Zimbabwe will play Sri Lanka in the final ODI of the ongoing Tri-Series 2016 cricket tournament. It will be played at the Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo today, Saturday. Zimbabwean team made into the finals after defeating West Indies here on Friday.
Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka: Live Streaming
The match is scheduled to start at 7:30 am GMT (1:00 pm IST). In the UK, there will be no live telecast. However, the viewers and cricket fans can watch it online at Ten Network, YouTube, and below.
Initially, the hosts were misfiring, and it looked like that they won’t be able to catch up other teams. However, they bounced back as Sikandar Raza and Tendai Chisoro who was announced as the man of the match. He played brilliantly with both ball and bat and made a target of 219.
Zimbabweans bowlers were good at the end as they restricted West Indies team at a total of 124 runs for 5 wickets. After that, rainfall started. Thus, the hosts won because of Duckworth-Lewis method, and they reached the finals.
SriLanka too defeated West Indies by a run. It was quite a nail-biting match. SriLanka made a big score of 330 and asked the Caribbean to chase down 331. At first, the West Indies side was losing, but Evin Lewis scored 148 runs and made his team bounce back into the match. It became a sort of nail-biting one.Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka live cricket streaming
Theoretically, SriLanka looks better than Zimbabwe. But going practically as how Zimbabwean cricket team has played, it seems they too have an equal number of chances of winning. They will be hoping that Chisoro, their new hope, should play an amazing innings.
The hosts have used the home grounds efficiently and should win against SriLanka. The home team just needs to be more consistent with their batting. If they play good, then they can avoid early loss of wickets. On the other hand, their bowling has been better than their batting. This victory will definitely boost their confidence and that’s what they need at this time.
U Tharanga, the Srilankan skipper would be hoping to count on his personal record. This is his first as a captain. He will also be hoping the youngsters of his team to play their best and win the series.
Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka: Prediction
SriLanka to win.
Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka: Team news
Possible XI: Brian Chari, Chamu Chibhabha, Hamilton Masakadza, Craig Ervine, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams, Peter Moor (wk), Graeme Cremer (c), Donald Tiripano, Tendai Chisoro, Chris Mpofu.
Possible XI: Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga (c), Shehan Jayasuriya, Asela Gunaratne, Sachith Pathirana, Nuwan Kulasekara, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal.