4th ODI, Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota, 08 July 2017

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe

Sri Lanka 1st Inn:0/0 (0)

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Zimbabwe Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Hamilton Masakadza b Wanidu Hasaranga 28 36 5 0 77.78
Solomon Mire c Mathews & b Wanidu Hasaranga 43 30 5 2 143.33
Tarisai Musakanda c Dickwella & b Chameera 30 23 5 0 130.43
Craig Ervine not out 69 55 8 1 125.45
Sean Williams st Dickwella & b Gunaratne 6 9 0 0 66.67
Sikandar Raza c & b Wanidu Hasaranga 10 10 1 0 100
Malcolm Waller c Gunathilaka & b Sandakan 20 13 3 0 153.85
Peter Moor(wk) not out 0 0 0 0 0.00
Graeme Cremer(c) dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Chris Mpofu dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Tendai Chatara dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 4, lb - 1, w - 8, nb - 0)13
Total(219 for 6 in 29.2 overs)219 (7.47 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/67 (Hamilton Masakadza, 9.4 ov.) 2/82 (Solomon Mire, 11.4 ov.) 3/128 (Tarisai Musakanda, 17.6 ov.)
4/145 (Sean Williams, 22.2 ov.) 5/172 (Sikandar Raza, 25.2 ov.) 6/215 (Malcolm Waller, 29.1 ov.)
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Lasith Malinga 4 1 18 0 4.5  
Asitha Fernando 2 0 22 0 11  
Dushmantha Chameera 5 0 32 1 6.4 (1w)
Asela Gunaratne 7 0 41 1 5.86  
Wanidu Hasaranga 6 0 40 3 6.67  
Lakshan Sandakan 3.2 0 45 1 13.51 (7w)
Danushka Gunathilaka 2 0 16 0 8  
               

Sri Lanka Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Niroshan Dickwella(wk) lbw Waller 116 118 8 0 98.31
Danushka Gunathilaka b Waller 87 101 7 0 86.14
Angelo Mathews(c) c Masakadza & b Chatara 42 40 0 2 105
Upul Tharanga b Raza 22 20 2 1 110
Asela Gunaratne c Sean Williams & b Mpofu 1 3 0 0 33.33
Kusal Mendis c Waller & b Mpofu 0 1 0 0 0
Wanidu Hasaranga not out 19 17 2 0 111.76
Lasith Malinga dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Asitha Fernando dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Dushmantha Chameera dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Lakshan Sandakan dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 1, lb - 1, w - 11, nb - 0)13
Total(300 for 6 in 50 overs)300 (6 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/209 (Danushka Gunathilaka, 35.2 ov.) 2/216 (Niroshan Dickwella, 37.5 ov.) 3/257 (Upul Tharanga, 43.5 ov.)
4/260 (Asela Gunaratne, 44.3 ov.) 5/263 (Kusal Mendis, 44.6 ov.) 6/300 (Angelo Mathews, 49.6 ov.)
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Chris Mpofu 9 0 61 2 6.78 (4w)
Tendai Chatara 5 0 32 1 6.4 (2w)
Sikandar Raza 9 0 56 1 6.22 (2w)
Sean Williams 5 0 37 0 7.4  
Solomon Mire 3 0 21 0 7 (2w)
Graeme Cremer (c) 9 0 47 0 5.22  
Malcolm Waller 10 0 44 2 4.4 (1w)
               
All|Overs 1-50
6

Fernando to Mire, SIX, what a welcome for the 19-year old debutant. Gentle loosener to start with, short and on Mire's hips, he swivels across and pulled it high and behind square on the on-side for a maximum

4

to Masakadza, FOUR, lovely shot, this should give Masakadza plenty of confidence, too straight from , ends up drifting onto the pads, Masakadza gets inside the line and flicks it over mid-wicket, a couple of bounces and over the ropes

4

Fernando to Mire, FOUR, Mire will play his shots, too straight from Fernando, Mire gets his left leg out of the way, uses his back lift and plays the on-drive, wide of mid-on for a boundary

4

Fernando to Mire, FOUR, Mire gets away with an ugly slog, length ball just outside off, Mire saw the length and swung across the line - hit it with the breeze and away from the fielder at deep mid-wicket, one bounce and over the ropes

4

Fernando to Mire, FOUR, lovely shot, much better from Mire, length ball outside off, he plants his front-foot forward and dumps it back over Fernando's head, couple of bounces and over the ropes

6

to Mire, SIX, massive, this man packs a punch for sure, fraction short in length and he's all over it like a flash. Spots the length early, swivels across and deposits it high and over the fence at deep mid-wicket

4

to Masakadza, FOUR, short, wide and four, width on offer from , Masakadza gets on top of the bounce and cracks it behind square on the off-side, beats the fielder in the ring and rolls away to the fence

