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Sikandar Raza 97 puts Zimbabwe on top in Sri Lanka Test

Zimbabwe batsman Sikandar Raza puts team in poll position.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Sikandar Raza hit a gritty 97 not out to help Zimbabwe recover from a top-order collapse and stretch their second innings lead over Sri Lanka to 262 in the one-off Test on Sunday (16). The visitors were 252 for six at stumps on day three, with Raza and Malcolm Waller (57) putting on an unbeaten 107-run stand for the seventh-wicket at Colombo’s R Premadasa Stadium. Raza lifted Zimbabwe from a precarious 23-4, followed by 59-5, after Sri Lankan left-arm spinner Rangana Herath rattled the visitors’ batting with four early wickets. Herath, who got three wickets before the lunch break, bowled Sean Williams for 22 in…

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