Useful contributions from the middle order batsman lifted Sri Lanka to an impressive score of 316 for the loss of 5 wickets in the 1st One Day International against Zimbabwe at the Galle International Stadium earlier today.
Danushka Gunatilake, Kusal Mendis and Upul Tharanga made half-centuries for Sri Lanka. Mendis, after an excellent knock, fell 14 runs short of a century.
Tendai Chatara emerged as the pick of the bowlers for Zimbabwe.
Skipper Angelo Mathews played captains innings with 6 fours and a six down the order.
In response, the visitors are off to a steady start, losing none in two overs. Teenager Wanindu Hasaranga was not selected for today’s game.
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