13.6 Did that carry to slip? Mawoyo out edging behind? The on-field umpires Fry and Gould converge and refer it to Erasmus, the TV umpire. The soft signal is out. Full, drifts in, and then turns away. Mawoyo wafts and nicks it low to slip. Dhananjaya dives forward and plucks it inches from the ground. Excellent catch from slip 39/3
    7.2 bowled'em. The middle stump is floored. Chari is bowled through the gate by Herath for the second time in the match. Arm ball skids into the right-hander. Chari is late to bring his bat down and is castled. Also, Chari's bat came down at an angle. He was simply playing around the pad 16/1
    9.6 Hamilton is pinned on the front pad, he has been given out by umpire Fry. Hamilton reviews. Arm ball from Herath, slides in, thuds into the pad, as he plays down the wrong line. No bat involved. HawkEye shows it was grazing leg stump. Enough for Fry's call to be upheld. Hamilton has to go. Two wickets in two overs for Herath 32/2
    51.1 and taken! Ervine goes. What a stunning catch from de Silva. Flat delivery outside off, Ervine gets low to reverse sweep. But gets a bit of an edge, which flies to the right of de Silva at slip. He was moving the other way, but stops and dives to his right off balance. Keeps his eyes on the ball and takes it with both hands. Off the glove actually or just arm? Ervine has reviewed the decision. Not enough evidence to overturn the decision. Definitely hit the arm, but was there some glove too. Inconclusive replays mean umpire Fry's on-field call stands. 195/8
    28.6 Kumara provides Sri Lanka with the breakthrough. Williams has nicked to slip. Good length outside off, nips away, and kicks up slightly. Williams jabs away from the body and outside-edges it. Smart take from Mendis, diving low to his left at slip 113/4
    29.4 big shout for caught behind, not given by umpire Fry. The SL players are looking confident. They review. De Silva's front foot is fine. Sliding across off from around the wicket, no turn, Waller is neither forward nor back. Simply pokes from the crease and feathers it behind. The ball deviates as it passes the groping bat. Fry overturns his decision, and Zimbabwe are five down. De Silva strikes in his second over 114/5
    39.6 Moor pops a catch to silly point. Herath becomes the first bowler to take 50 Test wickets in 2016. Tossed up, drifts in, turns away slightly, Moor goes back, instead of pressing forward, as he prods it to Mendis. SL four away from 2-0 166/6
    43.2 Another five-for for Herath. He gets his tenth wicket of the match. He gets his opposite number. SL three away from 2-0. This is a crackin' ball. Herath hangs it up in the air, drifts into the right-hander. Then turns away enough to beat the outside edge and strike middle stump 176/7
    not out
    53.1 Herath has one more. He has seven now. What a performer. This is the flat delivery that skids on with the angle. Very accurate - on off. The length is full, but not smother-able or short enough for the batsman to go back to. He comes forward, gets his bat in front but the ball hits the pad and deflects away. The ball's path to the pad is clear, skids on and hits Mumba in front of off. Plumb. 201/9
    57.6 that will be the game! Mpofu doesn't review and SL have completed a 2-0 series win. Herath finishes with eight. Absolutely plumb again. Flat delivery on off and middle, the ball goes through Mpofu's defense, skids on and strikes him in front of middle. Easy decision for the umpire. What a performance from Herath. 233/10
    21 (b 12, lb 6, w 3)
    233 all out (58 Overs, RR: 4.01, 246 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-16 (BB Chari, 7.2 ov), 2-32 (H Masakadza, 9.6 ov), 3-39 (TMK Mawoyo, 13.6 ov), 4-113 (SC Williams, 28.6 ov), 5-114 (MN Waller, 29.4 ov), 6-166 (PJ Moor, 39.6 ov), 7-176 (AG Cremer, 43.2 ov), 8-195 (CR Ervine, 51.1 ov), 9-201 (CT Mumba, 53.1 ov), 10-233 (CB Mpofu, 57.6 ov)
    RAS Lakmal15.025803.8600
    HMRKB Herath23.066382.7300
    MDK Perera8.014205.2500
    CBRLS Kumara9.004214.6610
    DM de Silva3.001013.3300

Close of Play

  • Sun, 6 Nov - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 290/5 (DM de Silva 100*, DAS Gunaratne 13*, 90 ov)
  • Mon, 7 Nov - day 2 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 126/2 (BB Chari 60*, CR Ervine 60*, 35 ov)
  • Tue, 8 Nov - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 102/4 (FDM Karunaratne 54*, DAS Gunaratne 6*, 40 ov)
  • Wed, 9 Nov - day 4 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 180/7 (CR Ervine 65*, DT Tiripano 0*, 45 ov)
  • Thu, 10 Nov - day 5 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 233 (58 ov) - end of match

Match Notes