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2nd Test Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka: Weather interrupts play on Day 4

Brendan Taylor passed 2000 test runs today for Zimbabwe
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2nd Test Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka: Weather interrupts play on Day 4
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The weather interrupted a fascinating day’s play in the 2nd Test between Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka, at the Harare Sports Club today.

Match Summary

Zimbabwe 406 (115.3 Ovs) – (Kevin Kasuza 38, Brendan Taylor 62, Sean Williams 107, Sikandar Raza 72; Suranga Lakmal 2-37, Dhananjaya de Silva 3-71, Lasith Embuldeniya 4-182) and 241-7 (Brendan Taylor 67, Sean Williams 47*;Vishwa Fernando 2-43)

Sri Lanka – 293 (119.5 Ovs) – (Angelo Mathews 64 ; Sikandar Raza 7-113, Donald Tiripano 1-30)

At the Close of Play on Day 4 – Zimbabwe lead Sri Lanka by 354 runs with 3 wickets remaining

Scorecard

Zimbabwe were 62-1 overnight and at the close of play had moved on to 241-7, a lead of 354 over Sri Lanka with one day left to play in this Test match. Brendan Taylor 67 (who passed the 2000 runs in Test cricket milestone today) and Sean Williams 47* were the main run getters and Vishwa Fernando 2-43 the pick of the bowlers for Sri Lanka.

The big question for Zimbabwe will be – When to declare? Given enough overs, Sri Lanka might go for the run chase. So will Zimbabwe declare overnight? We will have to wait and see what happens tomorrow on the final day.

 

 

Teams

 

Zimbabwe - Prince Masvaure, Kevin Kasuza, Brendan Taylor, Craig Ervine, Sean Williams(c), Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva(wk), Donald Tiripano, Carl Mumba, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Victor Nyauchi

Sri Lanka - Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella(wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Embuldeniya, Vishwa Fernando, Lahiru Kumara

 

Match Details

 

Start Time: 08:00

Toss: Zimbabwe won the toss and decided to bat

Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare

Officials: Aleem Dar, Nitin Menon, Langton Rusere, Christopher Phiri, Javagal Srinath

 

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