Zimbabwe’s first win in this Tri-nation series has come in the form of a thrilling 12-run win against Sri Lanka in Dhaka. Tendai Chatara was the chief architect of the vicotry, taking four wickets, including that of Thisara Perera who looked like he could run away with the game. It is Sri Lanka’s third successive defeat to Zimbabwe in ODIs, which could be seen as an indicator of their seemingly never-ending decline.
Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 2nd ODI Highlights:
1928 hrs IST: GONE! And they have done it! Chatara gets Chameera and that seals it for Zimbabwe. They have defeated Sri Lanka by 12 runs to take their second match of the Tri-Nation series.
1920 hrs IST: This match has gone down the wire, Sri Lanka have just one wicket remaining and need 14 runs to win off 14 balls. Zimbabwe are in the brink of an upset
1815 hrs IST: OUT! Dinesh Chandimal departs for 34. Zimbabwe are crawling back in the game. SL 189/5 after 34 ovs
1755 hrs IST: OUT! An outstanding catch by Sikandar Raza to dismiss Angelo Mathews. Sri Lanka have lost their captain. SL- 161/4 after 31.1 ovs
1745 hrs IST: A reverse sweep by Dinesh Chandimal fetches another boundary. 150 up for Sri Lanka. The chase is on.
1725 hrs IST: OUT! Kusal Perera is dismissed against the run of run play. SL are 136/3.
1700 hrs IST: Sri Lanka steady after early setbacks. Angelo Mathews and Kusal Perera doing the job for the Lankan side. It is imperative that these two stay together for long and take the game deep into the final overs.
1630 hrs IST: OUT! Zimbabwe strikes once again as Chatara removes Kusal Mendis.
1615 hrs IST: OUT! Zimbabwe have struck in the fifth over. Upul Tharanga is dismissed by Jarvis.
1545 hrs IST: Sri Lanka begin their chase. Kusal Perera, Upul Tharanga at the crease.
1509 hrs IST: Zimbabwe post 290/6 at the end of their 50 overs. Sikandar Raza leads the charge with a fine unbeaten 81. The target for SL – 291 in 50 ovs. It is now time for the innings break.
1503 hrs IST: OUT! Peter Moor is gone. Zimbabwe are 287/6.
1450 hrs IST: Zimbabwe reach 250.
1434 hrs IST: OUT! Malcolm Waller is gone. Zimbabwe are 226/5.
1418 hrs IST: Last 10 overs remain. Zimbabwe are on course for a total of somewhere around 270. But can they do it? 214/4 after 40 ovs.
1414 hrs IST: Zimbabwe reaches 200 in 38 ovs. How much will they get in the last 12 ovs? Stay tuned
1355 hrs IST: OUT! Thisara Perera bowls Brendan Taylor to bag his second wicket! Zim are 169/4 after 33 ovs.
1340 hrs IST: A four by Brendan Taylor and Zimbabwe have reached 150. Much better after the abject performance in the 1st ODI.
1330 hrs IST: OUT ! Zimbabwe lose their third wicket. Gunaratne bags the wicket of the well-settled Masakadza for 73. Zim are 142/3. Sikandar Raza walks in at the crease.
1319 hrs IST: At the half-way stage Zimbabwe are 126/2. The experienced duo of Masakadza (62*) and Brendon Taylor (22*) are at the crease.
1310 hrs IST: After a couple of jolts in the middle, Zimbabwe are going steady with the experienced duo of Masakadza and Brendon Taylor at the crease. Crucial period of play and a big partnership is the need of the hour for the African nation.
1256 hrs IST: Zimbabwe reaches the 100 run-mark for the loss of two wickets. Much better performance since the last match.
1250 hrs IST: FIFTY! Hamilton Masakadza reaches his 32nd half-century in ODI’s. But he needs to prolong his stay at the crease. Zim are 92/2 after 19 ovs.
1240 hrs IST: OUT! Zimbabwe lose their second wicket. Craig Ervine returns to the pavilion. Zim are 85/2 after 17 ovs.
1225 hrs IST: OUT! Solomon Mire perishes for 34 while trying to hit a short ball by Thisara Perera. Zim are 75/1 after 13 ovs. Craig Ervine arrives at the crease.
1210 hrs IST: Hamilton Masakadza (33), Solomon Mire (30) keep Zimbabwe steady after 10 overs.
Zim are 64/0 after 10 ovs.
1200 hrs IST: Tackling spin does not seem to be a problem for Zimbabwe today. Mire and Masakadza have brought up the 50-run stand. Akila Dananjaya is on the receiving end as he leaks 11 runs of the eight over. Zim are 55/0 after 8 ovs.
1150 hrs IST: Solomon Mire is taking the attack to the Lankan attack. Slams two boundaries in one over of Suranga Lakmal. After 5 overs, Zim are 30/0.
1143 hrs IST: Brisk start by Zimbabwe as they reach 19/0 after 3 overs.
1140 hrs IST: Following the footsteps of Bangladesh, Mathews introduces spin from the other end in the form of Akila Dananjaya.
1130 hrs IST: A couple of boundaries in the first over and Zimbabwe are off to a flyer. Angelo Mathews is not pleased with this start. Zim are 8/0 after the first over.
1112 hrs IST: Angelo Mathews wins the toss and opts to field first. “The wicket looks on a slower side and we would like to capitalize first”, says Mathews.
1100 hrs IST: Welcome to the live coverage of the second ODI between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. We are all set to begin with the second match of the Tri-Series which also features Bangladesh who have won the first match.
Sri Lanka XI: Upul Tharanga, Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal(w), Angelo Mathews(c), Kusal Mendis, Asela Gunaratne, Thisara Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Suranga Lakmal, Wanidu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera
Zimbabwe XI: Hamilton Masakadza, Solomon Mire, Peter Moor, Brendan Taylor(w), Craig Ervine, Sikandar Raza, Malcolm Waller, Graeme Cremer(c), Kyle Jarvis, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani