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2nd Test, Harare, January 27 - 31, 2020, Sri Lanka tour of Zimbabwe
406 & 247/7d
(T:361) 293 & 204/3

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
72, 7/113, 34 & 1/63
Player Of The Series
277 runs
Zimbabwe 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
Zimbabwe 2nd Innings
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Zimbabwe 1st Innings 
c †Dickwella b Kumara944681020.45
b Lakmal38971354039.17
c BOP Fernando b de Silva12112111109.09
lbw b Lakmal626262101100.00
b de Silva10713720810378.10
c Mathews b Embuldeniya72991634272.72
c †Dickwella b Embuldeniya3169963044.92
lbw b de Silva33991314033.33
c Lakmal b Embuldeniya1347651027.65
not out 1119212057.89
c de Silva b Embuldeniya610141060.00
Extras(b 8, lb 3, nb 1)12
TOTAL115.3 Ov (RR: 3.51, 495 Mins)406
Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Prince Masvaure, 13.6 ov), 2-49 (Craig Ervine, 19.4 ov), 3-114 (Kevin Kasuza, 32.6 ov), 4-133 (Brendan Taylor, 36.5 ov), 5-292 (Sikandar Raza, 71.6 ov), 6-324 (Sean Williams, 78.5 ov), 7-362 (Regis Chakabva, 95.2 ov), 8-386 (Tinotenda Mutombodzi, 110.1 ov), 9-394 (Donald Tiripano, 111.6 ov), 10-406 (Victor Nyauchi, 115.3 ov)
32.6 to KT Kasuza, there's the breakthrough! Smart setting up of this wicket by Lakmal, as he hits the top of off with one that came back in off the seam for a change. Kasuza has had so many leave him, that he shaped to leave again, and heard the death rattle of that ball just nipping the bail on top of off on its way through.. 114/3
36.5 to BRM Taylor, ooh, that's close, and it's given! Lakmal with another superb bit of bowling. Fuller, and just shapes in from outside off. Taylor just falls over a bit as he looks to defend, getting has pads in the way of his bat as it comes down. Somehow, I thought he knew this was a wicket, and he started walking back almost immediately. It's been a good, enterprising innings, but they would have wanted him to bat through most of today, if not any lesser!. 133/4
13.6 to PS Masvaure, chases a wide one, looks to flay it square of the wicket but manages to get only an outside edge. Dickwella makes no mistake, moving to his left and pouching it comfortably. 21/1
71.6 to Sikandar Raza, and he ends up playing one shot too many. Short of length at the stumps, goes back and pulls. However, it's not that short and he ends up hitting it much straighter and Mathews comes in from long-on and takes a low catch tumbling forward. He has thrown it away. 292/5
95.2 to RW Chakabva, turns a bit more, and catches the outside edge! Similar to most balls delivered by Embuldeniya this morning - on a length, and turning a bit from off. Chakabva comes forward and gets a faint tickle through to Dickwella. Perhaps the more positive Mutombodzi approach would have helped him more. 362/7
111.6 to DT Tiripano, and he has chipped it straight to Lakmal, who was a couple of steps back at mid-off. Fuller around off, comes forward and makes a perfect connection, right from the middle of the bat but it wasn't hit with enough power. 394/9
115.3 to VM Nyauchi, a brilliant one-handed catch from Dhananjaya. Was a length ball outside off, Nyauchi pushes at it, gets an outside edge low to the right of first slip where Dhananjaya shows great reflexes. 406/10
19.4 to CR Ervine, taken at short leg. Length ball on the stumps, Ervine comes forward and looks to play at it with hard hands. Bat in front of the pad, gets an inside edge and Fernando makes no mistake. 49/2
78.5 to SC Williams, bowled 'im. Length ball on the stumps, coming in with the angle. Williams goes for another slog sweep but finds thin air this time. Sound of the timber and a brilliant knock from the Zimbabwe captain comes to an end. 324/6
110.1 to CT Mutombodzi, Dhananjaya gets his third. Flatter and fuller around off and middle. Mutombodzi goes for the sweep but misses, struck right in front of the middle stump. No hesitation in the umpire's mind; would have gone on to hit middle and leg. 386/8
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
lbw b Sikandar Raza441201413036.66
c †Chakabva b Tiripano441191684036.97
c Mumba b Sikandar Raza22731111130.13
c †Chakabva b Mumba641582383240.50
c & b Sikandar Raza69140166.66
b Sikandar Raza4264915165.62
lbw b Sikandar Raza1680016.66
c Mutombodzi b Sikandar Raza527240018.51
c sub (BS Mudzinganyama) b Sikandar Raza539560012.82
c †Chakabva b Nyauchi3881825046.91
not out 322370013.63
Extras(b 9, lb 10)19
TOTAL119.5 Ov (RR: 2.44, 490 Mins)293
Fall of wickets: 1-94 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 36.2 ov), 2-104 (Oshada Fernando, 43.1 ov), 3-134 (Kusal Mendis, 62.5 ov), 4-142 (Dinesh Chandimal, 64.5 ov), 5-226 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 86.3 ov), 6-228 (Niroshan Dickwella, 88.2 ov), 7-242 (Suranga Lakmal, 94.3 ov), 8-244 (Angelo Mathews, 97.1 ov), 9-268 (Lasith Embuldeniya, 108.4 ov), 10-293 (Vishwa Fernando, 119.5 ov)
