Zimbabwe cricket team created history, defeated Sri Lanka for the first time in T20
SL vs ZIM 2nd T20: Zimbabwe has created history by defeating Sri Lanka for the first time in men's T20 international cricket. Zimbabwe won this match played in Colombo by 4 wickets. With the win in this second T20 of the series, we have levelled the score at 1-1.
Zimbabwe has created history by defeating Sri Lanka for the first time in men's T20 international cricket. Zimbabwe won the second match of the T20 series played in Colombo by 4 wickets and levelled it at 1-1. Thanks to Craig Erwin's brilliant half-century of 70 runs and Luke Jongwe's unbeaten 25 runs, Zimbabwe has defeated Sri Lanka for the first time in its own home. Batting first, Sri Lanka scored 173 runs at the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs. In response, Zimbabwe won by scoring 178 runs losing 6 wickets with one ball remaining.
Zimbabwe got a good start while chasing Sri Lanka's target of 174 runs. However, in the fourth over itself, opener Tinashe Kamunhukanwe was out after scoring 12 runs. After this, Craig Erwin played a match-winning inning of 70 runs in 54 balls with the help of six fours and two sixes. For Zimbabwe, Brian Bennett scored 25 runs, Ryan Burl scored 13 runs and captain Sikandar Raza scored 8 runs. At the same time, Luke Jongwe returned unbeaten after scoring 25 runs and Clive Madande scored 15 runs, leading the team to victory.
Zimbabwe won the toss and invited Sri Lanka to bat first. The Sri Lankan team, who came to bat first, had a very bad start. His two wickets fell at the score of just one run. Pathum Nissanka scored 1 run and then Kusal Perera returned to the pavilion for zero. Then Kusal Mendis also got out after scoring 4 and Sadira Samarawickrama could score only 16 runs. In this way, Sri Lanka lost four wickets for 27 runs in 5 overs.
After this, Charith Asalanka and Angelo Mathews took over the innings and scored runs rapidly. Charith Asalanka played a brilliant inning of 69 runs in 39 balls with the help of 5 fours and 3 sixes. At the same time, Angelo Mathews played an unbeaten inning of 66 runs in 51 balls with the help of 6 fours and 2 sixes. Sri Lanka scored 173 runs for 6 wickets in 20 overs.