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Alfred Mothoa (2/22) and Junior Dala (2/49) were also successful after the Titans had won the toss and elected to bowl first in what was the final match of the year for both sides.
His explosive 165-run opening stand with Lokesh Rahul, who made 89, took the steam out of the Sri Lankan attack.
New Zealand at home is a formidable proposition in any case, and given the dominance, it has established in the Windies’ tour so far.
He scored an unbeaten 82 on debut in Brisbane, also featuring in victories in Adelaide and Perth.
There were 40 overs remaining before the close when the Zimbabweans started their second innings against a team consisting mainly of players from South Africa.
AB De Villiers’ last Test was against England at SuperSport Park during January 2016 while Dale Steyn has been recovering from a serious shoulder injury.
This will be the only warm-up match for the Zimbabweans ahead of a once off day-night test against South Africa from December 26 to 29
AB De Villiers placed second behind India’s Virat Kohli.
Australia dismissed England for 218 in their second innings before tea to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.
Showers and overnight water damage to the pitch prevented any play in the first session, raising England's hopes of remaining alive in the series.
Australia took a 259-run lead in the first innings declaring at 662/9. England were still trailing by 127 runs when stumps were called early after a rain-interrupted final session.
England number five Dawid Malan was 28 not out, with wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow on 14 at the WACA.
Chris Morris led a stellar bowling performance as the Titans stormed to a third successive Ram Slam T20 Challenge title with a crushing seven-wicket win over the Dolphins.
Australia lead the series 2-0 and can regain the Ashes with victory at the WACA Ground
Steve Smith appeared to toy with the English bowlers at times as he notched his second century of the series.
Australia's desperation for an early breakthrough showed with a poor review to try to remove Dawid Malan.
Malan's unbeaten 110 helped the tourists to breathe life back into their Ashes defence by countering hostile bowling on a bouncy WACA Ground wicket.
New Zealand Cricket said Colin de Grandhomme was travelling to Zimbabwe to be with his family and would be replaced by Doug Bracewell in the squad against West Indies.
They were successful to a point, having added 63 for the third wicket before Markram (1/30) broke the stand.
All seven matches were delayed by rain when the first round of 50 overs matches were played on the fourth day.
'Our bowling effort in the past competitions has been in the 90 percent bracket,' Prince said.
Two-nil down to Australia after defeats in Brisbane and Adelaide, England must at least cobble a draw at the WACA to keep the five-match series alive.
Australia have beaten England in their last seven matches at the WACA and with the hosts' pacemen licking their lips, it may take something truly special from Joe Root's men.
West Indies folded to be nine for 203 at tea on day four with Sunil Ambris retired hurt and unable to continue batting. would like to send you push notifications.
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