Match Over - Zimbabwe won by 6 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Galle International Stadium
  • Referee: BC Broad
  • When: 30 Jun 2017, 06:30 SAST
  • Winner: Zimbabwe
  • Man of the Match: SF Mire


  • Umpire1: IJ Gould
  • Umpire2: RSA Palliyaguruge
  • Third Umpire: NJ Llong



Overs: 50.0 / 50.0

Sri Lanka



Overs: 47.4 / 50.0


5.45pm If bowing out early, in heartbreaking fashion, from the Champions Trophy wasn't enough, Sri Lanka have endured another crushing blow. This is the highest successful chase ever in Sri Lanka, in 296 ODIs. How's that for a record? The heroes? Solomon Mire, who set the pace. Sean Williams who carried on to bring the chase within a 100 runs, and Sikandar Raza for ensuring the good work done by those two didn't go to waste. How easy have they made it look? Worrying signs for Sri Lanka. The bowling was toothless. The fielding? Well, it wasn't any better. This is also the first time Zimbabwe have beaten Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka. Surely it merits a big party tonight!

There's plenty of post-match coverage. Andrew Fernando's bulletin will be up shortly, for those who want to relive a special chase. Hope you join us for the second ODI on Sunday. Until then, this is Shashank Kishore saying goodbye on behalf of Akshay Gopalakrishnan. Cheers!

Dinesh: "Zimbabwe had that reputation of being the giant killers in the early 2000s and now, well and truly, they are back on big stage. Chasing 300 in Sri Lanka against Sri Lanka is incredible effort. Take a bow" Can't let one big effort mask all that's happened in between. As Cremer said, one step at a time.

Solomon Mire is the Player of the match.

Graeme Cremer: Very special! To chase down a score like that to post our first win here was amazing. For our batting to chase the total down, special. Mire is a real asset to the team, not just with the bat but also with the ball. He's lovely to watch. We just want to take it one game at a time. We can hopefully carry this confidence forward.

Angelo Mathews: Having 315 on the board, I thought it was enough. Our bowling was poor and our fielding was pathetic. It was a good batting effort by them. The wicket was playing a little slower. I thought we had the bowling to defend this.

Sikandar Raza: The selectors and coaches have shown consistency. A lot of cricket behind us has helped us pull off this fantastic win. I kept saying myself that this had to be for Solomon. For someone to play in this kind of heat after bowling his heart out, that was sensational. I wanted to do it for him.

Sean Williams: Solomon and I spoke about taking ones and twos, and batting till the 40th over. We wanted to play the sweeps and reverse-sweeps to keep the runs ticking.

47.4MA Aponso to Sikandar Raza, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, they hadn't hit a six up until this point in the chase. Now, he sees the ball tossed up over the eyeline, gets to the pitch of the ball and hammers it down the ground, beats long-on comfortably. Wow, what a way to finish. This has been a stunning chase. Handshakes, hugs all around in the Zimbabwe dressing room. They've sauntered home.
47.3MA Aponso to MN Waller, 1 run, tossed up outside off, he makes room and drives this inside-out to deep cover.
47.2MA Aponso to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, drifting into middle and leg, nurdled to deep square leg as they jog the single.
47.1MA Aponso to Sikandar Raza, 2 runs, fired into middle and leg, he walks across the stumps and paddles this into the deep fine leg region.
End of over 47. 9 runs this over. 312/4 after 282 balls.
Sikandar Raza 58 (53b 7x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 10-0-61-1
MN Waller 39 (28b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 46. 8 runs this over. 303/4 after 276 balls.
MN Waller 37 (26b 4x4 0x6 ) N Pradeep 9-1-52-0
Sikandar Raza 52 (49b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 45. 4 runs this over. 295/4 after 270 balls.
Sikandar Raza 50 (47b 6x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 9-0-53-1
MN Waller 31 (22b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 44. 7 runs this over. 291/4 after 264 balls.
MN Waller 29 (20b 4x4 0x6 ) N Pradeep 8-1-44-0
Sikandar Raza 48 (43b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 43. 14 runs this over. 284/4 after 258 balls.
MN Waller 24 (18b 3x4 0x6 ) MA Aponso 8-0-67-0
Sikandar Raza 46 (39b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 42. 6 runs this over. 270/4 after 252 balls.
Sikandar Raza 45 (38b 6x4 0x6 ) SL Malinga 9-0-51-1
MN Waller 11 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 41. 7 runs this over. 264/4 after 246 balls.
Sikandar Raza 40 (33b 5x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 8-0-49-1
MN Waller 10 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 40. 5 runs this over. 257/4 after 240 balls.
MN Waller 9 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) SL Malinga 8-0-45-1
Sikandar Raza 34 (29b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 39. 13 runs this over. 252/4 after 234 balls.
Sikandar Raza 32 (27b 4x4 0x6 ) DAS Gunaratne 7-0-45-2
MN Waller 6 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 38. 3 runs this over. 239/4 after 228 balls.
Sikandar Raza 19 (21b 1x4 0x6 ) MA Aponso 7-0-53-0
MN Waller 6 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 37. 6 runs this over. 236/4 after 222 balls.
Sikandar Raza 17 (16b 1x4 0x6 ) DAS Gunaratne 6-0-32-2
MN Waller 5 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 36. 8 runs this over. 230/4 after 216 balls.
Sikandar Raza 15 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 7-0-42-1
MN Waller 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 35. 3 runs this over. 222/4 after 210 balls.
Sikandar Raza 7 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) DAS Gunaratne 5-0-26-2
MN Waller 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 34. 8 runs this over. 219/3 after 204 balls.
Sikandar Raza 5 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) MA Aponso 6-0-50-0
SC Williams 65 (68b 7x4 0x6 ) more

This has all the makings to be an epic chase. Can Zimbabwe do it? Shashank will take you through it. Over and out from me.

End of over 33. 8 runs this over. 211/3 after 198 balls.
Sikandar Raza 3 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) DAS Gunaratne 4-0-23-1
SC Williams 59 (64b 6x4 0x6 ) more

Deepesh: "Has Bangladesh really improved considerably or Sri-Lanka ,Pakistan and West Indies have deteriorated in last few years?" They're beating some of the best sides, mate. India, South Africa, and more recently, New Zealand in the Champions Trophy, to name a few...

End of over 32. 6 runs this over. 203/2 after 192 balls.
SF Mire 108 (93b 13x4 0x6 ) N Pradeep 7-1-37-0
SC Williams 58 (63b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 31. 6 runs this over. 197/2 after 186 balls.
SF Mire 103 (88b 12x4 0x6 ) DAS Gunaratne 3-0-15-0
SC Williams 57 (62b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 30. 4 runs this over. 189/2 after 179 balls.
SC Williams 54 (60b 6x4 0x6 ) SL Malinga 7-0-38-1
SF Mire 98 (83b 11x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 29. 5 runs this over. 185/2 after 174 balls.
SC Williams 52 (57b 6x4 0x6 ) DAS Gunaratne 2-0-9-0
SF Mire 97 (81b 11x4 0x6 ) more

Time for drinks. Sri Lanka are crawling through their overs here.They seriously need a move on. Ian Gould has already expressed his unhappiness with the over rate. Sri Lanka have been notoriously slow in the recent days. They don't want a suspended Angelo Mathews for the next game.

End of over 28. 5 runs this over. 180/2 after 168 balls.
SC Williams 51 (55b 6x4 0x6 ) SL Malinga 6-0-34-1
SF Mire 93 (77b 11x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 27. 4 runs this over. 175/2 after 162 balls.
SF Mire 89 (73b 11x4 0x6 ) DAS Gunaratne 1-0-4-0
SC Williams 50 (53b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 26. 15 runs this over. 169/2 after 154 balls.
SF Mire 85 (69b 11x4 0x6 ) MA Aponso 4-0-40-0
SC Williams 48 (49b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 25. 5 runs this over. 154/2 after 150 balls.
SF Mire 75 (66b 9x4 0x6 ) N Pradeep 6-1-31-0
SC Williams 45 (48b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 24. 4 runs this over. 148/2 after 143 balls.
SF Mire 72 (63b 9x4 0x6 ) MA Aponso 4-0-24-0
SC Williams 42 (44b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 23. 7 runs this over. 144/2 after 138 balls.
SF Mire 70 (60b 9x4 0x6 ) N Pradeep 5-1-26-0
SC Williams 41 (42b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 22. 7 runs this over. 137/2 after 132 balls.
SC Williams 36 (39b 5x4 0x6 ) SL Malinga 5-0-29-1
SF Mire 68 (57b 9x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 21. 5 runs this over. 130/2 after 126 balls.
SF Mire 61 (52b 8x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 6-0-34-1
SC Williams 36 (38b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 20. 8 runs this over. 125/2 after 120 balls.
SC Williams 34 (35b 5x4 0x6 ) SL Malinga 4-0-22-1
SF Mire 58 (49b 8x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 19. 5 runs this over. 117/2 after 114 balls.
SF Mire 58 (49b 8x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 5-0-29-1
SC Williams 26 (29b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 12 runs this over. 108/2 after 107 balls.
SC Williams 21 (24b 2x4 0x6 ) LD Madushanka 2-0-18-0
SF Mire 58 (47b 8x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 7 runs this over. 96/2 after 101 balls.
SF Mire 49 (43b 6x4 0x6 ) MD Gunathilaka 2-0-13-0
SC Williams 19 (22b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 6 runs this over. 89/2 after 96 balls.
SC Williams 18 (20b 2x4 0x6 ) LD Madushanka 1-0-6-0
SF Mire 44 (40b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 6 runs this over. 83/2 after 90 balls.
SC Williams 13 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) MD Gunathilaka 1-0-6-0
SF Mire 43 (39b 5x4 0x6 ) more

