Match Over - Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota
  • Referee: BC Broad
  • When: 06 Jul 2017, 06:15 SAST
  • Winner: Sri Lanka
  • Man of the Match: MD Gunathilaka


  • Umpire1: IJ Gould
  • Umpire2: REJ Martinesz
  • Third Umpire: NJ Llong



Overs: 47.2 / 50.0

Sri Lanka



Overs: 50.0 / 50.0


28.2MN Waller to N Dickwella, No run, good length on leg stump, looks to sweep this fine, can't hit it.
28.1MN Waller to N Dickwella, No run, good length outside off, steps out and drives straight to extra cover. Doesn't get a good connection on this.
End of over 28. 8 runs this over. 174/0 after 168 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 77 (77b 10x4 0x6 ) AG Cremer 4-0-35-0
N Dickwella 84 (91b 12x4 0x6 ) more

Mano: "I think when KJP is back he will most likely to bat down the order (5 or 6). I think he did well down the order, even the match against India where he retaired hurt on 40+. Without a player like him SL missing the firepower in the late overs. "

Labby: "at the end of 26 overs; Sri Lanka RR 6.23, Last 5 overs 6.20, Required RR 6.20, Zimbabwe RR 6.20. How'z that for consistancy ?"

End of over 27. 3 runs this over. 165/0 after 161 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 68 (70b 8x4 0x6 ) MN Waller 1-0-3-0
N Dickwella 84 (91b 12x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 26. 5 runs this over. 162/0 after 156 balls.
N Dickwella 83 (90b 12x4 0x6 ) SC Williams 5-0-30-0
MD Gunathilaka 67 (66b 8x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 25. 5 runs this over. 157/0 after 150 balls.
N Dickwella 81 (87b 12x4 0x6 ) Sikandar Raza 8-0-37-0
MD Gunathilaka 64 (63b 8x4 0x6 ) more

Since the end of the 2015 World Cup (when Sri Lanka had two of them) they have added only four century opening partnerships. This is on course to beat Dilshan and Kusal Perera's 164 v Pakistan in Hambantota

Kapil: "@Shihan: I don't think these guys are batting so well that you can remove Perera from contention. Good teams may have snaffled chances and created more run out opportunities. I reckon both of thse are playing ok but need to be get better. Even Perera needs to raise his game"

End of over 24. 7 runs this over. 151/0 after 143 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 60 (59b 8x4 0x6 ) SC Williams 4-0-24-0
N Dickwella 79 (84b 12x4 0x6 ) more

Gaja: "With Tharanga's form & Experience people may prefer to keep in the side ahead of KJP, but when KJP rebuilt the innings twice the run rate was well above 6 in the middle overs, which helped SL to win matches. Upul is missing that."

End of over 23. 4 runs this over. 144/0 after 138 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 55 (55b 7x4 0x6 ) Sikandar Raza 7-0-32-0
N Dickwella 78 (83b 12x4 0x6 ) more

shihan: "With these two really batting well..where are we going to include Kusal Perera in future for the playing xi"

End of over 22. 9 runs this over. 140/0 after 132 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 54 (53b 7x4 0x6 ) SC Williams 3-0-17-0
N Dickwella 75 (79b 12x4 0x6 ) more

Anver Azeez: "Wonderful to see a 100+ SL opening partnership after some time... they're batting superbly at the moment keeping the asking rate in control !"

End of over 21. 7 runs this over. 131/0 after 126 balls.
N Dickwella 70 (77b 11x4 0x6 ) Sikandar Raza 6-0-28-0
MD Gunathilaka 50 (49b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 20. 3 runs this over. 123/0 after 119 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 45 (45b 5x4 0x6 ) SC Williams 2-0-7-0
N Dickwella 67 (74b 11x4 0x6 ) more

Andy: "A 'leading edge', an 'in the air' and a 'dropped' in his last dozen balls. This is where in an innings Dickwella is a bit prone to giving it away. For a man of his talent at the top of the order he's a bit overdue a hundred isn't he? The run rate is well under control with all wickets in hand. His partner is going at better than run-a-ball. He should temper his natural aggression with some sensible batting to get through to three figures from where the game should be pretty much in the bag. Chuck it away by pressing too hard could open the door."

End of over 19. 4 runs this over. 120/0 after 114 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 44 (42b 5x4 0x6 ) Sikandar Raza 5-0-21-0
N Dickwella 66 (72b 11x4 0x6 ) more

Nervy passage for Sri Lanka. They look in a hurry, these two.

