Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    14.4 Hamilton provides the breakthrough. Williams completes a good catch to his right at gully. Back of a length and angling away outside off, Dimuth has this tendency to slash away from the body. The ball kicks up a bit and Williams snaps up the catch 62/1
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    24.1 that looks pretty close, Silva has been given out lbw by umpire Fry. Or was it heading down? The opener has a word with Mendis and goes for a review. DRS debuts in Zimbabwe. Some drama in Harare. The 15-second period has elapsed, and the review is shot down by Erasmus, the TV umpire who had been flown in to operate the DRS. Full and shapes in, Silva plays across his front pad, falls over, and is struck on the front pad in front of middle and leg, hit below the knee-roll. HawkEye shows that it was missing leg stump. Zimbabwe strike five minutes before lunch; it's the first lbw given against SL in this series 84/3
    16.3 and Kusal has fallen into the trap. Holes out to long-on. Hamilton has his hands aloft in delight, he has struck twice in six balls. Mumba moves across to his left and pouches the catch. Good length and on off, Kusal swipes across the line and ends up skying a catch to long-on. Kusal inspects the toe end as he trudges back. Nice, chest-high take from Mumba 66/2
    27.6 Umpire Gould's finger goes up. First wicket in the series for Tiripano. Waist-high catch for Moor, he has been tidy behind the stumps today. Good length, angled in from wide of the crease, from over the wicket. Straightens, takes the outside edge as Mendis presses forward and pushes away from the body. Feathers an edge behind to the wicketkeeper. More joy for Zimbabwe 112/4
    78.3 Did the batsman nick that? Umpire Fry shakes his head. DRS makes a debut in Zimbabwe, finally. The hosts challenge Fry's not-out decision. Ricocheted off Moor's pads and ballooned to the left of slip, who snapped it up with both hands. Looped up and outside off, Tharanga is drawn into a drive, plays away from his body. There was a deflection, Fry overturns his decision, and Gremer provides the breakthrough. DRS works for Zimbabwe, Tharanga walks off for 79, the 143-run stand ends 255/5
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    104.6 Cremer hangs onto a return catch. He dives to his right from his followthrough and plucks out a low, one-handed catch. Tossed-up legbreak, Cremer held it back. de Silva dares to go against the turn. He is early into the shot and ends up chipping it back to the bowler off a leading edge. The drink should taste sweeter for Zimbabwe. De Silva falls two short of his best Test score 342/6
    144.4 Williams dismisses Asela. Moor effects a stumping. SL bowled out for 504, 25 minutes before tea. Williams hangs it in the air, off-stump line, Asela charges out, plays across the line, but is beaten in flight, and is nowhere close to the pitch. The ball turns past the outside edge, and the wicketkeeper does the rest. 504/10
    116.4 Dilruwan has been given out lbw by umpire Fry. Looks plumb. Pushed through quicker, straight delivery, no turn. Dilruwan hangs back, he is too late to bring his bat down, and is pinned on the back pad in front of off and middle. It would have crashed into the off stump. Oh replays show his bat got struck in the flap of his right pad 396/7
    135.4 Herath walked off before umpire Gould's finger went up. Moor clings onto a waist-high catch. Back of a length and outside off, Herath cuts away from the body, and feeds a thin edge behind to the wicketkeeper 471/8
    135.6 Tiripano sends the off stump cartwheeling. He gets his third wicket. Full and angled in, shoots low too, Tiripano bursts through the gate. Lakmal bowled for a second-ball duck 471/9
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    21 (b 9, lb 8, nb 2, w 2)
    TOTAL
    504 all out (144.4 Overs, RR: 3.48, 597 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-62 (FDM Karunaratne, 14.4 ov), 2-66 (MDKJ Perera, 16.3 ov), 3-84 (JK Silva, 24.1 ov), 4-112 (BKG Mendis, 27.6 ov), 5-255 (WU Tharanga, 78.3 ov), 6-342 (DM de Silva, 104.6 ov), 7-396 (MDK Perera, 116.4 ov), 8-471 (HMRKB Herath, 135.4 ov), 9-471 (RAS Lakmal, 135.6 ov), 10-504 (DAS Gunaratne, 144.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    CT Mumba2348003.4700
    DT Tiripano3249132.8422
    CB Mpofu2349214.0000
    H Masakadza1343422.6100
    AG Cremer40113633.4000
    SC Williams8.413113.5700
    MN Waller502304.6000
