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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
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Zimbabwe recorded their first ever series win over Sri Lanka and third against a full member. (AFP)

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.

READ | Zimbabwe beat Sri Lanka by three wickets, secure first-ever ODI series win

Naturally, Twitter went into overdrive with amazement over the historic result for Zimbabwe. Below are some of the best reactions.

First Published: Jul 10, 2017 19:38 IST