Driven by Wanindu Hasaranga’s 4 for 15, Sri Lanka got a familiar 9-wicket prevail upon Zimbabwe in the third T20I at the R Premadasa Arena in Colombo to seal the three-match series 2-1.
Put in to bat, Zimbabwe lost last match’s top-scorer, Craig Ervine for a first-ball duck to Angelo Mathews. Regardless, Brian Bennett went on the assault right all along, particularly against Dilshan Madhushanka, stroking four successive limits off the left-arm pacer’s first finish. In any case, his concise stay was finished in the following over by Mathews when he miscued a hurled shot to mid-on.
Tinashe Kamunhukamwe’s battled stay was likewise finished up by Maheesh Theekshana in the powerplay, lessening the guests to 52 for 3 by the 6th over. Sean Williams endeavored to consistent the innings and he even got a respite when Hasaranga put down an extreme bring-get-back. In any case, the spinner had his action and excused the hitter soon enough, opening the conduits for a center request breakdown as they lost their last six wickets for just 11 runs in a space of 23 balls, with Hasaranga sacking four of those scalps, packaging out Zimbabwe for just 82 runs.
With a little objective to pursue, Sri Lanka had little trouble continuing ahead. Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis put on a 64-run stand in just 46 balls for the initial wicket to everything except end the pursuit. Nissanka took on the short ball challenge by Richard Ngrava and Gift Muzarabani and broke three limits of those. Mendis was familiar as expected however top-edged a six off Ngrava to raise the group’s fifty.
He was before long tidied up on 33 via Sean Williams’ turner that beat his bat and thumped the stumps. Be that as it may, Nissanka and Dhanajaya de Silva guaranteed there could have been no further hiccups en route, with the previous slog sweeping Sikandar Raza for a six to assist his side over the line with 55 balls in excess.