1st Match,
India and Bangladesh in Sri Lanka T20I Tri-Series, 2018, Colombo

Sri Lanka vs India

06 March 2018 19:00 (IST)

2nd Match, Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka, 17 January 2018

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe

Sri Lanka 2nd Inn:278/10 (48.1)

Suranga Lakmal 5 (9);
Tendai Chatara* 8.1-0-33-4; Graeme Cremer 10-0-62-2;

Last bat: Dushmantha Chameera

Result: Zimbabwe won by 12 runs.

  • full scoreboard
  • Commentary
  • highlights
  • squads
  • Manhattan
  • Partnership
  • Run Rate Graph
  • Run Progression

Sri Lanka Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Kusal Perera c Muzarabani & b Raza 80 83 8 2 96.39
Upul Tharanga c Moor & b K Jarvis 11 17 2 0 64.71
Kusal Mendis c Cremer & b Chatara 0 4 0 0 0
Angelo Mathews(c) c Raza & b Muzarabani 42 64 1 1 65.63
Dinesh Chandimal(wk) b K Jarvis 34 33 3 1 103.03
Asela Gunaratne st Brendan Taylor & b Cremer 4 9 0 0 44.44
Thisara Perera c Raza & b Chatara 64 37 5 3 172.97
Wanidu Hasaranga c Moor & b Cremer 11 12 0 1 91.67
Akila Dananjaya c Cremer & b Chatara 8 19 0 0 42.11
Suranga Lakmal not out 5 9 0 0 55.56
Dushmantha Chameera c (sub)Brandon Mavuta & b Chatara 1 4 0 0 25
             
Extras(b - 4, lb - 3, w - 9, nb - 2)18
Total(278 all out in 48.1 overs)278 (5.77 runs per over)
   

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 (Wanidu Hasaranga, 39.2 ov.) 8/261 (Akila Dananjaya, 44.6 ov.) 9/275 (Thisara Perera, 46.4 ov.)
10/278 (Dushmantha Chameera, 48.1 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Sikandar Raza 10 0 54 1 5.4 (1w)
Kyle Jarvis 8 0 56 2 7  
Tendai Chatara 8.1 0 33 4 4.04 (3w)
Blessing Muzarabani 9 0 47 1 5.22 (1w)
Graeme Cremer (c) 10 0 62 2 6.2 (1w)
Malcolm Waller 3 0 19 0 6.33 (3w)
               

Zimbabwe Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Hamilton Masakadza c (sub)Gunathilaka & b Gunaratne 73 83 10 0 87.95
Solomon Mire c Kusal Mendis & b Thisara Perera 34 37 5 0 91.89
Craig Ervine c Mathews & b Lakmal 2 9 0 0 22.22
Brendan Taylor(wk) b Thisara Perera 38 51 4 0 74.51
Sikandar Raza not out 81 67 8 1 120.9
Malcolm Waller c Tharanga & b Gunaratne 29 35 2 1 82.86
Peter Moor c Dananjaya & b Gunaratne 19 18 0 2 105.56
Graeme Cremer(c) not out 0 0 0 0 0.00
Kyle Jarvis dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Tendai Chatara dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Blessing Muzarabani dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 4, w - 10, nb - 0)14
Total(290 for 6 in 50 overs)290 (5.8 runs per over)
   

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.)
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Suranga Lakmal 10 0 70 1 7 (2w)
Akila Dananjaya 10 0 67 0 6.7  
Thisara Perera 10 0 43 2 4.3 (2w)
Dushmantha Chameera 10 0 51 0 5.1 (5w)
Wanidu Hasaranga 3 0 18 0 6  
Asela Gunaratne 7 0 37 3 5.29 (1w)
               
All|Overs 1-50
4

to Kusal Perera, FOUR, SL are off to a terrific start, that was short and outside off, Kusal Perera goes on the back foot and punches it wide of mid-off for a boundary

4

to Kusal Perera, FOUR, 2 in 2 for SL, they are off to flier. Opens the face of the bat and finds the gap in the off-side for a boundary. Fielders tried hard to stop it but the ball won the race

4

to Kusal Perera, FOUR, opens the face of the blade to deep backward point for a boundary

4

to Kusal Perera, FOUR, pitched up and wide of the off-stump, Kusal Perera throws his bat at it and ball races along the carpet for a boundary

4

to Tharanga, FOUR, this is poor bowling, drifting on the pads and Tharanga is not going to miss out on these, easy pickings for him. He just clips it wide of the keeper for a boundary

6

to Kusal Perera, SIX, whatta shot! Comes down the track and lofts it over the long-on fence for a maximum. He held his shape on the shot and times it brilliantly

