Zimbabwe were virtually knocked out of the match by some exemplary Sri Lanka bowling and a lack of strategy in a rain curtailed match in Bulawayo where Sri Lanka now chase a modest 119 in the third match of the Zimbabwe ODI Tri series.
Zimbabwe seem to be ill prepared for a scenario where they did not know how to go about playing a fifty over game reduced to twenty-six overs. Perhaps trying to over attack without understanding the game of playing on the merit of the ball, Zimbabwe seemed to caved in in a plot less tale.
Zimbabwe began losing wickets very early, with the hero of the last match, Craig Ervine, sent back for seven to leave the hosts at three down for sixty-four at the Queen’s Sports Club without only Hamilton Masakadza the one man who decided to stand his ground. Thereafter they lost five wickets adding just eleven more to their total and with Masakazda dismissed by Dilhara Fernando for sixty-one, Zimbbabwe were sealed with seven balls still remaining in their innings. The Sri Lankan spinners, Ajantha Mendis, Suraj Randiv and Jeevan Mendis, thoroughly enjoyed the outing.