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Solomon Mire’s century helps Zimbabwe thump Sri Lanka in record chase

Solomon Mire and Sean Williams’ 161-run partnership guided Zimbabwe to a historic six-wicket win over Sri Lanka in first ODI of the five-match series in Galle.

cricket Updated: Jun 30, 2017 19:19 IST
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Solomon Mire’s century helped Zimbabwe thrash Sri Lanka by six wickets in the first ODI in Galle.
Solomon Mire’s century helped Zimbabwe thrash Sri Lanka by six wickets in the first ODI in Galle. (Reuters )

Solomon Mire smashed 112 off 96 balls as Zimbabwe scored a historic six wicket win over Sri Lanka in their opening one-day international in Galle on Friday.

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Zimbabwe hit 322-4 as they passed Sri Lanka’s 316 with more than two overs to spare. It was the first time a visiting team has scored more than a 300 run target to get a victory in Sri Lanka.

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Sikandar Raza hit 67 and Sean Williams 65 as Zimbabwe stunned the home side in the first one-day international to be held in Galle for 17 years.

It was the first match of a Zimbabwe tour that will see five one day internationals and a Test played.