By Albert Chekayi
ZIMBABWE’s Chevrons’ batting order are off to a horror start in the 3rd and final ODI match against Sri Lanka underway at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.
Zimbabwe have lost Regis Chakabva for 1, while Craig Ervine departed for a duck leaving the Chevrons 3 for the loss of 2 wickets.
Soon Sean Williams also fell for 6 and Zimbabwe are currently on 20 for the loss of three wickets after 8 overs. Only Takudzwanashe Kaitano has shown some resilience and is on 13.
In their Innings Sri Lanka reached 254 for the loss of 9 wickets in their allotted 50 overs.
Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat with their openers Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis giving them a solid start with an opening partnership of 80 before Wellington Masakadza dismissed Mendis for 36.
Once Nissanka fell for 55 after being run out by Wesley Madhevere, the Chevrons continued to tear into the Sri Lankan batting line up with Richard Ngarava leading the charge with two wickets.
Ryan Burl, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani and Sean Williams also chipped in with a wicket each. Zimbabwe need to score 255 to win the match and the series.
The series is deadlocked at one-all.