Sunday 30 November 2008 

Sri Lanka Complete 5-0 Series Win In Harare

Sri Lanka Complete 5-0 Series Win In Harare
Sri Lanka Complete 5-0 Series Win In Harare
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Sri Lanka 152 (Kandamby 40, Rainsford 3-22, Mupariwa 2-17) beat
Zimbabwe 133 (Dabengwa 39, Muralitharan 5-29) by 19 runs

5th One Day International, Harare

Sri Lanka held on to win the fifth One Day International against Zimbabwe by 19 runs to complete a 5-0 series clean sweep.

The tourists were bowled out for 150 with Thilina Kandamby top scoring with 40 as opening bowlers Ed Rainsford and Tawanda Mupariwa sharing five wickets. Sri Lanka's batsmen managed only three boundaries in their innings as Stuart Matsikenyeri, Ray Price and Keith Dabengwa took a wicket apiece.

Zimbabwe were then bowled out for 133 as Muttiah Muralitharan returned five for 29. Dilhara Fernando (2-33) and Nuwan Kulasekara (3-14) shared the remainder of the wickets as Zimbabwe slumped to 58 for six.

A late rally from Dabengwa (39) and Prosper Utseya (31) came to nought when Kulasekara returned to dismiss them both.

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