Player of the Match
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Best performances - Batsmen

BRM Taylor
58(80) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep shot
  • 18 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
1 18 11 2 4 0 7 15
MDKJ Perera
49(57) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
4 2 9 7 7 1 13 6

Best performances - Bowlers

NLTC Perera
O8
M0
R33
W4
Eco4.12
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
N Pradeep
O8
M2
R28
W3
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH

Match Details

Toss

Zimbabwe , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Match number

Season

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

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

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Sri Lanka 4, Zimbabwe 0

Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu

7.22pm After limiting Zimbabwe to 198 with a volley of menacing short balls, Thisara Perera hit 39 off 26 balls - the only batsman to strike at 100 or more on a two-paced pitch - to ensure Sri Lanka stay afloat in the tri-series. He came into bat with Sri Lanka wobbling at 145 for 5, but saw his side home along with Chandimal, who stayed unbeaten on 38. Muzarabani and Jarvis were impressive both with the new ball and the old one, but could not find a way past Thisara.

Cremer: To be honest, the wicket looked same like the other one, but played a lot different. We were probably 30 runs short with the bat. We need one of the top four to bat through the innings. Taylor played well, but we need one to bat till 45 overs. The seamers did quite well; maybe a bit inconsistent with the length. Credit to Chandi, they were always looking like winning with him there. We will come out hard day after tomorrow.

Chandimal: I was really happy with the performance. Credit to the bowlers - they did their job really well. Kusal Janith and Mendis did their job, and Thisara at the end was brilliant. As I said, once you get a start in the top four you need to bat long. That's what we need to do, and we will have three more days to come up with a good plan. Pressure is always there. Last one year or so they've played outstanding cricket.

Thisara (who else?) is the Player of the Match: First of all I am proud of my performance. As an allrounder, I am very happy today. All the bowlers, including me, did well. This is a relay baton - we want to do it at both ends. Nuwan Pradeep and Suranga Lakmal did well. Pradeep has an injury but he did well. This is my natural game, otherwise I can't survive in the international game

Anji: "Good to see Kusal Mendis chipping in some runs. He needs to gain back his confidence."

Gaja: "Come on Ice93. It is not about Chandimal only. It is about the whole team, If it wasn't setup by both Kusals, you would have known How vunerable to have Chandimal in the team. If it was a 300 track & Zimbabwe scored 230 or so, SL would have definitely lost this much"

That's a wrap of this match. Thanks for your company and comments. Goodbye and good night for now

44.5
6
Chatara to NLTC Perera, SIX, just short of a good length and outside off, Thisara sizes it up and lustily clubs it into the stands beyond midwicket. Fittingly, Thisara seals the win for SL in emphatic fashion and keeps his side alive in the tri-series

Nonymous: "I guess the boat has sailed.. but no chance of a bonus point for SL here, right?" --- Right

44.4
0
Chatara to NLTC Perera, no run, Thisara backs away outside leg, the bowler chases him with a short ball, stabbed to mid-on
44.3
1
Chatara to Chandimal, 1 run, shorter and wider outside off, back-foot cut finds sweeper cover
44.2
0
Chatara to Chandimal, no run, back of a length and outside off, Chandimal leans back and chops to backward point
44.1
0
Chatara to Chandimal, no run, wide of the crease and angling into a front-foot push to cover

END OF OVER:
44 | 6 Runs | SL: 195/5 (4 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 4.43, RRR: 0.66)

  • NLTC Perera33 (24b)
  • LD Chandimal37 (68b)
  • AG Cremer9-0-29-0
  • TL Chatara9-1-33-1
43.6
2
Cremer to NLTC Perera, 2 runs, chopped from the stumps to backward point, where the fielder lets the ball burst through

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st33WU TharangaMDKJ Perera
2nd70MDKJ PereraBKG Mendis
3rd7N DickwellaBKG Mendis
4th7LD ChandimalN Dickwella
5th28LD ChandimalDAS Gunaratne
6th57NLTC PereraLD Chandimal