Watch SL v Zim 2nd test day 1 full highlights today from Harare Sports Club (Zimbabwe), Sunday 6th November 2016. FDM Karunaratne from Sri Lanka was the most runs scorer in their last game with 166 runs, AG Cremer took the second number with 145 runs and MDKJ Perera got the third position with 127 runs.
HMRKB Herath took six wickets and he was the most wicket-taker, MDK Perera took five and RAS Lakmal took also five wickets. Sri Lanka scored a total of 784 runs and won by 225 runs at the same ground. In their first test pitch was full of scores and both teams batsmen took maximum advantage from it. Now if the pitch behavior will not change enough the result will be the same.
Toss: Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to field.
Sri Lanka team
FDM Karunaratne, JK Silva, MDKJ Perera†, BKG Mendis, WU Tharanga, DM de Silva, DAS Gunaratne, MDK Perera, HMRKB Herath*, RAS Lakmal, CBRLS Kumara.
TMK Mawoyo, BB Chari, H Masakadza, CR Ervine, SC Williams, MN Waller, PJ Moor†, AG Cremer*, DT Tiripano, CT Mumba, CB Mpofu.
Match Timings: 10:00 local time (08:00 GMT)
A similar pitch to the one last week is expected, which points to another workout for the bowlers. There is solace, though, in the fact that conditions are expected to be a lot cooler following intermittent spells of summer rain since the conclusion of the first Test. There could be brief rain interruptions from time-to-time in this Test.
Sri Lanka picked up 20 wickets but was stretched a fair bit. With the top order among the runs in both innings, there could be a temptation to bring in left-arm wrist spinner Lakshan Sandakan to boost their bowling stocks. That could mean Asela Gunaratne, who made 53 and 16 not out, may have to make way.
Streak and Tatenda Taibu, the selection convenor, have spoken of the need for continuity, which means Zimbabwe is likely to field the same XI despite their top order batsmen failing to convert starts. That could mean Musakanda, who made 87 against Pakistan A to earn his selection in the Test squad, may have to wait longer for his first Test cap.
Test no. 2231 | 2016/17 season
Played at Harare Sports Club
6,7,8,9,10 November 2016 (5-day match)
Umpires – SD Fry and RJ Tucker
TV umpire – L Rusere
Match referee – BC Broad
Reserve umpire – RB Tiffin
Sri Lanka 290/5 90.0 overs
Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to field