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Roni_uk
September 18, 2012, 04:23 AM
Match scheduled to begin at 19:30 local time (14:00 GMT)

Sri Lanka squad DPMD Jayawardene*, AD Mathews, LD Chandimal†, TM Dilshan, RMS Eranga, HMRKB Herath, KMDN Kulasekara, SL Malinga, BAW Mendis, BMAJ Mendis, EMDY Munaweera, MKPAD Perera, NLTC Perera, KC Sangakkara†, HDRL Thirimanne

Zimbabwe squad
BRM Taylor*†, E Chigumbura, AG Cremer, CR Ervine, KM Jarvis, H Masakadza, S Matsikenyeri, CB Mpofu, F Mutizwa, R Muzhange, RW Price, V Sibanda, P Utseya, BV Vitori, MN Waller

Roni_uk
September 18, 2012, 04:25 AM
Are we going to see an upset today?

Go Zimbabuwe. They got to promote their best player to number 3 or 4 - Elton Chigumbura

Zunaid
September 18, 2012, 04:35 AM
No upset today.

Rabz
September 18, 2012, 05:06 AM
Super excited.
Not for this match but for ours, but this is the start..

Let the game begin.

Maysun
September 18, 2012, 07:18 AM
Hoping that there is no upset today as it will make us look bad :lol:

But may the best team win today! :up:

cricheart
September 18, 2012, 08:11 AM
No upset today.
Malinga & Dilshan should thrash Zim here.

Tiger444
September 18, 2012, 08:57 AM
Best of luck to both teams but SL should win this pretty comfortably
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Roni_uk
September 18, 2012, 09:00 AM
Damn they didn't pick Eranga. One of my fantasy tournament guy

Roni_uk
September 18, 2012, 09:03 AM
Zim wins the toss and field second... good choice. SL will target 200.

Mashfan
September 18, 2012, 09:06 AM
Even @ World cup they start late then the normal starting time! who runs Sri lankan sports?

sharup
September 18, 2012, 09:06 AM
SL is the fav but I am going with ZIM. Batting second anything is possible in circus cricket tournament.
Come on ZIM

Purbasha T
September 18, 2012, 09:09 AM
Dilu, Jaya, Matthews, Malinga, M'kadza, Taylor, Cremer - all in my team. GET IN!

MarufH
September 18, 2012, 09:10 AM
Link anyone?

mufi_02
September 18, 2012, 09:12 AM
Link anyone?

http://www.crictime.co/live-cricket-streaming-1.htm

Stadium is half empty. Its a real shame considering the home team is playing.

Roni_uk
September 18, 2012, 09:14 AM
Dilu, Jaya, Matthew, Malinga, M'kadza, Taylor, Cremer - all in my team. GET IN!

You will be the king for a day then but you will struggle to make your team changes by the 5th/6th match, even though 24 changes are allowed.

Purbasha T
September 18, 2012, 09:16 AM
You will be the king for a day then but you will struggle to make your team changes by the 5th/6th match, even though 24 changes are allowed.

It's all planned out perfectly for the group stage bro. You don't worry! ;)

Roni_uk
September 18, 2012, 09:17 AM
^^ Oh 4 SL, 3 ZIM... ok not too bad then. I have 4 SL..2 ZIMs and rest of tomorrow's match

Purbasha T
September 18, 2012, 09:19 AM
How lucky am I! Went for Cremer instead of Price, thank God that they put 5000 more price on Price, so had to go for Cremer. :D

Purbasha T
September 18, 2012, 09:20 AM
^^ Oh 4 SL, 3 ZIM... ok not too bad then. I have 4 SL..2 ZIMs and rest of tomorrow's match

Plus Zim are playing out their matches within the first 3 days. So I won't have to stick with them for too long either!!

Roni_uk
September 18, 2012, 09:21 AM
SL started cautiously... doesn't want any banana skin!

Sovik
September 18, 2012, 09:21 AM
Going to be a boring one sided match. Zimbabwe bowlers lack the bite. But I would love to see Chigumbura hitting a few big ones

cricheart
September 18, 2012, 09:23 AM
Poor drop catch

Zim started like they should be.

