Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 4th ODI Highlights Today 8 July 2017

Watch SL vs ZIM cricket highlights today on 8-7-2017. Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe highlights of the fourth One Day International played at Hambantota. A 209-runs opening stand between Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka helped Sri Lanka to achieve 300 runs in 50 overs. Earlier Mathews won the toss and opted to bat first on a dry pitch. It was the right decision but except for the top three batsmen, no one else did well and they couldn’t capitalize on such a strong opening partnership. They were 209 in 35 overs which means they had 15 overs at their disposal with all the batting line up intact. There total should have been near 330 runs.

Toss: Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.







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Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka have scored back to back double century opening stand in two games which is a unique event in cricket history. This record breaking feat should give the team management a sigh of relief as they were desperately looking for some exceptional performance at top order. However the middle order didn’t performed well today. This is an issue that need to be resolved.

Niroshan Dickwella scored 116 runs off 118 balls while Danushka Gunathilaka managed to get 87 runs before being bold by Waller. Angelo Mathews came at no. 3 and scored 42 runs off 40 balls. Rest of the players didn’t contribute and in the end the team amassed a total of 300/6.







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Highlights will be available shortly.

Sri Lanka 300/6 (50 ov)
Zimbabwe 219/6 (29.2/31 ov, target 219)
Zimbabwe won by 4 wickets (with 10 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Zimbabwe in Sri Lanka ODI Series – 4th ODI
ODI no. 3903 | 2017 season
Played at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota
08 July 2017 (50-over match)
Sri Lanka innings (50 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal N Dickwella† lbw b Waller 116 118 8 0 98.30
View dismissal MD Gunathilaka b Waller 87 101 7 0 86.13
View dismissal AD Mathews* c Masakadza b Chatara 42 40 0 2 105.00
View dismissal WU Tharanga b Sikandar Raza 22 20 2 1 110.00
View dismissal DAS Gunaratne c Williams b Mpofu 1 3 0 0 33.33
View dismissal BKG Mendis c Waller b Mpofu 0 1 0 0 0.00
PWH de Silva not out 19 17 2 0 111.76
Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 11) 13
Total (6 wickets; 50 overs) 300 (6.00 runs per over)

Did not batSL MalingaAM FernandoPVD ChameeraPADLR Sandakan


Fall of wickets 1-209 (Gunathilaka, 35.2 ov), 2-216 (Dickwella, 37.5 ov), 3-257 (Tharanga, 43.5 ov), 4-260 (Gunaratne, 44.3 ov), 5-263 (Mendis, 44.6 ov), 6-300 (Mathews, 49.6 ov)

Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wickets CB Mpofu 9 0 61 2 6.77 24 7 0 (4w)
View wicket TL Chatara 5 0 32 1 6.40 12 2 0 (2w)
View wicket Sikandar Raza 9 0 56 1 6.22 19 3 1 (1w)
SC Williams 5 0 37 0 7.40 10 2 1
SF Mire 3 0 21 0 7.00 6 1 0 (2w)
AG Cremer 9 0 47 0 5.22 22 4 0
View wickets MN Waller 10 0 44 2 4.40 26 0 1 (1w)
Zimbabwe innings (target: 219 runs from 31 overs) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal H Masakadza b de Silva 28 36 5 0 77.77
View dismissal SF Mire c Mathews b de Silva 43 30 5 2 143.33
View dismissal TK Musakanda c †Dickwella b Chameera 30 23 5 0 130.43
CR Ervine not out 69 55 8 1 125.45
View dismissal SC Williams st †Dickwella b Gunaratne 6 9 0 0 66.66
View dismissal Sikandar Raza c & b de Silva 10 10 1 0 100.00
View dismissal MN Waller c Gunathilaka b Sandakan 20 13 3 0 153.84
PJ Moor† not out 0 0 0 0
Extras (b 4, lb 1, w 8) 13
Total (6 wickets; 29.2 overs) 219 (7.46 runs per over)

Did not batAG Cremer*CB MpofuTL Chatara


Fall of wickets 1-67 (Masakadza, 9.4 ov), 2-82 (Mire, 11.4 ov), 3-128 (Musakanda, 17.6 ov), 4-145 (Williams, 22.2 ov), 5-172 (Sikandar Raza, 25.2 ov), 6-215 (Waller, 29.1 ov)

Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
SL Malinga 4 1 18 0 4.50 18 1 1
AM Fernando 2 0 22 0 11.00 5 3 1
View wicket PVD Chameera 5 0 32 1 6.40 18 6 0 (1w)
View wicket DAS Gunaratne 7 0 41 1 5.85 18 4 1
View wickets PWH de Silva 6 0 40 3 6.66 15 5 0
View wicket PADLR Sandakan 3.2 0 45 1 13.50 4 6 0 (3w)
MD Gunathilaka 2 0 16 0 8.00 4 2 0







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In first ODI, Sri Lanka scored 316 runs while batting first. It was a massive total but Zimbabwe achieved it in 47.4 overs. So we may expect some thrill today if Zimbabwe repeat the same performance. However Sri Lanka’s sloppy fielding and substandard bowling were also responsible for the defeat. Let’s see which team plays better today.