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Tendai Chisoro's player of the match performance against West Indies helped Zimbabwe progress to the final of the Tri-Nation seriesgetty

Zimbabwe take on Sri Lanka in the final of the Zimbabwe Tri-Nation Series at the Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo, on Sunday (27 November).

Where to watch

Match starts at 7.30am GMT. There is no live coverage of the game in the UK. Users registered with Ten Network can click here for live coverage of the game online.

Overview

Zimbabwe, who have had a disappointing run in International cricket off late, finally had some reason to smile as they registered their first win of the tournament beating West Indies by five runs via the Duckworth/Lewis method.

The win not only gave them the extra confidence but also ensured their progress into the final of the tournament with eight points from four games as compared to West Indies who eventually finished with seven points from their full complement of games.

Batting first the hosts put on 218 runs in 49 overs and that they got there was thanks to the brilliance of Sikandar Raza who scored an unbeaten 76 runs while Tendai Chisoro smashed 42 off just 35 balls.

Chisoro then starred with the ball, picking up two crucial wickets to limit the visitors batsman to just 124 of 27.3 overs, eventually winning the game by five runs thanks to the D/L method. Coach Heath Streak will expect the same fight from his team on Sunday as Zimbabwe look for a rare limited overs series win against International opposition.

Their opponents on the day Sri Lanka come into the final after scraping past West Indies in their final group game by one run, but are the definite favourites to win on Sunday.

The Islanders, who are fielding a relatively weak outfit due to a number of injuries to senior players, have clicked as a unit with both their batsman and bowlers coming into form. In Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Mendis and skipper Upul Tharanga, Sri Lanka have batsman who are capable of winning matches on their day while the bowling led by seamer Nuwan Kulasekera have been efficient if not spectacular.

While the home crowd would cheer for Zimbabwe, an upset here looks unlikely with the visitors expected to go home with a trophy to their name.

Prediction

Sri Lanka to win

Team news

Zimbabwe

Possible XI: Brian Chari, Chamu Chibhabha, Hamilton Masakadza, Craig Ervine, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams, Peter Moor (wk), Graeme Cremer (c), Donald Tiripano, Tendai Chisoro, Chris Mpofu.

Sri Lanka

Possible XI: Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga (c), Shehan Jayasuriya, Asela Gunaratne, Sachith Pathirana, Nuwan Kulasekara, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal.