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Sri Lanka are 334- runs ahead of Zimbabwe AFP

Hosts Zimbabwe take on Sri Lanka on Day 4 of the first of the two-Test series at the Harare Sports Club on Tuesday. Sri Lanka are firmly placed with a 334 run lead over the hosts. Catch the live cricket streaming of the match on tensports.com, and OZEE mobile app. The live telecast of the will be available on Ten 2 and Ten 1 HD. Herath claimed a fifer and helped his side dismantle Zimbabwe for a mere total of 242. With this, he also became the third bowler to have a fifer to his name against all Test playing nations. Full Cricket Scorecard: Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test at Harare

Day Three started with lot of optimism for the hosts as they were expected to carry on with the same momentum. Brian Chari and Craig Ervine went on to put a 109 runs stand for the third wicket. Ervine was removed Suranga Lakmal which kind off initiated the fall of the Zimbabwean innings. Sean Williams did play a handful knock of 58 after Ervine s wicket. But this knock wasn t enough for the hosts as Chari too departed quickly at the individual score of 80. Peter Moor tried to save the innings but all in vain as he too was dismissed at the score of 33.

This meant that the visitors had a chance to enforce follow-on on the hosts but Sri Lanka decided to carry on with batting in the second innings. As their openers came out to bat, they had a lead of 232 and it was very well expected that they would bat on and extend the lead till 500 + total and then try bowling the hosts out just as they did in the first innings.

But the hosts came in strong against the sturdy looking Sri Lankan batting with the ball. They dismissed top four batsmen from the Sri Lankan batting order except for opener Dimuth Karunaratne who is unbeaten on 54. Sri Lanka may have lost 4 wickets at the score of 102, but they still have a total lead of 334 runs in their hand which makes them the dominant team in this contest.