ZIM vs SL, 2nd Test: Zimbabwe’s winning chances reduced on rain-hit day

Zimbabwe get big lead in Harare Test against Sri Lanka. But the rain has poured water into the hosts’ chances of winning.

ZIM vs SL, 2nd Test: Zimbabwe's winning chances minimised on rain-hit day

In the second and final Test of the series, the last session of the fourth day ended with more than an hour and a half of rain and bad light. Whatever had happened, Zimbabwe kept the pressure on Sri Lankan bowlers. All in all, just 54overs were played on the fourth day of the match. Zimbabwe added 179 runs.

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At the end of the day, Zimbabwe collected 241 runs for 7 wickets in the second innings. With 3 wickets in hand, the hosts were ahead of 354 runs. Skipper Sean Williams (47*) and Donald Tripano (1*) were unbeaten at the crease.

Zimbabwe started the fourth day with 62 runs for 1 wicket at the Harare Sports Club ground. Regis Chakabva returned at the beginning of the day. The other unbeaten batsman of the day, Prince Masvaure, was out in the run-out, scoring 35 runs.

Brendon Taylor took Zimbabwe forward with a quick run. Lahiru Kumara stopped Taylor, who scored 67 runs from 75 balls with 8 fours and a six.

Sikandar Raza and Williams crossed the team score of 200 by adding 70 runs in the fifth wicket. Vishwa Fernando broke the pair by trapping Raza in lbw. Williams was unbeaten on 47 runs.

Lasith Embuldeniya and Fernando took two wickets each.

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