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2nd Test: Williams’ ton propels Zimbabwe to 352/6 on Day 1

Harare, Jan 27 (IANS) Sean Williams scored a hundred as Zimbabwe posted 352/6 against Sri Lanka on Day 1 of the 2nd Test here on Monday.

Williams scored 107 off 137 balls with the help of 10 fours and three sixes as Sikandar Raza (72) and Brendan Taylor (62) struck half centuries.

For the islanders, paceman Suranga Lakmal took two wickets as did Dhananjaya de Silva.

Williams scored his his second Test century and joined hands with Raza when the team were in a spot of bother at 133/4. The pair shared a 159-run stand which was broken by Lasith Embuldeniya as Raza found Angelo Mathews in the deep, who completed a diving catch.

Sri Lanka won the first Test of the two-match series by 10 wickets.

Brief scores: Zimbabwe 352/6 in 90 overs (Sean Williams 107, Sikandar Raza 72, Brendan Taylor 62; Suranga Lakmal 2/31, Dhananjaya de Silva 2/67) vs Sri Lanka

–IANS

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