07-11-17 by Spotlight Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Cricket historic series win

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe claimed their first ever series win against Sri Lanka & their first away series win in 8 years.Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, 5th ODI: Zimbabwe beat Sri Lanka by 3 wickets to clinch series 3-2

Zimbabwe created history after they won the fifth and final ODI of the series by 3 wickets to grab the win by 3-2. Chasing 204, Sikandar Raza smashed a six off Hasaranga to finish the proceedings for the visiting side.

Zimbabwe’s Tarisai Musakanda clung on to a one-handed stunner to remove Sri Lanka’s Akila Dananjaya in the fifth ODI, as the visitors notched an historic series win

Zimbabwe has clinched the fifth and final Odi and with that they have taken the ODI series against Sri Lanka. Now this is big for the Zimbabwean side. Despite Sri Lanka being a young and inexperienced side still they were the favorites as they were playing on their home grounds.

Zimbabwe played some quality cricket against the Sri Lankans and they were always ahead of the home side. Today once again the bowling was excellent from the Zimbabweans. The fielding was really good as well and Musakanda catch against Danandjaya is a clear proof.

Brief scores:

Sri Lanka 203 for 8 in 50 overs (Danushka Gunathilaka 52, Asela Gunaratne 59*; Sikandar Raza 3 for 21, Graeme Cremer 2 for 23) lost to Zimbabwe 204 for 7 in 38.1 overs (Hamilton Masakadza 73, Solomon Mire 43, Tarisai Musakanda 37, Sikandar Raza 27*; Lasith Malinga 2 for 44, Akila Dananjaya 4 for 47) by 3 wickets.

Sri Lanka Squad:Playing XI:Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Angelo Mathews (c), Upul Tharanga, Asela Gunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Wanidu Hasaranga, Lasith Malinga, Akila Dananjaya, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dushmantha Chameera Bench:Asitha Fernando, Lahiru Madushanka, Amila Aponso, Lahiru Kumara, Chamara Kapugedera

Zimbabwe Squad:Playing XI:Hamilton Masakadza, Solomon Mire, Tarisai Musakanda, Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Malcolm Waller, Peter Moor (wk), Graeme Cremer (c), Chris Mpofu, Tendai Chatara Bench:Wellington Masakadza, Regis Chakabva, Ryan Burl, Donald Tiripano, Nathan Waller, Carl Mumba, Richard Ngarava, Chamu Chibhabha

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