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IND-SL-ZIM Tri Series, SL v ZIM, Final, Match Report
Matches - Reports Thursday, 16 September 2010 17:54
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Final: Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe (Winner: Sri Lanka)

ZIM 199 (T Taibu 71, D Fernando 36/3, A Mendis 44/2) lost to SL 203/1 (T Dilshan 108*, U Tharanga 72, R Price 34/0) by 9 wickets with 92 balls remaining.

   Match Scorecard  
Man of the Match: T Dilshan Harare Sports Club (9 June,2010)

Zimbabwe in a tri-series final! Stuff that dreams are made of. But the dream didn’t quite work out for them. Sri Lanka bowlers put a stranglehold on the Zimbabwe innings right from the start. By the end of 14th they were at 39/2 and their COW was under 40%. Taibu was the only one to fight back and he got little support from anyone except Lamb but it was too little. Zimbabwe were 199 all out in 49 overs with a COW of 30%. 200 was never going to be a stiff target but Sri Lankans just blew it away with a 160 run opening partnership as Dilshan notched up a century and Tharange scored 78. By the time they were separated in the 26th Over Sri Lanka’s COW was already 92% and they won the match by 9 wickets to claim the MicroMax Cup.

  First Inns (ZIM)  
arrow 9 Overs: ZIM 25/1 SL 57% Sri Lanka’s bowling did an excellent
      job as Zimbabwe could not score freely at all. Zimbabwe’s chances decreased by 6% during this period.
arrow 25 Overs: ZIM 91/3 SL 61% Zimbabwe’s innings did not improve
      during this period as they lost 2 more wickets and still had a poor run-rate .Zimbabwe’s chances decreased by 4% during this period.
arrow 35 Overs: ZIM 131/3 SL 66% Zimbabwe kept a partnership going but
      could not up the tempo .Zimbabwe’s chances decreased by 5% during this period.
arrow 49 Overs: ZIM 199/10 SL 70% Zimbabwe could not reach 200 as they
      lost wickets going for runs. Zimbabwe’s chances decreased by 4% during this period.
  Second Inns (SL: Target 200)  
arrow 10 Overs: SL 63/0 SL 75% Sri Lanka went about the process of
      winning this tournament with gusto with an aggressive opening partnership. Sri Lanka’s chances increased by 5% during this period.
arrow 25 Overs: SL 155/0 SL 91% Tharanga and Dilshan powered this
      Innings to its obvious conclusion .Sri Lanka’s chances increased by 16% during this period.
arrow 34.4 Overs: SL 203/1 SL 100% Dilshan reached his century and Sri Lanka
      routed Zimbabwe in this one sided encounter.Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets.

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