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Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 1st T20I Highlights 2024


Cricket  •  15 Jan, 2024  •  1,52,311 Views  •  ⭐ 4.9

Written by Anand Swami


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In a thrilling encounter, Sri Lanka clinched a narrow victory over Zimbabwe in the first T20I on January 14, 2024. Chasing a modest target set by Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka won by 3 wickets, thanks to significant contributions from Angelo Mathews and Dasun Shanaka.

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Sikandar Raza, the Zimbabwean skipper, shone with both bat and ball, but his efforts were not enough to prevent the loss. This match was a rollercoaster of emotions, showcasing the unpredictable nature of T20 cricket.

Angelo Mathews' Stellar Comeback

Angelo Mathews
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Angelo Mathews marked his return to T20I cricket after a three-year hiatus with a remarkable performance. His innings of 46 runs off 38 balls were pivotal in Sri Lanka's chase of Zimbabwe's total. Displaying a blend of aggression and composure, Mathews took responsibility to anchor the innings.

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His ability to find gaps and convert crucial runs under pressure was a testament to his experience and class. His innings laid the foundation for Sri Lanka's eventual triumph, proving that his return to the format was both timely and impactful for the Sri Lankan side.

Dasun Shanaka's Valuable Contribution

Dasun Shanaka and Angelo Mathews
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