4

to Kusal Perera, FOUR, Kusal Perera goes on the back foot and cuts it to sweeper cover for a boundary

4

to Tharanga, FOUR, short from and Tharanga gets on top of it and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for another boundary

W

to Tharanga, out Caught by Moor!! First breakthrough from Zimbabwe and its the the all important one of Tharanga. He wanted to clear the mid-on fielder but ball stopped after pitching and hits the splice off the bat, fielder at mid-on takes an easy catch. Tharanga c Moor b 11(17) [4s-2]

W

to Kusal Mendis, out Caught by Cremer!! ZIM strike again, SL are in trouble now. Short of length and ball holds in the pitch, Kusal Mendis wanted to pull it but ends up mistiming it, gets it no where close to the middle of the willow and skipper at mid-on runs to his right and gallops an easy catch. Kusal Mendis c Cremer b 0(4)

4

to Kusal Perera, FOUR, too full and too straight from , easy picking from Kusal Perera. He gets in the good position quickly and clips it to the left of mid-on for a boundary

OT

to Mathews, no run, Ball nips in after pitching and hit Mathews on pads who was on the back foot. On field decision is not out but ZIM have gone for the review. Ball tracking shows its pitching in line but wickets missing , ball was going over the stumps.

6

to Kusal Perera, SIX, short and wide and Kusal Perera picks up the length early, gets into good position quickly and cuts it fiercely over the third man fence for half a dozen. That shot reminded me of Sanath Jayasuriya

OT

to Kusal Perera, 2 runs, that brace off the back foot to the leg-side brings up his fifty, he is looked in fine touch right from the scratch and SL needs a ton from him

D

to Kusal Perera, 1 run, Mire drops a dolly at deep backward point, that was a sitter. Kusal Perera slashes at it and ball might have come quickly but still no excuse that should have been taken at this level

6

to Mathews, SIX, what a hit! It's a slower length delivery around off, Mathews gets hold of it and sends it sailing over the mid-wicket fence for half a dozen. Just the freebie Mathews was watching out for!

4

to Mathews, FOUR, shoots off after hitting the deck. Mathews gets surprised due to the bounce, plays it with soft hands and gets an outside edge to the third man fence

4

to Kusal Perera, FOUR, impeccable timing on that, shouts Gautam Bhimani on air. It was short and wide outside off, Perera went back in his crease and crunched it through cover-point. Right into the gap and away she goes

4

to Kusal Perera, byes, FOUR, that missed everything. Perera is lucky to be still out there in the middle. He came down the wicket and got beaten due to the sharp spin. The keeper couldn't gather it too and it raced down to the fence

4

to Kusal Perera, FOUR, that's hammered, literally! You bowl short and he'll put it away to the fence. Picks the length early, goes back in the crease and smacks it over mid-wicket

D

to Kusal Perera, no run, another dropped catch! Perera gets a life yet again. He's living a charmed life at the moment. Hammers the tossed up delivery back to the bowler who puts it down. Should have been taken. Can't keep dropping catches and that too off such dangerous batsmen.

W

to Kusal Perera, out Caught by Muzarabani!! Finally! Finally, Zimbabwe manage to hold on to a catch. Kusal Perera goes for a sweep and ends up getting a top edge. The ball flies to short fine leg where Muzarabani takes a good catch diving forward. He was dropped twice before but not this time. Is there a twist in the tale? If the spinners weave their magic, Lanka might find themselves in a spot of bother. Kusal Perera c Muzarabani b 80(83) [4s-8 6s-2]

4

to Chandimal, FOUR, 150 up for Sri Lanka! Changes grip and reverse sweeps it over short third man. On a couple of bounces and into the fence

W

to Mathews, out Sikandar Raza, you beauty! That's a fantastic catch. The fielder deserves this wicket more than the bowler. Mathews attempts a pull shot against a short one but fails to get the proper connection. As the ball is about to fall in front of short mid-wicket, Raza puts in a dive and pulls it off. Zimbabwe are right back in this match as the opposition skipper is back in the hut. Mathews c Raza b 42(64) [4s-1 6s-1]

4

to Chandimal, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Chandimal crunches it over the leaping fielder at point. That was struck really hard and it deserved a boundary the moment it left the bat

6

to Chandimal, SIX, back of a length on middle, Chandimal goes back and picks it up nicely. It's up and over the square leg fence for six runs. First biggie of the match for Dinesh. That'll give him a lot of confidence for the rest of the chase, if at all he's there till the end

4

to Chandimal, FOUR, bonus runs! It's a length delivery outside off and Chandimal gets a thick outside edge as he slashes hard at it. As it goes fine, the fielder at short third man has no chance to stop it

W

to Chandimal, out Bowled!! Yes, manages to get Chandimal. Bowls it around the off stump-channel and beats the batmsan who attempts a flick. The ball flicks his off-stump and the bails are disloged. Very slowly. Chandimal couldn't believe that he was bowled, for a moment. The umpires go upstairs and the replays confirm that it was a clean bowled dismissal. So, with two new batsmen at the crease the run chase has gotten a lot more interesting. Chandimal b 34(33) [4s-3 6s-1]

4

to Perera, FOUR, off the mark. It's bowled on leg and Perera glances it down to the fine leg fence. Never bowl on the pads to a new batsman. It's an absolute gift and the batsman will oblige more often that not.

W

to Gunaratne, out Stumped!! Tossed up on a length outside off, above the eye-line and deceived Gunaratne in the flight. He came down the track and didn't reach the pitch of it as he misread the length. The leg-break turned past his outside edge as he couldn't cut off the angle. It went through to the keeper, who whipped the bails off in a flash and completed the formalities. Classical leg-spinner's dismissal. Gunaratne st Brendan Taylor b 4(9)

4

to Perera, FOUR, dropped by Taylor! Good length delivery wide outside off, a hint of turn and Perera slashes at this delivery that was too full to cut, and it goes off the edge. Gets a feather off the glove of Taylor and away to the third man fence

4

to Perera, FOUR, too full and Perera bludgeons that back past the bowler's hands to the long-on fence for four

6

to Perera, SIX, tossed up leg-break on off, turning in a tad, and Perera shimmies down the track to loft it straight down the ground for six! Massive hit. I think he might have sliced it a little, but these modern bats have massive meats. And let's not forget, Perera has those big, built arms

6

to Wanidu Hasaranga, SIX, looked like the leg-break outside off, Wanidu Hasaranga made room and came down the track to slog that over long-on for six! Wasn't to the pitch of it, so it was lucky that it didn't turn much

W

to Wanidu Hasaranga, out Caught by Moor!! One shot too many! Leg-break again on off and middle, Wanidu Hasaranga dances down the wicket and lofts it towards the long-off boundary off the toe-end of the bat. Moor runs to his right from wide long-off and grabs that. Reverse-cup worked that time, but it definitely wasn't the way to take that one. Would've been criticized, had he dropped that. Either way, another nail in the coffin for SL, and Zimbabwe can smell victory. Wanidu Hasaranga c Moor b 11(12) [6s-1]

6

to Perera, SIX, full and flatter on off, Perera is quick to just step down and loft it over long-off for six. Powerful striking

4

to Perera, FOUR, another edge off a googly! Perera tries to go downtown again and gets an outside edge to third man for four. Almost long stop, to be honest, very fine

4

to Perera, FOUR, short delivery into the body from rw, Perera opens his stance, clears the front leg, and bludgeons that pull between mid-wicket and long-on for four! Past the diving fielder for four

OT

to Perera, 2 runs, 8th fifty for Perera off 29 balls! A swift and timely innings by the experienced campaigner. Good length ball just outside off, whipped away towards mid-wicket and they scramble through for two! A fine innings by Perera. Got his team out of a hole, did the big man. Just a run-a-ball required now. 36 off 36 needed

W

to Dananjaya, out Caught by Cremer!! A tad slower, the off-cutter outside off, Dananjaya came down and sliced it straight up and the captain Cremer runs back and dives to take a spell-binding catch. Unbelievable! Is this a no-ball though? They're checking... It's very close, but there might be something behind the line. The third umpire agrees and it has been confirmed as out! A timely and - I daresay - fortuitous wicket for Zimbabwe. Campbell on air says that he sees "something behind the line." No comments, but the third umpire agrees, I suppose, and he's the man who matters. A key wicket in the context of the game. A useful knock by Dananjaya comes to an end. Dananjaya c Cremer b 8(19)

6

to Perera, SIX, slower delivery angling into the left-hander, gets the length too short, and Perera swats that for a gigantic six over deep mid-wicket for six

W

to Perera, out Caught by Raza!! High full toss on off, Perera pulls it and finds Raza at deep mid-wicket! Oh what a topsy-turvy game this is turning out to be! They check for the no-ball, and he's comfortably behind the line this time. Not a no-ball for height either. Headed for the thigh. Not quite off the middle, and Perera had finally given in to finishing it off with a few big blows. Succumbs to the temptation and pays the price. Perera c Raza b 64(37) [4s-5 6s-3]

