Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, one-off Test at Colombo, Day 5, Live cricket score and updates

FP Sports, Jul, 18 2017

Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by 4 wickets

356/10
Overs
94.4
R/R
3.77
Fours
31
Sixes
3
Extras
6
346/10
Overs
102.3
R/R
3.38
Fours
29
Sixes
3
Extras
22
377/10
Overs
107.1
R/R
3.52
Fours
31
Sixes
2
Extras
26
391/6
Overs
114.5
R/R
3.41
Fours
30
Sixes
1
Extras
19

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Day 4 Report: An effortless Kusal Mendis(60*) and a cautious Angelo Mathews(17*) were at the crease at the end of the day and will look to help Sri Lanka chase down the 388-run target set by Zimbabwe in the one-off Test at Colombo.

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal (L) and Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer (R). AFP

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal (L) and Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer (R). AFP

In the second innings, the hosts started off cautiously against Zimbabwe, who went in for an all-out spin attack with spinners bowling all the 48 overs bowled on Day 4. Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer led from the front to give the visitors a slight edge by striking at timely moments to claim the wickets of his Sri Lankan counterpart Dinesh Chandimal and opener Upul Tharanga.

Earlier, Sikandar Raza's maiden century lifted Zimbabwe to a respectable 377 after the visitors were tottering at 59/5 on Day 3. Raza's 144-run partnership with Malcolm Waller held the key to place Zimbabwe in a strong position.

Cremer also shone with the bat scoring 48 to extend the lead over the hosts before being caught behind off left-arm spinner Rangana Herath who finished the second innings with 6-133 to take his match tally to 11 wickets.

It was way back in 2006 when Sri Lanka achieved its highest-ever successful run chase by successfully reaching their 352-run target set by the Proteas in Colombo.

On Day 5, the Sri Lankan team under a new captain would like to cement its place in the record books while Zimbabwe would like to extend its golden run on Sri Lankan soil.

 

 

 

Published Date: Jul 18, 2017 | Updated Date: Jul 18, 2017



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