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    5.2 Herath strikes in his third over with the new ball. Arm ball from Herath, no turn, on off. Mawoyo plays for some turn, there is none, and is pinned on the front pad. The finger goes up, as does SL's hopes. Impact was just outside off, pointing to umpire's call 17/1
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    54.4 bowled'em. Chari has to wait for his maiden Test ton. Arm ball from Herath, snakes in after pitching outside off, from around the wicket. Chari presses forward, plays down the wrong line. Herath bursts through the gate, and hits the off stump 173/4
    5.4 Herath strikes again. Two wickets in three balls for him. Hamilton has nicked to de Silva at slip. Umpire Gould now refers to the TV umpire. The soft signal is out. Herath's front foot is all good. Slip bends forward and claims a low catch. Hamilton has to go. Tossed up, drifts in, and turns away slightly. Hamilton pushes forward and edges it to slip. The ball bobbled out of de Silva's hands on the first attempt, but he hung onto it on the rebound 17/2
    42.3 And Lakmal has Ervine nicking behind. Good catch by Dimuth to his right at first slip. Good length and swings away, leaving Ervine outside off. He is neither forward nor back. Pushes feebly and edges it behind. SL have an early reward for relentlessly posing questions on third morning 134/3
    75.1 loud shout for lbw, umpire Gould shoots it down. Sri Lanka review, they have one left. Pushed through on off stump, non-turning delivery, drifts in a touch, Williams stretches forward for a sweep. He can't make contact. Struck on the front pad, just above the boot. I don't think there was an inside edge. That looks very close. Impact in line, hitting the middle stump. Gould overturns his call, Williams exits. Zimbabwe six down 253/6
    63.2 Herath strikes, and that is lunch on the third day. Tossed up liberally again, on off, might have stopped a bit of Waller. He checks his drive and spoons a low catch to extra cover. Silva dives forward and to his right, plucking a low catch. Sri Lanka will relish their lunch. Herath is one away from completing a record set of five-fors against all nine other Test nations. The wild celebrations nearly took down Herath 210/5
    79.1 PJ Moor has been given out lbw by umpire Gould. Pinned plumb in front. Three wickets in 13 balls for Dilruwan. Attempted short ball, skids onto the batsman, and keeps low. Moor pulls and is beaten by the lack of bounce as well as pace. Dilruwan hits the back leg in front of middle. It was taking middle of middle stump 268/8
    77.4 Another booming drive, Cremer nicks to second slip this time. Tossed up, straight one outside off, Cremer is lured into another booming cover drive. He throws his hands at it and sends an outside edge flying to second slip. Dimuth grabs it in front of his mouth. It just got stuck in his hands. Dimuth then falls on his a backside. Two wickets in two overs for Dilruwan 265/7
    82.1 Zimbabwe wrapped up for 272, SL secure a first-innings lead of 232. Tiripano races down the track, Lakmal drags his length back on middle. Tiripano hacks at it and Herath somehow clings onto a low catch to his left at mid-on 272/10
    81.5 Umpire Gould's finger goes up. It looks plumb. Herath has done it. Drumrolls, please. He celebrates, he has completed the record set. Herath becomes only the third bowler after Murali and Steyn to take a five-for against all nine other Test nations. Only Mumba knows why he reviewed it. Arm ball from Herath, darts in and strikes the front pad in front of middle. Mumba simply played down the wrong line. It was crashing into middle of middle stump 272/9
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    TOTAL
    272 all out (82.1 Overs, RR: 3.31, 352 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-17 (TMK Mawoyo, 5.2 ov), 2-17 (H Masakadza, 5.4 ov), 3-134 (CR Ervine, 42.3 ov), 4-173 (BB Chari, 54.4 ov), 5-210 (MN Waller, 63.2 ov), 6-253 (SC Williams, 75.1 ov), 7-265 (AG Cremer, 77.4 ov), 8-268 (PJ Moor, 79.1 ov), 9-272 (CT Mumba, 81.5 ov), 10-272 (DT Tiripano, 82.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    RAS Lakmal21.155522.5900
    HMRKB Herath2648953.4200
    CBRLS Kumara1406004.2800
    MDK Perera1825132.8300
    DAS Gunaratne20502.5000
    DM de Silva10404.0000
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    72.3 Mpofu belts out an appeal for lbw, umpire Fry raises his finger. Dimuth, though, calls for a review. Looks plumb to me. Good length on middle, skids on after pitching, Dimuth plays around his pad. The ball beats the inside edge and strikes the back pad. Impact in line. Hitting middle of middle stump. Umpire Fry's call is upheld. No ton for Dimuth. Reward for Mpofu 198/6
