2012 T20 WC Match 1: Sri Lankan Spinners Humiliate Zimbabwe

Sri Lanka won, even the Zimababwe supporters may not be surprised. But the spinners performance, specially the allround performance by Jeevan Mendis provides a new strength to Sri Lankan hopes to finally claim T20 trophy.

2012 T20 WC Schedule and Results

Match Facts and Statistics

    6/8 is the best Bowling figure in T20 internationals. He broke his own record of 6/16.
    Ajantha Mendis is the only bowler to take 6 wickets in T20 internationals.
    Ajantha Mendis was declared Player of the Match.
    Sri Lanka registered its third win over Zimbabwe.
    94-run partnership for 4th wicket between Sangakkara and Jeevan Mendis.

Sri Lanka innings (20 overs maximum)

    Munaweera run out 17 runs 19 balls 3 4s
    Dilshan c Taylor b Cremer 39 runs 28 5 4s
    Mahela Jayawardene run out 13 runs 18 balls 1 four
    Sangakkara run out 44 runs 26 balls 2 4s 1 six
    Jeevan Mendis not out 43 runs 30 balls 4 4s 1 six
    Perera not out 6 runs 2 balls 1 six
    Extras (b 4, lb 6, w 7, nb 3) 20
    Total (20 overs) 182/4

Fall of wickets

    1-54 (Munaweera, 6.3 ov), 2-75 (Dilshan, 9.5 ov), 3-82 (Jayawardene, 11.3 ov), 4-176 (Sangakkara, 19.4 ov)

Bowling

    Jarvis 4 ov 31/0
    Vitori 3 ov 27/0
    Utseya 4 ov 25/0
    Mpofu 4 ov 49/0
    Cremer 4 ov 27/1
    Chigumbura 1 ov 13/0

Zimbabwe innings (target: 183 runs from 20 overs)

    Masakadza b Ajantha Mendis 20 runs 23 balls 3 4s
    Sibanda b Ajantha Mendis 11 runs 16 balls 1 four
    B Taylor st Sangakkara b Ajantha Mendis 0
    Chigumbura b Ajantha Mendis 19 runs 19 balls 1 four 1 six
    Ervine st Sangakkara b Jeevan Mendis 10 runs 13 balls 1 six
    Waller lbw b Jeevan Mendis 0
    Cremer b Jeevan Mendis 17 runs 20 balls 2 4s
    Utseya c Jayawardene b Ajantha Mendis 1 run 2 balls
    Jarvis lbw b Ajantha Mendis 0
    Vitori not out 7 runs 4 balls
    Mpofu c Chandimal b Malinga 0
    Extras (lb 9, w 6) 15
    Total (17.3 overs) 100

Fall of wickets

    1-37 (Sibanda, 5.3 ov), 2-37 (Taylor, 5.4 ov), 3-43 (Masakadza, 7.2 ov), 4-58 (Ervine, 10.3 ov), 5-58 (Waller, 10.5 ov), 6-80 (Chigumbura, 13.6 ov), 7-87 (Utseya, 15.1 ov), 8-87 (Jarvis, 15.4 ov), 9-93 (Cremer, 16.5 ov), 10-100 (Mpofu, 17.3 ov)

Bowling

    Kulasekara 3 ov 16/0
    Malinga 2.3 ov 20/1
    Ajantha Mendis 4 ov 2 maidens 8/6
    Mathews 2 ov 7/0
    Perera 2 ov 16/0
    Jeevan Mendis 4 ov 24/3
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