Zimbabwe levels series with thrilling victory over Sri Lanka 



Zimbabwe bounced back in style, leveling the T20 series 1-1 with a gripping 4-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the 2nd T20 International held today (16) at RPS in Colombo. 

The teams now stand at one win each in the three-match series, with the eagerly awaited decider scheduled for 18th January.

Opting to bowl first after winning the toss, Zimbabwe executed a strategic game plan to restrict Sri Lanka to a total of 176 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in the initial 20 overs. 

Charith Asalanka was the standout performer for Sri Lanka, 69 runs off 39 balls, while Angelo Mathews contributed a solid 66 runs off 51 balls.

In a nail-biting second half, Zimbabwe successfully chased down the target, reaching 178 runs for the loss of 9 wickets. 

Craig Erwine played a pivotal role in the victory, scoring an impressive 70 runs off 54 balls, with Luke Jongwe adding 25 runs off 12 balls.

Sri Lanka’s Maheesh Theekshana and Dushmantha Chameera showcased their bowling prowess, with Theekshana taking 2 wickets in 25 balls and Chameera supporting him with another 2 wickets in 30 balls.

The thrilling encounter sets the stage for a high-stakes finale as both teams eye victory in the third and final T20 match scheduled for 18th January. 

Cricket enthusiasts can expect a fierce battle as Zimbabwe concludes its Tour of Sri Lanka with what promises to be an unforgettable clash between these two competitive sides.


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