Jul 18, 2017

Dikwella, Gunaratne steer SL to test victory!

Sri Lanka secured a four wicket victory in the only Test against Zimbabwe at the R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo today (18).

Asela Gunaratne (80) and Niroshan Dickwella (81) contributed with big knocks down the order as they took the side to a much-wanted victory in the only Test against Zimbabwe.

Sri Lanka reached the target of 388 runs with just six wickets down.

Zimbabwe dropped a few chances putting them in hot water as they failed to restrict Sri Lanka from building a big partnership of 212 runs between the two.

At lunch Sri Lanka was 270 for the loss of five wickets. At the start of play this morning Sri Lanka was 170 for the loss of three wickets.

Grame Cremer managed to get the wickets of Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews.

Although Sri Lanka has faced Zimbabwe in the Test arena for almost five decades, Sri Lanka has never lost to Zimbabwe and there was doubt if that record would be broken today. The fear was compounded with Sri Lanka losing the ODI series to Zimbabwe by 3-2.

The scorecard follows: