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Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka 1st Test 2020 Article

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Read the articles of Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka 1st Test 2020 - Sri Lanka tour of Zimbabwe 2-match Test series of the 1st Test match played between Pakistan and Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Harare in 19th January to 23rd January 2020.

Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka 1st Test 2020 Highlights
Angelo Mathews celebrates his hundred © AFP

Lasith Embuldeniya's five-for and Angelo Mathews' maiden double-century sets up to Sri Lanka comfortable ten-wicket victory over Zimbabwe and take a 1-0 lead in a one-sided game of the first Test match.

* Angelo Mathews' unbeaten 200 was his highest score for Sri Lanka in Test matches and the fifth highest-score by an Sri Lankan batsman against Zimbabwe in Tests.

* Angelo Mathews became the third Sri Lankan batsman to score a double-century against Zimbabwe in Test matches after Marvan Atapattu and Kumar Sangakkara.

* Lasith Embuldeniya's 5 for 114 was his second best bowling figures for Sri Lanka in Test matches.

* Lasith Embuldeniya became the seventh Sri Lankan bowler to claimed a five-wicket haul against Zimbabwe in Test matches.

* 136 : Angelo Mathews and Niroshan Dickwella set up the third highest sixth-wicket for Sri Lanka against Zimbabwe in Test matches.

* Sri Lanka's 515 was their fifth highest score against Zimbabwe in Test matches.

ZIMBABWE 1st Innings scored 358 for all-out (148 overs) with top scorer by Craig Ervine 85 (187) and Kevin Kasuza 63 (214)

1st Innings Sri Lanka best bowler by Lasith Embuldeniya 5/114 (42) and Suranga Lakmal 3/53 (27)

SRI LANKA 1st Innings scored 515/9 (176.2 overs) with top scorer by Angelo Mathews* 200 (468) - which was his 1st Test double-hundred and Kusal Mendis 80 (163)

1st Innings Zimbabwe best bowler by Victor Nyauchi
3/69 (32) and Sikandar Raza 3/62 (16)

ZIMBABWE 2nd Innings scored 170 for all-out (92 overs) with top scorer by Sean Williams 39 (79) and Brendan Taylor 38 (58)

2nd Innings Sri Lanka best bowler by Suranga Lakmal 4/27(20) and Lahiru Kumara 3/32 (21)

SRI LANKA chased 14/0 (3 overs) with top scorer by Dimuth Karunaratne* 10 (13) and Oshada Fernando* 4 (5)

Angelo Mathews named Player of the match for his brilliant batting performance to scored a career-best unbeaten 200-runs knocked off facing 468-balls including 16-fours and 3-sixes.