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Zimbabwe edge Sri Lanka in ODI cricket tie

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Zimbabwe beat Sri Lank by six wickets in the first of a five One-Day International (ODI) series played in the Sri Lankan city of Galle on Friday.Chasing a target of 317 runs in 50 overs, Zimbabwe sealed victory in the 48th over, scoring 322 runs for the loss of four wickets.

The home team – which won the toss and elected to bat first – had earlier managed only 316 runs for the loss of five wickets in the allotted 50 overs.

Right-handed batsman Solomon Mire top-scored for the Zimbabweans, smashing 112 runs off 96 balls to give the visitors their first-ever ODI victory against Sri Lanka on the island.

The next ODI tie between the two countries is on Sunday at the same venue while the remaining three ODIs will be played in Hambantota on July 6, July 8 and July 10.

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