W

to Chameera, out Caught by (sub)Brandon Mavuta!! That's that! Zimbabwe have edged Sri Lanka in a thriller! 3rd successive win for Zimbabwe against Sri Lanka in ODIs! Good length delivery, slower one at 107kmph wide outside off, Chameera gets early into that shot and is enticed into reaching out for it. Just ends up lobbing it into the cups of Mavuta at point. Chameera c (sub)Brandon Mavuta b 1(4)

4

to Masakadza, FOUR, driven! Fullish in length on middle, Masakadza stands tall and drills it straight down the ground to get off the mark in style

4

to Masakadza, FOUR, another one goes away to the fence. Good start for Zimbabwe. Bowled on leg and Masakadza flicks it through mid-wicket for the second boundary of the match

4

to Mire, FOUR, fine shot. Picks up the length very quickly, gets down on his knee and sweeps it through square leg. Has enough on it to race away to the fence. Zimbabwe have got off to a fine start in this match

4

to Mire, FOUR, cheeky. Full length delivery outside off, Mire plays it with soft hands and gets an outside edge that runs down to the third man boundary

4

to Mire, FOUR, stand and deliver! Take that. Full in length around off, Mire stands tall and smokes it over the bowler's head. One bounce and into the fence. Way she goes! This is entertainment

4

to Masakadza, FOUR, downtown! Loopy delivery around off, Masakadza puts on his dancing shoes and goes for it. Doesn't time it well as the bottom hand comes off but has enough on it to reach the fence at covers

4

to Masakadza, FOUR, this is positive batting. Floated around off, Masakadza gets down and reverse sweeps to beat the fielder at point. He has shown us a wide range of shots in his short little cameo already

4

to Masakadza, FOUR, short and punished! Masakadza picks up the short delivery early and swivels his pull. No man at deep square leg and these are easy pickings for the batsman

4

to Mire, FOUR, dealing in boundaries at the moment are the openers. Both of them are having a ball, isn't it? It's a tossed up delivery around off, Mire gets down and sweeps it through square leg

4

to Mire, FOUR, fetch that! Uses his feet nicely and smacks the loopy delivery past the bowler. The fielder at mid-on is a mere spectator. Zimbabwe are off to a flier as the 50-run stand comes up only in the eighth over of the match

4

to Masakadza, FOUR, that's a well timed shot. A length delivery on the pads, Masakadza nonchalantly flicks it over square leg. The fielder from deep square leg sprints in order to stop it but the ball wins the race

4

to Masakadza, FOUR, shot! Full length delivery but way outside off, Masakadza reaches for it and square drives it. The man at point puts in a dive to stop but to no avail

W

to Mire, out Caught by Kusal Mendis!! Short ball does the trick. Mire goes for the pull and the ball catches the splice of the bat as Mendis at short mid-wicket gulps it down. had set him up nicely and gets the set opener's wicket eventually. That also brings an end to a fine partnership for the opening wicket. Can Sri Lanka take a few more wickets here and bring a halt to that scoring rate? Mire c Kusal Mendis b 34(37) [4s-5]

4

to Masakadza, FOUR, that's a good shot! Again a short one around middle and leg, Masakadza camps back and hooks it over short fine leg. The fielder from fine leg tries hard to save the boundary, but yet again the ball wins the race

W

to Craig Ervine, out Caught by Mathews!! strikes in his comeback over, Ervine would be dejected with that shot. Good length outside the off-stump and bounced a touch extra too, Craig Ervine tries to poke at it away from the body, gets an outside edge and Mathews at slip takes an easy catch. Craig Ervine c Mathews b 2(9)

OT

to Masakadza, 1 run, that single brings up the fifty for Masakadza, this has been a fine knock from the experienced opener. He would want it to convert it into a ton. Opens the face of the bat to third man to get to the landmark

4

Hasaranga to Brendan Taylor, FOUR, full toss, asking to be hit and Brendan Taylor punishes. He hoicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary

OT

to Brendan Taylor, no run, Taylor has gone for a review, seems to be a bottom edge on it in. Replay shows there was a definite edge there and umpire will have to change his decision. Brendan Taylor missed the reverse sweep and ball hits him on the pads, huge appeal from the sri Lankans and umpire gave him out on-field

4

to Brendan Taylor, FOUR, wide and short from , Brendan Taylor punches it through cover and ball races along the carpet for a boundary

4

to Brendan Taylor, FOUR, handsome shot from Brendan Taylor, there was no fielder deep on the leg-side. Brendan Taylor slog-sweeps it over deep mid-wicket for a boundary

4

to Masakadza, FOUR, takes on the short ball and bisects the deep backward square leg and deep mid-wicket beautifully. Masakadza gets on top of it, doesn't get it off the middle of the blade but good enough to find the boundary

4

to Masakadza, FOUR, flighted delivery on the stumps, Masakadza dispatches it straight down the ground, over the bowler's head for a boundary

W

to Masakadza, out Caught by (sub)Gunathilaka!! Big fish departs, brilliant bowling change from the skipper brings on and he takes the wicket in his opening over, you could see the disappointment on the face of Masakadza. Zimbabwe wanted a big knock from Masakadza but he departs. Half-volley, Masakadza should have put it away, he hit it powerfully but doesn't get the elevation to clear mid-off where fielder juggles a bit but takes it in the end. Masakadza c (sub)Gunathilaka b 73(83) [4s-10]

4

to Brendan Taylor, FOUR, astute shot from Brendan Taylor, on leg-stump and Brendan Taylor paddles it to the right of fine-leg for a boundary

6

to Raza, SIX, picks up the slower ball early, stays in the crease and dispatches it over long-off for a maximum. Great flourish off the bat and excellent timing!

W

to Brendan Taylor, out Bowled!! Brendan Taylor perishes, huge moment in the match. This dismissal might make a difference of lot of runs to the eventual score. Ball nips back in sharply and goes through the gap between the bat and pad, he might have got an inside edge to it. Brendan Taylor after getting himself in fails to covert the start. Brendan Taylor b 38(51) [4s-4]

4

to Raza, FOUR, Raza brings out the reverse and executes it well, past the short third man for a boundary

6

to Waller, SIX, flighted and turns in to Waller who lofts it over the in-field between extra cover and long-off for a maximum. One of the hardest shot to play as it was played against the spin but Waller was up to it

4

to Raza, FOUR, tossed up on middle and Raza reaches the pitch of it by coming down the wicket and pummels that to the extra cover fence for four

4

to Waller, FOUR, short ball just outside off, Waller swats that pull wristily and aerially to deep square leg where it falls short of the fielder running sideways from third man and runs away for four

4

to Waller, FOUR, just a fraction short outside off, Waller fetches this and pulls it flat over the mid-on fielder and away to the long-on fence for four

OT

to Waller, no run, skiddy ball on middle, Waller has a swat at it and misses. It raps him on the pad and there is an appeal. Given not out. Sri Lanka go for a review. No edge detected on Ultra-edge. Pitching outside off, impact in-line, wickets missing! SL lose a review, and the umpire's decision remains. Not out it is!

W

to Waller, out Caught by Tharanga!! Low full-toss on middle, Waller reached out and went for the sweep, took it on the full and swept it aerially in front of deep square leg. Tharanga ran in from square leg and took and excellent diving catch to his left. Just the kind of inspiration SL needed. Waller c Tharanga b 29(35) [4s-2 6s-1]

4

to Raza, FOUR, full and wide outside off, Raza gets on one knee and opens the face of the bat, steers it away for four towards the deep backward point fence

OT

to Raza, 1 run, back of a length delivery spinning into middle-and-leg, Raza crouches very low and sweep-pulls it to backward square leg for a single. Fifty for Raza! Second consecutive fifty

4

to Raza, FOUR, straying on the pads and tickled away to fine leg for four

4

to Raza, FOUR, just a fraction short and on the hip, and twists into a pull away to backward square leg for four. Good comback from Raza. These deliveries after a blow are crucial and destabilizes a batsman. Raza has responded well

4

to Raza, FOUR, fraction short just outside off, Raza makes room and comes down the track and slap it away to the deep extra cover fence for four. What a blazing shot!

6

to Moor, SIX, very slow and very short, back of the hand delivery, and poor control from . Moor makes room outside off and cross-bats that loft over long-on for six!

4

to Raza, FOUR, very full off-cutter, but got it too full, Raza took it on the full and drove that on one knee to the deep extra cover fence for four

4

to Raza, FOUR, wide full toss around hip-high, Raza throws his bat at it and slices it away to the deep backward point boundary for four. The first half of the over belonged to , and the last half, to Raza

6

to Moor, SIX, loopy off-break on the tram-line, Moor tries a slog-sweep to fetch it from outside off and nails it straight down the ground for six!

W

to Moor, out Caught by Dananjaya!! Loopy delivery just outside off, Moor clears his front leg and slogs across the line but ends up slicing it high towards cover where Dananjaya runs back to juggle it a few time but takes the catch in the end. Moor c Dananjaya b 19(18) [6s-2]

Coming Soon...
Coming Soon...