4

to Masakadza, FOUR, edged and four, width on offer from , Masakadza with with hard hands on the cut, gets a thick edge, no slips and third man was square - the ball rolls away to the fence

4

Hasaranga to Masakadza, FOUR, nicely played by Masakadza, came down the track - Hasaranga saw it coming and dropped the length further short, Masakadza adjusted and whipped it over mid-wicket for a boundary

4

to Masakadza, FOUR, nicely played by Masakadza, went down low, dragged the ball from well outside off, rolled his wrists over and sweeps it behind square on the on-side, the man in the deep can't get across - despite the dive

4

Hasaranga to Mire, FOUR, Mire doesn't miss out this time, another half-tracker from Hasaranga, he rocks back and pummels it over mid-wicket, one bounce andf over the ropes

W

Hasaranga to Masakadza, out Bowled!! The wrong 'un has done the trick for Hasaranga, he shrieks in delight, Sri Lanka needed this wicket badly, should hold back the visitors a bit now. Masakadza didn't pick this one at all, he was aiming an expansive drive, the ball spun from outside off and crashed into middle, big gap between bat and pad and all that Masakadza hears is the death rattle of his stumps. Masakadza b Hasaranga 28(36) [4s-5]

4

Hasaranga to Musakanda, FOUR, Zimbabwe keep finding the boundaries, tad too short from Hasaranga, allows Musakanda to go back and whip it powerfully - beat mid-on to his right and rolls away to the fence

4

to Mire, FOUR, that has been swept powerfully, gets down low, rolls his wrists over and sweeps it powerfully - into the gap at mid-wicket

4

Hasaranga to Mire, byes, FOUR, very full and just outside off, too full to sweep, Mire does the same and misses. Dickwella lets the ball go through his legs and into the fence

W

Hasaranga to Mire, out Caught by Mathews!! Oh Dear! That's as soft a dismissal you get, Mire looks gutted as he walks away. This was a juicy full-toss, Mire could have hit it anywhere he wanted, instead, he pre-meditates a lap sweep and hits it straight into the palms of the fielder at short fine. Sri Lanka will not complain, the crowd go berserk and Sri Lanka are back in the contest. Mire c Mathews b Hasaranga 43(30) [4s-5 6s-2]

4

Hasaranga to Craig Ervine, FOUR, poor ball from Hasaranga and Ervine makes the most of it, this was full and down the leg-side, Ervine went down on his knees and sweeps it behind square on the on-side, rolls away to the fence in a hurry

4

to Craig Ervine, FOUR, edged and four, this was dropped short and wide of off, Ervine went with hard hands on the cut, gets a thick edge through the vacant slip cordon. Mathews gives chase from short third man, slides and pulls it back in, but the ball rolls back onto the ropes

4

to Musakanda, FOUR, lovely shot, this was tossed up outside leg, Musakanda went down low, rolls his wrists and sweeps it behind square on the on-side, beats the man in the deep. 13 from the over

4

to Musakanda, FOUR, sweeps it hard and well through mid-wicket

4

to Musakanda, FOUR, drills it between short cover and mid-off. Bottom-handed drive

4

to Musakanda, FOUR, now another boundary. gets the length back a bit and the ball's been sliced through backward point

W

to Musakanda, out Caught by Dickwella!! is tall. is quick. And can strike. Musakanda looks to dab a single to third man but gets a thick edge to the keeper behind. Extra bounce. Musakanda c Dickwella b 30(23) [4s-5]

4

to Craig Ervine, FOUR, a dive by Gunathilaka at deep cover but that was drilled. Dropped full and wide, Craig Ervine lays into it with a drive

OT

to Craig Ervine, 1 run, dropped to cover and there's a direct hit at the bowler's end. So the umpire refers it upstairs. Bounces in front of the stumps, the ball, and then displaces the bails off. Sean Williams is in by then

W

to Sean Williams, out Stumped!! This wicket could be telling in hindsight. Sean Williams has run past a slower delivery here and has been stumped, off the first ball he's played after the rain break. Easy take behind the wicket by Dickwella. Umpires check for a no-ball but hadn't stepped on he side crease. Sean Williams st Dickwella b 6(9)

4

to Craig Ervine, FOUR, goes wide of the crease and angles it in quick. Inside edge runs through fine leg

4

to Raza, FOUR, sees the width and throws his hands at it. Over leaping backward point

6

to Craig Ervine, SIX, two good balls and this third one is short. Craig Ervine pumps it over 's head. Stood in the crease and sorta punches it

4

to Craig Ervine, FOUR, now a loft. Two dot balls and now a six and a four. Swings a full ball over cow corner. Zimbabwe doing it nicely. 49 off 38 needed

