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Zimbabwe amass 358 in 5 sessions despite Embuldeniya’s 5-fer

Sri Lanka tour of Zimbabwe 2020 | 1st Test – Day 2

Zimbabwe ended the 2nd day of the 1st Test between Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka at Harare on a high, removing one of Sri Lanka openers before stumps after they piled up a 1st innings score of 358 runs batting 5 sessions.

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The hosts resumed their 1st innings on 189/2 with the experienced pair, Brendon Taylor and Craig Ervin, at the middle on 13 & 55 respectively. The dangerous batsman Brendon Taylor was undone by a brilliant inswinger from Suranga Lakmal who trapped the former Zimbabwe skipper LBW for 21, breaking the threatening 44-run partnership.

Dinesh Chandimal faced an injury scare in just the 2nd ball of the day, as he hurt his finger while diving across at mid-off. He was taken off the field and did not return for the rest of the session.

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Then, skipper Sean Williams and Craig Ervin joined for a 39-run partnership, before left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya deceived Williams with extra bounce to find an outside edge through to wicket keeper Niroshan Dickwella. Soon after Lakmal struck again to remove the set batsman Craig Ervin who was on 85.

Suranga Lakmal and Lasith Embuldeniya caused much trouble for the Zimbabwe lower order as they were reduced for 8/309 before the final 2 wickets costed Sri Lanka 49 runs courtesy of Donald Tiripano, who remained unbeaten at the end with a valuable 44.

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Zimbabwe batted 5 sessions and a bit more to set a 1st innings total of 358. For Sri Lanka, young Embuldeniya starred with his 2nd 5-fer while Suranga Lakmal showcased what Sri Lanka were missing in the Pakistan Test series with a crucial 3-wicket haul.

In reply, Sri Lanka lost their opener Oshada Fernando for 21 in the brief 14-over spell by Zimbabwe. Sri Lanka were 42/1 at stumps with skipper Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis at the crease.

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Sri Lanka
295/4 (106)
358/10 (148)
Prince Masvaure c Dimuth Karunaratne b Lasith Embuldeniya551497036.91
Kevin Kasuza lbw b Lahiru Kumara632145129.44
Craig Ervine b Suranga Lakmal851875345.45
Brendan Taylor lbw b Suranga Lakmal21471144.68
Sean Williams c Niroshan Dickwella b Lasith Embuldeniya18461139.13
Sikandar Raza st Niroshan Dickwella b Lasith Embuldeniya41656063.08
Regis Chakabva c Angelo Mathews b Lasith Embuldeniya8201040.00
Donald Tiripano not out441033042.72
Kyle Jarvis b Lasith Embuldeniya150020.00
Ainsley Ndlovu c Kusal Mendis b Lahiru Kumara5251020.00
Victor Nyauchi c Lakshan Sandakan b Suranga Lakmal11291037.93
Extras6 (b 0 , lb 4 , nb 2, w 0, pen 0)
Total358/10 (148 Overs, RR: 2.42)
Fall of Wickets 1-96 (50.1) Prince Masvaure, 2-164 (75.3) Kevin Kasuza, 3-208 (91.5) Brendan Taylor, 4-247 (106.3) Sean Williams, 5-247 (107.2) Craig Ervine, 6-266 (114.2) Regis Chakabva, 7-307 (128.4) Sikandar Raza, 8-309 (130.1) Kyle Jarvis, 9-328 (139.1) Ainsley Ndlovu, 10-358 (147.6) Victor Nyauchi,
Suranga Lakmal27105331.96
Kasun Rajitha2995501.90
Lasith Embuldeniya421211452.71
Lahiru Kumara2988222.83
Dhananjaya de Silva2185002.38

Dimuth Karunaratne c Ainsley Ndlovu b Victor Nyauchi37784047.44
Oshada Fernando b Donald Tiripano21412051.22
Kusal Mendis c Brendan Taylor b Victor Nyauchi801638049.08
Angelo Mathews not out922537236.36
Dinesh Chandimal c & b Sean Williams12321037.50
Dhananjaya de Silva not out42735057.53
Extras11 (b 2 , lb 5 , nb 4, w 0, pen 0)
Total295/4 (106 Overs, RR: 2.78)
Fall of Wickets 1-32 (11.1) Oshada Fernando, 2-92 (28.6) Dimuth Karunaratne, 3-184 (66.2) Kusal Mendis, 4-227 (81.4) Dinesh Chandimal,
Kyle Jarvis2595202.08
Victor Nyauchi2263821.73
Donald Tiripano2035112.55
Ainsley Ndlovu1425203.71
Sean Williams2026713.35
Sikandar Raza502805.60