    7.3 Mumba strikes with the third ball after tea. Waist-high catch for short midwicket. Full on middle and leg, Silva attempts a flick. Does not bother to keep it down. Hits it in the air to Waller. Soft, soft dismissal 14/1
    11.4 Having been promoted to No.3, Mendis falls for a 10-ball duck. Holes out to mid-on. Simple chest-high catch for Mpofu. Banged in short and outside off, rushes Mendis into a pull. He presses forward, but does not have time to move back. He skies a top edge to mid-on. Two wickets in five overs after tea 16/2
    17.5 sharp legbreak from Cremer, Tharanga has been given out by umpire Gould. Tharanga has a word with Dimuth and reviews. Pitches outside off, spins back in, to strike the front pad in front of middle. Tharanga played all around the break. No bat involved. But was it spinning down the leg side? It is hitting a good chunk of the leg stump, according to HawkEye, and Tharanga has to depart. The Castle corner is buzzing in Harare 44/3
    33.3 Oh dear, de Silva has chipped a low full-toss to extra cover. De Silva bends forward, takes it from outside off, looks to drive. But fails to keep it down. Chari at extra cover dives low to his left and snags the catch 84/4
    60.5 Donald T trumps Asela. The batsman has been given out leg-before by umpire Fry. Full and slanting in on the stumps, Asela eyes the leg side, plays across his front pad, and falls over. Trapped in front of middle. Looks very adjacent. He has a word with Dimuth and decides against a review. HawkEye shows it was hitting the middle of leg stump 153/5
    81.4 Kusal holes out to long-on. Herath calls them in. SL declare, setting Zimbabwe a target of 491. Kusal hares out of the crease again, meets another full-toss, this is swung straight down the throat of Williams. 258/9
    73.6 Dilruwan looks to sweep, ends up gloving a catch to slip. Umpire Gould's finger goes up almost instantly. MDK Perera chats with MDKJ Perera, but SL don't have any reviews. Oooh, replays show it hit the arm, and not the glove. Cremer slows it up from around the wicket, finds extra bounce as well. Dilruwan sweeps from outside leg, the ball jumps off the rough, takes the back of the glove and loops into Hamilton's hands 201/7
    75.3 bowled'em.Three wickets in four overs for Zim. Herath has missed a sweep against a very full delivery. Straighter one on off, Herath goes for an expansive shot, and the leg stump is knocked out. Herath may have got an inside edge on it. SL bat on 211/8
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    TOTAL
    258/9d (81.4 Overs, RR: 3.15, 349 minutes)
    Did not bat: CBRLS Kumara
    Fall of wickets: 1-14 (JK Silva, 7.3 ov), 2-16 (BKG Mendis, 11.4 ov), 3-44 (WU Tharanga, 17.5 ov), 4-84 (DM de Silva, 33.3 ov), 5-153 (DAS Gunaratne, 60.5 ov), 6-198 (FDM Karunaratne, 72.3 ov), 7-201 (MDK Perera, 73.6 ov), 8-211 (HMRKB Herath, 75.3 ov), 9-258 (MDKJ Perera, 81.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    CB Mpofu2185112.4200
    CT Mumba1946733.5200
    AG Cremer21.429144.2000
    DT Tiripano1141411.2700
    SC Williams602103.5000
    BB Chari10303.0000
    H Masakadza21100.5000
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
    Extras
    21 (b 12, lb 6, w 3)
    TOTAL
    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)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    RAS Lakmal1525803.8600
    HMRKB Herath2366382.7300
    MDK Perera814205.2500
    CBRLS Kumara904214.6610
    DM de Silva301013.3300

Match Details

Toss

Zimbabwe , elected to field first

Player Of The Series

Player Of The Match

Series result

Sri Lanka won the 2-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30

Match days

6,7,8,9,10 November 2016 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Sun, 06 Nov - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 290/5 (DM de Silva 100*, DAS Gunaratne 13*, 90 ov)
  • Mon, 07 Nov - day 2 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 126/2 (BB Chari 60*, CR Ervine 60*, 35 ov)
  • Tue, 08 Nov - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 102/4 (FDM Karunaratne 54*, DAS Gunaratne 6*, 40 ov)
  • Wed, 09 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

Zimbabwe 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st16TMK MawoyoBB Chari
2nd16H MasakadzaTMK Mawoyo
3rd7TMK MawoyoCR Ervine
4th74CR ErvineSC Williams
5th1CR ErvineMN Waller
6th52CR ErvinePJ Moor
7th10CR ErvineAG Cremer
8th19CR ErvineDT Tiripano
9th6DT TiripanoCT Mumba
10th32CB MpofuDT Tiripano