Dimuth Karunaratne scored s fifty in the first innings    AFP
Dimuth Karunaratne scored s fifty in the first innings AFP

Sri Lanka resume Day Four of the first Test against Zimbabwe at 5 for no loss, leading the hosts by 169 runs with 10 wickets in hand. The openers are still out there for Sri Lanka and the team will look to extend their lead beyond 400, which will give them a real chance of winning this game. Catch the live cricket streaming of the match on tensports.com, while the live telecast of the match is available on Ten 2. Zimbabwe skipper Graeme Cremer played beautifully as his unbeaten hundred saw Zimbabwe avoid the follow-on and have a chance to save the match, provided they bowl and field well from here. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test at Harare

Peter Moor too scored a career best 79 and his 132-run stand with Cremer for the seventh wicket got Zimbabwe close to avoiding the follow-on. Donald Tiripano and Cremer too added 92 for the ninth wicket, which took them past the follow-on score. Zimbabwe were eventually bowled out for 373. Suranga Lakmal and skipper Rangana Herath were the pick of the bowlers for Sri Lanka with three wickets apiece. However, Cremer carried his bat throughout the innings and his maiden Test century could turn out to a turning point not just in this match, but also for Zimbabwe cricket. Zimbabwe will look to restrict Sri Lanka for as less as possible and look to bowl them out at the earliest. Sri Lanka in their first innings had scored 537. Upul Tharanga and Kusal Perera hit centuries, while Kaushal Silva, Dimuth Karunaratne and Asela Gunaratne hit fifties to take Sri Lanka to a mammoth score.

Once again, it was Cremer, who did the bulk of the damage with his leg-spinners, finishing with figures of 4 for 142.