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Kumara blows away Zimbawean tail; Sri Lanka win by 10 wickets

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Sri Lanka's bowler Lahiru Kumara (L) eyes the ball as umpire Marais Erasmus (R) looks on during the fourth day of the first Test cricket match played between Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka at the Harare Sports Club in Harare on January 22, 2020. (Photo by Jekesai NJIKIZANA / AFP)

Lahiru Kumara picked up 3 crucial wickets in the last session of the 1st Test between Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka to pave the way for a comprehensive, 10-wicket win for the visitors.

Kumara bowled with venom in the final session of play at Harare and proved too hot to handle for the Zimbabwean lower order as the young speedster captured the wickets of Donald Tiripano, Kyle Jarvis and Ainsley Ndlovu. Kumara’s pace was just what the doctor ordered for the visitors as the threat of a draw loomed with the likes of Regis Chakabva digging in.

Earlier in the day it was Suranga Lakmal who gave Sri Lanka the perfect start , picking up Prince Masvaure in the 2nd over of the day as he got the left-hander to nick behind to Niroshan Dickwella. Things only got better for Sri Lanka’s premier fast bowler as he sent the other opener, concussion substitute Brian Mudzinganyama, in his very next over.  Mudzinganyama shouldered arms to a straight delivery and was caught LBW as Zimbabwe slipped to 36/2. His 3rd over saw another dismissal, once again a left hander, as Craig Ervine failed to keep a flick on the legside down, giving Dimuth Karunaratne a simple catch.

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Sri Lanka had the upper hand but Brendan Taylor and skipper Sean Williams came together to add 79 runs for the 4th wicket, more importantly eating up 22 overs of the 90 scheduled for the day. The Sri Lankan attack was looking ineffective but the lunch break did the trick for them as Lakmal once again came back into the attack to pick up another wicket – that of Taylor. Williams followed soon after, nicking behind to Kasun Rajitha and when Sikanda Raza fell just before the tea break, stumped off the bowling of Lasith Embuldeniya, a draw looked a faraway dream for the hosts.

Chakabva kept their hopes alive after lunch but his 142-ball 26 was not enough to keep Sri Lanka at bay as he was the last man to fall, setting Sri Lanka a target of 14 to win. The Sri Lankan openers wasted no time in getting there to give Sri Lanka a 1-0 lead in the series going into the 2nd Test match that begins on the 27th.

