 June 2010 - day (50-over match)
Umpires
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Rudi Koertzen
Zimbabwe Image
Russell Tiffin
TV Umpire
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Owen Chirombe
Reserve Umpire
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Jeremiah Matibiri
Match Referee
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Jeff Crowe