Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
58 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | ZIM: 233/10

  • Donald Tiripano16 (42b)
  • Rangana Herath23-6-63-8
  • Dilruwan Perera8-1-42-0

So that completes Sri Lanka's 2-0 sweep and the Test series. We have enjoyed bringing this match to you live and we hope you enjoyed our coverage. Still lot of cricket going on, with India all set to come out for their reply after the tea interval in Rajkot, so stay tuned in for that. Cheers!

Herath - I am always trying to improve. I haven't decided anything (on retirement). I don't think about records and will take each series as it comes. I need to consider my fitness overall as well.

Rangana Herath is the Man of the Match

Karunaratne - "I think I was struggling a bit in the Australia series, but after that, I played matches and got some confidence, which has helped me in this series. These are good wickets to bat on, especially in the morning. I tried to occupy the crease. I will be available for the ODI series if the selectors pick me.

Dimuth Karunaratne is the Man of the Series

Graeme Cremer: Definitely, we did a few good things, but credit to Sri Lanka. They were better than us with ball and bat. The guys have worked hard. They love playing here at the Harare Sports Club. We think of ourselves as more of short-format team. We want to play well in the longer format as well, but we will look to do well in the limited-overs series.

11am All set for the presentation. Match officials, and players and management of both teams are being handed out medallions. Meanwhile, in Rajkot, England's first innings has ended at 537.

10.50am Herath added three to his five wickets last evening and bowled Zimbabwe out for 233 to secure a 257-run win as Sri Lanka whitewash Zimbabwe 2-0. Going into the fifth day, the result was never really in doubt with just three Zimbabwe wickets to take. Herath took them all, two lbws and one caught at slip. Lots of positives to take for Zimbabwe into the ODI series, which is not too far away. Sri Lanka were clinical in execution for the second straight Test. Two wins at the toss helped too.

57.6
W
Herath to Mpofu, OUT, 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.

CB Mpofu lbw b Herath 20 (16m 17b 0x4 2x6) SR: 117.64

57.5
0
Herath to Mpofu, no run, flat on off, defended
57.4
0
Herath to Mpofu, no run,
57.3
2
Herath to Mpofu, 2 runs, the deft paddle sweep. Flat on off, Mpofu gets down and executes a fine paddle sweep to fine leg

Israr Ahmed: "Rangana Herath (18* wickets) now has the most wickets by a Captain in a 2-match Test Series beating Walsh and Pollock's record of 16."

57.2
1
Herath to Tiripano, 1 run, flat, inside-edged from middle past short leg for a run to midwicket

Hari: "Went from 300 to 350 in 7 tests !! "

57.1
2
Herath to Tiripano, 2 runs, nudged down to fine leg for a couple. Deft touch

END OF OVER:
57 | 9 Runs | ZIM: 228/9

  • Chris Mpofu18 (13b)
  • Donald Tiripano13 (40b)
  • Dilruwan Perera8-1-42-0
  • Rangana Herath22-6-58-7
56.6
6
MDK Perera to Mpofu, SIX runs, six more. A tad full on off, Mpofu opens his stance, clears his front leg and off goes the slog sweep, another massive six over midwicket
56.5
0
MDK Perera to Mpofu, no run, flat on off, quicker through the air. Defended

DJ: "If I'm not mistaken, I think RH now has the second most career wickets after 75 test matches. Behind only Murali..."

56.4
1
MDK Perera to Tiripano, 1 run, pushed to mid-off for a quick run
56.3
0
MDK Perera to Tiripano, no run, tossed up on off, 84 ks. Driven back
56.2
2
MDK Perera to Tiripano, 2 runs, shortish and wide, nicely cut to deep point. Played that late
56.1
0
MDK Perera to Tiripano, no run, flat on off, Tiripano goes back to defend

END OF OVER:
56 | 8 Runs | ZIM: 219/9

  • Chris Mpofu12 (11b)
  • Donald Tiripano10 (36b)
  • Rangana Herath22-6-58-7
  • Dilruwan Perera7-1-33-0
55.6
0
Herath to Mpofu, no run, flat on the pads, inside-edged to square leg
55.5
1
Herath to Tiripano, 1 run, 76 kph, tossed up leg, Tiripano shovels his slog to deep midwicket

Amit: "Mumba is LBW or caught? From commentary it looks like he was LBW..." Will get that cleared up for you asap.

55.4
0
Herath to Tiripano, no run, down leg, blocked

Lakshitha: "The more Rangana Herath takes wickets and other bowlers just go wicketless, the more we should be concerned about the oncoming tour to South Africa. SL need to find some able and fit fast bowlers from somewhere...!"

55.3
1
Herath to Mpofu, 1 run, 77 kph, tossed up on off, pushed to long-on for one.
55.2
6
Herath to Mpofu, SIX runs, slogged for six! Gets down, clears his front leg and heaves the ball waaaaaay over deep midwicket. Huge hit
55.1
0
Herath to Mpofu, no run, just short of silly point. Mpofu gets down and blocks

END OF OVER:
55 | 6 Runs | ZIM: 211/9

  • Chris Mpofu5 (7b)
  • Donald Tiripano9 (34b)
  • Dilruwan Perera7-1-33-0
  • Rangana Herath21-6-50-7
54.6
1
MDK Perera to Mpofu, 1 run, flat on off, worked to midwicket. Mpofu takes the run
54.5
0
MDK Perera to Mpofu, no run, flat outside off, blocked
54.4
1
MDK Perera to Tiripano, 1 run, another fine reverse lap. Tiripano gets down and executes his reverse sweep to deep backward point
54.3
0
MDK Perera to Tiripano, no run, flat on off, blocked back
54.2
0
MDK Perera to Tiripano, no run, guided towards deep third man but Tiripano opts not to run
54.1
4
MDK Perera to Tiripano, FOUR runs, the reverse lap for four. Gets down, and then just gets some bat on it to send it whistling to the third man boundary

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