Highlights of SL Vs Zimbabwe: Record for Mendis

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Published: Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 23:49 [IST]
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SL-Zimbabwe highlights: Mendis' record

Hambantota, Sep 18: We have had a fantastic start to the ICC World Twenty20 2012 on Tuesday night. Ajantha Mendis set a new bowling record with 6/8 to power Sri Lanka to an 82-run victory over Zimbabwe in Group C match, which launched World T20 at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium.

Here are the highlights of this game

# Ajantha Mendis finished with figures of 4-2-8-6 which are the best ever Twenty20 International bowling figures. He beat his own record of 6/16 (Vs Australia in August 2011 in Pallekele)

# Ajantha Mendis is the only bowler to have taken six wickets in an innings in a T20I. And he has done it twice

# Ajantha Mendis was declared Man-of-the-match

# Ajantha Mendis took two wickets in two balls in his first over. However, hat-trick was denied by Elton Chigumbura

# Ajantha Mendis bowled a double-wicket maiden in his fourth and last over. In his second over he had a wicket maiden

# In his first over the spell, Ajantha Mendis took two wickets for three runs. In his next, he had one more for figures of 2-1-3-3 in first spell

# After two over, he had a break and returned to add three more wickets. His second and final spell of bowling was 2-1-5-3. He conceded only one boundary in his bowling today. It was hit by Chigumbura

# Ajantha Mendis beat his own previous record of 6/16 in T20Is

# Ajantha Mendis was playing his first T20I since November 2011

# Ajantha Mendis bowled two maiden overs and overall he had a stunning 20 dot balls of 24 in his dream spell

# Ajantha Mendis bowled three batsmen while he had one LBW dismissal and a stump and a catch mode of victims

# Ajantha Mendis was playing his 22nd T20I

# Sri Lanka crushed Zimbabwe by 82 runs

# Zimbabwe were bowled out for 100 in 17.3 overs

# Six of Zimbabwe batsmen failed to reach double digits

# Another Mendis in the team, Jeevan, too shone with the ball, taking three wickets for 24 runs in four overs

# Sri Lanka had scored 182/4 in 20 overs

# Kumar Sangakkara topscored with 44 runs

# Jeevan Mendis made 43 not out

# Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor won the toss and chose to field

# Sri Lanka opener Dilshan Munaweera made his T20I debut today

# Sri Lanka made 53/0 in first six overs

# Sri Lanka scored 15 fours and three sixes

# Zimbabwe hit seven fours and two sixes

# Zimbabwe have now lost 17 out of their 21 T20Is


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