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1st Test Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka pull off 10 wicket win in Harare

Sri Lanka's Lahiru Kumara celebrates
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Sri Lanka pulled off a remarkable 10 wicket win, in Harare today, on the final day of the 1st Test match against Zimbabwe.

 

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 170 (Brendan Taylor 38, Sean Williams 39; Suranga Lakmal 4-27, Lahiru Kumara 3-32)

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) and 14-0

Result - Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets

Scorecard

In their 2nd innings, Zimbabwe were bowled out for a disappointing 170 with Brendan Taylor 38 and Sean Williams 39 top scoring; Suranga Lakmal 4-27 and Lahiru Kumara 3-32 were the pick of the bowlers for Sri Lanka.

Fall Of Wickets: 1-33 (Prince Masvaure, 18.2 Ov) , 2-36 (Brian Mudzinganyama, 20.3 Ov) , 3-41 (Craig Ervine, 22.3 Ov) , 4-120 (Brendan Taylor, 44.3 Ov) , 5-120 (Sean Williams, 45.2 Ov) , 6-148 (Sikandar Raza Butt, 62.1 Ov) , 7-159 (Donald Tiripano, 81.6 Ov) , 8-163 (Kyle Jarvis, 85.6 Ov) , 9-165 (Ainsley Ndlovu, 89.4 Ov) , 10-170 (Regis Chakabva, 91.6 Ov)

Sri Lanka knocked off the runs required to snatch a memorable 10 wicket win in the 1st Test, which seemed an improbable result at the start of play on the final day.

  

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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