WC 2011 Match Facts and Scorecard: Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe

Sri Lanka thrashed Zimbabwe with the help of record breaking opening partnership.

Match Facts

    Match 26
    Captain: Sangakkara (SL), Chigumbura (Zim)
    Toss: Zimbabwe
    Result: SL def Zim by 139 runs
    MOM: Dilshan
    3wkts or more: 4/4 Dilshan, 4/62 Mpofu, 3/34
    100s: 2 (SL)
    50s: Taylor (Zim)
    6s: 2 (I each by both teams)
    100 plus partnerships:
    281 1st wkt Dilshan and Tharanga (SL)
    116 Taylor and Chakabva (Zim)

Records

    Tharanga and Dilshan created new WC record of opening wicket partnership.
    Tharanga and Dilshan opening wicket partnership is the 2nd best in ODI for first wicket.
    Dilshan is the 2nd player to score a century and take 4 wickets in same match. Feiko Kloppenburg of Netherlands achieved the same feat in 2003 against Namibia. He scored 121 and took 4/42.
    Tharanga features in the 3rd 200 plus partnership in ODI. He partnered with Jayasuriya for the highest opening partnership of 286 runs (2006) in ODI. With Jayawardene he also featured in 215 runs open partnership in 2010.
    Tharanga scored his 9th ODI and 1st WC century.
    Dilshan scored his 8th ODI and 1st WC century.
    Dilshan returned his best bowling figure.
    Taylor scored his 2nd half-century in world cup.

Sri Lanka innings (50 overs maximum)

    Tharanga c Chigumbura b Mpofu 133 runs 17 4s
    Dilshan c Panyangara b Utseya 144 runs 16 4s 1 six
    Perera c Chigumbura b Price 3
    Jayawardene c Chakabva b Mpofu 9 runs 1 four
    Sangakkara not out 11 runs 1 four
    Mathews c Chigumbura b Mpofu 0
    Silva c Panyangara b Mpofu 4 runs 1 four
    Samaraweera not out 8 runs 1 four
    Extras (b 2, lb 3, w 9, nb 1) 15
    Total (50 overs) 327/6

Fall of wickets

    1-282 (Tharanga, 44.4 ov), 2-289 (Dilshan, 45.4 ov), 3-296 (Perera, 46.3 ov), 4-300 (Jayawardene, 47.1 ov), 5-302 (Mathews, 47.3 ov), 6-308 (Silva, 47.6 ov)

Bowling

    Mpofu 7 ov 62/4
    Panyangara 6 ov 51/0
    Price 9 ov 1 maiden 46/1
    Chigumbura 3 ov 20/0
    Utseya 10 ov 50/1
    Cremer 7 ov 42/0
    Lamb 8 ov 51/0

Zimbabwe innings (target: 328 runs from 50 overs)

    Taylor c Jayawardene b Mathews 80 runs 9 4s 1 six
    Chakabva b Muralitharan 35 runs 3 4s
    Taibu c Sangakkara b Mathews 4
    Utseya st Sangakkara b Dilshan 4
    Ervine lbw b Dilshan 17 runs 2 4s
    Chigumbura c Perera b Muralitharan 6
    Lamb c Jayawardene b Dilshan 0
    Cremer not out 14 runs 1 four
    Price c Samaraweera b Perera 11 runs 2 4s
    Panyangara lbw b Dilshan 0
    Mpofu b Muralitharan 1
    Extras (b 2, lb 2, w 12) 16
    Total (39 overs) 188

Fall of wickets

    1-116 (Chakabva, 19.5 ov), 2-125 (Taibu, 22.1 ov), 3-132 (Taylor, 24.1 ov), 4-150 (Utseya, 27.3 ov), 5-156 (Ervine, 29.3 ov), 6-156 (Lamb, 29.4 ov), 7-165 (Chigumbura, 31.5 ov), 8-185 (Price, 36.5 ov), 9-185 (Panyangara, 37.4 ov), 10-188 (Mpofu, 38.6 ov)

Bowling

    Malinga 8 ov 51/0
    Kulasekara 8 ov 33/0
    Perera 6 ov 33/1
    Muralitharan 9 ov 34/3
    Mathews 5 ov 29/2
    Dilshan 3 ov 1 maiden 4/4
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