Zimbabwe rally after losing early wickets in 2nd Test

07 Nov, 2016 9:40 pm

HARARE – Zimbabwe lost two early wickets but recovered to finish 126 for two at the close on the second day of the second Test on Monday in reply to Sri Lanka’s first-innings total of 504.

Brian Chari and Craig Ervine were both 60 not out as Zimbabwe fought back after a poor start when they slumped to 17 for two but the hosts still trail by 378 runs.

Sri Lanka, who won a closely contested first Test last week, went from 290 for five overnight to being dismissed just before tea with Asela Gunaratne completing a maiden test century.

Dhanajaya de Silva was before caught and bowled by Zimbabwe skipper Graeme Cremer for 127.

Gunaratne, playing his second Test, made 116 and was the last man out. He was on 91 when the ninth wicket went down and had to watch as No. 11 Lahiru Kumara fended off the Zimbabwe bowlers before reclaiming the strike and moving to three figures.


Sri Lanka’s stand-in captain Rangana Herath took the wickets of Tino Mawoyo and Hamilton Masakadza in the same over as Zimbabwe’s openers again failed to get their team off to a solid start.

SCOREBOARD 

Sri Lanka 1st innings (Overnight: 290-5)
D. Karunaratne             c Williams b H. Masakadza 26  
K. Silva                   lbw b Mpofu               37  
K. Perera                  c Mumba b H. Masakadza    4   
K. Mendis                  c Moor b Tiripano         26  
U. Tharanga                c H. Masakadza b Cremer   79  
D. de Silva                c&b Cremer            127 
A. Gunaratne               st Moor b Williams        116 
D. Perera                  lbw b Cremer              34  
R. Herath                  c Moor b Tiripano         27  
S. Lakmal                  b Tiripano                0   
L. Kumara                  not out                   7   
Extras                     (b-9 lb-8 nb-2 w-2)       21  
Total                      (all out, 144.4 overs)    504 
Fall of wickets: 1-62 D. Karunaratne,2-66 K. Perera,3-84 K. Silva,4-112 K. Mendis,5-255 U. Tharanga,6-342 D. de Silva,7-396 D. Perera,8-471 R. Herath,9-471 S. Lakmal,10-504 A. Gunaratne
Bowling               
C. Mumba                   23 - 4 - 80 - 0               
D. Tiripano                32 - 4 - 91 - 3(nb-2 w-2)     
C. Mpofu                   23 - 4 - 92 - 1               
H. Masakadza               13 - 4 - 34 - 2               
G. Cremer                  40 - 1 - 136 - 3              
S. Williams                8.4 - 1 - 31 - 1              
M. Waller                  5 - 0 - 23 - 0                
Zimbabwe 1st innings  
T. Mawoyo                  lbw b Herath              3   
B. Chari                   not out                   60  
H. Masakadza               c D. de Silva b Herath    0   
C. Ervine                  not out                   60  
Extras                     (b-2 lb-1)                3   
Total                      (for 2 wickets, 35 overs) 126 
Fall of wickets: 1-17 T. Mawoyo,2-17 H. Masakadza
To bat: S. Williams, M. Waller, P. Moor, G. Cremer, D. Tiripano, C. Mumba, C. Mpofu
Bowling               
S. Lakmal                  9 - 1 - 23 - 0                
R. Herath                  11 - 1 - 44 - 2               
L. Kumara                  6 - 0 - 24 - 0                
D. Perera                  6 - 1 - 23 - 0                
A. Gunaratne               2 - 0 - 5 - 0                 
D. de Silva                1 - 0 - 4 - 0                 
Referees              
Umpire: Simon Fry                                        
Umpire: Ian Gould                                        
TV umpire: Langton Rusere                                
Match referee: Chris Broad. –Reuters



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