ICC World Twenty20 1st Match, Group C
venue: Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota
Date: 18 September 2012 (20-over match)
Sri Lanka 182/4 (20 over)
Zimbabwe 100 allout (17.1/20 overs)
Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by 82 runs in the ICC World Twenty20 opening match played at Hambantota on 18 September 2012. Zimbabwe won the toss and put Sri Lanka into bat first. Sri Lanka scored 182 for 2 (Sangakkara 44, Mendis 43) in 20 overs. In reply Zimbabwe made 100 all out (Masakadza 20, Ajantha 6-8, Jeevan 3-24) and they lost the match by 82 runs.
Toss: Zimbabwe chose to field
Player of the match: Mendis (Sri Lanka)