Zimbabwe Select v Sri Lanka A, Bulawayo, 3rd day October 24, 2007

Sri Lanka wrap-up three-day win

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Sri Lanka A 256 and 268 (Dilshan 85, Utseya 4-59) beat Zimbabwe Select 96 and 204 (Dabengwa 73, Chibhabha 60, Kulasekara 3-38) by 224 runs
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Sri Lanka A romped to a 224-run victory over Zimbabwe Select with a day to spare in their second and final four-day match at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo.

Zimbabwe's poor batting yesterday left them facing a mountain, and while they did better today, they were never likely to get close to a target of 429. That they passed 200 was only thanks to good innings by Keith Dabengwa (73) and Chamu Chibhabha (60).

Sri Lanka's captain Tillakaratne Dilshan, who has struggled to find form in this series, finally made runs, top-scoring with 85 but even though Christopher Mpofu could not take to the field with a side strain, Sri Lanka's batsmen struggled and were bowled out shortly before lunch.

Brendan Taylor and Vusi Sibanda fell early into the chase and it was clear that the match was not going into the last day. With only two wickets remaining at the scheduled close, Sri Lanka took the extra 30 minutes and duly wrapped up the win.

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