Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe: Craig Ervine hits unbeaten 151, Herath takes four

Dinesh Chandimal has served as deputy to Angelo Mathews and has also led Sri Lanka in T20

Dinesh Chandimal has served as deputy to Angelo Mathews and has also led Sri Lanka in T20

The 31-year-old ended the first day of the one-off Test unbeaten on 151, having cracked 13 fours and a six.

Malcolm Waller also added 36 before becoming wily spinner Herath's fourth victim and Ervine raised his bat to celebrate a second Test century after sweeping his 146th ball for a single. "We want to regroup and restructure and move forward".

"He has quit the captaincy from all three forms of the game", the official said on condition on anonymity, referring to Test, one-day worldwide and twenty20 formats of cricket. "I'm very thankful for the job that Angie [Angelo Mathews] has done for us".

Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, Live Scores and Updates, 1st Test Day 1: Zimbabwe have won the toss and they're batting first. The duo put together 26 runs to try and steady Zimbabwe.

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Herath sent back openers Regis Chakabva for 12 and Hamilton Masakadza for 19 to rattle the Zimbabwe top-order at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

Rangana Herath was the pick of the home bowlers with four for 106.

Asela Gunaratne scalped two wickets while Lahiru Kumara and Dilruwan Perera picked a wicket each. "But this is Test cricket and I have got to give credit to Craig Ervine", Sri Lankan manager Asanka Gurusinha said.

Graeme Cremer's Zimbabwe are on a high after their victory in the one-day series this week.

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