1st Test Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Day 4: Mathews 200*secures strong position for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews completed a double hundred today for Sri Lanka
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A brilliant unbeaten double hundred from Angelo Mathews secured a strong position for Sri Lanka, going into the final day’s play, at the Harare Sports Club. At the close of play on Day 4 of the 1st Test, Zimbabwe trail Sri Lanka by 127 runs with 10 wickets remaining.

Match Summary

Zimbabwe 358 (Prince Masvaure 55 , Kevin Kasuza 63, Craig Ervine 85, Sikandar Raza 41, Donald Tiripano 44; Lasith Embuldeniya 5-114, Suranga Lakmal 3-53, Lahiru Kumara 2-82) and 30-0

Sri Lanka 515-9 dec (Kusal Mendis 80, Angelo Mathews 200*, Dhananjaya de Silva 63, Niroshan Dickwella 63; Victor Nyauchi 3-69, Sikandar Raza 3-62)

At the Close of Play on day 4 - Zimbabwe trail Sri Lanka by 127 runs with 10 wickets remaining

Scorecard

 

Sri Lanka piled on the runs on the fourth day of the 1st Test, finally declaring on 515-9, with Kusal Mendis 80, Angelo Mathews 200*, Dhananjaya de Silva 63 and Niroshan Dickwella 63 the top run scorers in their innings and Victor Nyauchi 3-69 and Sikandar Raza 3-62 the pick of the bowlers for Zimbabwe.


Fall Of Wickets: 1-32 (Oshada Fernando, 11.1 Ov) , 2-92 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 28.6 Ov) , 3-184 (Kusal Mendis, 66.2 Ov) , 4-227 (LD Chandimal, 81.4 Ov) , 5-325 (Dhananjaya De Silva, 116.2 Ov) , 6-461 (DPDN Dickwella, 160.3 Ov) , 7-510 (RAS Lakmal, 173.4 Ov) , 8-510 (Lasith Embuldeniya, 173.5 Ov) , 9-515 (Kasun Rajitha, 176.2 Ov)

 

Zimbabwe were 30-0 at the close of play, trailing Sri Lanka by 127 runs with 10 wickets remaining in their 2nd innings.

 

 

Teams

Zimbabwe - Prince Masvaure, Regis Chakabva(wk), Brendan Taylor, Craig Ervine, Sean Williams(c), Sikandar Raza, Kevin Kasuza, Donald Tiripano, Kyle Jarvis, Ainsley Ndlovu, Victor Nyauchi

Sri Lanka - Dimuth Karunaratne, Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, AD Mathews, LD Chandimal, DPDN Dickwella, Dhananjaya De Silva, RAS Lakmal, Lasith Embuldeniya, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara

 

 

 

Match Details

 

Start Time: 08:00

Toss: Zimbabwe won the toss and decided to bat

Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare

Officials: Marais Erasmus, Nitin Menon, Langton Rusere, Christopher Phiri, Javagal Srinat

 

 

 

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