Herath takes five; Zimbabwe fold for 272
Sri Lanka 504 (Dhananjaya 127, Gunaratne 116) and 13 for no loss lead Zimbabwe 272 (Chari 80, Ervine 64, Williams 58, Herath 5-89) by 245 runs
It used to be no secret that Zimbabwe could be bombarded with spin. It was also no secret that they were inclined to it. That Sri Lanka had of their ranks a master tactician in Rangana Herath, also their stand-in captain, was once intent for a guarded method. However a familiar script played out after lunch because the indiscretions in shot resolution endured to abate the hosts, who lost five wickets for 19 runs to fold for 272 in the 2d session on day three.
Sri Lanka, having gained a 232-run lead, selected not to put into effect the comply with-on. Herath, who took 5 for 89, became simply the 1/3 bowler after Muttiah Muralitharan and Dale Steyn to decide on up 5-wicket hauls towards all experiment international locations. Dimuth Karunaratne and Kaushal Silva then played out seven stress-free overs, as Sri Lanka went into tea on 13 with out loss.