SL v Zim highlights today only test day one – from R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo (Sri Lanka) Friday 14th July 2017. How Zimbabwe won the five odi series against Sri Lanka at their home with 3-2, it was unbelievable performance by whole Zimbabwe team. From Sri Lanka MD Gunathilaka scored most runs in five innings, he scored 323 runs in five innings and N Dickwella scored 266 runs. From Zimbabwe H Masakadza smashed 258 runs in five innings with highest 111 in an innings. PWH de Silva from Sri Lanka took eight wickets in four innings and he was the most wicket taker of the series. R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo pitch highest total test record is 952 with 6d in 271 overs v India which was scored by home team in 1997.
Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bat.
Sri Lanka team
WU Tharanga, FDM Karunaratne, BKG Mendis, LD Chandimal*, AD Mathews, DAS Gunaratne, N Dickwella†, MDK Perera, HMRKB Herath, RAS Lakmal, CBRLS Kumara.
H Masakadza, RW Chakabva, TK Musakanda, CR Ervine, SC Williams, Sikandar Raza, MN Waller, PJ Moor†, AG Cremer*, CB Mpofu, DT Tiripano.
Zimbabwe 344/8 (90 overs)
|Zimbabwe 1st innings||R||B||4s||6s||SR|
|H Masakadza||c Mendis b Herath||19||40||2||0||47.50|
|RW Chakabva||b Herath||12||23||0||0||52.17|
|TK Musakanda||c †Dickwella b Kumara||6||12||1||0||50.00|
|CR Ervine||not out||151||238||13||1||63.44|
|SC Williams||c Gunaratne b Perera||22||26||4||0||84.61|
|Sikandar Raza||lbw b Herath||36||47||2||1||76.59|
|PJ Moor†||c Kumara b Gunaratne||19||42||0||1||45.23|
|MN Waller||b Herath||36||39||4||0||92.30|
|AG Cremer*||b Gunaratne||13||33||1||0||39.39|
|DT Tiripano||not out||24||45||4||0||53.33|
|Extras||(w 1, nb 5)||6|
|Total||(8 wickets; 90 overs)||344||(3.82 runs per over)|
To batCB Mpofu
Fall of wickets 1-23 (Chakabva, 7.3 ov), 2-38 (Masakadza, 11.5 ov), 3-38 (Musakanda, 12.4 ov), 4-70 (Williams, 20.5 ov), 5-154 (Sikandar Raza, 39.5 ov), 6-195 (Moor, 51.6 ov), 7-260 (Waller, 63.2 ov), 8-282 (Cremer, 73.5 ov)
|Sri Lanka team|
Match Timings: 10:00 local time (04:30 GMT)
There was a light cover of grass on the pitch on the eve of the match, which suggests there will be assistance for the seamers early on. However, rare is the Khettarama surface that doesn’t become spin-friendly eventually. There have been periodic showers in Colombo over the past week, and more of the same is expected during the Test. Zimbabwe are likely to choose Chatara in their attack, given his success in the ODIs. Sikandar Raza may also earn a place in the XI on form. Perhaps to Sri Lanka’s relief, Solomon Mire is not in the Test side. Regis Chakabva may partner Hamilton Masakadza at the top of the order, and it is possible Tarisai Musakanda will debut, at No. 3. Sri Lanka have decisions to make on the bowling front. Rangana Herath is certain to play, and Suranga Lakmal is likely. Lahiru Kumara may be the preferred second seamer, but it is unclear whether they will favour the experience of Dilruwan Perera for the role of second spinner, or if they will go with the more aggressive Lakshan Sandakan.
Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka, Only Test Highlights
Test no. 2263 | 2017 season
Played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
14,15,16,17,18 July 2017 (5-day match)
Umpires – IJ Gould and NJ Llong
TV umpire – C Shamshuddin
Match referee – BC Broad
Reserve umpire – REJ Martinesz