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.
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