Zimbabwe stunned Sri Lanka with a brilliant chase of 317 runs in Galle. Solomon Mire scored a 88-ball 112 to lead the chase with Sean Williams who scored 65 runs. After both the set batsmen were dismissed by Asela Gunaratne, Sikandar Raza took the responsibility and scored 67* off 56 balls to take his side home. Waller scored 40* off 29 balls. This is the first time a team has chased down 300-plus total in Sri Lanka. Zimbabwe hit only one six in the entire chase and that was when Raza came down the pitch and sent one over the bowler’s head to finish the match.
Sri Lanka Playing XI: Niroshan Dickwella(w), Upul Tharanga, Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, Angelo Mathews(c), Asela Gunaratne, Lahiru Madushanka, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep, Amila Aponso, Akila Dananjaya
Zimbabwe Playing XI: Solomon Mire, Hamilton Masakadza, Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Peter Moor(w), Malcolm Waller, Ryan Burl, Graeme Cremer(c), Donald Tiripano, Tendai Chatara