Experts react after Zimbabwe register historic ODI series win over Sri Lanka

A sensational fifth and final ODI between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe went down to the wire at Hambantota, and it was the less fancied African side that prevailed in the end by three wickets.

Zimbabwe, who won the toss and elected to field, restricted the home side to just 203/8 in their fifty overs, thanks to an excellent bowling performance by Sikander Raza. The away side got off to a flyer, with their opening partnership scoring 92 runs. Hamilton Masakadza went on to score 73, before being dismissed in the 24th over. Sri Lanka staged a stunning comeback, with Akila Dananjaya and Lasith Malinga, reducing Zimbabwe to 175/7. But captain Graeme Cremer and Sikandar Raza battled the pressure and got their side home with three wickets and 12 overs to spare.

This is Zimbabwe’s first ODI series win over a Test playing side since 2001. Here are some of the best reactions after the historic 3-2 series win!

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