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Ervine blitz helps Zimbabwe draw level with Sri Lanka in ODI series

Zimbabwe’s cricketer Craig Ervine celebrates after victory.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Batsman Craig Ervine hit a quickfire 69 to help Zimbabwe pull off a four-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the rain-shortened fourth one-day international and level the five-match series at 2-2 in Hambantota on Saturday (8). Chasing a Duckworth-Lewis revised target of 219 in 31 overs, Zimbabwe rode on Ervine’s 55-ball unbeaten knock to win with 10 balls to spare at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium. Earlier, openers Niroshan Dickwella (116) and Danushka Gunathilaka (87) put together 209 runs in Sri Lanka’s 300-6 — becoming the first pair in ODI history to score back-to-back double century partnerships. The left-handed batting duo had put on a 229-run…

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