Match Detail

Zimbabwe Men 358 & 170 ( 148.0 & 92.0 ) overs
Sri Lanka Men: 9d-515 & 0-14 ( 176.2 & 3.0 ) overs
Sri Lanka win by 10 wickets
Toss - Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bat.
Batsman
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4S
6S
SR
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Commentary
In over# 3
Runs : 4 Bowler: Donald Tiripano Wickets : 0
Over 3. 4 runs. Bowler: Donald Tiripano. Sri Lanka: 0-14(rr 4.67)
2.6
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Donald Tiripano to Dimuth Karunaratne. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Masvaure. Sri Lanka win by ten wickets! They only just had enough time to get there, as the light was starting to fade in Harare, and there was only 10 overs left scheduled in the day. Zimbabwe fought hard all the way, but they weren't quite good enough on this final day to grind out the draw. It was a fantastic Test Match. Angelo Mathews will take most of the headlines for his maiden double century, but there were brilliant individual performances across both sides. So the visitors go 1-0 up in the series with one to play. Join us again on Monday for the next game.
2.5
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Donald Tiripano to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Ndlovu.
2.4
2
Donald Tiripano to Dimuth Karunaratne. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs.
2.3
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Donald Tiripano to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs.
2.2
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Donald Tiripano to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs.
2.1
1
Donald Tiripano to Oshada Fernando. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Nyauchi.
In over# 2
Runs : 6 Bowler: Victor Nyauchi Wickets : 0
Over 2. 6 runs. Bowler: Victor Nyauchi. Sri Lanka: 0-10(rr 5.00)
1.6
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Victor Nyauchi to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Ndlovu.
1.5
4
FOUR! Victor Nyauchi to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Nyauchi slides onto the pads, and Karunaratne tucks this away very nicely. The timing was sublime, and the ball teases the fielder all the way to the rope.
1.4
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Victor Nyauchi to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Chakabva.
1.3
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Victor Nyauchi to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot Late Cut, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Chakabva.
1.2
2
Victor Nyauchi to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Williams.
1.1
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Victor Nyauchi to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Butt.
In over# 1
Runs : 4 Bowler: Donald Tiripano Wickets : 0
Over 1. 4 runs. Bowler: Donald Tiripano. Sri Lanka: 0-4(rr 4.00)
0.6
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Donald Tiripano to Oshada Fernando. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Chakabva.
0.5
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Donald Tiripano to Oshada Fernando. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Chakabva.
0.4
1
Donald Tiripano to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run.
0.3
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Donald Tiripano to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Nyauchi.
0.2
3
Donald Tiripano to Oshada Fernando. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to deep cover for 3 runs, fielded by Ndlovu, fielded by Butt.
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NEW BALL. Donald Tiripano to Oshada Fernando. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mudzinganyama.
0.1
Start of Sri Lanka Innings.
Zimbabwe Men: 358 & 170 ( 148.0 & 92.0 ) overs
Sri Lanka Men 9d-515 & 0-14 ( 176.2 & 3.0 ) overs
Toss - Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bat.
Sri Lanka win by 10 wickets
RR : 0
CRR : 4.67
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
P Masvaure

c: Karunaratne b: Embuldeniya

55
149
7
36.91
K Kasuza

lbw: Kumara

63
214
5
29.44
C Ervine

b: Lakmal

85
187
5
45.45
B Taylor

lbw: Lakmal

21
47
1
44.68
S Williams

c: Dickwella b: Embuldeniya

18
46
1
39.13
S Raza

st: Dickwella b: Embuldeniya

41
65
6
63.08
R Chakabva

c: Mathews b: Embuldeniya

8
20
1
40
D Tiripano

not out

44
103
4
42.72
K Jarvis

b: Embuldeniya

1
5
0
20
A Ndlovu

c: Mendis b: Kumara

5
25
1
20
V Nyauchi

c: (Sub) b: Lakmal

11
29
1
37.93
Extras 6(b 0, lb 4, WD 0, NB 2)
Total 358/10 148.0 overs

FOW:
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
27.0
10
53
3
1.96
29.0
9
55
0
1.90
42.0
12
114
5
2.71
29.0
8
82
2
2.83
21.0
8
50
0
2.38
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
D Karunaratne

c: Ndlovu b: Nyauchi

37
78
4
47.44
O Fernando

b: Tiripano

21
41
2
51.22
K Mendis

c: Taylor b: Nyauchi

80
163
8
49.08
A Mathews

not out

200
468
16
42.74
D Chandimal

c&b: Williams

12
32
1
37.5
D de

c: Masvaure b: Nyauchi

63
112
7
56.25
N Dickwella

lbw: Butt

63
120
3
52.5
S Lakmal

st: Chakabva b: Butt

27
41
0
65.85
0
1
0
0
K Rajitha

lbw: Williams

1
6
0
16.67
Not bat : Lahiru Kumara
Extras 11(b 2, lb 5, WD 0, NB 4)
Total 515/9 176.2 overs

