Herath spins Sri Lanka to the brink of victory against Zimbabwe

09 Nov, 2016 9:49 pm

HARARE – Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath took five wickets for the second time in the match as they moved to the brink of victory on the fourth day of the second and final Test against Zimbabwe on Wednesday.

Zimbabwe were left teetering on 180 for seven in their second innings, 310 runs behind the tourists, who need three wickets on the final day at the Harare Sports Club to wrap up a series sweep.

Herath, who claimed 10 wickets in a Test match for the seventh time, exploited a turning pitch after Zimbabwe were put into bat just before tea, chasing 491 runs for victory.

Only Craig Ervine, who was 65 not out at the close of play, offered any resistance.

Sri Lanka started the fourth day on 102 for four with opener Dimuth Karunaratne falling 12 runs short of a century as he was trapped leg before wicket by Chris Mpofu.


They declared on 258 for nine when Kusal Perera was dismissed for 62.

Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer was again the pick of the home bowlers with figures of 4-91.

SCOREBOARD 

Sri Lanka 1st innings 504 (D. de Silva 127, A. Gunaratne 116, U. Tharanga 79)         
Zimbabwe  1st innings 272 (B. Chari 80, C. Ervine 64, S. Williams 58; R. Herath 5-89) 
Sri Lanka 2nd innings (Overnight: 102-4)
D. Karunaratne             lbw b Mpofu                          88  
K. Silva                   c Waller b Mumba                     6   
K. Mendis                  c Mpofu b Mumba                      0   
U. Tharanga                lbw b Cremer                         17  
D. de Silva                c Chari b Mumba                      9   
A. Gunaratne               lbw b Tiripano                       39  
K. Perera                  c Williams b Cremer                  62  
D. Perera                  c H. Masakadza b Cremer              2   
R. Herath                  b Cremer                             4   
S. Lakmal                  not out                              21  
Extras                     (b-6 lb-4)                           10  
Total                      (for 9 wickets declared, 81.4 overs) 258 
Fall of wickets: 1-14 K. Silva,2-16 K. Mendis,3-44 U. Tharanga,4-84 D. de Silva,5-153 A. Gunaratne,6-198 D. Karunaratne,7-201 D. Perera,8-211 R. Herath,9-258 K. Perera
Did not bat: L. Kumara
Bowling               
C. Mpofu                   21 - 8 - 51 - 1                          
C. Mumba                   19 - 4 - 67 - 3                          
G. Cremer                  21.4 - 2 - 91 - 4                        
D. Tiripano                11 - 4 - 14 - 1                          
S. Williams                6 - 0 - 21 - 0                           
B. Chari                   1 - 0 - 3 - 0                            
H. Masakadza               2 - 1 - 1 - 0                            
Zimbabwe 2nd innings (Target: 491 runs)
T. Mawoyo                  c D. de Silva b Herath               15  
B. Chari                   b Herath                             8   
H. Masakadza               lbw b Herath                         11  
C. Ervine                  not out                              65  
S. Williams                c K. Mendis b Kumara                 45  
M. Waller                  c K. Perera b D. de Silva            0   
P. Moor                    c K. Mendis b Herath                 20  
G. Cremer                  b Herath                             5   
D. Tiripano                not out                              0   
Extras                     (b-4 lb-4 w-3)                       11  
Total                      (for 7 wickets, 45 overs)            180 
Fall of wickets: 1-16 B. Chari,2-32 H. Masakadza,3-39 T. Mawoyo,4-113 S. Williams,5-114 M. Waller,6-166 P. Moor,7-176 G. Cremer
To bat: C. Mumba, C. Mpofu
Bowling               
S. Lakmal                  11 - 2 - 48 - 0                          
R. Herath                  16 - 3 - 45 - 5                          
D. Perera                  6 - 1 - 27 - 0                           
L. Kumara                  9 - 0 - 42 - 1(w-1)                      
D. de Silva                3 - 0 - 10 - 1                           
Referees              
Umpire: Simon Fry                                                   
Umpire: Ian Gould                                                   
TV umpire: Marais Erasmus                                           
Match referee: Chris Broad. –Reuters



Latest Videos