BBC Sport cricket

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

Related BBC sites

Page last updated at 11:17 GMT, Monday, 12 January 2009

Sri Lanka thrash feeble Zimbabwe

Tri-series one-day international, Mirpur:
Sri Lanka 210-6 beat Zimbabwe 80 by 130 runs
Match scorecard
Nuwan Kulasekara celebrates taking a wicket for Sri Lanka
Kulasekara finished with figures of 3-13 from seven overs

Three wickets each for Nuwan Kulasekara and Ajantha Mendis saw Sri Lanka dismiss Zimbabwe for just 80 runs in an embarrassingly easy 130-run victory.

Stuart Matsikenyeri (15) was the only Zimbabwe batsman to hit double figures as Sri Lanka's bowlers took 28.2 overs to secure the Tri-Nation win in Mirpur.

Sri Lanka made 210 from their 50 overs although Edward Rainsford's impressive bowling reduced them to 97-5.

But Angelo Mathews (52) and Jehan Mubarak (31) led a Sri Lanka recovery.

It was all-rounder Mathew's first international half-century in his third appearance for Sri Lanka.

"We always knew that Angelo has got potential. He has proved that over and over with the A team and Under-19 side.

"We had the opportunity to get him in the squad, [and] he paid a lot of dividend to us," said skipper Mahela Jayawardene.

Mathews, 21, put on 69 for the sixth wicket with Mubarak, hitting two sixes and a solitary four during his patient innings.

He then added a further 44 with Thilan Thushara to ensure Sri Lanka's bowlers had a decent total to defend.

And they soon reduced Zimbabwe to 53-5 as Kulasekara (3-13) ripped through the top order.

Mathews and Thushara chipped in with a wicket a piece, while Mendis (3-15) wrapped up the innings when he had Tawanda Mupariwa caught for a duck.



Print Sponsor


see also
Chigumbura stars in Zimbabwe win
10 Jan 09 |  Cricket
Dilshan shines as Sri Lanka win
06 Jan 09 |  Cricket


related bbc links:

related internet links:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.