Zimbabwe record historic series win over Sri Lanka, Twitter showers praise
Zimbabwe beat Sri Lanka by three wickets in the final one-day international to clinch a historic series win over the island nation, sending Twitter into a frenzy.cricket Updated: Jul 10, 2017 19:48 IST
Zimbabwe created history by beating Sri Lanka by three wickets in the fifth one-day international on Monday. The win was their first overseas triumph in eight years.
It was also the first ever such win for Zimbabwe over the island nation.
Off-spinner Sikandar Raza took three wickets in Hambantota to restrict the hosts to 203-8 after Zimbabwe had won the toss and chose to field first.
He also played a key part in the chase with a vital 27* as the visitors won the final game with 71 balls to spare.
Naturally, Twitter went into overdrive with amazement over the historic result for Zimbabwe. Below are some of the best reactions.
Huge round of applause in order for Zimbabwe's cricketers. Beating Sri Lanka away is a fantastic result for them.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 10, 2017
Well done Zimbabwe for winning see-saw ODI series. Big achievement. Beating Sri Lanka in their own backyard has been tough for all teams— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) July 10, 2017
Zimbabwe came to this series without a single international win in Sri Lanka now they beat Sri Lanka 3-2 to win the ODI series...— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) July 10, 2017
Never easy to beat Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka but the number 11 ranked Zimbabwe have done it. Gobsmacking performance. #SLvZim— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) July 10, 2017
Makhaya Ntini stoked over the Series Win in Sri Lanka. This is the first series win for Zimbabwe 🇿🇼 in SL, in 8 years pic.twitter.com/YQYY6g3pfE— GritSportsLiveUpdate (@sabeloPB) July 10, 2017
Congratulations @ZimCricketv Very impressed with the cricket played. Tactics amd ever willing to learn and Adjusted fast.. Well done !!!— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) July 10, 2017