ZIM­BABWE CRUSH SORRY SRI LANKA

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Solomon Mire smashed his first ODI cen­tury yes­ter­day to take Zim­babwe to a six-wicket win over Sri Lanka. Mire hit 112 off 96 balls as Zim­babwe reached 322-4 to pass Sri Lanka’s 316-5 with more than two overs to spare. It was the first time in more than 200 ODIs in Sri Lanka that a vis­it­ing team has scored more than a 300-run tar­get to get a vic­tory. Sri Lanka play­ers have been crit­i­cised in re­cent days by the coun­try’s sports min­is­ter for be­ing over­weight and un­fit. Cap­tain An­gelo Mathews also laid into his play­ers af­ter the de­feat. “Hav­ing 315 on the board, I thought it was enough,” he said. “Our bowling was poor and our field­ing was pa­thetic. It was a good bat­ting ef­fort by them.”

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