FOW: (Lahiru Kumara)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
37.0
12
84
0
2.27
32.0
7
69
3
2.16
31.0
3
82
1
2.65
28.0
3
107
0
3.82
32.2
3
104
2
3.22
16.0
0
62
3
3.87
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
P Masvaure

c: Dickwella b: Lakmal

17
58
2
29.31
B Mudzinganyama

lbw: Lakmal

16
62
2
25.81
C Ervine

c: Karunaratne b: Lakmal

7
13
0
53.85
B Taylor

c: Mendis b: Lakmal

38
58
5
65.52
S Williams

c: Dickwella b: Rajitha

39
79
5
49.37
S Raza

st: Dickwella b: Embuldeniya

17
55
1
30.91
R Chakabva

b: Embuldeniya

26
142
1
18.31
D Tiripano

lbw: Kumara

6
61
1
9.84
K Jarvis

b: Kumara

1
15
0
6.67
A Ndlovu

b: Kumara

0
7
0
0
V Nyauchi

not out

0
3
0
0
Not bat : Kevin Kasuza
Extras 3(b 2, lb 0, WD 0, NB 1)
Total 170/10 92.0 overs

FOW: (Lahiru Kumara) , (Kevin Kasuza)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
20.0
8
27
4
1.35
14.0
6
23
1
1.64
11.0
6
12
0
1.09
21.0
8
32
3
1.52
26.0
8
74
2
2.85
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
O Fernando

not out

4
5
0
80
10
13
1
76.92
Not bat : Kusal Mendis,Angelo Mathews,Dinesh Chandimal,Niroshan Dickwella,Dhananjaya de Silva,Suranga Lakmal,Lasith Embuldeniya,Kasun Rajitha,Lahiru Kumara
Extras 0(b 0, lb 0, WD 0, NB 0)
Total 14/0 3.0 overs

