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Sri Lanka Bowl Zimbabwe Out For 118 In Bulawayo

Sri Lanka Bowl Zimbabwe Out For 118 In Bulawayo
Sri Lanka Bowl Zimbabwe Out For 118 In Bulawayo
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Zimbabwe 118 (Masakadza 62, Randiv 3-23) v Sri Lanka
Tri-series One-Day International, Bulawayo

After rain reduced the latest tri-series One-Day International in Bulawayo to a 26 overs per side match, Sri Lanka made good their decision to bowl first by dismissing Zimbabwe for 118.

Zimbabwe struggled throughout their innings, which was held together on a low, sticky pitch, by a knock of 62 from experienced opening batsman Hamilton Masakadza.

He hit four fours and one six before being dismissed in what proved to be the final over of their batting effort, which was undermined by excellent bowling and fielding from Sri Lanka as well as an inability to keep the scoreboard moving at a decent rate.

Off-spinner Suraj Randiv returned three for 23 by dismissing Charles Coventry (11), Andy Blignaut (1) and Graeme Cremer (2) while pacer Dilhara Fernando and spinners Ajantha and Jeewan Mendis, the latter on debut, all took two wickets apiece.

The innings came to a rather sorry end when Ray Price was run out after being dropped in the 25th over.

Jeewan Mendis replaces the injured Angelo Mathews in Sri Lanka's side while Dinesh Chandimal comes into the side and keeps wicket as Thilan Samaraweera was left out.

Zimbabwe were unchanged from the team that beat India by six wickets.

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