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Sri Lanka’s victory comes at a cost


Sri Lanka’s victory

Hosts bring arrangement lead with noteworthy run pursue however the group was all right for a moderate over-rate

Openers Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka hit magnificent hundreds of years to help Sri Lanka humble Zimbabwe by eight wickets in the third one-day global in Hambantota on Thursday. Nonetheless, the win has included some significant disadvantages with the home side fined by the International Cricket Council for essential Sri Lanka’s victory ring up a moderate over-rate prior in the day.

Sri Lanka was esteemed to be one over shy of the objective – figuring in time remittances – importance chief Angelo Matthews was fined 20 for every penny of his match charge. He his partners each compelled to hand more than 10 for every cent of their installments for the day.

On the off chance that a Mathews-drove Sri Lanka’s victory side submits another over-rate offense inside the following 12 months then the captain will confront a suspension.



Pursuing 311 for triumph, the hosts rode on a 229-run opening stand between Dickwella (102) and Gunathilaka (116) to lose home in 47.2 overs and procure a 2-1 lead in the five-coordinate arrangement.

The left gave batting twosome got their lady ODI hundreds to dominate. Zimbabwe opener Hamilton Masakadza’s shimmering 111 in the guests’ 8-310 after being put into bat first.

While wicketkeeper-batsman Dickwella hit 14 limits amid his stay, Gunathilaka crushed 15 fours and a six to excoriate the Zimbabwe assault at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium.

“It was a fabulous exertion by the young men. In the wake of losing the first diversion, we had our down to the wire, and we returned well,” Commander Mathews said.

“The way Dickwella and Gunathilaka batted, we could have pursued 350 on that wicket,” he said of his group that chased down a 300 or more run focus interestingly on home soil.

Off-spinner Malcolm Waller got Dickwella walking back to the structure, and left-arm conventional Sean Williams tidied up Gunathilaka, who got the Player-of-the-Match grant, in a frustrating show by the Zimbabwe bowlers.

Upul Tharanga (44) and Kusal Mendis (28) at that point directed the group home with an unbeaten 75-run remain as the batting team survived a dropped get each as handling slips additionally hurt the guests.

“The bowlers returned truly well after the begin that they (Zimbabwe) got.

Hamilton played splendidly, and credit ought to go to him too. However, the bowlers did well to keep them to 310,” said Mathews.

Mathews additionally commended Tharanga, who is unbeaten in the arrangement up until now, to be “a flat out group man” after heat the end of the day dropped down the request to permit Dickwella and Gunathilaka open the innings.

Prior Masakadza put on an essential 127-run organization for the second wicket with Tarisai Musakanda (48) preceding Sri Lankan bowlers struck back to check Zimbabwe’s surge. Masakadza’s 98-ball thump, bound with 15 fours and a six, had Zimbabwe looking at 350 or more at one point before a center request crumple pulled them back.

Adolescent leg-spinner Windu Hasaranga, who took a cap trap on his ODI make a big appearance in the second match in Galle, and paceman Asela Gunaratne got two wickets each. Sean Williams contributed with a gutsy 43 while cameos from wicketkeeper-batsman Peter Moor (24) and Sikandar Raza (25 not out) helped Zimbabwe cross the 300-run check.

“We have to get keeps running on the board batting initially. However, 310 was sufficient; we simply need to show signs of improvement on the field. Our knocking down some pins was likely under standard (too),” Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer said. The activity now moves to the fourth ODI on Saturday at a similar setting.

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