Rabz
September 18, 2012, 09:25 AM
Not a bad start by Zim so far..

Equinox
September 18, 2012, 09:29 AM
Did Vitori just bowl the Projapoti?

Mashfan
September 18, 2012, 09:30 AM
Did Vitori just bowl the Projapoti?

where is Ian Pont:D

AsifTheManRahman
September 18, 2012, 09:39 AM
Is Raymond Price sleeping or did his dog just die?

http://www.espncricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/149900/149944.jpg

Image from Cricinfo

MohammedC
September 18, 2012, 09:40 AM
And the picture goes.

Roni_uk
September 18, 2012, 09:40 AM
15 runs off Mpofu

mufi_02
September 18, 2012, 09:41 AM
Did Vitori just bowl the Projapoti?

Yeah I noticed it too :) ..Very well executed.

Equinox
September 18, 2012, 09:41 AM
Zimbos not helping themselves. Pressure built by some tight early bowling being squandered by poor fielding and lack of discipline.

MohammedC
September 18, 2012, 09:41 AM
First wicket falls

Roni_uk
September 18, 2012, 09:49 AM
I like the way SL keeps rotating with singles. ... wish our boyz would learn from this.

Purbasha T
September 18, 2012, 09:49 AM
Do I hear Tony Greig?!

Tiger444
September 18, 2012, 09:51 AM
I'm hoping for a very exciting match but doubt that's happening. Zimbabwe looks really flat.
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Purbasha T
September 18, 2012, 09:54 AM
Cremer! C'mon boy.. shoot shouldn't have had Jaya!

Purbasha T
September 18, 2012, 09:55 AM
What a lucky Mohila!!

Mashfan
September 18, 2012, 09:57 AM
Dilshan gone.

Roni_uk
September 18, 2012, 09:58 AM
pathetic SL... misses out hitting no ball and now Dilshan goes!

Purbasha T
September 18, 2012, 09:59 AM
Dhurrr, my captain had to go! :mad:

Good thing is both the wicket and the catch are mine. :D

Roni_uk
September 18, 2012, 10:02 AM
why do I feel like SL is struggling... I see no blaze in their batting

Roni_uk
September 18, 2012, 10:05 AM
Another for Cremer!!!

Roni_uk
September 18, 2012, 10:06 AM
oh man its a run out.. my captain :(

zinatf
September 18, 2012, 10:07 AM
Jaya gone! Cremer's on a roll it seems ;)

Roni_uk
September 18, 2012, 10:08 AM
SL would be lucky to get to 150!!

Tiger444
September 18, 2012, 10:08 AM
Zimbabwe have fought back. Good to see. 1 or 2 more wickets and SL will be in big trouble.

Purbasha T
September 18, 2012, 10:09 AM
Who else has Cremer in their team? :D

Roni_uk
September 18, 2012, 10:09 AM
my money is on Zim after 12 overs!!

Purbasha T
September 18, 2012, 10:11 AM
Jaya looked utter rubbish, reconsidering my plans to bring him back again for the 2nd match. That's a transfer saved!

Roni_uk
September 18, 2012, 10:12 AM
Who else has Cremer in their team? :D

no one would select him

Purbasha T
September 18, 2012, 10:14 AM
Last over Cremer! C'mooonn!

Purbasha T
September 18, 2012, 10:18 AM
Dhur duita chaar khailo!

AsifTheManRahman
September 18, 2012, 10:20 AM
Jeevan dekhi Jibon diye kheltese. Aijka marchi noyto morchi attitude.

Roni_uk
September 18, 2012, 10:21 AM
Chigumbura dubachche... I am so gonna come last today!!! All my players suck!!

Roni_uk
September 18, 2012, 10:22 AM
Jeevan aar Ajanta ki bhai bhai?

Purbasha T
September 18, 2012, 10:23 AM
C'mon, who's this Jeevan causing my moron? Get out and make room for the Angel(o).

AsifTheManRahman
September 18, 2012, 10:23 AM
Eishob bura Chigum diye kicchu hobe na...Chigumchengra ano!

