Zimbabwe clinched its first one-day worldwide collection win towards Sri Lanka after beating the hosts by three wickets within the decider to safe a three-2 victory on Monday.
Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer gained the toss and despatched Sri Lanka into bat, together with his bowlers proscribing the hosts to 203-eight in 50 overs. Opener Hamilton Masakadza then scored seventy three runs to assist the vacationers attain 204 within the thirty ninth over with three wickets in hand, regardless of a center-order batting collapse.
It was Zimbabwe’s first ODI collection victory over Sri Lanka in six makes an attempt.
Offspinner Sikandar Raza performed a key position in Monday’s victory, ending with three-21 his greatest bowling figures in a single-day internationals, earlier than scoring 27 runs on the finish to earn a victory that had begun to look unsure.
Seamer Tendai Chatara struck the primary blow, having in-type batsman Niroshan Dickwella caught by wicketkeeper Peter Moor with the whole on three within the second over. Dickwella had scored successive centuries within the earlier two video games.
Raza had Kusal Mendis caught by Cremer after which bowled Upul Tharanga to go away Sri Lanka tottering on 31-three.
Opener Danushka Gunathilaka and skipper Angelo Mathews mixed for a forty seven-run partnership however Mathews fell for twenty-four, caught by Masakadza off Cremer.
Gunathilaka introduced up his seventh one-day half-century and was dismissed for fifty two.
A flurry of wickets noticed Sri Lanka eight down for 153, earlier than ninth-wicket pair Asela Gunaratne and Dushmantha Chameera added 50 runs to offer the hosts a extra respectable complete. Gunaratne was their prime scorer with fifty nine runs not out.
In reply, Masakadza and fellow opener Solomon Mire dominated Sri Lanka’s assault with a ninety two-run partnership which ended when Mire (forty three) was bowled by Gunaratne.
Masakadza scored his runs in 86 deliveries, together with 9 fours and a six. He was dismissed when Zimbabwe’s complete was on 137, triggering a collapse by which Zimbabwe misplaced 5 extra wickets for 38 runs to succeed in one hundred seventy five-7.
Nevertheless, Raza got here to the rescue with a run-a-ball 27 to see his aspect via to a historic win.
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