SLvsZIM: Lanka in control against in Zimbabwe at HarareJanuary 22, 2020
- Angelo Mathews and Kusal Mendis both struck measured half-centuries as Sri Lanka reached 295 for four at
closeof play on a stodgy third day of the first Test against Zimbabwe in Harare on Tuesday.
- Mendis battled his way to 80 while former skipper Mathews was far from fluent in reaching 92 not out from 253 balls as Sri Lanka closed 63 runs in arrears
onthe first innings with six wickets in hand.
- With two days remaining, the visitors appear to hold the upper
hand althoughthe pitch looks likely to have the final say. The Sri Lankan batsmen struggled hard all day to impose themselves, scoring 82 in the morning, 81 in the afternoon and 90 in the evening while losing a single wicket in each session.