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  • 9:03 PM IST

    LIVE: ZIM vs SL 2nd Test | SL 102/4 | Batting: Dimuth Karunaratne 54, Asela Gunaratne 6: It’s stumps for the day. Karunaratne gets to his fifty as Sri Lanka have crossed the 100-runs mark. Sri Lanka have lost their fourth wicket in the form of Dhanjaya de Silva for 9 as Carl Mumba gets the better of him. Mumba has scalped his third wicket of the innings and looks good. Zimbabwe need more wickets as the target is piling. Asela Gunaratne has joined Karunaratne and will look to get some quick runs on Day 4. A result is on the cards.

  • 8:24 PM IST

    LIVE: ZIM vs SL 2nd Test | SL 75/3 | Batting: Dimuth Karunaratne 41, Dhanjaya de Silva 5: Sri Lanka doing a good job in the final session of the game. They now have 300 runs lead and the game is certainly in their favour with seven wickets in hand. Zimbabwean bowlers need wickets and are trying hard to get one. Karunaratne is looking good with the bat at the top and is cruising towards his fifty.

  • 7:44 PM IST

    LIVE: ZIM vs SL 2nd Test | SL 48/3 | Batting: Dimuth Karunaratne 8, Upul Tharanga : It’s drinks time for both the teams as Sri Lanka are well placed at 48 for the loss of three wickets. Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga have been dismissed in quick successions as Zimbabwe will now look to pounce on the opportunity they have created. Carl Mumba has two wickets to his name while Graeme Cremer has scalped a solitary wicket in this innings. Sri Lanka have some batting to come and are eyeing for quick runs. They now have a healthy lead of 280 runs.

  • 6:42 PM IST

    LIVE: ZIM vs SL 2nd Test | SL 14/1 | Batting: Dimuth Karunaratne 8, Kusal Mendis 0: Sri Lanka have not imposed the follow-on and are now trying to add some runs to their existing lead. They are in a commendable position at the moment as Rangana Herath bowled well to dismantle Zimbabwe for 272. Carl Mumba has struck with the new ball and scalped an early wicket in the form of Kaushal Silva. Zimbabwe need more wickets for them to make a comeback in this Test.

  • 5:47 PM IST

    LIVE: ZIM vs SL 2nd Test | ZIM 272 all out | Batting: Chris Mpofu 0: Zimbabwe have been bowled out for 272. Rangana Herath picked another fifer and steered his side to a commanding position. Sri Lanka have a golden opportunity to win the Test and register a whitewash. Zimbabwe batting order collapsed like nine pins and have a huge task in hand at this stage of the game. They have to come out hard as the game is in Sri Lanka’s favour at the this juncture.

  • 5:32 PM IST

    LIVE: ZIM vs SL 2nd Test | ZIM 272/8 | Batting: Donald Tiripano 3, Carl Mumba 2: Zimbabwe losing their way out in the middle as they have lost couple of wickets in quick successions. Dilruwan Perera struck twice and steered his side to a commanding position. Zimbabwe need 32 runs more to avoid the follow-on, which now looks tough as they just have couple of wickets in hand. Sri Lanka will try to clean the tail up as early as possible and given them a solid chance.

  • 5:09 PM IST

    LIVE: ZIM vs SL 2nd Test | ZIM 265/6 | Batting: Peter Moor 31, Graeme Cremer 3: Zimbabwe have lost another key wicket in the form of Sean Williams as he has been dismissed for 58 by Dilruwan Perera. Williams was caught leg before by Perera as Zimbabwe are now in all sorts of trouble. More 39 runs needed to avoid the follow-on. With Tea being around the corner, Zimbabwe should try not to lose another wicket at the end of second session.

  • 4:39 PM IST

    LIVE: ZIM vs SL 2nd Test | ZIM 236/5 | Batting: Sean Williams 52, Peter Moor 14: Sean Williams, Peter Moore trying to weather the storm and gave a task in hand. Rangana Herath looks unstoppable and continues to chip wickets at regular intervals. Zimbabwe are not far behind from avoiding the follow-on. Williams gets to his fifty and needs to convert it into a big score in order to steer Zimbabwe out of troubled waters.

  • 3:58 PM IST

    LIVE: ZIM vs SL 2nd Test | ZIM 210/5 | Batting: Sean Williams 40: Zimbabwe suffered a huge blow just before the end of first session as Malcolm Waller falls for 18. Sean Ervine is batting on 40 and Zimbabwe is certainly in hot water at the moment. They need more 94 runs to avoid the follow-on. Zimbabwe does not have much batting to come and Sean Ervine will have to play a key role. It’s Lunch as the action will resume in a while.

  • 3:26 PM IST

    LIVE: ZIM vs SL 2nd Test | ZIM 200/4 | Batting: Sean Williams 30, Malcolm Waller 18: Zimbabwe have crossed the 200-runs mark and will be interesting to see their approach. they need just over 100 runs to avoid the follow-on. Malcolm Waller is scoring runs at a brisk pace and if he continues to do so for few more overs, Zimbabwe will find themselves in a good position. Sean Williams will have to play a big innings and anchor Zimbabwe’s fightback.

