The Sri Lankans began preparations for the upcoming ODI series against the Taibu-less Zimbabwe by playing a 4 day game against some random team, that probably wont last more than 2.
Flyslips own Splendid Mendis was once again in fine form bagging the easiest 4fer in his career.
At one point Ajantha bowled with his eyes closed in an effort to make the game more interesting.
It resulted in 2 batsmen getting bowled.
Fernando who we lovingly call ‘sharapova’ for that well timed grunt at delivery stride struck early and Zimbabwe went into a nose dive.
Ending up with 159. Which is still better than England.
Udawatte provided the early life in the Sri Lankan innings, by edging one. He was later called back when he found out that the Zimbabweans had dropped it.
Upul Tharanga, also had a good day at the office. Following on from his heroics in SA earlier this year he helped Sri Lanka end the day with just over a 100 runs to get with all 10 in the shed.
So by all counts it seems this series is wide open as predicted by me here.