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Zimbabwe stun Sri Lanka

by AP
11 Feb 2015 at 18:30hrs | Views

Sri Lanka's confidence took a big hit when Zimbabwe surpassed its total of 281-3 in only 45.2 overs, led by Hamilton Masakadza's unbeaten 117 from 119 balls in Lincoln, New Zealand.

Sri Lanka opens the tournament against New Zealand on Saturday in Christchurch.

At the Sydney Cricket Ground, Misbah-ul-Haq scored an unbeaten 91 as Pakistan beat England.

England won the toss and totaled 250-8, with Joe Root making 85 and Gary Ballance adding 57. But Pakistan reached 252-6 with seven balls to spare.

Pakistan, just behind England in the one-day rankings, opens its World Cup campaign on Sunday in Adelaide against neighbor and chief rival India.

Dimuth Karunaratne top-scored with 58 in Sri Lanka's 279-8 after winning the toss against Zimbabwe. Jeevan Mendis made 51 and Mahela Jayawardene and Lahiru Thirimanne both made 30, but none of the top-order batsmen were able to go on and make a big score.

Source - AP

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