Stuff – Zimbabwe have survived a Thisara Perera scare to beat Sri Lanka by 12 runs and secure their first victory in the one-day tri-series that also includes Bangladesh.

Summary

  • Zimbabwe have survived a Thisara Perera scare to beat Sri Lanka by 12 runs and secure their first victory in the one-day tri-series that also includes Bangladesh.
  • Sri Lanka were in a precarious situation at 5-181 in the 34th over but Perara brought victory into sight, smashing the ball to all corners of the park.
  • Blessing Muzurabani and Kyle Jarvis removed captain Angelo Mathews (42) and Dinesh Chandimal (34) respectively in four overs as Zimbabwe sensed a victory.
  • For Zimbabwe, Raza’s half-century was studded with eight fours and one six, most of which came in the last powerplay to steer the side reach closer to 300.
  • He and Solomon Mire (34) combined for a 75-run opening partnership in 13 overs to lay the platform after Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews’ decision to bowl first.


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