ZIMvSL: Angelo Mathews' double century, Sri Lanka thrash Zimbabwe by 10 wickets in first Test

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Thanks to veteran all-rounder Angelo Mathews' unbeaten double century, the Sri Lankan cricket workforce defeated Zimbabwe by 10 wickets within the first Test match and began the 12 months 2020 with a win. In the 2-match collection, the visiting Sri Lanka workforce has gone 1–0.

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Zimbabwe received the toss on this Test performed in Harare, batting first and scored 358 runs within the first innings on the premise of half-century innings of Craig Irwin (85), Kevan Kasuja (63) and opener Prince Masavere (55). <! –

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                 From Sri Lanka, Lasith Ambuldenia took 5 wickets whereas Suranga Lakmal took three wickets. At the identical time, Lahiru Kumara's half acquired 2 wickets.

In response, Sri Lanka declared their first innings of 515/9 because of the unbeaten 200 runs scored with the assistance of 16 fours and three sixes off 468 balls of 'Man of the Match' Mathews. For Sri Lanka, Kusal Mendis (80), Dhananjay de Silva (63) and Niroshan Dikwela (63) performed half-century innings.

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In this manner, Zimbabwe's workforce misplaced by 157 runs within the first innings. Host Zimbabwe's second innings collapsed for 170 runs. In his second innings, captain Sean Williams scored 39 runs whereas Brendan Taylor scored 38 runs. Apart from these two, solely Regis Chakabwa (26) was in a position to cross the 20-run mark. Lakmal took four wickets within the second innings from Sri Lanka. Kumara took three and Ambuldenia took 2 wickets.

Sri Lanka had a goal of solely 14 runs

Sri Lanka achieved the goal of 14 runs within the third over itself. Captain Dimuth Karunaratne remained unbeaten on 10 and Oshada Fernando on four runs. The second and ultimate Test match of the collection will probably be performed on this floor from 27 January.

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