97.1 to AD Mathews, dug in short and down the leg side, Mathews, having shuffled across off stump, awkwardly fends at it and nicks it down the leg side to the keeper. Big wicket for Mumba and Zimbabwe. 244/8
36.2 to FDM Karunaratne, beaten while trying to sweep! He has picked the wrong length, to a full ball, and tries to swing it round the corner. Hits him on the full, and the only question for the umpire would have been if it hit him in line and was going to go on to hit the stumps. Raza bowled this fairly straight, and that made it an easy decision. Zimbabwe get that vital first breakthrough!. 94/1
62.5 to BKG Mendis, Raza provides Zimbabwe with the breakthrough. Another shorter offbreak, spins in, comes pretty slow off the pitch. Mendis rocks onto the back foot and pulls in the air. Mendis nails it into the right shoulder of Kevin Kazuka at forward short leg. Ouch! Okay, replays indicate that Kasuza has been struck flush on the helmet, and not the shoulder. The ball bounces up to square leg, where Mumba takes the catch. Kasuza, however, collapses and has his hands on his head. Srinath, the match referee, visits Zimbabwe's dressing room, and it does not look good at all for Kasuza. He is being treated on the field. Tense faces in the Zimbabwe camp. Sense of deja vu as Kasuza is being stretchered off the field by the medical staff. 134/3
64.5 to LD Chandimal, Double-strike from Raza! He shortens his length and gets this offbreak to turn and cramp Chandimal for room. Hint of extra bounce to go with it. He can only stab it back to Raza, who bends low and snaffles a sharp return catch. 142/4
86.3 to DM de Silva, Raza strikes again for Zimbabwe, just at the stroke of lunch. Was shorter in length this time, Dhananjaya rocked back to pull but it kept low and sneaked under to crash into the stumps. An overbalanced Dhananjaya ends up on his back side. 226/5
88.2 to N Dickwella, Raza wheels away after bagging a five-wicket haul. Low full-toss, slides in from round the stumps, Dickwella dares to sweep from the stumps. Too full for that shot and he misses it. It has straightened enough and SL lose their sixth wicket. 228/6
94.3 to RAS Lakmal, tossed up outside off, looks to push but is early into the shot and ends up chipping it starigt to short mid-on. 242/7
108.4 to L Embuldeniya, brilliant catch by substitute Mudzinganyama, Raza has got seven. Fuller on the stumps, skips down the ground and looks to go inside out but ends up mistiming it towards the left of mid-off where a tumbling Mudzinganyama takes it just above the ground. 268/9
43.1 to BOP Fernando, just reward for Tiripano! Fuller length, and a bit of width on offer, and Oshada has a big drive at this. Off the edge, and a smart catch diving away to his right from Chakabva. That took the edge and was travelling really quickly, and I reckon he collected this either alongside his body or even a touch behind it. Good work all around, and now both Lankan openers back in the hut. Game on!. 104/2
119.5 to MVT Fernando, a great catch by Chakabva to end the innings. Was a length ball from wide of the crease once again. Fernando pushes at it without much feet movement. A thick outside edge, Chakabva was starting to move towards the leg side but flings himself to his right and takes it once handed. 293/10
Zimbabwe 2nd Innings 
run out (de Silva/Embuldeniya)351051793133.33
c †Dickwella b MVT Fernando1343471030.23
c de Silva b Embuldeniya1539561038.46
lbw b Kumara67751198189.33
st †Dickwella b Embuldeniya01416000.00
lbw b MVT Fernando3474984045.94
not out 53771086168.83
b Lakmal822240036.36
not out 1240050.00
Extras(b 4, lb 15, nb 1, w 1)21
TOTAL75 Ov (RR: 3.29)247/7d
Fall of wickets: 1-32 (Craig Ervine, 11.2 ov), 2-64 (Regis Chakabva, 23.3 ov), 3-111 (Prince Masvaure, 38.2 ov), 4-124 (Timycen Maruma, 42.4 ov), 5-151 (Brendan Taylor, 49.3 ov), 6-221 (Sikandar Raza, 67.5 ov), 7-240 (Tinotenda Mutombodzi, 74.3 ov)
74.3 to CT Mutombodzi, off leg stump has gone flying out. Has that come off the back of the bat? Because he had shuffled into the off side to try and flick this towards fine leg. It was angled in at a good length, touched something for sure before hitting off stump. Oh well replays show it was leg stump, I have been bamboozled. Leg stump was hit and went cartwheeling towards the cordon. 240/7
11.2 to CR Ervine, pitched further up and wider of off stump, Fernando lures Ervine into driving a fair way away from his body. He reaches out for the ball and snicks it behind to Dickwella. Fernando wheels away in celebration while Ervine drags himself off the field. Some respite for the tourists. 32/1
67.5 to Sikandar Raza, that looks plumb. It is given. But did it pitch in line? Length ball at leg stump and he's beaten on the flick. No doubt that's hitting the stumps, but we'll definitely have to see that again to see if it pitched in line. It pitched outside leg, replays confirm. Umpire Menon the guilty. 221/6
