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Lakmal sets up Sri Lanka win in first Test against Zimbabwe

  • Published at 09:34 pm January 23rd, 2020
Sikandar Raza
Sri Lanka's Niroshan Dickwella (L) stumps out Zimbabwe's Sikandar Raza (C) during the fifth day of the first Test cricket match between Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka at the Harare Sports Club in Harare on Thursday AFP

Resuming on 30 without loss and needing 157 to make Sri Lanka bat again, Zimbabwe recovered from the loss of three early wickets to Lakmal to reach lunch at 120 for three

Suranga Lakmal took four for 27 to set up Sri Lanka for a 10-wicket win over Zimbabwe in the first Test in Harare on Thursday.

Resuming on 30 without loss and needing 157 to make Sri Lanka bat again, Zimbabwe recovered from the loss of three early wickets to Lakmal to reach lunch at 120 for three.

The tall pace bowler struck again immediately after, removing Brendan Taylor for 38, and Zimbabwe slumped to 170 all out.

Sri Lanka needed just 14 to win and the openers Oshada Fernando and Dimuth Karunaratne knocked off the runs in three overs.