W

Hasaranga to Raza, out Caught&Bowled!! There was a pause.. between Hasaranga taking the catch and Hasaranga mumbling something out. There was a stare in between. Raza wanted to hit it over the bowler's head. Couldn't quite get under the ball and Hasaranga's reflexes were superb even in the followthrough. Sharp catch, jumping up and taking it overhead. Sri Lanka right back in this. Raza c and b Hasaranga 10(10) [4s-1]

4

Hasaranga to Waller, FOUR, umm, messes up the over in trying to bowl the googly. And googly it was, but short and at a convenient pace. Helped with a swivel over short fine. 41 off 30

4

to Craig Ervine, FOUR, 50 for Ervine. Picks the length for the sweep and plays it in front of the square leg umpire

4

to Craig Ervine, FOUR, a fiercer sweep. And he's not even on his haunches to play this. Half of it at best and he's able to swab away this ball from say a fourth stump line

4

to Waller, FOUR, thrashes through covers. Gears up on the back foot and forces the cut through covers. 9 needed

4

to Waller, FOUR, a line down leg. Readymade for scoop and Waller plays it in Dilshan's land. Only right. Zimbabwe a maximum away!

W

to Waller, out Caught by Gunathilaka!! Falls to a glory hit. Plays the slog sweep and realized immediately that he hadn't timed it. Tried to take the bottom hand off but it carried to the fielder in the deep. Nothing celebration from Sri Lanka; they know it's done. Waller c Gunathilaka b 20(13) [4s-3]

4

to Craig Ervine, FOUR, a four-wicket win for Zimbabwe. What a win this has been. Craig Ervine plays the reverse through third man and draws Zimbabwe level at 2-2, with a game to go

4

to Dickwella, FOUR, this is a poor start from , too straight and on Dickwella's pads, he gets inside the line and nudges it fine, rolls away tgo the fence in a hurry

4

to Dickwella, FOUR, lovely shot, Dickwella backs away slightly, opens up the off-side and creams it wide of mid-off, beats the fielder and rolls away to the fence

4

to Dickwella, FOUR, cheeky from Dickwella, backs away to a short ball, waits on it and dabs it very late, beats the man at gully, there's no one in the deep and the ball rolls away to the fence

4

to Dickwella, FOUR, lovely shot, gives himself room, frees his arms and goes up and over cover-point, no need to run for those

4

to Gunathilaka, FOUR, Gunathilaka breaks the shackles, short of a length and on the stumps, he was looking to club it back over the bowler's head. Didn't get enough power behind the shot, but has enough to beat the fielder in the ring and roll away to the fence

4

to Dickwella, FOUR, lovely shot, full and wide of off from , Dickwella leans into the drive, plays with an open face and slices it behind square on the off-side, beats the chasing fielder in a tantalizing chase to the ropes

4

Williams to Gunathilaka, FOUR, Gunathilaka gets lucky, went right across his stumps, exposed his leg-stump in the process as he bent down on the sweep. Williams saw it and fired one on the leg-stump line, just about got a bottom edge that rolled away fine and into the fence

4

to Gunathilaka, FOUR, cracking shot, tad too short from , allows Gunathilaka to back away and punch it in front of square on the off-side, beats the despairing dive from the fielder in the deep

4

to Gunathilaka, FOUR, that's easy for Gunathilaka, shortened his length as Gunathilaka came down the track, it just sat up for the left-hander who smacked it over mid-off, a couple of bounces and over the ropes

OT

to Dickwella, 1 run, fifty for Dickwella, his 5th in ODIs. This was tossed up on off, worked away towards square leg for a single, gets a good round of applause from the dressing room

OT

to Dickwella, 2 runs, tossed up just outside off, Dickwella goes down low and laps it very fine, comes back for the second run, brings up the 100-run stand as well

4

to Dickwella, FOUR, that's poor from Chatara, this was dropped short and just outside off, Dickwella waited on it and dabbed it late - to the right of short third man. Chatara got across quickly, puts in a casual dive and lets the ball go past him

D

to Gunathilaka, no run, that's a chance and has dropped it. This was tossed up on off, Gunathilaka wasn't there to the pitch of the ball drove it in the air and back towards the bowler. got into an awkward position on his followthrough, it hit his shoulder and lobbed behind, couldn't turn around in time and grab the rebound either

4

to Dickwella, FOUR, nicely played by Dickwella, fraction short and just outside off, Dickwella waits on it, opens the face of the bat and runs it very fine, beats short third man and rolls away to the fence

OT

to Gunathilaka, 2 runs, fifty for Gunathilaka, length ball on the stumps, nudged away behind square on the on-side for a couple of runs, his 6th in ODIs

4

to Gunathilaka, FOUR, short, wide and four, poor ball from , Gunathilaka throws the kitchen sink at that and gets it behind square on the off-side, beats point and rolls away to the fence

