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Sri Lanka Vs Zimbabwe LIVE SCORE (odi)

Sri Lanka Vs Zimbabwe At Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy, 16 January, 2022

16 January, 2022
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

296/9 (50.0 ov)

1st ODI

300/5 (48.3 ov)

Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by 5 wickets

Zimbabwe Sri Lanka
296/9 (50.0 ov) - R/R 5.92 300/5 (48.3 ov) - R/R 6.19

Match Ended

Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by 5 wickets

This Over
Batting Status R B 4s 6s
Dasun Shanaka (C) not out 10 12 1 0
Chamika Karunaratne not out 5 2 1 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Blessing Muzarabani 9.3 0 58 1
Wesley Madhevere 2 0 17 0
Current Partnership Last Wicket 292/5 (48)

8 (8) R/R: 12

Charith Asalanka 71(68) S.R (104.41)

lbw b Richard Ngarava

Highlights, Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, 1st ODI at Pallekele, Full Cricket Score: Sri Lanka win by 5 wickets

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Toss report: Zimbabwe skipper Craig Ervine won the toss and elected to bat in their opening one-day international against Sri Lanka on Sunday.

Debutant Takudzwanashe Kaitano has been added to the Zimbabwe team and Ervine said he wanted to take advantage of what looked like decent batting conditions.

Zimbabwe skipper Craig Ervine and Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka at toss. Image: Twitter/@ZimCricketv

Zimbabwe skipper Craig Ervine and Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka at toss. Image: Twitter/@ZimCricketv

"Wicket looks really good for batting, and we think we want to try and make best use of that and get through that initial new ball spell," Ervine said at the toss.

"It took us one or two days to get used to the heat and humidity, but we're happy with our preparations."

Sri Lanka, led by Dasun Shanaka, have handed fast bowler Chamika Gunasekara his international debut.

"We would have batted first as well. We had a good preparation over the last week, and in the LPL (Lanka Premier League)," said Shanaka.

"There are five changes from the last time we played an ODI with Chamika Gunasekera debuting today."

The three-match series offers crucial Super League points needed for an automatic qualification for the 2023 50-over World Cup.

The top eight teams will get a direct entry into the tournament.

Sri Lanka is currently placed seventh while Zimbabwe is bottom in 13th spot.

Teams

Sri Lanka: Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Kamindu Mendis, Dasun Shanaka (capt), Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Chamika Gunasekara, Nuwan Pradeep

Zimbabwe: Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Regis Chakabva (wk), Craig Ervine (capt), Wesley Madhevere, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Tendai Chatara

Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SRI), Lyndon Hannibal (SRI)

TV Umpire: Raveendra Wimalasiri (SRI)

Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)

With inputs from AFP

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Updated Date: January 16, 2022 22:48:41 IST

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