Zim­babwe keeps hopes alive of win

Mendis un­beaten on 60, Sri Lanka needs 218 on fi­nal day with seven wick­ets in hand

Muscat Daily - - SPORTS -

while, had a quiet morn­ing, and was out at­tempt­ing his first bound­ary of the day, clos­ing out the sev­enth wicket stand at 144 runs.

Raza was out him­self, 17 runs later, at­tempt­ing a re­verse sweep against Herath only to miss the de­liv­ery and have it clat­ter his stumps.

Cre­mer and No 10 Don­ald Tiri­pano (19) ninth-wicket stand was Zim­babwe's best of the day, yield­ing 55 runs.

Per­era would even­tu­ally get Tiri­pano lbw for 19, be­fore Herath drew a top-edge from a sweep­ing Cre­mer to end the in­nings. But that was not be­fore Chris Mpofu had biffed a six, and the last-wicket pair had added an­other 16 to­gether.


Zim­bab­wean cap­tain Graeme Cre­mer (cen­tre) cel­e­brates af­ter dis­miss­ing Sri Lanka’s Upul Tha­ranga in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Mon­day

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