Sri Lanka in commanding position in the second Test    AFP
Sri Lanka in commanding position in the second Test AFP

Sri Lanka are once again in charge of the series as they take on Zimbabwe on Day Two of the second Test at Harare Sports Club in Harare on Monday. The live cricket streaming is available online on tensports.com and OZEE, while the live telecast of the match is available on Ten 1 HD and Ten 1. Dhananjaya de Silva was the star for Sri Lanka as he added up century to lead his side to 290 for 5 at Stumps on Day 1. When Sri Lanka were struggling at 112 for 3, de Silva came and turned the fortunes for Sri Lanka and showed better performance than Sri Lanka’s top-order with his second Test century in his fifth match so far. Live Cricket Scorecard: Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test at Harare

The right-hander added a crucial 143 for the fifth wicket with Upul Tharanga before finishing unbeaten on 100. Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bowl first on a pitch boasting a tinge of green, but had a chaotic first hour with the ball. Fast bowler Carl Mumba limped off the field after the first over, and seamers Chris Mpofu and Donald Tiripano were wayward in their opening spells as Sri Lanka progressed to 62 without loss. The breakthrough came from an unlikely source, as part-timer Hamilton Masakadza made an early entry to the attack and Dimuth Karunaratne guided an innocuous delivery straight to gully to depart for 26. LIVE CRICKET UPDATES: Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test at Harare

Masakadza then struck in his next over when Kusal Perera s decision to attack the seamer from the start of his innings backfired horribly, as he holed out to long-on. Mumba was able to return to the field soon after, but it was fellow fast bowler Mpofu who struck before lunch when he trapped Kaushal Silva lbw for 37. Although Silva asked for a review, he took too long to do so and so his request was denied. Hawk-Eye showed that the delivery from Mpofu would have missed leg stump. Sri Lanka went to lunch on 105 for three, and were in trouble soon after the interval when Kusal Mendis edged Donald Tiripano behind to depart for 26.

Tharanga fell for 79 in the final session, as he became the first player to be given out on review in Zimbabwe, with the third umpire determining that he had edged a delivery from legspinner Graeme Cremer. But De Silva reached three figures shortly before the close of play, and was accompanied to stumps by Asela Gunaratne, who was unbeaten on 13.