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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,Sean Williams,Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe
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.

First Published: Jun 30, 2017 19:19 IST