Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, 1st Test Day 2: Sri Lanka trail by 63 runs at close of play against Zimbabwe

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, 1st Test Day 2: Zimbabwe scored 356 before bowled out. In response, Sri Lanka stood at 293/7, trailing by 63 runs.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 15, 2017 5:16 pm
Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: Dinesh Chandimal steadied the Sri Lanka ship. (Source: AP)

Zimbabwe have turned things around somewhat in the final session of play in Colombo. At lunch they looked out of it with a strong Sri Lanka start, having dismissed Zimbabwe for 356, but they came back with key wickets in the final session. Helped by some superb fielding by the visitors, Zimbabwe have taken seven wickets in 216 runs to have Sri Lanka at 293/7 at stumps and trailing by 63 runs. Upul Tharanga (71), Dinesh Chandimal (55), Angelo Mathews (41), Dilruwan Perera (33) all contributed with the bat. For Zimbabwe, Graeme Creme picked up 3/100. The way things stand in Colombo, it is either team’s game. Asela Gunaratne will be a must-take wicket for Zimbabwe early on Day 3.

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, Day 2 score and updates:

TEAMS:

Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal (capt.), Angelo Mathews, Asela Gunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dilruwan Perera, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara.

Zimbabwe: Regis Chakabva, Hamilton Masakadza, Tarisai Musakanda, Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, Sikander Raza, Malcolm Waller, Peter Moor (wk), Graeme Cremer (capt.), Chris Mpofu, Donald Tiripano.

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