Mashfan
September 18, 2012, 10:26 AM
did bangladesh lose to zimbabwe warm up?

Roni_uk
September 18, 2012, 10:26 AM
Mpofu has been Mpoffed up!!! Another of my guy :(

Purbasha T
September 18, 2012, 10:26 AM
no one would select him

Yeah whatever, we will see. He's done good so far. :cool:

Purbasha T
September 18, 2012, 10:32 AM
Mpofu has been Mpoffed up!!! Another of my guy :(

You didn't pick Cremer, but you picked Mpofu?

I'm sorry bhaisab but...

















... :floor: :-p

Roni_uk
September 18, 2012, 10:32 AM
Brian and Daniel ki bhai bhai?

AsifTheManRahman
September 18, 2012, 10:33 AM
ATMR and Naimur ki bhai bhai?

mufi_02
September 18, 2012, 10:36 AM
Vitori re ekhon dekhlei bhoy lagle. Mone hoy ei Tamim re out korlo. Btw, he is bowling too many projapotis now.

Sohel
September 18, 2012, 10:38 AM
It's weird how BTV is monopolizing the broadcast here in Dhaka, unless you have Tata Sky HD. Rooting for the underdog obviously. I believe Zimbabwe's capable of chasing down 160 on their day. Anything more than that means that they'd have to have a day of days. I think the Lankans will score at least 170 and that may be 20 runs too many. That being said, anything can happen in this format and Zimbabwe is a decent batting side.

Sohel
September 18, 2012, 10:39 AM
Some of these Sri Lankan women in the stands are H-O-T!

Roni_uk
September 18, 2012, 10:44 AM
Mpofu for the last over :facepalm:

MohammedC
September 18, 2012, 10:44 AM
Go Sanga

Big 6!!!

Roni_uk
September 18, 2012, 10:45 AM
Some of these Sri Lankan women in the stands are H-O-T!

first time in the match I like I am missing it :(

AsifTheManRahman
September 18, 2012, 10:47 AM
Anyone who picked Sanga in his/her fantasy team is winning the jackpot today.

So 180ish target, let's go Masakadza let's go!

Purbasha T
September 18, 2012, 10:47 AM
Today's selection blunder: opting for Taylor/Jaya instead of Sanga/someone else.

Taylor got one catch and two runs outs, and yet to bat.. so he can still change the scenario! :)

Sohel
September 18, 2012, 10:47 AM
I think the game is out of Zimbabwe's reach now. Perrera did it again with his reliable heavy hitting.

AsifTheManRahman
September 18, 2012, 10:48 AM
Funny how in the early 90's people would support Sri Lanka against most other teams because they were the underdogs. How the tables have turned.

Roni_uk
September 18, 2012, 10:49 AM
what a cr*p captaincy from Zimb... get your worst bowler to bowl the last over. Something Mushy would do whenever Shahadat is around.

They are not getting 184!!!

Purbasha T
September 18, 2012, 10:50 AM
Anyone who picked Sanga in his/her fantasy team is winning the jackpot today.

So 180ish target, let's go Masakadza let's go!

... and Taylor, let's do this.

Economical overs from Malinga (don't want him to get wickets as that would mean those who made him captain will get extra points :-p), and a few wickets for Matthews and I'm sorted.

Purbasha T
September 18, 2012, 10:52 AM
I miss Taibu.

Tiger444
September 18, 2012, 10:53 AM
Rooting for Zimbabwe as well. Gotta go for the underdogs although I really like the Sri Lankan team. That being said, this target just seems too big for them. Poor fielding and pace bowling from them has cost them. Hoping for a good fight from the Zimbabwean batsmen.

Tiger444
September 18, 2012, 10:54 AM
Funny how in the early 90's people would support Sri Lanka against most other teams because they were the underdogs. How the tables have turned.

Full credit to them for taking their cricket to the next level. Their system has churned out some real good players.

Sohel
September 18, 2012, 11:04 AM
Lankan bowlers are good to begin with, but in home conditions they can be downright monstrous.

