• Monday, September 26, 2022

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Sri Lanka pull off record chase to beat Zimbabwe

Niroshan Dickwella and Asela Gunaratne lead Sri Lanka to victory.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Niroshan Dickwella and Asela Gunaratne guided Sri Lanka to a record 388 target to beat Zimbabwe by four wickets Tuesday (18) in a pulsating end to their one-off Test. A crucial 121-run sixth-wicket stand between Gunaratne (80 not out) and Dickwella (81) secured Sri Lanka’s best-ever run chase. Sri Lanka’s previous best was against South Africa in 2006, when they achieved a 352-run target. Tuesday’s chase was also the highest in Asia and fifth best in Tests. Man-of-the-match Guarantee anchored the chase to perfection after Dickwella’s departure, putting on an unbeaten 67-run partnership with Dilruwan Perera (29 not out) to take…

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