Flying high after the upset win over India, Zimbabwe will look to spring another surprise when they take on Sri Lanka in the third ODI of the cricket tri-series on Tuesday.
Both sides have played a match each — against India — and have contrasting results to show going into Tuesday’s game.
While Zimbabwe stunned India with a six-wicket triumph, the Lankans suffered a seven-wicket loss on Sunday.
The contrast is evident in the batting line-ups of both the sides. While Sri Lanka’s batting, barring skipper Tillakaratne Dilshan and Angelo Mathews, was lackluster against India, the Zimbabweans chased down a rather stiff 285 with consummate ease. Without regular stars like Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara and Sanath Jayasuriya, Sri Lanka’s bating looked brittle against India and three run-outs didn’t help their cause either.
Record number of ODIs for india
India surpassed Australia in playing the most number of One-day Internationals when they crushed Sri Lanka in the tri-nation cricket series here in their 742nd match.
The record-breaking match turned out to be a memorable one as India overhauled the target of 243 with 6.3 overs to spare at the Queens Sports Club.