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    Comprehensive win to be frank and the opposition never stood a chance today against Sri Lanka

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    This is it. Sorry for such a late upload as was busy writing down the records the Sri Lanka skipper Rangana Herath has broken today. Please do read the record here

  • 1:59 PM IST

    Ervine goes. What a stunning catch from de Silva. Ervine tries to reverse sweep but gets a bit of an edge which flew to Dhanajaya de Silva at slip. He was actually moving the opposite weay because of the reverse sweep but changed his direction at the last moment and dived to his right. Ervine reviewed the decision but there was some glove in the short and inclusive evidence has made a stay on the on-field umpires call and Herath gets his 6th wicket of the match and his career’s 349th.

  • 1:39 PM IST

    LIVE – Zimbabwe 186/7, Target 491; BATTING: Craig Ervine 67, Donald Tiripano 0 : Three wickets is what the Sri Lankan wants to win the match and the series. Tiripano is yet to open his account while Ervine has started off from his overnight and has hits couple of boundaries to begin the run scoring for Zimbabwe. The question is, for how much time will the hosts resist the strong Sri Lankan bowling attack. Herath, on the other hand, would be looking tp get at least 2 wickets from the remaining 3 because 2 more wickets and Herath gets total 350 wickets in Test cricket

08Good Afternoon, Goeie More, සුභ උදෑසනක්! Hello, and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Day 5 of the second and final Test between hosts Zimbabwe and visitors Sri Lanka, at the Harare Sports Club on Sunday. We at CricketCountry will bring to you the live updates from this match. Day Four has given us the clear idea that the visitors would be clean sweeping Zimbabwe as they have just three wickets left. Ranaga Herath yet once again rammed through the Zimbabweans in the second innings by scalping five wickets giving just 45 runs. Full Cricket Scorecard: Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test at Harare

The day started with Sri Lanka resuming at the score of 102 for the loss of four wickets and eventually declared their innings at the score of 258 for loss of nine wickets. Sri Lankan opener Dimuth Karunaratne was the top scorer for his side and he fell for 88 runs while the second-best score came from Kusal Perera who scored quick 62 from just 69 balls. Graeme Cremer the Zimbabwean captain was the best bowler for his team as he finished with figures of 4 for 91. This meant that Zimbabwe had the tough and quite impossible task of chasing down the target of 491 runs to win this match.

The hosts in a bid to save this match again started in a disastrous manner as they lost Brian Chari who was the top scorer for them in the first innings cheaply for just 8 runs. Rangana Herath rammed through the hosts top batting order by removing Chari along with Tino Mawoyo and Hamilton Masakadza in quick successions pulling down the hosts to just 39 runs for the loss of three wickets.

But then a healthy partnership was constructed between Craig Ervine and Sean Williams of 74 runs for the fourth wicket which prolonged the visitor’s hopes of winning the match on Day Four itself. But again the inconsistency part haunted the hosts and Williams was first removed in the beginning of the last session which was quickly followed by the wicket of Malcolm Waller.

Ervine is still batting at an unbeaten score of 65 from 107 deliveries which consists of eight 4s and one six. It seemed like Ervine would end the day with Peter Moor alongside as the only 10 overs of the day were left. But Herath struck yet once again and removed Moor for the score of 20 runs and then Cremer for just 5 runs. Donald Tiripano is at the crease with Ervine and it only seems like a formality for the visitors to get the three wickets early on Day Five as Zimbabwe still need 311 runs to win this match with just 3 wickets in hand as they have reached a  score of 180 for the loss of 7 wickets.