Sri Lanka crush ZIM in T20 opener
Wed, 19 Sep 2012 6:16a.m.
Finger spinner Ajantha Mendis broke his own record for the best bowling figures in cricket's shortest format Tuesday, taking 6-8 to lead Sri Lanka to an 82-run win over Zimbabwe in the World Twenty20 opening match.
Mendis surpassed his previous mark of 6-16 against Australia last year with his miserly four-over spell, helping bowl out Zimbabwe for 100 in 17.3 overs after Sri Lanka had totaled 182-4.
The performance by Mendis was particularly remarkable for being his first international after an eight-month layoff because of a back injury.
Namesake Jeevan Mendis claimed 3-24 to add to his 43 not out.
Kumar Sangakkara top-scored for Sri Lanka with 44 while Tillakaratne Dilshan hit 39 South Africa is the other Group D team, with the top two advancing to the Super Eights.
Post a Comment
Before commenting, please take the time to read our moderation guide
(Won't be published)
Cooper Cronk's State of Origin hopes are in doubt after he w...
Joe Root made the second test worth waiting an extra day for...
Video highlights, live streaming commentary, live updates as...
The Stormers dented the Queensland Reds' playoff hopes in th...
Western Force fullback Jayden Hayward kicked the match-winni...
Copyright © 2013 MediaWorks TV. All Rights Reserved.