Zimbabwe won by 12 runs against the Lions

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Monday, February 5th, 2018 | 0

Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka both are currently visiting Bangladesh where they were scheduled to play a tri nation series which was hosted in Bangladesh. So, both were guest teams here in the country. In the first match of the tournament which was between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, the Tigers beat Zimbabwe by eight wickets. Later, Zimbabwe was scheduled to play the 2nd match of the tournament which was against Sri Lanka. The match between the Lions and Zimbabwe was taken place at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka in 17th January, 2018. It was a day/ night ODI where Zimbabwe won by 12 runs against the Lions.

Zimbabwe won by 12 runs against the Lions

Zimbabwe is a lower ranked team in recent time where Sri Lanka can be compared with one of the big team in cricket World. But in recent times, Sri Lanka squad is vulnerable it seems. They have plenty of new players in the squad and so, they have lack of experience. But it does not mean that they faced a defeat against most lower rated team like Zimbabwe. But it was happened actually.

The match between them was taken place in 17th January, 2018 where Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bowl first. They followed the way of the Tigers where earlier team Bangladesh won easily against Zimbabwe by deciding to bowl first. But if did not help the Lions. Zimbabwe played well by coming to bat first. They scored 290 runs in exchange for six wickets in selected 50 overs. Sikandar Raza played well in the day as well who remained not out by scoring 81 runs highest for the team. For Sri Lanka Asela Gunaratne took three wickets by bowling seven overs. In return, team Sri Lanka came to chase the score and successfully went too close to the victory. But their players did not manage long innings and facing a defeat. They lost their all wickets actually. Kusal Perera scored highest 80 runs and so, their innings finished with 278 runs in 48.1 overs. Tendai Chatara took four wickets for team Zimbabwe where Sikandar Raza was announced as the player of the match.

Most of the players of team Zimbabwe played well with their two openers. Masakadza scored 73 runs and Mire scored 34 runs. Their opening partnership added 75 runs to the scoreboard. Rest work was done by Sikandar Raza. Taylor also scored 38 runs. Through the team effort, Zimabwe managed an amazing victory against Sri Lanka.


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