Streak strikes for Zimbabwe

Cricket Sri Lanka 290-7 v Zimbabwe
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Heath Streak dismissed Arjuna Ranatunga, the Sri Lankan captain, and Romesh Kaluwitharana in the space of three balls to give Zimbabwe the initiative on the first day of the first Test in Colombo.

After electing to bat on a grassless pitch, Sri Lanka were reduced to 4 for 2 before Ranatunga and Kaluwitharana shared a partnership of 142 for the sixth wicket. Streak then swung the game back towards Zimbabwe when he took the second new ball and quickly accounted for both batsmen.

(Sri Lanka won toss)

SRI LANKA - First Innings

R S Mahanama lbw b Streak 4

S T Jayasuriya c Evans b Olonga 0

A P Gurusinha c Olonga b Strang 52

P A de Silva b Strang 35

H P Tillakaratne c A Flower b Olonga 20

*A Ranatunga lbw b Streak 75

R S Kaluwitharana c and b Streak 71

H D P K Dharmasena not out 16

W P U C J Vaas not out 3

Extras (lb6, nb7, w1) 14

Total (for 7, 90 overs) 290

Fall: 1-4, 2-4, 3-53, 4-105, 5-128, 6-270 7-271.

To bat: M Muralitharan, K J Silva.

Bowling: Streak 17-5-41-3, Olonga 14-2-46-2, G Whittall 9-1-31-0, Strang 29-3-88-2, A Whittall 11-3-35-0, Evans 6-0-27-0, G Flower 4-1-16-0.

ZIMBABWE: *A D R Campbell, A Flower, G W Flower, C N Evans, H H Streak, P A Strang, C B Wishart, M H Dekker, G J Whittall, H R Olonga, A Whittall.

Umpires: S Bucknor (WI) and B C Cooray (SL).