Sri Lankan team can take a breath now openly because after facing loss in ODI match with the ration of 2-3. Finally, Sri Lankan team defeated Zimbabwe in only one test match of this tour. They defeated Zimbabwe by 4 wickets. Thus they succeed to defeat Zimbabwe team in 1st test and last match of this tour. Let’s move to check out Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 1st Test match Highlight and How did they win this match Whose performance was the match winning and outstanding.
After losing ODI series against Zimbabwe with the ration of 2-3. Sri Lankan team was in under pressure. After winning the toss by Zimbabwe then they elected to bat first. These team openers could not give expected start to their team. They lost their first 3 wickets early thereafter Craig Ervine undertook the responsibility to bring the team in strong position. He has settled himself on the pitch and began set up against Sri Lankan team. No one batsman could settle himself on the pitch. Craig Ervine hit a big century to set up a big score of 356 for the loss of 10 wickets. He scored 160 runs, in this inning he hit 13 fours and 1 six. Other remaining batsmen could cross the limit of 40 runs. from the side of Sri Lanka, Rangana Herath succeeded to take 5 Wickets.
In the first inning, Sri Lankan team got expected, opening from their openers. Upul Tharanga scored the highest, 71 runs but unfortunately run out by Tiripano. Then Dinesh Chandimal (c) scored 55 runs and Angelo Mathews scored 41 runs. When half Sri Lankan team went out to Pavilion then their score was 226-5. Thereafter after living Asela Gunaratne could set up a good score. After losing 10 wickets their score was 346. From the side of Zimbabwe, Graeme Cremer (c) succeeded to take 5 Wickets.
In the second inning, Zimbabwe team lost 4 wickets early, then Sikandar Raza hit a century. He scored 127 runs later on only Graeme Cremer did not make his half century. Malcolm Waller made his half century. They scored 377-10 runs. Rangana Herath from the side of Sri Lanka took 6 wickets.
In the second inning of this test match, Sri Lankan team required 387 runs to win this test match against Zimbabwe. Sri Lankan team got a good start up by openers. Dimuth Karunaratne could not accomplish his half century. Due to tributes of Asela Gunaratne scored 80 run and Niroshan Dickwella (wk) scored 81 run, Sri Lankan team could win this match. They accomplished the target set up the target of 387 runs by losing their 6 wickets. Sri Lankan team win this match by 4 wickets. Player of the match is chosen to Asela Gunaratne. Rangana Herath received the title of Player of the series.