Zimbabwe beat Sri Lanka with 6 wickets
Zimbabwe chase down a 317-run target against Sri Lanka in the first one-day international of the five-match series. This was the first time ever that a team has chased down a 300-plus total in Sri Lanka. S Mire scored a century for Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe stunned Sri Lanka with a brilliant chase of 317 runs in Galle. Solomon Mire scored a 88-ball 112 to lead the chase with Sean Williams who scored 65 runs. After both the set batsmen were dismissed by Asela Gunaratne, Sikandar Raza took the responsibility and scored 67* off 56 balls to take his side home. Waller scored 40* off 29 balls. This is the first time a team has chased down 300-plus total in Sri Lanka. Zimbabwe hit only one six in the entire chase and that was when Raza came down the pitch and sent one over the bowler’s head to finish the match.
It was a great day for Zimbabwean cricket in Galle. When Sri Lanka made 316, not many gave them a chance at the innings break, but what transpired after a few hours was an inspiring, record-breaking run chase.
Here’s how the Twitterati reacted to Zimbabwe’s first ever win against Sri Lanka in any format in their own backyard. This was the first time a score of over 300 was successfully chased down in Sri Lanka.
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