Watch Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 5th ODI live streaming from Hambantota 10th July 2017. Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka 5th ODI live cricket streaming official links, ball by ball live scores Zim vs SL. Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe live stream 5th ODI 2017.
Though Sri Lanka won two ODIs back to back after losing the first one against the minnows, they couldn’t really hold things in their favor in the 4th ODI where the Zimbabweans really came on top and leveled the series 2-2. It’s time for the 5th and final ODI between the two teams and Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe live streaming of cricket match will start on 9:45 local time and 4:15 GMT.
- Event: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe ODI Series 2017
- Match: 5th ODI
- Teams: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe
- Time: 09:45 local | 04:15 GMT
- Date: 10th July, 2017
- Venue: Hambantota
Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 5th ODI Live Streaming
Zimbabwe really have a great chance to win the ODI series against a side as good as Sri Lanka and all they have to do is to bat the way they have been batting in the series and for their bowlers to stick to the plan one last time and bowl in right areas. Sri Lanka will, however, be looking forward to pulling up something special so that they can end up on top one more time in the series.
Sri Lanka Strengths
Sri Lankan batsmen have been doing a great job right throughout the ODI series. Dickwella scored 102 and 116 in last two innings at the top and is all set to make another hundred in the next game. Gunathilaka also scored a hundred in 3rd ODI and played wonderfully for his 87 in the last game. If these two give a similar start to Sri Lanka, they will have a good chance to post another big total on the board. Other players in the batting department that they can rely on include Tharanga, Mathews and Mendis. They have played a few brilliant knocks in the series and what better stage they could have for another one than the series decider.
The bowlers will, however, have to plug the holes and come up with special performances. Malinga only bowled 4 overs in last match. He’ll have to do better next time. Besides, Sandakan will be the key for Sri Lanka as he has been troubling the opponent batsmen in the series right throughout.
Zimbabwe’s batting has been their strength in the series so far. Though they couldn’t bat well in the 2nd ODI but other than that it’s been a swift going for them. Both their openers, Mire and Masakadza, have got hundreds under their belt already in this series and will be expected to give them a solid start in the last game. Musakanda played the last two matches and looked in great form in his handy knocks of 48 and 30. Besides, Zimbabwe will be depending on Ervine, Williams and Sikandar Raza in the middle order as they have also contributed quite a lot in the series. Ervine was, in fact, the match-winner for them in the last ODI.
Their bowlers did a fine job to restrict Sri Lanka to 300 after first wicket partnership of 209 runs in the last game. But they will have to strike early in the next match to give themselves a chance against Sri Lanka. Chatara, Waller and Mpofu will be the key prospects with the ball for Zimbabwe as they have all been amongst wickets lately.