FOW: (Lahiru Kumara) , (Kevin Kasuza) , (Kusal Mendis) , (Angelo Mathews) , (Dinesh Chandimal) , (Niroshan Dickwella) , (Dhananjaya de Silva) , (Suranga Lakmal) , (Lasith Embuldeniya) , (Kasun Rajitha) , (Lahiru Kumara)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
2.0
0
8
0
4.00
1.0
0
6
0
6.00
In over# 148
Runs : 4 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
147.5
4
FOUR! Suranga Lakmal to Victor Nyauchi. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Just wide enough to find the gap in the slips. All the luck is with Nyauchi at the minute.
In over# 144
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
143.6
4
FOUR! Lahiru Kumara to Donald Tiripano. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Fantastic cover drive which takes him to 49. He got his whole body into the stroke and nailed it for four.
In over# 137
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
136.6
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Donald Tiripano. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Too easy for Donald. Short and wide and he is quick to play the horizontal bat shot.
In over# 135
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
134.3
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Ainsley Ndlovu. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. First runs in Test cricket for Ndlovu as he opens his shoulders and hits towards midwicket. Great connection and and even better moment for the youngster.
In over# 134
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kasun Rajitha Wickets : 0
133.4
4
FOUR! Kasun Rajitha to Donald Tiripano. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Fielder at deep square has just been brought up so Tiripano hits it exactly where he has come from.
In over# 126
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kasun Rajitha Wickets : 0
125.4
4
FOUR! Kasun Rajitha to Sikandar Raza. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Fended, Gloved in the air uncontrolled past fine leg for 4 runs. 300 up although not in the most elegant of fashion. Short ball was right on the money and Raza was made very uncomfortable. Off the glove and loops over the keeper.
In over# 125
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
124.1
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Sikandar Raza. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. No messing about from Raza. Straight away using his feet and lofting the bowler over his head.
In over# 122
Runs : 8 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
121.6
4
FOUR! Lahiru Kumara to Sikandar Raza. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Little tickle off the hip as Kumara strays too straight. Nice batting.
121.5
4
FOUR! Lahiru Kumara to Sikandar Raza. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. He knew the short ball was coming and was waiting on the back foot for it. Picks up another four as Zimbabwe edge closer to 300.
In over# 120
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
119.3
4
FOUR! Lahiru Kumara to Donald Tiripano. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Slightly closer to the slips than he would have liked but always in control of the shot.
In over# 119
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
118.5
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Sikandar Raza. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Great use of the feet to get to the pitch. Threads the gap superbly and the ball trickles away for four.
In over# 110
Runs : 4 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
109.1
4
FOUR! Suranga Lakmal to Regis Chakabva. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Looked extremely comfortable against the short ball. Quick to swivel on the back foot and there is acres of room on the legside.
In over# 109
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
108.4
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Sikandar Raza. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Just enough power to take the ball to the boundary. Placement was key as Raza swept around the corner.
In over# 104
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kasun Rajitha Wickets : 0
103.5
4
FOUR! Kasun Rajitha to Sean Williams. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Throws it full and wide inviting Williams to take the bait. He does so and smears a wonderful cover drive to the fence.
In over# 103
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva Wickets : 0
102.5
4
FOUR! Dhananjaya de Silva to Craig Ervine. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Smacked straight past the bowler and gives too much work for long off to do. Picked the gap perfectly as he used his feet and got to the pitch.
In over# 101
Runs : 6 Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva Wickets : 0
100.4
6
SIX! Dhananjaya de Silva to Sean Williams. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Drives through the line with plenty of added elevation and power.
In over# 86
Runs : 4 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
85.3
4
FOUR! Suranga Lakmal to Craig Ervine. Out-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Glorious stroke back down the ground. Covering the swing with the full face and getting a strong stride into the ball.
In over# 81
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kasun Rajitha Wickets : 0
80.4
4
FOUR! Kasun Rajitha to Craig Ervine. In-swinging full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Puts the bat down the line of the ball and times it superbly.
In over# 79
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
78.6
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Brendan Taylor. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. A very confident start from Taylor. Anything in his arc and he is happy enough to take it over the legside.
In over# 77
Runs : 6 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
76.6
6
SIX! Lasith Embuldeniya to Brendan Taylor. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Down the track and meets the ball with the full face of the bat. Launched way back to get Taylor off the mark.
In over# 75
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
74.4
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Craig Ervine. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot sweeping, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs, fielded by Rajitha. Swept around the corner. Taking the ball on the half volley and negating any turn.
In over# 69
