Zimbabwe’s Craig Ervine joins the club today, aided in no small part by our old friend Suranga Lakmal. Ervine was out second ball as Zimbabwe limped to 154 all out (Moor 47 / Gunaratne 3-21) against Sri Lanka in Harare. Sri Lanka then knocked off the runs for the loss of only two wickets in just 24.3 overs with Dhananjaya de Silva hitting a career best 78 not out.
The next match in the series sees Sri Lanka take on a Darren Bravoless West Indies on November 16th.
Sri Lanka wrapped up a comprehensive 2-0 Test series victory over hosts Zimbabwe in Harare earlier today. Just weeks after West Indies’ spinner Devendra Bishoo took eight wickets in a Test innings Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath got in on the act too. Herath recorded second innings figures of 8-63 to finish the match with analysis of 13-152 and 19-287 at 15.10 in the series. There were however some pluses to come out of the series for the hosts, namely the maiden Test century scored by skipper Graeme Cremer who also toiled hard for eleven wickets at 39.63. Another positive for Zimbabwe was the contribution of newcomer Carl Mumba who claimed eight victims in the series at 37.25 whilst opening batsman Brian Chari (80) and wicketkeeper Peter Moor (79) both produced career best performances with the bat.
Next for the teams is a ODI Tri-Series (No really, a good old Tri-Series) with West Indies the other team involved. Test batsmen Shane Dowrich and Shai Hope, as yet uncapped in ODI cricket are amongst those selected for West Indies.