Supported by centuries from Upul Tharanga (133) and Tilakarattne Dilshan (144), Sri Lanka has set a massive target of 328 for less favored Zimbabwe in today’s World Cup cricket match being played at Pallakele Stadium in Kandy (Sri Lanka).
After 50 overs, SL ended with 327-6 with an enviable 6.54 Run Rate.
Zimbabwe is batting now with Brendan Taylor and Regis Chakabva at the crease.
In our not so humble view, Zimbabwe has no chance in hell of avoiding defeat.
Zimbabwe score is 36-0 after 5 overs at 8:37AM EST.
Sri Lanka 327-6 (50 overs)
Zimbabwe 188-10 (39 overs)
11:14AM EST – Was it any surprise that Sri Lanka won the match today? There was no way that Zimbabwe could chase that huge SL score of 327. After Zimbabwe’s opener Brendan Taylor was out for 80, the game was as good as over.
11:11AM EST – Finished. Sri Lanka wins by 139 Runs. Zimbabwe 188-10 in 39 overs. Sri Lanka makes it to quarter-finals.
11:00AM EST – OUT. Ray Price (11) out c Samaraweera b Perera. Zimbabwe 185-8. Sure defeat ahead for the African team.
10:34AM EST – Gone Baby, Gone. Another Zimbabwe wicket down. Elton Chigumbura c Perera b Muttiah Muralidharan. Zimbabwe 135-7 after 31.5 overs. Easy catch by Perera.
10:24AM EST – Another wicket down. Zimbabwe 156-6 after 30 overs. Greg Lamb Out for 0 Brilliant catch by Jayawardena in the slips off Dilshan’s bowling.
10:22AM EST – Zimbabwe 156-5. Heading for defeat.
10:12AM EST – Zimbabwe Struggling 150-4 after 27.3 overs
As long as Taylor is there, they have a chance.. he has chased successfully in 2010 against SL.. but that was a much lower target.
Tough because the target is so high. Required Run Rate over 7.
Just logged on to Willow again to see if Taylor manages a century.
Zimbabwe 120-1 after 21 overs. 9:45AM EST
yeh sambar anna…good job, easy to follow the match while at work. appreciate it. but if you can get some topics..like why Dhoni favours North Indian Piyush Chawla than South Indian Spinner Aswin? I personally prefer Aswin in the team since he is a better bowler than piyush on any given day. Can you reach idiot gadda dhoni to make him to realize now than it is too late?
We doubt Dhoni is the last word on selection.
Apparently, Piyush Chawla is also a favorite of chief selector Krishnamachari Srikanth. Source: Wiki