Sri Lankan cricket captain Angelo Mathews speaks during a media briefing ahead of their cricket match series against Zimbabwe in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Zimbabwe will play five one-day international matches and a test match during their Sri Lanka tour. (AP)
GALLE, Sri Lanka, July 2: Spinner Lakshan Sandakan took four wickets and his partner Hasaranga de Silva took a hat-trick on debut as Sri Lanka thrashed Zimbabwe by seven wickets in the second one-day international to level the five-match series 1-1 on Sunday.
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews asked Zimbabwe to bat first and they were bowled out for a mediocre 155 runs. Sandakan played a major part in dismantling Zimbabwe's batting order and finished with four for 52. De Silva polished off the tail by removing the last three wickets in successive deliveries.
In reply Sri Lanka lost two wickets for 10 runs and the third at 77. But Upul Tharanga with an unbeaten 75 sealed the match for the hosts.