OT

to Gunathilaka, wide, that's a good bouncer, but it's given as a wide for height. Effort ball from , banged it short and on the stumps, Gunathilaka was looking to pull, drops his wrists at the last moment and sways away from the line

4

to Gunathilaka, FOUR, lovely shot, too short from , Gunathilaka swivelled across, rolled his wrists over and pulled it in front of square on the on-side, no need to run for those

4

Williams to Gunathilaka, FOUR, makes a bit of room and pumps it over the non-striker's head. No one in the deep and he got it straighter that the mid-off in place, so a safe shot. Well played

OT

to Dickwella, 1 run, consecutive hundreds for Dickwella. His second in the ODIs. Takes his helmet off and pulls off a fist-pump, and almost took the umpire with him! Only fair, for he's the eight Sri Lankan to get back-to-back ODI hundreds. Gets a ball that's been dropped short by and short-arm jabs it through mid-wicket

OT

to Gunathilaka, 1 run, takes his front leg out and drives through to long-off. First pair in ODI history to get back-to-back 200-run opening stand

D

to Gunathilaka, no run, that's a drop at cover. Easy, easy chance. Sliding on with the angle, poor ball from and Gunathilaka hit it straight to Mire. And in and out

4

to Dickwella, FOUR, it was coming. Zimbabwe are allowing these two liberties now. Shimmies out and takes 's delivery over to the long-off fence

W

to Gunathilaka, out Bowled!! Zimbabwe finally get a wicket. Misses out on his century by 13 runs but gee, he's played well. Slogs across the line early, the ball held in the pitch a bit and sneaked in to take the top of off. Gunathilaka b 87(101) [4s-7]

W

to Dickwella, out Lbw!! Sri Lanka review one here. That looked straight. Dickwella has been fidgety for a few balls now, mising sweeps and all. Shuffles across and tries to sweep fine, and misses again. And then reviews. That looks plumb to the naked eye. Hit in front of middle, and the ball was very full. Ball-tracking has it hitting the off and middle-stump. Gone. End of a stunning innings nonetheless. Dickwella lbw b 116(118) [4s-8]

OT

to Tharanga, no run, popped on the bounce to cover. Mire then recovers, loses his shades and parries a throw to . And Mathews is sent back. Dives to make it back in

4

to Tharanga, FOUR, makes room for the inside-out shot and chips it over covers. The last boundary came in the 29th over

6

to Tharanga, SIX, comes down the track and clobbers it over long-on. First six of the day

OT

to Tharanga, no run, Zimbabwe review and lose their only one here. This was pushed through flatter and just outside off, Tharanga was rocking back on the pull and missed, Moor was confident and he assumed that there was a tiny scratch on that. Replays didn't support him though

6

Williams to Mathews, SIX, told ya. He's taking off. Devours the flight with a slog sweep and finds the wind in his favour. Many a mile

4

to Tharanga, FOUR, full toss now and he's pumped this down the ground

W

to Tharanga, out Bowled!! Low bounce, slow pitch working in Zimbabwe's advantage here. Tries to slog-sweep it from outside off and pistols an inside-edge onto his stumps. Tharanga b 22(20) [4s-2 6s-1]

W

to Gunaratne, out Caught by Sean Williams!! That's a top catch by Williams running back from mid-off. And has to dive to hold onto it, and he does. In style. Gunaratne was undone by the extra bounce here. Made room for the angle coming in but then the punch had no power. Couldn't get on top of the bounce, and had to chip it over mid-off. Could have gotten away but Sean Williams pulled off a beauty. Gunaratne c Sean Williams b 1(3)

W

to Kusal Mendis, out Caught by Waller!! That's what too much of pad-time in the dressing room does. A first-ball duck for Kusal Mendis. And he was in no position to play this pull. Weight on the front foot and then he's trying to get taller and pull this. Gets a top-edge off a good short ball and pops it to deep mid-wicket. Kusal Mendis c Waller b 0(1)

OT

to Mathews, 2 runs, played across to long-on and a direct hit could have sent back Wanidu Hasaranga. But it bounces in front and then fails to pick it up. And by then, Wanidu Hasaranga dives back into my screen

6

to Mathews, SIX, that's a gooood shot. Front leg outta way and he's pumped the ball over the stumps at the other end

4

to Wanidu Hasaranga, FOUR, weight back and this short ball has been clobbered through mid-wicket. Opened his stance front-on and dragged the pull away

4

to Wanidu Hasaranga, FOUR, that's power. Gets a low full toss that's following him with in-drift and all he does is get it over mid-off, who was a long-off a ball back

W

to Mathews, out Caught by Masakadza!! Oh, he's cut it straight to backward point, who takes a good catch to his left. Mathews c Masakadza b 42(40) [6s-2]

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