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
68.2
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Craig Ervine. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Such a comfortable shot for a player who has played so much ODI cricket. Helping the ball around the corner while keeping it on the floor.
In over# 67
Runs : 6 Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva Wickets : 0
66.3
6
SIX! Dhananjaya de Silva to Craig Ervine. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over deep cover for 6 runs. All the way for six. A wonderful hit over extra cover, going with the turn. Such a hard short to play but he made it look so easy.
In over# 63
Runs : 6 Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva Wickets : 0
62.2
6
SIX! Dhananjaya de Silva to Craig Ervine. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Picked up and dumped into the raucous crowd. Entertaining stuff from Ervine who does not want Dhananjaya to settle into a line and length.
In over# 61
Runs : 6 Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva Wickets : 0
60.6
6
SIX! Dhananjaya de Silva to Craig Ervine. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. Launched all the way for six. Not worried about the turn as the ball was so full. This looks a fantastic wicket for batting.
In over# 47
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
46.1
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Kevin Kasuza. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Down on one knee, controls the sweep with high hands and gets the boundary. Huge cheers go up around the ground.
In over# 46
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
45.5
4
FOUR! Lahiru Kumara to Prince Masvaure. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past third man for 4 runs. Very well played. Using the extra bounce and pace to lift it over the slips. Not a single fielder moved a muscle.
In over# 45
Runs : 6 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
44.2
6
SIX! Lasith Embuldeniya to Kevin Kasuza. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. Maximum. Uses his feet superbly to get to the pitch and loft it back down the ground.
In over# 39
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva Wickets : 0
38.4
4
FOUR! Dhananjaya de Silva to Kevin Kasuza. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Smashed off the back foot. Only a fraction short and he was so quick to rock back in the crease.
In over# 36
Runs : 4 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
35.1
4
FOUR! Suranga Lakmal to Prince Masvaure. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, outside edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Streaky boundary with Masvaure chasing a wide one. The hands went while the feet stayed stuck on the crease.
In over# 28
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
27.5
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Kevin Kasuza. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep square leg for 4 runs. Early signs of aggression. Taking it off the stumps and dumping the ball over into the legside.
In over# 23
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kasun Rajitha Wickets : 0
22.5
4
FOUR! Kasun Rajitha to Prince Masvaure. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Enough width given to Masvaure so that he can free the arms and play the horizontal bat shot.
In over# 19
Runs : 8 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
18.6
4
FOUR! Lahiru Kumara to Prince Masvaure. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Boundaries are starting to flow. Nothing much is happening for the bowlers and when they bang it in short of a length the ball sits up.
18.4
4
FOUR! Lahiru Kumara to Prince Masvaure. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, inside edge past fine leg for 4 runs. How did that miss the stumps? Kumara was going fuller and fuller and was so close to the yorker. Nearly beat the bat but a small tickle takes it away to the fine leg fence.
In over# 15
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
14.3
4
FOUR! Lahiru Kumara to Prince Masvaure. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past deep backward point for 4 runs. Bangs it in short and wide and dealt the punishment. Sits up on this wicket asking to be put away.
In over# 12
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
11.4
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Kevin Kasuza. Stock ball half volley, to leg on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Tossed up but much too full to trouble the batsman. Easy enough for Kasuza to hit through the line and not worry about any spin.
In over# 7
Runs : 4 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
6.5
4
FOUR! Suranga Lakmal to Kevin Kasuza. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Huge cheers ring around the ground as Kasuza gets off the mark in Test cricket. Off the edge but the pressure will be lifted off his shoulders.
In over# 1
Runs : 4 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
4
FOUR! Suranga Lakmal to Prince Masvaure. In-swinging length ball, to leg on the front foot flick, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Whips it off the legs and Zimbabwe are underway.
In over# 176
Runs : 4 Bowler: Sikandar Raza Wickets : 0
175.6
4
FOUR! Sikandar Raza to Angelo Mathews. Googly half volley, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Mathews gets there! Down on one knee, and he carts it over square leg where there isn't a fielder in sight. A classy knock from Angelo. He made sure he was going big, and ground down the Zimbabwe bowlers over the last two days. Superb stuff from the Sri Lankan veteran.
In over# 172
Runs : 6 Bowler: Ainsley Ndlovu Wickets : 0
171.6
6
SIX! Ainsley Ndlovu to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track Slog, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Lakmal charges out the crease, and deposits this onto the roof over long on. A monster hit from the seam bowler. He didn't need a second invitation after the ball was tossed up.
In over# 167
Runs : 6 Bowler: Donald Tiripano Wickets : 0
166.2
6
SIX! Donald Tiripano to Angelo Mathews. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. That's an unbelievable shot from Mathews. He just hits through the line of the ball, extends the arms through it, and sees the ball whistle off the middle of the bat over long on for six.
In over# 164
Runs : 6 Bowler: Sean Williams Wickets : 0
163.3
6
