The Highest Successful chase by Sri Lanka in Test in 2017

The Highest Successful chase by Sri Lanka in Test in 2017

2017, The Highest Successful chase by Sri Lanka in Test

On this day during on July 18, 2017, Sri Lanka made the highest successful chase in Test. Sri Lankan cricket test team chases 388 runs against Zimbabwe at Colombo (RPS). Further, it became the highest successful chase by Sri Lanka in Test. However, it also the highest successful run chase by any team in a Test in Asia.

Highest successful run chase

Zimbabwe captain Cremer won the toss and elected to bat first. Zimbabwe scored 356 and 377 runs in both innings. Craig Ervine scored 160 runs in 1st innings and Sikandar Raza scored 127 runs in 2nd innings and it was his maiden Test century. Meanwhile, Rangana Herath took 5 and 6 wickets in both innings.

Sri Lanka scored 349 and 391 runs in both innings. Upul Tharanga scored 71 runs and Niroshan Dickwella scored 81 runs. Graeme Cremer took 5 and 4 wickets in both innings.

Asela Gunaratne became the Player of The Match. Sri Lanka chased down 388 and won by 4 wickets.


Further, in this test match both team set few records. Dinesh Chandimal became the 15th Sri lanka test captain and won his first test match. Player of The Series Rangana Herath (SL) became the fifth bowler to take 30 five-wicket hauls in Test with his 2 five-wicket hauls.

Graeme Cremer (Zim) took his first five-wicket haul and he becoming the first captain of Zimbabwe to take one in Test. Zimbabwe’s score of 344 runs on day 1, It was most runs they had made in a single day of a Test.

Previous highest successful run chase

Sri Lankan previous highest successful run chase was 352 runs against South Africa in 2006.


1st Innings

Zimbabwe 356/10 (94.4 Ov)
Craig Ervine 160 (256)
Malcolm Waller 36 (39)

Rangana Herath 116/5
Asela Gunaratne 28/2

Sri Lanka 346 (102.3 Ov)
Upul Tharanga 71 (107)
Dinesh Chandimal 55 (100)

Graeme Cremer 125/5
Sean Williams 62/2

2nd Innings

Zimbabwe 377/10 (107.1 Ov)
Sikandar Raza 127 (205)
Malcolm Waller 68 (98)

Rangana Herath 133/6
Dilruwan Perera 95/3

Sri Lanka 391/6 (114.5 Ov)
Niroshan Dickwella 81 (118)
Asela Gunaratne 80* (151)

Graeme Cremer 150/4
Sean Williams 146/2


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