Tiger444
September 18, 2012, 11:12 AM
Zimbabwe made a big mistake bowling 1st. That could cost them the game I'm afraid.

Purbasha T
September 18, 2012, 11:22 AM
Does Dilshan bowl these days? E-)

Roni_uk
September 18, 2012, 11:29 AM
wish I had Mendis :).. taylor gone... Muhahaha!!! :P

Purbasha T
September 18, 2012, 11:29 AM
Maar kha gaya, loot ho gaya!! Taylor's gone!

Roni_uk
September 18, 2012, 11:31 AM
Cr*pinfo is so slow.. who is in?

AsifTheManRahman
September 18, 2012, 11:31 AM
LOL, Zimbabwe are bigger losers than us. Anyways, here comes the man with the 150 SR.

Roni_uk
September 18, 2012, 11:32 AM
Chigumbura survives... woohoo!!

Purbasha T
September 18, 2012, 11:38 AM
Every wicket Mendis gets, my heart takes a pounding. I can't watch this anymore. Bye bye! :(

Tiger444
September 18, 2012, 11:56 AM
Disappointed to see Zimbabwe falling like a pack of cards. At least give them a fight.

Equinox
September 18, 2012, 11:57 AM
:facepalm: at anyone who thought Zim could beat SL in SL. The Zimbabweans are utterly hopeless away from home conditions as evinced by their showings in recent ICC tournaments. Their performance at home is unquestionably getting better but they need to start displaying some fight when playing in these big tournaments abroad like Ireland/Netherlands and now Afghanistan are beginning to do.

Tiger444
September 18, 2012, 11:59 AM
The problem is that they're clueless against spin. Can't expect to compete in subcontinental conditions when you're that clueless against spin.

Roni_uk
September 18, 2012, 12:13 PM
Whoever got Mendis is the winner

sharup
September 18, 2012, 12:17 PM
Lankans are a merciless team. Whenever they see the wickets are tumbling they go all in. I have seen it many many time. Ruthless they are! Poor showing from ZIMs. Very disappointed. I actually thought they are better than this.

BANFAN
September 18, 2012, 12:25 PM
Zim suffered a miserable defeat ... And a superb beginning for Srilanka...:)

Zim was no where.. Well played SL..

Zeeshan
September 18, 2012, 12:31 PM
Malinga cblocks Mendis.

F6_Turbo
September 18, 2012, 12:42 PM
wow that was crap....

Nadim
September 18, 2012, 12:44 PM
Every wicket Mendis gets, my heart takes a pounding. I can't watch this anymore. Bye bye! :(
Lol I though u said u spent an hour planning ur transfers. Epic fail:floor:
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dash
September 18, 2012, 03:30 PM
zim is in a low...remember the guy panyangara- the zim pacer...he apparently got arrested for stealing foods from a shop...

i"t had become an everyday habit for him he would go to spar and get meat, eat in the shop and stuff the takeaway box in the shelves and leave the shop without paying on the fateful day he went to spar in the morning and took Gizzards from the take away section and ate in the shop and when he finished stashed the box in the shelves and left without paying not knowing he was being monitored by CCTV and when alarm was raised to check if he had paid he had already left the shop, so they ignored it and were now on high alert. In the evening he went and took Pork Chops and did the same thing and a guard was watching each and every move he made.... when he was about to step out of Spar he was apprehended and asked if he had paid for the food he ate and he denied eating any food and was arrested and was taken to the CCTV control room where he was shown footage of all his escapades. . . . he was then taken to the police post at Five Avenue and was later transferred to Harare Central Police

http://www.zimcricketforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3593

Zeeshan
September 18, 2012, 04:55 PM
So much for T20 being a batsman's game. Aar amader chelerao jei buli shikhe sheta auray.... arrey anyone who has seen Akhtar, Malinga in action in T20 knows these are just man-made rule of thumb. The fact is WE DON'T have a one-man bullies like these players. So we go with the flow and think T20 must be batsman's game, oooh boo hooo, let's play defensive with our mediocre pacers and back them up once they go leaking 80 runs an over.