49.3 to BRM Taylor, given lbw but Taylor isn't happy. Showing his bat to umpire Menon. Length ball jagging in towards the pad, Taylor was looking to push hard at it. And even if there is not bat involved, it was heading down. Both off and middle stumps were visible. A big wicket nonetheless for Sri Lanka. 151/5
23.3 to RW Chakabva, taken at slip! Lovely bowling from Embuldeniya. Just as much flight as the last ball, but a lot more dip. Draws him into driving once more but this time it lands short of a driving length and spins away. Makes him push weakly at it to draw the edge and a simple catch to his left for DDS. 64/2
42.4 to T Maruma, beaten in the flight, excellent stuff from Embuldeniya who tossed it up and drew the batsman out of his crease. Maruma looks to drive but is nowhere near the pitch and is beaten by the turn. Dickwella collects and breaks the stumps, Maruma I reckon couldn't drag his foot back in time. They are checking upstairs but the only hope for Maruma is if it's a no-ball, which it's not. 124/4
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings (T: 361 runs)
lbw b Sikandar Raza471081463043.51
c †Chakabva b Mumba1238480031.57
not out 11623329113149.78
c Ervine b Nyauchi1369891018.84
not out 13751020017.33
Extras(b 1, lb 1, nb 1)3
TOTAL87 Ov (RR: 2.34, 360 Mins)204/3
Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 13.4 ov), 2-107 (Oshada Fernando, 38.1 ov), 3-140 (Angelo Mathews, 61.2 ov)
38.1 to BOP Fernando, oh, that's a big wicket! Floats this deliciously around off, and Fernando looks to play forward. The ball pitches, straightens and raps him on the pad as he looks to play it on the on side. Hit in front, and Zimbabwe get their noses ahead again momentarily. 107/2
13.4 to FDM Karunaratne, there's the breakthrough! A nippy delivery just outside off, and he has a poke at that, and looks to withdraw at the last second. It takes the outside edge, though, and goes through for a simple chest-high catch for Chakabva. Zimbabwe are pumped, as this was the opening they were seeking with these field placements. A soft dismissal for the Sri Lankan captain in the end. He negotiated some tougher balls better!. 26/1
61.2 to AD Mathews, caught at short mid-on. Mathews has pushed one back to Ervine. Was a length ball on the stumps and Mathews lunges forward but is early into the shot. The bat turns in his hand and the ball lobs towards Ervine who accepts it gleefully. 140/3
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Mon, 27 Jan - day 1 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 352/6 (Regis Chakabva 31*, Tinotenda Mutombodzi 10*, 90 ov)
Tue, 28 Jan - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 122/2 (Kusal Mendis 19*, Angelo Mathews 4*, 54 ov)
Wed, 29 Jan - day 3 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 62/1 (Prince Masvaure 26*, Regis Chakabva 14*, 20.5 ov)
Thu, 30 Jan - day 4 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 241/7 (Sean Williams 47*, Donald Tiripano 1*, 74.5 ov)
Fri, 31 Jan - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 204/3 (87 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Innings Break: Zimbabwe - 247/7 in 75.0 overs (SC Williams 53, DT Tiripano 1)
  • SC Williams: 50 off 77 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Sri Lanka 2nd innings
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 36/1 in 20.0 overs (BOP Fernando 20, BKG Mendis 4)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 21.2 overs (128 balls), Extras 0
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 87 balls (BOP Fernando 21, BKG Mendis 30, Ex 0)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 33.6 overs (205 balls), Extras 1
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 105/1 in 37.0 overs (BOP Fernando 46, BKG Mendis 46)
  • BKG Mendis: 50 off 90 balls (6 x 4)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 129/2 in 54.0 overs (BKG Mendis 57, AD Mathews 12)
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 65.3 overs (394 balls), Extras 1
  • Tea: Sri Lanka - 156/3 in 67.0 overs (BKG Mendis 80, LD Chandimal 3)
  • BKG Mendis: 100 off 193 balls (11 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 109 balls (BKG Mendis 40, LD Chandimal 10, Ex 1)
  • New Ball taken after 80 overs
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 193/3 in 82.0 overs (BKG Mendis 109, LD Chandimal 10)
  • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 84.2 overs (507 balls), Extras 2
Harare Sports Club
TossZimbabwe, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Series resultSri Lanka won the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2383
Match days27,28,29,30,31 January 2020 - day (5-day match)
ZIM Player Replacement
Substitute in out (2nd innings, 53.6 ov)
Test debut
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee