Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI Highlights Today 6 July 2017

Watch SL vs ZIM cricket highlights today on 6-7-2017. Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka third One Day International highlights. A score of over 300 used to be safe in Sri Lanka. Before Friday, chasing sides had attempted to run down scores of over 300 on 32 occasions, and failed every time. Now, in the space of a week, two such scores have been hunted down with ease – Sri Lanka today overhauling Zimbabwe’s 310 for 8 with eight wickets in hand and 16 balls remaining, without ever really appearing to extend themselves.

Leading the pursuit today were Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka – two first-time centurions – who, in a searing opening partnership that yielded 229 runs, left Sri Lanka in such an ascendant state that the remaining 82 runs almost seemed a formality.

Dickwella, forever slinking around his crease, scored well over half his runs behind the wicket, playing sweeps, cuts, dabs and scoops aplenty. Gunathilaka, meanwhile, stood tall in his crease, and played an array of regal drives and disdainful pulls. Having trailed Dickwella for much of the innings, he would finish with 116 runs off 111 balls.

Dickwella made 102 off 116 deliveries. Upul Tharanga and Kusal Mendis saw the chase home with little drama – Tharanga making 44 not out, to go with his two unbeaten fifties previously in the series.

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Wanidu Hasaranga and Gunaratne struck through the middle overs to keep Zimbabwe in check, but they batted deep enough to prosper in the slog overs nonetheless. Raza and Moor hit twenties to plunder 47 off the last four overs, but even a Zimbabwe innings as good as this could not prevent Sri Lanka from taking a 2-1 lead in the series.

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