Zimbabwe aim for another upset
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.Updated: May 31, 2010 23:36 IST
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.
First Published: May 31, 2010 23:34 IST