Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BKG Mendis
BKG Mendis
116(233) 13x4 - 1x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • not specified
  • 116 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
6 5 16 9 11 2 12 43
SC Williams
SC Williams
107(137) 10x4 - 3x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • not specified
  • 107 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
11 6 4 17 18 12 18 21

Best performances - Bowlers

Sikandar Raza
Sikandar Raza
O43
M8
R113
W7
Eco2.62
RHB
OFFLEG
2W2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
2W
L Embuldeniya
O42.3
M8
R182
W4
Eco4.28
RHB
OFFLEG
1W2W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Players per side

Sri Lanka 11 ; Zimbabwe 11

Toss

Zimbabwe , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Sri Lanka won the 2-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Match days

27,28,29,30,31 January 2020 (5-day match)

Zimbabwe replacement

T Maruma for KT Kasuza (Sri Lanka 1st innings, 53.6 ov)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorecard Summary

ZIMBABWE 406(115.3 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

SRI LANKA 293(119.5 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

ZIMBABWE 247/7d(75 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

SRI LANKA 204/3(87 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

Scorer: Freeman Chigovera | Commentator: Hemant Brar

END OF OVER:
87 | 1 Run | SL: 204/3

  • Kusal Mendis116 (233b)
  • Dinesh Chandimal13 (75b)
  • Sikandar Raza32-10-63-1
  • Donald Tiripano16-10-15-0

Karunaratne collects the trophy and is joined by his team-mates. So a good, competitive series comes to an end. That's all from our side. See you soon.

Dimuth Karunaratne: I think if you take this Test, Zimbabwe competed well for the first four days. They were really positive and played really good cricket. We had to bat the whole day, I think Kusal and Oshada were really good. As a team, we have done some really good things over the last two years.

Mathews: It's always nice to contribute with the bat. I would like to thank the support staff and the team. A special mention for the fast bowlers, a marathon effort by the entire bowling unit. But credit must go to Zimbabwe as well. In the first Test, it was a good batting track but this time around it was even slower but Kusal Mendis batted really well."

Angelo Mathews is the Player of the Series.

Raza: I think I wanted to channel all my emotions in the right way. I just made a commitment to work hard every day after missing out on a couple of series. I try and complement bowling with batting. When I was training for this Test, I had about 200 overs under my belt. I am certainly looking forward to the franchise cricket, we have to back-to-back games.

Sikandar Raza is the Man of the Match.

Sean Williams: Unfortunately, I got sick but Brendan did a really good job there and well done to Raza. We played spin really well this series and I am looking forward to the Bangladesh series.

The presentation should be there anytime.

4.18pm And they shake hands. Sri Lanka take the series 1-0 but a great effort by Zimbabwe in both Tests. In fact, they were in a winning position here but only 54 overs were possible on Thursday and that hampered their chances to force a win. But credit goes to Sri Lanka as well. They had to negotiate 96 overs today and showed great resolve. Their openers blunted the new ball before Mathews and Mendis frustrated the hosts further. The latter went on to score his seventh Test hundred, and is just five away from 3000 Test runs. For that, he will have to wait though. Earlier, Ervine scored a brilliant first-innings hundred before Sikandar Raza starred with a seven-for. Their seamers too bowled probing lines throughout the series. So a lot of positives for the hosts but they are set to receive pay cuts after this Test due to the financial crunch their board faces.

86.6
0
Sikandar Raza to Mendis, no run, length on middle and leg, goes back and blocks
86.5
0
Sikandar Raza to Mendis, no run, length ball around off, defended towards square leg with the turn
86.4
0
Sikandar Raza to Mendis, no run, a touch fuller outside off, goes back to defend but it takes the outside edge and goes past first slip
86.3
0
Sikandar Raza to Mendis, no run, length ball on the stumps, some turn once again, defended from the back foot
86.2
1
Sikandar Raza to Chandimal, 1 run, fuller outside off, pushes it behind point for one
86.1
0
Sikandar Raza to Chandimal, no run, tossed up wide outside off, looks to defend on the off side but it drops at him and hits the inner half

Sri Lanka 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st26FDM KarunaratneBOP Fernando
2nd81BOP FernandoBKG Mendis
3rd33AD MathewsBKG Mendis
4th64LD ChandimalBKG Mendis