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Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, 1st ODI: Sri Lanka complete comfortable run chase to beat Zimbabwe by 5 wickets

Sri Lanka completed a comfortable run chase to beat Zimbabwe by 5 wickets, in the 1st ODI, at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy today.


Match Summary

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, 1st ODI, Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka 300/5 (48.3 ov)

Zimbabwe 296/9 (50 ov)

Result - Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets

Scorecard

 

Zimbabwe won the toss and opted  to bat in the 1st ODI of the series, at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy today. Their batters put on an impressive total of 296/9 in their 50 overs - Takudzwanashe Kaitano 42, Regis Chakabva 72 and Sean Williams 100 were the main run getters and Chamika Karunaratne 3-69 the main wicket taker for Sri Lanka.

In reply, Pathum Nissanka 75, Dinesh Chandimal 75 and Charith Asalanka 71 ensured a relatively comfortable winning run chase for Sri Lanka, who came out winners by 5 wickets.

Match Stats

Zimbabwe Fall of wickets: 1-80 (Takudzwanashe Kaitano - 14.4 ov), 2-110 (Craig Ervine - 19.6 ov), 3-160 (Regis Chakabva - 29.1 ov), 4-202 (Wesley Madhevere - 37.5 ov), 5-248 (Sikandar Raza - 44.1 ov), 6-252 (Ryan Burl - 44.5 ov), 7-269 (Wellington Masakadza - 47.2 ov), 8-285 (Sean Williams - 49.1 ov), 9-286 (Blessing Muzarabani - 49.4 ov)

Sri Lanka Fall of wickets: 1-40 (Kusal Mendis - 6.4 ov), 2-81 (Kamindu Mendis - 13.6 ov), 3-147 (Pathum Nissanka - 24.4 ov)

Playing XIs

Sri Lanka - Kusal Mendis(wk), Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Dinesh Chandimal, Kamindu Mendis, Dasun Shanaka(c), Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Chamika Gunasekara, Nuwan Pradeep

Zimbabwe - Ryan Burl, Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva(wk), Tendai Chatara, Craig Ervine(c), Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Wesley Madhevere, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Sean Williams

 

Match Details

Start Time: 09:00

Toss: Zimbabwe won the toss and decided to bat

Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy

Officials: Handunnettige Dharmasena, Lyndon Hannibal, Raja Wimalasiri, Rambukkana Rambukwella, Ranjan Madugalle

 

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