Match: 1st T20 WC
Venue: Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota
Date: Sep 18, 2011
Toss: Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to field.
Result: Sri Lanka won by 82 runs
Man of the Match : Ajantha Mendis
Ajantha Mendis superb bowling performance helped Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by 82-runs in the first match of T20 World Cup 2012. Mendis took 6 wickets for just eight runs as Zimbabwe was all out for just 100 runs.
Sri Lanka batted first and posted a good total of 182/4 in 20 overs.
Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 5.6 overs (36 balls), Extras 7
Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 13.5 overs (84 balls), Extras 8
Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 17.6 overs (110 balls), Extras 14
Innings Break: Sri Lanka – 182/4 in 20.0 overs
Zimbabwe: 50 runs in 9.4 overs (58 balls), Extras 11
Zimbabwe: 100 runs in 17.2 overs (104 balls), Extras 15