Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka, Highlights, 2nd Test Day 5 at Harare, Full Cricket Score: Match ends in a draw

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FirstCricket Staff, Jan 31, 2020 21:02:54 IST

Zimbabwe drew with Sri Lanka

406/10
Overs
115.3
R/R
3.52
Fours
41
Sixes
7
Extras
12
293/10
Overs
119.5
R/R
2.45
Fours
21
Sixes
5
Extras
19
247/7
Overs
75.0
R/R
3.29
Fours
23
Sixes
3
Extras
21
204/3
Overs
87.0
R/R
2.34
Fours
18
Sixes
1
Extras
3

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Day 4 report: Zimbabwe stretched its lead over Sri Lanka to 354 runs on a rain-affected fourth day on Thursday as it seeks a series-levelling win in the second Test.

Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka, Highlights, 2nd Test Day 5 at Harare, Full Cricket Score: Match ends in a draw

Zimbabwe's Brendan Taylor plays a shot during the Test match against Sri Lanka at Harare Sports Club. AP

Zimbabwe, having lost two hours of play due to the weather, has just one more day to bowl the Sri Lankans out and pull off what would be a rare Test victory.

Zimbabwe reached stumps on 241-7 in its second innings at Harare Sports Club, with new captain Sean Williams 47 not out to go with his century in the first innings.

Resuming on 62-1, Zimbabwe’s second innings was anchored by former captain Brendan Taylor’s aggressive half-century. He made 67 off 75 balls. Taylor hammered eight fours and a six in an effort to grow Zimbabwe's lead quickly before he was trapped lbw by Sri Lanka fast bowler Lahiru Kumara.

Taylor has scored half-centuries in both innings in the Test. Zimbabwe could declare overnight and put Sri Lanka in first thing on the final day.

After Taylor went, Williams and allrounder Sikandar Raza (34) put on a 70-run sixth-wicket stand. Fernando (2-43) and spinner Lasith Embuldeniya (2-81) were the pick of the bowlers for Sri Lanka.

Zimbabwe made 406 batting first and moved into the strong position on the third day on Wednesday after bowling Sri Lanka out for just 293, with Raza taking a career-best 7-113.

That gave the home team the chance to draw the two-Test series. Sri Lanka won the first Test, also in Harare, by 10 wickets.

Victory would be a major achievement for Zimbabwe. The team has constantly been affected by off-field issues in recent years. Zimbabwe was banned from international cricket for a period last year because of government interference in the running of the national cricket body.

Zimbabwe won a Test against Bangladesh to draw its last series just over a year ago but hadn't won a Test in five years before that.

With inputs from AP   

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Updated Date: Jan 31, 2020 21:02:54 IST


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