Tharanga’s unbeaten century extends Lanka advantage

first_img(REUTERS)-Opener Tino Mawoyo scored an unbeaten 41 as Zimbabwe reached 88 for one at stumps at the end of the second day of the first Test against Sri Lanka yesterday.Replying to Sri Lanka’s first innings tally of 537 at the Harare Sports Club, Mawoyo and veteran Hamilton Masakadza, who scored 33 not out, were digging in as Zimbabwe ended the day trailing by 449 runs.Opener Brian Chari was dismissed lbw for five off the bowling of stand-in skipper Rangana Herath.Upal Tharanga finished 110 not out when Sri Lanka were finally dismissed in the final session yesterday, putting Zimbabwe into bat for 23 overs at the end of the day.Tharanga played a patient innings to record a second Test ton after starting the day on 13 not out with Sri Lanka 317-4.Zimbabwe took a single wicket in the opening session but restricted the run rate on a docile wicket before grabbing three more in the second session including that of Asela Gunaratne, who scored 54 on debut.The hosts dropped several catches as Sri Lanka were finally all out after 155 overs with Kusal Perera having contributed a maiden test century on Saturday for the injury-ravaged visitors who are without injured captain Angelo Matthews and his deputy Dinesh Chandimal, plus several key bowlers.The 26-year-old Perera, in his eighth Test appearance, hit 110 off 121 balls. Zimbabwe captain Graeme Creamer finished with four wickets for 142 runs.SRI LANKA 1st innings (Overnight: 317-4)D. Karunaratne c Mawoyo b Cremer 56K. Silva c Williams b Waller 94K. Perera c Waller b Cremer 110K. Mendis c Moor b Cremer 34U. Tharanga not out 110D. de Silva c Williams b Cremer 25A. Gunaratne c Cremer b Williams 54D. Perera run out (, Mpofu) 23R. Herath c Waller b Mumba 7S. Lakmal c Tiripano b Mpofu 7L. Kumara c Moor b Mpofu 0Extras (b-10 lb-7) 17Total (all out, 155 overs) 537Fall of wickets: 1-123 D. Karunaratne,2-198 K. Silva,3-282 K. Mendis,4-307 K. Perera,5-351 D. de Silva,6-450 A. Gunaratne,7-498 D. Perera,8-512 R. Herath,9-536 S. Lakmal,10-537 L. KumaraBowling: C. Mpofu 31 – 6 – 96 – 2,C. Mumba 24 – 2 – 101 – 1,D. Tiripano 26 – 7 – 71 – 0, G. Cremer 42 – 6 – 142 – 4,H. Masakadza 9 – 3 – 31 – 0, S. Williams 17 – 2 – 54 – 1,M. Waller 6 – 0 – 25 – 1.ZIMBABWE 1st inningsT. Mawoyo not out 41B. Chari lbw b Herath 5H. Masakadza not out 33Extras (b-4 w-5) 9Total (for 1 wickets, 23 overs) 88Fall of wickets: 1-21 B. ChariTo bat: C. Ervine, S. Williams, P. Moor, M. Waller, G. Cremer, D. Tiripano, C. Mumba, C. MpofuBowling: S. Lakmal 6 – 1 – 14 – 0, L. Kumara 4 – 0 – 34 – 0(w-5),R. Herath 9 – 1 – 29 – 1, D. Perera 4 – 0 – 7 – 0.last_img read more

Trackers drop weekend games to Peace River

first_imgScoring for the Trackers was Aiden Tegart as he netted both goals in the game. The N.E. B.C. and Yukon Trackers had their hands full this weekend as they took on the Peace River Royals. The Royals occupy first place in their division and it showed as the Trackers dropped both games against them by scores of 5-2 and 6-2.In Saturday’s game the Trackers fell behind early. Peace River opened the scoring midway through the first period, and tallied another two goals to lead 3-0 after the opening 20 minutes. The Royals added another goal in the second before the Trackers found the back of the net to make the score 4-1.The Trackers closed the gap to 4-2 with 11:49 left in the third period but that’s as close as they would get. The Royals added a final goal just under five minutes later to make the final 5-2.- Advertisement -Scoring for the Trackers were Kohlman Brinsky, and Nolan Lagace.In Sunday’s game the Trackers played better at the start but were unable to see it through the end. Peace River took the lead early in the game, however the Trackers tied the game with 12:47 left in the first. Peace River took the lead again however the Trackers continued to battle and tied the game at two.In the second period Peace River scored twice, and scored another two times in the third to make the final 6-2.Advertisementlast_img read more