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    27.3 taken at mid-off. False shot, Masakadza is distraught. Lots of flight, overpitched outside off. Masakadza sees an opportunity, winds up and swings. But the ball is too full, disallowing him from getting underneath the length. And so his powerful drive goes straight to mid-off, who takes a juggled catch 142/3
    12.6 oh, dear! This was a needless shot. He's been trying to force something for a while but it was really not required because Zimbabwe were moving along at a fair clip. Mire tries to force a pull but it really didn't come on to him. And it's the wrong line as well. Tucked up completely and he skews it off the top-edge to short midwicket who moves to his right and gets under it. Much-needed breakthrough for Sri Lanka and it's been gifted to them 75/1
    16.3 edged and taken at wide slip. Lakmal bangs it in, hits a hard length, and Ervine can't help himself from wafting. Gets a thick outside edge which flies to the well-placed slip fielder, who takes a sharp reverse-cupped catch. Extra bounce, pace and just enough lateral movement. Well bowled 85/2
    32.6 variable bounce. Taylor is cleaned up by one that keeps slightly low. But only slightly. It's a very good delivery. Cuts in off the seam and takes the inside edge as Taylor brings the bat out and clatters into the stumps. Crucial strike for Sri Lanka in their bid to peg Zimbabwe back 169/4
    not out
    43.1 oh, brilliant catch. That's as good a take as you'll ever see. Waller responds to a dipping full toss from outside off by getting down on one knee and heaving a sweep. Deep backward square leg runs to his left and slides across just in time to get behind the line and snaffle a lovely catch. And it's Tharanga with the terrific catch 226/5
    49.4 goes for the big hit again and this one's skewed off the splice. He's expecting it to come into him but it comes straight on and lobs in the air at cover where Dananjaya gets around it and takes it on the second attempt. 287/6
    not out
    14 (lb 4, w 10)
    290/6 (50 Overs, RR: 5.80)
    Fall of wickets: 1-75 (Solomon Mire, 12.6 ov), 2-85 (Craig Ervine, 16.3 ov), 3-142 (Hamilton Masakadza, 27.3 ov), 4-169 (Brendan Taylor, 32.6 ov), 5-226 (Malcolm Waller, 43.1 ov), 6-287 (Peter Moor, 49.4 ov)
    RAS Lakmal1007017.002911020
    A Dananjaya1006706.70279100
    NLTC Perera1004324.30423220
    PVD Chameera1005105.10334050
    PWH de Silva301806.0051000
    DAS Gunaratne703735.28151110
    24.6 nice, smart catch. Perera's been trying one shot too many and he finally loses his wicket. Tries to force a sweep and is really strangled for room as this one's slid into him and curves in sharply. And it's not full enough either which results in a top-edge that lobs towards short fine leg. Muzarabani moves across to his left and tumbles forward to take a nicely-judged catch 132/3
    5.4 and gone. Too many shots from Sri Lanka and they lose one. It's full outside off, he looks to flay a drive through the off side. Hard hands through the line, the ball lobs off the inside half to mid-on. A poor shot, it worked for a while but there were just too many, especially considering the start they had got 46/1
    6.5 Kusal picks out the fielder this time and Sri Lanka have lost another. His terrible form continues. Short delivery outside off, Kusal goes back, looking to pull but the ball is too close to him. All he manages is a stabbed pull to mid-on. Sri Lanka under pressure 47/2
    30.6 Raza takes a brilliant catch. Mathews doesn't get on top of this short ball and pulls without control. Hits it in the air and Raza from midwicket dives forward and takes a superb catch. Zimbabwe soaring 157/4
    33.2 ooh, it has clipped the off stump and Chandimal is bowled! Or is he? Chaos. It was a good length delivery that kept very low, Chandimal missed a clip, and the ball found a way between his bat and pad. The ball hit the off stump but the bail on middle and leg stump fell off. So that will be out. Tharanga's good luck, Chandimal's bad 181/5
    35.4 what a jaffa! Cremer strikes with an unplayable delivery. Tosses this up, draws Gunaratne forward, but the ball dips, drifts and spins past the outside edge. Gunaratne ran forward, hoping he could get to the pitch, but the ball beats him on the outside edge. The keeper does the rest. Lovely piece of legspin bowling 194/6
    46.4 Thisara has holed out to deep midwicket! A massive moment in the game. A low full toss around off, Thisara clears his front leg and looks to heave the ball, but he toe-ends it away, without great timing. The ball is below the waist. Just met the ball a tad early. 275/9
    39.2 and holes out next ball. There is clever, thinking game awareness and then there is this shot. He has just hit a six, the asking rate is around six, but he still comes down and takes on Zimbabwe's best spinner, the legbreak outside off, chipped to long-off. He didn't get to the pitch either 224/7
    44.6 juggled but taken at cover. A slower delivery outside off, the ball stops on Dananjaya, as he looks to drive over the infield. The ball lobs away towards cover, who backtracks and keeps his eyes on the ball. The ball pops out of Cremer's hands, but he takes the parry. But has he overstepped? Yikes, nothing behind the line, according to me. A no-ball for me. But he's been given. Hmm. Interesting. 261/8
    not out
    48.1 and Zimbabwe take the game! A slower short delivery outside off, Chameera is completely deceived by the lack of pace, meets the ball too early and the ball lobs to point. Sensational game goes to Cremer and Zimbabwe. It was a clever change in pace, with the batsmen expecting the ball full and straight, but it was an offcutter that flummoxed Chameera, forcing him to make contact much earlier than he expected. Sri Lanka's dismal ODI record in the last few months continues. 278/10
    18 (b 4, lb 3, nb 2, w 9)
    278 all out (48.1 Overs, RR: 5.77)
    Fall of wickets: 1-46 (Upul Tharanga, 5.4 ov), 2-47 (Kusal Mendis, 6.5 ov), 3-132 (Kusal Perera, 24.6 ov), 4-157 (Angelo Mathews, 30.6 ov), 5-181 (Dinesh Chandimal, 33.2 ov), 6-194 (Asela Gunaratne, 35.4 ov), 7-224 (Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva, 39.2 ov), 8-261 (Akila Dananjaya, 44.6 ov), 9-275 (Thisara Perera, 46.4 ov), 10-278 (Dushmantha Chameera, 48.1 ov)
    Sikandar Raza1005415.40284110
    KM Jarvis805627.00267200
    TL Chatara8.103344.04260130
    B Muzarabani904715.22252112
    AG Cremer1006226.20315310
    MN Waller301906.3361020

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

12:00 start, First Session 12.00-15.30, Interval 15.30-16.15, Second Session 16.15-19.45

Match days

17 January 2018 - day/night match (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Zimbabwe 4, Sri Lanka 0

Match Notes

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

1st46WU TharangaMDKJ Perera
2nd1MDKJ PereraBKG Mendis
3rd85AD MathewsMDKJ Perera
4th25AD MathewsLD Chandimal
5th24LD ChandimalDAS Gunaratne
6th13NLTC PereraDAS Gunaratne
7th30NLTC PereraPWH de Silva
8th37NLTC PereraA Dananjaya
9th14RAS LakmalNLTC Perera
10th3RAS LakmalPVD Chameera

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