1.45pm Welcome back for the final innings of this Test. What a match this has turned out to be! Plenty to still look forward to. Raza to open the bowling. One slip in place.

Of the nine times Zimbabwe have set a target of 300 plus, only once have they lost - it was, coincidentally, to Sri Lanka right here in Colombo in 1998.

0.1
0
Sikandar Raza to Karunaratne, no run, fullish length ball outside off, punched into the off side
0.2
0
Sikandar Raza to Karunaratne, no run, short of good length, lets it spin away and punches it back
0.3
0
Sikandar Raza to Karunaratne, no run, loops one up around off and it turns away, Karunaratne takes the front leg across and offers his pad
0.4
0
Sikandar Raza to Karunaratne, no run, this one comes on with the arm from a back of a length and Karunaratne jams the bat down to defend
0.5
1
Sikandar Raza to Karunaratne, 1 run, a little bit of width on offer outside off and Karunaratne backs away and cuts to sweeper cover
0.6
0
Sikandar Raza to Tharanga, no run, short of good length, moves across towards off to cover for the turn before punching to covers

END OF OVER:
1 | 1 Run | SL: 1/0

  • WU Tharanga0 (1b)
  • FDM Karunaratne1 (5b)
  • Sikandar Raza1-0-1-0

Spin from both ends. Sean Williams to share the new ball

1.1
1
Williams to Karunaratne, 1 run, comes right forward to meet the pitch of this fuller ball and pushes it out to mid-on
1.2
0
Williams to Tharanga, no run, length ball, spinning in on middle and leg, defended
1.3
0
Williams to Tharanga, no run, comes forward to this length ball and it bounces more than he expected as he wears it on the pad
1.4
0
Williams to Tharanga, no run, tossed up on the stumps, bunted into the leg side
1.5
0
Williams to Tharanga, no run, length, spinning in on off, stays back and defends off the backfoot with a straight bat
1.6
1
Williams to Tharanga, 1 run, fuller, clipped off the pads to deep midwicket

END OF OVER:
2 | 2 Runs | SL: 3/0

  • WU Tharanga1 (6b)
  • FDM Karunaratne2 (6b)
  • SC Williams1-0-2-0
  • Sikandar Raza1-0-1-0

Nirlek: "Really!! How many teams would have gone in a shell after 59/5 and would have only one thing on mind - SAVE THE TEST! This is truly commendable that now they have made their opposition to employ that mindset! Bravo Zim! Here's wishing many mental victories and more."

2.1
0
Sikandar Raza to Tharanga, no run, fuller, outside off, inviting the batsman forward as he defends into the off side
2.2
0
Sikandar Raza to Tharanga, no run, full and flighted outside off, gets a good stride forward and bunts it out
2.3
0
Sikandar Raza to Tharanga, no run, back of a length, spinning away, whips it against the turn from outside off towards mid-on
2.4
0
Sikandar Raza to Tharanga, no run, looped up outside off, comes forward and the ball takes extra turn as he defends off the outside part of the bat
2.5
0
Sikandar Raza to Tharanga, no run, pulls the length back a little this time and Tharanga waits on the backfoot to defend
2.6
0
Sikandar Raza to Tharanga, no run, length ball, tight line on off, not giving anything away here. Tharanga defends

END OF OVER:
3 | (maiden) | SL: 3/0

  • WU Tharanga1 (12b)
  • FDM Karunaratne2 (6b)
  • Sikandar Raza2-1-1-0
  • SC Williams1-0-2-0
3.1
0
Williams to Karunaratne, no run, slightly short of a length, rocks back and sticks the bat out to defend
3.2
0
Williams to Karunaratne, no run, comes down the track early and the bowler tucks him up with a length ball on middle and he is forced to awkwardly defend it at the very last minute
3.3
0
Williams to Karunaratne, no run, flat and short of a length, outside off, hangs back and defends
3.4
2
Williams to Karunaratne, 2 runs, fuller ball, clipped off the pads to the right of deep midwicket
3.5
0
Williams to Karunaratne, no run, good length, spinning in from outside off, stays back and brings the bat down to defend
3.6
1
Williams to Karunaratne, 1 run, advances down the track to meet the pitch of this very full delivery and whips it away to deep midwicket

END OF OVER:
4 | 3 Runs | SL: 6/0

  • FDM Karunaratne5 (12b)
  • WU Tharanga1 (12b)
  • SC Williams2-0-5-0
  • Sikandar Raza2-1-1-0
4.1
4
Sikandar Raza to Karunaratne, FOUR, poor delivery. Short of a length and the batsman has enough time to rock back and swivel around with a powerful pull past the right of deep midwicket

Multiple centurions

2000

The last time multiple Zim batsmen scored hundreds in a Test against an opposition other than B'desh. In 2000, the Flower brothers and Campbell scored 100s v India