Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Only Test Day 2 Highlights Today 15 July 2017

Watch SL vs ZIM cricket highlights today. Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka second day highlights. Today Sri Lankan batting was impressive and they fought as a team to reach at 293/7 at stumps. However they are still 63 runs behind which means tomorrow the first half will be very important. If Zimbabwe succeeds in getting even a small lead, they will gain very essential element of confidence. On this pitch, they will need to set a 280 plus target for Sri Lanka. There will be a very interesting contest between Zimbabwean bat and Sri Lankan ball in second innings.







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Where Craig Ervine held Zimbabwe’s innings of 356 together, Cremer performed a similar role with the ball. Thirty of Zimbabwe’s 82 overs were his, and rarely did batsmen appear to have his measure.

The legspinner found increasing assistance from the surface, beat the edge regularly through the second half of the day, and brought himself on to break the hosts’ rhythm whenever they appeared comfortable at the crease. Figures of 3 for 100 do not flatter the impact he had on the day.

Sri Lanka, meanwhile, will rue two mini-collapses: the first just after lunch, which cost them their top three for 32 runs, and the second soon after tea, in which three further wickets fell for 26. This, after the openers had begun with such confidence. Upul Tharanga was regal at the top, racing to 26 off his first 14 balls, his delectably timed drives piercing the tight infield. He and Dimuth Karunaratne put on 84 for the first wicket, before that first stumble took place.







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Zimbabwe 356
Sri Lanka 293/7 (83.0 ov)
Sri Lanka trail by 63 runs with 3 wickets remaining in the 1st innings
Zimbabwe in Sri Lanka Test Match – Only Test
Test no. 2263 | 2017 season
Played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
14,15,16,17,18 July 2017 (5-day match)

Stumps – Day 2
Zimbabwe 1st innings R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal H Masakadza c Mendis b Herath 19 40 2 0 47.50
View dismissal RW Chakabva† b Herath 12 23 0 0 52.17
View dismissal TK Musakanda c †Dickwella b Kumara 6 12 1 0 50.00
View dismissal CR Ervine c Perera b Kumara 160 256 13 1 62.50
View dismissal SC Williams c Gunaratne b Perera 22 26 4 0 84.61
View dismissal Sikandar Raza lbw b Herath 36 47 2 1 76.59
View dismissal PJ Moor c Kumara b Gunaratne 19 42 0 1 45.23
View dismissal MN Waller b Herath 36 39 4 0 92.30
View dismissal AG Cremer* b Gunaratne 13 33 1 0 39.39
View dismissal DT Tiripano c Karunaratne b Herath 27 54 4 0 50.00
CB Mpofu not out 0 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (w 1, nb 5) 6
Total (all out; 94.4 overs) 356 (3.76 runs per over)

Fall of wickets 1-23 (Chakabva, 7.3 ov), 2-38 (Masakadza, 11.5 ov), 3-38 (Musakanda, 12.4 ov), 4-70 (Williams, 20.5 ov), 5-154 (Sikandar Raza, 39.5 ov), 6-195 (Moor, 51.6 ov), 7-260 (Waller, 63.2 ov), 8-282 (Cremer, 73.5 ov), 9-356 (Tiripano, 93.5 ov), 10-356 (Ervine, 94.4 ov)

Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
RAS Lakmal 14 1 58 0 4.14 55 6 0
View wickets CBRLS Kumara 17.4 2 68 2 3.84 68 8 0 (1w)
View wickets HMRKB Herath 32 4 116 5 3.62 128 9 2
View wicket MDK Perera 24 0 86 1 3.58 91 6 1 (1nb)
View wickets DAS Gunaratne 7 0 28 2 4.00 29 2 0 (4nb)
Sri Lanka 1st innings R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal FDM Karunaratne c Masakadza b Tiripano 25 66 1 0 37.87
View dismissal WU Tharanga run out (Tiripano) 71 107 10 1 66.35
View dismissal BKG Mendis c †Chakabva b Cremer 11 15 1 0 73.33
View dismissal LD Chandimal* c †Chakabva b Cremer 55 100 6 0 55.00
View dismissal AD Mathews c Masakadza b Williams 41 104 2 0 39.42
View dismissal N Dickwella† b Cremer 6 13 0 0 46.15
View dismissal MDK Perera run out (Musakanda/Waller/†Chakabva) 33 43 2 2 76.74
DAS Gunaratne not out 24 44 2 0 54.54
HMRKB Herath not out 5 9 1 0 55.55
Extras (b 8, lb 10, w 1, nb 3) 22
Total (7 wickets; 83 overs) 293 (3.53 runs per over)

To batRAS LakmalCBRLS Kumara


Fall of wickets 1-84 (Karunaratne, 24.2 ov), 2-107 (Mendis, 29.4 ov), 3-116 (Tharanga, 32.1 ov), 4-212 (Chandimal, 60.3 ov), 5-226 (Dickwella, 64.4 ov), 6-238 (Mathews, 69.4 ov), 7-274 (Perera, 79.1 ov)

Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
CB Mpofu 11 2 41 0 3.72 47 6 0 (1w)
View wicket DT Tiripano 10 1 38 1 3.80 40 6 0
Sikandar Raza 18 2 60 0 3.33 73 2 2
View wickets AG Cremer 30 3 100 3 3.33 115 10 0 (1nb)
MN Waller 1 0 2 0 2.00 4 0 0
View wicket SC Williams 13 1 34 1 2.61 55 1 1 (2nb)







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Sri Lanka will regret their batsmen not having gone on to triple figures, and Tharanga will regret it most. He was perfectly at ease during virtually the whole of his 71, and was only dismissed because of a little carelessness while backing up at the non-striker’s end. The last wicket of the day – Dilruwan Perera’s – was also a run-out, and again it was of a batsman who had begun to get the better of the bowling.