SIX! Sean Williams to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. Lakmal dances down the pitch, and tonks this down the ground for half a dozen. Lovely footwork, and an even better strike.
In over# 158
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ainsley Ndlovu Wickets : 0
157.1
4
FOUR! Ainsley Ndlovu to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Dickwella gets down low, and nails a sweep hard behind square for four. Swiped away with authority.
In over# 156
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ainsley Ndlovu Wickets : 0
155.5
4
FOUR! Ainsley Ndlovu to Angelo Mathews. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. That's almost a wonderful stop by Masvaure on the boundary edge, but he is in contact with the ball as he is stepping over the rope. Mathews leans back and slaps it hard in front of point. Prince initially made a good stop, but couldn't prevent the boundary.
In over# 155
Runs : 4 Bowler: Victor Nyauchi Wickets : 0
154.5
4
FOUR! Victor Nyauchi to Angelo Mathews. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Floated up, loads on width on offer, and Mathews goes reaching out to spank a drive through the covers again. Sublime strokeplay.
In over# 153
Runs : 8 Bowler: Victor Nyauchi Wickets : 0
152.2
4
FOUR! Victor Nyauchi to Angelo Mathews. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Hit cleanly, but it was in the air this time. Luckily for Mathews, he dissects extra cover and mid off to earn four more. Creamed it out the middle for the second ball running. That's the hundred partnership between this pair, too.
152.1
4
FOUR! Victor Nyauchi to Angelo Mathews. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Overpitched by Nyauchi, and Mathews goes after this. He lunges forward, and thunders a drive past extra cover for four. That was well struck. Glorious stroke.
In over# 150
Runs : 4 Bowler: Sikandar Raza Wickets : 0
149.1
4
FOUR! Sikandar Raza to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Good start to the second half of the session for Dickwella. He rocks onto the back foot, and carves this away behind backward point for four.
In over# 149
Runs : 4 Bowler: Donald Tiripano Wickets : 0
148.2
4
FOUR! Donald Tiripano to Angelo Mathews. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Mathews gets through to 150, but he gets there in streaky fashion. He wafts out to a very wide delivery, and the edge is drawn. There's two catching fielders behind the wicket, but it splits them to perfection. Nevertheless, it has been a marvellous innings that has nearly lasted eight hours.
In over# 144
Runs : 4 Bowler: Sean Williams Wickets : 0
143.6
4
FOUR! Sean Williams to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Mathews brings up the 400 in style. He shuffles outside leg, opens up the offside, and lifts it over extra cover beautifully.
In over# 137
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kyle Jarvis Wickets : 0
136.1
4
FOUR! Kyle Jarvis to Niroshan Dickwella. Short, down leg side on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past third man for 4 runs. That's brilliant from Dickwella. He watches it all the way onto the bat, and gently ramps it up and over the slips. No pace off the pitch, so he was at total ease playing it.
In over# 130
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ainsley Ndlovu Wickets : 0
129.5
4
FOUR! Ainsley Ndlovu to Angelo Mathews. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Mathews spots the length, springs back in the crease, and slams this in front of point for four. Plenty of width for the centurion to go after. Not a great delivery.
In over# 127
Runs : 4 Bowler: Victor Nyauchi Wickets : 0
126.5
4
FOUR! Victor Nyauchi to Angelo Mathews. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Shot of the day so far from Mathews. He presents the full face of the bat, and punches it past the fielder at silly mid on for four. Gorgeous.
In over# 117
Runs : 4 Bowler: Victor Nyauchi Wickets : 0
116.1
4
FOUR! Victor Nyauchi to Dhananjaya de Silva. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Dhananjaya isn't bothered about keeping this down. He goes chasing after the width, and spanks it over cover for four.
In over# 107
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kyle Jarvis Wickets : 0
106.1
4
FOUR! Kyle Jarvis to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball, outside off stump down the track defending, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. The ball runs off the edge, and scurries away between slip and gully to the third man boundary. Plenty of intent from Dhananjaya from the off.
In over# 106
Runs : 4 Bowler: Sean Williams Wickets : 0
105.1
4
FOUR! Sean Williams to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock ball short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Poor delivery, and it deserved to go to the fence. Williams drags it down, and Dhananjaya muscles it over the legside for four.
In over# 105
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ainsley Ndlovu Wickets : 0
104.3
4
FOUR! Ainsley Ndlovu to Angelo Mathews. Stock ball full toss, off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Mathews is nearing that century. He gets a big full toss here, and puts it away. Smeared over mid wicket for four.
In over# 104
Runs : 4 Bowler: Sean Williams Wickets : 0
103.6
4
FOUR! Sean Williams to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Floated up again, Dhananjaya gets the front leg out the way, and lifts it over mid on. Presented the full face and had a nice high elbow. Great technique.
In over# 103
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ainsley Ndlovu Wickets : 0
102.4
4
FOUR! Ainsley Ndlovu to Angelo Mathews. Stock ball full toss, middle stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Tossed up, Mathews meets the ball on the full, and turns it through mid wicket for four. Nice use of the wrists to get it into the gap.
In over# 100
Runs : 4 Bowler: Sean Williams Wickets : 0
99.1
4
FOUR! Sean Williams to Dhananjaya de Silva. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Great footwork from Dhananjaya, skipping out to the pitch, and he tonks it back down the ground for a one bounce four. Top shot.
In over# 96
Runs : 4 Bowler: Donald Tiripano Wickets : 0
95.5
4
FOUR! Donald Tiripano to Angelo Mathews. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot flick, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Mathews tucks this off the hip nicely, and he times the pants off of it. Nudged through square leg, and the chasing fielder cannot catch up with it.
