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  • 6:39 PM IST

    The sky was clear but the wet outfield has resulted in calling off the match

  • 6:38 PM IST

    Match called off due to wet outfield

  • 5:43 PM IST

  • 4:07 PM IST

    In the meantime don not forget to read the Match Report for India’s victory over England at Vizag

  • 4:01 PM IST

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  • 3:06 PM IST

    If this match is abandoned, Zimbabwe will have a chance to qualify for Finals. But they will have to defeat West Indies in the last league match by a huge margin which will up their Net Run Rate. Zimbabwe currently have their NRR as -1.4.20 which is not at all sufficient for them. Moreover, Sri Lanka will also have to lose against West Indies.

  • 3:02 PM IST

  • 3:01 PM IST

    The rain’s easing now, but there are huge puddles on the outfield. Bear in mind that the outfield has already taken a lot of rain overnight, so it will be quite a task for the groundstaff to ready it after this downpour.

  • 2:59 PM IST

  • 2:45 PM IST

    Scary scenes out in Bulawayo!

  • 2:32 PM IST

  • 2:31 PM IST

    There were lighting scenes happening so the players were asked to leave the field and the covers were brought on as the precautionary measure. But after some lighting, heavy rainfalls has started. Conditions don’t look good here. It’s absolutely pouring here.!

  • 2:00 PM IST

    Live: ZIM vs SL | ZIM 40/1 in 10 Overs | Batting: Brain Chari 11 (24)*, Craig Ervine 14 (22)*: No harm done following the loss of the opening wicket in the form of Chamu Chibhabha (8), as the current batsmen are batting slow and steady, and make sure that they do not lose further wickets, and also manage to stick on for a long innings, as well as post a challenging total on the board like the previous match.

  • 1:37 PM IST

  • 1:33 PM IST

    Live: ZIM vs SL | ZIM 20/1 in 5 Overs | Batting: Brain Chari 5 (14), Craig Ervine 0 (1): There were some doubts regarding the play as Bulawayo experienced some heavy rainfall for a matter of 20 odd minutes. But now the rains have cleared and the game has started. First five overs have been decent for Zimbabwe as off now. A lot depends on how these two openers play out the first few overs. A good start is very important! Out of the previous 22 matches, these two teams have played previously, Zimbabwe have won just 3 while Sri Lanka have won 18 and the rest had No Results. And just before I could push the update button, Chibhabha is walking towards the pavilion. Good length ball from Kulasekara which comes in after pitching, Chibhabha tries to play away from the body and is struck in front. Easy decision for the umpire as he raises his finger quickly. The ball would have gone to hit the middle and leg stump!

  • 12:58 PM IST
    Toss: Zimbabwe win the toss and opt to bat first against Sri Lanka.

This is the fourth encounter of the series © AFP
This is the fourth encounter of the series © AFP

Good Afternoon, Goeie Middag, සුභ සන්ධ්යාවක්! Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the fourth One-Day International (ODI) between Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka, of the tri-nation series 2016, at Bulawayo on Monday. We will be bringing to you all the live updates from this thrilling encounter. Sri Lanka have lost their previous encounter against West Indies and will be looking for change in fortunes in this game. Hosts Zimbabwe o the other hand will be eyeing for a win as well as their previus encounter ended in a draw against West Indies. Expect a thriller as both the teams need a win to stay up in the points table. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe Tri-nation series, 4th ODI at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo

This clash between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe holds a lot of impetus with respect to the series as a victory here for Tharanga lead side will see them climbing the top of the ladder and on the similar lines a victory here for Zimbabwe will see them climbing to the second spot in the rankings. But for the hosts to pull off same magic as they did against West Indies, they will have to be on their mark since the starting of the game, as miracles don’t happen every day.

It is very obvious that the hosts will be beaming with confidence but what will be very much important for them is that they imply their confidence in the right manner and make sure that they don’t lose the positive momentum that they have on their side. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, will be hoping to get back to winning ways after the defeat of 62 runs against West Indies which came completely against the run of play. On paper, Sri Lanka definitely looks the stronger side due to the players that have in their side, but with the game and the determination that the hosts had on display against the Caribbean side, they certainly have shown that they have what it takes to make such upsets in the international cricket.

Squads:

Sri Lanka: Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga (c), Shehan Jayasuriya, Asela Gunaratne, Sachith Pathirana, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Dasun Shanaka, Lahiru Kumara, Lakshan Sandakan, Jeffrey Vandersay

Zimbabwe: Brian Chari, Chamu Chibhabha, Craig Ervine, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams, Peter Moor (wk), Elton Chigumbura, Graeme Cremer (c), Donald Tiripano, Chris Mpofu, Tendai Chisoro, Carl Mumba, Tinashe Panyangara, Malcolm Waller, Hamilton Masakadza, Tarisai Musakanda