Shashank's craving for coffee meant he jumped the gun and announced a premature drinks. The players are cooling off now. And I'll be around for the next hour or so.

Kumar Sangakkara tweets: Congratulations @KusalMendis1 on his 1000 runs. Second fastest Sri Lankan to get there. He will be getting a lot more runs. Special player

End of over 14. 5 runs this over. 77/2 after 84 balls.
SC Williams 11 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) MA Aponso 3-0-20-0
SF Mire 39 (36b 5x4 0x6 ) more

Players will take drinks. That means it's time for a cup of coffee for me. Akshay is fresh and raring to go

End of over 13. 7 runs this over. 72/2 after 78 balls.
SC Williams 10 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 4-0-24-1
SF Mire 35 (33b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 8 runs this over. 65/2 after 72 balls.
SC Williams 4 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) MA Aponso 2-0-15-0
SF Mire 34 (32b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 11 runs this over. 57/2 after 66 balls.
SF Mire 27 (29b 4x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 3-0-17-1
SC Williams 3 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 7 runs this over. 46/1 after 60 balls.
SF Mire 19 (26b 2x4 0x6 ) MA Aponso 1-0-7-0
CR Ervine 18 (21b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 2 runs this over. 39/1 after 54 balls.
SF Mire 17 (23b 2x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 2-0-6-0
CR Ervine 13 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 1 runs this over. 37/1 after 48 balls.
CR Ervine 13 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) N Pradeep 4-1-19-0
SF Mire 15 (17b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 3 runs this over. 35/1 after 41 balls.
CR Ervine 13 (16b 1x4 0x6 ) A Dananjaya 1-0-3-0
SF Mire 13 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 10 runs this over. 32/1 after 36 balls.
CR Ervine 12 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) N Pradeep 3-1-18-0
SF Mire 12 (10b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Vedant: "Is Mathews is fit enough for bowling?" Don't think so.

End of over 5. 7 runs this over. 22/1 after 29 balls.
SF Mire 11 (8b 2x4 0x6 ) SL Malinga 3-0-14-1
CR Ervine 3 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4.  A maiden over! 15/1 after 24 balls.
CR Ervine 3 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) N Pradeep 2-1-8-0
SF Mire 5 (3b 1x4 0x6 ) more

NSF: "That misfield by Malinga will add more fuel to sport minister's argument that SL players lack fitness and flexibility."

End of over 3. 1 runs this over. 12/1 after 17 balls.
CR Ervine 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) SL Malinga 2-0-4-1
SF Mire 5 (3b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 8 runs this over. 11/0 after 12 balls.
SF Mire 5 (3b 1x4 0x6 ) N Pradeep 1-0-8-0
H Masakadza 5 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 3 runs this over. 3/0 after 5 balls.
H Masakadza 2 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) SL Malinga 1-0-3-0
SF Mire 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Rama: "Is Malinga not suspended?" Suspended sentence. Another discretion and he'll be suspended for six months.

H MasakadzaC N Dickwella B SL Malinga5140035.71
SF MireC DAS Gunaratne B DAS Gunaratne11296140116.67
CR ErvineC WU Tharanga B A Dananjaya18232078.26
SC WilliamsB DAS Gunaratne65697094.2
Sikandar Razanot out 675671119.64
MN Wallernot out 402940137.93
PJ Moor -
RP Burl -
AG Cremer -
DT Tiripano -
TL Chatara -
Total 322/4
SL Malinga9.005115.67
N Pradeep9.015205.78
A Dananjaya10.006116.1
MA Aponso8.407708.88
MD Gunathilaka2.001306.5
LD Madushanka2.001809
DAS Gunaratne7.004526.43