  • 3:08 PM IST

    LIVE: ZIM vs SL 2nd Test | ZIM 187/4 | Batting: Sean Williams 29, Malcolm Waller 7: Rangana Herath strikes! Gets the better of Brian Chari with a beauty, he bowls an arm ball as Chari plays for the turn but the red cherry rips through his defence. Chari misses out on his maiden Test ton as Zimbabwe are now in all sorts of trouble. They need runs on the board but are losing wickets at regular intervals.

  • 2:51 PM IST

    LIVE: ZIM vs SL 2nd Test | ZIM 171/3 | Batting: Brian Chari 80, Sean Williams 20: Brian Chari has played well for his 80 so far and looks good for a century. Sean Williams has also got a good start and will look to make the most of it. Zimbabwe need 133 runs more to avoid the follow-on. They are still far away from Sri Lanka’s total and this partnership will look hold the key for Zimbabwe. Rangana Herath will be interesting to watch out for in the overs to come.

  • 2:14 PM IST

    LIVE: ZIM vs SL 2nd Test | ZIM 146/3 | Batting: Brian Chari 69, Sean Williams 7: Sri Lanka have managed to scalp a wicket in the form of Craig Ervine. He falls for 64 and didn’t manage to make the most of his start. Zimbabwe’s primary target will be to avoid the follow-on, which is still far away. They need a partnership in the middle and one can expect Sean Williams to to step up and weather the storm. Suranga Lakmal finally scalps a wicket and looks in good rhythm.

  • 1:42 PM IST

    LIVE: ZIM vs SL 2nd Test | ZIM 128/2 | Batting: Brian Chari 61, Craig Ervine 61: Zimbabwe are fighting it back and have started Day 3, Brian Chari and Craig William have been batting well and are leading the fightback. Sri Lanka need wickets and should make the most of the morning session. This day is the most important one in this Test match as it could probably decide the fate of it.

14Good Afternoon, Goeie More, සුභ උදෑසනක්! Hello, and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Day 3 of the second and final Test between hosts Zimbabwe and visitors Sri Lanka, at the Harare Sports Club on Sunday. I Rohan Sawant will bring to you the live updates from this match. What a Day Two we have seen yesterday as both teams displayed some great batting technique as Asela Gunaratne first made his maiden Test century as he scored 116 helping Sri Lanka post a total of 504 in the first innings. Then it was all about Brain Chari and Craig Ervine who have put up 109 runs for the 3 rd wicket. Full Cricket Scorecard: Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test at Harare

The hosts stumbled initially as Tino Mawoyo and Hamilton Masakadza departed in a matter of two balls. But they the tow batsmen have handled the pressure very well and have stabilised their team excellently. Sri Lanka started off with the score of 290 for the loss of five wickets with Dhanajaya de Silva and Gunaratne at the crease with the aforementioned already at the score of 100. De Silva made his second Test hundred and would have definitely hoped to make it big. But the hosts came in strong on Day Two as thanks to pressure relieving knocks from Brian Chari and Craig Ervine who are unbeaten on 60 at the end of Day Two.

An unbroken century stand between Brian Chari and Craig Ervine gave Zimbabwe a solid start after Asela Gunaratne’s maiden Test hundred had carried Sri Lanka to 504 on the second day of the second Test at Harare Sports Club on Monday. Playing just his second Test, Gunaratne scored 116 to marshal the tail to good effect and frustrate the Zimbabwean bowlers, before his dismissal brought the end of the Sri Lankan innings on the stroke of tea. When Rangana Herath opened the bowling and grabbed the wickets of Tino Mawoyo and Hamilton Masakadza to reduce Zimbabwe to 17 for two, the hosts looked to be embarking on one of their trademark batting collapses. But Chari and Ervine added 109 for the third wicket without being parted, taking Zimbabwe to stumps on 126 for two with both batsmen closing the day on 60 not out.

After lunch, the 30-year-old increased his rate of scoring further in a 75-run stand for the eighth wicket with captain Rangana Herath, who made 27.  Seamer Donald Tiripano had Herath caught behind and then bowled Suranga Lakmal, but No. 11 Lahiru Kumara held on long enough for Gunaratne to reach three figures and carry the score past 500. It was the fifth straight Test match in which Zimbabwe, who trail 1-0 in the two-match series, had conceded 500 runs in an innings. Under pressure after two failures in the first Test, Chari not only puts up stern resistance but also took the attack to Sri Lanka.

The right-hander became the first Zimbabwean Test player to hit his first ball for six as he lofted Herath over long-on – then repeated the stroke to go to his maiden Test fifty.  While Chari had two lbw decisions overturned on review, Ervine was generally untroubled as he stroked eight boundaries and the partnership rattled along at 3.7 runs per over.