18 December 2017
   
SA: ANC votes for new President Monday
Grace secured $10mln for G40 power grab
Court: Mengistu aide jailed for war crimes
Graft: Perm Sec spends weekend in jail
Mugabe priest: Grace will get justice
Riot police called as Zanu PF brawls
Rural Zimbabweans unaware Mugabe gone
Man calls Mnangagwa a murderer, arrested
MORE NEWS
A faint hope for Zimbabwe
Cashless solution for cash crisis
MORE BUSINESS
Rape: Prosecutors won't charge Nelly
Divisive South African film eyes Oscars
MORE SHOWBIZ
Mapeza eyes Ghana and Zambia players
Zimbabwe embrace underdog status
MORE SPORTS
Opposition lacks effective leadership
Change must follow Mugabe’s fall
MORE OPINION
 
‘Pasi!’: The slogan that must now die
Zimbabwe: Chance for a new beginning
MORE COLUMNISTS
 
 
Sri Lanka hit 500 past Zim in 2nd Test
07/11/2016 00:00:00
by AFP
 
 
RELATED STORIES
Underdogs Zim chase tri-series win
Bravo sent home from Zimbabwe tri-series
Mumba among new faces in Zim squad
Chari, Ervine help Zimbabwe strike back
Zim show Test mettle in landmark game
Cremer heroics keep Zim hopes alive

ASELA GUNARATNE scored his maiden Test hundred as Sri Lanka posted a mammoth 504 to put Zimbabwe on the back foot on the second day of the second Test at Harare Sports Club on Monday.

Playing just his second Test, Gunaratne scored 116 to marshal the tail to good effect and frustrate the Zimbabwean bowlers, before his dismissal brought the end of the Sri Lankan innings on the stroke of tea.

The tourists began the day on 290 for five, with Gunaratne on 13, and despite losing centurion Dhananjaya de Silva they were able to make rapid progress during the morning session.

De Silva was caught and bowled by leg-spinner Graeme Cremer for 127, but Gunaratne added 54 for the seventh wicket with Dilruwan Perera at a swift rate.

Perera was then trapped lbw by Cremer for 34, but Gunaratne went to lunch on 64 having helped Sri Lanka add 124 runs in the session.

After lunch the 30-year-old increased his rate of scoring further in a 75-run stand for the eighth wicket with captain Rangana Herath, who made 27.

Seamer Donald Tiripano had Herath caught behind and then bowled Suranga Lakmal, but No. 11 Lahiru Kumara held on long enough for Gunaratne to reach three figures and carry the score past 500.

It was the fifth straight Test match in which Zimbabwe, who trail 1-0 in the two-match series, had conceded 500 runs in an innings.



Advertisement


 
Email this to a friend Printable Version Discuss This Story
Share this article:

Digg it

Del.icio.us

Reddit

Newsvine

Nowpublic

Stumbleupon

Face Book

Myspace

Fark

 
 
 
comments powered by Disqus
 
RSS NewsTicker