Masakadza 117 stuns Sri Lanka in warm-up

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 - 18:45

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A Hamilton Masakadza ton led Zimbabwe to an upset victory over Sri Lanka in both teams' final warm-up before the World Cup, running down Sri Lanka's 279 with seven wickets in hand and 4.4 overs to spare.

Masakadza remained unbeaten on 117 from 119 balls, having forged hundred-stands with both Brendan Taylor and Sean Williams, who hit fifties.

Tillakaratne Dilshan and Angelo Mathews had got a hundred and a fifty respectively in the last warm-up match, and did not bat at Lincoln.

Both sides also chose to test the depth of their bowling resources instead of allocating full quotas to their frontline bowlers.