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.
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.
flat on off, defended
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."
flat, inside-edged from middle past short leg for a run to midwicket
Hari: "Went from 300 to 350 in 7 tests !! "
nudged down to fine leg for a couple. Deft touch
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
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..."
pushed to mid-off for a quick run
tossed up on off, 84 ks. Driven back
shortish and wide, nicely cut to deep point. Played that late
flat on off, Tiripano goes back to defend
flat on the pads, inside-edged to square leg
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.
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...!"
77 kph, tossed up on off, pushed to long-on for one.
slogged for six! Gets down, clears his front leg and heaves the ball waaaaaay over deep midwicket. Huge hit
just short of silly point. Mpofu gets down and blocks
flat on off, worked to midwicket. Mpofu takes the run
flat outside off, blocked
|Harare Sports Club|
|Toss||Zimbabwe, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Player Of The Series|
|Series result||Sri Lanka won the 2-match series 2-0|
|Match number||Test no. 2231|
|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 - day (5-day match)|
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|DT Tiripano||not out||16||42|
|Extras||(b 12, lb 6, w 3)|
|Total||233(10 wkts; 58 ovs)|