In over# 89
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kyle Jarvis Wickets : 0
88.4
4
FOUR! Kyle Jarvis to Dhananjaya de Silva. Half volley, off stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. One advantage for Sri Lanka is that this new ball will fly off the bat. Dhananjaya clips it beautifully off the pads through mid wicket, and it races into the rope for four.
In over# 85
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kyle Jarvis Wickets : 0
84.3
4
FOUR! Kyle Jarvis to Dhananjaya de Silva. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Dhananjaya picks the length up early and dispatches this off the back foot through mid wicket with distain. Quality stroke.
In over# 82
Runs : 4 Bowler: Sean Williams Wickets : 0
81.1
4
FOUR! Sean Williams to Angelo Mathews. Stock ball short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Rubbish bowling from Williams. A rank long hop, and Mathews takes full advantage. Bludgeoned over the legside for a one bounce four.
In over# 81
Runs : 4 Bowler: Donald Tiripano Wickets : 0
80.6
4
FOUR! Donald Tiripano to Dinesh Chandimal. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Tiripano provides some width to Chandimal, and the Sri Lanka fiercely cuts in front of point for four. Timing and placement.
In over# 80
Runs : 6 Bowler: Sean Williams Wickets : 0
79.5
6
SIX! Sean Williams to Angelo Mathews. Stock ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. That's a gorgeous shot from Mathews. Plenty of bottom hand in this, as he just whips the wrists, and sends the ball sailing over the mid wicket fence.
In over# 74
Runs : 6 Bowler: Ainsley Ndlovu Wickets : 0
73.5
6
SIX! Ainsley Ndlovu to Angelo Mathews. Stock ball full toss, off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Ndlovu dishes up a high full toss, and Mathews will not miss out on that. Clobbered over mid wicket for the first maximum of the innings.
In over# 64
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ainsley Ndlovu Wickets : 0
63.3
4
FOUR! Ainsley Ndlovu to Angelo Mathews. Stock ball short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Too short from Ndlovu, and Mathews climbs into this. He leans back, and powers it away through mid wicket for four.
In over# 62
Runs : 4 Bowler: Sikandar Raza Wickets : 0
61.3
4
FOUR! Sikandar Raza to Kusal Mendis. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Mendis is very strong on the sweep. He gets down low, reaches out, and absolutely nails it in front of square. Sublime placement yet again.
In over# 54
Runs : 12 Bowler: Sikandar Raza Wickets : 0
53.5
4
FOUR! Sikandar Raza to Kusal Mendis. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Three on the bounce! Raza drops short again, and Mendis doesn't miss out. Two fielders in the deep for protection, but he has split them to perfection.
53.4
4
FOUR! Sikandar Raza to Kusal Mendis. Off break full toss, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Buffet bowling from Sikandar. He serves up a juicy full toss, Mendis is down on one knee, and he carts it to the mid wicket region again.
53.3
4
FOUR! Sikandar Raza to Kusal Mendis. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Mendis latches onto that length. He sits back, goes with the turn, and heaves the ball over mid wicket for four.
In over# 48
Runs : 4 Bowler: Sean Williams Wickets : 0
47.6
4
FOUR! Sean Williams to Angelo Mathews. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Tossed up above the eyeline, inviting Mathews to play the big shot, and he obliges. He lunges forward, and pops it back over the bowler's head for four.
In over# 38
Runs : 4 Bowler: Sean Williams Wickets : 0
37.6
4
FOUR! Sean Williams to Angelo Mathews. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Mathews takes the aerial route. Front foot down the pitch, and he lofts it back down the ground for four, clearing the infield with ease. Positive stroke from the veteran.
In over# 36
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ainsley Ndlovu Wickets : 0
35.6
4
FOUR! Ainsley Ndlovu to Kusal Mendis. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Mendis springs back in the crease once he picks up the length, and swats this powerfully away to the mid wicket fence. He pounced onto that delivery.
In over# 30
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ainsley Ndlovu Wickets : 0
29.3
4
FOUR! Ainsley Ndlovu to Kusal Mendis. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Not a great start from Ndlovu. He drops it very short, Mendis camps on the back foot, and slaps it through mid wicket for four.
In over# 26
Runs : 4 Bowler: Donald Tiripano Wickets : 0
25.3
4
FOUR! Donald Tiripano to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot cutting, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. Almost an opportunity, but the edge doesn't go to hand. A wafty shot from Karunaratne, and it flies over the slip corden for four. Fortunate.
In over# 17
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kyle Jarvis Wickets : 0
16.1
4
FOUR! Kyle Jarvis to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. That's not the most convincing shot from Karunaratne. He looks to chop this away fine, and it flies off a chunky edge between the slips and gully.
In over# 16
Runs : 4 Bowler: Donald Tiripano Wickets : 0
15.5
4
FOUR! Donald Tiripano to Kusal Mendis. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Tiripano errs too straight, and Mendis is strong off his pads. Whipped away elegantly, and it skips into the fence for four more.
In over# 15
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kyle Jarvis Wickets : 0
14.4
4
FOUR! Kyle Jarvis to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, well timed past long off for 4 runs. That's a lovely start to the day for Dimuth. He prods forward, and punches it back down the ground past mid off. Exquisite timing, and the ball races away into the rope.
In over# 14
Runs : 4 Bowler: Donald Tiripano Wickets : 0
13.5
4
FOUR! Donald Tiripano to Kusal Mendis. Out-swinging half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Trying to get if full and use the swing but overpitched and driven crisply down the ground.
In over# 13
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kyle Jarvis Wickets : 0
12.6
4
FOUR! Kyle Jarvis to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Elegant stroke to end the over. Latching onto the wide delivery and cracking it square of the wicket.
In over# 1
Runs : 8 Bowler: Kyle Jarvis Wickets : 0
0.6
4
FOUR! Kyle Jarvis to Oshada Fernando. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Too straight on the pads. Not massive amount of swing especially not from that line.
0.4
4
FOUR! Kyle Jarvis to Oshada Fernando. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Played with soft hands. First runs off the bat for Sri Lanka.
In over# 91
Runs : 4 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
90.4
4
FOUR! Suranga Lakmal to Regis Chakabva. Length ball, off stump on the front foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Lakmal errs too straight, and Chakabva tickles this off the pads delicately. Gets it fine enough to beat the fielder running round on the boundary edge. Important runs!
In over# 78
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva Wickets : 0
77.6
4
FOUR! Dhananjaya de Silva to Donald Tiripano. Leg spinner short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. A rank half tracker from Dhananjaya, and Tiripano takes full advantage. He sits back, and slams it through square leg for four. Zimbabwe are into a lead!
In over# 60
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kasun Rajitha Wickets : 0
59.2
4
FOUR! Kasun Rajitha to Sikandar Raza. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Superb delivery, but no luck for the bowler. Genuine edge, the ball dies, and runs wide of the slip fielder for four. A tentative prod from Sikandar there.
In over# 42
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kasun Rajitha Wickets : 0
41.5
4
FOUR! Kasun Rajitha to Brendan Taylor. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Agricultural from Taylor. This is way outside off, and he shovels it over wide mid on with distain. Lovely strike.
In over# 37
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
36.3
4
FOUR! Lahiru Kumara to Sean Williams. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. That's a cracking shot from Williams. He is hanging back and expecting this length, then slaps a pull shot way in front of square for four. The boundaries are flowing!
In over# 36
Runs : 8 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
35.5
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Brendan Taylor. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Another expertly played reverse sweep from Taylor. He rolls the wrists to keep it down, and steers it away from the backward point to send it racing towards the fence.
35.1
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Brendan Taylor. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Williams have already played a few of these, but now it's Taylor's turn to bring out the reverse. Dragged it away very fine, going with the turn, and the ball skips away to the rope.
In over# 32
Runs : 6 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
31.3
6
SIX! Lasith Embuldeniya to Brendan Taylor. Stock ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Zimbabwe have decided to be very positive against the spin. Taylor is down on one knee, and he hoicks it over mid wicket for a maximum. Terrific strike.
In over# 30
Runs : 8 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
29.4
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Brendan Taylor. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Sensational stroke from Taylor. He shimmies out to the pitch, doesn't try and overhit, and just lofts it down the ground for a one bounce four. Effortless.
29.3
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Brendan Taylor. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Taylor wafts the bat at this, nicks it, and the ball flies past the slip fielder's head before he can react! So close to a fourth of the morning for Sri Lanka. No chance for de Silva in at the catching position.
In over# 28
Runs : 12 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
27.4
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Sean Williams. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep square leg for 4 runs. Third one of the over. This time it's the conventional one. Williams gets down low, and heaves it over square leg with conviction. Top batting.
27.3
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Sean Williams. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed past third man for 4 runs. He's done it against. So full that he can smother any spin, and he paddles it away past the solitary slip fielder for four more.
27.1
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Sean Williams. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Williams is strong on the sweep against the spinner. There isn't much turn on offer, so he can trust the pitch. A reverse swipe fizzes away to the vacant third man boundary.
In over# 27
Runs : 4 Bowler: Suranga Lakmal Wickets : 0
26.1
4
FOUR! Suranga Lakmal to Sean Williams. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Beautiful shot from Sean Williams. He presents the full face of the bat, and punches it back down the ground for four.
In over# 13
Runs : 8 Bowler: Lahiru Kumara Wickets : 0
12.2
4
FOUR! Lahiru Kumara to Prince Masvaure. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. He gets a bit more fortunate with this one, but it is the same result. A tentative defence finds the edge of the bat, and it rolls away between the slips and gully to the third man fence.
12.1
4
FOUR! Lahiru Kumara to Prince Masvaure. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Short, wide, and slashed hard past backward point for four. Excellent shot from Masvaure, getting on top of the bounce nicely.
In over# 12
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dhananjaya de Silva Wickets : 0
11.6
4
FOUR! Dhananjaya de Silva to Brian Mudzinganyama. Leg spinner short, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. That was a rank long hop from Dhananjaya. Mudzinganyama watches it carefully, and shovels it into legside for four.
In over# 6
Runs : 4 Bowler: Kasun Rajitha Wickets : 0
5.5
4
FOUR! Kasun Rajitha to Brian Mudzinganyama. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. A bit of luck for Mudzinganyama. He plays inside the line, the edge is found, but it dies to fall short of the corden. The ball flies past the dive of second slip, and runs into the fence for his first boundary in Test cricket.
In over# 2
Runs : 4 Bowler: Victor Nyauchi Wickets : 0
1.5
4
FOUR! Victor Nyauchi to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Nyauchi slides onto the pads, and Karunaratne tucks this away very nicely. The timing was sublime, and the ball teases the fielder all the way to the rope.

Prince Masvaure

55 (149)

96(301)

Kevin Kasuza

41 (152)

Kevin Kasuza

22 (62)

66(152)

Craig Ervine

44 (90)

Craig Ervine

22 (51)

43(98)

Brendan Taylor

21 (47)

Craig Ervine

19 (44)

37(90)

Sean Williams

18 (46)

Craig Ervine

0 (2)

0(5)

Sikandar Raza

0 (3)

Sikandar Raza

11 (22)

19(42)

Regis Chakabva

8 (20)

Sikandar Raza

30 (40)

41(86)

Donald Tiripano

11 (46)

Donald Tiripano

1 (4)

2(9)

Kyle Jarvis

1 (5)

Donald Tiripano

13 (29)

18(54)

Ainsley Ndlovu

5 (25)

Donald Tiripano

19 (24)

30(53)

Victor Nyauchi

11 (29)

Dimuth Karunaratne

8 (26)

29(67)

Oshada Fernando

21 (41)

Dimuth Karunaratne

29 (52)

56(109)

Kusal Mendis

27 (57)

Kusal Mendis

53 (106)

89(225)

Angelo Mathews

36 (119)

Angelo Mathews

31 (60)

43(92)

Dinesh Chandimal

12 (32)

Angelo Mathews

34 (97)

97(209)

Dhananjaya de Silva

63 (112)

Angelo Mathews

73 (145)

136(265)

Niroshan Dickwella

63 (120)

Angelo Mathews

22 (38)

49(79)

Suranga Lakmal

27 (41)

Angelo Mathews

4 (9)

5(14)

Kasun Rajitha

1 (5)

Prince Masvaure

17 (57)

32(110)

Brian Mudzinganyama

15 (53)

Brian Mudzinganyama

1 (9)

3(13)

Craig Ervine

2 (4)

Craig Ervine

5 (9)

5(12)

Brendan Taylor

0 (3)

Brendan Taylor

38 (55)

77(132)

Sean Williams

39 (77)

Sean Williams

0 (2)

0(5)

Sikandar Raza

0 (3)

Sikandar Raza

17 (52)

28(101)

Regis Chakabva

11 (49)

Regis Chakabva

5 (58)

11(119)

Donald Tiripano

6 (61)

Regis Chakabva

3 (9)

4(24)

Kyle Jarvis

1 (15)

Regis Chakabva

2 (15)

2(22)

Ainsley Ndlovu

0 (7)

Regis Chakabva

5 (11)

5(14)

Victor Nyauchi

0 (3)

Oshada Fernando

4 (5)

14(18)

Dimuth Karunaratne

10 (13)