Harare: Suranga Lakmal took four for 27 to set up Sri Lanka’s 10-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the first Test in Harare on Thursday.
Resuming on 30 without loss and needing 157 to make Sri Lanka bat again, Zimbabwe recovered from the loss of three early wickets to Lakmal to reach lunch at 120 for three.
The tall pace bowler struck again immediately after, removing Brendan Taylor for 38, and Zimbabwe slumped to 170 all out, losing their last seven wickets for 50.
Sri Lanka needed just 14 to win and openers Oshada Fernando and Dimuth Karunaratne knocked off the runs in three overs.
Angelo Mathews was named man of the match for his 200 not out in Sri Lanka’s first innings of 515 for nine declared.
The second Test starts in Harare on Monday. Agencies