Craig Ervine’s defiant century stands tall for Zimbabwe on opening day

A defiant century from Craig Ervine has taken Zimbabwe cricket team from 70/4 to 344/8 at Stumps on day 1 at Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Friday (July 14) against Sri Lanka.

Zimbabwe 344 for 8 (Ervine 151*, Raza 36, Waller 36, Herath 4-106) vs Sri Lanka (Day 1)

Craig Ervine was Zimbabwe’s star batsman on the opening date of the one-off Test, smashing a superb second Test century to drive his team in strong position, and himself to 151 not out.

Zimbabwe ended the day at 344 for 8, when at one time, it appeared as if 200 might be a struggle.

Earlier, Veteran Off-spinner Rangana Herath dismissed Zimbabwe’s top order and grabbed four wickets while Asela Gunaratne took two wickets. Herath conceded more than a hundred runs for his four wickets.

Zimbabwe is playing their one-off test match against Sri Lanka after the host 3-2 in the recently concluded One-day series.

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