Zimbabwe find themselves in a good position in the Colombo Test against Sri Lanka. At the close of play on day three, Zimbabwe were 252-6, effectively 262 runs, despite being 23/4 at one stage. Sikandar Raza was the main architect of Zimbabwe’s revival as he scored unbeaten 97 and stitched a century-stand for the seventh wicket with Malcolm Waller. The duo had added unbeaten 107 runs when the play was called off.
The hosts resumed the day on 293/7 and then in the first session were bowled out 346 runs, thus handing Zimbabwe a small lead of 10 runs. Graeme Cremer, who picked a five-wicket haul, became the first Zimbabwean captain to achieve the feat. Also Catch- SL vs ZIM One-Off Test Full Scorecard
However, Sri Lanka fought their way back with Rangana Herath running through Zimbabwe’s top-order. The spinner picked three quick wickets to leave Zimbabwe at 17/3. Dilruwan Perera made it worse for the visitors as he struck to make it 23/4
Zimbabwe then lost half the side with just 59 on board and looked like will be in desolate position at the end of the day. But Raza and Peter Moor joined hands to help their side make a fine recovery.
Raza added 86-run stand with Peter Moor (40) and then shared a crucial unbroken stand with Waller (57*). The two stands not only bailed Zimbabwe out of the trouble but puts them in a good position to think of a victory.