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
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.
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.
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