Sri Lanka bowl out Zimbabwe for 356 on Day 2

Chandimal, Mathews steady after quick strikes

Chandimal, Mathews steady after quick strikes

Sri Lanka's spin spearhead Rangana Herath struck early as Zimbabwe were reduced to 38-3 after winning the toss and electing to bat first.

Chandimal replaced Angelo Mathews as skipper after the all-rounder stepped down following a humiliating one-day global series loss to Zimbabwe this week.

Debutant Tarisai Musakanda's (6) first spell at the crease proved to be short-lived, Lahiru Kumara getting the number three caught behind following a review after he was initially given not out by Ian Gould.

Craig Ervine and Sean Williams tried to stem the rot with a 32-run fourth-wicket partnership but off-spinner Dilruwan Perera broke the stand in his second over, claiming Williams for 22. He swept Herath for a single to achieve the feat.

Ervine battled on to reach 19 at the break with Sikandar Raza unbeaten on 17.

Dimuth Karunaratne was more subdued, batting on 23, but he and Tharanga put the pressure back on the visitors, trailing their first-innings total by 279 runs with all ten wickets intact.

Ervine, who surpassed his previous Test best of 146 against New Zealand in Bulawayo past year, built crucial partnerships including a 84-run fifth-wicket stand with Sikandar Raza (36). Towards the end of the day's play, the left-handed batsman stitched solid stands with the lower order to help his team past 300.

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