End of over 18. 4 runs this over. 116/0 after 107 balls.
N Dickwella 65 (68b 11x4 0x6 ) SC Williams 1-0-4-0
MD Gunathilaka 41 (39b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 10 runs this over. 112/0 after 102 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 39 (37b 5x4 0x6 ) AG Cremer 3-0-27-0
N Dickwella 64 (65b 11x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 1 runs this over. 102/0 after 96 balls.
N Dickwella 55 (60b 9x4 0x6 ) CT Mumba 5-0-26-0
MD Gunathilaka 38 (36b 5x4 0x6 ) more

Meanwhile, Mumba has tripped over his right knee in his followthrough and is limping around a bit. The physio is out to check on him, and as the fast bowler pulls up his trousers, he reveals a massive amount of bandage to that right knee. Oh, this could well be serious. Varun Shetty will have more details as the players take drinks.

End of over 15. 7 runs this over. 101/0 after 90 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 38 (36b 5x4 0x6 ) AG Cremer 2-0-17-0
N Dickwella 54 (54b 9x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 5 runs this over. 94/0 after 84 balls.
N Dickwella 48 (51b 8x4 0x6 ) CT Mumba 4-0-25-0
MD Gunathilaka 37 (33b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 9 runs this over. 88/0 after 77 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 37 (33b 5x4 0x6 ) AG Cremer 1-0-9-0
N Dickwella 42 (44b 7x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 6 runs this over. 79/0 after 72 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 34 (30b 5x4 0x6 ) CT Mumba 3-0-20-0
N Dickwella 41 (42b 7x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 4 runs this over. 73/0 after 66 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 29 (26b 4x4 0x6 ) Sikandar Raza 4-0-17-0
N Dickwella 40 (40b 7x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 7 runs this over. 69/0 after 60 balls.
N Dickwella 38 (37b 7x4 0x6 ) TL Chatara 5-0-41-0
MD Gunathilaka 27 (23b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Wajid Jawaid : "Sri Lanka needs to win these matches against Zimbabwe. Theoretically there is still opportunity for West Indies to displace them from 8th position before Sep 30, which will mean no direct qualification for World Cup. Though that would require the unlikely scenario of West Indies beating India in the final ODI and then beating England comprehensively, but why leave anything to chance! "

End of over 9. 3 runs this over. 62/0 after 54 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 26 (22b 4x4 0x6 ) Sikandar Raza 3-0-13-0
N Dickwella 32 (32b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 8 runs this over. 58/0 after 47 balls.
N Dickwella 29 (27b 6x4 0x6 ) TL Chatara 4-0-33-0
MD Gunathilaka 25 (20b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 4 runs this over. 50/0 after 42 balls.
N Dickwella 25 (24b 5x4 0x6 ) Sikandar Raza 2-0-10-0
MD Gunathilaka 23 (18b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Cow Corner: "Zimbabwe have had great talented players who left the team and started playing county cricket. A young bowler with raw pace (Kyle Jarvis) left the team when he was the main bowler for them. He could represent Zimbabwe for so many more years and Zimbabwe attack would have been different. "

End of over 6. 10 runs this over. 46/0 after 36 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 21 (16b 4x4 0x6 ) TL Chatara 3-0-26-0
N Dickwella 23 (20b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 2 runs this over. 32/0 after 29 balls.
N Dickwella 10 (15b 2x4 0x6 ) Sikandar Raza 1-0-2-0
MD Gunathilaka 20 (14b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Abid ur Rehman: "Unlike Afghanistan, issue with Zimbabwe is lack of strike bowlers, their batting has been improved a lot, but they tend to lose mostly due to bowlers. "

End of over 4. 8 runs this over. 30/0 after 24 balls.
N Dickwella 10 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) TL Chatara 2-0-16-0
MD Gunathilaka 19 (12b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 9 runs this over. 22/0 after 18 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 16 (10b 4x4 0x6 ) CT Mumba 2-0-14-0
N Dickwella 5 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Chalana: "If they can find a good swing bowler with a good pace with this team don't you think this SL team will doo goods in future al?" Sure, but they'd go far even if they got their fielding and catching right

End of over 2. 8 runs this over. 13/0 after 12 balls.
MD Gunathilaka 8 (6b 2x4 0x6 ) TL Chatara 1-0-8-0
N Dickwella 4 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 5 runs this over. 5/0 after 5 balls.
N Dickwella 4 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) CT Mumba 1-0-5-0
MD Gunathilaka 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
N DickwellaC SC Williams B MN Waller10211614087.93
MD GunathilakaB SC Williams116111151104.5
BKG Mendisnot out 282520112
WU Tharanganot out 443232137.5
AD Mathews -
DAS Gunaratne -
PWH de Silva -
PVD Chameera -
PADLR Sandakan -
SL Malinga -
N Pradeep -
Total 312/2
CT Mumba6.203605.68
TL Chatara6.004707.83
Sikandar Raza10.005505.5
AG Cremer7.005407.71
SC Williams8.006317.88
MN Waller8.003214
SF Mire2.001909.5