Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, one-off Test match 2017

July 14  Zimbabwe were 344/8 at stumps on the opening day of the first test against Sri Lanka at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Friday. Craig Ervine was batting on 151 and Tiripano on 24 when umpires called off the day's play

Herath, the left-arm spinner, sent back both openers, Regis Chakabva falling for 12 and Hamilton Masakadza going for 19 at the R Premadasa Stadium.

Craig Ervine and Sean Williams tried to stem the rot with a 32-run fourth-wicket partnership but Dilruwan Perera broke the stand in his second over, claiming Williams for 22 with his off-spin.

It was the 31-year-old's second Test ton in the 12th Test of his seven-year-old global career.

Their first challenge starts Friday, when Chandimal will lead the side for the one-off Test against Zimbabwe. "We want to regroup and restructure and move forward".

"I thought we may have given couple of wickets away". The duo put together 26 runs to try and steady Zimbabwe.

Sri Lanka's spin spearhead Rangana Herath struck early as Zimbabwe were reduced to 38-3 after winning the toss and electing to bat first.

After losing their top-order cheaply, Zimbabweans were in a spot of bother at one stage at 78/4.

Paceman Lahiru Kumara got debutant batsman Tarisai Musakanda caught behind for six as Zimbabwe suffered regular losses in the first two sessions.

Sri Lankan cricket captain Angelo Mathews has stepped down amid intense criticism over his side s series defeat to bottom-ranked Zimbabwe on home soil, an official said Wednesday.



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