Result

Sri Lanka
515/9 (176.2) & 14/0 (3)
Zimbabwe
358/10 (148) & 170/10 (92)
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Prince Masvaure c Dimuth Karunaratne b Lasith Embuldeniya 55 149 7 0 36.91
Kevin Kasuza lbw b Lahiru Kumara 63 214 5 1 29.44
Craig Ervine b Suranga Lakmal 85 187 5 3 45.45
Brendan Taylor lbw b Suranga Lakmal 21 47 1 1 44.68
Sean Williams c Niroshan Dickwella b Lasith Embuldeniya 18 46 1 1 39.13
Sikandar Raza st Niroshan Dickwella b Lasith Embuldeniya 41 65 6 0 63.08
Regis Chakabva c Angelo Mathews b Lasith Embuldeniya 8 20 1 0 40.00
Donald Tiripano not out 44 103 3 0 42.72
Kyle Jarvis b Lasith Embuldeniya 1 5 0 0 20.00
Ainsley Ndlovu c Kusal Mendis b Lahiru Kumara 5 25 1 0 20.00
Victor Nyauchi c Lakshan Sandakan b Suranga Lakmal 11 29 1 0 37.93
Extras 6 (b 0 , lb 4 , nb 2, w 0, pen 0)
Total 358/10 (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,
Bowling O M R W Econ
Suranga Lakmal 27 10 53 3 1.96
Kasun Rajitha 29 9 55 0 1.90
Lasith Embuldeniya 42 12 114 5 2.71
Lahiru Kumara 29 8 82 2 2.83
Dhananjaya de Silva 21 8 50 0 2.38
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Dimuth Karunaratne c Ainsley Ndlovu b Victor Nyauchi 37 78 4 0 47.44
Oshada Fernando b Donald Tiripano 21 41 2 0 51.22
Kusal Mendis c Brendan Taylor b Victor Nyauchi 80 163 8 0 49.08
Angelo Mathews not out 200 468 16 3 42.74
Dinesh Chandimal c & b Sean Williams 12 32 1 0 37.50
Dhananjaya de Silva c Prince Masvaure b Victor Nyauchi 63 112 7 0 56.25
Niroshan Dickwella lbw b Sikandar Raza 63 120 3 0 52.50
Suranga Lakmal st Regis Chakabva b Sikandar Raza 27 41 0 2 65.85
Lasith Embuldeniya b Sikandar Raza 0 1 0 0 0.00
Kasun Rajitha lbw b Sean Williams 1 6 0 0 16.67
Extras 11 (b 2 , lb 5 , nb 4, w 0, pen 0)
Total 515/9 (176.2 Overs, RR: 2.92)
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, 5-325 (116.2) Dhananjaya de Silva, 6-461 (160.3) Niroshan Dickwella, 7-510 (173.4) Suranga Lakmal, 8-510 (173.5) Lasith Embuldeniya, 9-515 (176.2) Kasun Rajitha,
Bowling O M R W Econ
Kyle Jarvis 37 12 84 0 2.27
Victor Nyauchi 32 7 69 3 2.16
Donald Tiripano 31 3 82 1 2.65
Ainsley Ndlovu 28 3 107 0 3.82
Sean Williams 32.2 3 104 2 3.23
Sikandar Raza 16 0 62 3 3.88
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Prince Masvaure c Niroshan Dickwella b Suranga Lakmal 17 58 2 0 29.31
Brian Mudzinganyama lbw b Suranga Lakmal 16 62 2 0 25.81
Craig Ervine c Dimuth Karunaratne b Suranga Lakmal 7 13 0 0 53.85
Brendan Taylor c Kusal Mendis b Suranga Lakmal 38 58 5 1 65.52
Sean Williams c Niroshan Dickwella b Kasun Rajitha 39 79 5 0 49.37
Sikandar Raza st Niroshan Dickwella b Lasith Embuldeniya 17 55 1 0 30.91
Regis Chakabva b Lasith Embuldeniya 26 142 1 0 18.31
Donald Tiripano lbw b Lahiru Kumara 6 61 1 0 9.84
Kyle Jarvis b Lahiru Kumara 1 15 0 0 6.67
Ainsley Ndlovu b Lahiru Kumara 0 7 0 0 0.00
Victor Nyauchi not out 0 3 0 0 0.00
Extras 3 (b 2 , lb 0 , nb 1, w 0, pen 0)
Total 170/10 (92 Overs, RR: 1.85)
Fall of Wickets 1-33 (18.2) Prince Masvaure, 2-36 (20.3) Brian Mudzinganyama, 3-41 (22.3) Craig Ervine, 4-120 (44.3) Brendan Taylor, 5-120 (45.2) Sean Williams, 6-148 (62.1) Sikandar Raza, 7-159 (81.6) Donald Tiripano, 8-163 (85.6) Kyle Jarvis, 9-165 (89.4) Ainsley Ndlovu, 10-170 (91.6) Regis Chakabva,
Bowling O M R W Econ
Suranga Lakmal 20 8 27 4 1.35
Kasun Rajitha 14 6 23 1 1.64
Dhananjaya de Silva 11 6 12 0 1.09
Lahiru Kumara 21 8 32 3 1.52
Lasith Embuldeniya 26 8 74 2 2.85


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Oshada Fernando not out 4 5 0 0 80.00
Dimuth Karunaratne not out 10 13 1 0 76.92
Extras 0 (b 0 , lb 0 , nb 0, w 0, pen 0)
Total 14/0 (3 Overs, RR: 4.67)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Donald Tiripano 2 0 8 0 4.00
Victor Nyauchi 1 0 6 0 6.00


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