Sri Lanka kick Zimbabwe by 4 wickets in record run chase


Niroshan Dickwella scored a career high 81 for Sri Lanka to play a pivotal purpose in their follow vs Zimbabwe. (Source: AP)

Sri Lanka kick Zimbabwe by 4-wickets to win a One Off Test between a dual teams during a RP Stadium in Colombo in a thespian finish to a competition on a fifth and final day. In a routine they chased down 388 runs that is a largest fourth innings sum chased in Sri Lanka and Asia as well. It is also Sri Lanka’s biggest follow in Test story and fifth in Test cricket. The win denied Zimbabwe what could have been a ancestral initial Test win opposite Sri Lanka and they looked good on march to achieving that during tighten on Day 4.

The 121-run mount between Niroshan Dickwella and Asela Gunaratne valid to be a disproportion between a dual sides in a finish and it denied Zimbabwe from a win. Dickwella struck a career best 81 and Gunaratne powered 72 runs to lurch Zimbabwe’s hopes notwithstanding what was a superb spin bowling effort. Sikander Raza, Sean Williams and Graeme Cremer bowled a lion’s share of a overs for a visitors as Sri Lanka looked to be finished in by their possess item going into a fifth day wanting 218 runs to win with 7 wickets in hand. Cremer finished with match-figures of 9/XXX to record second best bowling total in a compare behind Rangana Herath who picked adult 11 wickets.

With 64 runs indispensable to a target, Dickwella perished in detrimental resources as he got a glove while attempting a retreat sweep. It brought Dilruwan Perera into a center and a tailender didn’t decay underneath vigour and kept during it to work alongside Gunaratne and take Sri Lanka over a line.

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