PallikelSri Lanka lost to Zimbabwe in the second ODI despite captain Dashun Shanaka (102) hitting a century. With this, they have leveled 1-1 in the 3-match ODI series. Batting first in the match, Zimbabwe scored 302 runs for 8 wickets. In reply, the host Sri Lankan team could score only 280 runs for the loss of 9 wickets. She remained 22 runs away from the target. Zimbabwe team batted first at Pallikel International Cricket Stadium. T. Caetano (26) and Chakabwa (47) shared a 59-run partnership for the first wicket and gave the team a good start. After this, captain Craig Irvine made 91 runs in 98 balls with the help of 10 fours, Reza 56 and Sean Williams played an innings of 48 runs and contributed significantly to the team reaching 302 runs. For Sri Lanka, Vandersay took the most 3, Nuan Pradeep 2, while Thikshana and Karunatne took one wicket each. In reply, the Sri Lankan team did not start well and lost 4 wickets while reaching 63 runs. After this, Kamindu Mendis (57) and captain Dasun Shanaka (102, 94 balls, 7 fours and 4 sixes) took the team and brought excitement to the match. However, after that wickets kept falling at regular intervals and Sri Lanka continued to lag behind in the match. In the end, she was 22 runs away from victory. Chatara and Blessing took 3 wickets each, while Wesley-Richard took one wicket each.
[Attribution to NBT]