Continuing their giant-killing spree, hosts Zimbabwe rode on Brendan Taylor's second ODI ton to pull off a spectacular eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka in an inconsequential match of the cricket tri-series on Thursday. With both the teams having already made it to the summit clash, today's match was of merely academic interest but Zimbabwe proved that their back-to-back wins against India was no fluke as they upstaged Sri Lanka in the dress-rehearsal for Wednesday's final.
Put into bat, Sri Lanka got off to a flier, courtesy the 122-run stand between captain Tillakaratne Dilshan (78) and Upul Tharanga (69) but the Zimbabwe bowlers showed tremendous resilience to eventually bowl out the visitors for a modest 236 in 47.5 overs at the Harare Sports Club.
In Image: Sri Lankan batsman Upul Tharanga, left, plays a shot while Zimbabwean wicketkeeper Tatenda Taibu jumps, during the match against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club in Harare, Monday, June 7, 2010. Zimbabwe is hosting a triangular series featuring India and Sri Lanka.