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* Sri Lanka wins the rain-drenched match against Zimbabwe with Jayawardene's century
Mon, May 3, 2010, 11:11 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 03, Guyana: Sri Lanka won the rain-drenched must-win match of the ICC World Twenty20 tournament against Zimbabwe in the in Providence today.

The opening batsman Mahela Jayawardene's impressive century lifted Sri Lanka to post 173/7 in the 20 Overs.

The torrential rain that lashed the stadium after one over into Zimbabwe's run chase decided the fate of the match to be determined by the Duckworth-Lewis method.

According to the D/L method Zimbabwe needed a par score of 43 in 5 overs but they reached only 29 losing to Sri Lanka by 14 runs.

Sri Lanka team which was in a nail-biting position after losing the opener to New Zealand last Friday suffered another blow yesterday when their star spinner Muttiah Muralitharan suffered an injury and was ruled out for 2-3 weeks.

Suraj Randiv has been brought in as Murali's replacement. Also Thissara Perera has replaced Chanaka Welegedera.

Sri Lanka is in group B with New Zealand and Zimbabwe.


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